Bug 42293 - 10-second delay, wait, pause, freeze in splash screen start-up loading - All apps
Summary: 10-second delay, wait, pause, freeze in splash screen start-up loading - All ...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.3.2 release
Hardware: All Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-10-26 14:58 UTC by Carl Turney
Modified: 2015-06-17 12:28 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Carl Turney 2011-10-26 14:58:55 UTC

When I run a LibO application, the splash screen pauses or freezes (for about 10 seconds) when the progress bar reaches ~40% complete.

There is no disk activity at all during this time. i.e. It appears to be doing "nothing".

There was not such a =long= delay in starting LibO just a couple months ago.  Maybe a bug, or "feature", has been introduced in a recent version?

Note:  But if I run a second LibO application (e.g. Writer), while the first (e.g. Calc) is still running, the second app loads and runs almost immediately.

Thanks very much for striving to fix this.

Carl Turney, Melbourne, Australia
Comment 1 schreiber 2011-11-29 08:40:45 UTC
I can confirm this behaviour. Disabling logo in sofficerc leads to quick startup of Libreoffice. Tested on linux, LibO 3.3.4 (x64) and 3.4.4 (i386, x64).

Environment is a linux terminal server environment, LibO is displayed on a remote X display. Environment Debian Lenny or Squeeze. Packages from libreoffice.org as well as packages from squeeze backports are affected.

It can be reproduced on localhost through a bandwidth throttled ssh:

trickle -s -u 5000 -d 5000 -t 0.1 ssh -X localhost libreoffice --calc
Comment 2 Florian Reisinger 2012-01-22 04:27:51 UTC
Confirmed with LibO 3,5rc1 Ubuntu 10.04.3, x86_64
Comment 3 sasha.libreoffice 2012-02-06 05:16:57 UTC
Tools->Options  LibreOffice->Java "Use a Java runtime environment"
Enabled or Disabled?
Comment 4 schreiber 2012-02-06 07:00:46 UTC
Java is enabled. Tested versions:

On Lenny:
java version "1.6.0_18"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea6 1.8.10) (6b18-1.8.10-0~lenny2)
OpenJDK Server VM (build 14.0-b16, mixed mode)

On Squeeze:
java version "1.6.0_26"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_26-b03)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.1-b02, mixed mode)

To me it looks like a lot of painting in the progress bar is taking place which slows down startup.
Comment 5 sasha.libreoffice 2012-02-06 08:12:17 UTC
And if disable Java?
Comment 6 schreiber 2012-02-07 00:11:46 UTC
The behaviour does not change if I
- enable/disable java
- switch NativeProgress setting in sofficerc
Comment 7 Julien Nabet 2013-12-07 00:30:24 UTC
Any update with newer LO version? (last one is 4.1.3)
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2015-04-19 03:22:09 UTC
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Comment 9 Buovjaga 2015-06-17 12:28:27 UTC
Not reproduced.
Setting to WFM. Please set back to NEW, if this is still a problem for any of you.

Ubuntu 15.04 64-bit 
Build ID: 40m0(Build:2)
Locale: en_US