I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a 64bit machine. I recently upgraded to Gimp 2.8 with no problems. All user interface items appear to work - except - none of the tools in the toolbox are functional. Attempts to crop, move, brush, etc. change the cursor but perform no action. I went to the .gimp-2.8 file (in home) and found all files to be empty.

I then went to /usr/share/gimp and found files under gimp 2.0 and tried copying them to the .gimp-2.8 file but with no luck. All file/folder paths listed in preferences are correct, and I have had no luck finding any info at Gimp HQ or using Google.

Can you help me find my missing tools, I have no idea if they were misfiled or simply not installed. All the gimp-2.8 files are there in the Home folder but they are 0 files......


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I think the GIMP2.8 should be in /usr/share/gimp not the other way around. Try moving your install there, instead of moving your installed files to your 2.8 that's in your home dir.

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    @edm, I installed by software center through the 'kegel' ppa. Had no problems with the instalation, no warnings, nothing. Also everything works except the tolls in the toolbox - even the menu items work. May 14, 2012 at 18:55
  • @Eliah, I tried moving to user/share and it didn't help. May 14, 2012 at 18:56
  • it is /usr/share(the root folder) not user/share
    – Ashu
    May 14, 2012 at 19:25
  • Correction: I meant /usr/share/gimp. Jun 16, 2012 at 2:35

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