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GIMP Wont Start on Snow Leopard

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2011-04-14
2013-05-15
  • Hi, i have a problem getting GIMP to work, it did the first time but now it will just flash but wont open and only leave X11 working.

    Mac OS X: 10.6.7
    X11: XQuartz 2.3.6
    GIMP: 2.6.11

    I recently tried something i saw on another post. Hope this helps:
    Console:

    13-04-11 21:36:23 .org.x.X11 X11.app: main(): argc=2
    13-04-11 21:36:23 .org.x.X11 argv = /Applications/Utilities/X11.app/Contents/MacOS/X11.bin
    13-04-11 21:36:23 .org.x.X11 argv = -psn_0_417894
    13-04-11 21:36:23 .org.x.X11 Waiting for startup parameters via Mach IPC.
    13-04-11 21:36:23 org.x.startx font_cache: Scanning user font directories to generate X11 font caches
    13-04-11 21:36:23 org.x.startx font_cache: Updating FC cache
    13-04-11 21:36:23 org.x.privileged_startx font_cache: Scanning system font directories to generate X11 font caches
    13-04-11 21:36:24 defaults
    The domain/default pair of (org.x.X11, dpi) does not exist
    13-04-11 21:36:24 org.x.startx xauth:  creating new authority file /Users/jeremiaschajturjordan/.serverauth.1454
    13-04-11 21:36:24 .org.x.X11 X11.app: Listening on socket for fd handoff:  (4) /var/tmp/tmp.0.6vnZ0A
    13-04-11 21:36:24 .org.x.X11 X11.app: Thread created for handoff.  Returning success to tell caller to connect and push the fd.
    13-04-11 21:36:24 org.x.startx Xquartz: Handoff connection established (try 1 of 5) on fd 6, "/var/tmp/tmp.0.6vnZ0A".  Sending message.
    13-04-11 21:36:24 org.x.startx Xquartz: Message sent.  Closing handoff fd.
    13-04-11 21:36:24 .org.x.X11 X11.app: do_start_x11_server(): argc=6
    13-04-11 21:36:24 .org.x.X11 argv = /usr/X11/bin/X
    13-04-11 21:36:24 .org.x.X11 argv = :0
    13-04-11 21:36:24 .org.x.X11 argv = -nolisten
    13-04-11 21:36:24 .org.x.X11 argv = tcp
    13-04-11 21:36:24 .org.x.X11 argv = -auth
    13-04-11 21:36:24 .org.x.X11 argv = /Users/jeremiaschajturjordan/.serverauth.1454
    13-04-11 21:36:24 .org.x.X11 X11.app: Received new $DISPLAY fd: 6 … sleeping to allow xinitrc to catchup.
    13-04-11 21:36:24 .org.gimp.Gimp Fontconfig warning: no <cachedir> elements found. Check configuration.
    13-04-11 21:36:24 .org.gimp.Gimp Fontconfig warning: adding <cachedir>/usr/X11/var/cache/fontconfig</cachedir>
    13-04-11 21:36:24 .org.gimp.Gimp Fontconfig warning: adding <cachedir>~/.fontconfig</cachedir>
    13-04-11 21:36:25 .org.x.X11 Xquartz starting:
    13-04-11 21:36:25 .org.x.X11 X.Org X Server 1.4.2-apple56
    13-04-11 21:36:25 .org.x.X11 Build Date: 20100624
    13-04-11 21:36:25 org.x.privileged_startx font_cache: Updating FC cache
    13-04-11 21:36:25 .org.x.X11 (EE) XKB: Couldn't open rules file /usr/X11/share/X11/xkb/rules/base
    13-04-11 21:36:25 .org.x.X11 (EE) XKB: Couldn't open rules file /usr/X11/share/X11/xkb/rules/base
    13-04-11 21:36:25 .org.gimp.Gimp /Applications/Gimpshop.app/Contents/Resources/script: line 17: open-x11: command not found
    13-04-11 21:36:25 .org.gimp.Gimp Unable to find application named 'XDarwin'
    13-04-11 21:36:25 .org.gimp.Gimp grep: )_: No such file or directory
    13-04-11 21:36:25 .org.gimp.Gimp dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/X11/lib/libfontconfig.1.dylib
    13-04-11 21:36:25 .org.gimp.Gimp   Referenced from: /usr/X11R6/lib/libXft.2.dylib
    13-04-11 21:36:25 .org.gimp.Gimp   Reason: Incompatible library version: libXft.2.dylib requires version 6.0.0 or later, but libfontconfig.1.dylib provides version 2.0.0
    13-04-11 21:36:25 ReportCrash Saved crash report for gimp-2.2 version ??? (???) to /Users/jeremiaschajturjordan/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/gimp-2.2_2011-04-13-213625_MacBook-de-Jeremias-Chajtur-Jordan.crash
    13-04-11 21:36:27 org.x.startx font_cache: Done
    13-04-11 21:36:27 org.x.privileged_startx font_cache: Done
    13-04-11 21:36:27 .org.x.X11 X11.app Handing off fd to server thread via DarwinListenOnOpenFD(6)
    13-04-11 21:36:27 .org.x.X11 DarwinListenOnOpenFD: 6
    13-04-11 21:36:27 .org.x.X11 Calling ListenOnOpenFD() for new fd: 6
    13-04-11 21:36:27 .org.x.X11 X11.app: Launching /usr/X11/bin/xterm:
    13-04-11 21:36:27 .org.x.X11 argv = /bin/sh
    13-04-11 21:36:27 .org.x.X11 argv = -c
    13-04-11 21:36:27 .org.x.X11 argv = /usr/X11/bin/xterm

    Please help me fix this.
    Thank you

     
  • 13-04-11 21:36:25 .org.gimp.Gimp /Applications/Gimpshop.app/Contents/Resources/script: line 17: open-x11: command not found

    You are using Gimpshop. If you want to use this version, please ask the guys on http://www.gimpshop.com. Maybe they can give you some help.

    Or, you can use the version from this site - GIMP on OS X. This version should work right out of the box, because you've already installed the latest X11 from apple. Go to the Downloads page on http://gimp.lisanet.de and get your version for Snow Leopard.

     
  • I thought they were the same thing, my bad. By the way I just downloaded GIMP on OS X and it worked like a charm.

    Thanks for your help.