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Old 10-12-2005, 02:16 PM   #1
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scim does not show up


I know there were some people asking questions about scim and I did check the
posted messages. but mine is a little different.

at first I have got scim work well, I can input Chinese in firefox and other applications.
only acroread has problem, so I took the suggestion googled from internet. There
are basically two methods to deal with conflict between acroread and scim (change
startup script or reset enviroment by command). I tried all of them. HOWEVER, I really forgot what I have done and I tried all the best to recover it. The net result is that I can not use scim now, run

$scim -d
Smart Common Input Method 1.4.2

Launching a SCIM process with x11...
Loading socket Config module ...
Creating backend ...
Loading x11 FrontEnd module ...
Failed to launch SCIM.

I know this is familar to most of the people here. but I did make it work an hour ago. I do not know which configuration I have changed so that scim does not work anymore. Even if I login
a Chinese locale, I can not use scim either. Most possibibly I have changed some setting
about gtk, but I have tried the best to recover it, for example, I remember I changed
/etc/gtk-2.0, and /etc/rc.d. I reinstalled scim, the problem still exists. The scim icon does
display on the right top of my gnome desktop, but when I press CTR+SPACE, no response.


Old 10-12-2005, 02:28 PM   #2
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by the way,

if I use KDE, I can use scim to input Chinese in firefox at least.

my OS is FC4.
Old 10-12-2005, 02:35 PM   #3
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I solved the problem.

since I can use scim use any other deskop instead of gnome
I think I have change some setting in .gnome*, so I just copy
it from another FC4 machine. it works!



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