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Cant get gimp up

Nov 24, 2013, 20:38
Post: #1
Cant get gimp up
I right click on a pic, get the menu

hit... edit with gimp

a window comes up but the software isnt loading,
it remains a white window.

Ive tried clicking the gimp icon from desktop with the same result
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Nov 25, 2013, 00:20 (This post was last modified: Nov 25, 2013 00:21 by starshine.)
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RE: Cant get gimp up
Thanks for quick reply

I have nt used gimp for about 5 weeks
Im on xp

I just downloaded gimp again and reinstalled but same result.... just a white
window.
Anyway, I left the window up and about 25 mins later...
the two gimp windows appeared and I was able to use gimp
ok in the usual way .

I used it for about an hour then deleted the windows.

An hour later I right clicked on a pic and hit open with gimp
the windows came up in about 20 seconds .

Looks like the software is there ok, maybe its my slow comp
thats taking a hell of a long time to get gimp up...
maybe Im stuck with a 15 or 20 min wait ?
Theres prob nothing that can be done.

The good news is, working on a pic gimp was as good as usual
and worked great .
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Nov 25, 2013, 08:35
Post: #3
RE: Cant get gimp up
If
after the first time running gimp (loading the fonts) it still takes more than 1o minutes to load:

How much RAM do you have installed?
Available RAM after boot into OS?
(If you don't have enough RAM, the OS will thrash the data, exchanging information out of the RAM chips and into the hard drive to make more space on the RAM chips, its a slow process that can bring your system to temporary freezes.)

Lastly,
Hard Drive space & available free space?

You might want to consider installing linux or ubuntu(other flavor of) on your machine if you want to use it further[online] or upgrade to a new computer, win is phasing out support for it in the first half of 2014.
You can disable the wireless but if that is your only computer...yeah not a lot of options...

So even with a good anti-virus you still maybe at risk using xp when that time comes.
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Nov 25, 2013, 16:04
Post: #4
RE: Cant get gimp up
Thanks for the advice,
just hit a pic in documents,
open with gimp

the windows came up in less than a minute,
looks like Im back to normal, the computor seems to have
relocated the software... after a 6 or 7 week break
and it getting it up pretty quick now ....
thanks agan for the help
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