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Month: November 2014

LibreOffice problem - TDE / KDE File Picker !?

From: Thierry de Coulon <tdecoulon@...>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:56:18 +0100
Hello all,

Today I installed two versions of LO (4.3.4 at first, 4.2.7 later) on 
openSUSE+TDE ; I have 4.2.5 running with no problem on a similar 
setup (albeit on another hardware).

The problem is that when I try to install extensions LO freezes. I first 
thought it might be a problem of the latest version, that's why I tried 
4.2.x, but no change.
I then tried running it as root, same thing.

In the end I read the crash message better (when it announced the install 
dialog had terminated) and noticed it talked about "KDE File Picker".

I do have the basic components of KDE 4 installed (pulled in by some 
dependencies) but not the DE. I switched back to XFCE, started LO and 
installed the extensions with no problem.

Back in TDE I can use the extensions. So this File Picker the culprit. 
Obviously LO can "see" when "KDE" is running, and uses another "file picker" 
if not.

Is it trying to run a KDE 4 element under TDE, and crashed? Is it trying to 
use some TDE software but does not manage it? Maybe when everything is 
renamed "TDE" this sort of situation will be easier to debug.

Thinking about my workaround, I remembered a setup point in options/general 
that offers to "Use LibreOffice dialogue boxes". Selecting that cures the 
problem. But it does not tell me if this is a TDE or KDE issue.