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Windowed emacs in X11

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#1 badmonkey


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Posted 20 July 2005 - 10:53 AM

Dear BleepingComputer,

I noticed that the built in emacs does not open up a new window in X11 - instead it runs in the terminal.
However if I start an emacs session on a remote computer X11 will give me a new window.

Any thoughts as to why this is?


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#2 badmonkey

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 04:26 PM

The issue has been resolved.

Apparently Apple decided to compile emacs with the X11 options turned off (as the built in Terminal doesn't do windowing and X11 isn't installed by default).

I installed Fink which then allowed me to install emacs again, this time with the X11 options enabled.

Sounds easier than it was as I first had to update my XCode from 2.0 to 2.1 as gcc4 of XCode 2.0 had sever problems (a known issue). So 750MB later I got Fink to work the way it was supposed to and also compile from the emacs source. Works like a charm now.

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