Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1014466
Kwin crashes intermittently when opening LibreOffice
Last modified: 2014-03-03 23:09:36 EST
Description of problem:
Roughly every second or third time I open LibreOffice calc (not so sure about writer), plasma crashes. This has been going on for quite a while, perhaps more than a month. I cannot say exactly when it started, somewhere around kde-4.10 or kde-4.11, likely the former.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Open libreoffice-calc. Try it a few times, since it isn't every time, but very often, every 2-3 times or so.
Steps to Reproduce:
Old behaviour: no plasma crashes.
Can you provide any backtraces (from abrt or drkonqi or whatever)?
(In reply to Rex Dieter from comment #1)
> Can you provide any backtraces (from abrt or drkonqi or whatever)?
OK, next time it happens, I will save it. Do I need to install the debug packages? If so, which ones?
debuginfo is indeed required for a good backtrace, drkonqi/abrt should handle that part for you.
I was unable to cause a kwin
Created attachment 806824 [details]
The program stated that this report provides useful information (***).
Ignore comment 4.
By the way, it is kwin that crashes.
Anyway, I had a hard time causing for a crash, and then, when I wasn't expecting it, it happened.
I used drkonqi (says Crash Reporting Assistant in titlebar). It downloaded 79 debuginfo packages and wanted some others from kde-redhat, that it couldn't find. I installed them manually while the other packages were downloading.
Unfortunately, not all of them were in kde-redhat/testing, but I guessed and I must have gotten the correct ones;
Just for your information, it wanted:
kde-workspace-libs-debuginfo (not found)
libworkspace-debuginfo (not found)
kdepimlibs-akonadi-debuginfo (not found)
ksysguard-libs-debuginfo (not found)
nepomuk-core-libs-debuginfo (not found, but I installed nepomuk-core-debuginfo)
I allowed drkonqi to run and, once it finished, it asked me to log in to bugzilla. I am guessing that it wanted to generate a new bug report, which seems pointless (I think), so I just saved the output. It appears as an attachment to this bug report.
I just wanted to note some of the surrounding conditions:
I had firefox opened at the same time (on a different virtual desktop) as I attempted to open libreoffice-calc by clicking on a file name in dolphin. Firefox was displaying only a blank page with the tiles.
I am using desktop effects. I am using OpenGL 2.0 compositing, Qt native graphics.
Enabled effects are:
Dim Screen for Administrator Mode
There is nothing else I can think of.
may not be relevant, but I'd recommend using raster over native rendering (it is the upstream/recommmended default)
Anyway, my recommendation would be, when/if this crashes again, to allow drkonqi to file an upstream bug at this point
OK, I switched it to raster.
I never changed it (maybe it got changed automatically when I experimented with OpenGL3 ?), so I am surprised it is the default.
I think I'll just do it manually, since it crashes numerous times a day anyway. I will just copy the debug output and link to this report. Non?
This is so old that I forgot about it. It clearly was the change to raster that solved it.
I think there is no reason not to close this, as it was clearly the non-standard setting I had used that caused the problem.