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Re: [h-e-w] Slowdown on Emacs 24.3 (Windows)

From: Elizabeth Wootten
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Slowdown on Emacs 24.3 (Windows)
Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2013 17:40:24 +0100

> From: Eli Zaretskii [mailto:address@hidden
> Sent: 28 August 2013 16:12
> > I've just made my third attempt, and was about 6 minutes between
> > starting the .exe and seeing a blank window. It's now been another
> > five or so, and it's still blank. (By "blank" I mean it has the normal
> > Windows furniture, the emacs File/Edit/Options/etc menus, and then a
> > large white space. The usual bar towards the bottom indicating the
> > current buffer, line number, etc isn't present.)
> If you type "net stop netlogon" from a cmd window, does the problem go

Yes, it does! Hurrah!

After a bit of experimentation, the problem seems to be my work VPN
(OpenVPN). If that's running, emacs behaves strangely. If it isn't, no
problems at all. So when I reported that emacs started cleanly after a
reboot this morning, it was nothing to do with the reboot - it was my being
on a train with no network.

Does emacs normally do any sort of network access on startup? I'm not aware
of having done any customisation which would require a net connection. I
have used emacs to edit files on other drives which may not be present, but
I can't find any "previous buffer" lists or similar which might mean it's
still trying to visit them.

There's also the question of why the VPN is causing issues, but I think
that's my sysadmin's problem :) 

Many thanks,


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