Impress Runs Poorly in Mint 18.,3 [SOLVED]

Questions about applications and software
Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help
Post Reply
User avatar
rgand
Level 4
Level 4
Posts: 386
Joined: Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:44 am

Impress Runs Poorly in Mint 18.,3 [SOLVED]

Post by rgand » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:38 pm

I do presentations generated in LibreOffice Impress. I can make them and work with them just fine but playback is unacceptable in Mint 18.3. In Mint 17.3 it was great. When I upgraded, I found that I can no longer give good presentations with it. When I change slides, the screen flashes completely white before showing the next slide. It even does it on presentations I made with Mint 17.3 so I know it is some difference with Mint 18.3. Fortunately I have Linux Lite on one computer so I can use the presentations I generate. Linux Lite does work great but it would be nice to be able to use Mint 18.3 since it's a much nicer platform. Has anyone had any experience with this?

I keep all updates current. My system:
Image
Last edited by rgand on Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:16 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Smile, it makes people wonder what you've been up to.

User avatar
phd21
Level 17
Level 17
Posts: 7480
Joined: Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:42 pm
Location: Florida

Re: Impress Runs Poorly in Mint 18.,3

Post by phd21 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:04 pm

Hi rgand,

It would help to know more about your system setup. If you run "inxi -Fxzd" and "lsusb" from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information.
Phd21: Mint KDE 17.3 & 18.3, 64-bit Awesome OS, Ancient Dell OptiPlex 780 Core2Duo E8400 3GHz,4gb Ram,256gb SDD, Video: Intel 4 Graphics, DVD Lightscribe. Why I use KDE?:https://opensource.com/life/15/4/9-reasons-to-use-kde

User avatar
rgand
Level 4
Level 4
Posts: 386
Joined: Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:44 am

Re: Impress Runs Poorly in Mint 18.,3

Post by rgand » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:19 am

Thanks for the reply. Here are the results. Those are two impressive commands.

Code: Select all

rg@rg-G75VW ~ $ inxi -Fxzd
System:    Host: rg-G75VW Kernel: 4.13.0-37-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   System: ASUSTeK (portable) product: G75VW v: 1.0
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: G75VW v: 1.0
           Bios: American Megatrends v: G75VW.207 date: 04/06/2012
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-3610QM (-HT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 18358
           clock speeds: max: 3300 MHz 1: 2294 MHz 2: 2294 MHz 3: 2294 MHz
           4: 2294 MHz 5: 2294 MHz 6: 2294 MHz 7: 2294 MHz 8: 2294 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GK107M [GeForce GTX 660M] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.01hz, 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 660M/PCIe/SSE2
           GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 384.111 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Card-2 NVIDIA GK107 HDMI Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.0-37-generic
Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter
           driver: ath9k bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: wlp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR8151 v2.0 Gigabit Ethernet
           driver: atl1c v: 1.0.1.1-NAPI port: d000 bus-ID: 04:00.0
           IF: enp4s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1250.3GB (14.8% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WDS250G1B0A size: 250.1GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: ST1000LM014 size: 1000.2GB
           Optical: /dev/sr0 model: HL-DT-ST DVDRWBD CT10N
           rev: A104 dev-links: cdrom,cdrw,dvd,dvdrw
           Features: speed: 24x multisession: yes
           audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running
Partition: ID-1: / size: 213G used: 27G (14%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 17.14GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 41.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 0.0:39C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info:      Processes: 261 Uptime: 2 min Memory: 1136.1/16000.7MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35 
rg@rg-G75VW ~ $ 

Code: Select all

rg@rg-G75VW ~ $ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 064e:d213 Suyin Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 046d:c52b Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver
Bus 003 Device 005: ID 04b8:013d Seiko Epson Corp. 
Bus 003 Device 007: ID 045e:0768 Microsoft Corp. Sidewinder X4
Bus 003 Device 006: ID 05e3:0608 Genesys Logic, Inc. Hub
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 050d:0414 Belkin Components 
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 05e3:0608 Genesys Logic, Inc. Hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
rg@rg-G75VW ~ $ 
Smile, it makes people wonder what you've been up to.

User avatar
phd21
Level 17
Level 17
Posts: 7480
Joined: Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:42 pm
Location: Florida

Re: Impress Runs Poorly in Mint 18.,3

Post by phd21 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:19 am

Hi rgand,
rgand wrote: Thanks for the reply. Here are the results. Those are two impressive commands.
You are welcome...

Those are great commands and they help you and everyone else here understand what system you are running and to identify certain potential setup issues. I do not see anything wrong with the results of the "inxi -Fxzd" console terminal command, so that is a good thing. Looks like a really nice computer.

There is a new "inxi" command available called "pinxi" that is even more impressive, see post link below:
Mint Beta testers for the new inxi Perl release requested - Linux Mint Forums
viewtopic.php?f=61&t=265932

Your computer should be running everything fairly quickly considering you have an i7 CPU with 16gb of system memory. Using an SSDrive (SSD) would help tremendously.

