Nano 2.4.0 problem

Christopher Chaltain chaltain at
Sat Jun 6 20:04:25 UTC 2015

I'm curious, have you designed and written an editor yourself? If so, 
could you let me know how to get my hands on it? It might be a good 
alternative to the editors I'm currently using.

On 06/06/2015 02:43 PM, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> Talk about inefficient and brain dead design!
> On Sun, 26 Apr 2015, Kyle wrote:
>> Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 09:06:16
>> From: Kyle <kyle4jesus at>
>> Reply-To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
>> To: blinux-list at
>> Subject: Re: Nano 2.4.0 problem
>> So far, the only thing I know works flawlessly with the new version of
>> Nano is Orca+gnome-terminal, and possibly mate-terminal as well. My best
>> guess is that Nano is redrawing the screen on each character in a text
>> console, which would cause the problem, although using it over ssh seems
>> to work just as well in gnome-terminal as running it locally. Many of us
>> are seeing it, but none of us have yet found the setting in question.
>> Since I use Orca pretty much exclusively for everyday use, I don't
>> notice it here, and nano in fact works better than Vim, as Vim has a
>> funny habit of repeating words in gnome-terminal, both running locally
>> and over ssh. Getting information from the TalkingArch community
>> certainly helps here, as we use Nano a lot in the text console when
>> installing the system, and have largely had to get used to Vim commands
>> recently, although Vim has been my editor of choice, with the exception
>> of the autio tutorial I made, in which I made extensive use of Nano, as
>> it is installed by default on the live image. Rest assured that I will
>> share whatever makes Nano work properly again as soon as someone in
>> #talkingarch finds it, or I stumble upon it somewhere else, whichever
>> comes first.
>> Sent from my bouncing rubber ball

Christopher (CJ)
chaltain at Gmail

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