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asked 2013-06-04 21:21:12 +0200

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updated 2013-06-11 15:11:16 +0200

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Libre office crashes every-time i click on one of the tabs such as file, edit, view and so on. The dropdown menu opens for a sec and then all the open office apps crash. I am using ubuntu 12.10. Please help me correct this problem as this is affecting my work.

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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by bjoern-michaelsen
close date 2014-05-23 15:23:23.448734


Which version of LO? Where was it installed from i.e., Ubuntu PPA or as a download from LO website? There have also been known User Profile issues that cause similar behaviour. Try moving your registrymodifications.xcu file elsewhere and then starting LO.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2013-06-05 04:54:51 +0200 )edit

I have experienced the same problem. But when I upgraded Ubuntu to 13.04 the problem is gone, but the dropdown menus are now very slow, takes 3-4 seconds.

Kunjomachen gravatar imageKunjomachen ( 2013-06-05 14:36:36 +0200 )edit

I renamed the user profile as user-old and a new profile was generated called user but that too did not fix that problem. I am using I think i have got this from a PPA but before that there was an unsuccessful installation which might be causing this problem, but that was a while back and it is just now that these problems are comming up.

inderjeet singh gravatar imageinderjeet singh ( 2013-06-05 18:12:41 +0200 )edit

Hi could you please tell me where this file is registrymodifications.xcu

inderjeet singh gravatar imageinderjeet singh ( 2013-06-05 19:30:47 +0200 )edit

The file is in the User Profile directory. Refer the link I provided above. The previous install may be causing issues, although if that too came from a PPA you should be OK. Perhaps try downloading the LO website version and install that to see if it makes a difference. Uninstall you existing PPA version first though. I have had nothing but problems with PPA versions, although they are required for Unity integration I believe.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2013-06-06 03:04:34 +0200 )edit

Ubuntu 12.10 is EOL. Please update.

bjoern-michaelsen gravatar imagebjoern-michaelsen ( 2014-05-23 15:23:11 +0200 )edit

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answered 2013-06-08 09:41:01 +0200


I have the exact same problem. When I hit any of the menus, they are empty and after a few more seconds, LO shuts down.

I also run LO on Ubuntu 12.10 and have installed LO via a ppa. The problem occurred after I got an update from 4.0.2 to 4.0.3. I have tried to delete the registrymodification file mentioned above to no avail. I have also tried to delete the libreoffice folder in the .config folder, equally without success. I saw that there have been similar problems with 12.04 and that there has been a patch for 12.04, but not for 12.10. See:

Note, that this occurs in connection with Unity. Under gnome I don't have any problems. Then the menus are displayed correctly and I can choose from them without LO closing down.

Upgrading to 13.04 is not an option for me because of the newly shortened support cycle for non-LTS-versions.

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answered 2013-06-05 08:02:48 +0200

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Maybe you have some old version of LibreOffice with Unity integration which was pure in previous versions of LibreOffice. So if not on LibreOffice 4.x (see Help | About) then I suggest to install it. Instructions:

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Got the latest version!!

inderjeet singh gravatar imageinderjeet singh ( 2013-06-05 18:13:54 +0200 )edit

answered 2013-06-05 14:41:57 +0200

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updated 2013-06-05 14:49:32 +0200

Try upgrading Ubuntu to 13.04. I have experienced the same problem. When I upgraded to 13.04 the problem is gone, but now the dropdown menus are very slow, takes 3-4 seconds, else fine.

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I really like 12.10. I tried 13 but there were too many features which i liked which were not there.

inderjeet singh gravatar imageinderjeet singh ( 2013-06-05 18:13:31 +0200 )edit

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