KiCad 4.0.7 crashes on Mint 18.2 (Ubuntu 16.04)


today i received 4.0.7 via Updater, but only Eeschema works. If i start Pcbnew or Footprint editor, KiCad crashes.
I completly purged KiCad and reinstalled it. Still same behaviour :frowning:

The console outputs this:

The program ‘kicad’ received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was ‘BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)’.
(Details: serial 7646 error_code 2 request_code 154 minor_code 24)
(Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)


Might be related to this bug mentioned on the mailing list. (This is the reason the 4.0.7 release has been moved one week back. I don’t know why ubuntu pushed it early again.)

KiCad crashes immediately if i try to start Pcbnew/Footprint etc… It seems there are several more segfaults…


If you think the list of segfaults listed in the mail by wayne does not list all problems then it might be a good idea to open a bug over at the bugtracker. Maybe also look if there is already a similar bug reported.

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Is this related to Ubuntu PPA has a 4.0.7? Seems a few different bugs have crept in to 4.0.7.

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4.0.7 is not even officially out yet.
View the PPA as release candidates this week and use extreme backup caution if you are using them for real work