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Fix: Vim not scrolling, coloring or displaying text correctly when using GNOME Terminator

Terminator and vimI recently installed GNOME Terminator as a replacement for the default terminal emulator on my Linux installation, due to its great ability for easy and quick screen splitting (among other features). However, when I would try to use vim from within one of the terminator screens, vim would not function properly. It would either not display the file’s content at all, or when I would scroll it would exhibit very bizarre behavior, not updating the screen with the correct content (like getting stuck at the bottom or showing an incorrect line offset), or coloring the text incorrectly (e.g., black text on a black background). Searching online suggested that the problem had to do with ncurses and .terminfo, but this was not the case. The problem was with one of my configuration settings in my .vimrc file. Continue reading Fix: Vim not scrolling, coloring or displaying text correctly when using GNOME Terminator

Linux Mint – Installing Bumblebee for NVIDIA Optimus on Lenovo Y580

LM_beeFrom what I had previously read, it took a lot of special hacks and workarounds to get NVIDIA’s Optimus running correctly on the Lenovo Y580 (and other similar laptops) using the Bumblebee project. This was applicable only to the Linux 3.2 kernel. However, I just upgraded my kernel to 3.11, which is supposed to work with Bumblebee using just the standard installation. It does, but there are still a few quirks that needed to be addressed. Here are the instructions for installing and using Bumblebee for the Lenovo laptops. Continue reading Linux Mint – Installing Bumblebee for NVIDIA Optimus on Lenovo Y580