Bug 187297 - last line not updated properly in gnome-terminal with vim as root
last line not updated properly in gnome-terminal with vim as root
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: vim (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Karsten Hopp
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2006-03-29 15:28 EST by Keith Howanitz
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-04-05 05:44:58 EDT
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Description Keith Howanitz 2006-03-29 15:28:44 EST
Description of problem:
When in gnome-terminal (does not happen in e.g. Ctrl-Alt-F2 system terminal),
edit long file with vi (e.g. vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf). Scroll down with j. The new
line will append the text from the previous line for anything longer than the
current line. Does not work for normal user, only after issuing su - root

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
VIM - Vi IMproved 6.4 (2005 Oct 15, compiled Mar  9 2006 09:43:24)
Included patches: 2-7

How reproducible: Any file tested, as long as 
1) in gnome-terminal
2) logged in as root (su - root)

Steps to Reproduce:
1. start gnome-terminal
2. su - root
3. vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf
4. scroll down with "j"
Actual results:
new line appended with text from previous longer line

Expected results:
only new line

Additional info:
vim or gnome-terminal bug???
Comment 1 Karsten Hopp 2007-04-05 05:44:58 EDT
This is supposed to be fixed with the latest release. Please reopen if this
happens again and don't forget to include the exact package versions of vim and

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