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Questions tagged [linux]

for Emacs and GNU/Linux operating system-specific issues about compiling, installing, configuring, running, editing, and debugging.

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Problem saving (C-x C-s) files on a NFS drive with emacs 24/25

Starting with Emacs 24 (using various different versions of Ubuntu and Linux Mint), if I open a file on an NFS drive, modify it and attempt to save it C-x C-s, I get the message of: Saving <...
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Set a title to an Emacs instance running in a terminal

On Ubuntu, I usually open more than one Emacs instances in the same time (for frontend and back development). These instances always by default take the name "Terminal" as a title as shown on this ...
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xclip-mode returns “Unknown upattern” and does not work

The command M-x xclip-mode returns the following info in *Messages*: Eager macro-expansion failure: (error "Unknown upattern `(quote pbpaste)'") [2 times] Xclip mode enabled I cannot yank text from ...
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Adjusting to screen resolution changes on GNU/Linux/ubuntu/gnome

I'm running emacs 26.1 on ubuntu 18.04 on a Dell laptop with a high-resolution display. It works very well in that configuration. It also works very well when the laptop is plugged into a lower-...
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Problem with file-exists-p function on Linux running as VirtualBox guest

Until this morning, my emacs setup (running on Arch Linux as a VirtualBox guest) was working absolutely fine. Then for no obvious reason I started experiencing the following issue: If I opened an ...
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Dired: File open using external viewers, based on filetype, and without prompting

When I hit RETURN on a filename in Dired, I'd like Emacs to automatically do one of several things, depending on the file's type: 1 - If it's a text file, I'd like to open the file in a new buffer in ...
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Disable LINUX mode in Emacs

I am using Emacs 25.3 on Mac and when I try to open some linux kernel code, the behavior is different as below: I cannot simply open a C file, but I am prompted for arch each time. Occasionally, ...
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Setting up Emacs/AUCTeX viewer

I have installed AUCTeX, it compiled a test file OK, but I can't view the output. I get " Cannot get Evince viewer ...". Xviewer, should be the analogue in my distro, I think (I have not way to check ...
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Dired: Open files by external application in Linux

I want to open several types of files in Dired by different external applications. For example: .doc files with LibreOffice .pdf files with evince .jpg files with pinta etc... How do i configure ...
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string-rectangle command pollutes kill-ring after upgrade to Emacs 25

In Emacs 24 I used to have a workflow for inserting a string into multiple lines at once: Go to the desired position in the first line. Press C-Space to place the mark. Go to the last line (while ...
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emacs 25.3 not rendering correctly, especially after resize

The problem is when emacs starts, the right 1/4 of the window doesn't repaint and shows whatever window was behind it. Also on resize, sometimes the font and the cursor get way too big and the ...
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Copy/paste between SSH terminal Emacs and macOS

Suppose you are working in macOS, and you decide to SSH into a Linux box and fire up terminal Emacs. How do you copy and paste between macOS and your SSH terminal-Emacs? Copying and pasting between ...
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From Org code block on *nix run (Power-)Shell (scripts) on MS Windows via SSH

To better integrate my Windows DevOps into Emacs Org-mode, I'd like to use my local emacs as an IDE for a remote Powershell. SSH was easily setup, from Linux shell ssh I can successfully login to a ...
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How can i make Emacs use the System input method and Language?

Problem : I am using Emacs for general text typing and editing outside my Programming. This requires me to type in local languages of India ( specifically Hindi, Malayalam and Tamil ). I am on ...
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(To file an emacs bug report) are there services out there that let's me ssh to a clean GNU Linux machine

I want to file a bug report about emacs. From what I learnt, bug reports relating to GNU/Linux are given precedence over more exotic OS's like MacOS. I can spin up an ubuntu instance in 10 seconds ...
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xclip hangs shell-command

I like to use the xclip utility to capture the output of commands on the clipboard. However, when I try to use it with shell-command it seems to hang. In a "normal" shell I can run a command such as ...
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How to set eshell's ls command to different program in different OS?

