SUMMARY: flaky term defs in vi under sol 7 w/ cde

From: Sweth Chandramouli (
Date: Wed Feb 03 1999 - 14:05:43 CST

        <> suggested setting TERM to xterm
instead of dtterm, and <> suggested unsetting
LD_LIBRARY_PATH; neither of these, however, have helped, and the
problem continues. any other suggestions?

        -- sweth.

On Thu, Jan 28, 1999 at 02:06:53PM -0500, Sweth Chandramouli wrote:
> i recently upgraded from solaris 2.5.1 to solaris 7. now,
> whenever i open a terminal window inside a cde session, i find that
> the terminal definitions seem to get corrupted. they start out fine,
> but within an hour or two, the window seems to forget where the
> cursor is, and will start displaying text in the wrong place--often,
> instead of moving to the next line after a newline, it advances the
> cursor to the last or next to last position of the current line.
> this mainly happens when i use vi, but has happened on occasion to
> the output of an ls or something from the command line. hitting ^l
> redraws the screen correctly, but the problem always recurs within
> a few minutes; the only way to "fix" it is to close the window and
> open another one. (i mostly use dtterm, but i think it happened
> once when i had an xterm window open as well.)
> any suggestions as to what is happening?
> tia,
> sweth.

Sweth Chandramouli
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