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Old 10-28-2009, 11:53 PM   #1
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gvim sits there like a stump on a log

Wish I could say more. I type "gvim" in a terminal, and I get nothing. No gui, no error, no output - nada. This is a new machine (gentoo, x86_64, running kde4). My old machine(s) (gentoo, 32-bit, kde3.5) never had this issue. Truly stumped. I don't even know where this thing logs. Any ideas?
Old 10-30-2009, 05:51 PM   #2
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Do you have gvim installed, or just regular Vim? Does Vim work? I think for Debian I had to manually install that bit:
Might be worth checking, just in case.

I'm assuming you're running this within a terminal window from an existing X session... otherwise you'd be seeing some kind of 'can't connect to display' errors.
Old 10-30-2009, 05:56 PM   #3
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Hello GaijinPunch,

it is like MBybee wrote, you'll need to install vim and gvim which also in Gentoo are different packages.



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