[Lazarus] IBUS warning

JuuS JuuS at mykolab.ch
Fri Mar 27 13:36:58 CET 2015

On 03/27/2015 01:07 PM, Giuliano Colla wrote:
> ibus is an input method. If it's enabled (i.e. if the ibus-daemon is
> running) it will intercept anything coming from the keyboard, to any
> application. It's not Lazarus calling ibus explicitly: simply attempting
> to read user keyboard input gets ibus in the way.

Thanks Giuliano. This is what I had thought but wasn't sure.

I hesitate to remove it completely because it seems to be tied into
multiple keyboards which I do use. I will search for its initialization
and disable it because, on my system at least, it is a real pain.

I'm also a bit nonplussed that (K)Ubuntu put this on my system at all,
and I wonder if they are going down the (Micros*ft) road to locking down
the user.?!

> The annoying thing is that if the daemon is running, the default
> shortcut to activate it is ctrl-space, which is also the Lazarus
> shortcut for command completion.
> On RH related distros (Fedora, CentOs, etc.) ibus is not enabled by
> default, unless you select as a system language one which requires an
> input method (such as chinese). It would appear that other distros, such
> as Ubuntu do enable it by default, which is rather stupid, because when
> unnecessary you have it in the way.
> If you manage to find how the ibus-daemon is started in your environment
> (/etc/init.d or some upstart service), you may turn it off permanently.
> As an alternative you may try with ibus-setup to change its activation
> shortcut from ctrl-space to some unused key combination (sort of
> ctrl-alt-Backspace or something like that) so that it doesn't interfere
> with Lazarus shortcuts.
> Giuliano
> Il 21/03/2015 14:02, JuuS ha scritto:
>> Hi,
>> Recently while debugging Lazarus with root privileges I got the
>> following warning:
>> (lazarus:5521): IBUS-WARNING **: The owner of
>> /home/juus/.config/ibus/bus is not root!
>> Q1: (lazarus:5521) has what meaning? Can I use this address to find
>> where ibus is being called?
>> Q2: It appears lazarus is calling ibus explicitly?
>> I ask because I hate ibus. I habitually turn it off on starting my linux
>> machine because it messes with edits and makes typing impossible (not
>> just in lazarus). If I forget to do this I notice it right away, sigh,
>> and go turn off ibus.
>> Anyone else having trouble with ibus and have maybe some information
>> about it and/or how it relates to lazarus and/or linux system...
>> Thanks.
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