Ubuntu

[Upstream] Unable to shutdown / reboot / logout when quickstarter is active

Reported by freak007 on 2010-04-13
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This bug affects 164 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
LibreOffice Productivity Suite
Fix Released
Medium
Baltix
Undecided
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libreoffice (Debian)
Fix Released
Unknown
libreoffice (Ubuntu)
Medium
Björn Michaelsen
Lucid
Undecided
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openoffice.org (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: openoffice.org

Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04 AMD64 - Packages up-to-date (ooo 3.2.0-4-ubuntu3)

When quickstarter is active and when I open a ooo file, I'm unable to logout / shutdown.
If I manually close quickstarter, I can shutdown fine my computer.

This problem occurred on my all personal and professional computer, under 10.04 too.

If I don't open any ooo file during my session even with quickstart activated, I can also shutdown my computer.

Matjaž Kaše (matjazkase) wrote :

Same here. Exactly the same on three different machines.

Changed in openoffice.org (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
freak007 (freak-linux4freak) wrote :

There is no change with 3.2.0-7-ubuntu1

Del (delonly) wrote :

I can confirm this bug too. I have now tested it on two laptops. One eeepc 901 with 10.04 i386, and one Dell Inspiron 9400 with 10.04 AMD64. With the openoffice systray quickstarter enabled I cannot shutdown either of the machines from the gui (sudo halt works fine though). Both machines are up-to-date with the latest packages as of today. I suggest this bug is given top priority as it severely reduces the impression users get of Ubuntu.

pinzia (pinzia) wrote :

I have same problem with acer aspire 1680.

Fabio Marzocca (thesaltydog) wrote :

More on this: a non-experienced user is compelled to hard switch off the laptop, without a regular shutdown, as he is not used to open a terminal and type "sudo poweroff"...

VladimirCZ (vlabla) wrote :

Some people propose disabling the quick-starter feature, because it is not supported upstream on linux ...
BUT
this would bring longer start-up times and this would not be good news for users who open frequently lots of oo documents.
AN IDEA
Would not be a chance to implement some particular killing command for Restart / Shut down procedures?

Mahendra Tallur (mahen) wrote :

Well, this used to work properly, and OO.org is one of the most essential pieces of software in the Linux microcosm. It should definitely be fixed properly (but I understand we lack resources and cannot blame anyone).

(still happens in RC BTW)

Arnaud (arnaud-champollion) wrote :

I confirm it still happens on stable release.

tags: added: shutdown
tags: added: button openoffice.org quickstarter ui

I confirm it still happens on stable release.

I can also confirm this bug.

Me too. If you try to shutdown with the power button, or the poweroff applet, a window flashes during a couple of seconds saying that some openoffice program cannot be closed. Than it disappears and nothing happens.

Notice that the aforementioned windows used to appear in Karmic, too, but in that case after its disappearance the system was shut correctly down.

HTH

skruibis (slamstas-fastmail) wrote :

I have this problem on two laptops: Lenovo R50e and HP Compaq 6735b. The same story: system shutdowns or reboots only through terminal or if Open Office quick starter is disabled.

I definitely agree that this is a serious bug, as it affects a lot of users. Most people use Open Office and quick starter is an essential function when you want to access Open Office applications quickly. For unexperienced users the only one option is left, that is Powering Off a computer, which can damage the system. As it was noted earlier it can leave a very negative impression about Ubuntu.

Nathalie Oldenburg (oldnat) wrote :

I am not really sure if it is the same bug for it seems to be irrelevant of openoffice and happens to me even after uninstalling openoffice: the indicator applet shutdown option (or restart) does only restart x (without flashing up an office window mentioned above). And this happens not always, only 2/3 of the cases. In these cases only a terminal shutdown is an option, then the X-Login screen's "shutdown" buttons right lower corner also do not do nothing. As I asked elsewhere, can this be raletd to the HAL drop issue?

I found several different threads with this shutdown problem and am still searching, so I found this page which seems to handle the same (?) or similar (?) or brother (?) bug of my problem.

