Bug#361030: vim-gnome: running cursor over syntax-colored characters leaves white blobs

Thomer M. Gil debian-bugs at thomer.com
Thu Apr 6 02:59:29 UTC 2006

Package: vim-gnome
Version: 1:6.4-007+1
Severity: normal

A screenshot of this problem is at:


When I create a file, say "test.sql", and write the text:

    INSERT INTO x VALUES ('ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss')

and then run the cursor over the string (by holding down the arrow key
such that it runs all the way from left to right, or from right to
left), then all the 's' characters become little squares (white squares
if the background was black, white squares if the background was white).
Hitting ctrl-l clears up the mess.

The same problem occurs with other syntax-colored files, not only with
.sql files.

I use vim-gnome, run it as gvim -rv; attached is my .vimrc and .gvimrc.

" --------- ~/.vimrc ------------
set ai
set autowrite
set background=dark
set bs=2
set cpt+=k
set cspc=1
set dictionary=/usr/share/dict/words,/usr/share/dict/dutch
set expandtab
set foldmethod=marker
set guioptions=
set helpheight=0
set hidden
set modelines=1
set mouse=
set mousef
set nobackup
set nocp
set nojoinspaces
set noruler
set nohlsearch
set noshowcmd
set noshowmode
set nowrap
set pastetoggle=<M-p>
set report=0
set runtimepath+=/usr/share/lilypond/2.6.3/vim/
set shortmess=ItT
set sb
set scrolloff=1
set sessionoptions+=resize
set shiftround
set sm
set smarttab
set softtabstop=8
set sw=4
set t_kb=
set tabstop=8
set notitle
set vb t_vb=
set viminfo='32,\"1000,:200,f1,ra:,/200,h
set wildmode=longest:full,full
set wildmenu
set history=512

filetype on
filetype plugin on
syntax on

" spelling stuff
let spell_language_list = "english,dutch,german"
let spell_executable = "aspell"
let spell_insert_mode=0
let spell_auto_type = ""

" tag list window stuff
let Tlist_Compact_Format=1
let Tlist_Exit_OnlyWindow=1

" blockwise increment
vnoremap <c-a> :Inc<CR>

" mappings
map ,f :files<CR>
map ,e :e#
vmap ZZ <Esc>ZZ
nmap ,tl :Tlist<cr>


" --------- ~/.gvimrc ------------
set foldmethod=marker
set guiheadroom=0
set guioptions=a
set sessionoptions+=winpos
set vb t_vb=
set guicursor=n-v-c:blinkon0
set nohlsearch
:highlight Folded guibg=blue guifg=yellow gui=bold

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.16
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages vim-gnome depends on:
ii  libart-2.0-2             2.3.17-1        Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libatk1.0-0              1.11.4-1        The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libbonobo2-0             2.14.0-1        Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libbonoboui2-0           2.14.0-1        The Bonobo UI library
ii  libc6                    2.3.6-5         GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libcairo2                1.0.2-3         The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libfontconfig1           2.3.2-5.1       generic font configuration library
ii  libgconf2-4              2.14.0-1        GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglib2.0-0             2.10.1-2        The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-keyring0        0.4.9-1         GNOME keyring services library
ii  libgnome2-0              2.14.0-2        The GNOME 2 library - runtime file
ii  libgnomecanvas2-0        2.14.0-1        A powerful object-oriented display
ii  libgnomeui-0             2.14.0-1        The GNOME 2 libraries (User Interf
ii  libgnomevfs2-0           2.14.0-2        GNOME virtual file-system (runtime
ii  libgpmg1                 1.19.6-22       General Purpose Mouse - shared lib
ii  libgtk2.0-0              2.8.16-1        The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libice6                  6.9.0.dfsg.1-6  Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libncurses5              5.5-1           Shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  liborbit2                1:2.14.0-1      libraries for ORBit2 - a CORBA ORB
ii  libpango1.0-0            1.12.0-2        Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpopt0                 1.7-5           lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii  libsm6                   6.9.0.dfsg.1-6  X Window System Session Management
ii  libx11-6                 6.9.0.dfsg.1-6  X Window System protocol client li
ii  libxcursor1              1.1.3-1         X cursor management library
ii  libxext6                 6.9.0.dfsg.1-6  X Window System miscellaneous exte
ii  libxi6                   6.9.0.dfsg.1-6  X Window System Input extension li
ii  libxinerama1             6.9.0.dfsg.1-6  X Window System multi-head display
ii  libxml2                  2.6.23.dfsg.2-3 GNOME XML library
ii  libxrandr2               6.9.0.dfsg.1-6  X Window System Resize, Rotate and
ii  libxrender1              1:     X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  libxt6                   6.9.0.dfsg.1-6  X Toolkit Intrinsics
ii  vim-gui-common           1:6.4-007+1     Vi IMproved - Common GUI files
ii  vim-runtime              1:6.4-007+1     Vi IMproved - Runtime files
ii  zlib1g                   1:1.2.3-11      compression library - runtime

vim-gnome recommends no packages.

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