Re: [dwm] Characters still mess up in Xterm/RXVT

From: Asbjørn Clemmensen <>
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2007 18:09:24 +0100

On Fri, Nov 23, 2007 at 02:11:24PM +0100, Pieter Verberne wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've wrote earlier about this issue. Well, things have become better
> since the last time I wrote on this but I'm still having troubles:
> for example, when I type 'ls' I get this:
> $ ls
> altroot boot bsd.rd etc mnt root stand tmp var
> bin bsd dev home obsd sbin sys usr
> Now I open a new xterm (Alt+Shift+Enter) and hit Alt+Enter to switch
> back to my previous xterm with the ls. All I see now is this:
> $ ls
> altroot boot bsd.rd etc mnt root
> bin bsd dev home obsd sbin
> $
> So from 'stand' and 'sys' the lines are cut off! This really makes -much-
> less usable. This occurs both with Xterm and rxvt. (Kai once gave me the
> advice to use urxvt but OpenBSD does not have a port for it.)

Are you sure they're not just calling it rxvt-unicode - that's what they do on
FreeBSD, and that's what's commonly referred to as urxvt. Googling for
"OpenBSD rxvt-unicode" brings up results that look usable.

> Using 'screen' does make things better but I don't want to use it.
> Another problem I often get with Nvi is that after resizing xterm, VI
> gives the following error:
> +=+=+=+=+=+=+=+
> Window resize interrupted
> text input mode
> And when I type 'j' :
> Error: move: l(19) c(48) o(0
> (Anselm R. Garbe: You are working on st wich should solve these issues,
> isn't it? How is st doing now?)
> I really like dwm. Especially it's 'smallness' but I just have to get
> rid of all this struggling.
> Pieter Verberne

- Asbjørn
Received on Fri Nov 23 2007 - 18:09:48 UTC

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