KDE 3.4.1 will not accept my GVim (6.3.084) as a GUI editor

Philip Rodrigues philip.rodrigues at chch.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jul 25 10:59:27 BST 2005

Dan Johansson wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm trying to configure my KDE install to use gvim as my editor but when I
> try to configure it in Control Center I am getting the following message:
> **********************************************************************
> Test Failed!
> Your Vim does not provide any GUI support. A GUI is required to use this
> component. Upgrade your Vim's version or install GVim/KVim.
> **********************************************************************

It sounds like you're trying to use gvim as an embedded editor (which
presumably won't work). You can use gvim as a standalone editor for certain
types of files by setting it in the "File associations" dialog (under "KDE
components" in the control center).

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