Bug 10389 - Very obscure screen+vim combo bug
Summary: Very obscure screen+vim combo bug
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: vim
Version: 6.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-03-28 15:33 UTC by Steve Wills
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2000-03-30 14:46:21 UTC

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Description Steve Wills 2000-03-28 15:33:21 UTC
As root on the console (not X), start screen, then run vim inside screen.
Enter some text, then press the backspace key. It displays a literal "^?"
instead of actually backspacing. Note this doesn't happen when doing this
from X or as any other user.

Comment 1 Luca Bonomi 2000-03-30 14:46:59 UTC
This happens to me when I "su" to another user and then run vi.
Note that it happens only for "konsole" and not for "kvt".
Maybe something wrong with the xterm terminfo.

Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-10-17 09:44:59 UTC
Looks like the "screen" termcap and terminfo were out of sync; I can't reproduce
it w/ ncurses 5.1-5+termcap 11.0.1-3 anymore.

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