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October 27th, 2008, 01:12 AM
In ubuntu 8.10, can't start the SCIM.
execute command: sudo scim -d:

Smart Common Input Method 1.4.7

Launching a SCIM daemon with Socket FrontEnd...
Loading simple Config module ...
Creating backend ...
Loading socket FrontEnd module ...
Starting SCIM as daemon ...
Launching a SCIM process with x11...
Loading socket Config module ...
Creating backend ...
Loading x11 FrontEnd module ...
Failed to launch SCIM.

I appreciate for any help!

愛 am best
March 17th, 2009, 01:04 AM
I have this problem too...

any help??

May 14th, 2009, 04:16 PM
I have the same problem. Any clues??

October 8th, 2010, 02:31 AM

I installed a program for indian laguagel keyboard layout. It asked me to restart. On restart I am having same problem as above.

Need help. Please


October 9th, 2010, 12:26 AM
Ubuntu now uses IBus instead of SCIM. So, do not install SCIM but use IBUS, which is already installed in Ubuntu.

Depending on the Indian language you want to use, you can either use the basic Devanagari keyboard layout or Indian with IBus.
The basic Devanagari layout is found at System/Preferences/Keyboard/Layouts.