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Re: Persistent emacs.desktop lockfile

From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: Persistent emacs.desktop lockfile
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2008 12:41:06 +0200

> I am using GNU Emacs 22.2.1 with the desktop package. Since a few weeks (I
> guess since one of the Debian updates), I always get the message that my
> desktop file is being used by another emacs instance. This is untrue and I
> have to acknowledge the usage of the desktop file every time I run Emacs.
> How can I get this to work again flawlessly? It seems that
> the .emacs.desktop.lock file remains after I quit Emacs.

If you're sure that no two Emacs instances run at the same time, you
can perhaps work around the problem by setting
`desktop-load-locked-desktop' to t. Though you should try to
investigate why is the lock file not being deleted.


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