I apologise if this has been asked before, but I cannot find this exact bug mentioned anywhere.
GIMP simply refuses to load on my instance of Ubuntu 16.04. I've tried removing/purging it, then running
sudo apt clean sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
and finally running BleachBit for good measure, before reinstalling... but it still simply refuses to load. I've tried installing it directly from the command line, as well as through the Ubuntu Software Centre.
The frustrating thing is that I'm not getting any error message; when I run
sudo gimp --verbose
I get the output
INIT: gimp_load_config Parsing '/home/$user$/.config/GIMP/2.9/unitrc' Parsing '/etc/gimp/2.0/gimprc' Parsing '/home/$user$/.config/GIMP/2.9/gimprc'
and it will simply hang there. I've been patient and left it running for an hour (!) and it doesn't make any progress.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Edit 1: the output of
ls -lAR /home/your_user | grep ' root ' is:
drwx------ 3 root root 4096 Jul 21 13:57 .dbus drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Jul 21 13:58 .gvfs ls: cannot open directory '/home/aaron/.cache/dconf'drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Jul 22 13:04 dconf : Permission denied ls: cannot open directory '/home/aaron/.dbus': Permission denied -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 4164032 Jul 21 12:41 libmwservices.so ls: cannot open directory '/home/aaron/.gvfs': Permission denied -rw------- 1 root root 212 Jul 21 22:11 root -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 32768 Jul 21 22:11 root-d56cc46b.log lrwxrwxrwx 1 aaron aaron 18 Jul 20 22:35 root -> /home/aaron/.steam`