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Gimp will not run (Mavericks)

Feb 15, 2014, 02:45 (This post was last modified: Feb 26, 2014 00:26 by ofnuts.)
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Question Gimp will not run (Mavericks)
Hello, I'm operating on 10.9.1 Mavericks and I've been having a difficult time trying to run Gimp. Here's my problem:

I've been attempting to run many different versions of Gimp for the past few hours from many different sources but to no avail. The version I downloaded from download page at http://www.gimp.org/downloads/ will stop responding and freeze when loading fonts, then precede to disappear. The other versions I found would start extensions then disappear as well.

Any and all help is greatly appreciated, getting this to work has become very frustrating.
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Feb 15, 2014, 04:23 (This post was last modified: Feb 15, 2014 04:23 by fluffybunny2.)
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RE: Gimp will not run
(Feb 15, 2014 02:45)Gunshed Wrote:  Hello, I'm operating on 10.9.1 Mavericks and I've been having a difficult time trying to run Gimp. Here's my problem:

I've been attempting to run many different versions of Gimp for the past few hours from many different sources but to no avail. The version I downloaded from download page at http://www.gimp.org/downloads/ will stop responding and freeze when loading fonts, then precede to disappear. The other versions I found would start extensions then disappear as well.

Any and all help is greatly appreciated, getting this to work has become very frustrating.
Hi Gunshed,
Have you tried the Mac versions from either here or here?
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Feb 16, 2014, 01:07
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RE: Gimp will not run
The first one was tried prior to this post and failed.

The second one you offered I tried now which also failed. This one actually drew a crap ton of ram and lagged my computer quite a bit before being flagged "Application Not Responding"

All of the versions and different downloads I have tried were written for mac I'm pretty sure.
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Feb 16, 2014, 01:09
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RE: Gimp will not run
Check out this screen shot of my Activity Monitor when trying to run the second one


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Feb 16, 2014, 08:59
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RE: Gimp will not run
(Feb 16, 2014 01:07)Gunshed Wrote:  The first one was tried prior to this post and failed.

The second one you offered I tried now which also failed. This one actually drew a crap ton of ram and lagged my computer quite a bit before being flagged "Application Not Responding"

All of the versions and different downloads I have tried were written for mac I'm pretty sure.
Unfortunately I am not a Mac user.
Either wait for someone with more Mac knowledge to answer this, or post a message to the compilers of those Mac builds and ask for their advice.
I have had personal experience with Partha's Windows builds and he is very responsive and provides reputable builds including the Mac ones.
On another forum I have seen Mac users ask him questions and he was always quick with an answer.
My advice, fire off an email to him and see what happens... Sad
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Feb 16, 2014, 22:37
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RE: Gimp will not run
I let GIMP run for one hour this time and it still did nothing but waste my time.
After "Starting Extensions" is complete the loading menu disappears and nothing happens at all. The app remains open but clicking on the GIMP icon does nothing.[/align]


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Feb 17, 2014, 04:20
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RE: Gimp will not run
Hmm... Gunshed, if you're still willing to get the program to work,

could it be an added plug-in (python or other) in an incorrect folder?

When was the last time Gimp was running normally for you?
What did you add, change or update to Gimp or your computer before Gimp started acting up?

Last, can you list all the sources of gimp(sites / links) you tried? (title the version on the site if possible) , then I we can see which one you missed if any.
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Feb 17, 2014, 20:35
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RE: Gimp will not run
This is my first time trying to use GIMP, I have no other history with it. So it has never run normally for me
These are some of the downloads I have tried. I may have missed a few because I tried many~

All of the ones on the main page- http://www.gimp.org/downloads/
And then these-
http://gimp.en.softonic.com/mac
http://sourceforge.net/projects/gimponosx/
http://gimp.lisanet.de/Website/Download.html
http://www.oldapps.com/gimp.php?old_gimp=7656#changelog
http://www.gimpusers.com/downloads

I'm not very proficient in terminal, in fact I'm quite a noob.
Anyways, this is what I tried...

