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Gimp crashes on start

Postby Gabby123 » Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:53 pm

Hi all, brand new here....
would really like to like to Get Gimp working.
Current setups here....
OSX 10.4.11 on G4 PPC MDD
My X 11 App. info says 1.0 (Installed from Tiger DVD when I got Tiger, many moons ago and seems functional with other xApps.
Tried many times to update X11 but no success anywhere..
I get this error page when I try to run it the way you described here with opening the MacOS Package file. NG
will attempt to upload a pic of it... (looks like it took)
I have Gimp 2.4.5 in my Apps folder and tried ddbl click it there also... NG
So, where might I go from here ?
Thanks for any help.
gab
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Re: Gimp crashes on start

Postby Auria » Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:20 pm

As mentionned on the downloads page, you will need X11 1.1.3 or better. Just use "software update" to update your X11 to a more recent version.
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Re: Gimp crashes on start

Postby Gabby123 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:39 am

Yes, I have been to the downloads page and tried all that.

Software Update, from the Apple menu ?

When I run that, which I do every week, it has no effect on X11 1.0 and there is no way I know of, how to get it to update my X11 from 1.0 to 1.1.3

Can or should I re-install it off my Tiger Install DVD ?

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Re: Gimp crashes on start

Postby Auria » Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:41 am

Yes it should be Software Update from the Apple menu

Now, this is very weird that it does not appear there because it should :/ Maybe try restarting your computer, but otherwise i don't really know. Unfortunately Apple do not put any recent X11 downloads on their website so there is no other way around i know of
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Re: Gimp crashes on start

Postby Auria » Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:45 am

This is how it should look :
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Re: Gimp crashes on start

Postby Gabby123 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:00 am

Yes, I know how it looks, I keep a close watch on keeping things up to date here..
I did notice something though.
For some reason I had X11 in my Applications / Utilities Folder thinking that that may be the reason it never got updated,
not really sure of how it ended up there
so, I copied it over to just the Applications folder-did a re-start and tried software update again...
but it did not help...

I'm all ears if you have any other ideas.... thanks
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Re: Follow Up Info

Postby Gabby123 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:46 pm

Well, kept at my Gimp problem and it seems solved now...
Just a simple double click on Gimp in my Applications folder and Bang Gimp, up and running just fine..
Weird part is X11 still says it's 1.0 here

I Found a site that had the Mac.Pkg files for OSX 10.4.11 "X11User.pkg" and "X11SDK.pkg"
I took a chance and just reinstalled them into my system without deleting thing first
and all my problems seemed to be solved now.
thanks
Gimp is just beautiful .


The location is this, in case anyone else wants it....Called "X-Windows on OS X"
Lots of other cool stuff there for X11 and OSX unix links too.

http://xanana.ucsc.edu/xtal/obsolete_x11.html

Thanks again, will stop by here more often.
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Re: Gimp crashes on start

Postby Auria » Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:10 pm

It's normal it's in Utilities

Glad it's solved though :) thanks for the link it may be useful
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Re: Gimp crashes on start

Postby Gabby123 » Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:00 pm

BTW, My post perhaps Should have NOT been in the support area, right ?
Should have been in Mac area, right ?
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Re: Gimp crashes on start

Postby Auria » Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:21 pm

You are in the support area of the mac area, so this was the perfect place ;)
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