Running 15.10 / 32bit

I tried to install Gimp via PPA / with sudo apt-get install gimp and with Software center too. Each time after I uninstalled gimp, I used Purge command. And each time i tried to open it I got "Segmentation fault (core dumped)".

Any other methods to try? I saw there are many cases out there similar with this, but none helped in my situation, couldn't manage to solve the error.


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I had the same issue for 1 month, finally today I found how to resolve it. what I did was installing gdb and gimp-dbg:

sudo apt-get install gdb gimp-dbg

after that I ran:

gdb gimp
(gdb) run

it shows that segmentation fault happens from


I'm using a proprietary video driver from AMD so this debug message shows that something is wrong with my video driver (opencl sources). I installed latest Ubuntu driver from AMD and everything works again.

P.S. I added debugging steps for you to check if your issue is same or not, but in short if your issue is same, you can only go for installing the latest driver for your video card.

  • Got this error Thread 1 "gimp" received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault. 0x00007ffff40abffa in g_markup_parse_context_parse () from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0 Do you have an idea how to inspect this problem further?
    – JPT
    Mar 2, 2018 at 9:59
  • @JPT try installing sudo apt install libgtk2.0-dev Mar 3, 2018 at 10:47

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