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Base 5.3.3.2 crashing when I try to access "tables"

asked 2017-07-08 04:15:11 +0200

derek_eu gravatar image

updated 2017-07-08 21:04:25 +0200

I am running LO Base 5.3.3.2 on Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS on a Mac Mini i7. I don't believe I have any issues with LO Calc, Writer, etc. But Base will not work: if I create a database, Base immediately crashes after making the .odb file. It does not matter if I register the database or not, or if I select the "open tables for editing" option or not.

Then, I reopen Base and try to open the file, and the screen lands by default on the "forms" panel. I can click on the "reports" and "queries" icons, but when I click on the "tables" icon, Base immediately closes. It's the same result if I click on "view", "database objects", "tables".

It will also immediately close if I try to open any of the "tasks" (create query / form in design view, etc.).

I saw previously that it is important to disable OpenGL and Hardware Acceleration, which I have done. This doesn't fix the problem. I have tried running updates in the Ubuntu software updater but that had no effect either. I have tried running Base in a couple different desktop environments (MATE, Unity), but no change in behavior. I have purged Libreoffice and reinstalled it, but nothing changed.

I am sort of a novice to Linux and Ubuntu, so I am not sure what else I can try at this point. Thanks in advance for any suggestions / help. Maybe I should try to downgrade my LO version? If that is a good idea then how would I do that?

UPDATE: If I go to "tools", "options", "internet", the moment I click on "MediaWiki" , Base will close immediately. Not sure how it's related but it's the same type of crash.

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answered 2017-07-08 04:38:14 +0200

Ratslinger gravatar image

From menu Tools->Options then under LibreOffice->Advanced insure Java option is checked & JRE is selected:

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If you have no JRE to select, one is not installed or it is the wrong one.

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No luck - I already have "use Java runtime environment " checked and I have the Oracle vendor, version 1.8.0_131.

derek_eu gravatar imagederek_eu ( 2017-07-08 20:56:46 +0200 )edit

You might also want to try resetting your user profile - see this post.

The only other possibility at this point is if you are using a distro version of LO. Have been occasional problems those.

Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2017-07-08 21:33:05 +0200 )edit

Hi. Did you ever get this resolved? I just installed Linux Lite and am having the same problem.

goedible gravatar imagegoedible ( 2018-03-20 06:43:44 +0200 )edit
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