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Old 10-24-2005, 11:10 AM   #1
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terminal error with vi editor


Hi,

Whenever i try to open vi editor i am getting the following error


E558: Terminal entry not found in terminfo
'Linux' not known. Available builtin terminals are:
builtin_riscos
builtin_amiga
builtin_beos-ansi
builtin_ansi
builtin_pcansi
builtin_win32
builtin_vt320
builtin_vt52
builtin_xterm
builtin_iris-ansi
builtin_debug
builtin_dumb
defaulting to 'ansi'


I am not able to do anything in vi editor

Thanks in advance
 
Old 10-24-2005, 01:29 PM   #2
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What distro? What kind of session are you running?

If you type "echo $TERM" what do you get?

If you're opening a terminal session from with Gnome or KDE (or most other methods) setting your term to xterm should work:

export TERM=xterm

However the "builtin_xxxxxx" stuff is new to me. It makes me wonder if you don't have the terminfo stuff installed so its having to rely on some distro specific builting terminal capabilities rather than the reall terminfo stuff.

Basically the TERM is a file that tells the OS how to talk to your terminal. xterm is a modified termtype of the old vt100 designed for X-Windows usage.
 
  


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