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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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 .. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/scribus/+bug/973332 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