PCBNew and EESHEMA crash when started

Bug #1851381 reported by Andrew Edwards on 2019-11-05
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
KiCad
Incomplete
Undecided
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Bug Description

Setting up a new laptop. Installed KiCad, it ran fine for a few days. Suddenly I couldn't open anything in EESHEMA or PCBNEW without it crashing immediately. The EESCHEMA or PCBNEW window will open, toolbars are present but the canvas stays white and the program locks up.
I found I could get it to launch if I deleted everything in my appdata folder.
Tracked it to both the eeshema and pcbnew files in appdata.
Tracked it further to the values for SchematicFramePos_x and SchematicFramePos_y in eeschema and PcbFramePos_x and PcbFramePos_y in pcbnew.
Turns out, when I use my external monitor, drag my eeshema or pcbnew windows over to my external monitor (Both screens are 1080p, set to extend in windows display settings, external monitor is monitor 2, located to the right of my main monitor), then close kicad, these values get updated to the following:
SchematicFramePos_x=1912
SchematicFramePos_y=-8
The next time I try to launch the application, it crashes. If I change the 1912 value to -8, the window opens on my primary monitor and I have no problem.
When trying to replicate on a colleagues machine, they get a framPos_x of 2391 and they have no problem opening and closing the program. i.e. I cannot replicate this on another machine. It is EXTREMELY consistent on my new laptop.

Application: KiCad
Version: (5.1.4)-1, release build
Libraries:
    wxWidgets 3.0.4
    libcurl/7.61.1 OpenSSL/1.1.1 (WinSSL) zlib/1.2.11 brotli/1.0.6 libidn2/2.0.5 libpsl/0.20.2 (+libidn2/2.0.5) nghttp2/1.34.0
Platform: Windows 8 (build 9200), 64-bit edition, 64 bit, Little endian, wxMSW
Build Info:
    wxWidgets: 3.0.4 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8)
    Boost: 1.68.0
    OpenCASCADE Community Edition: 6.9.1
    Curl: 7.61.1
    Compiler: GCC 8.2.0 with C++ ABI 1013

Build settings:
    USE_WX_GRAPHICS_CONTEXT=OFF
    USE_WX_OVERLAY=OFF
    KICAD_SCRIPTING=ON
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_MODULES=ON
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_PYTHON3=OFF
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON=ON
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON_PHOENIX=OFF
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_ACTION_MENU=ON
    BUILD_GITHUB_PLUGIN=ON
    KICAD_USE_OCE=ON
    KICAD_USE_OCC=OFF
    KICAD_SPICE=ON

Andrew Edwards (aedwardskraken) wrote :

Laptop is running Windws 10 Home Version 1809
i7-9750H
16GB of RAM
512GB M2 SSD
RTX 2070

Seth Hillbrand (sethh) wrote :

If you change the y position to 0, does it crash?

Changed in kicad:
status: New → Incomplete
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