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ubuntu precise qgis 1.8

I open a shape file and qgis crashes hard. i.e. it completely disappears from my desktop.

qgis stable version is what i am using. (1.8)

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Please submit a ticket at QGIS issue tracker with full details, and ideally, a copy of the troublesome data file. –  dakcarto Aug 5 '12 at 6:31

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