[OS X Emacs] Random hangs on Lion w/ Aquamacs 2.4?

Iliya Lefterov iliya.lefterov at gmail.com
Wed Jun 20 17:12:02 EDT 2012


OpenSuse is much better, believe me...


On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 5:07 PM, Andrew Sullivan <ajs at anvilwalrusden.com>wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 02:20:44PM -0400, Iliya Lefterov wrote:
> > it happens to me also, but i thought the reason was leaving the computer
> > for a long time on sleep with Aquamacs active, but no open file...
> I can't believe that's it, because on my own laptop (I started a new
> job & this is the work one), which has OS X 10.6, this never happens.
> I frequently leave my computer running and sleeping & opening and
> closing and so on for weeks at a time.
> The issue just happened again, and I can describe it slightly more
> carefully.  It appears to happen when I have a file open, and I go to
> do Save As.  I enter the text into the dialogue, and press the button
> to save, and then the hang-up happens.  In that particular editor
> session, I'd already done it once; I can't recall whether it has
> always required having done save as once already.
> The odd thing is that Aquamacs is simply hung, but it's not "Not
> Responding".  It does not seem to take inordinate processor time or a
> huge memory footprint (unlike just about everything else on Lion,
> AFAICT), and the menu responds, but you can't do anything in the
> editor.  If you send it SIGHUP (or I presume any other
> more-destructive signal), it closes.
> If anyone has suggestions on how I might attempt to create a usable,
> compact, reproducible test case I will happily do so.  I hate this
> computer and am about to ditch the OS for Ubuntu if I can't get this
> sorted -- a fate worse than death, surely.
> Best,
> A
> --
> Andrew Sullivan
> ajs at anvilwalrusden.com
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Iliya Lefterov, MD, PhD,
University of Pittsburgh,
Pittsburgh, PA

iliya.lefterov at gmail.com
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