Openshot Won't Start

I cannot seem to get Openshot working; this is the error message when running ‘openshot-qt’:

Loaded modules from installed directory: /usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/openshot_qt
Warning: Ignoring XDG_SESSION_TYPE=wayland on Gnome. Use QT_QPA_PLATFORM=wayland to run on Wayland anyway.
app:INFO ------------------------------------------------
app:INFO Fri May 8 20:11:06 2020
app:INFO Starting new session
app:ERROR OpenShotApp::Import Error: No module named 'openshot'
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/openshot-qt", line 11, in <module>
load_entry_point('openshot-qt==2.5.1', 'gui_scripts', 'openshot-qt')()
File "/usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/openshot_qt/", line 97, in main
app = OpenShotApp(argv)
File "/usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/openshot_qt/classes/", line 72, in init
from classes import settings, project_data, updates, language, ui_util, logger_libopenshot
File "/usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/openshot_qt/classes/", line 31, in <module>
import openshot
ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'openshot'
app:INFO OpenShot's session ended
app:INFO Fri May 8 20:11:08 2020
app:INFO ================================================

Anybody has a solution?

I see it failing here on X (no Wayland) too.

clearuser@c…-clr/ $ openshot-qt
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/openshot_qt/”, line 47, in
from classes import info
ModuleNotFoundError: No module named ‘classes’

During handling of the above exception, another exception occurred:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/usr/bin/openshot-qt”, line 11, in
load_entry_point(‘openshot-qt==2.5.1’, ‘gui_scripts’, ‘openshot-qt’)()
File “/usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/pkg_resources/”, line 490, in load_entry_point
return get_distribution(dist).load_entry_point(group, name)
File “/usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/pkg_resources/”, line 2859, in load_entry_point
return ep.load()
File “/usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/pkg_resources/”, line 2450, in load
return self.resolve()
File “/usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/pkg_resources/”, line 2456, in resolve
module = import(self.module_name, fromlist=[‘name’], level=0)
File “/usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/openshot_qt/”, line 52, in
from classes import info
File “/usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/openshot_qt/classes/”, line 30, in
from PyQt5.QtCore import QDir
ModuleNotFoundError: No module named ‘PyQt5.sip’

Application also fails to start from the launcher icon.

I filed a bug and tagged @ahkok , as I know he loves this one :wink:

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@pixelgeek I’m like the opposite of a Python expert…