For some reason, I am unable to perform the
command in vim. I have installed pretty much every vim related package from apt that seems applicable. Vim version is 7.3 (Huge version with GTK2-GNOME GUI). +X11 is included.
This is a new workstation, with a previously installed version of ubuntu (that I can't change, because this is a work computer). I've never had a problem with this in the past, and have other machines where this works fine, running 12.04, 12.10, and older versions of Ubuntu. Any help is much appreciated.