emacs in its own window

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Thu May 21 16:13:00 GMT 2009

On 5/21/2009 11:20 AM, Jason Curl wrote:
> This may be a bit old now, but I found my emacs wouldn't start yesterday 
> either. Just running it seemed to do nothing, it dropped me back into 
> the shell without starting anything.
> an "strace emacs" showed that a library couldn't be loaded, there might 
> be a problem in the dependencies of the setup.ini file that Xaw is not 
> listed as a dependency (cygXaw-7.dll in particular was needed).

I assume you're using emacs-X11-21.2-13.  If it needs cygXaw-7.dll, then 
  libXaw7 should be listed as a dependency.  Please install that package 
and write again if it doesn't solve the problem.  And, in that case, 
please attach cygcheck output as explained at

> Problem reports:       http://cygwin.com/problems.html


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