I've noticed that the background color (black) is not applied after sourcing vimrc, or reverting back from another color scheme (which uses non black background) to vivid. Foreground colors seem to be set properly.
For example, with "colorsheme vividchalk" in my .vimrc
:colorscheme vividchalk # background does not change back
+1 on this also
I just want to add....
I have 2 cloud servers both using vividchalk...
vividchalk has this issue on one cloud server, but not the other.
Both are using the same versions of vim 7.4
I suspect it may be with the way vim is compiled. Gentoo is working...which vim was compiled differently. Ubuntu is where vividchalk has this background issue, which it was compiled differently.
From this stackoverflow post:
Place hi Normal ctermbg=NONE in your .vimrc. I placed mine last.
hi Normal ctermbg=NONE
This fixed the issue in mine.
It seems that this issue should be closed now.