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newbie/strange problem with vi

Posted by funtoy1001 
newbie/strange problem with vi
October 29, 2010 04:48PM
Installed uboot with http://jeff.doozan.com/debian/uboot/
installed debian squeeze with http://jeff.doozan.com/debian/uboot/
reboot to debian fine but have an issue with vi
When I start vi from putty on a Win7 machine, I can use the cursor keys to move around on my file. However, I can't do that any more if vi is in insert mode. upper arrow will insert a blank line over the cursor and display a upper A. Down arrow will do the same except B is displayed. Left arrow is D and right arrow is C.
With the same putty, I can use vi fine with another machine.
Is this a configuration issue?

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 10/30/2010 12:14AM by funtoy1001.
Re: newbie/strange problem with vi
October 30, 2010 12:06PM
Have you already installed vim on your dockstar? vim replaces vi with a more functional version.
apt-get install vim
Re: newbie/strange problem with vi
October 30, 2010 12:22PM
No, I have not tried vim because I am using nano. I just surprised why cursor keys work when in non-insert mode but not in insert mode.

I just installed vim and it works and has no issues with cursor keys! Thanks.

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