Bug report #14688
SVG in Layer Properties Crashes QGIS
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I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 and QGIS 2.14.1
Add a point layer
Go to Properties
Change Simple Marker to SVG
I tested it with Shapefiles and PostGIS just for giggles. Crashed on Both.
#4 Updated by Randal Hale almost 8 years ago
I think I figured it out. I had added my /home/rjhale directory as an SVG search directory at some point in the past. I went under settings -> Options -> System and removed /home/rjhale and it stopped crashing. I had no SVG's in /home/rjhale. I did have some png and jpgs. So I'm trying to figure out it one of those as causing an issue. I even re-added /home/rjhale and it's working now. Time to check the two other installs to see what is happening.
#6 Updated by Becky Wilkes almost 8 years ago
I thought I would chime in here, as I was having a similar problem just this week. In trying to set properties for a point layer, if I tried to change my Simple Marker to an SVG symbol, QGIS would crash. I'm running QGIS LTR 2.8.8 on Windows (64 bit).
I had tried uninstalling and reinstalling QGIS, to no avail. But clearing my SVG path (it had been set to my desktop) under "Settings>Options>System" caused the problem to go away. (Thanks, Randal!)
p.s. From brief tests on a colleague's computer, this problem does NOT seem to occur on a Mac.
#8 Updated by Bernardo Loureiro over 7 years ago
I've encountered the same issue on Mac OS 10.11.6 and QGIS 2.14.3.
As the OP mentioned, the issue is resolved when changing the default SVG search directory from /home/myuser to another folder.
I think the issue might be related to the fact that QGIS tries to search my entire user directory for SVGs. I think it would be best if the default SVG search folder was not /home/myuser.