[xubuntu-users] FIX for control-space missing in action in 14.04 / removing ibus

Victor Forberger vforberger at fastmail.fm
Fri Jun 20 15:08:34 UTC 2014

Hi all,

After the upgrade to 14.04, control-space was missing in action in emacs
(both terminal and X) for setting a mark and in LibreOffice for entering
a non-breaking space.

Keyboards vary from computer to computer (Mac laptop or generic 101).  I
could not find any application shortcuts for the keyboard or window
manager keyboard commands tied to control-space.

But, Keyboard Input Methods (aka ibus), had assigned control-space as
the shortcut for switching keyboards.  Removing that shortcut restores
control-space to emacs and Libreoffice.

Someone previously indicated that iBus is from prior versions and can be
safely removed.


	sudo aptitude search ibus | grep 'i  '

(the i is a marked for installed) here's what I have installed for ibus
(note that this search also listed libusb packages that most likely
should NOT be removed):

i   ibus                            - Intelligent Input Bus - core

i   ibus-gtk                        - Intelligent Input Bus - GTK+2
i   ibus-gtk3                       - Intelligent Input Bus - GTK+3
i   ibus-pinyin                     - Pinyin engine for IBus

i   ibus-table                      - table engine for IBus

i   python-ibus                     - Intelligent Input Bus - Python
i   libusb-0.1-4                    - userspace USB programming library

i   libusb-1.0-0                    - userspace USB programming library

i   libusbmuxd2                     - USB multiplexor daemon for iPhone
and iPod
i   libustr-1.0-1                   - Micro string library: shared

Any warnings before I remove the above six ibus files?


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