3D Viewer crashes KiCad - Linux Mint 18.2


I’m running the latest nightly in Linux Mint 18.2.
Everything seems to be running fine except for the 3D Viewer. When launching it, Kicad simply crashes.
Running from terminal shows some random code and then an “Aborted” message. The lines seem to be different each time. Some examples:

7f575f1eb000-7f575f1ed000 rw-p 00285000 08:16 4721333 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libwx_baseu-3.0.so.0.2.0Aborted

ffffffffff600000-ffffffffff601000 r-xp 00000000 00:00 0 [vsyscall]

7f90a3d0f000-7f90a3d10000 r–p 00004000 08:16 4728447 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libXxf86vm.so.1.0.0Aborted

7fee9bb2a000-7fee9bb2b000 r–s 00000000 08:16 1441913 /var/cache/fontconfig/c5c45a61289222e0d30b1a26ef4effbe-le64.cache-6Aborted


Hi @bogdan2011 this is primarily a user forum and you will get better support for this type of issue at the developers forums:



I am also using Linux Mint 18.2
I’ve just updated and rebuild latest KiCad version and 3D Viewer is working good.

What is your hardware specifications? GPU…etc?
Could it be a GPU driver issue?


Most important question: Does it happen with all boards/footprints (even an empty one) or just with some specific project/footprint