Im not a newbie, but i feel this is a newbie question, and techinically i am new to ubuntu.
Brand new vanilla 12.04 server install
Putty set up to utilize 256 color mode
as root on server:
mkdir -p .vim/colors
echo "set t_Co=256" >> .vim/.vimrc
echo "colorscheme grb256" >> .vim/.vimrc
All looks correct to me. However, instead of getting this: http://www.vimninjas.com/images/posts/10vim/grb256.png
i get this unbearable site: http://img42.com/UHEDk
Can anyone point out the proper steps to set up ubuntu 12.04, vim to use 256 colors in a terminal emulator?