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Do You Use IBus or SCIM?

If so, the Input Methods section of the Handbook needs your help!

We would like this section of the handbook to include practical information from users such as how to use IBus and what applications are useful. While we’re on the topic, are there any applications in the ports collection that you find you have to install because they aren’t included with PC-BSD? Let us know and we’ll see about either including them with the system or rolling them into a PBI. We could also use screenshots from working systems so that users can better understand input methods.

You can edit this wiki page directly. We’ll see your changes and can tidy them up so don’t feel that you have to be a good writer in order to contribute. Alternately, you can use this page’s discussion tab to leave notes on what you think should be included on this page.

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Comments (10)

  • […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Dru Lavigne, Andrey Fesenko. Andrey Fesenko said: RT @bsdevents: Do You Use IBus or SCIM? If so, the Input Methods section of the PC-BSD Handbook needs your help! http://​ht​.ly/​3​o​fPi […]

  • mato
    December 17, 2010 at 1:07 am |

    midnight commander — such an essential and widely known and used tool, part of most linux distros’ bases, yet missing in pc-bsd out of box.

    • December 17, 2010 at 5:39 am |

      Midnight commander is available as a PBI and can be installed using Software Manager.

      • mato
        December 17, 2010 at 7:44 am |

        well, it’s by many considered essential tool and since it’s very small i see no reason why pc-bsd couldn’t have it in base installation.
        i understand krusader may be extra pbi but mc is useful even in console (when x11 does not work).
        otherwise you could question why there already is screen and others.

        • December 17, 2010 at 9:37 am |

          MC is small enough to probably go into the base. I’ll experiment with it for 9.0 :)

  • mato
    December 17, 2010 at 1:14 am |

    btw, i’ve just glanced at Using Ports Jail and it reminded me of — what is the difference between Fetch Ports Tree and Fetch System Ports Tree in System Manager ? — i’m fluent in ports management yet this always baffles me when i install pc-bsd to a friend once in a while.

    • December 17, 2010 at 5:35 am |

      This screen is confusing and IIRC is being changed in 9.0. The first ports option (under the title Ports Console) installs ports into ports jail. The second ports option (under the title System Tasks) installs ports into the PC-BSD system–i.e. not in the jail. I’ll add a note under the figure to clarify.

      • mato
        December 17, 2010 at 7:48 am |

        oh, ok. then it should clearly state “jail” in the dialogue or probably even better to move it to other place. perhaps even removing since jail is only useful via command line and thus user can issue portsnap fetch update there.

  • xinbye
    October 26, 2012 at 7:10 am |

    i use ibus-unikey
    something, the method can’t type (ex: freeplane)
    but i use scim, it’s perfect

    • xinbye
      October 26, 2012 at 7:13 am |

      scim-unikey

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