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Gimp 2.8 Startup Keeps Not Responding

Jun 5, 2017, 13:34
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RE: Gimp 2.8 Startup Keeps Not Responding
(Jan 23, 2013 15:40)rich2005 Wrote:  Vary rarely does continually reinstalling Gimp fix anything. The fault usually lies elsewhere ie PEBKAC

FWIW I would try

1. delete the fontcache.
You will need to type in the location
C:\Users\"your_name"\AppData\local\fontconfig\cache
into the files manager to get there then delete any files you find. (see the first screenshot)
http://i.imgur.com/uMeyclo.jpg

2. Not a bad idea to rename your local .gimp-2.8 folder so the Gimp can make a new one. Maybe rename to .gimp-2.8-old

Start up Gimp and all-being-well it will search for fonts and create a new working cache, but depends on those broken fonts being removed first.

edit: since I use a virtualbox / Win7 I do know that it can take some time for a first start. Sometimes it is a good idea to go for a walk around the block and come back rather than assume Gimp has stalled.

New fonts, If just for gimp best put them in your local .gimp-2.8\fonts folder rather than installing into Win7.

This works! Thank you so very much! I now have my GIMP back!

Thank you for your troubleshooting!
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Jun 5, 2017, 15:46
Post: #32
RE: Gimp 2.8 Startup Keeps Not Responding
(Jun 5, 2017 13:34)jlshown Wrote:  This works! Thank you so very much! I now have my GIMP back!
Thank you for your troubleshooting!

Hi jlshown

Glad you managed to solve your problem.

For info, this forum was dead for a considerable time, but recently came alive again. Not many people here to answer questions. Many folk from here have moved to
https://www.gimp-forum.net
If you have any further questions please ask there.
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