When I start Neovim I get the following error message:

Error detected while processing /home/dell/.config/nvim/init.lua:
E5113: Error while calling lua chunk: /home/dell/.config/nvim/lua/core/bootstra
p.lua:33: module 'plugins' not found:
        no field package.preload['plugins']
        no file './plugins.lua'
        no file '/__w/neovim/neovim/.deps/usr/share/luajit-2.1/plugins.lua'
        no file '/usr/local/share/lua/5.1/plugins.lua'
        no file '/usr/local/share/lua/5.1/plugins/init.lua'
        no file '/__w/neovim/neovim/.deps/usr/share/lua/5.1/plugins.lua'
        no file '/__w/neovim/neovim/.deps/usr/share/lua/5.1/plugins/init.lua'   
        no file './plugins.so'
        no file '/usr/local/lib/lua/5.1/plugins.so'
        no file '/__w/neovim/neovim/.deps/usr/lib/lua/5.1/plugins.so'
        no file '/usr/local/lib/lua/5.1/loadall.so'
stack traceback:
        [C]: in function 'require'
        /home/dell/.config/nvim/lua/core/bootstrap.lua:33: in function 'lazy'  
        /home/dell/.config/nvim/init.lua:16: in main chunk

What should I do to get rid of it?

  • Are you using a Neovim distribution (e.g. NvChad)? If so can you tell us which one? Mar 12 at 17:25
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I suspect that you are using the NvChad distribution and that for some reason it is not correctly installed.

I suspect that you are missing the ~/.config/nvim/lua/plugins folder or the ~/.config/nvim/lua/plugins/init.lua file in it.

  • Yes, I was i trying to install NvChad. How to fix this issue? Mar 13 at 18:43
  • 1
    I suppose you have to reinstall it. You can do that be removing the nvim folder and redoing the installation. Mar 13 at 19:32

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