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VIM Question

Postby RyanBeck26 » Sun Mar 03, 2002 4:01 pm

I use mandrake 8.1 at work and OSX at the house. I love my OSX, but the vi editor on my linux box is easier to use. i.e. when I page up or page down, it moves my cursor up a page or down a page rather than just displaying the page above or below. [img]images/icons/confused.gif"%20border="0[/img]

Also, I do not have the 'mode' (ie "insert") display when I use vi on OSX. I thought maybe it was a shell thing, so I installed bash, then I thought maybe it is a vi thing, so I tried installing vim 6.0 from It acted like it installed successfully, but when I tried to run vim I received the following error:

vim can't open library: /usr/X11R6/lib/libXext.6.dylib (No such file or directory, errno = 2)

If anyone has any ideas, I would love to hear them. Thanks!
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Re: VIM Question

Postby orange1 » Wed Mar 06, 2002 1:14 pm

looks like what you're running is trying to use Xwindows.
few things i'd try:
first, make sure your ncurses is up to date:
if you want, try to install Xwindows.
i'd say try the vim from here, but it's giving me similar errors:
% vim
dyld: vim can't open library: /usr/X11R6/lib/libXaw.7.dylib (No such file or directory, errno = 2)
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