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Re: Emacs does not work with new Dell Display

From: Tim X
Subject: Re: Emacs does not work with new Dell Display
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2006 23:09:48 +1100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.90 (gnu/linux)

"Johs" <address@hidden> writes:

> I have just changed to a Dell 2007 WFP 20" widescreen display, but when I 
> try to open emacs in Ubuntu it looks like this:
> I have tried to remove my .emacs file but it does not help. Is emacs limited 
> to work with certain displays? 

If your running under X, I doubt it is a problem with emacs not being
able to display on a wide screen as I think from the emacs
perspective, it is unaware of that level of physical information (i.e.
this type of issue is handled by the X server). 

The square boxes are usually a sign emacs is having trouble finding
the right fonts. Try other fonts and see if you get a similar problem. 

FWIW I'm running a 24 inch Dell wide screen with absolutely no
problems with either emacs 21 or emacs 22. I'm running under Debian -
in fact, I have this configuration on two different systems (at home
and at work) with two different video cards (one intel, one ati) and
previously had it working with a gforce2. I've used various different
fonts - courier, lucidatypwriter, fixed etc. On one system, I'm
running a font server, but on the other I'm just running with a
fontpath in the xorg.conf file. 


tcross (at) rapttech dot com dot au

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