I am doing some project work and for that using the server at college with SSH connection.
Every time I try to open emacs on the terminal after connecting, it opens emacs in the terminal itself I.e. not its own window. On my laptop on which Ubuntu is installed, emacs always opens up in its own window an thats how I am used to it. There are several problems when it opens in the terminal like when I try to use commands such as M-V, actually terminal's view menu opens up, its very frustrating. Also I am pretty sure that the college server runs on red hat and has X installed on it. So what do I need to do to get my emacs window back.
EDIT: I finally got a solution for this nagging problem, so I though I'd share it. Just go to the edit->Keyboard shortcuts and disable the menu access keys. Problem solved, no need to open emacs in its own window. Source : http://draptik.wordpress.com/2010/01/15/using-basic-emacs-keybindings-in-gnome-terminal/