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    Default GIMP will not work

    I have uninstalled and re-installed GIMP and cannot get it to start. The splash screen starts and then it says Starting Extensions then it disappears, the GIMP icon bounces a little longer then disappears.

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    Default Re: GIMP will not work

    Quote Originally Posted by Bird2819 View Post
    I have uninstalled and re-installed GIMP and cannot get it to start. The splash screen starts and then it says Starting Extensions then it disappears, the GIMP icon bounces a little longer then disappears.
    What is your OS?
    How did you install it?
    Do you have all package dependencies installed?
    Did you try starting it from command line in debug mode?

    Try starting gimp from command line like this
    Code:
    gimp --verbose
    and post the output here using the BB code for 'code'.
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    linux-caqv:~> /usr/bin/gimp
    /usr/bin/gimp: symbol lookup error: /usr/bin/gimp: undefined symbol: gtk_statusbar_get_message_area

    (script-fu:11748): LibGimpBase-WARNING **: script-fu: gimp_wire_read(): error

    GIMP was included with the distro I think. Anyway, when it stopped working I uninstalled it and re-installed it using YAST. I didn't get any dependency complaints.

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    Default Re: GIMP will not work

    You might wait a long time for a useful response if you decline to provide basic information as suggested by riderplus.

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    Default Re: GIMP will not work

    Lets see what packages are installed
    Code:
    rpm -qa |grep gimp
    You might also try removing the hidden ~/.gimp-2.6 directory, then launch gimp again. It will run as if first time and the .gimp-2.6 directory structure will be recreated. Any difference?

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    linux-caqv:~> rpm -qa | grep gimp
    gimp-branding-upstream-2.6.11-13.18.1.i586
    libgimpui-2_0-0-2.6.11-13.18.1.i586
    libgimpprint-4.2.7-334.10.1.i586
    libgimp-2_0-0-2.6.11-13.18.1.i586
    gimp-2.6.11-13.18.1.i586

    By the way, I'm using openSUSE 11.4

    Deleted said directory and still get the error.

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    The installed packages appear to be ok.

    For reference, I have (64-bit system)
    Code:
    gimp-help-browser-2.6.11-13.18.1.x86_64
    gimp-plugins-python-2.6.11-13.18.1.x86_64
    libgimp-2_0-0-2.6.11-13.18.1.x86_64
    gimp-help-2.6.1-3.1.noarch
    libgimpui-2_0-0-2.6.11-13.18.1.x86_64
    gimp-branding-openSUSE-11.3-9.3.noarch
    libgimpprint-4.2.7-334.10.1.x86_64
    gimp-2.6.11-13.18.1.x86_64
    Lets see if
    Code:
    zypper ve
    picks up anything out of order.

    If that doesn't pick up anything, then post the output of
    Code:
     gimp -v

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bird2819 View Post
    linux-caqv:~> /usr/bin/gimp
    /usr/bin/gimp: symbol lookup error: /usr/bin/gimp: undefined symbol: gtk_statusbar_get_message_area

    (script-fu:11748): LibGimpBase-WARNING **: script-fu: gimp_wire_read(): error

    GIMP was included with the distro I think. Anyway, when it stopped working I uninstalled it and re-installed it using YAST. I didn't get any dependency complaints.
    Even if it's a ubuntu thread, it's still Linux, and the problem of that guy is similar to yours, so have a look at this: Stupid Gimp >_> - Ubuntu Forums See how removing the script-fu solved the issue.
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    Dude I would love to try removing the script-fu. How?
    I get different errors depending on who starts gimp (user/root):
    Code:
    jay@linux-caqv:~> gimp
    gimp: symbol lookup error: gimp: undefined symbol: gtk_statusbar_get_message_area
    
    (script-fu:25468): LibGimpBase-WARNING **: script-fu: gimp_wire_read(): error
    jay@linux-caqv:~> su root
    Password: 
    linux-caqv:/home/jay # gimp
    Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.
    gimp: symbol lookup error: gimp: undefined symbol: gtk_statusbar_get_message_area
    
    (script-fu:25513): LibGimpBase-WARNING **: script-fu: gimp_wire_read(): error

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    Default Re: GIMP will not work

    Did you get time to verify your package dependencies (with zypper ve) yet? Aloso, I don't see where you ran 'gimp -v'....

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