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Old 07-07-2011, 12:27 AM   #1
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Issue with GIMP image editor


Hi, I use ubuntu 10.04 on a Compaq HP notebook. Recently I formatted my hard disks and reinstalled all the programs. After that I am not able to use the GIMP image editor. When I open GIMP from the applications menu, it opens. Then when I try to open any image, it appears to open the image, but at the last moment, the program disappears from the screen. I also tried to right click on the image and open with GIMP. The same thing happens. The image appears to be loading, then the whole GIMP program disappears from the screen. If other programs are open during this, they are not affected.

I tried restarting the computer. Also I removed GIMP and installed again. I still have the same issue.

Please help.
 
Old 07-07-2011, 12:37 AM   #2
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Try running gimp in a terminal with the verbose option:

Code:
$gimp --verbose
Look at the messages up to the point where it crashes to see if there's any significant message related to your problem.
 
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:37 AM   #3
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I tried this.
When I tried to open a picture, I got:" menu 'usr/share/gimp/2.0/menus/image-menu.xml' for /image-menubar killed.

Then the program closed as described earlier.

Then (script-fu:2491): LibGimpBase-WARNING **: script-fu:gimp_wire_read(): error

What can be done now?
 
Old 07-07-2011, 07:07 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by venugopal59 View Post
I tried this.
When I tried to open a picture, I got:" menu 'usr/share/gimp/2.0/menus/image-menu.xml' for /image-menubar killed.

Then the program closed as described earlier.

Then (script-fu:2491): LibGimpBase-WARNING **: script-fu:gimp_wire_read(): error

What can be done now?
this will surely help...

you can also find this a bit helping !
good luck !
 
Old 07-07-2011, 08:58 AM   #5
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I read through the "bug 486122 report". I apologize I am not very conversant with programming, so I am unable to use any of the information given there. Can someone instruct me what needs to be done?
Update: I tried opening a picture of low file size ( 120 kB) and it opened normally in GIMP. Then I tried opening a picture of 1 MB, the program crashed again.
 
Old 07-07-2011, 11:11 AM   #6
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Please open a terminal and post the output of
Code:
gimp -v
Markus
 
Old 07-07-2011, 09:00 PM   #7
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GNU Image Manipulation Program version 2.6.10

using GEGL version 0.0.22 (compiled against version 0.0.22)
using GLib version 2.24.1 (compiled against version 2.24.1)
using GTK+ version 2.20.1 (compiled against version 2.20.1)
using Pango version 1.28.0 (compiled against version 1.28.0)
using Fontconfig version 2.8.0 (compiled against version 2.8.0)
 
Old 07-07-2011, 11:00 PM   #8
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just how did you install Gimp ?

i have not used a prebuilt in something like 6 years
i build my own install
 
Old 07-07-2011, 11:23 PM   #9
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I installed it from Applications > Ubuntu Software Center > Graphics > GIMP > Install.
 
Old 07-08-2011, 12:13 AM   #10
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Hi,

my output from gimp -v (Slackware64-current, but also valid for Slackware-13.37)
Code:
markus@samsung:~$ gimp -v
GNU Image Manipulation Program version 2.6.11 

using GEGL version 0.1.2 (compiled against version 0.1.2)
using GLib version 2.28.6 (compiled against version 2.28.3)
using GTK+ version 2.24.4 (compiled against version 2.24.3)
using Pango version 1.28.4 (compiled against version 1.28.3)
using Fontconfig version 2.8.0 (compiled against version 2.8.0)
markus@samsung:~$
I think you should upgrade your distribution, it maybe not reasonable to search for bugs in programs which are quite old.

Markus

Last edited by markush; 07-08-2011 at 12:16 AM.
 
Old 07-08-2011, 12:51 AM   #11
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I had done an update from update manager this morning. The output I posted is after the update. Is there anywhere else I can find the updates you have?
 
Old 07-08-2011, 01:10 AM   #12
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Hi,

I think Bug #741828 against Gimp 2.6.10 on Ubuntu 10.10 is probably applicable:

http://www.mail-archive.com/ubuntu-b...sg2817743.html

Two suggestions:

* Revert to an older version
<= Frankly, I wouldn't recommend this except as a very last resort

* Download the source and build it yourself
<= It'll either "just work", or you might be able to tailor the build to make it work

Here are two links that might help point you in the right direction:

http://www.shallowsky.com/linux/gimpbuild.html

http://blog.bloke.com/2010/06/howto-...y-step-ubuntu/

'Hope that helps .. PSM
 
  


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