Using: Ubuntu 12.04.1; LibreOffice 3.6
On my system, which is a dual boot with Windows, I have a lot of documents
already on NTFS drives (I also have LibreOffice 3.6 installed on Windows).
When I start Writer (in Ubuntu), and choose File|Open, I am able to see and
select files on the NTFS drives, but when I select one to open, Writer
simply disappears. I am assuming that this is because the particular NTFS
drive is not mounted in Ubuntu yet, although it shows up in Writer as well
If I do this a second time, it works fine and the file is loaded. At this
point, Nautilus shows the symbol next to the drive indicating that it has
If Writer can see the file, it seems like it should mount the drive without
any overt intervention on my part. It almost seems as if it does actually
try to do this, but there might be some timing issue involved (i.e. it
doesn't wait long enough for the drive to be mounted before silently
Is this ... a bug? ... a configuration setting I haven't discovered? Does
anyone know what to do about this annoyance?
Additionally, I tried (after unmounting the drive) choosing the document
from the "recently opened" list, and it says the file doesn't exist,
although Writer doesn't disappear in this circumstance. After the drive is
mounted, of course, other recent files load as expected. Once again, it
would seem that, if Writer knows where the file is located, it should
attempt to mount the drive - at least if it knows it's a local drive on the
One other observation that I'm not certain of: I had originally installed
Ubuntu with wubi to try it out, and I don't believe there was any problem
with automatically mounting and opening anything I picked in Writer, but I
can't swear to that (since everything "worked" I didn't pay much attention).
Under wubi, I believe I was using the "stock" Libre 3.5.x though, so this
might indicate something.
As indicated above, I'm not familiar enough with Ubuntu or LibreOffice to
know if I should submit this as an "enhancement request" or a "bug" and
would appreciate any comments. Thanks.
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