View Full Version : [ubuntu] Editor issues

April 30th, 2010, 07:59 AM
I'm setting up an Ubuntu server and I keep getting strange problems with my editor.
I'm not sure if this is because my keyboard configuration is wrong or I screwed up the installation but regardless it's quite frustrating.

When using the movement keys (arrows and numpad) I get "[" brackets and "C"s, if I hold down or push down on the key hard a list of errors and text comes up, usually involving something that says something like:
"Mount disabled" or "____ disabled press CONTROL-X to restart the shell"

Similair problems are also found in vi (when in insert mode).
I have been plagued with text editor problems and have need several reboots just to get out of a file, often because it just flat out stopped responding to keyboard commands.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

April 30th, 2010, 08:10 AM
Nevermind, I'm fairly sure it was because I was opening files in nano/vi under root.

Just ad to sign back into my non-root username.
Hope this helps someone :)