Since result of /usr/bin/ls is more neat compares with eshell/ls when filenames contain non-lattin Unicodes. I add an alias in ~/.emacs.d/eshell/alias, which makes eshell use /usr/bin/ls as default: ...
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What does emacs want for non-ASCII keys

Under Debian-Jessie, Emacs recognizes qualified special keys, e.g. C-<home>, in an X terminal (e.g. mate-terminal) but in TTY it does not. I have corrected this by making a replacement keymap, ...
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can not access melpa packages- hung up at Contacting host: elpa.gnu.org:80

I am trying to access the melpa packages but when typing: package-refresh-contents emacs gets hung up at: "Contacting host: elpa.gnu.org:80" I am completely new to emacs and fairly new to Linux and ...
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Linux Mint 18.1: repository has not latest version of Emacs

Linux Mint 18.1. I want to install last version of Emacs. Go to Software Manager. And here result: As you can see the last version is 24. Why repository has no latest version = 25 ? Emacs ver. 25 ...
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keybinding to switch to specific application

I'm running Emacs in a GUI, and I like having a keybinding that quickly switches me to a terminal. Yes, I know there's eshell, term, and shell in Emacs, but I still prefer a dedicated terminal ...
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How to build Emacs for an embedded ARM Linux system

I am trying to build Emacs for an embedded ARM Linux system. Unfortunately, it is proving to be more difficult than I anticipated. I have the device mounted at /mnt/my_device. Now I am not sure ...
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Emacs doesn't open a new frame

Emacs does not start in a new frame. If I'm in a terminal running Bash and enter $>emacs the editor is opened inside this terminal, and produces exactly the same behavior as $>emacs -nw. I have ...
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how to debug who move cursor

I have very annoying problem, after I run M-x compile time to time cursor jump from middle of buffer to the first line. I want to find out culprit (I found mode who responsible for this, but I want ...
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How to make GUI Emacs use all available space when running maximized on linux?

GUI Emacs running maximized on my Linux (centos7+kde) is not using all the available space leaving some space around the borders, specially at the top and the bottom. Sample of GUI emacs running "...
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Second meta key

On my keyboard layout, pressing some key combinations (like M-c as C is where R is on the American keyboard layout) can be quite tricky. This is why I want Alt Gr or the context menu key to be a meta ...
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Error (initialization): User … has no home directory

I just installed GNU Emacs 23.1.1 on a new machine and copied my ~/.emacs and ~/.emacs.d/ from another machine where I'm running emacs 25.1.1. When I launch emacs it writes Error (initialization): ...
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How I can download the latest version of Emacs on Linux Mint 18.1?

Linux Mint 18.1 (64 bit). I install Emacs by Software Manager. It download Emacs version 24.5. But the latest version is 25.1. How I can download the latest version?
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Flycheck c/c++-clang check linux kernel headers

Currently I am working with the linux kernel, but I am struggling trying to check my syntax using flycheck, I already added the path of the headers in the clang-path but it is not enough. Does any of ...
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On Linux why should one choose Lucid over Gtk gui for emacs?

I run Ubuntu 16.04. On searching Ubuntu Software app for Emacs I am presented with two guis, Lucid and Gtk. Which one should I choose and why?
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flyspell & hunspell: 'flyspell-buffer' is not marking words … sometimes

I try to get flyspell working with hunspell on Linux with German de_DE_frami dictionary from LibreOffice Extensions. The setup works ... more or less. (English dictionarys work perfectly fine.) But ...
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small font for programming wanted [closed]

I have a low-res screen (1366x768) and therefore are searching for a small font which is clearly readable. Till now I used this font: -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--8-80-75-75-c-50-iso10646-1 I had ...
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mode-line-inactive after system window loses focus

When a system/X11 window (frame) with Emacs loses focus, how can I make its mode line become mode-line-inactive? It stays active, keeping the standard mode-line look/face… Shouldn’t it be the default?...
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Selecting correct font weight variant (Linux)

Here's a minimal example that does something on Linux (Ubuntu 16.04) that doesn't seem right to me: M-: (set-frame-font "Ubuntu") M-x describe-font <RET> The first couple of lines that Emacs ...
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redraw-display when focused

I am using Emacs 25 in SUSE linux and when I switch to a workspace where Emacs is the front window almost none of the text is visible. I have to call redraw-display in order to get it refresh the ...
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How to generate list of hex numbers?

