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256 vs 8 colors problem with tmux linux-consoles and xterm #60

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drake01 opened this Issue · 7 comments

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@drake01

I frequently use xterm as well as linux ttys (virtual linux consoles) with a new tmux-session running on each instance of them.

Native linux tty is unable to display 256 colors (AFAIK) and whereas xterm is..
But since both tty and xterm runs tmux session, $TERM is same for both.
I am unable to set t_Co value in vimrc.local, so that it would be able to distinguish tty and xterm terminal emulators with tmux running over them.

Although, I would love to use a tty with 256 color support (Question 1->) any suggestions about tty with 256 color support?? Currently checking out fbterm n a few others..

For now it would be great to able to identify terminal type and set t_Co correspondingly..
(Question2->)How should I do it??

I have been using spf13-vim for like a year or so. After this upgrade to 3.0 version, I am facing this sudden demand for 256 colors and vim is running slow too on xterm..
So (Question 3->) Does the additions done in 3.0 really bring things which previous versions lacked???

@jrobeson
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is this still a problem for you @drake01 . I know more distros have enabled 256 colors by default since this issue was filed

@drake01

Hey @jrobeson Apologize for taking time to reply back. This issue was about vim on Ubuntu 12.04. I can't say about other distributions or newer versions of Ubuntu, but with Ubuntu 12.04 using latest spf13-vim, the problem is still there. (it doesn't bother me now though!)

@jrobeson
Collaborator

you could try unbundling csapprox and see if that helps. We plan on removing it from the defaults in the near future.

@spf13
Owner

It has been removed. Need to rerun the installer then run :BundleClean!

@bronzehedwick

@drake01 does spf13's answer solve the problem?

@jrobeson jrobeson added the needinfo label
@jrobeson
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closing due to lack of response

@jrobeson jrobeson closed this
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