I have just installed Kicad on Win8 and my understanding is that there are basic libraries installed during the installation. Just to get familiar with the tool I created simple 3 component schematic. Wired it up then annotated it, then ran netlist. Then I ran CvPcb and this is where the trouble begins. I tried to load the libraries form Github and they are invalid. I only attempted to load two libraries from Github. Perhaps I’m suppose to do something in setting it up that doesn’t happen automatically when you install the program? I’m a new user so I can’t upload images for a screenshot, unless there is another way?
The first error I get says: “Configuration Error” No PCB footprint libraries are listed in the current footprint library table. Why would I get this error with a new installation?
I also found this thread My major frustration with KiCad + footprint talk
This is all very confusing to a beginner. Is there a step by step library configuration guide I should follow? Again, my confusion is that I thought there is a basic library installed during installation.