GIMP - PNG files and GMIC unavailable

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ls -ld ~/.[^.]*
Code:
drwxrwxrwx  3 ale ale   4096 ian  3  2018 /home/ale/.adobe
drwxrwxr-x  4 ale ale   4096 dec  2 14:41 /home/ale/.aMule
drwxrwxrwx  4 ale ale   4096 sep 10  2020 /home/ale/.audacity-data
drwxrwxrwx  4 ale ale   4096 sep 10  2020 /home/ale/.avidemux6
-rwxrwxrwx  1 ale ale  12327 dec  3 19:06 /home/ale/.bash_history
-rwxrwxrwx  1 ale ale    220 dec 26  2017 /home/ale/.bash_logout
-rwxrwxrwx  1 ale ale   3771 dec 26  2017 /home/ale/.bashrc
-rwxrwxrwx  1 ale ale    263 dec 30  2017 /home/ale/.bubnbros
drwx------ 63 ale ale   4096 nov 19 19:23 /home/ale/.cache
drwxrwxrwx  6 ale ale   4096 sep 10  2020 /home/ale/.clamtk
drwxrwxrwx  3 ale ale   4096 dec 26  2017 /home/ale/.compiz
drwx------ 60 ale ale   4096 nov 19 18:43 /home/ale/.config
drwxrwxrwx  3 ale ale   4096 dec 27  2017 /home/ale/.dbus
drwxrwxrwx  5 ale ale   4096 sep 10  2020 /home/ale/.dc++
drwxrwxrwx  2 ale ale   4096 sep 10  2020 /home/ale/.disk
-rwxrwxrwx  1 ale ale     43 dec 26  2017 /home/ale/.dmrc
drwxrwxrwx  5 ale ale   4096 sep 10  2020 /home/ale/.gconf
drwxrwxrwx 30 ale ale   4096 sep 10  2020 /home/ale/.gimp-2.8
-rwxrwxrwx  1 ale ale      0 ian  3  2019 /home/ale/.gksu.lock
drwxrwxrwx  3 ale ale   4096 dec 27  2017 /home/ale/.gnome
drwxrwxrwx  2 ale ale   4096 ian 21  2018 /home/ale/.gnome2
drwx------  3 ale ale   4096 nov 30 09:15 /home/ale/.gnupg
drwxrwxrwx  2 ale ale   4096 dec 28  2017 /home/ale/.gvfs
drwxr--r--  2 ale ale   4096 mai 28  2023 /home/ale/.hardinfo
-rwxrwxrwx  1 ale ale 103934 sep 10  2020 /home/ale/.ICEauthority
drwxrwxrwx  6 ale ale   4096 sep 10  2020 /home/ale/.imagej
-rwxrwxrwx  1 ale ale   1209 sep 10  2020 /home/ale/.isomaster
drwxrwxrwx  3 ale ale   4096 feb  5  2018 /home/ale/.java
drwxrwxrwx  3 ale ale   4096 ian  4  2018 /home/ale/.kde
drwxrwxrwx  8 ale ale   4096 dec 22  2018 /home/ale/.kodi
drwx------  3 ale ale   4096 sep 29  2020 /home/ale/.local
drwxrwxrwx  3 ale ale   4096 ian  3  2018 /home/ale/.macromedia
drwxrwxr-x  3 ale ale   4096 iul  9 00:00 /home/ale/.mame
drwx------  5 ale ale   4096 sep 29  2020 /home/ale/.mozilla
drwxrwxrwx  6 ale ale   4096 mar 10  2018 /home/ale/.openshot
drwxrwxrwx 12 ale ale   4096 sep 10  2020 /home/ale/.openshot_qt
drwx------  3 ale ale   4096 iul  1 20:06 /home/ale/.org.wfdownloader.app.WFDownloaderApp
-rwxrwxrwx  1 ale ale   2008 ian  3  2018 /home/ale/.packagesearch
-rwxrwxrwx  1 ale ale    261 nov 17  2018 /home/ale/.pam_environment
drwxrwxrwx  3 ale ale   4096 dec 26  2017 /home/ale/.pki
drwxrwxr-x 11 ale ale   4096 iul 16 05:14 /home/ale/.PlayOnLinux
-rwxrwxrwx  1 ale ale    655 dec 26  2017 /home/ale/.profile
drwxrwxrwx  7 ale ale   4096 sep 10  2020 /home/ale/.purple
drwxrwxrwx  3 ale ale   4096 ian  4  2018 /home/ale/.pyrenamer
drwx------  2 ale ale   4096 sep 29  2020 /home/ale/.ssh
-rwxrwxrwx  1 ale ale      0 dec 26  2017 /home/ale/.sudo_as_admin_successful
drwxrwxrwx  4 ale ale   4096 oct 20  2018 /home/ale/.thumbnails
drwxrwxrwx  6 ale ale   4096 sep 10  2020 /home/ale/.thunderbird
drwxrwxrwx  4 ale ale   4096 sep 10  2020 /home/ale/.tor-browser-en
-rwxrwxrwx  1 ale ale    225 ian 28  2018 /home/ale/.wget-hsts
-rwxrwxrwx  1 ale ale      2 feb  3  2018 /home/ale/.windows-serial
drwxrwxr-x  4 ale ale   4096 nov 11 16:01 /home/ale/.wine
-rwxrwxrwx  1 ale ale     50 sep 10  2020 /home/ale/.Xauthority
-rwxrwxrwx  1 ale ale    131 nov 17  2018 /home/ale/.xinputrc
-rwxrwxrwx  1 ale ale   3772 sep 10  2020 /home/ale/.xsession-errors
-rwxrwxrwx  1 ale ale   3772 sep 10  2020 /home/ale/.xsession-errors.old

