Comment 33 for bug 1551283

Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

On 2016-03-08 08:25, Alkis Georgopoulos wrote:
> For the future, post 16.04, I'll try to raise the issue in Debian's
> im-config, so that there's no need to have an Ubuntu debdiff (or to
> minimize it).
> I.e. I will ask that ibus isn't running in locales where it's not
> needed, because:
> 1) It's causing issues (some of them will be solved in time)

They should better be solved.

It should also be mentioned that the input source switching GUIs in Unity and GNOME, especially the latter, are designed so the user shouldn't typically need to know about IBus or im-config. They should be able to just pick a source and start typing.

> 2) It's wasting 20 MB of non-shared RAM (echo 3 >
> /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches; free; killall ibus-daemon; echo 3 >
> /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches; free), which is an issue in multi-user
> systems

Please note that the IBus processes are started in Unity and GNOME (not sure about GNOME Flashback) anyway. What's affected by the im-config configuration is the IM related environment variables.