GeForce EN9600GSO video card
LibreOffice just updated on Dec 28, 2021 to 188.8.131.52
I have an issue with LibreOffice and at least two pdf readers FoxIt and PDF StudioViewer
Whenever I have a pdf reader installed other than the default Ubuntu reader, the computer freezes when I try to open LibreOfficeCalc.
I arrived at that conclusion by doing the following:
start the computer
Open Vivaldi and Thunderbird
then opening one program at a time, I do something with it and then I close it, everything works fine until I get to LibreOffice the computer locks up (mouse still works), wait for 30 mins until it unfreezes and restart computer.
Next time I repeat Vivaldi and Thunderbird every program one at the time, skipping LibreOffice and open Foxit, computer locks up.
Removed Foxit and reboot, repeat process and LibreOffice opens immediately no issues. Blaming FoxIt found PDFStudioViewer and repeated above process and LibreOffice freezes computer again. Removed PDFStudioViewer rebooted and LibreOffice works fine.
Not a very scientific method. I noticed in the log that file a failure was logged [TTM] Buffer Eviction Failed. This failure was logged at the time I was opening LibreOffice.
I have a laptop with Ubuntu 20.04 and Foxit and LibreOffice works fine there. I was blaming the video card because of the freeze I thought that for some reason my monitor was overtaxing my old computer, but Ubuntu 18.04 works fine and Windows works fine at 2560x1440 resolution.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
After 5 more hours of use, I tried to download a LibreOffice .ott file 1cm,paper.ott and the computer started to freeze again on and off for 23 minutes. I changed one of the monitors resolution to 2048x1156 and continued to use the computer for a while.
Log files showed that at 2:25 when the computer froze tracker-extract.service: Succeeded and a some 'org.freedesktop.Tracker1.Miner.Extract" were being requested at that moment.
Hope this helps.