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Re: emacs 24.3.50 freezing in unusable state.


From: Sharon Kimble
Subject: Re: emacs 24.3.50 freezing in unusable state.
Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2013 18:03:20 +0100

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Thanks Pete, comments inline.

On Sat, 28 Sep 2013 18:16:58 +0200
Peter Dyballa <address@hidden> wrote:

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> Am 28.09.2013 um 10:53 schrieb Sharon Kimble:
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> > How do I rescue it please so that I can use it again please?
> 
> It /might/ be possible to attach a debugger to it and read out some
> data… But when it's the first launch and it instantly became
> unusable, then read below!
> 
> > Or should I report it upstream somewhere as a bug? 
> 
> This might be a "normal" state of a momentarily unusable state of the
> GNU Emacs software. It can also be that your init file(s) are
> provoking the error. Launching it with -q or -Q might render it
> usable!

emacs -q # shows the newly compiled emacs, with a coloured background
and the splash screen. 
emacs -Q # shows the newly compiled emacs, with a white background and
no splash screen. 

So it appears that the fault lies within my .emacs then, so I'll start
seeking it out. 
> 
> If not, then kill it and make distclean, update again, configure
> again, compile again, and launch GNU Emacs again. You can also play
> with configure options, use a different compiler or different
> compiler options. If you develop GNU Emacs 24.3.50 in your GNU Emacs
> 23(.4?), you will have a readable log from the configure step (in the
> *compilation* buffer from M-x compile RET ./configure … RET) and
> possibly find findings which configure should not have found. These
> can cause the described failure…
> 
I'm not really a developer of anything except bash scripts, but I'll
bear the above comments in mind for the future, thanks. 

Thanks
Sharon.
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