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asked 2012-03-16 06:48:46 +0100

JohnD gravatar image

updated 2015-10-15 15:22:23 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I updated from 3.5.0 to with no upgrade install problems noted. Edited a presentation - no problems. Tried to run the slide show and got lots of problems - blank screen, distorted text, no images.

Tried uninstall and cleaned out leftover program files, registry, etc. Reinstalled clean and had the same problems.

Uninstalled and cleaned again and reinstalled 3.5.0 - now it works.

Looks like a broke in 3.5.1 (Needs a little better regression testing ???) I saw nothing in the release notes that seems to be in this area.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

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answered 2012-03-16 15:20:50 +0100

khagaroth gravatar image

This is a bug with hardware acceleration in 3.5.1, if you disable it, the slideshows will work again.

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Thanks khagaroth - that "fixed" it! Hope this is a reported bug. It doesn't hurt on faster machines but I suspect those with slower configurations will see it.

JohnD gravatar imageJohnD ( 2012-03-18 00:48:26 +0100 )edit

fdo#46901 - SLIDESHOW shows characters too slim with Hardware Acceleration activated - cairo canvas used in error on windows (Status: RESOLVED FIXED, LO 3.5.3)

manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2012-05-21 10:22:18 +0100 )edit

answered 2012-03-16 08:51:48 +0100

Pedro gravatar image

Was that a pptx file?

Yes, LibreOffice does need more QA people to test for regressions (and bugs in general).
All hands are welcome! See how to contribute at

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No, it was not a pptx file - just plain old ordinary odf :)

JohnD gravatar imageJohnD ( 2012-03-18 00:49:50 +0100 )edit

Yes, I have noticed it was seriously broken between 3.5.0 and 3.5.1 and it's not related at all to the file formats

Pedro gravatar imagePedro ( 2012-03-18 03:18:38 +0100 )edit

answered 2012-03-17 16:36:28 +0100

So, how do you disable hardware acceleration in 3.5.1? No options to do so in any of the menus available (options, settings, etc.). Slide show does not show slides!

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Under menu Tools, Options, choose on the left list LibreOffice, View, and on the top right corner Graphics Output un-select "Use hardware acceleration"

Pedro gravatar imagePedro ( 2012-03-17 23:30:56 +0100 )edit

Thanks for the directions Pedro.

JohnD gravatar imageJohnD ( 2012-03-18 00:49:05 +0100 )edit

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