Remove Xscanimage Plugin
For : Mepis Linux / GIMP
By : je.saist
Within recent revisions of Mepis Linux the xscanimage plugin for the GIMP is broken. Running the GIMP can result in the program hanging and generating a memory leak and driving processor usage up. This guide walks through removing the xscanimage plugin.
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1: This is the Mepis-Quickstart-Guide with the currently documented fix for xscanimage.
So Brain, where are we going to get new user friendly documentation at this hour?
2: Left Click on System
3: We are going up to File System and Left Clicking on File Manager - Super User Mode.
4: Enter in your /root password and Left Click on OK.
5: We'll now be taken to /root
Hit the upwards pointing arrow.
6: And we'll now be at /
Left Click on usr
7: Left Click on lib
8: Allright, we are looking for gimp.
9: There it is. Left Click on gimp.
10: Left Click on 2.0.
11: Left Click on plug-ins.
12. Scroll to the bottom.
13: and there is xscanimage.
As we can see, something does appear to be wrong here, it's listed a shortcut.
14: We know the drill though, lets delete xscanimage.
15: Left Click on Delete to confirm.
16: The GIMP should now open up without issue now. You can close out of everything now.
Take me back to the Guides.