General :: Emacs: Startup With No Window System?

Feb 9, 2011

I know to start emacs with no window system, I do:

emacs -nw filename.txt

But, I don't want to specify -nw constantly. What do I add in my .emacs to do this automatically?

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General :: Disallow Closing Last Emacs Window Via Window-Manager Close Button

Jul 8, 2011

I like to start Emacs as part of a login script and leave it running for the duration of my login session (which is typically weeks).

I have scripts to call emacs-client which will allow me to use a file-manager or Windows Explorer to locate files and right-click to edit them in Emacs.

I often end up with a lot of emacs windows (frames) open and I like to just be able to close them by clicking on the MS-Windows or KDE X button at the top-right.

The trouble is, if the window is the last one, this will shut down emacs which will lose all kinds of interesting history information.

As a work-around I use C-x 5 0 which won't let me close the last frame but this is often not as convenient as using the mouse

Does anyone know how to configure Emacs so that it can intercept the Window-Close button of the last frame to either request confirmation or simply disallow it?

On MS-Windows, disallowing closing of the last window may cause logoff to hang if emacs is still running but I'm not too worried about that.

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General :: How To Open Emacs In Its Own Window

Aug 20, 2010

I am doing some project work and for that using the server at college with ssh connection. Every time I try to open emacs on the terminal after connecting, it opens emacs in the terminal itself i.e. not its own window. On my laptop on which ubuntu is installed, emacs always opens up in its own window an thats how I am used to it. There are several problems when it opens in the terminal like when I try to use commands such as M-V, actually terminal's view menu opens up, its very frustrating. Also I am pretty sure that the college server runs on red hat and has X installed on it. So what do I need to do to get my emacs window back.

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General :: Open Emacs In Maximized Window?

Apr 20, 2010

Every time i open Emacs window,it opens with a width=(monitor-width)/2;height=(3/4)*(monitor-height)I click the maximized icon every time.How can i set the maximized emacs window as default?

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General :: How To Open Multiple Files With Splitting Window In EMacs

Apr 21, 2010

What's the command to open multiple files in Emacs vertically/horizontally splitting window.

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Ubuntu :: Have To Press C-x 1 When Emacs Startup

Nov 6, 2010

i intend to integrate with speedbar in the emacs frame. but the it seems didn't work correctly follow my mind, i have to press C-x 1 to solve the mistake when emacs startup!!!

screenshot for emacs starup:

and after i press C-x 1

what should i write in .emacs? and i had wrote these lines to ~/.emacs:

;speedbar intergration
(require 'tramp)
(defconst my-junk-buffer-name "Junk")
(setq junk-buffer (get-buffer-create my-junk-buffer-name)


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Ubuntu :: How To Scroll Down Other Window In Emacs

Oct 26, 2010

I like emacs very much, and especially like using C-M-v and C-M-S-V to scroll other window up and down. It is cool, especially when I am coding and referring documents.The problem is, using C-M-v to scroll down is OK in both terminal and X,but using C-M-S-V to scroll up just works well in X, if I use it in terminal, it behaves scrolling down too.

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Debian :: EMacs Default Without Split Window

Dec 22, 2010

When I open Emacs the default is a split window. I can remove the splits with control-x-1. How to get it to open with a single window by default?

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OpenSUSE :: Emacs Window Doesn't Properly Snap To Other Windows

Jul 19, 2010

with 11.2 and now with 11.3 (using KDE4) i got two issues with emacs:

1) The emacs window doesn't properly snap to other windows. There is mostly a small gap inbetween.
2) When switching between buffers with C-x b the emacs window shrinks vertically from below!

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Debian Programming :: Emacs And ECB Missing Python Methods In Methods Window

May 12, 2014

I work with python and I use emacs as my IDE tool. I have been running Debian Squeeze (6.0.9) for some time now with emacs 23.2.1 and ecb 2.32. I am able to access my python methods in the ecb-methods window with no problems. However I recently upgraded my desktop to Debian Wheezy (7.5) running emacs 23.4.1 and ecb 2.40 but I have lost access to the methods in the ecb-methods window. The window is just empty while the others (directories, sources and history) are all populated. I have a second laptop which I decided to upgrade to Debian Jessie, however Jessie recommends emacs 23.4.1 which is running with ecb 2.40 also. The result is the same as on Wheezy.

I have used the ecb menus and googled for a solution or even just a mention that such a problem exists but have come up with nothing. Either I have a unique situation here or am doing something really dumb.

I would like to upgrade to Wheezy or Jessie but I need access to methods in the ecb methods window. How to keep my upgrade and see the methods in the methods window of the ecb system ....

