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Re: startup

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: startup
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 10:20:40 +0200 (IST)

On Wed, 14 Nov 2001 address@hidden wrote:

> Please make sure the display is stable before showing the initial mode line.

I don't grok this: what does ``display is stable'' mean?

> Under FreeBSD 4.4-STABLE and no doubt every other platform,
> emacs-21 starts up differently from all previous versions
> in that it fails to clear the screen.  This leads to the
> very disturbing case of an emacs mode line under random
> output not from emacs.

I cannot reproduce this here.  Emacs does clear the screen on my

You are talking about running Emacs on a character terminal, such as
xterm, some terminal emulator, or a text console, right?

If so, could you perhaps tell more details about what do you see,
before and after Emacs starts?  Perhaps provide some ASCII-art picture
of what happens?

Also, does it happen with "emacs -q -no-site-file" as well?

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