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[SOLVED]Re: Ubuntu Karmic : Emacs 23.1.1 regularly hangs for about 6 sec

From: deech
Subject: [SOLVED]Re: Ubuntu Karmic : Emacs 23.1.1 regularly hangs for about 6 seconds
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2010 09:41:37 -0800 (PST)
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The problem was that my system was hanging on reading the battery
meter which is invoked by (display-battery-mode) in my startup file. I
could replicate this problem by starting a vanilla emacs (emacs --no-
init) and running the battery meter command (M-x display-battery-

By removing (display-battery-mode) from my .emacs file I eliminated
the problem (from the emacs department anyway).

I am running Ubuntu Karmic on a MacBook Pro 2,1,2. Given that it is a
vanilla install (of Ubuntu and emacs) so this might be a widespread
problem on this model of Macbook.

thanks ...

On Jan 26, 12:50 pm, deech <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi all,
> This is the first time I've used Ubuntu's emacs package (I usually
> compile my own) and I'm running into a problem where Emacs becomes non-
> responsive for about 6 seconds. This seems to happen once every couple
> of minutes and I can't tie it to anything I am doing. I tried turning
> off auto-save but that didn't work.
> I am running an emacs server in a screen session and editing in an X
> session using the 'emacsclient -c' command.
> Does anyone have any insights on this?
> thanks ...
> -deech

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