Emacs on Kebnekaise

  • Posted on: 23 February 2017
  • By: zao

We have resolved a long-standing problem with Emacs on the kebnekaise login node. If you had any form of X forwarding enabled invoking emacs would result in a segmentation fault which necessitated a workaround by starting it with the argument -nw.

This is no longer necessary as we have patched the offending library, so now you get a properly working graphical Emacs if you have X forwarding. If you wish to run a textual Emacs in such an environment the argument -nw still exists and works as intended.

Updated: 2017-06-21, 09:00