Mail Archives: djgpp/1999/12/09/10:40:36

Date: Thu, 9 Dec 1999 17:34:40 +0200 (IST)
From: Eli Zaretskii <eliz AT is DOT elta DOT co DOT il>
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To: "Jude T. DaShiell" <jdashiel AT clark DOT net>
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Subject: Re: emacs startup error
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On Thu, 9 Dec 1999, Jude T. DaShiell wrote:

> Attached is the transcript of emacs as it starts on dos 7.10 machine.
> If the means to fix this error is in the faq, please send me the reference
> for the section.
> Otherwise I'd like to know how to fix error and if not possible what
> implications are involved.

Emacs complains about msdos-menu-active face.  This is the face 
(actually, only the foreground and background colors) used by Emacs to 
draw the pop-up and drop-down menus.  Since you probably won't be using 
the mouse, this is harmless in your case.

As far as I could see, judging from the script you posted, the message is 
printed while Emacs reads and executes your _emacs init file.  So I 
suspect that some parts of your _emacs are inappropriate for the 
operation under the -nw switch; in particular, the menu-related faces are 
not created by Emacs when invoked with -nw, since neither the mouse nor 
the colors aren't supported in that mode.

So I suggest to go through your _emacs and remove any references to 
*-menu-*-face in particular, and to faces and colors in general,
because "emacs -nw" doesn't support colors (in version 19.34).

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