getting rid of iBus?

carsrcoffins23 at
Tue Jun 24 21:37:29 UTC 2014

On Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 8:56 PM, Aere Greenway
<Aere at> wrote:
> On 06/24/2014 02:16 PM, ∅ wrote:

>> it seems iBus (installed by default) is very broken:

> Occasionally (rarely), I need to switch to Qwerty (for someone else on the
> machine).  I use the "Keyboard Layout Handler" applet in the task-bar to do
> this, and it works.

Can you handle this use case without iBus? Maybe boot up a live image
and uninstall iBus and see how it goes.

> That being said, if I use the Chromium browser, and try to type a URL into
> it, or even type anything into a web-form displayed by it, it acts as if no
> keyboard is connected.  Only Chromium has this problem - Firefox (and all
> other applications) receive input from the keyboard, in the
> currently-selected layout.
> I wonder if the above paragraph is a manifestation of the "ibus" problem you
> mentioned.

In part, yes:


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