Thanks, Nathalie

For me it is completely reproducible. Maybe it's and HAL issue, but the fact is, if I exit from OO quicklauncher, then shutdown/logout works as expected.

Is there some dev here that can suggest a debug strategy? I mean, if the applet can't do what asked for, I suppose there will be an error message somewhere, or a way to run it in debug mode, or strace-ing it...

Chris Cheney (ccheney) wrote :

This appears to not be an openoffice.org specific problem so reassigning to linux, though it seems it might be plymouth or something else as I have seen bugs filed against various bits of the system for the same issue.

affects: openoffice.org (Ubuntu) → linux (Ubuntu)
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → New
ricardisimo (ricardisimo) wrote :

Affected my system as well. Disabled systray quickstarter and now all is good.

I do like the quickstarter option... Any chance it will be copacetic in the weeks to come?

Jeremy Foshee (jeremyfoshee) wrote :

Hi freak007,

Please be sure to confirm this issue exists with the latest development release of Ubuntu. ISO CD images are available from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/ . If the issue remains, please run the following command from a Terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal). It will automatically gather and attach updated debug information to this report.

apport-collect -p linux 562027

Also, if you could test the latest upstream kernel available that would be great. It will allow additional upstream developers to examine the issue. Refer to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelMainlineBuilds . Once you've tested the upstream kernel, please remove the 'needs-upstream-testing' tag. This can be done by clicking on the yellow pencil icon next to the tag located at the bottom of the bug description and deleting the 'needs-upstream-testing' text. Please let us know your results.

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tags: added: needs-kernel-logs
tags: added: needs-upstream-testing
tags: added: kj-triage
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Pete Nelson (mr-pete-nelson) wrote :

I can confirm - if oo.o quickstarter is running, none of the GUI logout (reboot, shutdown, etc) buttons will work. If I exit the quickstarter, the GUI logout buttons work again.

Regardless of the state of the oo.o quickstarter, if I run:

  gnome-session-save --logout

I log right out, no problem!

(What is the disadvantage of using "gnome-session-save"? Maybe I'll just make a "logout" launcher for that command as a work-around)

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Jeremy Foshee (jeremyfoshee) wrote :

changed package as this is not a kernel issue

affects: linux (Ubuntu) → openoffice.org (Ubuntu)
ajgreeny (ajg-charlbury) wrote :

I can also confirm this problem.
AMD Sempron 2400+, ATI 9200se graphic card, which does not like plymouth and will not display the plymouth image properly, 2GB ram.
If I have not used the OOo quickstart during the session, I can shutdown, reboot, or logout with no problem. Once I have used the quickstart, any attempt to do either of those three activities does absolutely nothing; the desktop stays and will not go anywhere. If I disable or shutdown the OOo quickstart the computer shutdown, reboot or logout is OK.

In ubuntu versions up tp 9.04 it was possible to edit the shutdown commands in System -Administration-Login Window, but that option has gone for 9.10 and 10.04, since the new version of GDM. Can the commands be edited in some other way to allow a shutdown of OOo quickstart at shutdown?

Chris Cheney (ccheney) on 2010-06-06
affects: openoffice.org (Ubuntu) → gnome-session (Ubuntu)
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Chris you know about the inhibit in gnome-session, do you think you could have a go to this one when you have a free slot?

Changed in gnome-session (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson)
assignee: Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) → nobody
Changed in gnome-session (Ubuntu Lucid):
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson)
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

This is actually an openoffice bug, as the quickstarter cancels the logout:

