Ghostwriter dumps core

Hi there,

I just installed ghostwriter via pamac and wasn’t able to get it running. I did some investigations and actually it dumps a core file whenever started from command line. I used coredumpctl to see its message and got this:

       Message: Process 29812 (ghostwriter) of user 1002 dumped core.
                Stack trace of thread 29812:
                #0  0x00007fd2bb960d38 _ZTV11QHBoxLayout ( + 0x685d38)

The QT5 library mentioned is installed:

extra/qt5-base 5.15.2+kde+r210-1 (qt qt5) [installed]

ghostwriter itself has the version 2.0.2-1.

So, any hints what I can do? My first guess would be that this might be more related to Manjaro than to ghostwriter, but I can be wrong as well.

Any help appreciated, regards, Thomas

Remove ghostwriter - then ensure your system is fully updated.

sudo pacman -R ghostwriter


sudo pacman -Syu

Rebuild ghostwriter

pamac build ghostwriter

If the problem persist it is most likely an issue with the app itself and this can only be solved by the developer.


I did as you suggested, but no change so far. Maybe really worth contacting the developer. Thanks for your help anyway.

Regards, Thomas

I was going to suggest that - the application dump core on Arch too.