Bug 24962 - gimp hangs on startup
gimp hangs on startup
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gimp (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-01-25 15:52 EST by Robert M. Riches Jr.
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-01-25 16:40:13 EST
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Description Robert M. Riches Jr. 2001-01-25 15:52:29 EST
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.


Robert Riches
Comment 1 Matt Wilson 2001-01-25 15:54:32 EST
if you uninistallx sane and xsane, does the gimp not hang?
Comment 2 Robert M. Riches Jr. 2001-01-25 16:40:09 EST
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.)


Robert Riches
Comment 3 Robert M. Riches Jr. 2001-09-17 13:37:53 EDT
Reporter confirms this problem is fixed in RH7.1.

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