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[SOLVED] Gimp not launching on Kubuntu 11.04

My friend loved the Ubuntu 10.10 because of gnome, but he loves to get upgraded so he upgraded and got the unity and told that he didn’t loved that. So he installed a fresh Kubuntu 11.04. Then while he started gimp, he found the following problem:

And asked me to help. Well as usual I searched for the solution over the internet but didn’t got the actual solution so I tried to mix up all the solution and concluded to a final solution that worked on my friends PC.

– change GTK+appearance to Rayleigh
– start Gimp and stop it
– change GTK+ appearance back to oxygen.

This process may apply to any other program. Hope this solution works for you.


  • Hubla

    many thanks, too. shame on gimp authors.

    • Hi hubla, its not the mistake of gimp authors. Its just a simple mistake of compatibility. If any problem occurs, we are there to help you guys.

      Have fun.

  • Nintappooppan

    thanks worked for me

  • Jonathan Burishkin

    Nice fix! Worked for me. I had that issue on 2 computers!

  • Kees

    I just did:

    # mkdir ~/.gimp-2.6

    as suggested here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/+bug/775586

    and that worked fine, just thought I mention it as a different solution.

    • Well that may work out.
      Thanks.

    • Arvind Mailto

      It Works! Thanks!

    • FSHero

      Yes that seems to have worked for me too.
      I can’t believe this slipped through the net; the solution is very simple for those in the know but what about Linux newbies?
      Gotta say that Kubuntu 10.04 was excellent quality though, imo.

  • Frank

    Thanx! It works!

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  • Humantelope

    the mkdir ~/.gimp-x.x (whichever version you have, i have 2.7) worked for me, thanks kees

    • Well thanks, I haven’t got any problem on my gimp after that solution. Though thanks, you process may help others. Thanks

  • Visitor

    – change GTK+appearance to Rayleigh

    – start Gimp and stop it

    – change GTK+ appearance back to oxygen.

    Worked for me   🙂   Thanks.

  • Jakob

    THX, worked for me and ended my desperation… can’t live without gimp

    • My pleasure. We can’t leave without open source technologies.

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  • Thomas

    Thanks, saved me hours of work. Worked like a charm. Top man.

  • Thomas

    Thanks, saved me hours of work. Worked like a charm. Top man.

  • Venkat

    Thanks it workd for me. Remember the days of old TV / windows machines to swithoff and swithon to work.

    • That was the awesome solution and that used to work :P… lol

  • Vayalosolo

    hah i never would have thought of this but it worked!! 

  • John

    worked perfect! Not sure how u arrived at that but thanks!

  • guest

    worked

  • guest

    I’m running Kubuntu and that worked too.  You need to make sure you do it in 2 places: Application Appearance –> GTK+ Appearance (widget style) and do the same in: Application Appearance –> Style (widget style).