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Weird vimnfo problems  


This one was boring and easy.

Volumen-beta convinced me to check out this goofy website that tricks you with math. (If you seriously can't figure this out, then let me know). Anyway, right after I loaded it, I saw that it was a flash site. Now, flash on galeon can be pretty hit and miss. It generally seems to work fine, but occasionally on my machine, it causes the machine to reboot. It sucks when that happens and, of course, it happened this time.

Now, I wish this article was about how to fix that problem, but I don't have a solution for that yet. However, after my machine came back up, I noticed that I wasn't able to edit anything with vi. I kept getting errors like this:


viminfo: Illegal starting char in line: mount /dev/cdrom^@
viminfo: Illegal starting char in line: mount /dev/cdrom1^@
viminfo: Illegal starting char in line: mount /dev/cdroms/cdrom0^@
viminfo: Illegal starting char in line: cd /mnt/cdrom/^@
viminfo: Illegal starting char in line: ls^@
viminfo: Illegal starting char in line: cd floppies/^@
viminfo: Illegal starting char in line: ls^@
viminfo: Illegal starting char in line: less README.TXT ^@
viminfo: Illegal starting char in line: ls^@
viminfo: Illegal starting char in line: dd if=kern.flp of=/dev/fd0^@
E136: viminfo: Too many errors, skipping rest of file

At first I thought the file I was trying to edit had become cross-linked with some other file and that was causing the problems. So, I deleted the file and recreated it. But, that didn't fix anything. Then I realized that my .viminfo file in my home directory had gotten munged up in the crash. I just delted that file and I was fine.

Booooooooring.


 





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