On 04/28/2011 11:51 PM, Burnie West wrote:
> On 04/28/2011 01:08 PM, Kevin Brubeck Unhammer wrote:
>> I'm trying to use GIMP on Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick), installed using the
>> regular packages. It seems to work fine apart from one problem: when I
>> make a selection with e.g. the rectangle selection tool, there's no
>> visible feedback of how big the selection is, only the cursor is visible
>> (couldn't take a screenshot while the mouse button was clicked, but
>> tried to show it at http://bildr.no/image/872092.jpeg ).
>> If I try to resize a rectangle, the inside purple line moves, while the
>> outside purple line stays where it was (instead of showing how big the
>> new rectangle will become when I release the mouse button).
>> Also, possibly related, there are sometimes purple artifacts from old
>> selections.
>> Anyone know if this is a bug or if I've just managed to flip some
>> odd setting?
> My GIMP (2.6.11) always shows the whole rectangle. I've never seen the
> behavior you describe. I'm on Fedora, using the standard install.

I've seen similar problems caused by insufficient video RAM, also you 
should verify if "View" -> "Show selection" is checked.

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