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Old 04-25-2017, 01:02 PM   #1
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NEDIT for SUSE 42.2, strange display


I have been using NEDIT on old installations for years.
Now I upgraded my system to SUSE 42.2 and installed NEDIT over the official WEB Page:

http://software.opensuse.org/downloa...&package=nedit

This installation results in an executable binary

/usr/bin/nedit

which is started with command

nedit

So far everything is fine!

But the display from nedit very often (but not always) is corrupted as can be seen in the attached screenshot

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In this mode nedit certainly cannot be used! Is there a way to have the new nedit in SUSE 42.2 environment to behave as well as did the predecessor in SUSE 13.2 distribution?

In fact I have noted the following:

nedit works correctly if the top left corner of its window is at the top left corner of the screen. That's also where it is initially placed! But if the window is moved elsewhere on the screen the misbehaving starts!

Last edited by stamcose; 04-25-2017 at 01:19 PM.
 
Old 04-25-2017, 01:44 PM   #2
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I've not heard of nedit and it's not in the opensuse 42.2 repos.
Why not try one of the editors that's made to work in opensuse from the repo. I use vim, but there are quite a few to choose.
 
Old 04-25-2017, 02:48 PM   #3
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"nedit" used to be on the repos. To the extent it works correctly as the previous versions did (SUSE environment?) it should have been kept. Why?

"wim" I do not think is an alternative! It seams to be some slightly modified version of the classic UNIX "vi"!
"kwrite" is basically OK but a working "nedit" is in my view to prefer! One example, it supports "regular expressions"! And there are some other useful features!

To make the matter even more strange:

I made these bad experiences with a fresh SUSE 42.2 installation on a modern and powerful I3 system with Asus Z170-P mother board. Performing exactly the same installation steps for an old and extremly slow AMD 3000+ system "nedit" behaved as it should!
 
Old 04-25-2017, 09:54 PM   #4
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It is in fact the symbol showing the position of the cursor that does not get erased when the cursor moves on!
Appearently some kind of "timing issue" on too fast maschines?

Actually this "cursor trace" can be erased by switching back and forwards between "full screen mode" and
"part screen mode"
 
Old 04-26-2017, 01:24 AM   #5
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i found that nedit behaved weirdly when i tried to customize it.
maybe try to move any nedit config files out of the way, and restart?
 
Old 04-26-2017, 03:01 AM   #6
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Where are the configuration files?

Trying as root

find -name '*nedit*' I get in addition to ".snapshots" only

/usr/share/doc/packages/nedit
/usr/share/doc/packages/nedit/nedit.doc
/usr/share/man/man1/nedit-client.1x.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/nedit.1x.gz
/usr/share/applications/nedit.desktop
/usr/share/pixmaps/nedit-icon.png
/usr/share/zsh/functions/Completion/X/_nedit
/usr/share/susehelp/meta/Manuals/Productivity/nedit.desktop
/usr/share/digikam/geolocationedit
/usr/bin/nedit
/usr/bin/nedit-client
/home/mats/.kde4/share/apps/RecentDocuments/nedit.ymp.desktop
/home/mats/.nedit
/home/mats/.nedit/nedit.history
/home/mats/tracenedit
/root/.nedit
/root/.nedit/nedit.history

No configuration file!
 
Old 04-26-2017, 03:28 AM   #7
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From /usr/share/doc/packages/nedit/nedit.doc:

---------------
GETTING STARTED
---------------
NEdit is a single stand-alone executable file which can be installed by
simply copying the appropriate executable "nedit" for your system. Both
sources and executables are available from http://www.nedit.org. The
optional "nc" (NEdit Client) program is also available for users who want to
run nedit in client/server mode.

There are some command line options, I used

nedit -nowrap
 
Old 04-26-2017, 04:36 AM   #8
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Maybe it would make sense to look at its changelog. Maybe there is a clue to why it is in an optional repo instead of a main repo. At least there you could see who is the maintainer and report your observations to his email address. I installed it 2.3.4 in 42.1 and it seems to have no trouble with fonts running in a KDE3 session. Last patch was about 18 months ago.
 
Old 04-30-2017, 05:51 AM   #9
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The NEDIT project has been discontinued! The project homepage has been closed and the Email adress to "developers" for bug reporting is erased!

I will have to migrate to another editor! With "kwrite" the cursor certainly does not leave a trace on the screen!

PS: The previous version of NEDIT that worked fine with earlier SUSE installations does not start because the library "libXp.so.6" is not found in SUSE 42.2
 
Old 04-30-2017, 07:28 AM   #10
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If you really want to use it, try this:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/nedit/
from my point of view it should work, if you compile it from source, probably an old version is incompatible with your os.

NEdit was (almost) abandoned in 2010 or even earlier, but it looks like there is a new version (mainly with bugfixes) available now: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NEdit
 
Old 06-28-2017, 11:39 AM   #11
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I had the same problem on Suse42.3: blurred display in nedit when scrolling except when the window was placed in the
top left corner. The remedy was to change fonts e.g. to terminal (bitstream) or fixed. Fortunately nedit still works
as nicely as ever.
 
Old 06-28-2017, 02:52 PM   #12
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I use SciTE for all editing on both Windows and Linux machines. It's lightweight, easy to install and does syntax highlighting for several languages.
 
Old 06-28-2017, 08:29 PM   #13
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You might like kate, since you use KDE. Kate is among the most powerful editors there are.
 
  


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