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Re: Latest Emacs is on one system not graphical

From: Pascal J. Bourguignon
Subject: Re: Latest Emacs is on one system not graphical
Date: Fri, 08 May 2009 22:40:45 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1008 (Gnus v5.10.8) Emacs/22.3 (darwin)

Decebal <address@hidden> writes:

> I build Emacs on two different systems. On the first system it works
> okay, but on the second one Emacs became terminal based. When
> installing the version made on the first system on the second system
> Emacs is a graphical version. What is happening here?

Sometimes, for some strange reason, distributions compile and install
non graphic emacs.

Either you'll find a way to configure your distribution to provide a X
emacs, or just download the sources yourself, and compile them with X
enabled.  It takes less than 5 minutes.

> Also on the first system the background of Emacs is black and on the
> second white. What could be the reason?

There are defaults stored in various places.  One is ~/.Xresources,
another is ~/.emacs ; if you get different settings when launching
emacs with or with -Q, then they could come from site global
initialization files (depends on the distribution).

__Pascal Bourguignon__

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