Jonas Norlander jonorland at
Sat Oct 3 23:04:14 BST 2009

On Sat, Oct 3, 2009 at 10:33 PM, David McGlone <david at> wrote:
>> I have never had gimp crash, ever. I would start looking for hardware
>> problems. On the other hand I have been having everything crash this
>> week or two. I am starting to think that that last kernel update was a
>> real dud but I get no errors just a locked up computer.
> I figured out why gimp was crashing. Try this: scan a pic at a really high res.
> 600 or so and try and open it with gimp using the file dialog. take my word,
> It's ugly! :-/ If that don't work go higher on the res.

This got my attention. I have only had a few crashes with Gimp and non
that I can relate to the resolution of the pictures. I have scanned
"films" in 1200 DPI and more and they open fine in Gimp (though it
cant handle 16 bit). Exactly what happens when you open a picture?

/ Jonas

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