Re: I installed debian 3.0.. it's great, but...
I've never had the slightest trouble with this in Debian.
Are you using a non-standard keyboard, or is there anything
unusual about your setup? If its just a Netwinder it should
work. Make sure you have TERM=linux in your environment.
Maybe try vim instead of nvi? Does it only misbehave when
running X or does it do it at the console as well?
My XF86Config-4 contains:
Identifier "Default Keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
There is nothing really special here, just typical defaults.
Maybe make sure you have ncurses installed? I should think that
you certainly would, but apps like vim use ncurses for their
terminal drivers, so an incorrect TERM environment variable
can cause strange behavior.
Thats all I can think of:
a. Problem w/ TERM environment var
b. Bogus settings in XF86Config-4
Patrice LaFlamme wrote:
Fun with terminal types 101.
Getting it to work consistently in all apps under console, x, screen,
is black magic. Shouldn't be, but it is :(
Before I had debian it was all ok :(
Quick fix for misbehaving terminals: Type "stty erase <backspace>",
which will probably print ^H instead... then it will work. Don't
that doesn't work