Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


Search this Thread
Old 01-30-2012, 05:53 PM   #1
Registered: Jan 2012
Posts: 41

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
gvim complains that it "failed to create input context"

When I run gvim I always get this error message now.
Attached Images
File Type: png inputcontext.png (2.8 KB, 9 views)
Old 02-01-2012, 08:47 PM   #2
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Virginia, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Mageia, Mint
Posts: 7,923

Rep: Reputation: 1494Reputation: 1494Reputation: 1494Reputation: 1494Reputation: 1494Reputation: 1494Reputation: 1494Reputation: 1494Reputation: 1494Reputation: 1494
This might help:
Old 09-05-2014, 08:15 AM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2014
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
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:
# configure --with-x --enable-gui=motif --enable-fontset --with-features=huge --disable-xim
# make
# make install


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[SOLVED] freeglut problem, "Unable to create direct context rendering" Masataka Linux - Software 2 12-17-2011 08:01 AM
"Unable to create context rendering" error whet run OpenGL application Rodnower Linux - Software 1 04-04-2010 12:35 PM
RHEL5.4, report "drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: usb_submit_urb(ctrl) failed" problem lorinx8 Red Hat 3 12-24-2009 02:17 AM
Fedora 10 won't run X programs: :Failed to create XIM input context rebible Linux - Software 0 05-14-2009 09:04 PM
"failed to execute child process" "Input/output error" fl.bratu Fedora 4 12-15-2008 04:03 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:23 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration