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Ocaml merlin binary not found / weird string being prepended to merlin-opam-bin-path

Using spacemacs with the ocaml layer and I get the following error when I edit a source file: Error from syntax checker ocaml-merlin: Searching for program: No such file or directory, alias: Expected ...
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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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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 config file when installed using snap

I installed Emacs 26 on Ubuntu using snap. Where to find the Emacs configuration file in this context ?
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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-*-...
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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 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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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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Emacs is extremly slow on battery, normal on power

I have a weird problem where my emacs setup is extremely slow (as in takes a long time to show typed characters) when my laptop is running on battery. Once I connect it to power, the speed is normal. ...
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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 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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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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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 () (...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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-...
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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 (...
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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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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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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
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Prebuilt Ubuntu Emacs “25.1”

Where can I find pre-built Emacs for what Ubuntu calls emacs 25.1?