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Re: Help


From: Dejan Jocic
Subject: Re: Help
Date: Tue, 10 May 2016 08:09:35 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4 (gnu/linux)

Bob Proulx <address@hidden> writes:

> Dejan Jocic wrote:
>> Bob Proulx writes:
>> > Exactly how are you starting emacs?  I assume by what you say that you
>> > are using the X graphical version and not the terminal version.  Have
>> > you tried starting it from a command line prompt?  Does it report any
>> > errors to the terminal?
>> 
>> I'm starting it both in terminal and in X graphical version. Result is
>> same, it doesn not read init file, no matter which one i choose to
>> use. So, neither ~/.emacs nor ~/emacs.d/init.el work. Of course, I do
>> not have both in same time. Btw, Emacs seems to prefere
>> ~/emacs.d/init.el cause that is where it autosaves. It autosaved some
>> stuff there even when i had ~/.emacs. Think that it did not happen beffore.
>
> I can only suggest to make the problem as simple as you possibly can.
> Because the details here don't follow what is expected.  Make things
> as simple as possible.  Double check all of the normal things in case
> the normal things have become broken.  Question the fundamentals.
>
> Check that $HOME is correct and exported.  Check that $USER is
> correct.  Try forcing the issue with:
>
>   emacs -u $USER
>
> What you are reporting doesn't make sense and most of us would say
> that "it can't happen".  Since you say it IS happening to you then it
> must be that something is actively breaking it in your environment.
> You will have to dig into it and figure it out.  This isn't a
> systematic bug.  It isn't reproducible by others.  It must be
> something specific to your environment.  Which, unfortunately for you,
> means that you are the only one who can debug it because it is your
> system that is broken and none of us are you.
>
> Good luck!
> Bob

Yes, "it can't happen" describes this well :) Completely illogical
thing, in which worst part is that it is only Emacs, everything else
works as expected, as far as I can see it. Anyway, thank you for ideas
and good wishes.




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