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.


System Components:

Abit NF7-S 2.0  /  AthlonXp 2500+ @ 3200+  /  1gig DDR 400mhz 2,2,2,5 / XFX Geforce 6600 GT
Asus P5RD2-VM / Pentium4 630 @ 3.45ghz  /  1gig DDR2 PC2 667 5, 5, 5, 15 /  Sapphire x1800 XT
Gateway E-3200 / Pentium III @ 500mhz / 384megs SDRAM 100mhz  /  Radeon 7500 AIW


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.