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When trying to create a new shapefile in QGIS on Ubuntu, I get a crash whenever I browse to a folder to save the file.

Has anyone else experienced this?

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Please, provide us with QGIS and Ubuntu versions. Also, please start QGIS from console and post here any valuable output on crash from there. – SS_Rebelious Aug 30 '12 at 22:34
do you launch it as a superuser? – Aname Aug 31 '12 at 12:51
All: Ubuntu 12.04 QGIS 1.8 This happens in several functions where the 'minimal' file browse dialogue comes you know the one I'm talking about? – DPSSpatial Sep 19 '12 at 22:34
up vote 2 down vote accepted

All- seems this is a problem with other Ubuntu software as well.

Using Scribus, a similar problem was occuring.

Sure enough, their developers tracked it down to a problem with the QT library (see below).

Having this issue resolved, I immediately tried to open QGIS and create a new shapefile. The browse dialogue that "create new shapefile" uses - which for some reason is a different system dialogue box than usual - worked just fine!

My conclusion is the QT bug was affecting QGIS as it was Scribus!



This bug in scribus-1.4.1/ubuntu-12.04 is written up here .. this may be resolved by uninstalling the qt-at-spi package through Synaptic Package Manager. or sudo apt-get remove qt-ap-spi This bug is reported as fixed in Qt 4.8.2 However in my ubuntu 12.04 I do not experience any such crashes and my qt-at-spi package accessibility plugin for qt reports latest available version 0.2.0+git20120411-0ubuntu1

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There has also been discussion here:… – DPSSpatial Dec 19 '12 at 20:54

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