I am using the most up to date version of Doom Emacs, and I am trying to use Elpher to access Gemini pages. While it loads up Gopher pages just fine, any time I try to pull up a Gemini page I get a "Connection time-out message." Other users have suggested that it may be a TLS related issue, but I can't confirm that. They have stated that when they try the package with vanilla Emacs it works fine. Any suggestions on how I might go about fixing this?

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    Have you tried seeing if it works on your system with vanilla Emacs? Commented Apr 7, 2021 at 18:44
  • @JamesLeslie Indeed it does. Commented Apr 7, 2021 at 21:52

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So after comparing the TLS related variables between vanilla Emacs and Doomemacs, and playing around with some of the settings, the following allows me access to gemini websites:

(setq gnutls-verify-error 'nil)

I have no idea what security implications that has, but that gets things working at least.


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