Tomáš Pospíšek's Notizblock
ibus was installed by default on my Debian bullseye laptop.
live-task-localisation depends on it and I'm guessing that
live-task-localisation was installed because I installed
from an USB Stick.
I'm using Xfce as a desktop,
konsole as a terminal and
KeePassXC to manage passwords.
Even while doing nothing
ibus is infrequently using CPU
and of course memory. Do I need
ibus? I don't know, but
I don't think so. I do not need to enter chinese or other
characters that are "exotic" to me.
So I deinstalled
aptitude while running the
aptitude deinstalled the following packages
ibus-m17n ibus dconf-cli python3-ibus-1.0 gir1.2-ibus-1.0 ibus-data ibus-gtk ibus-gtk3 im-config libibus-1.0-5 libm17n-0 libotf0 m17n-db
Then I killed all
ibus* daemons running on my system by
systemctl --user stop ... or
kill -HUP ....
KeePassXC would not receive
any keyboard inputs any more. It seems as if those programs
(probably along with other programs that I wasn't running
at the time), dynamically detect the presence of
and use it as keyboard input if available.
KeePassXC fixed the second problem
and starting a new
konsole fixed the other.
However, be aware that when killing ibus while running
konsole you might risk loosing the work you are
currently doing in it (or in any other X11 console or
possibly in other programs). So it's better so save
your work before killing
ibus. Because I had some
open work in console I did the copy/paste trick to
save open files in
vim and terminate other sessions.
Mind you that it might be tricky to copy/paste "special"
characters that you need, such as
Tomáš Pospíšek, 2021-08-01