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Just don't enable display-time-mode. If you do want time, but not Mail, set display-time-mail-string to an empty string: (setq display-time-mail-string "") or, better yet: (custom-set-variables '(display-time-mail-string ""))


The meaning of the report is in the first two lines: Debugger entered--Lisp error: (file-error "Cannot open load file" "browse-kill-ring") require(browse-kill-ring) you are trying to load browse-kill-ring and emacs cannot do it. You need to install this package before you can use it.


You need to add the location of library browse-kill-ring.el to your variable load-path. For example, if browse-kill-ring.el is at location /some/directory/browse-kill-ring.el then add this to your init file (~/.emacs): (add-to-list 'load-path "some/directory/browse-kill-ring.el")


A special mode of RCS operation, which is mentioned in the Emacs manual (info) in the VC section, could be an option of how to overcome such problems: Options for RCS and SCCS By default, RCS uses locking to coordinate the activities of several users, but there is a mode called "non-strict locking" in which you can check-in changes ...


Actually it's much simpler. You can just do rcs -l to lock it, then try check it back in again. I assume the situation when you asked the question was something like this: $ echo v1 >foo $ ci -u -t-"Test file." foo $ chmod u+w foo $ echo v2 >foo At this point, both ci and co will fail: $ co -l foo foo,v --> foo revision 1.1 (locked) writable ...


This solution using dumpkeys, loadkeys and showkey is likely to work in other instances of function keys getting interpreted in unexpected ways by programs running in the Linux Virtual Console. Find the keycode of the key or key combo causing trouble by running: $ sudo showkey ... and hitting the key. In my instance hitting Fn gave the output 143. To ...


Emacs has an --eval option that you can use, details are here. But if you do this a lot, you may not want to start the entire emacs all the time. Instead, you can run the emacs-server and then simply use the much more light-weight emacsclient; see here.

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