[slime-devel] not connected problem

Helmut Eller heller at common-lisp.net
Fri Jan 6 07:41:20 UTC 2006

* Davidlohr Bueso A. [2006-01-06 01:09+0100] writes:

> Hello,
> First of all I would like to say I am totally new to Lisp and SLIME. I
> installed (official debian unstable packages) slime, cl-swank, cl-asdf, sbcl
> and clisp. I followed the manual for installing SLIME, so in my ~/.emacs I
> added:
> (setq inferior-lisp-program "/usr/share/emacs21")
> (require 'slime)
> (slime-setup)

You should set inferior-lisp-program to the external Common Lisp
program, not Emacs.  E.g. /usr/bin/sbcl.

> When I edit a .lisp file I enter slime-mode, however, I cannot do anything
> with it, every time I type a command I get a "Not Connected" message.

You can start and connect to the external Lisp with `M-x slime'.


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