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Ubuntu :: Code In Emacs File To Start Emacs Maximized?

May 17, 2010

I was using the following code in my .emacs file to start emacs maximized:

(defun toggle-fullscreen ()
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(x-send-client-message nil 0 nil "_NET_WM_STATE" 32


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Ubuntu :: Click On The File System Icon In The Launcher To Open A Nautilus Window The Window Opens, But Is Unresponsive?

Aug 8, 2011

My system boots, I login and am brought to my desktop. I click on the file system icon in the launcher to open a Nautilus window. The window opens, but is unresponsive (i.e., I can't move it, clicking on the icons does nothing, etc.). If I press the super key to get the dash and the press escape, the window becomes responsive again, just like normal.

If I open a folder in the window, the window becomes halfway unresponsive in that I can't move the window, but I can select more folders and toolbar icons. The top menu no longer appears at this point, and I can't access any of the system icons on the top right of the screen. Alt-F4 closes the window even if the close button doesn't work.As another example, suppose I open a Nautilus window and then a Chromium window. Both are immediately unresponsive. If I super-esc again, I can move the Chromium window around, and it seems to work normally. I can click on the Nautilus window, but it always stays greyed out. Even if I'm clicking on things in it, the Chromium window always has focus.

I had a similar experience to this with VLC and Chromium. After clicking around enough I eventually got it to the point where VLC apparently always had focus, but I couldn't access any of VLC's controls. Double clicking anywhere on the screen fullscreened the video, and that's all I could really do. Not even escape worked to bring it back.I can usually press super to get the dash and Alt-F2 to get a command prompt. Also Alt-Shift-T seems to usually work to bring up a working Terminal (at least one that accepts commands, even if I can't move the window).Does anyone have any ideas on what might be causing this? The behavior is highly unpredictable and extremely frustrating. I should note that key commands don't always work, even though they seem to in my examples. So I don't think it's just a mouse issue.

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General :: Enable MySQL At System Startup

Sep 16, 2011

I'm running a ubuntu 10.04 box.

I want to enable Mysql on startup.

Typically, I used the following command:

Mysql still doesn't start when system boots.

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General :: If X Window System Is Not Used What Takes It's Place

Mar 22, 2011

If Linux is not in GUI mode, what application handles input and output?

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General :: Uptime - Getting Date & Time Of System Startup?

Mar 28, 2011

I know that uptime prints the time a machine has been up and running, but is there an easier (reliable) way to get the date of the start up than counting down from this output?I tried looking around /proc, but didn't find anything of relevance. There's also a line like this on my dmesg: [ 0.673492] rtc_cmos rtc_cmos: setting system clock to 2011-03-14 14:26:52 UTC (1300112812), but I'm wondering if this method is distribution and kernel version agnostic.

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Oct 21, 2010

Just got this Dell M4400 with Redhat EL5 installed.
After I setup the xorg.conf for dual monitor, the startup became extremely slow. Once I type in the user name and password, it just blacks out with the mouse curser still visible. This remains for about 3-4 minutes and then I'm in.

I thought it was my X file, so I overwrote the xorg.conf with my original file and restarted my X. Sadly, it still does that.

What could be causing it? Do I have to reinstall video driver or something?

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Apr 22, 2011

I am trying to start Damn Small Linux from a USB stick on a HP t5000 thin client. When starting in Default mode the system just stops. When starting i failsafe mode, the text rolls on the console until the message "RAMDISK: Compressed image found on block 0" and then hangs..What does that mean? What could be wrong? Can I run the image without using a ramdisk?

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General :: Configure X And Adds Fonts To Its Window System?

Aug 9, 2010

I'm having some difficulty to confgure the windows X manager...

I can't find /etc/X11/xorg.conf

I'm trying to do this in opensuse 11.1 and fedora 12

I tried to install in fedora yum install system-config-display but I think that isn't the best thing to do...

And can anyone tell me a distribution that use XFree 86.4.4.x?

Opense suse, Fedora and Ubuntu use isn't it?

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General :: Make System Boot Up Into Window Manager-less X Session?

Dec 30, 2010

I am setting up a thin client boot (over NFS) with x2go thinclient. So far everything works, the client boots over PXE, mounts the NFS dir on the server. But the x2go thinclient system does not install properly. I end up with a CLI prompt, to log in. It does not start X, not does it start the x2go client in a window managerless X session.

X2go is, in case you don't know it yet, a cool Linux X terminal session system, very much like Nomachines NXserver. I like it very much, since my experience, especially with freenx has not been good.

