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Re: FW: xemacs freezes when latexing a file

Ugh, top-posting...  Reformatted.

On Sun, 2 Jul 2006, Yuval Grossman wrote:

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Yuval Grossman
> > Sent: Sunday, July 02, 2006 3:49 PM
> > To: The Cygwin ML
> > Subject: xemacs freezes when latexing a file
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > I am running xemacs (21.4.19) under cygwin/X ( When I am in
> > latex mode and I latex my file (C-c C-f) sometimes xemacs freezes. That
> > is, I cannot edit the buffer, the cursor does not move, and I
> > cannot close the window. All I could do is just to kill it. I can,
> > however, minimize the window or move it around.  Xemacs does not
> > always hang, and I am unable to be able to predict when it will
> > fail. All I can tell is that if it works well the first time, it does
> > not fail later. That is, all the times it does fail it is in the first
> > time I try to latex my file. I also tried to run other shell commands
> > from inside xemacs (that is, with M-!), but they always work without a
> > problem.
> >
> > I look in the cygwin mail archive, and found that a similar problem
> > (not with latex, however) were discussed in 2002. The latest one I
> > found was
> > but it is not clear to my how the problem was solved. Any ideas how
> > this problem can be fixed? Presumably, I just missed the post with the
> > explanation.
> >
> > Thanks for any tips.
> Hi,
> Thanks. I tested it now under cygwin and I had the same problem. That
> is, I did not start x and run latex directly from the cygwin window and
> I got the same problem. So maybe it is belong to the cygwin mailing
> list.

I think it's time to read and follow the Cygwin problem reporting
guidelines at <>.  It would also help to
have a copy of the file that makes LaTeX "freeze" (and would help even
more if you could reduce it to a minimal example that still reproduces the
problem).  Also, are you sure LaTeX actually freezes?  If it's a first
run, sometimes LaTeX needs to make some font files used in your documents
(in different sizes, etc), and that takes a lot of CPU and may look like
the rest of the window is frozen.  Have you looked at the LaTeX log?
      |\      _,,,---,,_ |
ZZZzz /,`.-'`'    -.  ;-;;,_		Igor Peshansky, Ph.D. (name changed!)
     |,4-  ) )-,_. ,\ (  `'-'		old name: Igor Pechtchanski
    '---''(_/--'  `-'\_) fL	a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-.  Meow!

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