View Full Version : Using vi in Cutecom on an ARM board

September 25th, 2010, 09:55 PM

I am communicating via serial port from Ubuntu 10.4 to an ARM borad using Cutecom.

Everything is fine, no display issues beyond Cutecom once in a while adding a random carriage return here and there when it displays the test listing of a command.

However, I am unable to use vi. Just doing :

vi newfile
type a sentence

is next to impossible, I get a mess of hexadecimal symbols and only by repeating

am I able to exit to the prompt without any file saved.

As far as I know, the baud rate, parity, etc are fine.

Does anyone have a suggestion?


September 25th, 2010, 09:58 PM
Probably a wrong TERM variable. Try to find out which model of terminal Cutecom emulates, and set TERM accordingly.

September 26th, 2010, 04:51 PM
Have you tried using minicom from a terminal (or xterm) screen instead of the qt-based cutecom?

From cutecom's man page:

It features a lineoriented interface instead of character-oriented