[linux-elitists] gnome-terminal, screen, Vim: blank screen

Jim Richardson warlock@eskimo.com
Thu Jan 8 13:23:10 PST 2004


On Thu, Jan 08, 2004 at 12:56:09PM -0800, Don Marti wrote:
>I have a sporadic problem with Vim sessions under screen in
>gnome-terminal windows going blank, and I've figured out a way to
>get it to happen almost every time.  Can anyone else duplicate this?
>
>1. Open a new gnome-terminal tab with Control-Shift-t.
>
>2. In the new tab, start a new screen session to run Vim on an
>existing (scratch) file:
>
>  screen vim drivel
>
>3. In Vim, move down several lines with Down, then delete a line
>of text with dd.
>
>4. Go to another gnome-terminal tab with Alt-Left, then use Alt-Right
>to come back to Vim.
>
>5. Press Down several times, then Up several times, then Down
>several times, then Up several times (usually no more than one
>or two down/up cycles).  The screen goes blank.  If I enter Vim's
>insert mode, newly typed text will show up, though.
>
>
>This works with no .vimrc or .screenrc file in place.  I can also
>duplicate it with 
>
>  screen ssh -t host1 vim drivel
>
>and
>
>  ssh -t host2 screen vim drivel
>
>in gnome-terminal tabs.
>
>Debian package versions:
>
>gnome-terminal  2.4.2-1
>screen          4.0.2-1
>vim         1:6.2-149+1


yep, I get the same problem. 

-- 
Jim Richardson     http://www.eskimo.com/~warlock
"`If there's anything more important than my ego around, I 
want it caught and shot now.'"
	-- Zaphod
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