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Fatal error: context='shared' causes an exception [closed]

asked 2012-07-28 21:26:34 +0200

anonymous user


updated 2015-10-17 00:36:10 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

After one of Debian's safe-upgrades I ended up with this error window message.

LibreOffice 3.5 - Fatal Error (x-window title)

The application cannot be started. [context='shared'] caught unexpected exception!

I've uninstalled LibreOffice 3.5 and reinstalled using the *.deb packages provided in the download section, nothing changes. I've removed the .libreoffice directory in my home directory (as suggested by multiple posts), and noticed that libreoffice doesn't create it anymore, and the error persists.

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by Alex Kemp
close date 2015-10-17 00:36:21.026323


Since 3.5, LO uses ~/.config/libreoffice/3/user to save the user profile. So, just deleting ~/.libreoffice/3/user won't work for you.

tohuwawohu gravatar imagetohuwawohu ( 2012-07-29 21:14:08 +0200 )edit

Hi Anonymous, Please file a bug about this problem. The QA team will be happy to help you track down this issue! Thanks!

qubit gravatar imagequbit ( 2013-01-29 11:35:44 +0200 )edit

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answered 2013-02-21 08:16:50 +0200

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Hi Anonymous,

If upgrading to the latest release doesn't solve your problem, please file a bug. The QA team will be happy to help you track down this issue!

Please post a link to any bugs you file in a comment below using the format "fdo#123456".


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answered 2014-01-11 09:16:06 +0200

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updated 2014-01-11 09:17:05 +0200

had the same error and following tohuwawoho idea I just erased 2 directories from config directory using sudo rm -r ~/.config/libreoffice* and now it executes ok

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