- Check if your required older version is still in /var/cache/pacman/pkg
- If it is, right click on older package, select ‘Open with software install’
- You should get ‘Warning: downgrading package libreoffice-fresh’ (6.2.0-3 => 6.2.0-3)
- Follow instructions to downgrade
If you don’t have older package in cache, download from https://archive.archlinux.org/packages
When downloaded, click on downloaded file to install.
In either case, set Pamac to ignore updates for now.
Open Pamac, click on 3 dots, top right, select ‘Preferences’
Enter your password
Under ‘General’ tab go to ‘Ignore updates’ box at bottom
Click on ‘+’
Select Libreoffice from dropdown list
Seems to be a problem with your installation, copy from Libreoffice, paste to Kate etc working here.
An alternative is to install Simple Scan. I have a Canon TS5050 and had a similar problem to you. There are a couple of differences between Scangear and Simple Scan:
Scan gear can save in JPEG or PDF formats, although there doesn’t seem to be an obvious way to change scan resolutions.
Simple Scan saves both text and photo scans as PDF, it’s easy to change the scan resolution, brightness and contrast from the settings menu.
I tend to use Simple Scan, although both work well.
Started using open source software, such as Open Office and Mozilla Firebird (now Firefox) on Windows ME in early 2000’s. Tried various Linux distributions (eg Knoppix, Mandrake, etc) using CD’s without permanently installing them.
First Linux installation was Ubuntu 5.04 Hoary Hedgehog in 2005, permanently removed Windows! Used various versions of Ubuntu with Gnome 2 desktop for several years, short periods using Crunchbang, Xfce, then Linux Mint until 2014. During this time I frequently tried out various distributions and desktops, usually using live media on USB sticks.
In April 2014 installed Antergos with Gnome 3 desktop. Used Gnome until March this year. Really liked the elegance and simplicity of Gnome but frustrated by the restricted customisation and unreliability of some Gnome Shell extensions. After updating to Gnome 3.28 I had a problem trying to log in, and with the ongoing memory leaks with Gnome Shell, decided to try the KDE Plasma desktop. Very happy with KDE, although the range of settings and customisation can be overwhelming at first.
Since starting to use Antergos, don’t feel the need to try out any other distributions, as I know I always have the latest versions of software with a huge choice of applications.
Thanks for the suggestion. Already using 6.1.1-3 when I noticed the problem, although it may have been there for a few days before. Will wait for next update to Libreoffice, but problem solved in the meantime. Was using Gnome for so long that GTK dialogue doesn’t feel out of place!
I had a problem using Libreoffice Fresh 6.1.1 in KDE when trying to save a document using the ‘Save as’ option. This causes Libreoffice to freeze, with soffice.bin using 100% of one of the CPU cycles. Doing a force quit then results in the process lo_kde5filepick running at 100%. This continues unless this process is also forced to quit.
Others have had the same problem, see:
This seems to be related to Libreoffice Fresh now using KDE dialogues for saving new files. A temporary fix is to enable SAL_USE_VCLPLUGIN=gtk3 in
/etc/profile.d/libreoffice-fresh.shby uncommenting this line. This results in Libreoffice going back to using the GTK ‘Save’ dialogue and prevents any freezing or high CPU usage for me.
Not sure where you’re located but here in UK you can buy laptops without any OS installed from Novatech eg:
I’ve had several laptops from them over the years and they work well with Ubuntu, Mint and Antergos.
Tuxedo in Germany also do laptops and desktops with various flavours of Linux installed, or no OS. I have no experience of these, but they seem to have a reasonable range:
I also did internet search with no luck, tried general search, also Archwiki, KDE forums, etc. It could correspond with the recent kernel update, last update was 4.17.4-1 on 2018-07-07. I see there’s version 4.17.5-1 in testing at moment, so maybe it will be fixed when that is released.
Have you tried setting these packages as ignored in Pamac?
Open Pamac, then preferences (3 dots, top right corner)
Enter your password, when requested
Under General tab, go to box at bottom
Click ‘+’ to add packages to ignored list
Dialogue box opens with list of all packages
Select packages to ignore, click on ‘Choose’
Ignored packages should now be listed on ‘General’ tab of Preferences
This has worked for me in the past when an updated package has caused problems