gnome-session[30945]: DEBUG(+): GsmXSMPClient: Client '0x16e1be0 [/usr/lib/openoffice/program/soffice 10e1827b246fac322127590469171257800000309450041]' received InteractRequest(Dialog)
gnome-session[30945]: DEBUG(+): GsmManager: Response from end session request: is-ok=0 do-last=0 cancel=0 reason=This program is blocking logout.
gnome-session[30945]: DEBUG(+): GsmInhibitor: setting client-id = /org/gnome/SessionManager/Client9
gnome-session[30945]: DEBUG(+): GsmStore: Adding object id /org/gnome/SessionManager/Inhibitor1 to store
gnome-session[30945]: DEBUG(+): GsmManager: Inhibitor added: /org/gnome/SessionManager/Inhibitor1
gnome-session[30945]: DEBUG(+): GsmXSMPClient: xsmp_interact ('0x16e1be0 [/usr/lib/openoffice/program/soffice 10e1827b246fac322127590469171257800000309450041]')
gnome-session[30945]: DEBUG(+): GsmDBusClient: obj_path=/org/gnome/SessionManager/Client1 interface=org.gnome.SessionManager.ClientPrivate method=EndSessionResponse
gnome-session[30945]: DEBUG(+): GsmDBusClient: got EndSessionResponse is-ok:1 reason=
gnome-session[30945]: DEBUG(+): GsmManager: Response from end session request: is-ok=1 do-last=0 cancel=0 reason=
gnome-session[30945]: DEBUG(+): GsmXsmpServer: sms_error_handler (0x16943f0, FALSE, 3, 9, 32771, 0)
gnome-session[30945]: DEBUG(+): GsmXsmpServer: sms_error_handler (0x1691700, FALSE, 3, c, 32771, 0)
gnome-session[30945]: DEBUG(+): GsmDBusClient: obj_path=/org/gnome/SessionManager/Client3 interface=org.gnome.SessionManager.ClientPrivate method=EndSessionResponse
gnome-session[30945]: DEBUG(+): GsmDBusClient: obj_path=/org/gnome/SessionManager/Client3 interface=org.gnome.SessionManager.ClientPrivate method=EndSessionResponse
gnome-session[30945]: DEBUG(+): GsmDBusClient: got EndSessionResponse is-ok:1 reason=
gnome-session[30945]: DEBUG(+): GsmManager: Response from end session request: is-ok=1 do-last=0 cancel=0 reason=
gnome-session[30945]: DEBUG(+): GsmXSMPClient: Client '0x16e1be0 [/usr/lib/openoffice/program/soffice 10e1827b246fac322127590469171257800000309450041]' received InteractDone(cancel_shutdown = True)
gnome-session[30945]: DEBUG(+): GsmManager: Response from end session request: is-ok=1 do-last=0 cancel=1 reason=
gnome-session[30945]: DEBUG(+): GsmManager: Cancelling the end of session
gnome-session[30945]: DEBUG(+): GsmStore: Unreffing object: 0x169b640
gnome-session[30945]: DEBUG(+): GsmStore: emitting removed for /org/gnome/SessionManager/Inhibitor1
gnome-session[30945]: DEBUG(+): GsmManager: Inhibitor removed: /org/gnome/SessionManager/Inhibitor1

affects: gnome-session (Ubuntu) → openoffice.org (Ubuntu)
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Ok, thanks Chris, assigning to the other Chris since that's an openoffice issue

Changed in openoffice.org (Ubuntu Lucid):
assignee: Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) → Chris Cheney (ccheney)
Changed in openoffice.org (Ubuntu Lucid):
assignee: Chris Cheney (ccheney) → nobody
assignee: nobody → Chris Cheney (ccheney)

QuickStarter is disabled in the official upstream version of OOo probably due to bugs, but ooo-build appears to have thought they fixed it and turned it back on. Perhaps they were wrong. I have emailed the list to see if anyone else is seeing this same problem and what needs to be done about it.

Thanks,

Chris

summary: - openoffice: unable to shutdown / reboot / logout when quickstarter is
- active
+ [ooo-build] OOo QuickStarter: unable to shutdown / reboot / logout when
+ quickstarter is active
CarlosRuiz_globalqss (carg67) wrote :

Although this can be considered an openoffice bug - I think there is a problem also in the gnome-session manager as it's not informing the user about the program causing the problem - in my case the program silently fail, proper behavior must be to warn user about the program causing the problem.

Also I wonder if the shutdown in gnome-session is too weak (compared with shutdown for example).
Which signal is trying to send to the programs to shutdown? How much timeout is allowed before killing it?
I think shutdown from gnome-session must behave similar to shutdown from system. Am I wrong? [Sorry if I've missed some previous discussion about this]

I have the feeling that ubuntu is the linux distro more focused on usability and best user experience - so these kind of things must be sensitive, IMHO an underdeveloped program (any) must not stop a shutdown raised by user.

