Me, like many others, used to use SCIM to write in Chinese or Japanese. SCIM hasnt been updated for like 5 years, and the standards in use for Ubuntu (including 10.04, the version I use) is IBUS... However, up to today, I havent been able to see or use the menu with all the different Input Methods options (I mean the list with all the languages and the different input methods available, something that makes the change of the language quite easy), like was the case with SCIM, when I click on the keyboard icon that appears in the upper panel, I always see “No input window”, I can see a blank square that, if passed on with the mouse, will make “Switch input method” appear, but nothing else to confirm which Input method I have changed to, and, I cannot understad why, everytime I go to System – administration – language support, in the inpout method combo box, GCIN (has been uninstalled), UIM (also uninstalled) and SCIM (uninstalled too) keep appearing in the "keyboard input method system" combo box.
Plus, everytime I click on the IBUS icon, I get:
IBUS daemon is not started, do you want to start it now?
to which I click yes, to get to:
IBus has been started! If you can not use IBus, please add below lines in $HOME/.bashrc, and relogin your desktop.
I have already added those lines to the very end (bottom of the page) of the amentioned file, but I keep receiving those two warnings.