[ESS] - SOLVED - ess causes xemacs crash in Fedora Core 4
MSchwartz at mn.rr.com
Wed Jun 15 16:23:15 CEST 2005
On Wed, 2005-06-15 at 10:08 -0400, Jonathan Baron wrote:
> Problem solved with updating.
> Sorry to bother everyone. I just hadn't realized how many
> updates there have been since the "release" of FC4, which
> actually came out a week late. For one thing, the installer did
> not update xemacs from the FC3 version. And there is a new
> version of xorg-xll.
> So, the message is: AFTER YOU INSTALL FC4, RUN "YUM UPDATE"
> BEFORE YOU GO POSTING TO HELP LISTS.
> On 06/15/05 08:37, Marc Schwartz wrote:
> 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?
> Not really. It is pseudo-maximized through settings in
> .Xresources, which make it as big as possible within the
> constraints of the fonts.
> 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
> Don't get that.
Interesting. If I read correctly, it looks like you updated, whereas I
did a clean install of FC4. I wonder how that interaction might affect
> 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.
> I don't see this problem either. I didn't even know that Find
> existed. But it works. I use ctrl-s.
Curious. On my clean install, which is fully updated as of this morning,
I still get both behaviors.
I have posted to the fedora-extras list on these. We'll see if anyone
else is having the problem.
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