(I’m using emacs23; on Debian 7; Xfce.)
When trying to run
emacsclient -a "" -e "(remember-other-frame)", I get the following error:
*ERROR*: Unknown terminal type
What is wrong?
(Not really sure about what I’m doing,) I tried to start a server from within Emacs: Ctrl+x and entering server-start. Then it says:
Warning (server): Unable to start the Emacs server.
There is an existing Emacs server, named "server".
To start the server in this Emacs process, stop the existing
server or call `M-x server-force-delete' to forcibly disconnect it.
When pressing Ctrl+x and entering server-force-delete, it says:
Connection file "/tmp/emacs1000/server" deleted
When I now run
emacsclient -a "" -e "(remember-other-frame)" from a different terminal window (having
emacs -nw still running in the first one), I get:
emacsclient: can't find socket; have you started the server? To start the server in Emacs, type "M-x server-start". Warning: due to a long standing Gtk+ bug http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=85715 Emacs might crash when run in daemon mode and the X11 connection is unexpectedly lost. Using an Emacs configured with --with-x-toolkit=lucid does not have this problem. ("emacs") Loading 00debian-vars... Loading 00debian-vars...done Loading /etc/emacs/site-start.d/50a2ps.el (source)... Loading /etc/emacs/site-start.d/50a2ps.el (source)...done Loading /etc/emacs/site-start.d/50dictionaries-common.el (source)... Loading debian-ispell... Loading /var/cache/dictionaries-common/emacsen-ispell-default.el (source)... Loading /var/cache/dictionaries-common/emacsen-ispell-default.el (source)...done Loading debian-ispell...done Loading /var/cache/dictionaries-common/emacsen-ispell-dicts.el (source)... Loading /var/cache/dictionaries-common/emacsen-ispell-dicts.el (source)...done Loading /etc/emacs/site-start.d/50dictionaries-common.el (source)...done Starting Emacs daemon. Emacs daemon should have started, trying to connect again *ERROR*: Unknown terminal type
[Edit] Requested information
echo $TERM; echo $DISPLAY:
Are you running this from a terminal emulator, if so which, if not where?
I’m not sure what a "terminal emulator" is, but the terminal thing I’m using identifies itself (in the "Info" menu) as: Xfce Terminal-Emulator (Terminal 0.4.8). It’s the default one that came with installing Debian 7 + Xfce.
What do you have in
~/.emacsdoes not exist.
~/.emacs.dcontains only a sub folder
auto-save-list(which contains an empty file whose name starts with