LibreOffice with Unity buggy?

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Sun Sep 23 10:10:43 UTC 2012

On 09/19/2012 12:13 PM, David Fletcher wrote:
> On Tue, 2012-09-18 at 04:14 -0400, Ric Moore wrote:
>> I've been using Linux since the Slackware floppy disk install days and
>> have had nary a problem with nVidia. So, I don't use anything else. I've
>> installed two new video boards in the last 6 months. Nary a burp in the
>> barrel. When I installed my new motherboard, I did have to edit my bios
>> to turn off the onboard graphic chipset and set it to the PCIe slot for
>> it to roll. Just another learning curve and nothing to do with the
>> viability of an addon video card. Ric
> Fact 1
> This computer used to work just fine until I upgraded to 12.04. Then the
> desktop became jumpy instead of smooth in operation, sometimes
> unresponsive, and LibreOffice spreadsheets in particular would screw up
> big time.
> Fact 2
> Since I tossed out the nvidia card a couple of days ago and installed a
> similar spec. (less than 20 quid, silent, fanless) AMD chipped card, the
> computer has been working perfectly again.
> Draw your own conclusions from the facts.

Simple, either you did not install your nVidia driver correctly or your 
/etc/X11/xorg.conf file was hosed somehow during your upgrade. Myself, I 
never "upgrade". Too many old crufty setup/conf files get left behind 
and Ubuntu can be a real moving target between versions. Nope, if I have 
a problem with my nVidia setup, which I have had in the past, it'll be 
because something wasn't set right in xorg.conf, and setting it right 
fixes it. Every time. Sorry you had a bad time. But, installing that AMD 
chipset meant you got some fresh config files and that worked. Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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