SCIM driving me insane

Cody A.W. Somerville cody-somerville at
Sun Mar 9 15:01:07 UTC 2008

Replied to only Mario by mistake.

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From: <cody-somerville at>
Date: Sat, Mar 8, 2008 at 6:54 PM
Subject: Re: SCIM driving me insane
To: Mario Vukelic <mario.vukelic at>

I too noticed this. It drove me insane. The worst part is that if you tell
it to quit, it'll just restart. I had to use the gnome system nonitor to
kill all three scim related processes at once so that I could actually get
back to using my desktop.


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-----Original Message-----
From: Mario Vukelic <mario.vukelic at>

Date: Sat, 08 Mar 2008 22:27:56
To:ubuntu-devel-discuss at
Subject: SCIM driving me insane


a couple days ago, suddenly strange characters appeared in all apps when
typing. Shortly before that I accidentally pressed a button combo -
didn't know which.

I figured out that this was caused by SCIM having been triggered by the
combo. The problem is that now it does not go away anymore: it triggers
on many different combos, some interfering with window/desktop
management combos I have set in Keyboard Shortcuts. And the trigger
combos are very easy to hit by accident.

I can't exit scim from the icon in the notification area, it ignores me.
Deleting the email combos from the config panel does not help either,
next login it reverts them.

I can't find where scim is started in the first place.

I can't find a bug report about this, does this only happen to my
machine? I noticed several scim updates in Hardy during the last few

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