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No Gimp-help - 2.8.22 Xubuntu 17.10

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No Gimp-help - 2.8.22 Xubuntu 17.10 iainrs 08 Jan 21:16
  No Gimp-help - 2.8.22 Xubuntu 17.10 rich404 09 Jan 10:48
   No Gimp-help - 2.8.22 Xubuntu 17.10 iainrs 09 Jan 10:58
2018-01-08 21:16:07 UTC (5 months ago)
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No Gimp-help - 2.8.22 Xubuntu 17.10

I am running 2.8.22 Gimp on Xubuntu 17.10

System: Host: dylan3u Kernel: 4.13.0-16-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 Distro: Ubuntu 17.10 Machine: Device: desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: P7P55D LE v: Rev 1.xx serial: N/A BIOS: American Megatrends v: 2003 date: 12/16/2010 CPU: Quad core Intel Core i5 750 (-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB clock speeds: max: 2668 MHz 1: 2674 MHz 2: 2674 MHz 3: 2674 MHz 4: 2674 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA G94 [GeForce 9600 GT] Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.5 ) drivers: nouveau (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz, 1680x1050@59.95hz OpenGL: renderer: NV94 version: 3.3 Mesa 17.2.2

I wanted local help files so installed gimp-help and gimp-help-en via synaptic and updated preferences but Gimp ccould not see it.. So I went went back to on-line help and now get

Could not open 'http://docs.gimp.org/2.8/en/gimp-help.xml' for reading: Operation not supported Perhaps you are missing GIO backends and need to install GVFS?

removed gimp-help and gimp-help-en but no change

So now no gimp-help either on line or local. Not sure what went wrong ?

2018-01-09 10:48:26 UTC (5 months ago)
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No Gimp-help - 2.8.22 Xubuntu 17.10

I am running 2.8.22 Gimp on Xubuntu 17.10

System: Host: dylan3u Kernel: 4.13.0-16-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 Distro: Ubuntu 17.10 Machine: Device: desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: P7P55D LE v: Rev 1.xx serial: N/A
BIOS: American Megatrends v: 2003 date: 12/16/2010 CPU: Quad core Intel Core i5 750 (-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB clock speeds: max: 2668 MHz 1: 2674 MHz 2: 2674 MHz 3: 2674 MHz
4: 2674 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA G94 [GeForce 9600 GT] Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.5 ) drivers: nouveau (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz, 1680x1050@59.95hz OpenGL: renderer: NV94 version: 3.3 Mesa 17.2.2

I wanted local help files so installed gimp-help and gimp-help-en via synaptic and updated preferences but Gimp ccould not see it.. So I went went back to on-line help and now get

Could not open 'http://docs.gimp.org/2.8/en/gimp-help.xml' for reading: Operation not supported
Perhaps you are missing GIO backends and need to install GVFS?

removed gimp-help and gimp-help-en but no change

So now no gimp-help either on line or local. Not sure what went wrong ?

Something similar came up on another forum but concerning KDE DE. I use kubuntu 16.04, local help gives that "not installed" message and get that "Perhaps you are missing GIO backends and need to install GVFS" message for online help.

Strangely, installing GVFS + its raft of dependencies also permits the local help to work.

Do you have it installed? (Sorry no 17.10) A xubuntu 16.04 VM - synaptic https://i.imgur.com/hZBQdy0.jpg

It is also worth checking the language setting in Edit -> Preferences. https://i.imgur.com/i9ntVsI.jpg

Works here: local files open in Firefox https://i.imgur.com/G9rsq18.jpg

One last thing on installation. It is not the packages gimp-help and gimp-help-en to install, it is gimp-help-en which pulls gimp-help-common in as a dependency.

Still not working? I do not bother with local help and very occasionally go straight online to gimp docs.

A useful alternative to local help is the help files as a PDF. English version here: http://gimp.linux.it/www/meta/

rich: www.gimp-forum.net

2018-01-09 10:58:57 UTC (5 months ago)
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No Gimp-help - 2.8.22 Xubuntu 17.10

Something similar came up on another forum but concerning KDE DE. I use kubuntu 16.04, local help gives that "not installed" message and get that "Perhaps you are missing GIO backends and need to install GVFS" message for online help.

Strangely, installing GVFS + its raft of dependencies also permits the local help to work.

Do you have it installed? (Sorry no 17.10) A xubuntu 16.04 VM - synaptic https://i.imgur.com/hZBQdy0.jpg

It is also worth checking the language setting in Edit -> Preferences. https://i.imgur.com/i9ntVsI.jpg

Works here: local files open in Firefox https://i.imgur.com/G9rsq18.jpg

One last thing on installation. It is not the packages gimp-help and gimp-help-en to install, it is gimp-help-en which pulls gimp-help-common in as a dependency.

Still not working? I do not bother with local help and very occasionally go straight online to gimp docs.

A useful alternative to local help is the help files as a PDF. English version here: http://gimp.linux.it/www/meta/

rich: www.gimp-forum.net

Thanks
According to Synaptic all the GVFS modules are installed. Your option of the .pdf sounds fine