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#1 2013-04-22 17:21:55

ba
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Registered: 2011-04-22
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emacs broken?

Hi all,

It seems that some recent update broke emacs. If I start it with

$ emacs -nw

it works fine, but if I start it with

$ emacs

(defaulting to X11)

it just hangs indefinitely.

Anyone got any ideas?

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#2 2013-04-22 17:34:47

Inxsible
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Re: emacs broken?

check journalctl and dmesg and xorg.log when you try to start with emacs


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#3 2013-04-22 18:10:21

ba
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Registered: 2011-04-22
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Re: emacs broken?

Doesn't really seem like any of those would be especially relevant, but they don't show anything interesting.

However, I am getting some rather weird errors (which may or may not be related to this) when I tried to "tail" .xsession-errors to see if that had any errors:

tail: inotify resources exhausted
tail: inotify cannot be used, reverting to polling

also getting a few others from some KDE/Qt-using code:

QInotifyFileSystemWatcherEngine::addPaths: inotify_add_watch failed: No space left on device

However, nothing is printed when I start emacs.

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#4 2013-04-22 18:18:35

ba
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Registered: 2011-04-22
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Re: emacs broken?

Just checked the inotify thing: It appears that firefox was the culprit (for unknown reasons), but I tried killing FF and made sure that that particular error no longer appeared when doing a "tail -f" before starting emacs. Still hangs. (So, it's probably unrelated.)

Just for completeness here's the last few lines printed by strace:

stat(7, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0600, st_size=66, ...}) = 0
lseek(7, 66, SEEK_SET)                  = 66
lseek(7, 0, SEEK_CUR)                   = 66
close(7)                                = 0
munmap(0x7f35722ed000, 4096)            = 0
open("/usr/share/themes/oxygen-gtk/gtk-3.0/argb-apps.conf", O_RDONLY) = 7
read(7, "################################"..., 8191) = 2460
read(7, "", 8191)                       = 0
open("/home/bardur/.config/oxygen-gtk/argb-apps.conf", O_RDONLY) = 8
read(8, "# argb-apps.conf\n# Put your user"..., 8191) = 66
read(8, "", 8191)                       = 0
close(8)                                = 0
close(7)                                = 0
pipe([7, 8])                            = 0
pipe([9, 10])                           = 0
clone(child_stack=0, flags=CLONE_CHILD_CLEARTID|CLONE_CHILD_SETTID|SIGCHLD, child_tidptr=0x7f3572285bd0) = 8343
close(8)                                = 0
close(10)                               = 0
read(7, "", 8)                          = 0
close(7)                                = 0
select(10, [9], NULL, NULL, NULL)       = 1 (in [9])
read(9, "/home/bardur/.kde/share/config/:"..., 4096) = 51
select(10, [9], NULL, NULL, NULL)       = 1 (in [9])
--- SIGCHLD {si_signo=SIGCHLD, si_code=CLD_EXITED, si_pid=8343, si_status=0, si_utime=0, si_stime=0} ---
wait4(-1, [{WIFEXITED(s) && WEXITSTATUS(s) == 0}], WNOHANG|WSTOPPED, NULL) = 8343
wait4(-1, 0x7fffa86507fc, WNOHANG|WSTOPPED, NULL) = -1 ECHILD (No child processes)
rt_sigreturn()                          = 1
read(9, "", 4096)                       = 0
close(9)                                = 0
eventfd2(0, O_NONBLOCK|O_CLOEXEC)       = 7
write(7, "\1\0\0\0\0\0\0\0", 8)         = 8
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_SETMASK, ~[RTMIN RT_1], [], 8) = 0
eventfd2(0, O_NONBLOCK|O_CLOEXEC)       = 8
write(8, "\1\0\0\0\0\0\0\0", 8)         = 8
mmap(NULL, 8392704, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS|MAP_STACK, -1, 0) = 0x7f355fea9000
mprotect(0x7f355fea9000, 4096, PROT_NONE) = 0
clone(child_stack=0x7f35606a8df0, flags=CLONE_VM|CLONE_FS|CLONE_FILES|CLONE_SIGHAND|CLONE_THREAD|CLONE_SYSVSEM|CLONE_SETTLS|CLONE_PARENT_SETTID|CLONE_CHILD_CLEARTID, parent_tidptr=0x7f35606a99d0, tls=0x7f35606a9700, child_tidptr=0x7f35606a99d0) = 8344
futex(0xe58870, FUTEX_WAKE_PRIVATE, 1)  = 1
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_SETMASK, [], NULL, 8) = 0
rt_sigaction(SIGCHLD, {0x7f356f95ed60, [], SA_RESTORER|SA_RESTART|SA_NOCLDSTOP, 0x7f356c2540e0}, NULL, 8) = 0
wait4(8343, 0xe58a44, WNOHANG, NULL)    = -1 ECHILD (No child processes)
poll([{fd=7, events=POLLIN}], 1, 4294967295) = 1 ([{fd=7, revents=POLLIN}])
poll([{fd=7, events=POLLIN}], 1, 4294967295) = 1 ([{fd=7, revents=POLLIN}])
read(7, "\1\0\0\0\0\0\0\0", 16)         = 8
poll([{fd=7, events=POLLIN}], 1, 4294967295

Last edited by ba (2013-04-22 18:20:09)

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#5 2013-04-22 20:43:05

martinc2
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Registered: 2011-09-23
Posts: 25

Re: emacs broken?

I can confirm the same problem (with the same strace output). x86_64, in kde environment.  However, most of today's updates were gnome-related so I suspect (although can't currently test) that gtk3 might be the culprit...?  (Just rebuilding emacs from the abs doesn't work, btw).

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#6 2013-04-22 21:07:35

martinc2
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Registered: 2011-09-23
Posts: 25

Re: emacs broken?

It seems as though there's a similar problem in kubuntu?

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#7 2013-04-23 08:52:46

martinc2
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Registered: 2011-09-23
Posts: 25

Re: emacs broken?

OK, so the problem (as in Kubuntu) is with oxygen-gtk3.  Disable this and emacs will start properly. I'm not sure if this is a problem with emacs or with oxygen-gtk3, for bug-reporting purposes...?

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#8 2013-04-26 14:10:01

dburgoyn
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Registered: 2013-04-26
Posts: 1

Re: emacs broken?

Confirming the same problem, with very similar strace output, using the gtk2 build of emacs from the AUR.  I don't have oxygen-gtk2 or oxygen-gtk3 installed.

EDIT: the problem appears to be with the qtcurve theme for gtk2.

Last edited by dburgoyn (2013-04-26 14:30:51)

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#9 2013-04-26 14:47:41

igndenok
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From: Sidoarjo, Indonesia
Registered: 2010-06-07
Posts: 160

Re: emacs broken?

It seems there's a problem with recent update of GTK2/3 (based from earlier posts).
Maybe some themes doesn't compatible with recent GTK2/3.


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