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From: Kevin O'Gorman <kogorman@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] vim(1) barks at root, and no other
Date: Thu, 08 Jul 2010 16:11:34
1 For some reason, when I use vim as 'root' I get sporadic messages "no
2 protocol specified" that show up on the console, in such a way that I think
3 it's going to /dev/console. It gets into the text I'm editing, but isn't
4 really there because ^L clears it.
6 Save for some abbreviations related to the account, there's no differrence
7 between /root/.vimrc and the one in my home directory, but only root sees
8 this behavior. Even strings(1) does not find that message in /usr/bin/vim.
9 It happens twice to the console before vim takes over the window, and
10 sporadically during editing. I haven't seen any pattern to what I'm doing
11 when it happens.
13 Anybody have a clue where it's coming from?
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16 Kevin O'Gorman, PhD