Vim insert mode requires 'i' three times

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Fri Mar 14 11:47:48 UTC 2008

On 2008-03-13 23:22, Troy <troy at> wrote:
> 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.

It sounds like you are using the wrong terminal type.

Is this a console-based session of VIM?  Is it under X11?

What is your TERM value?

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