>I'm posting this again, since I really would like to
>check out the new features in Gimp 2.6.
>As I posted a few weeks ago, Gimp 2.6.1 crashes each time
>I try to perform a filter, color adjustment, etc., so that
>I had to install 2.4.7 in order to have a working bitmap
>editor. This happened since I upgraded to Ubuntu 8.10.
>Someone suggested that it might have to do with my
>outdated hardware (AMD K6 II/350 MHz), but since I don't
>have the money right now to buy a new computer, I would
>like to know if anyone has an idea what I could do to fix
>this problem.
>When running Gimp out of a shell, I am getting:
>"(script-fu:5142): LibGimpBase-WARNING **: script-fu: gimp_wire_read():
>error Illegal instruction"
>My guess is that it might have to do with GEGL, but on the other
>hand I am assuming that Synaptic would automatically install all
>the required packages. (I don't want to have to compile anything;
>if there's a fix for it & I need to install additional packages,
>I would prefer .deb files.)
>I did have the latest 'libgimp' installed (I downgraded to the version
>for Gimp 2.4.7 in the meantime), and I am not using compiz (as Chris
>asked me the last time I posted on this.)
>Especially after reading this very good & thorough review of
>Gimp 2.6, I would like to check out the Gimp's new possibilities.
>Two thing I am personally missing are a) 16-bit support, as well as
>b) better anti-aliasing. While there are workarounds to improve the
>latter, Gimp still doesn't output the quality of say, Photoshop.
>I especially become aware of this when using curves to get a chromium
>effect, or applying 'Lighting Effects', where I am frequently getting 
>'stripes' instead of smooth gradients. I don't know, though, how much
>this has been improved upon in Gimp 2.6.

This is only a suggestion but, in my experience with graphics programs (which
not that extensive), installing more RAM is a relatively cheap way of getting
a significant boost to performance. 

Hope this helps

Roy S.
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