Did you stop/start the DBus daemon?
On Fri, 24 Jun 2022 at 08:15, Ofnuts via gimp-user-list <
> I run several Gimp versions (currently 2.10.24 and 2.10.30). Each
> version has its own user profile. I had a couple of crashes of the
> 2.10.30 version recently.
> Recently both versions started to have very long startup times (around
> 30 seconds). I started investigating a rogue plugin, but even after
> removing all directories from the plugin path the startup time persisted.
> Starting Gimp with "--verbose" didn't help much, except for two loader
> error messages that I have seen earlier when Gimp was working OK there
> was nothing to see until the end of the 30s delay.
> Then I noticed that if I started Gimp from a command line, it always
> started a new instance, as if "--new-instance" was specified.
> While checking if I had a hidden running/zombie instance, I came across
> an orphan script-fu process, but killing it didn't fix the problem.
> Looking at the code, it appears that Gimp uses DBus to check for
> existing running instances and transfer them CLI parameters, so I
> assumed that something was amiss with DBus. Logoff/logon didn't fix
> anything, but rebooting the system did.
> So, my question is: if this happens again, are there DBus commands that
> I can use to check the problem, and if possible, fix it?
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