Regards,

Carlos Ruiz

On Mon, 2010-06-07 at 15:35 +0000, CarlosRuiz_globalqss wrote:
> Although this can be considered an openoffice bug - I think there is a
> problem also in the gnome-session manager as it's not informing the user
> about the program causing the problem - in my case the program silently
> fail, proper behavior must be to warn user about the program causing the
> problem.
>
> Also I wonder if the shutdown in gnome-session is too weak (compared with shutdown for example).
> Which signal is trying to send to the programs to shutdown? How much timeout is allowed before killing it?
> I think shutdown from gnome-session must behave similar to shutdown from system. Am I wrong? [Sorry if I've missed some previous discussion about this]
>
> I have the feeling that ubuntu is the linux distro more focused on
> usability and best user experience - so these kind of things must be
> sensitive, IMHO an underdeveloped program (any) must not stop a shutdown
> raised by user.
>
> Regards,
>
> Carlos Ruiz
>
It isn't a bug in gnome-session, and it is doing the right thing here.
gnome-session already has a mechanism for informing users about
applications that are blocking logout etc, but openoffice is
specifically telling gnome-session that it is going to interact with the
user (InteractRequest), and then immediately tells gnome-session that
the user cancelled the logout. As far as gnome-session is concerned,
openoffice put a dialog in front of the user and the user chose to not
log out.

...and effectively, sometime the oo windows asking me if I want to close the files *do* flash by. Strangely enough, given that it happens especially if I do not have open files to close. Then it disappears swiftly.

Jérôme (jerome-bouat) wrote :

I confirm this bug with:
- lucid i386 (32bits) from Ubuntu 10.4 LTS
- openoffice.org-core 1:3.2.0-7ubuntu4.1

Bal Tazar (bal3001) wrote :

Confirmed bug
Linux IBM THINKPAD T23 2.6.32-22-generic #36-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jun 3 22:02:19 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux
ooo-build 3.2.0-7ubuntu4.1, Thu jun 3 02:15:29 UTC 20

I thank the community for their time and skills.

I know this is not "a Lucid's bug", but ooo's,
fine, but I would like to stress that this bug importance should be one of highiest, not lowest,
because most of users will face it,
and may be incapable of finding a good solution,
and may damage their system by shutting it down forcefully,
as someone pointed out before.

Keep up the good work.

I confirm that I have experienced this issue even with Debian Squeeze

El 19/06/10 11:50, Bal Tazar escribió:
> Confirmed bug
> Linux IBM THINKPAD T23 2.6.32-22-generic #36-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jun 3 22:02:19 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux
> ooo-build 3.2.0-7ubuntu4.1, Thu jun 3 02:15:29 UTC 20
>
>
> I thank the community for their time and skills.
>
> I know this is not "a Lucid's bug", but ooo's,
> fine, but I would like to stress that this bug importance should be one of highiest, not lowest,
> because most of users will face it,
> and may be incapable of finding a good solution,
> and may damage their system by shutting it down forcefully,
> as someone pointed out before.
>
> Keep up the good work.
>
>

I confirm the same bug on 4 different computers.
Ubuntu 10.04, 64 bits, up to date.
Deactivating quickstart makes the first file much too long to open.
So I downgraded ubuntu 10.04 to 9.10 on 3 computers.
No problem with Ubuntu 9.10.
I check from time to time if bug is gone on the 4th computer, still using 10.04.
On june 20th, bug is still here.

I also tried installing the latest version of OOO -> same problem.

veribaka (veribaka) wrote :

I agree that this bug should be given a higher importance, and confirm it, on 5 different computers (Dell D630, E8500, IBM R40, R60, Asus Eeepc 1000).

ddumanis (dave-davedumanis) wrote :

Confirmed on Dell Studio 15. Highly related to production/productivity, and really annoying. Please fix.

