How do I obtain a bug/crash report when program crashes during splash screen

I am trying to ‘fix’ Gimp.
I get as far as the ‘splash’ screen and it just stops. I am able to click on the ‘spash’, which just disappears. and nothing else happens.
GIMP is failing on the ‘sparkle’ plug-in. I have tried purging Gimp and reinstalling but it doesn’t help.

Can anyone help please

is anything returned if you try to start it from the terminal ?

Sorry for the delay.
I tried opening Gimp in terminal and nothing happened, I just get the cursor in terminal and nothing else!!!

I’ve just purged Gimp and then reinstalled it after a reboot then tried running it and nothing happened, not even the splash screen!

try to start GIMP (and note the time)… then look in
/var/log/syslog
for messages logged around the same time.


What happens if you rename the
~/.gimp-2.8
directory to something like
~/.gimp-2.8-old
then start GIMP ?

Had a look in KSystemlog and the raw file and there was no reference at all to Gimp.

Did you try renaming the folder, like I said ? … or are we going back into where you only answer some questions ?

No, I’m busy doing other things as were in the middle of a house move.

Okey dokey then :slight_smile: