Subject: Re: Funky vi editing escapE in X on alphas... why? any fix?
To: None <Robertdkeys@aol.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Carl Lowenstein <email@example.com>
Date: 07/26/2003 21:14:07
> From: Robertdkeys@aol.com
> Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2003 23:10:27 EDT
> Subject: Re: Funky vi editing escapE in X on alphas... why? any fix?
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org, mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA
> CC: port-alpha@NetBSD.org
> Setting escapetime>1, e.g., 5, had no effect on the case flipping.
> I also noticed that in command mode, just moving a cursor around
> and pressing escape at any cursor position flipped the case on the
> character wherever the cursor was placed.
> Baaaaad karma....(:+\\.....
Keyboard setup. Your F11 key is not mapped to <esc> but to some
other combination which includes ~ and also <esc>/
> For now, the only fix seems to edit in vi outside X on this alpha.
> Also, the same thing happened using vim.
> It does not happen on any of my Sun boxes. Whatever is
> doing it may be alpha specific or dec specific.
> Vague memory seems to suggest that I saw this happen one
> time before, but I am unable to recall on what, exactly. Does this
> happen on a pmax box?
What happens in an xterm window from from a shell prompt if you run "od -cb"
I try here, with input: <esc>,x,x,<ctrl>[,x,x,<cr>,<ctrl>d
(commas just to show separate characters, not to be typed)
[cdl@iota cdl]$ od -cb
0000000 033 x x 033 x x \n
033 170 170 033 170 170 012
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