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brushes causing GMIP to crash

Sep 11, 2014, 16:21
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brushes causing GMIP to crash
Hi,
I am using GIMP 2.8 on a windows 7 64-bit machine. I have used GIMP consistently since 2.6 without a problem. I have accumulated about 30 brush files (*.abr), mostly Ron's Brushes and brushes by Designfera. They worked fine until this last week when microcenter had to reinstall windows on my system. I cleaned out GIMP, reinstalled, and before it could handle all my brushes, now it chokes on trying to load more than two or three abr files. The crash occurs at startup. It tells me windows is checking for a solution. If I wait to load them via GURM, it crashes as soon as GURM tries to load them and gives me the same message. I have tried to isolate one particular file, it is not one particular file. Any more than a handful crashes it. I have tried to load them via gurm. Crashes. I have tried 2.8, shop, and even 2.6 and all crashed. I've upped the tile cache and it crashed. I deleted the rc files because someone suggested that as well: no luck. I have tried deleting the GIMP profiles, and reinstalling as well. I have also tried upping the paging file size in virtual memory.

I use this stuff as part of business and professional art and its killing me not to be able to use my brushes. It makes GIMP almost useless for me. Any ideas why this is happening, and more importantly, what the solution is?

There has to be one...three weeks ago this worked. All the brushes worked. nothing about the program or the brushes or my computer's hardware has changed. Not one thing.
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Sep 11, 2014, 16:29
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RE: brushes causing GMIP to crash
(Sep 11, 2014 16:21)iljackson Wrote:  There has to be one...three weeks ago this worked. All the brushes worked. nothing about the program or the brushes or my computer's hardware has changed. Not one thing.

But something changed after this,

Quote:...They worked fine until this last week when microcenter had to reinstall windows on my system..

So what did microcenter (whoever they are ) do to stop gimp working.

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Sep 11, 2014, 17:51 (This post was last modified: Sep 11, 2014 17:52 by iljackson.)
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RE: brushes causing GMIP to crash
(Sep 11, 2014 16:29)rich2005 Wrote:  
(Sep 11, 2014 16:21)iljackson Wrote:  There has to be one...three weeks ago this worked. All the brushes worked. nothing about the program or the brushes or my computer's hardware has changed. Not one thing.

But something changed after this,

Quote:...They worked fine until this last week when microcenter had to reinstall windows on my system..

So what did microcenter (whoever they are ) do to stop gimp working.

No idea. They did a clean windows 7 ultimate install and ran all the updates. That's it as far as I know. And microcenter is a large computer hardware and software dealer in the U.S.
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Sep 11, 2014, 18:09 (This post was last modified: Sep 11, 2014 18:11 by rich2005.)
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RE: brushes causing GMIP to crash
Going back to your first post you seem to have done everything, Not too keen on the reference to "shop" I hope you are not using the ad ridden GimpShop. Get a Gimp 2.8.10 or the latest gimp 2.8.14 from http://www.gimp.org
http://download.gimp.org/pub/gimp/v2.8/w...etup-1.exe

GURM will not work with 2.6.x (windows) unless you install python.

I would remove those problem fonts if installed in the windows fonts folder.
(re)-Install a legit Gimp, disable your existing profile, C:\Users\your-id\.gimp-2.8 by renaming. Same for a Gimp 2.6 profile if you still have one.
Start Gimp and let it make a new 'vanilla' profile. (My advice for a first run is to set Gimp going and walk away until it has opened)
Then start adding fonts into your gimp fonts folder testing as you go along.

Reads like you have already done all this. Good chance it is something external such as Kaspersky AV.

good luck

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Sep 11, 2014, 19:55
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RE: brushes causing GMIP to crash
UPDATE: I am trying to use 2.8.10 right now.
I did a clean install, got rid of the old profile and had it make a new one. I also got all the brush files from my external original zips and unzipped them. It worked when I added them while the program was open and refreshed, but then I closed it and went to reopen it and now it crashes when it gets to "updating tag cache"
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Sep 12, 2014, 15:13
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RE: brushes causing GMIP to crash
Okay, got rid of some brushes...it seems to be a size thing perhaps, as the brushes themselves were not problematic. I have about 700 mb of brushes in the file right now. The program opens, but crashes whenever I try to open an image while the program is already running, or when I try to launch the program by opening an image with it. Could this be some kind of memory allocation problem? If so, why is it only affecting this one program?
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Sep 12, 2014, 15:27
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RE: brushes causing GMIP to crash
Here is a log I made of the crash. Don't see anything in it that helps though, but I might be missing something.


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Sep 12, 2014, 16:47
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RE: brushes causing GMIP to crash
Just had to update my VirtualBox VM's so a good opertunity for a (very) clean Gimp 2.8.10 installation in a Win7 Ultimate 32 bit

The only difference in the log is

Querying plug-in: 'C:\gurm\gurm.ini'
Querying plug-in: 'C:\gurm\brushes'

You are still loading brushes via GURM?

Try disabling GURM - say, rename gurm.py to gurm.py.bak

Now start adding all those brushes - (700 MB - is that correct? No wonder Gimp crashes) individually to C:\Users\.gimp-2.8\brushes until you find the one that causes a crash.

Strange that it worked before and not now, I used to use GURM but moved to Ofnuts resource manager, pluses and minus's on both sides but then I never use that many brushes.

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Sep 12, 2014, 20:24
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RE: brushes causing GMIP to crash
(Sep 12, 2014 16:47)rich2005 Wrote:  Just had to update my VirtualBox VM's so a good opertunity for a (very) clean Gimp 2.8.10 installation in a Win7 Ultimate 32 bit

The only difference in the log is

Querying plug-in: 'C:\gurm\gurm.ini'
Querying plug-in: 'C:\gurm\brushes'

You are still loading brushes via GURM?

Try disabling GURM - say, rename gurm.py to gurm.py.bak

Now start adding all those brushes - (700 MB - is that correct? No wonder Gimp crashes) individually to C:\Users\.gimp-2.8\brushes until you find the one that causes a crash.

Strange that it worked before and not now, I used to use GURM but moved to Ofnuts resource manager, pluses and minus's on both sides but then I never use that many brushes.

All of the brushes work individually. I removed Gurm. It crashes when trying to open a file now. Any file of any size.
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