Gimp half starts from terminal but not via link in applications menu or from UFRaw using Ubuntu 10.10

Asked by Ivor on 2010-10-20

Hi, I am totally new Linux and have just migrated from Windows.

I am unable to get Gimp2.6.10 to start at all either via the link in the Applications menu or directly from UFRaw. I get the starting gimp editor icon up and then it disappears without the program starting

If I type gimp into terminal, the following script and gimp 2.2. main menu panel and tip of the day appears:

/usr/local/lib/gimp/2.0/plug-ins/helpbrowser: error while loading shared libraries: libgtkhtml-2.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

(gimp:3026): LibGimpBase-WARNING **: gimp: wire_read(): error
/usr/local/lib/gimp/2.0/plug-ins/print: error while loading shared libraries: libgimpprint.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

(gimp:3026): LibGimpBase-WARNING **: gimp: wire_read(): error

I can then open and edit files.

I have tried this:

sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get remove gimp
sudo apt-get remove ufraw

and the installed through the software centre, but the same symptoms exist.

Any help please?

Thank-you
Ivor

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marcus aurelius
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2010-10-22
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2010-10-22

Can you please say us which version of Ubuntu are you using? The GIMP version seems to be outdated and may be you could fix this by upgrading the distribution. And in the the second command, you tried to remove GIMP.

Ivor (ivor) said : #2

hi and thanks for the prompt reply

i use Ubuntu 10.10. Sorry, should have put it in the body of the text as well as the title of the thread. Is there a later version I can install using 10.10?

I installed gimp 2.6.10 directly from the Ubuntu software centre, the only version available, but when I open gimp from terminal it says 2.2.

i removed Gimp and UFRaw using the commands above and tried to reinstall, again from the software centre, but the same problem exists

Cheers,

Ivor

Best marcus aurelius (adbiz) said : #3

Give this a try

sudo apt-get remove gimp*
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install gimp

Contrary to what sebastian said, ver 2.6.10 is the most recent. ver 2.7 is unstable.

Ivor (ivor) said : #4

Thanks marcus aurelius, that solved my question.

Ivor (ivor) said : #5

Brilliant. Thank-you.