I installed Plugin terminal using the vim-terminal plugin and try to execute :TerminalSplit bash but before the terminal open I got a warning message.

Python 2 interface is not installed, using Python 3 instead
Warning: Global CursorHoldI and CursorMovedI autocommands may cause Terminal to run slowly
Press ENTER or type command to continue

after I clicked ENTER, the terminal will appear but it does not give any response when I type any command. Can someone help me with this? here is my init.vim. I confuse where is the problem

:set number
:set autoindent
:set tabstop=4
:set shiftwidth=4
:set smarttab
:set softtabstop=4
:set mouse=a

call plug#begin()

Plug 'http://github.com/tpope/vim-surround' " Surrounding ysw)
Plug 'https://github.com/preservim/nerdtree' " NerdTree
Plug 'https://github.com/tpope/vim-commentary' " For Commenting gcc & gc
Plug 'https://github.com/vim-airline/vim-airline' " Status bar
Plug 'https://github.com/rafi/awesome-vim-colorschemes' " Retro Scheme
Plug 'https://github.com/ryanoasis/vim-devicons' " Developer Icons
Plug 'https://github.com/terryma/vim-multiple-cursors' " CTRL + N for multiple cursors
Plug 'https://github.com/preservim/tagbar' " Tagbar for code navigation
Plug 'vim-airline/vim-airline-themes'
Plug 'https://github.com/nvim-lua/plenary.nvim'
Plug 'https://github.com/nvim-telescope/telescope.nvim', { 'tag': '0.1.1' }
Plug 'https://github.com/xiyaowong/nvim-transparent'
Plug 'https://github.com/tc50cal/vim-terminal'

set encoding=UTF-8
call plug#end()

nmap <F8> :TagbarToggle<CR>

:colorscheme jellybeans

nnoremap <C-f> :NERDTreeFocus<CR>
nnoremap <C-n> :NERDTree<CR>
nnoremap <C-t> :NERDTreeToggle<CR>
noremap <C-b> :TerminalSplit bash<CR>
noremap <C-v> :TerminalVSplit bash<CR>
noremap <C-n> :TerminalTab bash<CR>

let g:NERDTreeDirArrowExpandable="+"
let g:NERDTreeDirArrowCollapsible="~"

" air-line
let g:airline_powerline_fonts = 1

if !exists('g:airline_symbols')
    let g:airline_symbols = {}

" unicode symbols
let g:airline_left_sep = '»'
let g:airline_left_sep = '▶'
let g:airline_right_sep = '«'
let g:airline_right_sep = '◀'
let g:airline_symbols.linenr = '␊'
let g:airline_symbols.linenr = '␤'
let g:airline_symbols.linenr = '¶'
let g:airline_symbols.branch = '⎇'
let g:airline_symbols.paste = 'ρ'
let g:airline_symbols.paste = 'Þ'
let g:airline_symbols.paste = '∥'
let g:airline_symbols.whitespace = 'Ξ'

" airline symbols
let g:airline_left_sep = ''
let g:airline_left_alt_sep = ''
let g:airline_right_sep = ''
let g:airline_right_alt_sep = ''
let g:airline_symbols.branch = ''
let g:airline_symbols.readonly = ''
let g:airline_symbols.linenr = ''

let g:airline#extensions#tabline#enabled = 1

"Create a funtion to get the sections contents, name is irrelevant
function! GetSectionContents()
  " Will be refreshed often
  return 'hello world'

"Create vim-airline part
call airline#parts#define_function('func','GetSectionContent')

"Replace section y with output of parts function
let g:airline_section_y = airline#section#create_right(['','func'])

let g:airline#extensions#default#layout = [
    \ [ 'a', 'b', 'c' ],
    \ [ 'x', 'z', 'error', 'warning', 'y' ]
    \ ]

" Find files using Telescope command-line sugar.
nnoremap <leader>ff <cmd>Telescope find_files<cr>
nnoremap <leader>fg <cmd>Telescope live_grep<cr>
nnoremap <leader>fb <cmd>Telescope buffers<cr>
nnoremap <leader>fh <cmd>Telescope help_tags<cr>

let g:transparent_enabled = v:true

and here is whats inside my /usr/bin/python..

fhadli@fhadli-GF63-Thin-9RCX:~$ ls -la /usr/bin/python
python              python2.7           python2-config      python3.8           python3-config      python3-pasteurize  python-config       
python2             python2.7-config    python3             python3.8-config    python3-futurize    python3-wsdump 

after i add lue require("toogleterm").setup() in my ~/.config/nvim.init.vim i got this error

Error detected while processing /home/fhadli/.config/nvim/init.vim:
line    1:
E5108: Error executing lua [string ":lua"]:1: module 'toggleterm' not found:
        no field package.preload['toggleterm']
        no file './toggleterm.lua'
        no file '/usr/share/luajit-2.1.0-beta3/toggleterm.lua'
        no file '/usr/local/share/lua/5.1/toggleterm.lua'
        no file '/usr/local/share/lua/5.1/toggleterm/init.lua'
        no file '/usr/share/lua/5.1/toggleterm.lua'
        no file '/usr/share/lua/5.1/toggleterm/init.lua'
        no file './toggleterm.so'
        no file '/usr/local/lib/lua/5.1/toggleterm.so'
        no file '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/lua/5.1/toggleterm.so'
        no file '/usr/local/lib/lua/5.1/loadall.so'
stack traceback:
        [C]: in function 'require'
        [string ":lua"]:1: in main chunk
  • Which version of Vim are you using? What is the output of :vim version? Jan 31 at 6:07
  • 1
    Unless you need a plugin for a specific purpose, I would stick with :terminal
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Jan 31 at 15:07
  • @VivianDeSmedt i'm sorry, i'm using nvim v0.8.2 Feb 1 at 23:18
  • Could you tell us what is the result of the following vim commands: :has('python'), :has('python3')? Feb 2 at 8:21
  • @VivianDeSmedt this is the result E492: Not an editor command: :has('python') and E492: Not an editor command: :has('python3') Feb 3 at 0:25

1 Answer 1


It seems like that the plugin is very old and isn't probably up to date anymore. Since you're using neovim I'd recommend to pick one of the terminal-plugins from this list. You could give toggleterm a try for example.

  • I have tried to install toogle term using VimPlug but it does not work. it there any different if we install using VimPlug dan Packer? Jan 31 at 1:34
  • What do you mean with "it does not work"? There shouldn't be a difference if you either use VimPlug or Packer. They just have different features but should do the same.
    – TornaxO7
    Jan 31 at 12:20
  • after i execute PlugInstall the message shows that i have installed toggleterm. but when I open nvim again and type ToogleTerm size=12 it gave an error E492: Not an editor command: ToggleTerm size=12 Feb 1 at 23:17
  • Do you have lua require("toggleterm").setup() anywhere in your vimscript file? Because without it, toggleterm will not be prepared for your vim session.
    – TornaxO7
    Feb 2 at 11:34
  • no i dont have it. should i put in inside .config/nvim/init.vim? Feb 3 at 0:19

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