Greetings lovely community,
Edit3: glibmm devs have just released a new update to v2.66.4-1, which fixes this issue, so be fully up to date and everything should be working for users just fine now
Edit2: I took the liberty of filing a bug report upstream for Inkscape and glibmm, in case I’m not the only one:
Edit1: It looks like the recent update to glibmm v2.66.3-1 is causing some software that has it as a dependency to crash on startup, notably software like Inkscape and Gparted, so if you NEED these applications or plan to use them, I would advise making sure you are running glibmm v2.66.2-1 (you may have to downgrade if you’re fully up to date), until upstream can revert or fix the issue. There may be other apps affected by this, but these are the ones discovered so far.
I like to dabble with some vector graphics from time to time and Inkscape is a great open source project for that. It’s still under active development, which is great to see. I’m not sure if it’s something on my end or not, but I am fully up to date system wise (I run
yay at least once a day), and for whatever reason now, whenever I try to launch Inkscape I’m greeted with an error message " Inkscape has encountered an internal error and will close now."
I’m just wondering if there are any other users here that already have Inkscape installed and can’t open it as well? Or if you don’t mind installing and testing to see if it opens or not for your system, please feel free to test and assist if you like.
I’m wondering if the recent nvidia drive update is the culprit or if it’s something else on my end. It was working just fine about a week or so ago since the last time I used Inkscape, so since then I’m not sure what could be the exact issue, but would appreciate if any other Inkscape users here may be able to chime in, I’d appreciate it, thank you. It would be good to know if this is a local issue on my end or possibly a more widespread issue.
For context, I tested this on Gnome 42.1, using Xorg, on 5.17 kernel series, with the latest nvidia drivers 510.68.02. Feel free to share your relevant stats on if Inkscape works or fails for you also, thanks again.
Update1: Since I can no longer reproduce this issue and a fix has been deployed, I closed the bug reports. If you still have an issue feel free to comment, just make sure you’re up to date first.
Inksacpe: https://gitlab.com/inkscape/inbox/-/issues/6904 [ CLOSED ]
glibmm : https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/glibmm/-/issues/98 [ CLOSED ] -upstream has released a new version that addresses this issue, so be fully up to date and everything should work okay.