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Re: desktop abends after first buffer loads


From: Tom Roche
Subject: Re: desktop abends after first buffer loads
Date: Fri, 02 Jul 2010 18:42:04 -0400
User-agent: GNU Emacs 23.1.50.1 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.18.0)

<bump/> Is there a better place to ask questions about desktop?

http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/help-gnu-emacs/2010-06/msg00190.html
> summary: on starting emacs with desktop enabled, the first saved
> buffer opens, and I get the local-variables prompt, then

> > Wrong type argument: arrayp, nil

> and no further buffers open. How to fix?

> details:

> For several months I have been running GNU Emacs 23.1.50.1 via
> ubuntu karmic package=emacs-snapshot-gtk:

> $ lsb_release -ds
> Ubuntu 9.10
> $ uname -rv
> 2.6.31-22-generic #60-Ubuntu SMP Thu May 27 02:41:03 UTC 2010
> $ emacs-snapshot-gtk --version
> GNU Emacs 23.1.50.1

> which I run via

> $ emacs-snapshot-gtk --debug-init

> For many years, I have been running emacs with desktop. Until this
> afternoon, desktop was working. This afternoon, I added a new
> file/buffer to my desktop and closed emacs. When I reopened emacs, I
> got the usual local-variables prompt

> > Please type y, n, or !, or C-v to scroll:

> and typed '!' as usual. Unusually, I got the response

> > Wrong type argument: arrayp, nil

> and no further buffers opened. (And I did not get kicked into the
> debugger, the message was only displayed in the minibuffer.) I
> immediately `kill -9`ed emacs and copied the desktop file to a
> backup. I tried copy/modifying the desktop file to remove the first,
> second, and first 2 buffers from the list, but no change: first
> buffer loads, then no more. How to fix or debug?

> TIA, Tom Roche <address@hidden>



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