LibreOffice calc slowdown in LinuxMint 16 Cinnamon

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LibreOffice calc slowdown in LinuxMint 16 Cinnamon

Post by perlenfischer » Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:00 pm

I just switched from Windows/MS Office to LinuxMint/LibreOffice.

When adding a sheet or switching between table sheets in calc it takes at least 3 seconds in a new empty file. When using a file with multiple sheets and data it even takes longer.
My system is Linux Mint 16 Cinammon (64 Bit) - Libre Office 4.1.3.2 and the slowdown also occurs when I use the official Linux Mint 16 64-Bit Live-CD.
It does not occur when trying the older Linux Mint 15 64-Bit/Libre Office 4.0.2.2 Live-CD or the current Linux Mint 16 64-Bit XFCE Edition LIve-CD. In these edition a delay is not noticeable.

Therefore I suspect a Cinnamon problem. Any ideas?
Thanks!

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Re: LibreOffice calc slowdown in LinuxMint 16 Cinnamon

Post by computerbob » Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:04 pm

To speed up LibraOffice:
Open Calc
Tools
Options
Memory
Make top 3 boxes 500,128,20

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Re: LibreOffice calc slowdown in LinuxMint 16 Cinnamon

Post by perlenfischer » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:41 pm

Thanks, but changing the memory settings had no effect on the observed slowdown.
Any other ideas?

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Re: LibreOffice calc slowdown in LinuxMint 16 Cinnamon

Post by computerbob » Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:16 pm

Cinnamon 2.0 may very well require more system resources. I find that I need a video card with 1GB ram to play HD vids full screen. How much ram and video ram do you have and what is your CPU?

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Re: LibreOffice calc slowdown in LinuxMint 16 Cinnamon

Post by perlenfischer » Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:24 am

System resources should not be a problem.
Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2, 8 GB RAM, AMD Cape Verde XT (Radeon HD 7770 GHZ Edition)

My system also shows the symptoms described in this post http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=153825
Might they be interconnected? Graphic driver problem? My system uses the xserver-xorg-video-ati (1:7.2.0-0ubuntu10) driver, but I also tried the fglrx (2:13.101-0ubuntu3).
Thanks!

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Re: LibreOffice calc slowdown in LinuxMint 16 Cinnamon

Post by jungle_boy » Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:05 am

Try Linux Mint 16 64-Bit usb-stick.

The LM16 Live-CD is 50% larger than LM15Live-CD and it influences in reading the media.
Del Inspiron 5480, Quad-core, Core I5 8th Gen, Geforce MX 150,
LM 19.2 Cinnamon

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Re: LibreOffice calc slowdown in LinuxMint 16 Cinnamon

Post by perlenfischer » Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:23 pm

The problem was the graphic driver. As the described symptom occured under the xserver-xorg-video-ati (1:7.2.0-0ubuntu10) as well as fglrx (2:13.101-0ubuntu3) driver. I tried installing the proprietary AMD Catalyst driver for Linux from the AMD homepage ... and failed :-(
LinuxMint started in fallback mode, but I was able to change the graphics driver and chose the fglrx-update driver. After rebooting the observed slowdown in calc as well as with the admin password prompt have stopped. The only error I recognize is that the LinuxMint Logo next to Menu has disappeared. Is this a problem?
Thanks for your help and advices!

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Re: LibreOffice calc slowdown in LinuxMint 16 Cinnamon

Post by computerbob » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:28 pm

If you right click the word Menu
Configure
The icon area shows the icon
If you don't have one, You could use any one you like
If I ever want a special icon for something, I do a google search
images
search tools
size
exactly
256x256

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