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Re: Sanest way to make emacs behave on a Solaris OS

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: Sanest way to make emacs behave on a Solaris OS
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 19:55:51 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.4 (gnu/linux)

Harry Putnam <> writes:

>> I just tried that, and it works for me. Are you running Emacs
>> from a terminal emulator?
> I'm running emacs in X.

Yeah, but you can run it in a GUI window, and then a titlebar,
menus, etc. are provided by your window manager (WM). The window
manager is not X, it is yet another layer on top of it. In GNOME,
the WM is often Metacity. I sometimes use Openbox. But there are
many. If you type 'emacs', even in a terminal, nowadays this is
what you get.

If the Meta key doesn't work in the above case, I have no idea

But, if you type 'emacs -nw' (for "no window", likely) Emacs runs
within the terminal. You don't even need a WM to do that. It is
only in this case my two suggestions might work and, again, only
for xterm and urxvt. (In GNOME, at least when I used it, the
default terminal was "Gnome Terminal", which is slower.)

I don't know how portable all the stuff I mention is, but if
there's X, anything with an "x" in it should work, as should
.Xresources and .xinit.

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