Subject: bug#2709: emacs doesn't start

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tfs@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> works fine within a terminal window. This is why I think it has to do
> with window system interaction.

This appears to be an issue with libX11 in Fedora, affecting several
applications, and possibly fixed by the latest Fedora libX11.