Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 24962
gimp hangs on startup
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:30:55 EDT
Gimp hangs on startup. X event processing is even hung, because
it won't refresh the startup window when occluded and then
exposed. The startup window says it is loading the yinyang plug-in.
An strace says it is waiting for a child:
<... wait4 resumed> [WIFSIGNALED(s) && WTERMSIG(s) == SIGRT_16], WNOHANG,
NULL) = 365
A 'ps augxw' says there's an xsane process apparently started by
gimp. However, manually running xsane works fine.
if you uninistallx sane and xsane, does the gimp not hang?
Yes, if I uninstall (rpm --erase) all the sane and xsane packages, gimp comes up
without hanging. That would seem to imply that this report should be
to sane/xsane, unless the problem is in the method by which gimp calls xsane.
(I'll need to reinstall sane/xsane, because I need the scanner more than I need
gimp at the moment, but I'll look for a way to locally disable gimp from trying
call xsane for now.)
Reporter confirms this problem is fixed in RH7.1.