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Old 09-08-2001
emacs error... help!

i am telnet-ing into my university's UNIX system and trying to edit some perl code in emacs. However any time i try to open it in emacs i get the following error message:

> emacs project1.cgi
Error: Couldn't find per display information

i also cannot create any new documents in emacs and get this same message when i try. I am a UNIX newbie and dont have much of a clue how to fix this. I would really appreciate any suggestions. thanks, jeff
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Old 09-08-2001
Sound like you are attempting to run a graphical front end to EMACS and not a command line version. Is that right?
# 3  
Old 09-09-2001
i dont believe so. in the past ive had no problem with this. (i actually used it just the other day). if the problem is what you suggested how would i go about fixing that? thanks for your help!!
# 4  
Old 09-09-2001
We can help you if you tell us exactly that you are trying to run. EMACS can run in ASCII mode that does not require an EMACS-GUI or in a mode that uses an EMAC-GUI. What are you using?
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Old 09-09-2001
i am trying to run it in ASCII mode. thanks for your patience...im a rookie at this.
# 6  
Old 09-09-2001
Patience is our mantra. We help all who are willing to help themselves Smilie

Could you post the results of these two commands:

> uname -a

> env

# 7  
Old 09-09-2001
vt100 etv

there are some variable in the enveriment (i only had one time troubles with it). so why not try to type this EXPORT term=vt100 (or any other terminal you use (vt100 is default by m$ telnet).
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