Having a problem with GIMP. I have suse 11 running kde. When I installed suse (from commercial disc) gimp ran fine. I haven’t used it in a while and recently tried to open it via the gui. I get the spinning disc and the gimp window flashes up on screen for a second and then disappears. At this stage I still have a spinning disc indicator but eventually it just doesn’t open and goes back to the arrow. I’m a linux newbie and haven’t a clue where to even start to look for a problem. would downloading gimp do the trick?
Thanks in advance for any help
Which version of GIMP is installed on your computer ?
> would downloading gimp do the trick?
don’t download anything…always, if possible, install with YaST using
the four primary repos…
to see what is going on with your gimp:
open a terminal, and type
then press the enter key…
if we are lucky there will soon come an error message in the terminal
copy and paste that back to here…
maybe someone will know what it mean…
you say you are running “suse 11” is that as in openSUSE 11.0, 11.1 or
11.2? or is it SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 ??
makes a difference…do this in a terminal and return the results back
Apologies for delay in getting back to the forum.
Thanks for replies guys I probably should have given more info in my question.
To get the which version I’m using I tried both cat/etc/SuSE-release (issue) in terminal and got -bash: cat/etc/SuSE-release(issue): no such file or directory. Tried it from root same thing. As far as though it’s openSUSE 11.0
Opened a terminal window and typed gimp after pressing return I received this message
gimp: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib64/libpangocairo-1.0.so.0: undefined symbol: cairo_has_current_point
Wasn’t sure how to get the gimp version but it looks like it’s version 2.0 (I changed directory into the gimp directory and the next directory on the tree was just called 2.0.
I wonder if it’s an out dated version of gimp.
Hope above is clear.
> To get the which version I’m using I tried both cat/etc/SuSE-release
> (issue) in terminal and got -bash: cat/etc/SuSE-release(issue): no such
> file or directory. Tried it from root same thing. As far as though it’s
> openSUSE 11.0
but: cat /etc/SuSE-release
-> cat /etc/issue
you do not have to be root to get this info, just enter it with the space
> GIMP: SYMBOL LOOKUP ERROR: /USR/LIB64/LIBPANGOCAIRO-1.0.SO.0: UNDEFINED
> SYMBOL: CAIRO_HAS_CURRENT_POINT
i googled on
and learned it was (maybe is?) a 2008 bug where cairo-dock and gimp
don’t wanna play nicely together…
i guess you have to update something…cairo, gimp or openSUSE i
don’t know which…
or you could dump the bells/whistles/glitz of the dock in order to use
gimp…the choice is yours…
> Wasn’t sure how to get the gimp version
to get the version of most anything i Linuxland do (like) this as a
regular user, in a terminal:
> I wonder if it’s an out dated version of gimp.
after you know what version you have, you can use YaST to see if a
more recent is available…
Thanks palladium great reply appreciate the effort.
I’ll have a play with it now that it looks like an update problem.
As for getting the openSuSE version I probably put you off with my reply I used cat/etc/issue and then tried cat/etc/SuSE-release the brackets was a lazy way to avoid typing cat/etc/ out twice (I know stupid really when trying to sort out a but)
Thanks again for the help