Recently we have been getting lots of crash reports about Krita crashing on certain systems. So I’m putting up some information about the crashes and how to work around them.
Affected by the crashes are some distributions in combination with open source graphics drivers. In openSUSE 12.2 Krita will crash on startup (bug report) and in the upcoming Ubuntu 12.10 (bug report) it crashes on opening the preferences. The problems are some build issues, where the LLVM usage of OpenGTL which used by Krita and the LLVM usage of the graphics driver conflict.
As a workaround Krita users should use the proprietary graphics driver until these issues are fixed. Users of openSUSE can also have a look on the openSUSE bug report, where some new OpenGTL builds are made available over OBS.