Now I am missing some Linux knowhow here: I know that after startup (the CLI part), the display manager is started (GDM or KDM), which starts the X server and shows the graphical login. Now since X2go does not properly setup and there is no documentation about the thinclient part, I will set it up myself.

I need the system to boot up, startx and then immediately start an X program (x2goclient), without having to log in before.

I found that putting a .xsession file in to the users home dir causes that script to be run when you invoke startx.But when I put startx in a script that runs as the last one in the runlevel (as in S05startx), it does not run at all.

What is the proper way to run X and a program on it directly, right at startup?

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Jun 26, 2011

I have a ubuntu 11.04 system and a lappy with window 7 system on it.I have got samba set up on the ubuntu system so that file sharing is enable between them.However,when I put my files in my samba share and access it from the window 7 laptop.I got some errors as per attach files.

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Sep 20, 2010

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Dec 13, 2010

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Aug 8, 2011

Upon booting this morning, my Ubuntu 11.04 install no longer shows the login window at startup. The background is still there, as well as the on-screen keyboard I have set to appear at startup. tty1-6 all work just fine, although they they dont automatically connect to wifi so i have to go wired (or learn how to connect to wifi via tty1) if i need to use the internet for this. Before this issue popped up, I had tried out xmonad and upon switching back to compiz, I have to run "compiz --replace" every time I log in which may have something to do with this problem. I also installed and uninstalled gnome 3 before that, so I may have broken something with all that.

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General :: File Sharing Between Window 7 Starter And Ubuntu System Running 10.04LTS And 11.04

Jun 6, 2011

I have recently just bought a laptop with window 7 starter in it. I have 2 system at home running ubuntu 10.04 LTS and 11.04. How do I share the files between the window system and ubuntu system?

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Ubuntu :: Appearence Window Pops Up At Startup / Stop It To Do So?

Feb 4, 2011

I am fairly used to Ubuntu, and i decided to try and change my login background (10.10) using the code:

sudo cp /usr/share/applications/gnome-appearance-properties.desktop /usr/share/gdm/autostart/loginwindow,


sudo unlink /usr/share/gdm/autostart/loginwindow/gdm-simple-greeter.desktop

i later realized what i did and i tried to unlink the gnome-appearance-properties.desktop but no luck.

is there any way to stop the appearance properties from popping up at login, and to reinstall the gdm-simple-greeter.desktop ?

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Mar 3, 2011

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Ubuntu :: Conky At Startup - Has Wrong Window Setting

May 17, 2011

I have conky running a simple script on my Ubuntu 11.04 install. Running conky from using ALT-F2 is fine, but I have have conky added to the startup list, and when it runs from this, the conky window is different (ie not integrated with desktop layer). It has some shadowing around the edge and it seems to be on a layer other than the desktop. In addition to this, it stops running after a short while. I then run conky from ALT-F2 again and it's appears as I want, and stays there all day. I have included what I think is the relevant code below from my conkyrc. Has anyone had similar issues with a suitable way to resolve the problem?

own_window yes
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_type override
#own_window_type desktop
#own_window_type normal
own_window_type conky
own_window_class Conky

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General :: Grub - Boot From Usb / During Startup System Complains About No Root Bein Found On /dev/sdb1?

Jun 2, 2011

I have installed a new Linux distro (just to test it) on my usb memory stick, and I'm trying to run it. I don't know if what I did is correct so far, anyways here's what I have:

Grub on sda (internal hard disk)
sdb with no boot loader (memory stick)

In grub I've been doing:
root (hd1,0)
kernel /kernel-genkernel-x86_64-2.6.37-sabayon root=/dev/sdb1 vga=normal
initrd /initramfs-genkernel-x86_64-2.6.37-sabayon

This seems to work (as opposed to when I forgot the root= parameter, which almost destroyed my linux on sda1 ), but during startup the system complains about no root bein found on /dev/sdb1. I also tried (hd1,0), but it didn't change much.

I'm sure I can boot an OS from usb on my computer, so doesn anyone know what I'm doing wrong?

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Jul 29, 2011

I tried Google search and reading man page options for emacs but couldn't find... If I run emacs in GUI, it starts GUI for emacs. I want to run it in CLI in rxvt. How do I do it?

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Aug 16, 2011

I'm an old-school dinosaur, and I'd like to understand how drag and drop works on the X window system under Linux. Is it build into the X protocol? Is it a function of the window manager? Do applications have to be aware of drag and drop? Is it both the applications and the window manager?I'm looking for a general technical understanding. If I have specific questions about how to modify an app to support drag and drop, I'll ask them over on Stackoverflow.

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