IBUS does not open when selected from menu or applications from within filemanager (PCmanfm )

Bug #1041933 reported by warren on 2012-08-26
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ibus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

1) Lubuntu 12.10 daily iso 8-26-2012 i386 or i686
2) IBUS 1.4.1-7ubuntu1
3) I expected an ibus icon to appear on the lxpanel to the right of the Network Connections applet icon
4) Nothing, No response the Ibus icon did not appear to the right of the Network Connections applet icon

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: ibus 1.4.1-7ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-11.11-generic 3.5.2
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-11-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.5.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: i386
CasperVersion: 1.321
Date: Sun Aug 26 19:57:56 2012
LiveMediaBuild: Lubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Alpha i386 (20120826)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: ibus
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

warren (wkclemmons) wrote :
summary: - IBUS does not open when selected from menu orapplications from within
+ IBUS does not open when selected from menu or applications from within
filemanager (PCmanfm )
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
Julien Lavergne (gilir) wrote :

Confirmed. The daemon is launched, but not icon appear in the systray.

Changed in ibus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
g00gle (g00gle04) wrote :

I installed

libappindicator 1

, and Ibus icon appeared in lxpanel.

Paul Battley (pbattley) wrote :

g00gle04's fix worked for me too. It looks like ibus has some unspecified dependencies.

poikiloid (efelthauser) wrote :

thanks so much to g00gle for the tip on the missing packages!!!!!!!

this is not just for the lubuntu file manager (pcmanfm).

this makes ibus input on lubuntu NOT WORK. Fix the dependencies for ibus in the lubuntu repos already!!!!!! it has been a long time that this is not working.

Thanks for lubuntu, and please get this fixed! :)

(running Lubuntu 12.10)

nicholas (nicholas-alipaz) wrote :

For those on lubuntu 13.04, the issue is still present and the missing dependencies break the IBus installation altogether. I had to use g00gle's suggestion in conjunction with reinstalling ibus:

$ sudo apt-get install libappindicator1 python-appindicator python-gconf python-glade2 python-pexpect
$ sudo apt-get install --reinstall ibus

I logged out and in and everything was as expected.

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