Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 532731
imsettings configuration executed several times during a login
Last modified: 2009-11-03 21:50:25 EST
[Reporting this after a discussion with Jens over IRC]
Description of problem:
While investigating bug 505100 it was noticed that if one puts a simple "echo none.conf >> /tmp/foo" into /etc/X11/xinit/xinput.d/none.conf and no Input Method is in use it gets printed 5 times if ~/.xinputrc is a symbolic link to /etc/X11/xinit/xinput.d/none.conf and 10 times if no ~/.xinputrc exist (i.e., the default). Is this intentional?
Also, GTK_IM_MODULE=xim setting does not seem to propagate into the user environment in terminals while other settings like QT_IM_MODULE. Nevertheless XIM seems to be in use even without it.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Rawhide as of 2009-11-03
It's not a bug. it's being read when imsettings-daemon:
1. starts monitoring on /etc/X11/xinit/xinput.d to provide the information certainly if the request is being attempted before receiving any events from the monitor.
2. starts monitoring on /etc/X11/xinit/xinputrc.
3. gets any events from the monitor on /etc/X11/xinit/xinput.d
4. gets any events from the monitor on /etc/X11/xinit/xinputrc
5. reads the system default configuration.
(In reply to comment #0)
> Also, GTK_IM_MODULE=xim setting does not seem to propagate into the user
> environment in terminals while other settings like QT_IM_MODULE. Nevertheless
> XIM seems to be in use even without it.
It's also not a bug on the certain desktop like GNOME and XFCE. the IM configuration will be sent to the GTK+ applications through XSETTINGS. no need to set up GTK_IM_MODULE for them.