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

Elfy ub.untu at btinternet.com
Sun Jun 22 08:31:49 UTC 2014


On 20/06/14 16:08, Victor Forberger wrote:
> 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.
>
> Using
>
> 	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
> support
> i   ibus-gtk3                       - Intelligent Input Bus - GTK+3
> support
> i   ibus-pinyin                     - Pinyin engine for IBus
>
> i   ibus-table                      - table engine for IBus
>
> i   python-ibus                     - Intelligent Input Bus - Python
> support
> 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
> library
>
> Any warnings before I remove the above six ibus files?
>
> Thanks,
> Victor
>
>
>
I've got ibus-gtk and ibus-gtk3 installed here only in Utopic, a clean 
install of Trusty has no ibus packages installed, you'll have them left 
from an upgrade.

As long as you've no need for ibus you should be safe to remove them.

dpkg -l ibus*

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