I am using emacs with org mode. Question 1: I want to number a column in a table in hex. E.g. | 0x00 | xyz | .. | | 0x01 | abc | .. | I want to auto generate first column. Any ideas how to do this ...
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Misc-Fixed fonts and font height

I use the Misc-Fixed fonts because I enjoy non-antialiased fonts. They are designed per height, and tolerate shrinking badly. For instance, in the following example, the default font is set to 9x15 ...
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What's the lighest version of emacs for Ostro x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu?

Using Ostro on #IntelMaker #Joule, I've downloaded the earliest version of emacs available from https://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/emacs/, and tried running configure, but it failed with a message that emacs ...
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Jagged fonts on fresh Arch install

I have tried all manner of font settings in my .spacemacs.d/init.el file, but I get the same jagged, non-antialiased fonts in emacs. I have much nicer fonts everywhere else. (If it is relevant, ...
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how to disable automatic dos mode?

Many versions ago, if you opened a dos-line-end file on Linux you would see the extra ^M codes. Now it automatically recognizes the situation and puts "DOS" in the info bar and hides the extra ^Ms. ...
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How to use the same pdf-tools install on OSX and Linux simultaneously?

Q: how can I get pdf-tools to work simultaneously on OSX and Linux? I keep my .emacs.d directory synced over Dropbox, and share it between machines running OSX and Linux (Fedora and Ubuntu). I got ...
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emacs interface to ubuntu package management (apt, dpkg)

Is there an emacs library for managing packages on Ubuntu, ie an emacs based alternative to synaptic and aptitude? Presumably this would be an elisp wrapper around apt, dpkg and friends and look ...
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Possible to “detach” a child process?

I use browse-url/browse-url-firefox to open links in Firefox from within Emacs 24.5.1 under Linux (Fedora 23) which in essence executes the firefox executable with the URL by start-process. If there ...
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How can I run GUI emacs (using a shortcut) in a very light xmonad installation?

I am trying to launch Emacs through a keyboard shortcut on my Debian/xmonad system. Relevant lines from my xmonad.hs: ~$ cat .xmonad/xmonad.hs import XMonad ... main = xmonad =<< xmobar (...
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How to toggle input methods with just ctrl-shift?

I would like to toggle input method in emacs with OS key binding, i.e. ctrl-shift, so it behaves like a normal desktop application. In other words I want to rebind C-\ to just C-S without any extra ...
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Make emacs aware of updates to files and directories?

In Ubuntu, when I make change to directories or files outside emacs, it seems that emacs doesn't get the update. For example, C-x C-f can't track the current directory which was just moved elsewhere ...
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how to tell graphical Emacs to shutdown cleanly from tty1?

problem Lately I run GNU Emacs mostly as GUI on X/tty7 (which I'll call "the desktop" as opposed to emacs-desktop) on one of my Debian laptops. Occasionally the desktop hangs, in which case I usually ...
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Magit, how to use system's ssh agent and don't ask for password

I've googled and read the FAQ and Wiki for Magit, but still unable to figure this out, all I find are answers about Windows... How can I configure Magit to use my running ssh-agent session and don't ...
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Emacs can't save history of recent visited files opened in current session before shutdown

I have a problem with emacs started as daemon using Systemd. Every shutdown/reboot if I don't stop emacs daemon service manually, the history of recent opened files in current session is lost. I ...
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UNIX config files, load conf-unix-mode

I work a lot with unix config files (i.e the files in /etc in the various linux system) that have no extension. How can I set-up my .emacs file to load conf-unix-mode on those files?