I am using OpenSuse 13.1
Yesterday I started having problems with libreoffice 4.3.1 where it would crash and also crash the desktop back to the login prompt when inserting the 4th slide in a presentation. Then libreoffice wouldnt start at all. Starting from the command prompt - it just sits there - no output and no error messages.
Tried reinstalling LibreOffice 4.3.1 via Yast - wouldn't start.
Ended up installing apache openoffice which also wouldnt start.
Then uninstalled 4.3.1 and openoffice and installed libreoffice 4.3.2 via rpms as re-installation of 4.3.1 wouldnt run (at least using Yast)
I now have 4.3.2 running now but the problem of it crashing and crashing the desktop on inserting the 4th slide is still there. I thought it might be a problem with my presentation but exactly the same happens on a blank presentation. 4th slide crashes it and the desktop so definitely severe and unusable. Spreadsheet seems fine - havent tried other apps
Not directly related to this but changes to the system yesterday :
- Tried installing import.io which needed oxygen-theme (this was a tar not an rpm). Installed gtk3-oxygen-theme via yast - didnt get import.io working so removed it using Yast
Could you rename your LO directory profile (see https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/UserProfile#GNU.2FLinux) and give it a new try?
This is probably environment specific. Suggestions:
1. Try resetting profile as suggested;
2. Get a trace on the crash: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/How_to_debug#Debugging_with_gdb
If resetting the profile doesn't help, please try to get a crash report using the above instructions and set the bug to UNCONFIRMED. Thanks
On pc Debian x86-64 with Virtualbox and Linux Mint 17 32 bits Cinnamon, I don't reproduce this with master sources updated today.
I just used "Insert slide" 4 times.
(I built with enable-dbgutil)
Replacing the user profile did not solve.
I have found a temporary workaround - the presentation file didnt have an odp extension. I renamed it - editting this only crashes if I insert the 4th slide after the 3rd. If I insert a slide at the beginning and then can insert slides anywhere without it crashing.
I could not figure out how to do a gdb trace as when libreoffice crashes it takes out the desktop and therefore kills gdb too
The above environment for reproducing was debian. I am running OpenSuse 13.1 (64bit)
Just to be sure of the process,
1) you launch Impress
2) Menu Insert, select Slide
Repeat Step 2) 3 other times and it crashes?
I'm asking because I tested this on Ubuntu 14.10 32 bits, I still don't reproduce this.
I've managed to test which conditions cause this. If I insert 4 slides in succession (ie 1,2,3,4) it crashes taking the desktop with it. If I insert 2 slides then insert 2 slides between 1 and 2 it doesnt crash and then I can add additional slides with no problems (ie 1,3,4,2)
I removed the profile as suggested as problem still exists.
I couldnt get the trace thing to work in my environment.
For the test, could you give a try to brand new 4.3.4 (see http://linuxg.net/how-to-install-libreoffice-4-3-4-on-fedora-centos-opensuse-mageia-openmandriva-and-derivative-systems/)
I'm using openSuSE 13.2-x64 with LibreOffice 220.127.116.11 from the project-website and I could add as much slides as I want. Maybe the issue is with the rpm-package from the openSuSE repository.
If the package is from the project website (or the mirror network) please provide the details from the help-menue, info about LibreOffice.
No feedback since more than 6 months, let's put this one WFM.
Steve: if you can reproduce the crash with a recent LO version (4.4.5 or 5.0.1), please don't hesitate to reopen this tracker.
Zdeněk Crhonek committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
uitest Impress-rename,new slide ; tdf#85360
It will be available in 6.2.0.
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.