Valthare (valt) wrote :

I do not agree that this is just an openoffice bug. I know OO is causing it - and I am sure the OO-debuggers are working on it - but this is totally besides the issue.

I am not talking for myself here - I have no issue with shutting down via command line or disabling ooqs first. But other people will do.

"Shutting down" a pc is a pretty fundamental thing. Everybody will expect this to work - even if nothing else does!

I know that the only sensible importance for this bug is "low". Unfortunately there are importance levels for reputational damage to the Ubuntu System overall. This is a serious design flaw - making the system look stupid.

The quick-starter is a widely used thing. It may be the first thing many people activate after an install. Then they can not shut down.

I noticed on several occasions that a message flashes up for a fraction of a second (in am on an always fully updated 10.04) - telling you what is causing the failure of shutdown - but it disappears instantly. You should always get feedback why the system is not shutting down - and ideally suggestions on how to should down anyway. It should happen in any case for any application that is causing the cancellation of a shutdown.

...unless you are happy with MS handling this way better.

chief_stealth (jon-l-cosby) wrote :

Valthare is right, this should be escalated. Basic functionality such as logging off/shutting down is just too important to be put aside.

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

This only affects the quickstarter (which isn't enabled by default and is buried away in the preferences) - this is why the importance is low, and people have more important issues to work on right now.

And *IT IS* just an openoffice bug, despite what Valthare says. See my previous comment which explains that we already have the infrastructure for notifying users of an application blocking logout, but openoffice isn't doing that. It's asking the session manager if it can interact with the user, and then immediately telling the session manager that it interacted in some way and the response was that the user manually cancelled the logout.

The session manager is behaving correctly here in not displaying any dialog. It would be pretty annoying to have it pop up a dialog telling me there is a problem with some application, every time i cancel a log out when i've realised i have work to save

chief_stealth (jon-l-cosby) wrote :

It's also marked "low" on the OOo project. I'm running an old machine, and disabling the quick starter isn't really an option. It takes up to 10 seconds to open a document without it. Exiting qs each time might work, if I remember to do it. But this is more than an annoyance.

Tony Pursell (ajpursell) wrote :

This may be a bug in OOo but it has system wide effects. An everyday Ubuntu user with little Linux/Unix experience will not know how to close the system down cleanly through the command line. I only found out the truth of it by searching for this bug. Again not the thing we would expect the everyday Ubuntu user to do.

If we virtually ignore this, we risk the reputation of Ubuntu as a whole. It MUST be given a HIGH priority. Its importance cannot be written off as just and OOo bug. As John Donne wrote "No man is an island". Likewise, we cannot consider OOo isolated from the rest of Ubuntu. His verse ends "And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee." We cannot let a single program, OOo in this case, bring down the whole of Ubuntu.

Changed in openoffice.org (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Low → High
Chris Cheney (ccheney) on 2010-08-23
Changed in openoffice.org (Ubuntu Lucid):
assignee: Chris Cheney (ccheney) → nobody
description: updated
Changed in openoffice.org (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
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I use LibreOffice 3.3.0 release and Ubuntu 10.10 (kernel 2.6.35-25).
When I enable the option of quickstart (in Memory preferences) the reboot and shutdown options in my OS not work.

Assigning to Bjoern, assuming this is Ubuntu-specific.

tags: added: lo33

I have the same problem. OS : Ubuntu 10.10 and LibreOffice 3.3.2 (official version non-ubuntu).

Confirmed running LO 3.3.2 and Ubuntu 11.04 Beta 1. I believe this same bug exists with OOo as well.

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I'm experiencing this on ubuntu 11.04 natty 32bit 2.6.38-8-generic on Libreoffice-3.3.2.2 (Ubuntu package 1:3.3.2-1ubuntu4) and will disable quickstarter in the meantime.

