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Re: Cursor movement screwy on remote sessions.

From: kgold
Subject: Re: Cursor movement screwy on remote sessions.
Date: 23 Sep 2004 20:56:33 GMT

Ged Haywood <address@hidden> writes:
> I use emacs remotely all over the place.  One particular problem gives
> me great grief, only when using emacs remotely.
> The cursor doesn't reliably move to the place it's supposed to go to
> on the screen, with the result that you're inserting/deleting text at
> a place diffeent from the one you see on the screen until you refresh.
> The problem occurs mostly when I'm using an instance of Emacs which is
> running on a machine in Sheffield, England, but I'm sitting in Ceret,
> France running an xterm on my local machine.  The screen is about 190
> columns dies and 70 rows.  X is not running on the remote host and the
> version of Emacs on there was compiled without X.  Until today it was
> version 21.2 but now it's 21.3 and that has made no difference to the
> problem.
> [snip]
> Any suggestions?

Another possibility.  Do you have emacs on the local Ceret machine, or
can you install it?

The way I do remote editing is with ftp.  emacs will automatically use
ftp to read and write the file on the remote machine.  Not only should
it eliminate your problem, but performance should be much better,
since editing is done locally.  And you'll be using your emacs with
your .emacs, not what they happen to install in Sheffield.

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