There are various ways to make your system perform at its best, and certain applications also have their own performance tweaks.

- Speed up your Mint! - Easy Linux tips project (Great Linux website)
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/3

- Are you using the newest update to LibreOffice 1.6.x? They have a stable PPA to keep this office suite up to date.
  • Using OpenGL may help speed things up in its setup, Tools ->Options ->LibreOffice ->View
LibreOffice 6.0 is now Available via Its PPA for Ubuntu – Website for Students
https://websiteforstudents.com/libreoff ... and-18-04/

LibreOffice Fresh : “LibreOffice Packaging” team
https://launchpad.net/~libreoffice/+archive/ubuntu/ppa
To install this using the PPA method, open a console terminal, type in, or copy & paste, each line below one by one:
Click "Select All" above command, right click the highlighted command, select Copy (or Ctrl+Insert), click in the console terminal window, and right click paste (or Shift+Insert), repeat for each command.

Code: Select all

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa

Code: Select all

sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade && sudo apt autoremove

How to Speed Up LibreOffice with 4 Simple Steps - Make Tech Easier
https://www.maketecheasier.com/speed-up-libreoffice/

Speed up LibreOffice startup and improve graphics peformance
https://www.pcsuggest.com/speed-up-libreoffice-startup/


- You might also consider installing and using "Calligra Stage", "Scribus" new version, or other applications like slideshow movie makers, like "ffDiaporama", Imagination, etc... If your presentation(s) are automatic and non-interactive, then you can also incorporate them into videos (record the desktop) and use video editors and or slideshow movie makers to enhance them even further.

LibreOffice - Impress Alternatives for Linux - AlternativeTo.net
https://alternativeto.net/software/libr ... form=linux

Hope this helps ...
Last edited by phd21 on Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Phd21: Mint KDE 17.3 & 18.3, 64-bit Awesome OS, Ancient Dell OptiPlex 780 Core2Duo E8400 3GHz,4gb Ram,256gb SDD, Video: Intel 4 Graphics, DVD Lightscribe. Why I use KDE?:https://opensource.com/life/15/4/9-reasons-to-use-kde

User avatar
rgand
Level 4
Level 4
Posts: 386
Joined: Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:44 am

Re: Impress Runs Poorly in Mint 18.,3

Post by rgand » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:10 pm

Thanks for the quick reply. Yes, this computer is a fine one. I don't even have a desktop computer any more. I know that an SSD would help but since both drives have an installation of Mint on them, I have to be satisfied with the SSHD hybrid drive. That alone sped things up.
phd21 wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:19 am
Hope this helps ...
Heck, yeah! It'll take me a while to go through it all but that I will do and see if I can get it working right. There's no earthly reason it shouldn't because the other computer with Linux Lite on it is an OLD slow machine with minimal memory and such. In fact that one didn't have the oomph to run Mint properly so I had to put Lite on it.

The version of LibreOffice I have is what was installed with Mint. Looks like version 5.1.6.2.
Image
Smile, it makes people wonder what you've been up to.

User avatar
phd21
Level 17
Level 17
Posts: 7480
Joined: Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:42 pm
Location: Florida

Re: Impress Runs Poorly in Mint 18.,3

Post by phd21 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:50 pm

Hi rgand,

You are welcome...

You are using an older version of LibreOffice and the newer one has many updates and improvements. Use their LibreOffice PPA to keep this updated.

...
LibreOffice6.jpg
LibreOffice ver.6
Phd21: Mint KDE 17.3 & 18.3, 64-bit Awesome OS, Ancient Dell OptiPlex 780 Core2Duo E8400 3GHz,4gb Ram,256gb SDD, Video: Intel 4 Graphics, DVD Lightscribe. Why I use KDE?:https://opensource.com/life/15/4/9-reasons-to-use-kde

User avatar
rgand
Level 4
Level 4
Posts: 386
Joined: Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:44 am

Re: Impress Runs Poorly in Mint 18.,3

Post by rgand » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:11 pm

Upgrading to LibreOffice 6 did the trick. I'll mark this thread solved.

I still intend to go through your other suggestions.

Many thanks for the help.
Smile, it makes people wonder what you've been up to.

User avatar
phd21
Level 17
Level 17
Posts: 7480
Joined: Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:42 pm
Location: Florida

Re: Impress Runs Poorly in Mint 18.,3

Post by phd21 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:46 pm

Hi rgand,

You are welcome...
Phd21: Mint KDE 17.3 & 18.3, 64-bit Awesome OS, Ancient Dell OptiPlex 780 Core2Duo E8400 3GHz,4gb Ram,256gb SDD, Video: Intel 4 Graphics, DVD Lightscribe. Why I use KDE?:https://opensource.com/life/15/4/9-reasons-to-use-kde

Post Reply

Return to “Software & Applications”