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Solution for crashing KDE applications on Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon

On one of my test systems, I have Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon installed. However, I still like to use KSnapshot, the screenshot application for KDE.

And that’s because it’s better than the equivalent application in Cinnamon.

The only problem is it crashes anytime I want to save a screenshot. And because Linux Mint Cinnamon does not have a bug reporting tool installed, the only way to find out why it’s crashing is to start it from the command line.

A sample crash “report” is shown below:

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From that, it looks like the system is missing key KDE libraries and plugins. The solution? Install them using

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sudo apt-get install -y kdelibs-bin kdelibs5-data kdelibs5-plugins.

Not that I’ve only observed this crashing on Linux Mint 17 and 17.1 Cinnamon. I’m running Fedora 22 Cinnamon on another computer with several KDE applications installed. So far, they’ve not being crashing.

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