ancient LibreOffice

Colin Law clanlaw at
Sat Oct 12 16:44:32 UTC 2013

On 12 October 2013 17:34, Liam Proven <lproven at> wrote:
> On 12 October 2013 17:24, Colin Law <clanlaw at> wrote:
>> Point taken, though I believe that is unusual.  Not that that is much
>> consolation if it happens to you :)
> Yup. :¬/
>> Alternatively then, create a 10GB partition and install it there to
>> give it a go.
> Oddly, and I don't know if this is relevant or not, I have done
> basically exactly this and installed the 13.10 daily build. It works,
> Unity and all. I have enabled the unity-system-compositor -- i.e. Mir
> -- and it is running fine, albeit with quite severe display corruption
> during movement. The mouse pointer leaves a trail inside little 1"
> boxes which disappear when it leaves them or stops moving; moving and
> resizing windows leads to massive flickering, big patches of
> black-and-white stripes and so on. It's not usable, but hey, it runs
> and Unity works, which is more than can be said of 12.10 or 13.04.
> I am waiting to see if the situation improves and the display problems
> disappear by the release version. If they do, I might obliterate the
> reinstalled copy of 12.04 and update - I actually like Unity and miss
> it when running Xubuntu. (This may involve learning how to remove Mir
> again. I don't currently know how to do that.)

Mir is not enabled by default in 13.10 and is not intended for other
than testing purposes.  You can disable it by commenting out the line
in /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/10-unity-system-compositor.conf, or you
can remove it by uninstalling unity-system-compositor and rebooting.
I have just disabled it so I can easily switch it back on for testing.


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