Komodo won't start on linux due to missing symbol

Posted by nathanri on 2015-05-27 08:47
Question: 

Komodo won't start on linux, complains about gdk_window_get_visual symbol

Answer: 

On certain older (mostly RedHat based) linux distros Komodo will fail to start with the following error:

undefined symbol: gdk_window_get_visual

To fix this error you simply need to install the "gdk-pixbuf2" package. The name varies per distro, but searching for "pixbuf" should get you the right package name.