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Prebuilt Ubuntu Emacs "25.1"

Where can I find pre-built Emacs for what Ubuntu calls emacs 25.1?
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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 ...
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Packages I never knew they existed cause problems

I'm using Kubuntu 22.04 and I tried to configure my doom-emacs Installation. Then I got these weird error-messages and couldn't figure out how to fix them. So I uninstalled doom and emacs completely ...
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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 ...
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some unicode characters such as "⊆" occupy 3 lines in emacs 24.4.1 on ubuntu gnome 15.04 64bit

Not every unicode character occupies 3 lines, but '⊆', '∈', and other unicode mathematical symbols occupy 3 lines in emacs on my system. How can I fix this rendering bug?
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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-...
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Using emacs-snapshot from ppa:ubuntu-elisp/ppa on 22.04

To have the latest emacs, on ubuntu 22.04 I activated the ppa https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-elisp/+archive/ubuntu/ppa and installed emacs-snapshot from there. When starting it I get the warning: You ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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AUCtex buttons not working

I am assuming this is my error, I just cannot figure out what it is. I have a project76 meerkat running Ubuntu 22.04. I have installed latex using sudo apt install texlive-latex-extra and emacs ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Enable greek spellchecking

How can I enable greek language spellchecking in Emacs to be the default spellchecking language, and how can change spellchecking between greek and english language? (My system is Ubuntu 14.04 64bit)....
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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emacs-snapshot from Ubuntu PPA is currently totally broken [closed]

I have updated emacs-snapshot earlier today and it broke my Emacs installation into pieces (it is Ubuntu 14.04). It somehow removed whole emacs24 package so now I have no even emacs-client installed. ...
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Colors illegible after upgrading OS

After having upgraded a computer from Ubuntu 15.04 to 15.10 the colors in Emacs (which I run in the terminal with --no-window-system) have changed substantially and some text is now illegible. I would ...
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Should I update or install emacs and related packages?

Emacs site says: The current stable release is 24.4 (released October 20, 2014; see also dates of older releases). I have installed it on my Ubuntu 14.04, by downloading the source from the emacs ...
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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 ...
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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 --...
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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': ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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:...
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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 ...
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Beep sound in Emacs on i3 over Ubuntu not work at all

I had the next configuration: Emacs 27.1 install from Ubuntu servers i3 4.20.1 (03.11.2021) Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS 64-bit I encounter with lack of beep sound in Emacs, so: C-g not produces any sound M-:...
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How to run emacs as a systemd service with Wayland on Ubuntu 22.04+?

The stock systemd user service file for emacs 29.1 looks like this: [Unit] Description=Emacs text editor Documentation=info:emacs man:emacs(1) https://gnu.org/software/emacs/ [Service] Type=notify ...
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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 ...
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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" ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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....
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ESS Eval Region/Load file/Eval Function button not showing on starting an R file

I am on Debian 12 / Ubuntu 22. I installed emacs+ess by doing sudo apt install emacs sudo apt install ess When I start an R file, it does not show me the icons for instance for Load file. Can someone ...
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Display emacs from linux (ubuntu) on Mac

I'm SSHing from my macbook into an ubuntu server. I have emacs installed in both places. So far I've found 3 ways to deal with this, and none of them are optimal: run emacs on the ubuntu in the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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/...
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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)?
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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 ...
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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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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....
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Forgot to expand macro

I just installed emacs24 on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS OS as follows: $ sudo apt-get install emacs24 When I open emacs, I get the following errors (duplicate messages removed): eieio/eieio.elc:Error: ...
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