Since 20.03 upgrade, unfortunately, many programs using the GTK+ file dialog crash when trying to open/save a file, with the error-message:
GLib-GIO-ERROR **: 01:23:45.678: Settings schema 'org.gtk.Settings.FileChooser' does not contain a key named 'show-type-column'
Trace/breakpoint trap (core dumped)
This affects e.g.: Evince, Atril, Firefox, Chromium, LibreOffice, …
(Gimp, Inkscape, Viewnior seem to be unaffected.)
Is there any way to solve this? (Or would I have to downgrade to 19.09 again?)
And is this a bug in every affected program, or one generic Nix(OS)-bug?
This seems to be caused by incompatible GTK+-schema settings, and seems to always occur, if a program uses a GTK+-library with is newer then the currently active GTK+settings, e.g. if
a package from unstable is used, with settings from “stable”;
this can be worked around with:
mkdir -p ~/.local/share/glib-2.0/schemas
cp -pi /nix/store/...-gtk+3-3.<LATEST>/share/gsettings-schemas/gtk+3-3.*/glib-2.0/schemas/gschemas.compiled ~/.local/share/glib-2.0/schema/
settings are installed locally in
~/.local/share/glib-2.0/schemas (e.g. from the workaround above), but newer packages are used, e.g. after a NixOS-upgrade or newer packages from unstable.
this may be solved by:
rm -rf ~/.local/share/glib-2.0/schemas
If this does not solve the issue, the newest settings have to be copied to this directory (see workaround above)
- Is there a way to fix this automatically?
- Or maybe to detect this, and maybe other known problems by e.g. a new program ‘nix-check’?
- Is there a place where such “solutions-to-common-problems” could be collected? Would the wiki be the right place?
GLib-GIO-ERROR**: ... No GSettings schemas are installed on the system
GLib-GIO-ERROR **: ... Settings schema 'org.gtk.Settings.FileChooser' does not contain a key named 'show-type-column
- other, similar ones
I believe we noticed this a few months ago, are you using Pantheon per chance or gsettings overrides in gnome3?
No, I’m using fvwm as window-manager. No Pantheon,no GNOME3.
I found this thread after getting the error “Settings schema ‘org.gtk.Settings.FileChooser’ is not installed” and your solution worked for me. Thanks.