1.3.2: Vim cursor position incorrect in bash on Win 2k

TWEDE, ROGER (HP-Boise, ex1) roger_twede@hp.com
Tue Jun 19 16:20:00 GMT 2001

This problem appears to originate when NuTCracker is installed on the
By uninstalling the NuTCracker Operating Environment the vi sessions and
cursor positions began to function normally.

>  -----Original Message-----
> From: 	TWEDE,ROGER (HP-Boise,ex1)  
> Sent:	Tuesday, June 19, 2001 5:08 PM
> To:	'cygwin@cygwin.com'
> Cc:	TWEDE,ROGER (HP-Boise,ex1)
> Subject:	1.3.2: Vim cursor position incorrect in bash on Win 2k
> Host: 	MS Windows 2000 Professional
> 	5.00.2195
> 	Service Pack 2
> 	x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping
> 	6
> 	AT/AT Compatible
> 	256 MB Ram
> Cygwin: Newly downloaded fresh from cygwin.com using setup.exe -----  DLL
> version 1.3.2
> Problem:
> After starting the vi editor the cursor remains in the top left corner
> when inserting characters, effectively overwriting each typed character
> over the previous one.
> The characters will get inserted in memory and can then be saved, but the
> editing is not visible since it all happens in a single character
> location.
> The cursor coordinates on the bottom line update just fine to display the
> cursor location (ie 5,23).
> If a file is opened which is larger than a single screen and one attempts
> to scroll down (using 'j' for example) the cursor coordinates change.
> When the cursor position reaches what should be the bottom of the window
> the last line or two of text are updated and "scroll" through the file
> lines while the upper majority of the window remains unchanged and
> displays always the initial top lines of the file.
> If the full window is forced to change (ie jump to end of file) the vi
> window shows the lines at the end of the file correctly, however the
> cursor still remains in the upper left corner (does not move to the end of
> the file)
> Scrolling up seems to cause a full update of all lines and therefore the
> correct text is displayed.
> This may have more to do with Win 2k than CygWin itself.
> We have seen Cygwin VIM function properly on one Win 2k system and exhibit
> this problem on the second one we installed it on but have no clue as to
> why Cygwin exhibits this behavior on the second.
> Are there known incompatibilities with other possibly installed packages
> on Win 2k?
> Thanks,
> Roger

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