[ESS] ess causes xemacs crash in Fedora Core 4

Marc Schwartz MSchwartz at mn.rr.com
Wed Jun 15 15:37:42 CEST 2005

On Wed, 2005-06-15 at 08:20 -0400, Jonathan Baron wrote:
> I just upgraded to Fedora Core 4.  Now xemacs crashes when I try
> to load a file into it, or when I start with "xemacs -f R."  If I
> remove all references to ess from the init.el file, xemacs works
> as usual except for using ess, of course.  Upgrading ess to 5.2.8
> did not help.  What does help is using xemacs -nw.  That is the
> apparent workaround for now, but of course it loses a lot.
> Anyone else have this problem?  I have not yet tried fooling
> around with .Xresources or with ess itself.
> Jon


When you open xemacs, does it come up in a maximized window?

If so, there is a known bug/interaction between xemacs and metacity
(GNOME's default window manager) which causes xemacs to exhibit behavior
ranging from a lock up situation, to a crash, to flickering. This
problem has been around for a few versions of RH/FC.

One other thing that I have noted, which is when doing a "find" in
xemacs using the dialog from the menu, text entered does not appear in
the dialog field, but below the dialog. In order to see this, you need
to drag the lower window border larger to reveal the lower section of
the dialog. This is new for FC4.



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