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From Johnny Rosenberg <>
Subject Re: ”Artifacts” in OpenOffice and LibreOffice
Date Sat, 11 May 2013 12:59:24 GMT
2013/5/11 Johnny Rosenberg <>:
> I have had this problem for quite some time now (months if not years)
> in LibreOffice and OpenOffice. The problems are maybe a little bit
> worse in LibreOffice, but I didn't exactly measure it…
> It looks like a graphics card problem, but why are nothing else
> affected? It only happens to OpenOffice and LibreOffice. I tested a
> few versions and it seems to not matter. The screenshots are taken
> with Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1 and I saw the same thing in LibreOffice
> 3.5, 3.6 and 4.0. I think this also happened with earlier LibreOffice
> versions, like 3.4 and 3.3. I didn't use OpenOffice since 3.2 (except
> 3.4.1, which I use these days), and I don't even remember what it
> looked like.
> Here's a screenshot with Apache OpenOffice Calc 3.4.1. I added some
> arrows pointing at the problem areas:
> The worst thing is when I try to use the Basic IDE, take a look at
> this. Very hard to write and edit code when it looks like this:
> My operating system is Ubuntu 12.04 and the more stuff I run at the
> same time, the worse will it look.
> My graphics card is the nVidia GeForce Go 7300, which is blacklisted
> for use with the Unity 3D desktop, so that may be what's causing this
> problem, but still it ONLY happens to LibreOffice and OpenOffice.
> One thought that I have is that LibreOffice and OpenOffice are not GTK
> applications (I think – are they?), but on the other hand, neither is
> my web browser (Opera), and I don't have these problems with it.
> Both LibreOffice and were installed with the official
> deb files. The LibreOffice version that came with Ubuntu 12.04 was
> carefully removed before installing what I have now.
> Thoughts? Anyone else saw this?
> Packard Bell Easy Note MX66 laptop, made in November 2006.
> 2.0 GiB RAM, Genuine Intel® CPU T2050 @ 1.60GHz × 2.
> Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (32 bits)
> Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-41-generic-pae
> nVIDIA Driver Version: 304.88

More details:
I run two screens: The laptop built-in screen (17", 1280×800) and an
external Samsung SyncMaster F2380 (23", 1920×1080). If I disable one
of them, the problem is gone or at least reduced.

Johnny Rosenberg

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