Enthused about Manjaro starting out but finding a number of graphics programs that ran fine on Linux Mint are not running on the OS.
The first is Kolourpaint installed off the system package manager, which loaded, but all of the icons on the left toolbox are white-on-white, and invisible no matter what is tried.
Next I tried deepin-draw 220.127.116.11-2, and had the same issue. All the icons are invisible. When I launch the program as root, they are visible… but this of course is never recommended.
I next tried Krita 4.4.1-8, looking for another alternative, off the Package Mangaer. This installed, but when I launch the program, I just get “Krita closed unexpectedly”. If I try starting it from the command line, I get:
KCrash: crashing… crashRecursionCounter = 2
KCrash: Application Name = krita path = /usr/bin pid = 86817
KCrash: Arguments: /usr/bin/krita
KCrash: Attempting to start /usr/lib/drkonqi
QSystemTrayIcon::setVisible: No Icon set
qt.qpa.xcb: QXcbConnection: XCB error: 5 (BadAtom), sequence: 552, resource id: 0, major code: 20 (GetProperty), minor code: 0
I then tried installing Krita directly off this Manjaro page, using the sudo snapd command:
followed the prompts, and the program would not run. Instead I got a “Run configure hook of core snap if present” error.
So, I found this page. Albeit the wrong OS, but least it was Linux and the same error.
The gist of what I got from this was to remove the ‘snap’ command and reinstall, and then try re-installing Krita.
I uninstalled ‘snap’, but now snap won’t re-install using Pacman.
So I then tried installing snap from the Package Manager. It installed, but off the command line, ‘snap’ is now no longer found. I appear to have simply lost it for good.
One of the drawbacks I’m finding is so many linux articles use “sudo apt-get”, but this command is not compatible with Manjaro, so you don’t have access to a lot of Linux packages. I understand pacman, but does Manjaro keep its own completely separate package list? Or is there a way to access the rest of the linux software.
I now have Krita installed from the Package Manager, but it simply says, “Krita Closed Unexpectedly” whenever launched from the menu.