[slime-devel] [SBCL/FSF Emacs/Fedora] SLIME Doesn't Start

Robert Uhl eadmund42 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 21 16:19:02 UTC 2006

So I've been running SLIME at home for many months now--it's a great bit
of work: thanks guys!  I figured that it's time to start sing CL in the
office, maybe port some of my work over from Python.  So I downloaded
the latest version of SLIME, invoked the appropriate .emacs incantations
& then ran M-x slime.  It opens *inferior-lisp*, compiles itself, prints
';; Swank started at port: XXX' (where XXX can be whatever), then SBCL
prints its '*' prompt and...nothing more.  The SLIME REPL never appears.

SBCL is still running; in fact, code typed into the SBCL REPL in
*inferior-lisp* runs & prints as usual.

My home machine is running Fedora Core 4, kernel 2.6.16-1.2111_FC4,
emacs 21.4-5, SBCL 0.9.14 and an old SLIME from CVS that was current

My work machine is running Fedora Core 5, kernel 2.6.16-1.2107_FC5,
emacs 21.4-14, SBCL 0.9.14 (built the same day, by the vendor, as the
FC4 SBCL) and I've tried: current CVS SLIME; downloadable packaged SLIME
2.0; the same SLIME as used at home.

I've also created an entirely new user with a clean .emacs and profile,
then installed SLIME for him; he had the identical issue.

Anyone have any ideas?  I'm afraid that my lisp-foo is pretty weak, so
I'm not even certain where to start looking:-(

Robert Uhl <http://public.xdi.org/=ruhl>
Whenever you walk by a computer and see someone using pico, be kind.
Pause for a second and remind yourself that: `There, but for the grace
of God, go I.'                                           --Harley Hahn

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