Subject: Re: pcvt and screen lengths
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Andreas Wrede <>
List: port-i386
Date: 12/12/1997 00:58:37
On Thu, 11 Dec 1997 14:42:10 PST Bill Studenmund writes
> I've had a long-standing problem with pcvt, which I've ignored until now.
> Whenever I use vi (and occasionally more), only half the screen gets
> filled with text. For instance, when I vi a file, the top 16 lines are
> filled with text. If I type ^L, these 16 lines are re-drawn. If, however,
> I scroll down the page, the rest of the lines get filled in. Does anyone
> know why this would be happening?

I hunted a long time for this one. Try 'stty 9600' or better yet, set the speed for
the default entry in gettytab to 9600.

Andreas Wrede              Planix, Inc.         Networking, System Administration, Consulting      Toronto, Ontario, Canada