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Today I suddenly found that LibreOffice will not open. It has worked fine for the past 2 years on ubuntu 14.04.

Have tried uninstalling, purging, and reinstalling, but still the same problem.

When I try to launch LibreOffice, there is a brief flicker, then nothing. Will upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 help?

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    Have you tried opening it from a terminal (libreoffice --writer for example)? that may display some helpful error messages – steeldriver Jun 21 '17 at 2:24
  • I ended up upgrading to 16.04, and though the computer froze before completing, it now seems to work., and Libreoffice is now OK. – gileswit Jun 22 '17 at 3:55
  • I think that the problem was in the kernel (linux-image-3.13.0-119-generic in Trusty), it contains a fix for the Stack Clash vulnerability. Newest kernel linux-image-3.13.0-123-generic includes correct fix. – N0rbert Jul 3 '17 at 15:32
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I ended up upgrading to 16.04, and though the computer froze before completing, it now seems to work., and Libreoffice is now OK.

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