David McGlone david at
Sun Oct 4 02:11:25 UTC 2009

On Saturday 03 October 2009 6:04:14 pm Jonas Norlander wrote:
> 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?

Gimp would open at first, but when I would select file->open->click on file, Gimp 
would automatically disappear with no warning. Then when trying to open gimp 
it would just crash right after it opened.

Maybe it was just a coincidence, but I did notice it only crashed on really 
big pictures that I had scanned.

David M.

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