Cinnamon desktop on Linux Mint 18.2

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:

ksnapshot(6237)/kdeui (KIconLoader): Error: standard icon theme "oxygen" not found! 

ksnapshot(6237): No ksycoca4 database available! 

ksnapshot(6237)/kdecore (trader) KServiceTypeTrader::defaultOffers: KServiceTypeTrader: serviceType  "KIPI/Plugin"  not found 
ksnapshot(6237) KSnapshot::KSnapshot: Mode =  0

(ksnapshot:6237): Gtk-CRITICAL **: IA__gtk_widget_get_direction: assertion 'GTK_IS_WIDGET (widget)' failed

(ksnapshot:6237): Gtk-CRITICAL **: IA__gtk_widget_get_direction: assertion 'GTK_IS_WIDGET (widget)' failed
ksnapshot(6237): No ksycoca4 database available! 

ksnapshot(6237)/kdecore (trader) KServiceTypeTrader::defaultOffers: KServiceTypeTrader: serviceType  "QImageIOPlugins"  not found 
ksnapshot(6237) fileModule: Failed to load configured file module "kfilemodule"
KCrash: Application 'ksnapshot' crashing...
KCrash: Attempting to start  from kdeinit
KCrash: Connect sock_file=/home/kamit/.kde/socket-kamithu/kdeinit4__0
Warning: connect() failed: : No such file or directory
KCrash: Attempting to start  directly
KCrash failed to exec(), errno = 2
Unable to start Dr. Konqi
Not forwarding the crash to Apport.

From that, it looks like the system is missing key KDE libraries and plugins. The solution? Install them using 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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9 Responses

  1. This fix is still needed in 17.3! The fix still works with 17.3, but it has additional issues for me with icon’s, searched for and found “oxygen-icon-theme-complete”, that ALSO needed to be installed. Its in the Linux Mint “Software Manager”, though I don’t have the sudo install command, If someone figures this out, please reply…

  2. Thanks—this also solves problems on a Linux Mint 17.2 installation.

    In my case I was experiencing this when trying to run Kexi, so I initially thought it was a Kexi packaging issue. Since it seems to affect a number of KDE packages, perhaps it’s a KDE packaging issue?

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