Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1019674
input method switching does not work in cinnamon
Last modified: 2016-07-19 12:33:25 EDT
Created attachment 812829 [details]
- Installed Fedora 20 Beta TC4 in qemu using Japanese as the
- added other desktops using "yum groupinstall cinnamon-desktop-environment ..."
after the initial Gnome installation was finished.
- log into cinnamon
- use the "Input Sources" Tab of "cinnammon-control-center region"
to add the "Intelligent Pinyin" input method.
- Try to switch to Pinyin input using the input method switcher
in the cinnamon panel
-> This does not work, switching to pinyin input is not possible.
However, switching to pinyin input *is* possible using the
ibus icon in the panel (The icon showing a keyboard and a globe).
Using the input method switching thing in cinnamon one can
only switch keyboard layouts, switching input methods does not work.
See attached video.
This is the expected behaviour for the cinnamon keyboard applet as the ibus changes needed haven't been ported yet.
Did you install imsettings-cinnamon ?
(In reply to leigh scott from comment #2)
> Did you install imsettings-cinnamon ?
[mfabian@Fedora-20-Beta-TC4-x86_64-netins ~]$ rpm -qa | grep imsettings
[mfabian@Fedora-20-Beta-TC4-x86_64-netins ~]$ yum search imsettings-cinnamon
========================= N/S matched: imsettings-cinnamon ==========================
imsettings-cinnamon.x86_64 : Cinnamon support on imsettings
Name and summary matches only, use "search all" for everything.
Maybe that should have been installed by
yum groupinstall cinnamon-desktop-environment
I installed imsettings-cinnamon now, it doesn’t seem to make any
(In reply to Mike FABIAN from comment #4)
> I installed imsettings-cinnamon now, it doesn’t seem to make any
Did you set this so imsettings works?
gsettings set org.cinnamon.settings-daemon.plugins.keyboard active false
(In reply to leigh scott from comment #5)
> (In reply to Mike FABIAN from comment #4)
> > I installed imsettings-cinnamon now, it doesn’t seem to make any
> > difference.
> Did you set this so imsettings works?
> gsettings set org.cinnamon.settings-daemon.plugins.keyboard active false
This was set to “true” instead of false.
I changed it to “false”, logged out of cinnamon, logged in again.
No difference. The input method switcher of cinnamon still cannot switch
to pinyin, it still can only switch keyboards.
possibly related to bug#1017141, not sure whether it is a duplicate
because it still doesn’t work for me although Fedora 20 Beta TC4
has imsettings-1.6.6-1.fc20.x86_64 already.
Created attachment 813208 [details]
That looks like imsettings-cimmanon sets ibus:xim to org.cinnamon.desktop.interface.gtk-im-module properly.
BTW there seems a bug in ibus or somewhere else, need to press super+space twice to activate/deactivate. anyway imsettings do the right job at this point. that is an another issue anyway.
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No changes on the behavior what I wrote at comment#9. tested on f22 with Cinnamon desktop from netinst. still need to press super+space twice. on the terminal say, it shows a space first then activate ibus with second one. first key press event seems not sending to ibus.
Sorry I didn't think this ibus issue will ever be resolved as cinnamon upstream implemented their own solution in newer mintlocale.
There Debian/ubuntu ways wont work in fedora so I never packaged the newer version.
I haven't got the time or know how to fix it myself.
Do you have an idea of why their newer way won't work for fedora? I'm willing to take a stab at it since we have a large number of users that would benefit from input switching working in cinnamon.
(In reply to Ross Smith from comment #13)
> Do you have an idea of why their newer way won't work for fedora? I'm
> willing to take a stab at it since we have a large number of users that
> would benefit from input switching working in cinnamon.
Have a look at the IM parts of mintlocale, fedora doesn't have a im-config package.
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