Install fcitx on Ubuntu 13.10 to replace ibus

Upgraded Ubuntu 13.10. The ibus character select window is incomplete and it is unusable. And I could not find a solution for it so far. It forced me to look at fcitx.
  1. Uninstall ibus and all its input methods:
    sudo aptitude purge ibus ibus-gtk ibus-qt4 ibus-sunpinyin ibus-table ibus-table-wubi ibus-libpinyin ibus-sunpinyin libibus-1.0-5 python-ibus ibus-pinyin
  2. Install fcitx:
    sudo aptitude install fcitx fcitx-libpinyin
    fcitx-libpinyin is better then fcitx-sunpinyin or fcitx-pinyin IMO
  3. Start fcitx:
    fcitx -rd
  4. You may need to restart your desktop manager, e.g. lightdm, in a console login as root:
    sudo /etc/init.d/lightdm restart
    or simply restart your computer

1 comment:

  1. when did this, my gnome was into big trouble...