[Slackbuilds-users] KiCad not loading symbols

Daniel Prosser dpross1100 at msn.com
Sun May 8 03:25:53 UTC 2022


Hopefully someone knows something about KiCad and can tell me what I'm 
doing wrong. I am a complete novice trying to learn how to use it. I 
installed it from SBo along with all dependencies as well as most of the 
extra packages (kicad-symbols, kicad-templates, kicad-footprints, 
skipped kicad-packages3D because it's so huge), but when I go to insert 
a symbol in the schematic editor, there are none available. I checked in 
the preferences and it does have the relevant environment variable 
pointing to /usr/share/kicad/library, where kicad-symbols installs the 
files, but it still doesn't "see" them there. Also, there were no 
symbols installed by the base kicad package; I'm not sure if that is 
expected or not.

Am I missing some simple step to load the symbols library, or did 
something go wrong with the build?



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