About new console driver and applications behavior

Bruce Cran bruce at cran.org.uk
Sun Dec 13 15:07:59 UTC 2009

On Sun, 13 Dec 2009 17:55:28 +0300
Alex Keda <admin at lissyara.su> wrote:

> hi!
> After latest changes in FreeBSD i have another behavior for
> applications such as vi, ee, vim ...
> Previously - if I open file for edit and close it - on screen stay
> file text. Now, if I close file - on screen - nothing - only
> 'vim /etc/rc.conf'
> Some behavior for top.
> if I set TERM=cons25r - it as an before, but, vim's behavior not 
> adequacy - it forget about many keyboard buttons (such as arrow)
> I see it only with using X - in clean console - all OK.
> if I open ssh session to remote server - all OK.
> Problem exists only locally.

There was a discussion on svn-src-all a few days ago, and on another
mailing list a few months ago. See
for the most recent discussion, which contains links to the previous
one too.

Bruce Cran

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