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Software & Applications / Re: LibreOffice Impress Slide Show freezing
« on: July 29, 2019, 01:58:04 pm »
Thanks, Mark -  I hadn't considered the architecture but have checked the installed version of LibreOffice and it is i386 as is Impress.  Yes, you're right Acer ZG5 is 32-bit.  LibreOffice 6.2.5 is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit machines as Linux deb or rpm based distros.

If 32-bit is not the issue then I'll try and generate a LO error log and report back.

[Update] Ran soffice in terminal with this output:
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[xcb] Unknown sequence number while processing queue
[xcb] Most likely this is a multi-threaded client and XInitThreads has not been called
[xcb] Aborting, sorry about that.
soffice.bin: ../../src/xcb_io.c:259: poll_for_event: Assertion `!xcb_xlib_threads_sequence_lost' failed.
This has not been reported before for Impress but other LibreOffice components such as Calc and Writer.  I've raised this on Ask LO so will leave this open for a while until I hear back.


I'm running LO on PO10 which I installed following the upgrade steps from PO9.  The machine is an Acer ZG5 with 1.5G RAM ten+ years old but still going strong!

Although I'm an occasional user of the LO suite I recently needed to run a PowerPoint presentation on my ZG5.  Although Impress seemed to render everything fine the problems started when I used the Slide Show function.  After a couple of the slides the presentation just froze and became unresponsive.  Using Alt-tab I reverted to edit mode and killed Impress with a warning the the application was busy and not responding.

Reproducing the problem I ran HTOP and coudn't see an unusual behaviour. Likewise searches for solutions drew a blank for this LO version and Ubuntu.  I did read that it might be graphic card related but there I'm out of my comfort zone...

Can anybody help resolve, please?

Solution: commandered an underused HP X360 11-K running W10 and installed LO - the freezing Slide Show now works fine!

Yes Mark, that worked - thank you!  Now the screen goes black on power save which is how I recall the behaviour before.  I'd certainly never seen the session lock screeen before on any POS before 10.

Yes, that's the one!  I have a couple of later screenshots showing error messages when Guest Session is selected (I think) that I can post if of interest.  Otherwise it all works fine if I use my superuser password.

I've upgraded three devices to POS10 as instructed above and all is going well.  One current glitch that is difficult to replicate and beyond my capabilities to screenshot is that when the laptop / netbook is not connected to a/c and is left for a while a different screen layout (with POS10 background) is presented requesting user login.  It looks like it might be an Ubuntu screen but then I wouldn't recognise that!   Anyway I don't have OS or device password access requirement configured so it's a bit of a puzzle.  Any thoughts?

Many thanks, Mark - mintinstall issue sorted but when I run:

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this is the output:

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( dbind-WARNING **: 15:39:08.779: Couldn't register with accessibility bus: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.

Am thinking this is a bad thing?

Hi to all - Screagle landing here as well. So excited to see that Peppermint 10 is available - well done everyone!

Usually I go for a fresh install for a new release but this time round having nothing to lose I opted for the manual upgrade.  I dutifully ensured my OS 9 had the latest updates then proceeded as above All went well until I ran
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sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
at which point I received the following error message:
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Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
I pressed on regardless but things went downhill from there.  I've got something thta looks like POS10 running but Update Manager is listing mintinstall package for update and that keeps failing with:
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E: /var/cache/apt/archives/mintinstall_7.9.7+peppermint0.0.0_all.deb: trying to overwrite '/etc/xdg/autostart/mintinstall-update-flatpak.desktop', which is also in package mintinstall-flatpak-support 7.9.4+peppermint9.0.0.0

(Reading database ... 610908 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../init-system-helpers_1.56+nmu1~ubuntu18.04.1_all.deb ...
Unpacking init-system-helpers (1.56+nmu1~ubuntu18.04.1) over (1.51) ...
Setting up init-system-helpers (1.56+nmu1~ubuntu18.04.1) ...
(Reading database ... 610908 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../init_1.56+nmu1~ubuntu18.04.1_i386.deb ...
Unpacking init (1.56+nmu1~ubuntu18.04.1) over (1.51) ...
Preparing to unpack .../mintinstall_7.9.7+peppermint0.0.0_all.deb ...
Unpacking mintinstall (7.9.7+peppermint0.0.0) over (7.9.4+peppermint9.0.0.3) ...
dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/mintinstall_7.9.7+peppermint0.0.0_all.deb (--unpack):
 trying to overwrite '/etc/xdg/autostart/mintinstall-update-flatpak.desktop', which is also in package mintinstall-flatpak-support 7.9.4+peppermint9.0.0.0
dpkg-deb: error: paste subprocess was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
A package failed to install.  Trying to recover:
Setting up init (1.56+nmu1~ubuntu18.04.1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.8.3-2ubuntu0.1) ...
Apologies for how I've posted this.  I started my reply before reminding myself how to format.  So what have I done wrong and what should I do next?

If the advice is just fresh install then I'll go with that but need to understand the implications of  a fresh install with the 4.18 kernel for my Acer ZG5.

Thanks in anticipation

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