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Brand New to GIMP. Cannot get a Gimp Window OS 10.6.7

Postby jackes » Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:37 am

I'm brand new to Gimp. I have installed Gimp 2.8.0p1 and XQuartz-2-1.7.0. Running OS 10.6.7 on a last of the core 2 duo 15" MacBook Pro, (MacBookPro5,3; Intel Core 2 Duo).

When I double click the Gimp application in opens followed by X11 both odf which which simply sit in the finder. There are no actions which can be performed, no windows, no file>open menu, no useful menus. The only Gimp menu is the Gimp application menu itself, (HIde Gimp, Hide Others, Show All and Quit).

I'm totally lost.

Sorry for such an amateurish question but, although I am an experienced Mac user, I am lost in Gimp. I am expecting some kind of gui. Is Gimp a command line only app? I don't think so.

Would sure appreciate a kick start.

Thank you -- Jack
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Re: Brand New to GIMP. Cannot get a Gimp Window OS 10.6.7

Postby Arzoroc » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:33 am

There is definitely something wrong with your installation if Gimp, when not even a GUI pops up. Have you tried reinstalling from scratch with a tutorial? Maybe something went wrong when you installed it. As I'm not a Mac user, I cannot help you any other way at themoment.
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Re: Brand New to GIMP. Cannot get a Gimp Window OS 10.6.7

Postby Maffe811 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:40 pm

http://gimp.lisanet.de/Website/News/News.html
Did you use this or some other ?
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Re: Brand New to GIMP. Cannot get a Gimp Window OS 10.6.7

Postby jackes » Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:01 pm

Thanks to both for your replies.

I have installed both Gimp and XQuarts multiple times from what appears to be the lates and corrct link(s) at Sourceforge.

No idea whahere to proceed from here.

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Re: Brand New to GIMP. Cannot get a Gimp Window OS 10.6.7

Postby Maffe811 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:24 pm

Remove EVERYTHING that could be f'ing shit up.
Re install gimp and other stuff that you removed.
If that doesn't help start the trouble shooting, maybe the problem isn't gimp and a mac forum is the next place to go?
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