Bug 71295 - Cannot Open office files on smb network drives
Summary: Cannot Open office files on smb network drives
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2013-11-06 10:37 UTC by fornhamfred
Modified: 2013-11-24 10:55 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description fornhamfred 2013-11-06 10:37:49 UTC
I have been using Samba to open office files .xls, .doc, .txt with LO on my windows XP machine for years but now when I select the file in file manager LO does not load or give any error message. This is happening on two machines one running PcLinuxOS Mate 64 and the other LMDE Mate 64.

I have also a 32bit machine on the network which works fine with the same files.

I have installed Gnumeric and Abiword software and all files will open successfully with them.
Comment 1 Urmas 2013-11-06 16:16:35 UTC
Version 4.1.2 just terminates when opening "smb://" path in 64-bit Linux for me too.
Comment 2 Maxim Monastirsky 2013-11-24 10:55:26 UTC

I can't reproduce with LMDE MATE 64-bit fully updated, MATE desktop 1.6, LibreOffice Tried with and without 'gvfs-fuse' package installed. Please make sure your installation is up to date, and you have 'gvfs-backends' and 'libreoffice-gnome' packages installed. If you still have troubles, try to remove 'gvfs-fuse' package (or wait for your distribution to update to 4.1, which should ignore 'gvfs-fuse' mount).