Vim insert mode requires 'i' three times

Troy troy at
Fri Mar 14 04:38:54 UTC 2008

I'm not sure if anyone has seen this but it started a few months ago.
When I startup vim I have to hit 'i' three times to get it to go into
insert mode.  I started troubleshooting my .vimrc file and figured out
that as long as I have a .vimrc file, even if it's completely blank it
exhibits this behavior.  I notice that there is a 'c' letter in the buffer
upon startup but again there is nothing that is in the .vimrc file that is
causing this to load.  

If I delete the .vimrc file and start the program, I can hit 'i' once and it will go into insert mode like it's
supposed to.  

I have had this problem on 6.3 and just upgraded to 7.0 and it still is
there. This is happening on two different FreeBSD machines.  

One machine is running:


Anyone have any idea why this is happening?


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