When launching GIMP, I receive the following message:

Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "pantheon-filechooser-module"
Bus error (core dumped)

Before it was also included:

Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module"

But it seems to have been resolved after installing the libcanberra-gtk-module:i386 package.

Any assistance will be greatly appreciated as I use GIMP regularly.

  • Are you using a 64bit OS with a 32bit version of GIMP?
    – elmato
    Aug 25, 2015 at 14:05
  • Thank you for your response. I'm using the 64bit version. I managed to resolve the issue by removing the GIMP configuration folder in my home directory. Launched as normal after that.
    – Gavin
    Aug 27, 2015 at 7:12
  • Glad to hear you got it resolved! Thanks for posting your solution as this may be helpful for other users facing this problem.
    – elmato
    Aug 27, 2015 at 7:23

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Resolved problem by removing .gimp-2.8 folder in home


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