Openoffice crashes on copying a checkbox

Bug #125426 reported by thom_raindog on 2007-07-12
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone (Ubuntu)
Chris Cheney

Bug Description

In OO Writer I needed to put checkboxes in there. Upon playing around with them a bit (moving, resizing, naming, grouping)
OO crashed on me.

By now I know a way to make it crash 100% of the time:
Create a new checkbox and mark it, then hit CTRL+C to copy it.
Works every single time for me.

OO crashes, then restarts itself and offers to recover the file I was working on.
What is wierd is: After recovering the checkboxes are all gone.
Even if I saved the file before the crash with one or more checkboxes in it.

I get a lot of crashes when working with those checkboxes, but the rest seems to happen a lot more randomly.
Though, grouping several checkboxes results in a lot of crashes as well.

Still existing after the update this very morning.
Version now: 2.2.0-1ubuntu4

PS: This is my first bug report, so if you people need some specific info that I haven't provided yet, please let me know.

Vincent Legout (vlegout) wrote :

Thanks for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This bug did not have a package associated with it, which is important for ensuring that it gets looked at by the proper developers. You can learn more about finding the right package at . I have classified this bug as a bug in

thom_raindog (sotis) wrote :

Thank you.
Following the information on the wiki I tracked down:
as the package in question.

How can I change my bug accordingly if possible?

Vincent Legout (vlegout) wrote :

Choose for package.

thom_raindog (sotis) wrote :

It took me forever to find where I can do that...
And turns out: launchpad says, there is no package with that name...

Vincent Legout (vlegout) wrote :

I'm sorry, I answered a bit quickly and I didn't check before my answer. I think you can choose because is a binary package produce by, the source package.

thom_raindog (sotis) wrote :

done :)
Say, have you been able (or at least trying) to reproduce that bug?

Vincent Legout (vlegout) wrote :

I did what you said but oowriter didn't crash.
Maybe someone else can test because I'm not familiar with oowriter.

thom_raindog (sotis) wrote :

After testing by several people in I found I seem to be the only person with that problem.
I tested on my second machine which shows the very same crash, even though it uses a different java version.

Starting OOwriter from the konsole, I found that I get this error repeatedly:

(process:6065): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_screen_get_font_options: assertion `GDK_IS_SCREEN (screen)' failed

(process:6065): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: gtype.c:2242: initialization assertion failed, use IA__g_type_init() prior to this function

Does that help?

Chris Cheney (ccheney) wrote :

Does this problem still affect you on Ubuntu 7.10 OpenOffice 2.3.0?


Chris Cheney

Changed in
assignee: nobody → ccheney
status: New → Incomplete
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!.

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status: Incomplete → Invalid
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