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Re: vim black areas after starting screen

From: Chris Henderson
Subject: Re: vim black areas after starting screen
Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 22:07:13 +1000

On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 9:10 PM, Stephane Chazelas
<address@hidden> wrote:
> On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 08:53:06PM +1000, Chris Henderson wrote:
>  > I have a problem which is a bit hard to describe. Here's a background
>  > on my system: bash shell, term outside screen is xterm-color, term
>  > inside screen is screen.
>  >
>  > Once I am inside screen and want to vim edit, say, a 5 line PHP file,
>  > the 5 line of code will be color but the rest of the file will be
>  > black. But my shell or vim background is always white. Now if I go to
>  > that black region and keep hitting enter (or return) the black region
>  > will turn into white. I also have this issue when I ssh to another
>  > host from inside screen: the bash shell of that host will be black
>  > (while it's supposed to be white).
>  [...]
>  Looks like some bce (bacakground-color-erase) setting issue.
>  You may want to play with the bce and defbce and/or update your
>  terminfo entry for screen.
>  See:
>  info Screen --index-search=bce
>  info Screen --index-search=defbce
>  Also, my experience is that the terminfo entry for
>  "xterm-color" generally doesn't describe correctly most xterm
>  implementations, so you may want to try some that better
>  describes your terminal. For instance, if your terminal is the
>  XFree86 xterm with 256 color support, xterm-256color is a better
>  one.

Thanks for your help. This issue has been resolved. In my ~/.bashrc
term was set to xterm-color and that was causing these issues. I
removed this entry and all good. The default shell is now xterm (after
removing the term entry from .bashrc).

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