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  1. Susan

    Susan New Member

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    Hello,

    I teach in a lab of OS 10.4.11 machines. Currently students are using GIMP 2.2.11 and that's been working fine. I'd like to upgrade to 2.4.6 but the students' accounts have some limits on them. I keep getting the message "'Gimp' does not work with the limitations you have selected." but cannot for the life of me figure out what limitations are keeping the program from running. Anyone out there have any ideas? The accounts are set up using the Parental Controls like so:

    "Student" needs:
    --some limits

    "Student" can:
    --admin printers
    --burn CDs and DVDs
    --allow supporting programs

    This user can only use these apps:
    --check for update,
    --AppleScript Utility
    --Folder Actions Setup
    --Script Editor
    --Automator
    --Calculator
    --CanoScan Toolbox
    --Chess
    --Comic Life
    --Dictionary
    --Firefox
    --Font Book
    --Garage Band
    --Gimp (currently working version)
    --Turn on X11 Focus Follows Mouse
    --iDVD
    --Image Capture
    --iMovie HD
    --Inspiration 8
    --iPhoto
    --iTunes
    --iWeb
    --Kidspiration 2
    --QuickHelp
    --KidsSynth
    --Kompozer
    --Mavis Beacon Deluxe 20
    --AutoUpdate
    --Remote Desktop Connection
    --Windows Media Installer
    --MS Excel
    --MS PP
    --MS Word
    --Alerts Daemon
    --Database Utility
    --Equation Editor
    --Cert Manager
    --MS Clip Gallery
    --MS Database Daemon
    --MS Error Reporting
    --MS Graph
    --MS Sync Services
    --Org Chart
    --Project Gallery Launcher
    --OmniOutliner
    --AutoScan PPC
    --OmniPage SE
    --CheckPlugin
    --OmniPage-SE_Direct_OCR
    --Paintbrush
    ---Photo Booth
    --ClassicScanLib
    --Photo Studio
    --Preview
    --QuickTime PLayer
    --Safari
    --ScanGear Starter 1
    --Sherlock
    --TextEdit
    --Windows Media Player

    Utilities
    --all of these seem to be okay for this user :)

    Any idea what limitations are interfering with Gimp? I've tried allowing several things but haven't had any luck so far.

    Thanks for your help!
    Susan
     
  2. Auria

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    Hi,

    is it the system that gives you this error message? Could you try running GIMP from the terminal to see if there is any more information there? (there is a how-to posted as sticky if you don't know how)

    As a wild guess, try disabling dbus like described here : viewtopic.php?f=19&t=1772

    PS: as mentionned in the docs, "Turn on X11 Focus Follows Mouse" is far from the best way to make it usable ;)
     
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    Thanks for the ideas.

    What I have found is when I am in the Parental Controls trying to give students permission to use Gimp, it give me that error message and doesn't let me check it as an allowed program. But when the students log in and try to open the new version of Gimp from the Applications folder, it works! ?? Very odd. So according to the control panel, they shouldn't be able to use it but they are actually able to do so. sigh. Now I just have to figure out why.

    :)
     
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    GIMP is not a standard mac app, it's in an app bundle but what happens inside it is some sort of black magic to make it work despite being a UNIX program not designed for the mac. Perhaps the system is confused by that. The actual GIMP executable is at Gimp.app/Contents/Resources/gimp-2.4.

    Also, the app creates a symlink in /tmp/skl. If this is not allowed by your restrictions it will fail (this may be a good candidate since the GIMP 2.2 executable did not do that)
     

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