Hi William,

One thing that might help (if you haven't done this already) is move
"Grokking the GIMP" to your windoze partition (or untar it there...). I
think (correct me if I'm wrong) that your DOS C: drive is automatically
mounted if you are a Mandrake 7 user. You should be able to find it at
/mnt/DOS_HDA1 (I think).

Doing that will enable you to browse "Grokking the GIMP" when you are in
Windows as well as when you are in Linux. Apart from anything else, that
will enable you to make more concrete references to the book when you are
"doing mail".

The Paths tab in the Layers and Channels dialog is a more recent addition
(again, fellow GIMPers, correct me if I'm wrong). So, if you are running an
older version you may not see it.

BTW, in case you didn't know, there is also a Windows port of Linux at
http://www.gimp.org/win32, in case you are interested. It is the approximate
equivalent of the latest developers version of the GIMP.

Enjoy it, and good luck !


----- Original Message -----
From: "William D. Tallman" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2000 1:18 PM
Subject: Newbie question.

> I'm new to the Penguin, although not to UNIX, and am fascinated by The
> Downloaded "Grokking the Gimp", which seems worthwhile, and right away saw
> two screenshots I've not seen before and don't know how to get at.  I'm
> running Mandrake 7.1, which installed Gimp 1.0.4, and the Gimp site
> identifies this as the latest stable release; except for development
> releases, I'm up to date here.
> The first screenshot is of the Tool Box, with 27 functions and two panels.
> There is an item called Toolbox at the bottom of the Images(?) menu
> write all this down and am now in windoze doing mail).  I click on it and
> get nothing.  Is this what the author has invoked?  The sense I get from
> what he says there is that this is what comes up when he starts The Gimp.
> How do I get this to work, or do I have to go get it from a newer release?
> Or do I have a glitch that needs fixing?
> In the Layers window, there is a tab for Paths that mine does not have.
> do I get at this?  I haven't seen any more differences yet, as I stopped
> there to see if I could find out what is going on here.
> I know better than to go plundering around the system gratuitously <grin>,
> so if someone could tell me what might be going on and outline a procedure
> here, I would be very grateful!
> Thank you.
> Bill Tallman

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