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Hi :)  

I assume that the machine crashes regardless of whether you are using LO or not?  

Perhaps now would be a good time to let your package manager run it's updates?  Don't worry, it 
wont upgrade LO as it generally just does updates, not upgrades.  

Errr, do you feel comfortable opening the side of the case and do you know how to take precautions 
again static?  

Even the cleanest skin has oils that can eat into chips and destroy tracks over time.  Plus skin 
carries a small static charge that is plenty enough to destroy components.  On the other hand you 
can usually open the side of the case without being forced to touch anything crucial inside (except 
by your own curiosity).  

My 1st guesses as to why it's started crashing is 
1.  Choking dust built-up too much and is now providing insulation trapping heat.  Don't blow it 
out!  For some reason it's not like normal dust and does tend to cause choking.  I usually try to 
have a cuppa tea or glass of milk or water fairly  nearby in case i forget and need a drink in a 

2.  Dead or dying fan, perhaps just too weighed down by the mystery dust.  

3.  graphics card wobbled loose somehow and needs to be pushed back firmly but gently.  

4.  Ram issues.  

5.  Java problems

Actually java and ram are probably easier to check without even taking the side off the case.  When 
booting into Mint use the grub menu to go down to the "Memory Test" options and let the testing run 
for quite a while, a couple of hours ideally.  

Java you could check just by installing a newer version of java, or reverting back to an older one 
or by switching off  java in LO (although other programs will probably still be using it)
Tools - Options - Java  

Also just wondering if your hard-drive is quite noisy?  or are the fans rattling away loudly?  Is 
the case getting quite hot?  

Regards from
Tom :)  

From: Viral Orpe <>
To: "" <> 
Sent: Saturday, 22 December 2012, 14:19
Subject: [libreoffice-users] Calc not able to store options

Season's Greetings!!

Hello everybody,

In one of the frequent, random power failures my PC (config below) switched off
despite the inverter+UPS it feeds through!

I was using firefox and Calc at the time this happened. 

Now that I am looking at the damage apparently there was none. 
1. The file I was working on opened up smoothly. Sometimes even if I switch off properly
it goes in to recover mode the next time I try to bring it up. So I was pleasantly surprised. 

2. The recent documents had just the last file I was working on. That indeed felt as a
blessing in disguise because normally the recent documents under Calc shows all the recent 

documents including odt etc. So I do have to search and open for my recent ods document.

3. Before the event, I had configured Calc to go "Right" when I completed a data entry to 

a cell and pressed ENTER. This had changed to the standard go "Down".  So, I went to 

Tools - Options - LibreOffice Calc - General - Input Settings - and made it "Right". 

The spread-sheet refuses to do so. I restarted Calc. No use. The above path still shows "Right"
as the option but the next cell is the cell down the last one. I restarted the machine and still 
no use.

I am not inclined to upgrade to higher version unless a re-installation is absolutely necessary.
(As I feel the efforts and risk of me doing something stupid are not worth the possible benefits.)

Any ideas? 


Viral Orpe :)

Processor  : Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual Core E6600 CPU 3.00GHz
Memory     : 4GB, DDR3 
OS            : Linux Mint 12 Lisa - Kernel Linux
3.0.0-13-generic (i686)
LibreOffice : LibreOffice 3.4.3  OOO340m1 (Build:302)
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