GIMP: how to correctly and effectively install it in Kubuntu 11.04?

Rashkae ubuntu at
Thu Sep 22 00:29:58 UTC 2011

On 09/21/2011 07:01 PM, Bas Roufs wrote:
> Hello everybody
> In several previous versions of Kubuntu I did manage to successfully 
> install Gimp.
> But now, in Kubuntu 11.04 it does not seem to work any more. I did 
> install Gimp and several dependencies. But whatever I try exactly, I 
> simply do  not manage to get the package started. When I start the 
> programme via K-Menu, everything stops after about one minute. When I 
> try to open .png or .jpg files, exactly the same happens. Does anybody 
> have a clue how to get Gimp started in *Ubuntu 11.04?
> Respectfully yours,
> Bas Roufs.

1. Try to run Gimp from a command line terminal.  That should provide 
some potentially useful debugging information (in the terminal.)

2. Create a new user.  Log in as that user and start Gimp.  Chaces are, 
the problem is something broken in your user configuration files 
(assuming your home folder is carried over from previous installations 
of Linux.)  This will prove one way or the other whether or not Gimp 
runs at all on your install.

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