Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 9200
vim contacts DISPLAY even in non-gui mode
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:54 EDT
export DISPLAY TERM
You will be greeted by
X connection to haey.ifi.uio.no:0 broken (explicit kill or server
This is due to the vim code unconditionally contacting the X server
even in text mode! That's just utterly bogus, IMO.
The offending feature is XTERM_CLIP.
Workaround: Set TERM to vt102 instead of xterm...
This should be fixed in vim-5.6-4 in Raw Hide or vim-5.6-5 in Piglet. Please
reopen this bug if you find that upgrading the vim-enhanced package does not
correct the problem.