LibreOffice under Lubuntu

Rafael Laguna rafaellaguna at
Thu Sep 25 18:36:42 UTC 2014

No offense. Just I'm listening too much lately that Canonical repos has 
"modified" apps and that's not true. If some doesn't work we can blaim 
the dependencies, of course.

But don't worry, my "designer honor" is intact :D


Rafael Laguna
Lubuntu Artwork Team

On jue, 25 sep, 2014 at 6:57 , Peter Hillier-Brook <phb at> 
> On 25/09/14 01:56, Israel wrote:
>>  On 09/24/2014 04:38 PM, Peter Hillier-Brook wrote:
>>>  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:
>>>>  libreoffice-writer:
>>>>    Installed: 1:
>>>>    Candidate: 1:
>>>>  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
>>> 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.
>>>  Peter HB
>>  Hi Peter,
>>  if all other applications work just fine, then I would think that 
>> the
>>  issue is that the website's package is missing some essential
>>  modifications that the Ubuntu packagers make so it 'just  works' in 
>> the
>>  Ubuntu derivatives.  I'd suggest you try the repo version and see 
>> if the
>>  issue is still present.
>>  Otherwise, you might look for a PPA for the program, as there are 
>> most
>>  likely specific modifications that need to be made to the packaging 
>> for
>>  Ubuntu.
> That's a good thought. Next time I fire up the m/c in question I'll 
> give
> the repository version a try.
> Peter HB
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