emacs won't run

marco atzeri marco.atzeri@gmail.com
Thu Dec 5 14:40:00 GMT 2013

Il 12/5/2013 1:50 PM, Andrea Venturoli ha scritto:
> On 12/04/13 11:56, marco atzeri wrote:
>> Il 12/4/2013 10:20 AM, Andrea Venturoli ha scritto:
>>> Hello.
>>> Since a bit, emacs won't start under X: no error, no message, nothing.
>>> It just starts and exits after a while without doing anything.
>>> I can run "emacs -nw" fine.
>>> How can I diagnose this? Is there any log I can look into? Any utility?
>>>   bye & Thanks
>>>      av.
>> use strace.
> Thanks.
> Forgive my noobiness, but...
>  > strace emacs
>  > strace.exe error creating process emacs, (error 2)
> Of course, emacs is a shell script.
> So I run "strace emacs-x11": is this ok?

should be.

> Running emacs-x11 by itself I get one of two behaviours:
> a) either it hogs the CPU for some seconds, then quits with no effect at
> all;
> b) or it hogs the CPU for a while, then I'll get "Memory exhausted--use
> M-x save-some-buffers then exit and restart Emacs".
> I still can't grasp what makes the difference.
> Running it through strace, however, it never exits (still doing nothing
> appreciable); it is also quite hard to kill.
> In the end I got a trace file (which is over 7MB!), but it's nothing I
> can interpret.
> What should I do?
> Anything I should look for?

any seriuos error ;-)

> Any way to make some sense out of this?
> Should I upload it somewhere for someone who might be interested in
> seeing it?

see here
> Problem reports:       http://cygwin.com/problems.html
and follow the "cygcheck -s -v -r > cygcheck.out" point

additonal you can upload the trace file somewhere, so someone could take 
a look

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