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Old 05-23-2009, 06:32 AM   #1
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Problem with GIMP: error "failed to fork - cannot allocate memory"


Hi there,

I get the following message when trying to run a script in GIMP.


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Unable to run plug-in "blur-gauss"
(/usr/lib/gimp/2.0/plug-ins/blur-gauss)

Failed to fork (Cannot allocate memory)
Any clues on what might be causing it to "fail to fork"?

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John
 
Old 05-23-2009, 08:45 AM   #2
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You're probably out of memory.
 
Old 05-23-2009, 09:21 PM   #3
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Either that, or you're running the maximum number of processes.

Probably out of memory, though, because the maximum number of processes is very, very large.
 
Old 05-23-2009, 09:50 PM   #4
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Thanks for your replies.

I'm running 1G of ram and have 2g of space in the swap partition. I have done many of these dodge and burns before without any problem.

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Old 05-23-2009, 10:18 PM   #5
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What is the output of the command "free?"

Try running "top" in a terminal at the same time as you try to run the gaussian blur, see if you notice a spike in activity.
 
Old 05-24-2009, 01:19 AM   #6
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Max.

Here is the output of "free". As I understand it, the following is suggesting that the swap space is 0. Perhaps I made an error or some kind when I partitioned the swap space.



Quote:
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 1025148 516912 508236 0 19636 197780
-/+ buffers/cache: 299496 725652
Swap: 0 0 0
I run "top" but don't I am not exactly sure if what I am seeing is normal. There is nothing that jumps out as being unusual.


Thanks for your reply. I'm worried about that swap space though. It should read 2Gig. right?

EDIT: I reread the disk drive partitions and noticed that the swap partition was no marked as "on". I clicked the swap-on menu item and that fixed the problem. Thank you one and all for your help. I would not have found that if it wasn't for you guys.
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John

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