I'm running neovim from a uxterm on arch linux with the solarized color scheme.

The issue is that on scrolling only the characters which are non-whitespace are displaying the correct background. error screen

This fixes itself on any redraw of the screen - resizing, etc. However scrolling doesn't fix it (I actually produced this image by getting it to display correctly and the scrolled up).

Another issue is that when I close vim the bash terminal's background is white apart from where text is. This issue resolves itself when the background is redrawn - eg switching workspaces in i3.

My .vimrc " Plugins will be downloaded under the specified directory. call plug#begin('~/.vim/plugged')

" Declare the list of plugins.

" List ends here. Plugins become visible to Vim after this call.
call plug#end()

syntax on

set noerrorbells
set novisualbell
set t_vb=
set tm=500

set ai
set smartindent

set shiftwidth=4
set tabstop=4

if (has("nvim"))
  "For Neovim 0.1.3 and 0.1.4 < https://github.com/neovim/neovim/pull/2198 >

"For Neovim > 0.1.5 and Vim > patch 7.4.1799 < https://github.com/vim/vim/commit/61be73bb0f965a895bfb064ea3e55476ac175162 >
"Based on Vim patch 7.4.1770 (`guicolors` option) < https://github.com/vim/vim/commit/8a633e3427b47286869aa4b96f2bfc1fe65b25cd >
" < https://github.com/neovim/neovim/wiki/Following-HEAD#20160511 >
if (has("termguicolors"))
  set termguicolors

set background=dark
colorscheme onedark 

And my .bashrc

# ~/.bashrc: executed by bash(1) for non-login shells.
# see /usr/share/doc/bash/examples/startup-files (in the package bash-doc)
# for examples

# If not running interactively, don't do anything
case $- in
    *i*) ;;
      *) return;;

# don't put duplicate lines or lines starting with space in the history.
# See bash(1) for more options

# append to the history file, don't overwrite it
shopt -s histappend

# for setting history length see HISTSIZE and HISTFILESIZE in bash(1)

# check the window size after each command and, if necessary,
# update the values of LINES and COLUMNS.
shopt -s checkwinsize

# If set, the pattern "**" used in a pathname expansion context will
# match all files and zero or more directories and subdirectories.
#shopt -s globstar

# make less more friendly for non-text input files, see lesspipe(1)
[ -x /usr/bin/lesspipe ] && eval "$(SHELL=/bin/sh lesspipe)"

# set variable identifying the chroot you work in (used in the prompt below)
if [ -z "${debian_chroot:-}" ] && [ -r /etc/debian_chroot ]; then
    debian_chroot=$(cat /etc/debian_chroot)

# set a fancy prompt (non-color, unless we know we "want" color)
case "$TERM" in
    xterm-color|*-256color) color_prompt=yes;;

# uncomment for a colored prompt, if the terminal has the capability; turned
# off by default to not distract the user: the focus in a terminal window
# should be on the output of commands, not on the prompt

if [ -n "$force_color_prompt" ]; then
    if [ -x /usr/bin/tput ] && tput setaf 1 >&/dev/null; then
    # We have color support; assume it's compliant with Ecma-48
    # (ISO/IEC-6429). (Lack of such support is extremely rare, and such
    # a case would tend to support setf rather than setaf.)

if [ "$color_prompt" = yes ]; then
    PS1='${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\[\033[01;32m\]\u@\h\[\033[00m\]:\[\033[01;34m\]\w\[\033[00m\]\$ '
    PS1='${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\u@\h:\w\$ '
unset color_prompt force_color_prompt

# If this is an xterm set the title to user@host:dir
case "$TERM" in
    PS1="\[\e]0;${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\u@\h: \w\a\]$PS1"

# enable color support of ls and also add handy aliases
if [ -x /usr/bin/dircolors ]; then
    test -r ~/.dircolors && eval "$(dircolors -b ~/.dircolors)" || eval "$(dircolors -b)"
    alias ls='ls --color=auto'
    #alias dir='dir --color=auto'
    #alias vdir='vdir --color=auto'

    alias grep='grep --color=auto'
    alias fgrep='fgrep --color=auto'
    alias egrep='egrep --color=auto'

# colored GCC warnings and errors
#export GCC_COLORS='error=01;31:warning=01;35:note=01;36:caret=01;32:locus=01:quote=01'

# some more ls aliases
alias ll='ls -alF'
alias la='ls -A'
alias l='ls -CF'

# Add an "alert" alias for long running commands.  Use like so:
#   sleep 10; alert
alias alert='notify-send --urgency=low -i "$([ $? = 0 ] && echo terminal || echo error)" "$(history|tail -n1|sed -e '\''s/^\s*[0-9]\+\s*//;s/[;&|]\s*alert$//'\'')"'

# Alias definitions.
# You may want to put all your additions into a separate file like
# ~/.bash_aliases, instead of adding them here directly.
# See /usr/share/doc/bash-doc/examples in the bash-doc package.

if [ -f ~/.bash_aliases ]; then
    . ~/.bash_aliases

# enable programmable completion features (you don't need to enable
# this, if it's already enabled in /etc/bash.bashrc and /etc/profile
# sources /etc/bash.bashrc).
if ! shopt -oq posix; then
  if [ -f /usr/share/bash-completion/bash_completion ]; then
    . /usr/share/bash-completion/bash_completion
  elif [ -f /etc/bash_completion ]; then
    . /etc/bash_completion

export PATH=$PATH:~/go/bin
export PATH=$PATH:/usr/lib/go-1.9/bin
export GOPATH=~/go
export GOBIN=$GOPATH/bin

export TERM=xterm-256color

# Add colors to Terminal
export CLICOLOR=1
export LSCOLORS=GxFxCxDxBxegedabagaced
source /usr/share/nvm/init-nvm.sh

alias vim=nvim

export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/MATLAB/R2018a/bin
  • what terminal is this? – Christian Brabandt Aug 16 '18 at 12:47
  • @ChristianBrabandt it is just a standard bash terminal – Cjen1 Aug 16 '18 at 12:48
  • I believe @ChristianBrabandt was asking which terminal emulator you are using (and, arguably, which terminal standard it’s emulating). For example, I use Terminal.app on macOS and Gnome terminal on Ubuntu, both of which are set to emulate an xterm-256color. – D. Ben Knoble Aug 16 '18 at 13:06
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    Depends on the OS, terminal, etc. Google might help, but so would the terminal settings screen and the sequence of steps you take to launch such a terminal. – D. Ben Knoble Aug 16 '18 at 13:12
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    Well, try a different terminal first. I believe neovim had some problems with the BCE (background color erase) setting of terminals, but this should have been fixed (see PR 8806). So might try with current master version of Neovim plus a different terminal emulator. If the problem persists in uxterm, you should most likely open an issue with the Neovim devs – Christian Brabandt Aug 16 '18 at 17:49

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