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Why does the screen persistently keep freezing when saving documents or effecting corrections? [closed]

asked 2015-01-17 21:08:37 +0100

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updated 2020-08-13 10:54:22 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I use Ubuntu 14.04 and when saving documents with Libre Office, the screen freezes and turns dark.

Libre Office Version: Build ID: 420m0(Build:2)

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I am having a similar problem and have just posted about it.

My system freezes (mouse is responsive but nothing happens, and CPU has one core maxed out whilst office.bin (whatever it is) goes nuts. I usually have to do a full restart.

Sometimes LO Writer calms down and I can continue working.

I'm using Fedora 20, and my wife uses Ubuntu and is also experiencing the same problem. I'm unable to downgrade to the previous package as it seems to have been 'removed?'..

Just FYI


SittingScribe gravatar imageSittingScribe ( 2015-02-10 22:52:22 +0100 )edit

I am also having the same problem. In my situation, IT IS NOT: 1. the amount of ram - i have 16gb of ram 2. the cpu -- it is 4.00 ghz 3. the hard drive -- I have more than 2TB of empty space 4. the cores - I have 8 cores -- and usually 2 of them are alternately maxed out 5. Windows -- I am also on a Ubuntu 14.04 machine 6. that the file was created in a different program -- these are .ods files 7. the file is too large - less than 500k HELLO? ALMOST 6 MOS SINCE THIS QUESTION POSTED!!

Sudeten gravatar imageSudeten ( 2015-07-17 22:45:59 +0100 )edit


Sudeten gravatar imageSudeten ( 2015-07-17 22:47:24 +0100 )edit

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answered 2017-02-17 20:00:11 +0100

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People responding here are volunteer users, not paid support staff.

How big is the file? If over 50 MByte expect a long save time.

How big are your images? If you have 6, 10 or 20 million pixels images; or if you have pasted JPG files to LO, the image files will be huge.

Are you saving to a network disk? The save process continues long after the dotted line has crossed the bottom of the screen and this can extend to 30 seconds or more for a large file saved to a network disk.

Boot the PC in Safe Mode. Does it still do it?

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I'm not the one who asked, but four years later this is still a problem for me. It's a 500 kb spreadsheet, no images in it, local hard drive, and similarly to a comment above, hardware is not the bottleneck. Calc freezes up for 8-10 seconds on every save.

Piano gravatar imagePiano ( 2019-03-16 15:22:25 +0100 )edit

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