Opening .dot file causes flickering\aliasing

Bug #1622287 reported by Lucas Gallindo on 2016-09-11
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abiword (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I'm running version 3.0.1 on Ubuntu 16.04 xenial. When I open a Word template downloaded from a scientific periodical, the screen slowly flicker/has some aliasing issues. Also a table is rendered out of place.

Here is the output from 'lsb_release -rd', as demanded by the rules on the site:
Description: Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS
Release: 16.04

And here is the output of 'screenfetch' for completeness:
 OS: Ubuntu 16.04 xenial
 Kernel: x86_64 Linux 4.4.0-36-generic
 Uptime: 1h 58m
 Packages: 2601
 Shell: bash 4.3.46
 Resolution: 1024x768
 WM: OpenBox
 CPU: Intel Core i3-4170 CPU @ 3.7GHz
 RAM: 2357MiB / 3823MiB

Attached the problematic .dot file (downloaded from, website for the Journal of Statistical Theory and Applications).

Lucas Gallindo (lgallindo) wrote :
Lucas Gallindo (lgallindo) wrote :

File opens fine on MS-Word, and in Linux Abiword only the Abiword document pane is affected by flicker. Mouse movement changes flicker speed.

Attached screenshot.

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug 1574278, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Feel free to continue to report any other bugs you may find.

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