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Re: [h-e-w] Emacs failing to start

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Emacs failing to start
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 23:16:02 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

Troy Daniels <address@hidden> writes:

> I'm trying to get emacs to work on a laptop.  I'm running Windows XP
> Professional Version 2002 Service Pack 3, with a Pentium M 2.13 GHz processor
> and 2 GB of ram.

> If I try to start emacs from a bash shell
> $ ./emacs
> it hangs.  No window appears; I also do not get the "in-tty" version in the
> bash window.  The process shows up in the task manager, but does not use any
> CPU.  It uses about 3Mb of memory.

Most likely it is trying to load image libraries and finding Cygwin
ones, which are not compatible with normal Windows programs like Emacs.
Don't run Emacs from a Cygwin shell, or put all the image libraries that
Emacs needs in the emacs/bin directory, where they will be found first.

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