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Saturday, May 8th, 2010

N900, xterm, screen and ViM

Categories: [ IT ]

For some reason, the xterm on the Nokia N900 sends KP_Enter instead of simply Enter when pressing the Enter key. The result is that ViM inserts an “M” in addition to starting a new line. Maemo bug #6009 discusses the problem, and thankfully there's a fix (because the problem was identified in December 2009 and nobody is actually taking care of it, so it probably won't be corrected any time soon).

In the .screenrc file, add the line bindkey -a -k fe stuff ˆM. You can also fix a currently running screen by pressing C-a : and typing the same bindkey command.

[ Posted on May 8th, 2010 at 23:47 | 1 comment | ]

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