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Re: GNU screen VIM / terminal garbling on OS X and Cygwin?

From: Seth House
Subject: Re: GNU screen VIM / terminal garbling on OS X and Cygwin?
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 04:02:36 -0700

Thank you for the feedback Fredrik and Matto!

Two quick followups:

Fredrik, it appears that the Fink-installed ncurses is GNU ncurses,
but I don't know about the shipped-with-OS X ncurses. Nor do I know
how to tell which screen is using. Unfortunately strace is beyond my
current skill-set. Do you think it might be helpful to start a similar
thread on the Vim mailing list?

Matto, I actually run xterm under Apple's X11 primarily, however the
problem also occurs with

- whiteinge

On Wed, 9 Mar 2005 17:03:58 -0700, Seth House <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hello!
> I've tried to find this information by searching the list archives and
> Google, and have spent some time trying to figure this out for myself
> to no avail. Part of my problem may be that I'm not entirely sure what
> to search for. I would greatly appreciate any advice you all could
> offer since this has crippled my ability to use screen on my non-Linux
> boxen, and ^a has become second nature to me!
> When using screen it will frequently garble the terminal display and
> redrawing the display has no effect. This has been most reproducible
> when running Vim and scrolling through the buffer.
> Since I've had trouble describing this to search engines, I recorded a
> little Flash movie of the problem to better describe it to this list.
> It's a little messy looking, but keep an eye out for the statusline in
> Vim moving up a line, effectively hiding the first line of the file,
> and the line numbers repeating themselves just below the statusline.
> Also upon exit the display won't echo the output of any programs until
> I run clear.
> Initially I thought it might be related to my hardstatus entry but the
> problem also happens with the hardstatus example directly from the
> screen manpage. However, it does *not* happen if I run screen without
> a hardstatus. Nor does it happen when I run Vim without screen.
> Here is my ~/.screenrc
> I'm running GNU screen on Mac OS X (Panther) which I installed from
> Fink (version 4.00.02 (FAU) 5-Dec-03), however I have the same problem
> with the version that ships with Panther (3.09.15 (FAU) 13-Mar-03).
> The problem appears both in and xterm under X11. I have
> tried pasting the full text of the /etc/screenrc file that comes with
> Fink into my .screenrc since it has terminfo settings with no effect.
> Lastly, the problem has also shown up in Cygwin (version 4.00.02 (FAU)
> 5-Dec-03) (don't remember where I got the binary).
> Sorry for the long post, and thanks for reading if you got this far, I
> would really, greatly appreciate any advice!
> - whiteinge

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