Re: Syntax Highlighting: Vim 7, Debian
- Gregory Margo wrote:
>On Tue, May 30, 2006 at 02:44:17PM -0400, Chisum Lindauer wrote:Just letting everyone know that I got it working finally. I purged the
>>Hello all I've just worked on trying to get this to work a few hours
>>with no luck, so I thought I'd consult the community.
>>In short, my syntax highlighting doesn't work. Not in vim or vim
>>-g/gvim. I've tried the easy things like :snytax enable or :syntax on
>>and manually loading a colorscheme but to no effect.
>>I recently did an apt-get upgrade which broke my X install.
>>Once I had fixed that and returned to the world of GUI's I found my
>>syntax highlighting didn't work. The color test shows all the colors
>>properly however. (Select it from the syntax menu in gvim).
>>At first I thought it might be because of my terminal, but changing that
>>using tset and/or setting my TERM environment variable to xterm-color
>>helped not in the least. It's not just a color problem anyhow, as bold
>>and italics don't work on syntax either. It's not a colorscheme bug
>>either, as I've tried using several colorschemes and get the same
>>results (though it will change the bgcolor an fgcolor in gvim).
>>I tried removing and reinstalling gvim as well, but the problem
>>persists. Needless to say, now that I'm used to syntax highlighting
>>being without it feels like losing an arm.
>>The only error message I've ever seen regarding the syntax is when I
>>opened up gvim and select on/off for This file under the syntax menu, it
>>tells me that my colorscheme can not be found when parsing
>>syntax/synload.vim. This error doesn't happen except when I first load
>>vim, and only if I don't change the colorscheme before hand. This might
>>be a clue for someone, but probably not.
>>Also if I log into our server ssh -X and use gvim over the network,
>>syntax highlighting does work, of course, that doesn't say a damn thing
>>either. It just makes me think that it's probably a configuration file
>>of some sort...
>>I hope someone has an idea, I sure as hell don't.
>If you have both vim-6 and vim-7 installed, there may be a conflict,
>especially if you try to share a ~/.vim directory. I'm running under
>Debian Stable, and have the default vim-6.3.82 installed, and have a
>locally compiled vim-7.0.15 installed also (with binary name 'vim7').
>Syntax highlighting works find under either. However,
>I've kept them seperated with different .vimrc files, and different
>Try this: in an xterm (version 4.3.0.dfsg.1-14sarge1) run
>"/path/to/your/vim7 -u NONE".
>Now type ":help" - you should see black-n-white help text.
>Now type ":syntax on" - you should see the help with syntax highlighting.
>If does not work, it could be the color settings of the xterm itself.
>Since you mentioned breaking your X setup, could it be that you're
>running a bleeding edge Debian Unstable (etch) system?
apt-get vim packages, deleted my own .vimrc and .gvimrc files and
installed from source (though it said I had no terminal library so I
installed ncurses from source as well).
I think it was a combination of issues, in part it was because I had
messed with the config files before and I think something was wrong with
my .vimrc and .gvimrc files, in addition I don't think it had the
terminal support it needed (as even under different users with default
.vimrc and .gvimrc files the problem persisted before). Thank you all
for your help :) vim -u NONE is quite handy, and I learned more about
vim and debian to boot.