Firstly, check that the vim-enhanced package is installed :
You should see something like :
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If the vim-enhanced package is not installed, download the package and run :
You will probably have to exit your terminal and reconnect before any changes are visible.
If you are still having problems, check that the line
is uncommented in /etc/vimrc. If you want to customize coloring for different users, copy /etc/vimrc to .vimrc in your home directory, and make the changes there.
You might also want to turn off the annoying search highlighting by commenting out the line