Talk:Installing KMFL on Ubuntu

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Good writeup — thanks! --Neil Mayhew 15:42, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

Why is it necessary to restart after installing the package? I would have thought that logging out and in would be sufficient, and since this has to be done a little later anyway, maybe you could save a step and just do that once? --Neil Mayhew 15:42, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

A note should be made that it's not a good idea to install a system-wide keyboard with Balsa -- when the Balsa SD card gets updated/replaced, it removes the system-wide keyboard. --Wes Peacock 20:48, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

Should probably have a separate pages for SCIM & IBUS, to make life simpler for naive users. --Wes Peacock 23:49, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Perhaps a separate page for installation under Balsa --Wes Peacock 19:06, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

Ubuntu 12.04 / Mint 13 has issues with ibus that affect the functionality of kmfl, which can be solved with a bit of tinkering.

In short, stock ibus (version 1.4.1-3ubuntu1) has several difficulties when using the system tray icon GUI to enable or disable keyboards. Sometimes it is not turned on properly even though the icon changes, sometimes it says "no input window" when there is indeed one, and other times it simply seems unresponsive: turning on the keyboard does nothing. This seems across "almost all applications".
Upstream versions of ibus from Debian Sid (version 1.4.1-7) solve all of these problems, and ibus seems to work very very well from the GUI menu with this update. I have packaged these versions and made them available in the main wasta-Linux ppa [1] Note that this new version will not show up in the Unity system tray (notification area) by default, however, so if you use Unity you will need to either run this command:
gsettings set desktop.unity.panel systray-whitelist "['all']"
or do the same with dconf-editor.

--iveand 11:55, 25 November 2012 (UTC)