LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 09-19-2008, 05:28 PM   #1
brokencog
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2008
Location: united states
Distribution: slack 12.1
Posts: 36

Rep: Reputation: 15
emacs won't start on Slack 12.1


i've searched the forums a bit and haven't found anything quite like i've been experiencing. i'll describe the step by step of the scenario. any suggestions would be great.

- boot computer
- login
- open xterm
- type "emacs"

... that's it. emacs is invoked, but hangs. this is the same regardless of whether it is done as root or a user, in console mode or X, with or without files passed on the command line.

if any one has a suggestion, i'll try it.

-daniel
 
Old 09-20-2008, 11:08 PM   #2
opto
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2006
Location: Pennsylvania
Distribution: Slackware64 , OS X , OpenBSD
Posts: 56

Rep: Reputation: 15
My first step would be to verify the checksum of the binary to see if it is corrupted, then download emacs from gnu.org and reinstall.

Last edited by opto; 09-20-2008 at 11:43 PM.
 
Old 09-21-2008, 10:48 AM   #3
brokencog
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2008
Location: united states
Distribution: slack 12.1
Posts: 36

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
edit: although this was posted ages ago, i just realized i hadn't updated it.
the problem is moot as i've since re-installed the machine, but i never did figure out what the problem was exactly.

-go easy,




thanks for the suggestion. it has something to do with the kernel and libraries -- if i boot in a generic kernel the issue doesn't occur.

also i've learned that it isn't that emacs is hanging, but rather that it takes a long time for the initial start. if i do the sequence above, and let the invokation command sit, after about 4-5 minutes it will start. after that it starts up without a delay. i think this might have to do with initial linux startup/configuration still taking place, for instance the sound also is delayed ( ie: the login chimes in KDE don't kick off as quickly as they do in subsequent login's ).

anyway, the obvious workaround is simply to let the machine boot, login, and then not expect to work for a few minutes. frankly, that's rather Window's esque and not something i am used to in the *nix world.

-daniel

Last edited by brokencog; 12-18-2008 at 09:48 PM. Reason: update status.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Emacs 22.1 slack build script available? Lufbery Slackware 3 06-08-2007 09:32 AM
(x)emacs doesn't start thelonius Debian 8 07-21-2006 01:30 PM
Can't start emacs from shell alaskazimm Ubuntu 1 07-24-2005 01:25 AM
Slack 10 and emacs warning message reddazz Slackware 2 07-10-2004 05:32 AM
slack 10, emacs problem. jml75 Slackware 2 07-07-2004 12:56 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:49 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration