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My emacs is suddenly hanging on ido-mode... Even when I start up with:

emacs -Q

and then do:

M-x ido-mode

it still hangs. I have used ido-mode in the past without any problems, but suddenly I can't get it to load...

GNU Emacs 24.1.1

I've never had this problem in the past and I haven't changed my configuration at all. How do I solve the hanging issue?

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I had this problem and stumbled upon the following solution:

Basically, a "stale" ~/.ido.last will cause ido-mode to hang. Remove it and you should be good to go.

rm ~/.ido.last
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i just downloaded 24.2.2 and didn't have this issue, nor did i in 24.1.x either. sorry man. – pjammer Sep 21 '12 at 23:01
yeah it doesn't happen very often. actually I've only seen it happen once but couldn't find the solution, hence the self-answer here :) – mgalgs Sep 22 '12 at 4:44

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