[TriLUG] one more fresh system question: vi weird
sgblanch at gmail.com
Thu May 11 12:41:11 EDT 2006
Just curious, but are you really in vim? It sounds like you are in nvi
or a similar vi clone. Edge is ubuntu, right? Try running
'update-alternatives --display vi' to be certain you have vim. If you
are in vim, maybe a 'set nocompatible' will fix it. Other than that,
I am stumped.
As for INSERT, etc I think that is vim specific and enabled using 'set showmode'
On 5/11/06, Brian Henning <brian at strutmasters.com> wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> One more thing that's odd about my fresh Edge install, and that's
> vi[m]. I'm sure it's just a setting I'm missing somewhere, but here's
> the symptoms:
> My special keys (don't know the proper term.. Backspace, Home, End,
> Delete, etc) aren't working normally. Confusing things happen.
> Backspace, for example, sometimes capitalizes the character under the
> cursor, or does something else (I think depending on what key I press
> next), and generally kicks me out of Insert mode. I know those keys are
> always iffy in *nix terminals, but they used to work the way I expected
> before I reloaded.
> Also, the mode indicator (that usually says -- INSERT -- or -- REPLACE
> -- in the command line when in insert or replace mode) now never shows
> up. I have to guess if I'm insert mode by what happens when I press
> other keys.
> I don't remember having to make config changes to get this going in
> previous attempts.. and this seems independent of my terminal emulator,
> because the behavior is the same even if I switch to a textmode virtual
> terminal (with Ctrl+Alt+F[1-6]), or if I ssh in from outside.
> Sorry I'm asking a bunch of clueless questions lately.. Anybody have
> some insight they'd be willing to lend?
> Brian A. Henning
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