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Scan error: “Unbalanced parentheses” in fresh emacs installations, without config files

When I start emacs and run M-x up-list in the initial buffer (the about Emacs buffer, in fundamental mode) I get Scan error: "Unbalanced parentheses". If I move the mark to the end of the ...
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Emacs error cannot load file counsel

I'm getting this error whenever I try to open Emacs: Debugger entered--Lisp error: (file-missing "Cannot open load file" "No such file or directory" "counsel") require(...
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Emacs -q error “Failed to initialize color list unarchiver”

When I run emacs -q I got the following error (on Mac OS) although emacs window still pops up. Any idea? % /Applications/Emacs.app/Contents/MacOS/Emacs -q 2021-05-10 22:44:57.297 Emacs-x86_64-10_14[...
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Invalid function in font-lock-fontify-keywords-region [duplicate]

Why do I get the error: font-lock-fontify-keywords-region: Invalid function: (concat "\\\\" (regexp-opt (quote ("cs" "hepth" "hepph" "heplat" "...
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Odd graphics issue on Kubuntu

Since moving to Kubuntu 20.04 I have been getting this strange visual tearing in emacs (running in its own window). I find that as I move the point along the line with the tearing, it is corrected. ...
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nov-mode returns binary buffer and “File mode specification error: (error Invalid version syntax: ‘’ (must start with a number))”

When opening an epub file with Nov-mode I get a binary buffer in fundamental mode and an error message File mode specification error: (error Invalid version syntax: ‘’ (must start with a number)). ...
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Flycheck gutter reporting of LaTeX compiler errors

I'm wondering if it's possible to have Flycheck report LaTeX compile errors the way it reports linting errors. For example, if I have: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \begin{documen} %ERROR Hello world! ...
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Error and warning highlighting

I use Emacs to write LISP and Python code. I have tried NetBeans and Eclipse before, which had the advantage of parsing the buffer and highlighting problems, e.g. if one function or symbol is not ...
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Error running timer (wrong-number-of-arguments equals 3)

I am trying to automatically change my Emacs theme according to time set (Thanks to answer provided by Dan). My code looks like this: (setq emacs-curr-theme nil) (setq emacs-light-theme 'faff) (setq ...