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*** Bug 36654 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in openoffice.org (Ubuntu Lucid):
assignee: nobody → Björn Michaelsen (bjoern-michaelsen)
Changed in openoffice.org (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Björn Michaelsen (bjoern-michaelsen)
Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu Lucid):
assignee: nobody → Björn Michaelsen (bjoern-michaelsen)
Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Björn Michaelsen (bjoern-michaelsen)

It's not just pure Ubuntu, the problem happens in Debian too.
(I'm currently on Debian unstable, LibreOffice 1:3.3.3-4+b1, but the problem has been there for months now, and happened under OpenOffice.org)

An additional point of reference: the problem happens when trying to shutdown using the Gnome GUI dialog. From the command line ("shutdown -h now"), shutdown works fine. The problem is only with the Gnome graphical mechanism, not shutdown in general (I haven't tried KDE or other desktop environments).

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crtm (carlosrtm) wrote :

I confirm the bug on ubuntu 11.04 natty 64bit 2.6.38-10-generic on Libreoffice-3.3.3. and disable quickstarter in the meantime.

Changed in libreoffice (Debian):
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in df-libreoffice:
importance: Unknown → Critical
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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WORKAROUND: Close quickstarter before shutdown.

summary: - [ooo-build] OOo QuickStarter: unable to shutdown / reboot / logout when
- quickstarter is active
+ [Upstream] [ooo-build] QuickStarter: unable to shutdown / reboot /
+ logout when quickstarter is active
Changed in df-libreoffice:
importance: Critical → Low
Changed in openoffice.org (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
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If the problem persists, please mark this bug as "also affects project Libreoffice" or "also affects distribution Libreoffice (Ubuntu)" if that has not happened already.

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Also affects Libreoffice

I am using "LibreOffice 3.3.3, OOO330m19 (Build:301), tag libreoffice-3.3.3.1, Ubuntu package 1:3.3.3-1ubuntu2, and when the systarter is enabled it's the same result as existed in OpenOffice.

i.e. "When quickstarter is active and a libre office file is opened I'm unable to logout / shutdown, and if one manually closes quickstarter, shutdown works fine.

Ref 'upstream OpenOffice.org bugs in place to allow cross pollination'

Changed in libreoffice (Debian):
status: Confirmed → New
Changed in openoffice.org (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: In Progress → Won't Fix
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*** Bug 40836 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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Vorona (erikmartre) wrote :

This bug is still present on my acer aspire 7740G in spite of the last upgrade to 11.10 (Oneiric 64 bits) ; as soon as libreoffice has been launched once, 3 processes related to this application are present (waiting) ; I can shutdown the system through the GUI only if I kill the most recent of those processes which runs soffice.bin.

I applied the patch proposed by panticz.de (modified by ToniTC for libreoffice), but I had to change manually the value of DocumentStoreUIEnabled, probably because the long line in which it appears is not the 5th one any longer. The sleeping processes are still present, but now I can shutdown my machine normally.

In brief, the bug is still here but the workaround works ! Thanks.

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I have the exact same problem on Ubuntu 11.10 64bit. In Gnome shell, classic, unity, and unity 2d I cannot log out, shutdown, etc. while the quicktray starter is on.
Only when I shut it off can I log out, etc.
Also, in Unity-2d (and I think gnome classic, i can't remember) an error message would come up when trying to open libreoffice from a shortcut while the quickstarter is on, that multiple processes of libreoffice are active.

I use Kernel 3.0.0-13 on Ubuntu and Libreoffice 3.4.4
The problem was there on version 3.4.3 as well.

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JC (nothingness) wrote :

Ubuntu 11.10 64bit Libreoffice 3.4.4
I also have the bug.

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John C, please do not toggle the Version field. For more on this please see: http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/BugReport_Details#Version

I see. Sorry about that.

Making this an EasyHack with interesting difficulty:
Code pointers:
http://opengrok.libreoffice.org/xref/core/vcl/unx/generic/app/sm.cxx handles the Unix Session management
http://opengrok.libreoffice.org/xref/core/sfx2/source/appl/shutdowniconunx.cxx is the quickstarter

The quickstarter vetos each and every request to kill the instance, but we want it to do that only when it is not the session manager that wants to kill the instance.

I will mentor this one, so ping me, if you have questions.

Changed in df-libreoffice:
importance: Low → Medium

I could work around the problem as I mentioned before, but a recent update swept my work away. I'm gonna try to make it again...

