Bug 97696 - FILEOPEN: MATE login session crashes when opening document in Calc
Summary: FILEOPEN: MATE login session crashes when opening document in Calc
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) rc
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-02-09 18:12 UTC by Jeenu Viswambharan
Modified: 2017-05-31 10:45 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Jeenu Viswambharan 2016-02-09 18:12:39 UTC
I had previously asked this question here https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/63175/libreoffice-calc-crashes-login-session/, but didn't receive any replies. I'm pasting the problem description here: 

I've a fresh installation of Linux Mint 17.3 MATE edition, and along with it came libreoffice (1:5.0.3~rc2-0ubuntu1~trusty2). My entire login screen crashes if I open Calc. Other programs like Writer appear to start up at least, but Calc brings down the entire login session. A suggested workaround that I found on the Internet was to use SAL_USE_VCLPLUGIN=gtk localc, but that didn't help either. I'm not sure if and where I can pick any logs of the crash, but if somebody can point me to that, I'm happy to share that.
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2016-02-12 08:59:15 UTC
Can you please ask for debugging help on the MATE forum: http://forums.mate-desktop.org/

I found debugging instructions for caja, but not for your "login": http://wiki.mate-desktop.org/applications:caja
Comment 2 Buovjaga 2016-03-02 21:13:21 UTC
Please test with 5.1.1, which will be released soon. https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Installing_in_parallel/Linux

Also, did you get debugging help from MATE?

Change back to UNCONFIRMED, if the problem persists. Change to RESOLVED WORKSFORME, if the problem went away.
Comment 3 Jeenu Viswambharan 2016-03-03 20:57:05 UTC
Just tested the release candidate, and it still makes the session crash.

My post on MATE forums has't received any answers yet: http://forums.mate-desktop.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3680&p=11436

I launched soffice from a tmux session, to which I attached after logging in again after the crash. The last message I could see there was 'X IO Error'.
Comment 4 Xisco Faulí 2016-09-30 11:56:31 UTC
Could you please provide the information asked in http://forums.mate-desktop.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3680&p=11436 ? Meanwhile, setting it as NEEDINFO
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2017-05-02 11:36:40 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2017-05-31 10:45:58 UTC
Dear Bug Submitter,

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