LibreOffice crashes when saving

I was happily using LibreOffice 5 (specifically Writer 5.0.1.2.0) on my openSUSE Gnome Tumbleweed computer when I thought I better save it before anything happens to all of my work. So I hit Cntl + S and LibreOffice closed without saving! :open_mouth:

Thankfully most of my work is recoverable but it was consistent that each time I try to save (through the menu or Cntl + S) the application would close.

Running LibreOffice from the terminal I had the following output

drew@linux-31jo:~> libreoffice

(soffice:3731): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: gsignal.c:3484: signal name 'selection_changed' is invalid for instance '0x24c6020' of type 'OOoAtkObjCompTxt'

(soffice:3731): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_entry_set_text: assertion 'GTK_IS_ENTRY (entry)' failed

(soffice:3731): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_entry_set_text: assertion 'GTK_IS_ENTRY (entry)' failed

(soffice:3731): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_widget_grab_focus: assertion 'GTK_IS_WIDGET (widget)' failed

(soffice:3731): Gtk-CRITICAL **: _gtk_file_chooser_entry_set_base_folder: assertion 'GTK_IS_FILE_CHOOSER_ENTRY (chooser_entry)' failed

(soffice:3731): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_entry_get_text: assertion 'GTK_IS_ENTRY (entry)' failed
drew@linux-31jo:~> 

Has anybody else encountered this?

I’m using Tumbleweed 20151022 / LO 5.0.1.2.0 / KDE and an able to save either a new, or existing, document without any crash. Maybe a “Gnome Thing”… ?

On Wed, 28 Oct 2015 11:16:01 GMT
tannington <tannington@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com> wrote:

>
> dragonbite;2733837 Wrote:
> > Has anybody else encountered this?
>
> I’m using Tumbleweed 20151022 / LO 5.0.1.2.0 / KDE and an able to save
> either a new, or existing, document without any crash. Maybe a “Gnome
> Thing”… ?
>

I’m using 5.0.3.1 and not finding any trouble. However, I recall seeing
a thread on this a few days ago but a search here and on the LO
newsgroup failed to reveal anything. Sorry.


Graham P Davis, Bracknell, Berks.
openSUSE 13.2 (64-bit); KDE 4.14.9; AMD Phenom II X2 550 Processor;
Kernel: 4.2.4; Video: nVidia GeForce 210 (Driver: nouveau);
Sound: ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)

From planet.opensuse.org
http://dominique.leuenberger.net/blog/2015/10/opensuse-tumbleweed-revie
w-of-the-week-201543/

<quote>
Libreoffice 5.0 crashes on saving files: LO5 has a new GTK3 integration
module, which is, sadly, not up to the standards yet. But it was
realized too late. The next LO5 package will have the GTK3 variant
split in a separate package, so that the devs can work with it and
debug it. Until then, if you suffer from LO5 crashes, the easiest way
is to delete the file
/usr/lib64/libreoffice/program/libvclplug_gtk3lo.so
(you could also uninstall libreoffice-gnome, but then LO will look
really bad)
</quote>

Confirming this on TW (20151014) (x86_64) Gnome 3.18 and LO Writer 5.0.1.2.0

IIRC from the FB or G+ pages, removing libreoffice-gnome stops libreoffice from crashing whilst saving docs.

And confirming that removing /usr/lib64/libreoffice/program/libvclplug_gtk3lo.so as suggested by Dimstar fixes the problem :slight_smile:
while apparently keeping Gnome integration.

Just do:


sudo rm /usr/lib64/libreoffice/program/libvclplug_gtk3lo.so