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    How do I get rid of IBUS

    Have just installed lubuntu on a laptop to be used for general surfing, and having a nightmare with the IBUS application.
    Basically, it breakes the input stream for applications such as Chromium, and considering that its job is to allow me to change input channel, the fact that it breaks it probably means that it is a bit of a waste of an application.

    Any way, had to get that of my chest.

    My problem is, how do I either uninstall it or remove it from auto start, because I have absolutely no use for the application, but it is stopping the user from being able to write.
    If I try to uninstall it, it wants to uninstall Ubuntu-desktop at the same time, and kind of need the desktop I reckon.

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    Re: How do I get rid of IBUS

    I also would like to remove ibus from lubuntu 14.04 (without breaking lubuntu-desktop). Ibus interferes with the chromium web-browser.

    NOTE: The lubuntu 14.04 docs reccommend removal of ibus as a bug fix but do not provide information as to how to do so.
    Known Issues


    Installation

    Some keyboard layouts may have problems (such as UK ones). You can workaround the problem by removing all the ibus-* packages (see 1284635))
    quote via: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/ReleaseNotes/Lubuntu
    Last edited by kevjonesin; June 2nd, 2014 at 05:31 AM.

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    Re: How do I get rid of IBUS

    Go to Preferences > Language Support and change Keyboard input method system from ibus to none. Then log out and log in again.
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    Re: How do I get rid of IBUS

    Quote Originally Posted by kevjonesin View Post
    I also would like to remove ibus from lubuntu 14.04 (without breaking lubuntu-desktop). ...
    BTW, "lubuntu-desktop" is only a metapackage and is not essential; if you get a notice it will be removed, all the applications will remain intact. "lubuntu-desktop" may be required only if you want to upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10 when the next version of Lubuntu becomes available. If you prefer to do a clean install, as many of us do, then it doesn't matter.

    Some reading:
    help.ubuntu.com/community/MetaPackages
    ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=12389408&postcount=5
    http://www.mail-archive.com/lubuntu-.../msg03490.html
    askubuntu.com/q/233662
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    Re: How do I get rid of IBUS

    Ah, turns out that as lubuntu-desktop is a just meta-package I was able to remove it without affecting other packages. I was then able to remove ibus packages. (thanks to a tip on lubuntu's freenode IRC)

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