Questions tagged [ubuntu]

Use this tag for questions about using and installing Emacs in the Ubuntu Linux operating system.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1 vote
0 answers
147 views

How to install latest org mode 9.5+ version using elisp?

I have used a few steps to keep my org-mode updated from elpa. However, it does not seem to work on the newly released org mode 9.5. With Emacs 27.1 under Ubuntu 20.04, the latest org mode I could ...
user avatar
  • 902
0 votes
3 answers
134 views

Some key bindings don't work on Ubuntu 20.04

Some of my many Emacs 27.5's customized key bindings do not work when I work with Ubuntu 20.04 on a Lenovo ThinkPad T15g Gen 1 with a US keyboard. Most key bindings work, but some like super-o or ...
user avatar
  • 59
0 votes
1 answer
33 views

How to properly execute `gif-screencast-stop` before `save-buffers-kill-emacs`?

I am running Emacs 27.1 on Ubuntu. I have installed gif-screencast and have gotten it to start recording whenever i start Emacs by adding (gif-screencast) to my init.el. So far, so good. The problem ...
user avatar
  • 101
0 votes
0 answers
710 views

WSL: emacs gui won't start

I'm on Windows 10 Pro 10.0.21337 (windows insider program) and installed WSL with Ubuntu 20.04. From within ubuntu I said apt-get update apt-get upgrade apt-get install emacs dpkg -l emacs -> ||/ ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
59 views

Debuggable emacs and vanilla emacs binaries

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04. I would like to build an emacs binary for general usage (no debug symbols) and another emacs binary (when something goes wrong). The build is pretty straight-forward, but I ...
user avatar
  • 13
0 votes
1 answer
63 views

C-M-l locks the screen in Ubuntu

Emacs Manual says that C-M-l is to Scroll heuristically to bring useful information onto the screen (reposition-window). When I type C-M-l in Ubuntu, Emacs 27.1, the OS is automatically locking the ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
80 views

tramp mode on Ubuntu hangs while attempting ssh to 0.0.0.1

With emacs 25.2.2 on Ubuntu 18.04, if I try opening a file over ssh using a path such as /ssh:somehost.example.com:/tmp/testfile, it launches a sub-process that does: /usr/bin/ssh -o ControlPath=%C 0....
user avatar
  • 101
0 votes
0 answers
75 views

GUI started emacs has different env vars than terminal started one

I wrote LD_LIBRARY_PATH both in .bashrc and .bash_profile. However, if I started emacs in terminal using emacs, LD_LIBRARY_PATH is shown in getenv. If I started it using GUI, there is no such variable....
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
48 views

How can I get an ftp connection to stop timing out in emacs?

I'm using M-x shell in Emacs and just connecting through vanilla ftp from the command line (bash). I remember (many moons ago) I came across a script for Emacs that'd keep a persistent ftp connection ...
user avatar
  • 11
1 vote
1 answer
143 views

Spacemacs crashing on start with Ubuntu 20.04

I'm having a problem where every time I open Spacemacs it immediately crashes on Ubuntu 20.04. It was crashing for some actions with Magit and starting a CIDER REPL so I decided to do a fresh install. ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
146 views

Emacs config file when installed using snap

I installed Emacs 26 on Ubuntu using snap. Where to find the Emacs configuration file in this context ?
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
194 views

Emacs font style and colorisation

I am used to Emacs under Windows 10 and trying to switch to Ubuntu. My Windows 10 Emacs font is M-x describe-font: name (opened by): -outline-Courier New-normal-normal-normal-mono-13-*-*-*-c-*-...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
38 views

How can I use the function debian-run-directories in Ubuntu 18?

I had this code in my emacs config to load/include any additional config in the site-start.d folder. It worked well on two debian machines, but currently I need to use Ubuntu 18 with emacs 26.3 and it ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
41 views

Emacs terminal - the location before the command prompt

My emacs terminal is currently displaying ;0user@Ubuntu: ~user@Ubuntu:~$". This happened after my friend was using my laptop, and is persisting after uninstalling and reinstalling emacs, as well as ...
user avatar
  • 21
4 votes
1 answer
177 views

How do I install An Introduction to Programming in Emacs Lisp? [duplicate]

This may sound odd, but when I type C-h i m Emacs Lisp Intro -- it's not there. I'm on Ubuntu 19.10 with Emacs 26.3. I tried apt-get install emacs-lisp-intro as the EmacsWiki said, but there's no such ...
user avatar
  • 2,717
5 votes
2 answers
722 views

Flycheck r-lintr doesn't find anything

I want to use lintr to check R-files in emacs. According to https://github.com/jimhester/lintr#emacs lintr is fully integrated into flycheck when using ESS. See the installalation documentation ...
user avatar
  • 469
2 votes
2 answers
3k views

How to install and use exwm (the emacs based window manager) in Ubuntu 19.04?

