I wouldn’t really call it solved, it’s quite a problem for people who *do* need IBus—and deinstallation isn’t really necessary, you just have to make sure it’s not running afaik.
Yesterday or the day before on IRC I talked to someone who used KDE and razorqt and had no problem using IBus and the compose key by the way.
[15:48:16] <mynick> otheruser: do you use the compose key by the way?
[15:48:34] <otheruser> for non-chinese imput yes
[15:48:48] <mynick> Does it play well with fictx in non-Gtk applications?
[15:49:13] <otheruser> i dont use mixed input, so it works fine
[15:49:15] <mynick> Because in Gtk applications using both IBus and compose key is no problem, but outside of it it is
[15:49:51] <otheruser> i'm currently trying out ibus on kde on sabayon, no problems
[15:50:14] <mynick> hm
[15:51:05] <otheruser> i dont like compiling too much on my laptop, so i switch between sabayon+kde and gentoo+razorqt
[15:52:03] <mynick> I just recently installed Sabayon, I wanted to install an OS and I wanted to get some sleep in too
[15:52:24] <mynick> So I opted for that instead of the long straight Gentoo install process
[15:52:36] <otheruser> i use AltGr to trigger compose
[15:52:45] <mynick> I use righr win
[15:52:46] <mynick> right*
[15:53:19] <mynick> So I still have that
[15:53:24] <otheruser> but yeah, when switch on ibus for chinese input, compose doesnt work
[15:53:44] <otheruser> i have to switch back to regular input
[15:53:52] <mynick> yeah
[15:53:57] <otheruser> tho possibly that is configurable
[15:53:58] <mynick> In Gtk it works fine though
[15:54:11] <mynick> Well, as long as IBus is not active
[15:54:19] <mynick> But it can be running
[15:54:37] <mynick> Of course once the IME is active the compose key will not work
[15:54:48] <otheruser> ah i see
[15:54:57] <otheruser> well, then it works for me in Qt too
[15:55:03] <mynick> hm
[15:55:30] <mynick> Not in programs like xterm though, then?
[15:55:38] <mynick> Any non-gtk and non-qt program
[15:55:56] <otheruser> lemme see, do i have anything like that?
[15:56:36] <otheruser> yes, works in xterm too
[15:56:55] <mynick> compose key too? while ibus is running?
[15:56:59] <mynick> hm
[15:57:12] <mynick> What have I been doing wrong these years then
[15:57:14] <otheruser> yes, ibus running but not active, compose works as intended
Nicks redacted for privacy. I guess it doesn’t really belong in this thread, but I thought I’d mention that seemingly, IBus and compose key are not necessarily enemies in Qt.EDIT: however, to solve the problem with ibus coming back after deptest, you can mask ibus in entropy. Edit /etc/entropy/packages/package.mask and add app-i18n/ibus
When you run deptest, it will say it will install ibus, but after the countdown to 10, it will just say “No packages found.”