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I am running Fedora 18 with KDE desktop. I am now in the middle of a project and LibreOffice started crashing all the time. As soon as I start an instance of 'Writer' or 'Calc', they startup, and either crash immediately, or crash as soon as I move the mouse to the top menu.

I do not believe that the problem lies necessarily with those applications. I have reinstalled LibreOffice as well as Java, which I think is used by LibreOffice , at least for some functionality. But the problem persists. I don't know how to diagnose this. I get little pop-ups from KDE and the Automatic Bug Reporting tool. The message is

"A problem in libreoffice-core- package has been detected"

It also says libreoffice crashed. Process /usr/lib64/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin was killed by signal 11 (SIGSEGV)

To continue my work I am running LibreOffice in MS Windows on VirtualBox, but this is annoying and clumsy, and I hope I can somehow fix this, but frankly I have no idea how to go about it.

Any ideas anyone on how to proceed to diagnose this?

Thanks, Peter

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m.a.riosv gravatar imagem.a.riosv ( 2013-10-16 13:11:18 +0100 )edit

I have reset the user profile, but the crashes are still happening. The executable loads, recovers the previous document, but then as soon as I move my pointer to a menu, the windows disapears, and I get a message from KDE about 'a problem in the libreoffice-core- package has been detected. Its very frustrating.

Please help. LibreOffice ran fine for 10 month. Now it it unusable and I have no idea where to get help.

Thanks, Peter

peterritter gravatar imagepeterritter ( 2013-10-17 16:52:45 +0100 )edit

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answered 2013-10-18 10:32:48 +0100

peterritter gravatar image

OK, I solved my immediate problem by installing OpenOffice and uninstalling LibreOffice.

OpenOffice did not crash but did give me an error message, that some of the files I was trying to open were 'locked' since about a week ago. I wonder if this could have contributed to the LibreOffice problems, or whether they are a result of the LibreOffice problems.

Food for thought tor the LibreOffice Developers - hopefully there will be one reading this.

Thanks, Peter

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answered 2013-10-18 12:31:00 +0100

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Afaik, latest LO release is Did you try that? Also I suggest creating a bug report for this problem. Please attach any crash log available regarding this problem and or a certain file that produces the crash when being opened. Then QA will happily look into the issue.

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answered 2014-03-13 18:45:14 +0100

liju chacko gravatar image

updated 2014-03-13 18:46:14 +0100

I am also facing same problem, Libreoffice 4.2 is not starting in KDE desktop. But in XFCE, LXDE and gnome desktop libreoffice is working properly.

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The original reporter has answered their own question and provided details about what was causing the problem (locked files). Please ask a new question for your issue, as the original question related to v3.6 and yours relates to v4.2. It sounds like a KDE-specific issue, but it is difficult to tell. Thanks.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2014-03-13 23:53:59 +0100 )edit

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