# Why after installing GIMP on a Mac, it opens X11 and doesn't work?

I want to use GIMP on my Mac OS X 10.6.6.

I downloaded GIMP for Snow Leopard, double-clicked on the .dmg file, dragged the app into applications.

It seemed to be installed, so in Spotlight I type "gimp", find it, run it, but all it does it bring up the GIMP icon in the Dock, along with an X11 icon and window, but doesn't do anything else.

How do I get GIMP for Mac OS X installed?

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Kill those applications from the Dock and try again. It's just incredibly slow and for some reason, has tons of disk activity. –  Daniel Beck Feb 8 '11 at 17:03
You may want to update your X11 application. –  aqua Feb 8 '11 at 19:20
@aqua It works for me with the bundled X11 of 10.6.6 (with the behavior I described in my comment). –  Daniel Beck Feb 9 '11 at 6:16
@Daniel thanks, you were right, it just takes about 20 seconds to load –  Edward Tanguay Feb 9 '11 at 7:55