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I had the problem with libreoffice --writer crashing on my system without any message. libreoffice --calc was working without any problem. (I did not check on the others like draw or impress).

I have been able to just start libreoffice without any option, but experienced the same crash when selecting new writer document from the GUI.

  Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux buster/sid
            Kernel: Linux 4.13.0-1-686-pae
      Architecture: x86
       LibreOffice: 1:5.4.2-3

I did not have this problem with the same versions on a 64bit system.

I now worked around this issue by removing the libreoffice gtk3 package.

apt remove libreoffice-gtk3

I can live with this though it does not look very nice, but is there any better workaround, that does not involve a downgrade?

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    Does it help if you move your configuration out of the way? mv ~/.config/libreoffice{,.old} Nov 30, 2017 at 23:20
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    @StephenKitt; no, unfortunately not. The only difference it makes is that it shows the Splash Screen a second time at a different position before crashing :-) when launching from the terminal. Selecting the document type from the GUI seems to crash the same way as before.
    – nath
    Nov 30, 2017 at 23:35

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This seems to be fixed since version: 1:5.4.3-4+b1

Libre Office did not run anymore, with or without: libreoffice-gtk3
It just quit without any message when started from the terminal, with or without option (--calc --writer...)

Happily this time it could be fixed as @StephenKitt recommended earlier by moving the old configuration files out of the way.

mv ~/.config/libreoffice{,.old}

since then it also runs with: libreoffice-gtk3

On the first start I got the error message:

$ libreoffice 
error
xsltParseStylesheetFile : cannot parse 
I/O warning : failed to load external entity ""
error
xsltParseStylesheetFile : cannot parse 

though only on the first start.

Now it seems to run quite stable and lots faster then before.

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in my case problem solved with remove this package

sudo apt purge mesa-opencl-icd

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