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akkosh
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VI editor not running

Hi,
I'm trying to install HP-UX 11i into a HP server 5430 , L1500x
The problem is that:
when i try to use the "vi" it gives no response

The system was preinstalled with HP-ux also and it was working and "vi" editor also was working but now after doing the new installation it stopped.

The old installation
HP-UX rmstell B.11.11 U 9000/800 728997631 unlimited-user license
The new installation
HP-UX prswind2 B.11.11 U 9000/800 1786927661 unlimited-user license

Could it be a Hardware problem , or the system doesnt support the HP-unix

thanks for help
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akkosh
Advisor

Re: VI editor not running

System Hardware

Model: 9000/800/L1500-6x
Main Memory: 4096 MB
Processors: 2
OS mode: 64 bit
LAN hardware ID: 0x00306E48059E
LAN hardware ID: 0x00306E37BA24
Software ID: 1786927661
Keyboard Language: Not_Applicable
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: VI editor not running

hi,

the vi edior should work.

mikap
akkosh
Advisor

Re: VI editor not running

but it doesn't
could that be due to a hardware problem ?
how could i could i know the compatibility between the system and the "vi" version
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: VI editor not running

> when i try to use the "vi" it gives no
> response

Which "vi" is "the vi"?

What, exactly, does "gives no response" mean?

What are you using for a terminal?

echo $TERM
akkosh
Advisor

Re: VI editor not running

attached the response of the "vi"

can you please tell what do you mean by which vi???
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: VI editor not running

hi,

which returns the pathnames of the files which would be executed in the current environment, had its arguments been given as commands in a strictly POSIX-conformant shell. It does this by searching the PATH for executable files matching the names of the arguments.

mikap
Bill Hassell
Honored Contributor

Re: VI editor not running

vi is the shorthand name for the actual file: /usr/bin/vi. It does show that vi is running -- your problem is with an incompatible terminal. Your picture shows that your are connected to the system console. Unfortunately, HP console connections are hardcoded to one of two possible states: vt100 and hp. It appears that you are using a terminal emulator that is vt100 but your GSP settings are for hp. You'll need to use an HP terminal (700/9x series or HP emulator such as Reflection/HP) or change the GSP to vt100 mode.

The easiest thing to change is the GSP setting. Type CTRL-B to get to the GSP prompt, then type CA. The current settings should show Terminal Type: hp

Answer Y to change local port settings, then N to leave the baud rate and flow control unchanged. Type Y to change the terminal and type vt100 for the new terminal. Save the settings.

Now go back to the HP-UX prompt with the CO command and verify your TERM value:

echo $TERM

It should say: vt100

Now when you edit a file, you will see normal characters on your screen.


Bill Hassell, sysadmin
Nido
Trusted Contributor

Re: VI editor not running

Hi,

From the screen-shot; It appears as a terminal setting problem. Try setting TERM as vt100 and see if you can invoke vi session.

try set : Its for posix shell:
TERM='vt100'; export TERM;

If it doesn't work ; let me know TERM type:
1) echo $TERM;
2) ttytype -s;

Cheers!!
" Let Villagers Be Happy!! "
Suraj K Sankari
Honored Contributor

Re: VI editor not running

Hi,

What is the error messages you are getting....?

is there any thing in syslog.log file ?

did you give the full path of vi ?
/usr/bin/vi

did you set the path of your .profile.

other user also having the same problem ?

Suraj
akkosh
Advisor

Re: VI editor not running

Thanks all,

But actually am not the expert in unix.

So that i've done nothing to the .profile , ...

I only started the unix installation on two servers , the other one is rp3440 and it worked normally and after that , when i installed it on this server it gave the reaction , no error in the installation , just after the installation i found that when i try to edit any file , when i write ...,root# vi "file name" it give no response ..

So that i was wondering whether it is related to a unix problem or hardware problem , because the other server was working with no problem.
Prasanth Thomas
Valued Contributor

Re: VI editor not running

Hi,

Please run the below commands.
1. #whereis vi
2. #which vi
if the path is not exported you have to export the same in .profile or /etc/PATH file to avoid the full path of the binary.

Regards,
Prasanth Thomas.
akkosh
Advisor

Re: VI editor not running

thanks all realy for the help and support.

the Solution was the procedures told by "Nido"
So thank you very much for your help.
now it is working