Problem: The arrow keys insert characters, no status message at the bottom etc.
Reason : The default Vim on Ubuntu is vim-tiny, a skeleton version.
Fix: Install the real stuff – sudo apt-get install vim
Note: vi = Visual, vim = Visual improved. And vim-tiny is vi compatible, kind of Jurassic.
Kj [/.] Sreekumar programs computers as a hobby and profession. Into programming from his school days, Sree uses Codemarvels to key in facts and fixes he finds interesting while working on different projects. Some of the articles here give away a few shades of his philosophical leanings too.