Vorona (erikmartre) wrote :

OK, if you have the same problem, then look for message #93 by ToniC (and the previous one which it completes from panticz.de, or go to http://www.panticz.de/Fix-OpenOffice-Quickstarter-logout-bug ) and replace basis3.3 by the real directory on your machine. On mine it is basis3.4. It should work. If not for me, I'll be back soon to claim for another solution !

Vorona (erikmartre) wrote :

Well, changing the value of DocumentStoretUIEnabled to "false" is very difficult with a classic text editor - how could I make it last time, I don't know ; I think I will wait for a patch...

Fabián Rodríguez (magicfab) wrote :

Workaround:
- Do not enable Quickstarter
- Install the "preload" package:
 "preload monitors applications that users run, and by analyzing this data, predicts what applications users might run, and fetches those binaries and their dependencies into memory for faster startup times."

panticz.de (panticz.de) wrote :

LibreOffice should work afther this command:
sudo sed -i 's|<prop oor:name="DocumentStoreUIEnabled" oor:type="xs:boolean"><value>true|<prop oor:name="DocumentStoreUIEnabled" oor:type="xs:boolean"><value>false|g' /usr/lib/libreoffice/basis*/share/registry/main.xcd

else here a script with fix OpenOffice and LibreOffice:
wget http://www.panticz.de/sites/default/files/scripts/set.DocumentStoreUIEnabled.false.sh -O - | bash -

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An EasyHack should have been checked by developers and thus is confirmed regardless of age. Moving back to NEW from NEEDINFO again. Sorry for the hassle.

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roberto (roberss) wrote :

the error persists in the latest version 3.4.5 rc1 LibreOffice in Ubuntu 11.10, installed via the official ppa LibreOffice

roberto (roberss) wrote :

the problem seems solved by the script mentioned by panticz.de (panticz.de)

JC (nothingness) wrote :

Yep, the script above does indeed work.
Ubuntu 11.10 64bit Libreoffice 3.4.5

roberto (roberss) wrote :

but I still think that the error should be corrected by implementing the script, LibreOffice code because it is a mistake that affects a lot of people

JC (nothingness) wrote :

I have this problem on OpenSUSE 12.1 as well. However, the above script does not work.

no longer affects: openoffice.org (Ubuntu Lucid)
tags: removed: button openoffice.org quickstarter shutdown ui
summary: - [Upstream] [ooo-build] QuickStarter: unable to shutdown / reboot /
- logout when quickstarter is active
+ [Upstream] Unable to shutdown / reboot / logout when quickstarter is
+ active
Changed in openoffice.org (Ubuntu):
assignee: Björn Michaelsen (bjoern-michaelsen) → nobody
Vorona (erikmartre) wrote :

Thanks ++ for panticz.de !! I couldn't apply the script before, I just did it and it worked fine
(Ubuntu 11.10, LibreOffice 3.4.4).

Nina Marwede (lynax) wrote :

Although panticz' workaround does work for most people, I like to remember that (as far as I understand) this is not a real fix to the problem, because what it does is to prevent showing the dialog to save a document, so a user might lose data that hasn't been saved yet.

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Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Changed in df-libreoffice:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in libreoffice (openSUSE):
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu Lucid):
assignee: Björn Michaelsen (bjoern-michaelsen) → nobody
Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
milestone: none → ubuntu-12.04
David Ames (thedac) on 2012-02-28
no longer affects: libreoffice (openSUSE)
Changed in libreoffice (Debian):
status: New → Confirmed
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Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in libreoffice (Debian):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Mantas Kriaučiūnas (mantas) wrote :

Is this bug fixed in Ubuntu Lucid and Natty versions (3.5.2 and 3.5.1) of LibreOffice backports from this PPA: https://launchpad.net/~libreoffice/+archive ?

jpxsat (jpxsat) wrote :

My Ubuntu Lucid is working fine with 3.5.4
Still getting a dialog from libreoffice when shutting-down, but it does shutt-down now

JC (nothingness) wrote :

Ubuntu 12.04 shows a dialog when logging out/shutting down with the quickstarter enabled. This did not happen in 11.10

Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
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