I am running Ubuntu 19.04 on my laptop and want to use EXWM as my window manager, but am not sure how to get it into the list of window managers that one can pull down when one logs in. It seems to ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
732 views

Does Emacs 26.3 require older version of ImageMagick?

I've just upograded Ubuntu 19.04, which installs imagemagick 7. When trying to start my Emacs install, I see the following error: emacs: error while loading shared libraries: libMagickWand-6.Q16.so.3:...
user avatar
  • 111
0 votes
2 answers
2k views

emacs org bullets not working

I'm using emacs on ubuntu 19.04. This is my init file (use-package org :ensure t :pin org) (use-package org-bullets :ensure t :config (add-hook 'org-mode-hook (lambda () (...
user avatar
  • 101
0 votes
1 answer
610 views

Emacs installed with the Ubuntu application manager runs but isn't in the $PATH. Where is it?

Emacs 26.2 is installed with the application manager, not apt-get. When calling it in the terminal I get : samusz@samusz-K55:~$ emacs La commande « emacs » n'a pas été trouvée, mais peut être ...
user avatar
  • 23
1 vote
0 answers
258 views

How to get Emacs use the Ubuntu login password for tramp

Ubuntu 16.04 Emacs 26.1 Emacs needs to open the file with root privileges. Here is my code: (secrets-delete-item "session" "Login") (secrets-create-item "session" "Login" "myParol" :method "sudo" ...
user avatar
  • 59
18 votes
2 answers
2k views

Emacs manuals are missing on Debian/Ubuntu

I was expecting the Emacs Lisp Reference Manual at (C-h i m elisp). But there was no menu elisp or lisp there. C-h v and C-h f work fine for variables or functions though. C-h i 5 takes me to file ...
user avatar
  • 341
2 votes
0 answers
160 views

Executing buffer twice in Python 3

I set up an environment to write Python 3 Code in my emacs (25.2.2) using python-mode and Elpy on Ubuntu 18.04. Strangely every time I use Python --> Send --> Execute Buffer the program is executed ...
user avatar
  • 153
0 votes
1 answer
208 views

Emacs multi-term support for version 25 - Ubuntu 18.04

The requirement is to enable multi-te m support for emacs package. Bydefault in Ubuntu 18.04 default emacs coming with v25, but in this version, I'm unable to enable the multi-term support ( for more ...
user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
0 answers
35 views

Emacs report a process which does not exist

When start Emacs from the terminal as me@mbp: ~$ emacs --deamon It prompts that However, there does not exist such a pocesses me@mbp~$ ps 8559 PID TTY STAT TIME COMMAND me@mbp:~$ ps -el ...
user avatar
  • 209
0 votes
2 answers
453 views

plantuml requires a header argument (Emacs 24 on Windows' Ubuntu Subsystem)

I'm trying to output images using plantuml-mode. It seems I have plantuml-mode installed successfully, as I can activate the major mode, but I am unable to evaluate using C-c C-c: PlantUML requires ...
user avatar
  • 153
1 vote
0 answers
421 views

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-...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
257 views

Using Tabs as indentation with Cython emacs

Under my home directory I have a .emacs file which has the following lines - (add-to-list 'load-path "~/.emacs.d/") (require 'cython-mode) and under the .emacs.d directory I have this file - cython-...
user avatar
  • 101
0 votes
1 answer
752 views

ESS install fails on Ubuntu 18.04

I had previously installed and used Emacs 25.2.2 and ESS 17.11 on Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver). While attempting to update to the latest version of ESS, the ESS install script appears to have failed (...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
699 views

ESS not installable (Ubuntu 18.04)

The day before yesterday, I have experienced my Ubuntu package ess (Version: 17.11-3bionic0) no more configuring properly during apt-get update. I then tried apt-get install -d ess and: dpkg -i /var/...
user avatar
  • 131
0 votes
1 answer
200 views

How to open Emacs (Terminal) using key combinations?

On Ubuntu, to open the Terminal, we press Ctrl + Alt + t. Do there exist key combinations to open Emacs Terminal (without GUI)?
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
580 views

Can not activate a virtual environment in emacs, but can through the usual shell

I created a virtual environment that I can activate used a command line from Terminal (Ubuntu): source/bin activate I did what follows to achieve the same on emacs: M-! then source/bin activate ...
user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
1k views

elpa certificate could not be verified

When I run package-list-packages, I'm getting an error: The TLS connection to elpa.gnu.org:443 is insecure for the following reason: certificate could not be verified I found a few other reports of ...
user avatar
  • 20.1k
0 votes
0 answers
90 views

What is this mini pop-up box and how do I get rid of it?

