Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 994807
Various text areas don't display in LibreOffice
Last modified: 2013-10-08 07:10:59 EDT
Description of problem:
Libreoffice windows do not show the following text areas correctly:
- Task bar menu text (File, Edit, View, Insert, etc., and their submenus)
- Calc row numbers
- Calc column letters
- The index area of the help window
- Description boxes like "Background color" in Calc
I can get the text to momentarily appear if I run the mouse over it, except for the last item above (because the description box disappears if I move the mouse).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start Calc or Writer
2. If you see "File Edit ..." at the top of the window, run your mouse over them and they will disappear. If you can't see them, run your mouse over them and they will appear momentarily.
See 2. above.
I expect the text to stay visible at all times, like it does when I use the screenshot accessory.
Since this is probably related to my display adapter, lspci shows
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Matrox Electronics Systems Ltd. Millennium G550 (rev 01)
Content of .xsession-errors:
Obt-Message: Xinerama extension is not present on the server
** Message: applet now removed from the notification area
** Message: applet now embedded in the notification area
(process:1427): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_slice_set_config: assertion `sys_page_size == 0' failed
I'm currently using LXDE.
This problem also appears in XFCE. Other applications like Firefox don't have this problem.
Also: Cell contents in Calc disappear if I press F2 to update them.
If you use GNOME3 is it reproducible there ? i.e. trying to figure out if its theme related in some way, or something more general. (Obviously this doesn't happen for me)
It displays correctly in Gnome3. (I didn't expect this.) I will also try to discover when it behaves badly.
With a totally new user (with a new home directory), Calc displays the text areas correctly in Gnome3 and not in XFCE or LXDE.
Interesting, I haven't a clue what might be behind that. I suppose the gtk theme is the same in all environments ? i.e. what does gconftool-2 --get /desktop/gnome/interface/gtk_theme say under xfce/lxde vs gnome3
Sorry, the theme is Clearlooks for all environments.
In case someone is curious, nothing has changed with libreoffice-calc-188.8.131.52-6.fc19.i686.
I don't have the resources to expend on the non-default desktop environments unfortunately. You can try upstream of course.