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RE: emacs hangs at start, or sometime later

> -----Original Message-----
> From: 
> [] On Behalf Of Peter Brown
> Sent: Monday, October 16, 2006 9:34 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: emacs hangs at start, or sometime later
> Eric Twietmeyer <ept <at>> writes:
> > > I am having some problems with my emacs. I have 21.2-13 
> installed, 
> > > and recently it started locking up after some time, from 
> ~1 hour to 
> > > 3-4 hours. The window would not repaint. The emacs process usage 
> > > goes up to 50%, then close to 100%, until the process is killed.
> > 
> > -Eric
> > 
> > 
> I was having random hangs with emacs on my Windows XP Pro 
> desktop. I traced the problem to a bug in my keyboard driver. 
> After logging out, when I log back in I have to reset the 
> repeat rate via Control Panel. I found that if I used a 
> constant cursor in emacs instead of the blinking cursor, then 
> emacs worked fine and stopped hanging. The line
> (blink-cursor-mode 0)                   ; Constant cursor
> in my .emacs file fixed my problem. Strange.
> -Peter

Wow, quite strange.  Are you saying you have to do both, change the repeat
rate in Control Panel and also set blink-cursor-mode?  What do you change
the rate to in Control Panel, if that is also necessary?  Or is it enough
just to set the blink-cursor-mode?



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