cd /home/username/.config
Code:
~/.config$

ls -l /home/username/.config/GIMP
Code:
total 4
drwxr-xr-x 35 ale ale 4096 nov 13 19:35 2.10

Thanks!
You're welcome.

To get rid of that old .config of Gimp hanging around on your system run:

Code:
sudo rm -rf /home/ale/.config/GIMP

Once that's removed your out of the woods.-;)

Now you can either download and install the current version of Gimp 2.10.36.
OR> use APT or Synaptic Package Manager to install Gimp.

To search with APT run:
Code:
apt-cache search gimp

To find the stable version run:
Code:
apt list gimp

*If there is an additional version in the repository the command-line will tell you to use the '-a' switch to see it.

I would read this before trusting a snap package on your system.
The “Snapcrafters” publisher in the Snap Store is a community of people who maintain snaps of applications that are not their own snaps. Our goal is to become a trusted and reliable source for high-quality snaps.

 


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I don't know but I think you should run GIMP v2.8 if possible, then determine what needs to be preserved.

I'm not a GIMP expert but adding another version on top of all this may not work. LOL We might confuse 'em.

I've sort of followed the thread. I'd try removing all the GIMP instances and starting over, but that's just me.
 
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To get rid of that old .config of Gimp hanging around on your system run:

Code:
sudo rm -rf /home/ale/.config/GIMP
Done.
I then installed GIMP from Synaptic, but it doesn't open PNG files.
So I removed it from Synaptic and installed it from Ubuntu Software.
Now I can open PNG files but G'MIC filters don't show up.
Any ideas how to fix that?
I also tried to run GIMP from Terminal with sudo gimp but I got this result:
Code:
mkdir: cannot create directory '/run/user/0': Permission denied
Authorization required, but no authorization protocol specified
Cannot open display:
 

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I was going to advise the latest Debian v12.3 comes with GIMP v2.10.34. But I noticed this news item on Distrowatch.


I upgraded on two installations before taking notice of this news. I'm on another one right now but can't upgrade because of this.

EDIT: I'm sorry if I provoked anybody with this comment. I checked again and the version/release/subrelease of GIMP changed into Debian v12.4 is GIMP v2.10.34.
 
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Done.
I then installed GIMP from Synaptic, but it doesn't open PNG files.
So I removed it from Synaptic and installed it from Ubuntu Software.
Now I can open PNG files but G'MIC filters don't show up.
Any ideas how to fix that?
I also tried to run GIMP from Terminal with sudo gimp but I got this result:
Code:
mkdir: cannot create directory '/run/user/0': Permission denied
Authorization required, but no authorization protocol specified
Cannot open display:
Just installing the GMIC the Ubuntu user said in this link is just the binary so you'll want to follow this:

 

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Hello :)

I'm using GIMP 2.10.34 on Ubuntu 22.04. I also installed GMIC 3.3.1.

My problem is that GIMP doesn't open PNG files (I got an "Unknown file type" error message) and GMIC is not visible. Unless I launch GIMP from terminal, using the command sudo gimp. Then I can open PNG files and I have GMIC.

Another peculiar thing is that, if I launch GIMP from terminal, the version launched is 2.10.30.

So I'm a little bit confused and I would need some help, please.

Thank you in advance!
Checking my version it says 2.10.36 is the latest version. I am on Linux Mint 20.2. I have it installed and start from the menu.
Always,
Wildman
 
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Just installing the GMIC the Ubuntu user said in this link is just the binary so you'll want to follow this:

Thanks, I used the command "apt install gimp-gmic", the result is I still cannot see GMIC filters... BUT now I can launch gimp from terminal ("sudo gimp") and when I do so the GMIC filters show up.
I'd say it's an acceptable compromise, isn't it?
Thank you all for helping me out, a special thanks goes to @Alexzee for the patience and support!
 

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Why do you need superuser privilege to open the program?

If you're going to do that then do this:

Code:
sudo gimp &

then you could at least close the terminal that you had to do that in by typing exit and pressing ENTER. Otherwise, we have to find another way to do this so you could launch GIMP as your regular user account.
 

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@lymphor do you have

gimp-plugin-registry

installed?

I used the following to establish this

Code:
apt-cache rdepends gimp-gmic
gimp-gmic
Reverse Depends:
  gimp-plugin-registry
  gmic

Cheers

Wizard
 

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