LibreOffice with Unity buggy?

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Tue Sep 4 09:05:35 UTC 2012

On 04/09/12 17:35, David Fletcher wrote:
> On Tue, 2012-09-04 at 17:00 +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:
>> On 04/09/12 16:43, David Fletcher wrote:
>>> On Mon, 2012-09-03 at 15:14 +0100, Liam Proven wrote:
>>>> Alternatively, see if you can run a command called "nvidia-settings".
>>> I can. It says, amongst loads of other stuff,
>>> Operating system Linux-x86_64
>>> NVIDIA Driver Version 295.40
>> The latest driver, BTW, is 304.37.
> I tried jockey-gtk. It said that driver 295.40 was the recommended
> version but there appeared to be a later one. Told it to activate the
> later one.
> My computer is still working, obviously, and now says I have driver
> version 295.49.

295.49 or 295.59? If it is 295.49 (I don't go that far back to confirm) 
then the next ones are


295.71 and now


>   Don't know if it's made any difference. We'll see I
> guess.
> The graphics card is now several years old, can't remember exactly.
> Maybe this is why the latest driver isn't being loaded?

I don't think so. If you are using 295.xx then your card is not that old.

It's the usual story: most distros do not provide upgrades to what was 
made available in a release and the only updates which are provided are 
security fixes/updates. So you won't get the very latest nVidia driver 
until possibly next year when Canonical releases the next Ubuntu.

I always compile my own nVidia driver but you cannot do so in 
Ubuntu/Kubuntu because you have to pass thru the eye of a needle to be 
able to do so :-( .

> Just tried loading a spreadsheet into LibreOffice,

Oh, BTW, the latest LO is 3.6.1 which I installed today :-) . (You 
download it from and install it yourself.)

>   at the same time as I
> had Evolution and Chrome working. It behaved itself, but sometimes it
> does and sometimes it doesn't so as I said above, we'll have to wait and
> see.......
> Dave


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