After a complete uninstall and reinstall I noticed there’s a warning message about not finding the libraries. I investigated a bit more and found the path is containing one too many slash and that there is mismatches between the library name and its label (see screenshot).
For testing, I have manually corrected the name of one library and then it would display footprints in the “assign footprint” window.
Is there an easy way to have the library corrected more easily than to check each entry manually?
I found a solution. There’s a “footprint library manager” window. I deleted all entries and added them fresh by clicking the “folder” icon in the lower section. Then selected all from the modules folder and that made it work.
However, this should be corrected so that new users would not need to do that.
Compare the path name that KiCad uses: KiCad Project Manager / Preferences / Configure Paths with the actual path name used by your operating system to the real location of the files.
If you have not touched these paths an error would be unlikely, but you may have done so
Has your library setup ever worked in the past? Did you use it back then, or just installed it and got distracted?
As a “dumb resort” it may help to completely uninstall kicad (with --purge) and re-install it. Also make sure that ~/config/kicad gets deleted (or rename it to somewhere KiCad can’t find it. If this configuration does not exist, KiCad should re-create it from a default template.
No. Not ever touched those paths. I just learned about them today (after purge etc.). See my above replies, I actually sorted out the problem and corrected it. As far as I see it, it’s a fault of the installation routine.
Your answer was overlapping mine, I went down the same paths (reinstall, and also checked whether it had deleted any config stuff, which it did. Actually, it was the -auto-remove option which did that for me).
in the library manager on the “global” tab, choose all library entries and hit the “recycle bin” icon, which should remove all entries
the hit the “folder” icon in the lower section. It took me to the folder /usr/share/kicad/modules/ where I selected all existing libraries.
The other stuff was about how I removed my KiCad installation. That is probably not necessary. (And you were right about auto-remove. I did a “sudo apt purge kicad” and found the libraries under /usr/share/kicad still being there. After “sudo apt auto-remove” those were deleted, too.)