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Re: Emacs problems with large (3MB) text files.

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs problems with large (3MB) text files.
Date: Thu, 07 Mar 2002 22:13:18 +0200

> From: "Patrick (Gus) Heck" <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 07 Mar 2002 11:57:15 -0500
> Anyway, when I selected the OK's and hit the delete key I got the
> following message, and emacs stopped responding, even to window close
> via the button in the tittle bar.
> The message:
> timed out waiting for property-notify event
> I reallize this is a pretty extreme case, and selections in excess of
> 2.5MB might not be worth supporting, but emacs probably ought to
> identify the problem and politely refuse to do what was asked, rather
> than crash, if it is not supported.

Do you have an application called `klipper' running on that machine?
It's known to cause bugs like that; so much so that the file PROBLEMS
in Emacs 21 makes a point of describing those problems and advises to
shut down klipper to solve them.

Emacs 21 also has a special variable that can work around other
problems with property-notify events.  So if the klipper issue is not
relevant to your system, I'd suggest to upgrade and see if the
problems go away, one way or the other.

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