Thanks to everyone who suggested I increase the amount of shared memory on my SPARC so
Gimp would not disable shared memory tile transport. I added this to /etc/system:
set shmsys:shminfo_shmseg=64

after a reboot Gimp worked fine.  

David Kirkby

> "Dr. David Kirkby" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
 > Hi,
 >       today I compiled gimp-1.1.26 on my Sun SPARC 20 (4 x 125 MHz CPUs, 448 Mb RAM,
 > Solaris 8), using Perl v5.6.0, gtkxmhtml-0.99.8, gtk+-1.2.8, PDL-2.1.1snap092100,
 > zlib-1.1.3). I have removed any libraries/headers of older gimp versions, but I get 
 > following error message during startup.
 > Gdk-WARNING **: shmat failed!
 > gimp: shmat() failed: Disabling shared memory tile transport.

Dr. David Kirkby Ph.D,
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