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First, I must say that I do not have PPA or any experimental packages enabled.

Just now I installed the GIMP using kpackagekit. When I tried to start it using icon in the application menu, it didn't start.

I tried running it from the terminal, and it said that it crashed with a segmentation fault.

The question is : is there anything that I can do to install (or reinstall it) properly? I am sure they wouldn't release it if it was crashing like that

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

Google revealed this - as an aside - weirdest solution I've seen - but a known bug

Set your gtk appearance to Raleigh, launch Gimp once, and then change back to whatever theme you were using before.


  1. Click System Settings - Application Appearance -
  2. Click on GTK+ Appearance and change Widget Style from oxygen-gtk to Raleigh.
  3. Click Apply.
  4. Start Gimp and Close
  5. Repeat the above by switch back from Raleigh to oxygen-gtk
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Thank you. That is really a weird solution :) – BЈовић Aug 6 '11 at 10:22
similar to this question:… – Dirk Hartzer Waldeck Aug 10 '11 at 10:19

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