5.99 crashing when trying to open Schematic & Symbol Editors [Solved]

Title says it all.
PCB & Footprint editors open properly and 5.1.12 is OK.

Any one else experiencing difficulties with the latest 5.99 Schematic?

Application: KiCad

Version: 5.99.0-unknown-43c85771eb~143~ubuntu20.04.1, release build

Libraries:
wxWidgets 3.0.4
libcurl/7.68.0 OpenSSL/1.1.1f zlib/1.2.11 brotli/1.0.7 libidn2/2.2.0 libpsl/0.21.0 (+libidn2/2.2.0) libssh/0.9.3/openssl/zlib nghttp2/1.40.0 librtmp/2.3

Platform: Linux 5.4.0-90-generic x86_64, 64 bit, Little endian, wxGTK, cinnamon, x11

Build Info:
Date: Nov 13 2021 09:48:04
wxWidgets: 3.0.4 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8) GTK+ 3.24
Boost: 1.71.0
OCC: 7.5.2
Curl: 7.68.0
ngspice: 31
Compiler: GCC 9.3.0 with C++ ABI 1013

Build settings:
KICAD_USE_OCC=ON
KICAD_SPICE=ON

I have been using 5.99 versions for (I think) over a year with Windows10. Schematic, symbol, footprint, and pcb editors. It has crashed but rarely and not in at least the last 3 months. So maybe the problem is particular to the Linux version?

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I don’t know.
I downloaded the Nov.13 version yesterday evening and it failed at first attempt. After the rest of the Linux updates had downloaded, the computer (I have to blame something), made another attempt at 5.99.
This time it was successful and after restarting the machine I checked 5.99 and all seemed well.
This afternoon I turned on the computer, opened 5.99, and computer said no! :slightly_frowning_face:

I posted in the hope it was 5.99 and not me before I go digging, and possibly end up trashing everything.

Cannot confirm this with

Application: KiCad Schematic Editor (64-bit)

Version: (5.99.0-13230-gda58e9ee4c), release build

Libraries:
	wxWidgets 3.1.5
	libcurl/7.78.0-DEV Schannel zlib/1.2.11

Platform: Windows 10 (build 22000), 64-bit edition, 64 bit, Little endian, wxMSW

Build Info:
	Date: Nov 11 2021 12:01:07
	wxWidgets: 3.1.5 (wchar_t,wx containers)
	Boost: 1.76.0
	OCC: 7.5.0
	Curl: 7.78.0-DEV
	ngspice: 35
	Compiler: Visual C++ 1929 without C++ ABI

Build settings:
	KICAD_USE_OCC=ON
	KICAD_SPICE=ON

All KiCad programs open normally for me.
Rebooting is rarely a fix in Linux, especially for “normal” programs.

You can try to start “kicad-nightly” from the command line. Sometimes it spits out some error messages which get lost if you start it directly from your GUI.

paul@medion:~$ kicad-nightly
*** BUG ***
In pixman_region32_init_rect: Invalid rectangle passed
Set a breakpoint on '_pixman_log_error' to debug

*** BUG ***
In pixman_region32_init_rect: Invalid rectangle passed
Set a breakpoint on '_pixman_log_error' to debug

Those “Invalid rectangle” things are generated by wxWidgets or some other OS component and can be safely ignored.

Version used:

Application: KiCad Schematic Editor

Version: 5.99.0-unknown-43c85771eb~143~ubuntu20.04.1, release build

Libraries:
	wxWidgets 3.0.4
	libcurl/7.68.0 OpenSSL/1.1.1f zlib/1.2.11 brotli/1.0.7 libidn2/2.2.0 libpsl/0.21.0 (+libidn2/2.2.0) libssh/0.9.3/openssl/zlib nghttp2/1.40.0 librtmp/2.3

Platform: Linux 5.4.0-90-generic x86_64, 64 bit, Little endian, wxGTK, xfce, x11

Build Info:
	Date: Nov 13 2021 09:48:04
	wxWidgets: 3.0.4 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8) GTK+ 3.24
	Boost: 1.71.0
	OCC: 7.5.2
	Curl: 7.68.0
	ngspice: 31
	Compiler: GCC 9.3.0 with C++ ABI 1013

Build settings:
	KICAD_USE_OCC=ON
	KICAD_SPICE=ON

Thank you people,
I thought the problem was me. I just wanted confirmation before I took out the spanners.

Problem solved… the failed partial download followed by the full download must have corrupted something.
Completely removed 5.99 then downloaded it again. All is well this time.