I don't know what combination of keys I pressed to bring up this mini-box, but it's annoying me. What is it and how do I get rid of it? EDIT: It pops up when I press C-S-u
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
1k views

Use pylint3 for checking Python 3 code using flycheck

By default, flycheck uses pylint for checking python code. However, the pylint program on Debian/Ubuntu is for checking Python 2, not Python3 (there is instead pylint3 for Python3). How do I ...
user avatar
  • 553
1 vote
1 answer
124 views

How do I resolve Ubuntu 16.04 emacs v46.1 default versus compiled v25.2-1 "downgrade"? [closed]

I'm working for the first time on an Ubuntu 16.04 LTS machine, and honestly I'm not sure if this is an emacs build/debian package question or if it's an Ubuntu 16.04 question. Please nudge me in the ...
user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
245 views

Emacs directory is not readable on Ubuntu

When I start Emacs 25 on Ubuntu, I get this message: cannot open load file permission non accordée , mode-util With emacs25 -debug I've got: Warning: Lisp directory '/usr/share/emacs/25.2/lisp': ...
user avatar
  • 11
1 vote
1 answer
739 views

emacs minimal install for Ubuntu server use

Is there a minimal version of emacs? When using apt get install emacs24 on a 16.04 LTS machine the packet manager propose me to install 200 MB worth of stuff... The following NEW packages will be ...
user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
244 views

Key bindings are not recognized with non-Latin keyboard layouts on Ubuntu

A lot of times I have to change the input language of the keyboard (from English to a different one) causing the problem of the Emacs commands to not be recognized. Normally when you press Ctrl+A you ...
user avatar
  • 2,327
0 votes
0 answers
95 views

How to specify the geometry of the *tex-shell* frame?

I'm using Emacs 24 in Ubuntu 14.04 and when first compiling a TeX file after start up, a frame called *tex-shell* is automatically opened and all further compilation processes run in this frame. I ...
user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
3k views

No such file or directory error on executing script

I use GNU Emacs 24.3.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 and I have a bash script: ~/path/to the/script/test.sh. As you see the path has space character. Script has a simple content: ENTRY=`zenity --password --...
user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
449 views

Emacs times out trying to read from /dev/tty on startup?

After several years of being annoyed of Emacs on Ubuntu (not Mac via brew) having a ~2-3 second delay before displaying file contents at startup I finally decided to debug this. I ran strace -r emacs ...
user avatar
  • 121
0 votes
1 answer
293 views

Upgrade to 16.04 incomplete because of Xemacs

Yesterday, I ran an upgrade from 12.04.5 over 14.04.5 to 16.04.1. The first step (12.04.5 --> 14.04.5) worked quite well, no relevant problems. But the second step failed due to problems with some ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
230 views

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 ...
user avatar
0 votes
2 answers
1k views

Page up in Mac OS X and in Ubuntu under Virtualbox in Mac OS X?

What are the keystrokes for page up In Mac OS X, In Ubuntu installed in Virtualbox in Mac OS X? both alt-V and command-V don't perform page-up. I am running emacs in a terminal emulator. Thanks....
user avatar
  • 4,667
6 votes
2 answers
413 views

Emacs is garbled by output of a background process running in the same terminal emulator

My Emacs is running in foreground in terminal emulator, where I am also running some background processes. My Emacs is garbled by the stdout and stderr output of the background process. Besides ...
user avatar
  • 4,667
1 vote
1 answer
1k views

ncurses-like based applications won't work in emacs terminals

No *curses applications (like top, htop, Linux kernel's make menuconfig and others) will work under emacs' different terms. However, the only one which seems to work is git add -i It behaves the same ...
user avatar
  • 203
5 votes
1 answer
920 views

Replace whole words only

I want to replace all occurrences of a word in the whole buffer. What i do is: M-x replace-string RET word-to-be-replaced RET new-word The problem with this is that it also changes the word-to-be-...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
282 views

Emacs+Python+Pygame segmentation fault (core dumped)

I am using Emacs 24.5.1 for writing something in pygame in python 2.7.11. Very often (precisely speaking every second time!) when I try to evaluate the buffer (the whole file) with C-c C-c everything ...
user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
760 views

Why won't "fg" reopen emacs after C-z? [closed]

I open a terminal and type fg like it says but it says no current process. I also tried %emacs and got the same. I'm on trusty tahr 14.04, anyone else got this? *edit: I was following the built-in ...
user avatar