LibreOffice under Lubuntu
phb at hbsys.plus.com
Wed Sep 24 21:38:02 UTC 2014
On 24/09/14 21:56, Israel wrote:
> On 09/24/2014 03:18 PM, John Hupp wrote:
>> On 9/24/2014 3:57 PM, Peter Hillier-Brook wrote:
>>> Hello All,
>>> I've encountered a problem with running LibreOffice (4.4.0.x) on a fresh
>>> installation of Lubuntu 14.04, in that text only paints as the mouse
>>> moves over it and mainly, but not always disappears as the mouse moves
>>> away. My machine is only an old toy (Pentium III) so this is not a
>>> serious problem, but I would like to understand it.
>>> Any thoughts, anyone.
>>> Peter HB
>> A shot in the dark, but I encountered some odd effects vaguely like
>> that on a machine with a video card that was not fully supported
>> anymore. In short, this could be a video driver issue. But if so I
>> think it likely that you would see some other effects outside of
>> LibreOffice as well. If such things *only* occur in LibreOffice, then
>> the cause is probably elsewhere.
> Hi Peter,
> I agree with John, it sounds like a graphics card issue. Did you
> install LibreOffice through the normal channels?
> I too am running 14.04.
> When I run:
> apt-cache policy libreoffice-writer
> I get:
> Installed: 1:126.96.36.199-0ubuntu1
> Candidate: 1:188.8.131.52-0ubuntu1
> So I have 4.2 rather than 4.4 so You may have a strange version installed.
> I suggest installing Libreoffice from the repos.
> sudo apt-get install libreoffice
> or find it in your graphics package manager of choice.
Thanks for the suggestions. I always install the "real thing" from
libreoffice.org as I lack confidence in the repos' modifications to the
designers' intentions. However I must apologise for the typo; the
current version is 4.3.1, not 4.4.
As suggested above, it could be a graphics card issue, but all other
programs display just fine.
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