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On 09/11/2012 06:58 PM, Mas wrote:
This is a delay in ubuntu mounting the filesystem.  Writer is closing
because the application is unable to open the file. Then when you try the
second time, Ubuntu has mounted the FS, you can actually change your
settings in Ubuntu to automatically mount the filesystem during boot. This
is not a bug with Writer but a system configuration issue. You may find
some information on how to auto mount via Ubuntu help forums or wiki.


On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 5:44 PM, CVAlkan <> wrote:

Check this link to Ubuntu documentation about mounting a drive at boot.
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
as Nautilus.

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
been mounted.

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
same machine.

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
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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