Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 501621
gvim does nothing from cmd line, empty frame when run from konqueror context menu
Last modified: 2009-05-26 03:49:05 EDT
Description of problem:
When gvim is run from konsole cmd line, it does not produce a visible gui window. The gvim process runs (10618 below) but does nothing. All you can do is hit crtl-c and you see this:
$ gvim t.gds
^CICE default IO error handler doing an exit(), pid = 10618, errno = 4
When gvim is run from a right click in a context menu in konqueror, an empty VIM gui appear with just a frame and not menu and the file does not appear in the gui frame. To kill it you can click the close "x" several times and goes away.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Always does this
Steps to Reproduce:
1. attempt to open a file with gvim on konsole cmd line
2. Nothing happens but gvim process seems to run
3. Ctrl-c kills it.
No gvim gui comes up. If run from konqueror context menu, VIM gui frame comes up but with no menu and opened file does not appear in the frame.
gvim gui should come up with a menu and the opened file visible.
gvim -u NONE -U NONE filename
makes no difference.
When run from kde alt-F2 nothing happens except gvim process runs (no gui). Don't know if it works in gnome (don't run it).
vim works as expected. vim -g says gui support not enabled when compiled.
FWIW, for my install, gvim works find in gnome. It only has the problem in kde.
Found a workaround for the problem. See bug 501427 which is essentially a duplicate of this.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 501427 ***
Per bug 501427 comment 10