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Old 08-14-2001, 11:32 AM   #1
sloptaco
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Question help with The Gimp


Konnichiwa folks. I'm new to the world of Liunx and would like some general help on starting up The Gimp.

Just over the weekend, I installed Mandrake 8.0 on my Dell Pentium (specs: Pentium4 1.5 Ghz, 128mb RDRAM, 40GB hard drive with one primary DOS FAT32 partition for ME, and 1 for 2000, nvidia GeForce2 MX video adapter, etc.)

Installation seemed to go smoothly, Mandrake doesn't seemed to fully recognize my graphics card, but it works fine for most purposes. Anyhow, I've been having some trouble starting The Gimp (or even finding what folder the dang application is in).

Through the Gnome workstation I've tried opening Gimp by clicking on its icon (a fox with a sprig in his mouth), but nothing happens (I don't even get an error message or anything). I bought (yes, please forgive for actually purchasing a linux distribution, but I figure 30 bucks is a small investment if its for something as sweet as Linux) the standard edition of Mandrake, and the Gimp was listed on the back of the box as one of the packages it shipped with. I'm also pretty sure (though I can't be 100% percent sure), that I selected it during installation.

Anyhow, I have yet to successfully open and run the Gimp. This is a big problem considering Dreamworks hired me as their chief animator for their next feature "Willy and the Fudgesicle Bandits." I kind of lied on my resume about experience with open source cg and cg in general, but hopefully things will go smooth like chocalate mouse.

No, I'm not an animator, but it's important nonetheless.
O-negai-shimasu.

-sloptaco

Last edited by sloptaco; 08-14-2001 at 11:45 AM.
 
Old 08-14-2001, 05:53 PM   #2
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You can always use the Mandrake Control Centre to make sure that you have installed The Gimp.

Other than that try looking in /usr/bin to see if it is in there.
 
Old 08-15-2001, 02:06 AM   #3
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Re: help with The Gimp

Quote:
Originally posted by sloptaco


I bought (yes, please forgivef or actually purchasing a linux distribution, but I figure 30 bucks is a small investment if its for something as sweet as Linux) the standard edition of Mandrake, and the Gimp was listed on the back of the box

don't apologize - there isn't a guru out there who doesn't recommend that you buy a distro instead of trying to install from a download.


Quote:
Originally posted by sloptaco

Anyhow, I have yet to successfully open and run the Gimp. This is a big problem considering Dreamworks hired me as their chief animator for their next feature "Willy and the Fudgesicle Bandits." I kind of lied on my resume about experience with open source cg and cg in general, but hopefully things will go smooth like chocalate mouse.


check in /usr/bin or in /usr/X11/bin to see if gimp is in there. try running it from a terminal, and see if that works. if it does, then the link you're trying to open it from isn't configured properly, and you'll have to play around with it. if it doesn't work, post the error messages that it gives you.

also, for the nvidia card, nvidia has great support for linux. check out their website and download the drivers and kernel modules they have. if you have any problems installing them, do a search on this site for nvidia - there's quite a few threads on the cards. the drivers work great, but if you have any more questions or problems with the card, just post them.

also... good luck on the job ... my resume is undergoing increasingly creative revisions everytime i see a decent-looking position available somewhere - i know how you feel.
 
  


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