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All out of a sudden, gimp refuses to start. The following messages are printed at the console:

/snap/gimp/40/bin/desktop-launch: line 23: /home/mike/.config/user-dirs.dirs: Permission denied
Warning: Schema “org.gnome.system.locale” has path “/system/locale/”.  Paths starting with “/apps/”, “/desktop/” or “/system/” are deprecated.
Warning: Schema “org.gnome.system.proxy” has path “/system/proxy/”.  Paths starting with “/apps/”, “/desktop/” or “/system/” are deprecated.
Warning: Schema “org.gnome.system.proxy.http” has path “/system/proxy/http/”.  Paths starting with “/apps/”, “/desktop/” or “/system/” are deprecated.
Warning: Schema “org.gnome.system.proxy.https” has path “/system/proxy/https/”.  Paths starting with “/apps/”, “/desktop/” or “/system/” are deprecated.
Warning: Schema “org.gnome.system.proxy.ftp” has path “/system/proxy/ftp/”.  Paths starting with “/apps/”, “/desktop/” or “/system/” are deprecated.
Warning: Schema “org.gnome.system.proxy.socks” has path “/system/proxy/socks/”.  Paths starting with “/apps/”, “/desktop/” or “/system/” are deprecated.
gtk-update-icon-cache: Cache file created successfully.
gtk-update-icon-cache: Cache file created successfully.
gtk-update-icon-cache: Cache file created successfully.
Gtk-Message: 20:35:18.485: Failed to load module "atk-bridge"
Cannot open display: 

Do you have any ideas what could have caused this? Or how to repair it? Gimp used to work on the day it was first installed.

Edit: This happens on the minimal Ubuntu installation.

Gnome's Calculator app also stopped working all out of a sudden. Looks like one of the most recent updates broke something here.

Thank you.

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  • @George Udosen: Yes, it's the same error message, but the proposed fix doesn't work in in this case. (Both libatk-adaptor and libgail-common have already been installed.) Also, gimp just broke with one of the most recent Ubuntu updates. It was working fine immediately after installation - which was about three weeks ago. So no, not really a duplicate. But thank you for sharing it anyway! Aug 5, 2018 at 19:23

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It seems like some permissions got messed up. In case it happens to you, try the following:

Launch Ubuntu Software, search for Gimp and display the details of the list entry that is marked as installed. Hit the permissions button and grant all permissions. After that, gimp was working fine again.

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