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Re: [h-e-w] Cygwin and Emacs on Vista

From: 1arrybarnett
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Cygwin and Emacs on Vista
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 14:27:47 -0700 (PDT)

dsyzling wrote:
> Scott Fordin wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I can't get Emacs to work on Cygwin on Vista. Xemacs works
>> just fine, but Emacs doesn't. When I try to launch Emacs in
>> GUI mode from an xterm, the shell just hangs. When I try to
>> launch it in console mode from a non-X bash shell, the shell
>> just hangs. Again, Xemacs works; it's only Emacs that doesn't
>> work. Running emacs-nox doesn't help. I've also tried using
>> the -d and -nw options, but no joy.
>> I'm running Cygwin on Windows Vista Home Premium SP1, as
>> follows:
>>    $ uname -a
>>    CYGWIN_NT-6.0 balance 1.5.25(0.156/4/2) 2008-04-17 12:11 i686 Cygwin
>> The version of Emacs I'm using is one that came with the
>> Cygwin distribution, and is version 21.2.1.
> Not just me then, same problem here fails on Vista and Windows Server 
> 2008. I have 21.2.1 running fine within a Windows XP virtual machine 
> though, so something specifically about the Vista kernel version.
> I've yet to try later builds to see if this cures the problem - i.e. 23.3.
> Darren

Scott, unless there is some reason you need to run Emacs under cygwin, you
can download a native Win32 build from GNU at I've been using it for years and it
works fine.


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