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I've installed Solus in US English and am trying to to setup ibus so that I can switch to Chinese pinying when typing <Super>+<space>.

  1. I installed ibus with the command eopkg install ibus ibus-libpinyin
  2. then after logout or reboot, nothing happens, however the environment seems to be set:
$ env | grep ibus

and the process is running:

$ ps -ef|grep ibus
seb       986   954  0 19:25 ?        00:00:00 ibus-daemon --xim --panel disable
seb       993   986  0 19:25 ?        00:00:00 /usr/lib64/ibus/ibus-dconf
seb       997     1  0 19:25 ?        00:00:00 /usr/lib64/ibus/ibus-x11 --kill-daemon
seb      1008   986  0 19:25 ?        00:00:00 /usr/lib64/ibus/ibus-engine-simple
seb      1692  1542  0 19:39 pts/0    00:00:00 grep ibus
  1. then I run these commands in a terminal:
$ ibus exit
$ ibus-daemon &
[1] 1717

and the applet appears in the top right corner, as expected, and I can switch between English and Chinese pinyin.

  • Despite icons look OK, I'm not able to write in Chinese (it's English despite the pinyin being enabled), but it was working yesterday.
  • Any idea how to configure it ?

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seb created this task.Apr 4 2017, 11:45 AM

Ya you're using it wrong :P Do not manually start ibus-daemon, budgie-wm is responsible for that. Add the Chinese layout through GNOME Control Center input methods,
*then* you can switch layouts. When GNOME knows you actually use it. Add the keyboard layout indicator to the Budgie panel so you can see which layout is active at any

Thanks, you're right!

I can write Chinese characters now, but the input candidates window and the applet icon don't appear anymore, maybe it's a duplicate of