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    downloaded Gimp. However, when I open it, it sits there.
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    downloaded Gimp. However, when I open it, it sits there.
    Hi all mac-users! First of all, is this in the right place?

    Second, I recently downloaded Gimp. However, when I open it, it sits there. No menus, no open windows, nothing. Just a useless icon on the dock. Suggestions?

    Edit: I take that back. I do see a "Gimp" menu, but that's all.
    Chris K.

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    downloaded Gimp. However, when I open it, it sits there.
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    Did you download from here:-

    Overview

    The link also includes access to the OS X forums pages. Is it possible you got the Windows version?

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    downloaded Gimp. However, when I open it, it sits there.
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    Yes, that's where I got it from. I don't think it's the Windows version, it was a .dmg file. I'll try it again, though.
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    downloaded Gimp. However, when I open it, it sits there.
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    Do you have X11 installed as well?
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    downloaded Gimp. However, when I open it, it sits there.
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    No, should I?

    UPDATE: I downloaded the DMG again, and when I try to open it, it says that it failed to mount.
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    downloaded Gimp. However, when I open it, it sits there.
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    No, should I?
    Yes you should.

    Follow the link Kevriano provided.
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    downloaded Gimp. However, when I open it, it sits there.
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    That version of X11 is so antiquated it would be useless. On the same token, you probably do have it installed. Check /Applications/Utilities. I think it came as part of the default install for Leopard and SL.

    EDIT: Indeed I was right. If you look at the download page, you'll see that it states that, "Leopard: X11 shipped with Leopard".
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    downloaded Gimp. However, when I open it, it sits there.
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    I'm not sure I understand. Why do I need X11 to run Gimp?
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    downloaded Gimp. However, when I open it, it sits there.
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    I don't have X11
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    downloaded Gimp. However, when I open it, it sits there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iPod Nano View Post
    I'm not sure I understand. Why do I need X11 to run Gimp?
    The GIMP is written using a toolkit (very simply put, the libraries for UI elements) that requires X11. It uses GTK which is an X11 toolkit. Don't worry about the technical details (unless you want to). Just know that it is required.

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    I don't have X11
    What version of OS X are you using?
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    downloaded Gimp. However, when I open it, it sits there.
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    Go into Utilities and check X11 there.

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    downloaded Gimp. However, when I open it, it sits there.
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    @harry: that's where I looked. It's not in there.
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    downloaded Gimp. However, when I open it, it sits there.
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    downloaded Gimp. However, when I open it, it sits there.

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    Your installation dvd should have "other" applications, or some such. Try installing from there, and then check for updates.

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