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Can't use the su method, since I don't really want to veer from the Ubuntu default too much. ssh is right out (for localhost? I ask you!).

It shows a "Waiting for prompts from remote shell". And that's it, apparently. Or is it just that incredibly slow?

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Just upgrade tramp to 2.1.18 (if you are against emacs-23.1)

$ wget
$ tar xvf tramp-2.1.18.tar.gz
$ cd tramp-2.1.18
$ ./configure --with-contrib
$ make 
$ sudo make install

This will install new tramp to /usr/local/share/emacs

Emacs will find it automagically.

P.S. This operation needs texinfo and libgnome2-dev.

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Thanks -- this worked. Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with Emacs 23.1.1. Installed latest 2.1 tramp (2.1.19) and dependencies. My username on the remote machine is different to my local username so I used "USERNAME@%h" in your answer here:… – SabreWolfy Jul 26 '11 at 11:53

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