Last login: Sun Feb 16 16:15:03 on ttys000
Thomas-Mayers-iMac-2:~ thomasmayer$ --verbose GIMP
-bash: --verbose: command not found
Thomas-Mayers-iMac-2:~ thomasmayer$ --verbose
-bash: --verbose: command not found
Thomas-Mayers-iMac-2:~ thomasmayer$

Any time I try to start a new GIMP download or rerun an existing, I make sure to end the application in task manager.
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Feb 17, 2014, 20:44 (This post was last modified: Feb 17, 2014 20:46 by Gunshed.)
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RE: Gimp will not run
I also tried this in terminal. Again, I'm not fluent in this

Thomas-Mayers-iMac-2:~ thomasmayer$ ls Applications
GIMP.app Team Fortress 2.app
Thomas-Mayers-iMac-2:~ thomasmayer$ --verbose GIMP.app
-bash: --verbose: command not found
Thomas-Mayers-iMac-2:~ thomasmayer$
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Feb 19, 2014, 01:43
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RE: Gimp will not run
I downloaded the version from Partha's site and didn't get much progress.

This is what I tried in terminal-

Thomas-Mayers-iMac-2:~ thomasmayer$ cd Applications
Thomas-Mayers-iMac-2:Applications thomasmayer$ ls
Gimp-2.8.app Team Fortress 2.app
Thomas-Mayers-iMac-2:Applications thomasmayer$ Gimp --verbose
-bash: Gimp: command not found
Thomas-Mayers-iMac-2:Applications thomasmayer$ Gimp-2.8.app --verbose
-bash: Gimp-2.8.app: command not found
Thomas-Mayers-iMac-2:Applications thomasmayer$
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Feb 19, 2014, 02:51 (This post was last modified: Feb 19, 2014 02:53 by iForStyle007.)
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RE: Gimp will not run
Did you have mavericks 10.9.1 when you bought your computer, or did you update to it?

Also, do you get any errors have any problems running other apps/programs on your Mac?

the partha build is 64-bit, do you have a 32-bit or 64-bit OSX? (this is important, 64 won't work on 32-bit OS's)

I noticed you tried oldapps.com, from what I could see, they only have windows builds
( http://www.oldapps.com/gimp.php see left sidebar)


Please ensure you downloaded the correct operating system version of Gimp by clicking the below link

*uninstall any versions of gimp just in case before you install it:

*click the "2.8.10" one
ftp://ftp.gimp.org/pub/gimp/v2.8/osx/
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Feb 19, 2014, 23:47 (This post was last modified: Feb 26, 2014 00:24 by ofnuts.)
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RE: Gimp will not run (OSX)
My iMac is a mid 2010 model so I upgraded to Mavericks upon release. No other apps, including internet downloaded apps, act in the same way that Gimp is performing. However, I do not know if my Mac is 32 or 64 bit.
All other versions of Gimp that I attempted to run were uninstalled or deleted prior to running the next one.

I had another go at terminal and accordingly ./Gimp-2.8.app is not a file or directory

Thomas-Mayers-iMac-2:~ thomasmayer$ cd Applications
Thomas-Mayers-iMac-2:Applications thomasmayer$ ls
Gimp-2.8.app Team Fortress 2.app
Thomas-Mayers-iMac-2:Applications thomasmayer$ cd Gimp-2.8.app
Thomas-Mayers-iMac-2:Gimp-2.8.app thomasmayer$ ./Gimp-2.8.app --verbose
-bash: ./Gimp-2.8.app: No such file or directory
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Feb 19, 2014, 23:59
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RE: Gimp will not run
After some research, I have Intel Core i3 which is a 64 bit processor
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Feb 20, 2014, 06:28
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RE: Gimp will not run
(Feb 19, 2014 23:47)Gunshed Wrote:  -bash: ./Gimp-2.8.app: No such file or directory

Maybe this means your shortcut to Gimp is isn't pointing to the gimp excutable like ofnuts said. Try finding where Gimp is installed, & paste that path into the correct place.

Try looking at the properties / path name of another app for a clue on how to find Gimp's program file if you're stuck.

(Feb 19, 2014 23:59)Gunshed Wrote:  After some research, I have Intel Core i3 which is a 64 bit processor

maybe try again with the partha builds it's 64-bit. Only have one gimp installed.
There are two version of 64-bit Mac Gimp builds
http://www.partha.com/

- Gimp 2.8.10 Mac OSX : Mcgimp 64-bit
and
- Gimp 2.8.6 Mac 64-bit: Mcgimp 64-bit
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Feb 23, 2014, 05:00
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RE: Gimp will not run
The version I'm experimenting with now is the Partha build. Gimp is installed in my applications folder under my user. I'm not really sure how to make that the executable
user/ Applications/ Gimp
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