Frequently Asked Questions¶
When I first start xterm/urxvt/rxvt containing an instance of Vim, I see text and layout corruption. What gives?¶
Vim is not handling terminal resizes correctly. You can fix the problem by starting your xterm with the “-wf” option, like so:
xterm -wf -e vim
Alternatively, you can just cycle through your layouts a few times, which usually seems to fix it.
How do I know which modifier specification maps to which key?¶
To see a list of modifier names and their matching keys, use the
command. On my system, the output looks like this:
$ xmodmap xmodmap: up to 3 keys per modifier, (keycodes in parentheses): shift Shift_L (0x32), Shift_R (0x3e) lock Caps_Lock (0x9) control Control_L (0x25), Control_R (0x69) mod1 Alt_L (0x40), Alt_R (0x6c), Meta_L (0xcd) mod2 Num_Lock (0x4d) mod3 mod4 Super_L (0xce), Hyper_L (0xcf) mod5 ISO_Level3_Shift (0x5c), Mode_switch (0xcb)
My “pointer mouse cursor” isn’t the one I expect it to be!¶
Append the following to your
from libqtile import hook @hook.subscribe.startup def runner(): import subprocess subprocess.Popen(['xsetroot', '-cursor_name', 'left_ptr'])
This will change your pointer cursor to the standard “Left Pointer” cursor you chose in your
~/.Xresources file on Qtile startup.