Emacs splash screen went to textmode only

Markus Hoenicka markus.hoenicka at mhoenicka.de
Tue Jul 20 21:20:56 UTC 2010

Quoting Olivier Nicole <Olivier.Nicole at cs.ait.ac.th>:

> Hi,
>> 4) Another instance of Emacs on my desktop, this time running in a
>> terminal. The startup screen is yet another one.
> In this one, I clearly recognize emacs being run inside an ascii
> terminal. Ascii terminal do not have graphic possibility (nor mousse)
> so it is only normal that there is no graphic splash screen.

Yes, I am fully aware of that. In my original post I wondered if Emacs  
for some reason *thinks* it is running in a terminal and thus displays  
the terminal mode splash screen. But #2 and #4 are different, thus I  
proved myself wrong.

> If it is the same version of emacs that you run on the instances 2 and
> 3, I would look for a X issue. Do you have an environment variable set
> in the xterm? In that xterm, can you launch another xterm?

Well, "set" displays a few screens full of environment variables, so,  
yes, of course there are some and they have to be there. But none of  
these affected Emacs before upgrading to 23.2.1. BTW launching another  
xterm from an xterm works without problems.


Markus Hoenicka
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