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Re: Libre Office 4 wont open .docx
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2013, 06:38:01 pm »
Ok I rebooted the NAS, the PC and the laptop, results are exactly the same :(






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Re: Libre Office 4 wont open .docx
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2013, 09:58:56 pm »
Maybe something with 4.0.3.3 then, because 4.0.2.2 (from the Peppermint 4/Ubuntu 13.04 repo) works perfectly for me, even when I access a .docx throuugh gvfs

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Re: Libre Office 4 wont open .docx
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2013, 10:09:49 pm »
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Strange issue 

Would you expect anything less from me :)

I intend installing Peppermint 4 on another partition on this PC, I could then try installing Libre Office from the repos and see how that works, after all this is not a huge issue for me at the moment and if it works that way, it might tell us something.

How does that sound ?



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Re: Libre Office 4 wont open .docx
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2013, 10:22:08 pm »
Sounds like a plan .. but don't rush into PM4 till you're ready .. I'm not trying to tempt you into it, just stating a fact.
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Re: Libre Office 4 wont open .docx
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2013, 10:29:36 pm »
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Sounds like a plan .. but don't rush into PM4 till you're ready .. I'm not trying to tempt you into it, just stating a fact.

I understand, I was intending trying out Peppermint 4 anyway so I suppose it would make sense to try it that way, I'm not sure when I'll get round to it but I'll post here with the results


Once again many thanks for your help


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Re: Libre Office 4 wont open .docx
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2013, 10:49:26 pm »
No problem .. not that I did anything :)
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Re: Libre Office 4 wont open .docx
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2013, 11:34:55 pm »
It appears that, according to the LibreOffice 4.0 ReleaseNotes there is a bug relating to samba shares:
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Re: Libre Office 4 wont open .docx
« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2013, 09:06:04 am »
Thanks SeZo

sounds like that could be the source of my problem (it certainly fits the description of "very annoying bug"), does that mean when a fix is issued I'll receive it in my updates, I installed it from a PPA ?




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Re: Libre Office 4 wont open .docx
« Reply #23 on: June 15, 2013, 12:04:18 pm »
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does that mean when a fix is issued I'll receive it in my updates, I installed it from a PPA ?

I think the next bugfix release is 4.1, due out in july.

[EDIT]
Out of curiosity just loaded up Mageia3 (Kde) LiveCD and navigated to my network (samba) shares with Dolphin file manager
and double clicked on a .docx file and to my surprise Libre Office -Version 4.0.3.3 (Build ID: 4.0.3.3-2.mga3)
opened it just fine. No mounting in fstab or any other trickery. :o
Checking for gvfs shows:
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[live@localhost ~]$ ps aux | grep gvfs
live      2951  0.0  0.2  27948  2516 ?        Sl   22:11   0:00 /usr/libexec/gvfsd
live      2955  0.0  0.2  41728  2808 ?        Sl   22:11   0:00 /usr/libexec//gvfsd-fuse -f /run/user/500/gvfs
live      4012  0.0  0.0   6112   812 pts/1    S+   22:36   0:00 grep --color gvfs
Checking gvfs mount:
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[live@localhost ~]$ mount | grep gvfs
gvfsd-fuse on /run/user/500/gvfs type fuse.gvfsd-fuse (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=500,group_id=500)
So this would show that it is not the Libre Office version at fault (unless it was patched by Mageia)
« Last Edit: June 15, 2013, 10:46:06 pm by SeZo »

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Re: Libre Office 4 wont open .docx
« Reply #24 on: June 15, 2013, 11:00:31 pm »
I think this could just be one of these all to common mysteries I seem to encounter that will never have a satisfactory answer although between yourself and Mark we'll likely find a solution

Marks description of Peppermint 4 on another thread makes Peppermint 4 sound very attractive so I've downloaded it ready to burn, I'll install that soon and Libre Office 4.0.2.2 from the repos and try that

Anyway I've posted a screenshoot to show it's not my imagination :)


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Re: Libre Office 4 wont open .docx
« Reply #25 on: June 15, 2013, 11:14:11 pm »
Dunno if you've already answered this .. but is this on the Laptop that had the networking issue .. or all Peppermint 3 PC's ?
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Re: Libre Office 4 wont open .docx
« Reply #26 on: June 15, 2013, 11:19:43 pm »
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Anyway I've posted a screenshoot to show it's not my imagination :)

Never doubted you. ;)
As I always mount the shares in the fstab, this was not showing up. But as soon I removed that method and relied on gvfs mounting in both Debian based SolydX (XFCE) and Arch (Razor-qt) I got the same problem as you. So it is reproducible in other distros too.
Just noticed that on Mageia3 the shares are mounted in /run/user/500/gvfs instead in .gvfs (as it is on yours)
Also there is no .gvfs on Mageia3 live in the home folder. ???
I will haveto check this out when rebooted into the other distros. Though this might turn out to be a red herring.
« Last Edit: June 15, 2013, 11:21:27 pm by SeZo »

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Re: Libre Office 4 wont open .docx
« Reply #27 on: June 16, 2013, 12:43:47 am »
Still may be a 4.0.3.3 thing, because I just removed my NAS shares from fstab, rebooted (to be sure), and 4.0.2.2 can still open them using "smb" (pcmanfm>Go>Network Drives>blah>blah>linkstation>share) ???

FYI - That mounts (in PM4) at

/run/user/mark/gvfs/smb-share:server=linkstation,share=share

So mounting (or not) through fstab (at least in PM4) makes no difference.

Possibly a bug in the way previous versions of gvfs worked ? .. maybe that explains the new location for gvfs mounts ?

The plot thickens....

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Re: Libre Office 4 wont open .docx
« Reply #28 on: June 16, 2013, 07:33:53 am »
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Dunno if you've already answered this .. but is this on the Laptop that had the networking issue .. or all Peppermint 3 PC's ?

I only have LO4 installed on my PC and the Laptop (same laptop that had the networking issues) and it doing the same with both machines




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Re: Libre Office 4 wont open .docx
« Reply #29 on: June 16, 2013, 11:41:01 am »
If SeZo says it work in Mageia3 .. then it must be something to do with 4.0.3.3 and the old gvfs mount point.
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