I’ve been struggling with the 5.1.7. version.
I had a complicated footprint for which the maker has sent me footprints for PADS, Altium and Eagle. I did not want to create my own footprint for that so I managed somehow to install nightly build on another computer and import Altium version and then export symbol and footprint.
Then I copied that footprint and symbol to my main computer running Linux Mint 18.3.
The imported symbol consists of two parts and putting first one on schematic is fine but when I try to add another one the whole Kicad just shuts down without the warning. If I try to put any other symbol on schematic after I added any part of a two part symbol the same happens.
I thought this was because I altered symbol library by hand. But when I tried to repeat that with any other symbol consisting of multiple different parts the same happens. Kicad just vanishes without warning. I then repeated that on my other machines with the same Kicad version and same happens.
Once I put the symbols down one by one and save after each placement and continue working I can work normally.
Did anyone had similar issues before?