Kicad cannot find library


#1

I downloaded a library from GitHub. Unzipped it, and added it to my schematic. However when I try to open the library to get a component,I get an error that says the library cannot be found. The path is correct.

I am at a loss


#2

Not much detail in your post to make it easy to figure out what might be wrong. KiCad version and OS?

In Eeschema, under “Preferences/Manage Symbol Libraries…” did you add your library there?


#3

Compare the path listed inside the error message against the path to where your library lives.


#4

Sorry about that, Kicad version is 6.0.0 running on Ubuntu 18.04.1.

In Eeschema, under “Preferences/Manage Symbol Libraries…” did you add your library there?

Yes. I first use Preferences/Configure Paths and added the new library path. Then used Preferences/Manage Symbols Library to add the library to my schematic.

I had the library on a server (remote file system) that is mapped to my Ubuntu system. In that configuration I get the file not found. So I moved the library to my Ubuntu desktop and got the same error sometimes, but most of the time when I select the library (for example in View/Library Browser) the library is there in the left column, but the right column where the symbols are supposed to be is blank.