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Old 01-30-2012, 06:53 PM   #1
javascriptninja
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gvim complains that it "failed to create input context"


When I run gvim I always get this error message now.
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:47 PM   #2
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This might help: http://tots.1o24.org/tag/gvim/
 
Old 09-05-2014, 09:15 AM   #3
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With the upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04.1, which upgrades gvim to version 7.4, I go the same error message. The link frankbell posted didn't help me, seemingly the answer there was replaced, so I had to dig into the problem.

I found that the error message points to some missing xim feature, so I simply uninstalled the gvim provided by Ubuntu, downloaded the source code and specified "--disable-xim" on the configure command line - this fixed the error message.

FYI: To build gvim, I downloaded and extracted the package and then did:
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# configure --with-x --enable-gui=motif --enable-fontset --with-features=huge --disable-xim
# make
# make install
 
  


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