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Re: emacs on cygwin, hangs on startup

From: Peter Dyballa
Subject: Re: emacs on cygwin, hangs on startup
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 11:22:37 +0100

Am 11.02.2008 um 10:45 schrieb Martin Barth:

if i start emacs with -q it starts normally.

can you give me any hints how i can fix it?

This means that something in your init file, ~/.emacs, is not OK (see 'emacs --help'). What you can do is edit this file (for example in GNU Emacs launched with -q or -Q) and comment one half. Save (and stay in this editor to be able to simply undo the previous change). Launch GNU Emacs. If it comes up, then the error is in the commented half. If it does not come up, then the error is in the uncommented half. By further dividing the faulty region (which can mean to undo previous comments and then comment the fine one and one half of the un-commented region) you'll reach the line with the faulty statement.

You can also try to add at the init file's beginning:

        (setq debug-on-error t)

This could make GNU Emacs launch and display a *Backtrace* buffer. It's lines will be truncated. M-x toggle-truncate-lines RET will un- clip them. Sometimes you don't need to do this, then you might see a text that points to a particular character position. Then it's very easy to find the error:

        M-x goto-char RET <the number> RET



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