Ubuntu – Kubuntu 11.04 bad experience, Gimp crashes and other bugs


I installed Kubuntu 11.04 64bit today.

First let me expose some issues, this is not a rant, just some observations on Kubuntu 11.04 🙂

  • Flash doesn't work. The package "flashplugin-installer" was installed by rekonq. But still no flash.

  • Additional Drivers (jockey-kde) doesn't show up automatically after first login.

  • I tried to delete a large file (19,2 GB), an error appeared: "Please empty the trash first, no more space available" or something like that, but you know what? My trash was empty! (Then I found in Dolphin the settings to increment the max size of the trash).

  • Amarok has no play/pause/forward/back buttons, only after changing settings to show those buttons on the top bar.

  • GTK applications like ubuntu software center, inkscape… are in english, but my default language is "german". Only gimp allows to install the "de" language pack.

  • The numblock turns off after each restart. In the KDE Control Center, the "remember last state" of numblock is set. But this is not working.

  • I had some crashes: Nepomuk, Policy-kit, plasma-workspace and gimp.

But now to the important stuff. I really need Gimp to work. After starting it, I get a crash:

giowck@giowck-desktop:~$ gimp

(gimp:1899): GLib-WARNING **: /build/buildd/glib2.0-2.28.6/./glib/goption.c:2132: ignoring no-arg, optional-arg or filename flags (8) on option of type 0
Speicherzugriffsfehler (in English: "Memory error")

What can I do to run Gimp?


Best Answer

there's a weird error in GIMP that causes the crash.

you have to goto your System Settings > Application Appearance > GTK+ Appearance and change the Widget style to Raleigh.

now start GIMP once and you can change the the GTK+ style back to whatever you want

weird but it works

as for your other issues, try adding the kubuntu ppa's to you repos as there are monthly updates that sort out many of the issues you're having, especially with amarok