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Gimp 2.8 windows hangs on startup

May 14, 2012, 14:18
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Gimp 2.8 windows hangs on startup
I installed Gimp 2.8 for Windows tonight on an XP SP3 system and it hangs for more than 30min when starting (never completes initializing). Gimp 2.8 takes 50% CPU and 184Mb RAM and sits "Gathering Data" with no further progress. I end up killing the process.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled into a fresh directory with no change. I gave up and tried to reinstall 2.6 and get almost the same issue except RAM usage goes up to 550Mb and it sits at the startup screen.

Any ideas/suggestions appreciated.

Wardie
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May 14, 2012, 14:24
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RE: Gimp 2.8 windows hangs on startup
Reinstalling while keeping the Gimp profile is usually pointless. Erase (or better, rename) it to force Gimp to recreate one.

Gimp startup time (especially the first one) is very dependent on the number of fonts/brushes/patterns/gradients you have (and if you have fonts, this includes system-wide fonts).

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May 14, 2012, 14:55
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RE: Gimp 2.8 windows hangs on startup
Hang time definitely normal, even after adding 1 new font to your system it needs some time to load up! Don't let that discourage you! Hang in there!
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