[OS X Emacs] aquamacs startup problem

Marc Shapiro -- at work marc.shapiro at acm.org
Tue Mar 24 15:40:04 EDT 2015


> Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2015 10:05:48 +0100
> From: Marc Shapiro -- at work <marc.shapiro at acm.org>
>> [...] 
> I have the same problem.  Starting up Aquatics will either bring up a window or

Aquamacs, of course.  Stupid spell checker.

>  hang forever, apparently randomly.
> A couple of observations, which may or may not be relevant:
> - Hang occurs also without startup files.
> - The same problem occurs with ordinary Emacs.
> - Occurs extremely frequently on a MacMini 2011,

Sorry, that should be MacMini 2009 (https://support.apple.com/kb/SP577) with 4Gb memory.  Veeeeery slooooooow (virtual memory would often swap, especially with the more recent OS versions).

> hardly ever on a MacMini 2014.

https://support.apple.com/kb/SP710.  Mine is the 2.8 GHz model with 16Gb of memory.

>  In other words, seems to be related to the computer's speed (a timeout somewhere?).
> - Seems to occur more frequently on a MacMini with multiple screens, or if I move window focus.
> 						Marc

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