[Libreoffice-qa] Windows and OpenGL - what to do in the unlikely case that LibreOffice crashes on startup

Robinson Tryon bishop.robinson at gmail.com
Wed Sep 23 09:18:20 PDT 2015

On Wed, Sep 23, 2015 at 5:00 PM, Joel Madero <jmadero.dev at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 09/23/2015 07:31 AM, Christian Lohmaier wrote:
>> Hi *,
>> as  LibreOffice 5.0.2 comes with OpenGL rendering by deafult that
>> might  cause  problems on  certain  hardware/driver combinations,
>> there is a possibility of LibreOffice crashing on startup, so you
>> cannot go to Tools|Options → LibreOffice → View to disable it.
>> In this case, you  can use the registry setting attached to
>> https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=93546 to disable
>> it.
>> so in case you stumble over bugs for rWindows that involve crash on
>> start, keep this  one in mind.
> Shouldn't this be in a wiki somewhere instead of directing to a registry
> setting attached to a bug report?

Looks like there's nothing at
https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/OpenGL yet, so that seems like a
good place to start to list OpenGL information such as this.

> Also, @Robinson and others - can we
> spam this message in the QA channel as many don't follow the mailing list.

Sure -- conference WiFi is blocking me from IRC (maybe just SSL
ports), but I'll see about fixing that when I get a minute here.


Robinson Tryon
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