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Re: Wrong type argument: number-or-marker-p, e

From: Jesse Alama
Subject: Re: Wrong type argument: number-or-marker-p, e
Date: Sun, 17 Sep 2006 14:46:00 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) Emacs/22.0.50 (darwin)

Henrik Christian Grove <> writes:

> I've been using gnus for news and email for many years. Recently the
> disk my homedirectory is on suffered a partial crash (it's on linux lvm,
> and one of three disks died). Emacs with gnus was running (in a screen)
> when it happended. 
> Since then gnus has worked fine as longer as it can't access a
> particular newsserver (my own), either because the server isn't running,
> or because I've commented out the address in my .gnus. But when my
> newsserver is available gnus just says "Wrong type argument:
> number-or-marker-p, e" during startup, and stops.
> I don't find that error message very helpful, so I'm hoping some of you
> can give me an idea of what to look for and where - or possibly a way to
> fix the problem.

Turn on debugging (M-x toggle-debug-on-error), try this again, and
tell us in more detail what the error is.


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