It turns out there's a semi-fatal bug in the QW client :(. If you start with "+connect [server]" on the command line, it's fine (once connected, anyway), but without that, the console cursor doesn't show and pressing a key results in a fatal error. I'm working on the fix now.
Sorry for the inadequate testing.
RE: +connect Issue
I remember having a similar problem. Adding a setjmp(host_abort) before execing the cbuf in Host_Init() would probably fix that. see: http://uhexen2.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/uhexen2?view=revision&revision=3752
Spirit: exactly. I figured spelling it out would be just as cryptic as the acronym :P
SZO: it's caused by key_dest being incorrect (because Key_SetKeyDest wasn't getting called). Missed code changes due to default in a switch statement hiding the "not all enumerators" warning. Already partly fixed.
A tad latish now, but I put up the 0.7.1a emergency bugfix release yesterday.