Thursday, November 13, 2014

Emacs: Lisp error: (error "Invalid face" modeline)

After upgrading to the latest version of emacs, I got this error:  'Lisp error: (error "Invalid face" modeline)'.
After a little research it came down to the modeline color command:
 (set-face-background 'modeline "plum")
(set-face-foreground 'modeline "black")
The problem was "modeline" has been replaced with "mode-line".
(set-face-background 'mode-line "plum")
(set-face-foreground 'mode-line "black")

Now emacs is happy, and I'm happy too.


Anonymous said...

Thanks! Helped with my school server settings, did not realize they upgraded various software and your post helped out.

Rodney Price said...

I ran into this today. Thanks for your help.