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RE: Weird emacs behavior

From: Leo Chang
Subject: RE: Weird emacs behavior
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2006 11:57:09 -0800

Weirdly enough, this behavior went away when I tried it this morning (after
a couple of days).  Emacs is working again.  I can't explain it at all.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ehud Karni [mailto:address@hidden 
Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2006 7:46 AM
To: address@hidden
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Subject: Re: Weird emacs behavior

 [ resent, there was a mistake in the mailing list name ]

On Mon, 30 Jan 2006 22:38:16 -0800, Leo Chang wrote:
> There is an unexplained behavior that we've seen on a few machines we have
> with emacs.  These are Redhat Enterprise Linux boxes that we usually ssh
> Xforwarding works fine.  All X apps including emacs work fine.  Then,
> a long time (weeks or months), emacs stops appearing in its own window
> you ssh into the box.  Instead, after a long wait, it croaks with
> like "Connection Lost to Xserver. localhost 10:0."
> At this point, you can open ALL X applications except for emacs.  Xeyes,
> xclock, xterm, firefox all work!  But not emacs.  "emacs -nw" does work,
> emacs in its own Xwindow works if you're directly on the machine.
> emacs will not open without the -nw option thru ssh.  (Even though it did
> while the machine was running for quite some time.)  Restarting the
> fixes the problem.

Can you do "netstat -a" (look for listening ports in the 6000-6100 range)
when the problem occurs ?
Also, do "echo $DISPLAY".

Try to run "naked" emacs - emacs -q , what happens ?


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