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As many other Linux users EMACS is an important part of my installation. After installing EMACS on Elementary 5.0 Juno I couldn't manage to open it from the launcher icon, nor from the command line.

Searching the web I discovered that other people had the same problem on other Ubuntu derived distro, and the solution seems to open EMACS from the cli with

XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1  emacs

Although an alias into ~/.bashrc solved the problem. This is quite strange and I still I don't get (my fault) what the issue is, after all EMACS has a central role for many Linux users.

Can somebody explain this solution, and whether there is a better way to solve the issue without going through aliases?

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