New to the forum. Just installed Ubuntu 21.04 yesterday, then installed Kicad that came with it, it’s version 5.1.9 apparently.
Problem : I drew my schematic, no problem. Then I went to assign footprints to every components… and it the foot print browser doesn’t work. Every time I click on a component category, say “Diodes_SMD” as an example, I get an error message saying it nowhere to be found on the hard disk. I checked… it IS there… just with a slightly different spelling. 99% of the time the footprint browser uses a plural form, but the libraries on the disc use singular form… typo. So the browser sees no match and reports the library as “missing”. So I created a symlink to correct the spelling problem… now I don’t get the error any more, great. I can now select that category in the browser but… it’s still not working right : it shows ZERO footprints in that category ! So there must be something else wrong… but it’s out of my league now.
Basically Kicad on Ubuntu 21.04 does not work.
I assume it affect anyone on Ubuntu 21.04 so must be a well known problem ? Is there a fixed deb package we can download from somewhere ?!
Thanks very much in advance…