Bug 60429 - Error while running libreoffice4.0 : no suitable windowing system found, exiting.
Summary: Error while running libreoffice4.0 : no suitable windowing system found, exit...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium critical
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2013-02-07 16:37 UTC by Olivier DELHOMME
Modified: 2013-02-08 10:19 UTC (History)
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libreoffice4.0 launched with --strace (412.04 KB, text/plain)
2013-02-07 16:37 UTC, Olivier DELHOMME

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Description Olivier DELHOMME 2013-02-07 16:37:57 UTC
Created attachment 74364 [details]
libreoffice4.0 launched with --strace

I have both libreoffice 3.6.4 and installed on my system. 

Libreoffice 3.6.4 works like a charm. 

When launching libreoffice4.0 command it answers : "no suitable windowing system found, exiting." and nothing else.

I'm running on Centos 5.9 (2.6.18-348.1.1.el5) 64 bits with Xfce 4.4.2. SELinux is disabled.
Comment 1 tsalmon18 2013-02-08 07:48:35 UTC
Same problem running libreoffice 4.0 on sled 10 x86

No problem with libreoffice build 2sf5aff
Comment 2 Ivan Kuznetsov 2013-02-08 09:06:04 UTC
The same error with Oracle Linux 5.7 and kde 3.5.4 on i386
LibreOffice works fine
Comment 3 Ivan Kuznetsov 2013-02-08 09:44:50 UTC
It looks like libreoffice4.0 can't found libpixman-1.so.0 library file.
LibreOffice3.6 has own /opt/libreoffice3.6/program/libpixman-1.so.0 in libobasis3.6-core01-*.rpm. LibreOffice4.0 has just libpixman-1.so (no .0 suffix). 

LibreOffice4.0 starts successfully after making symlink libpixman-1.so.0 to libpixman-1.so manually:

cd /opt/libreoffice4.0/program
ln -s libpixman-1.so libpixman-1.so.0
Comment 4 Olivier DELHOMME 2013-02-08 10:19:00 UTC
I went to the same conclusion. Installing libpixman from source (http://www.cairographics.org/releases/) does work. 

Your solution to create the missing link is quicker and better I think. Thanks.

Please is it possible to include this link into the installation procedure ?