*i am a new comer and this is my first post;i have a problem with inkscape version mentionned above:problem is that inkscape shuts down everytime i use the pencil tool with an error message that says :(translated from french) inkscape had undergone internal error and is going to shut down now
*i am on ubuntu 8.04 lts
*thanks in advance
I think I had the same experience. If I remember correctly, the solution was to go into my home folder and find the folder called ".inkscape" (the "." makes it a "hidden" file. You need to chose to "Show Hidden Files" in your file browser.)
In that folder, I re-named the file called preferences.xml by putting a "~" at the end of the file name.
I think that the next time I opened Inkscape the preferences.xml file was re-created and I never had the problem again.