Hi, i need to use the Japanese Input system under FC4 but it just refuses to work.
I successfully installed Kinput2, Canna, and even Im-ja.
Everything seem to work, no errors, configuration can be done without problems.
I even placed the Im-Ja applet on my panel, the GNOME keyboard indicator and
the KDE keyboard tool.
The problem is, i can't switch to the japanese conversion systemnot with the applet on the panel and not by the Key kombination Shift+Space.
I ran the im-ja-conf so it knows it is needed.
it just won't work.
when i try to change they keaboard layout in the Keyboard preference in GNOME, i get this error:
Error activating XKB configuration.
It can happen under various circumstances:
- a bug in libxklavier library
- a bug in X server (xkbcomp, xmodmap utilities)
- X server with incompatible libxkbfile implementation
X server version data:
The X.Org Foundation
If you report this situation as a bug, please include:
- The result of <b>xprop -root | grep XKB</b>
- The result of <b>gconftool-2 -R /desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/kbd</b>
xprop -root | grep XKB yields:
_XKB_RULES_NAMES_BACKUP(STRING) = "xorg", "pc105", "de", "", ""
_XKB_RULES_NAMES(STRING) = "xorg", "pc105", "jp", "", ""
and gconftool-2 -R /desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/kbd yields:
layouts = [de]
model = pc105
overrideSettings = false
options = 
The KDE Program and the GNOME program seem to correlate, where the KDE Layout switcher is in charge. i can switch between the german and Japanese input. when i switch to japanese, is till can't enter any Kanam but the basic layout changes to QWERTY.
Then i need to change layout in the GNOME tool to " " (it's just a blank space), THEN i can directly input some Katakana.
I read somewher in the forums, that i need to change my LC_CTYPE variable to ja_JP.UTF-8.
Somtimes it's LC_ALL they wrote.
I declared both (they were undefined before). but nothing has changed.
please help if you can, I'm totally confused by now