[SOLVED] vim status line invisible/wrapped in terminal unless I resize

Hi all,
Whenever I open a file in Vim within a terminal (urxvt, Terminator, xterm) the status line at the very bottom is either invisible or wrapped onto a new line (ie "bot" or "All" will span a line) until I manually resize the window by dragging an edge - this seems to fix the issue (and Vim continues to display correctly even if I continue resizing) .  I tried changing the window geometries (in .Xresources for urxvt, and in terminator via --geoemtry) without luck.  Changing fonts (type, size) doesn't help either.
I'm running Openbox on a recent Retina MacBook Pro with nVidia drivers, with infinality-bundle installed.
The same behavior occurs under Awesome, and I tried various Openbox themes, all with the same result.   So, perhaps its a bash or nVidia issue.
gVim works perfectly though.
Any thoughts?
Thanks!
Last edited by iamjerico (2014-03-26 19:54:12)

The status line - the very bottom line - is either (1) below the visible portion of the terminal window - and remains so even if I page down repeatedly (urxvt) - or (2) is visible but the text appearing on it, like "bot" or "all" that are normally visible on the lower right corner, will wrap around (Terminator).  That is, I'll see "b" on the bottom right corner and then "ot" on the bottom left but a line lower.  In either case, if I manually resize the terminal window, it "catches up" and all appears correctly.
Update: when running Vim without opening a file (just "vim" from the command line), in Terminator ALL of the visible text from the startup text is wrapped (ie "Vim is open source and freely distributable" wraps onto a second line).  In urvxt, that text appears normally but the status line is not visible.  In both cases, a window resizes corrects the display.
Very strange.

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