running emacs freezes gui

Bug #404639 reported by cad106uk on 2009-07-25
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
emacs22 (Ubuntu)
emacs24 (Arch Linux)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: emacs22

Whenever I run Emacs my whole Gnome desktop freezes (well everything apart from the running instance of emacs). The only fix I have found for this is to use ctr + alt + f2 and kill the emacs process form the command line.

I am not sure whether this is an emacs problem or an nvidia graphics driver problem


ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: emacs 22.2-0ubuntu2
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: emacs22
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-13-generic x86_64

cad106uk (cad106uk-gmail) wrote :
era (era) wrote :

This sounds vaguely like bug #287577 -- could you take a look at the workarounds posted there and follow up here? Thanks.

Gabe Gorelick (gabegorelick) wrote :

Marking as incomplete pending further information from original reporter, but it does sound like a duplicate of bug #287577.

Changed in emacs22 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
cad106uk (cad106uk-gmail) wrote :

This bug does appear to be a duplicate of #287577.

Gabe Gorelick (gabegorelick) wrote :

OK, I'll mark it as a duplicate, since it probably is, but if anyone can show that this bug is reproducible with Assistive Technologies turned off, then feel free to unmark it.

I am experiencing a total desktop freeze with latest Emacs24. The headless (-nw) works but as soon as I want to run it on Xorg, the whole desktop freezes until I somehow close Emacs. Also the Emacs window does not show up.

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