[SCIM] problem when using SCIM remotely via QT_IM_MODULE

Mike FABIAN mfabian at suse.de
Wed Oct 6 10:23:50 UTC 2004

I found the following bug with scim-1.0.1, scim-qtimm-0.7.5, and

To reproduce, two computers are needed: "local" and "remote". The
machine "remote" is running a KDE desktop with scim (scim, *not*
skim!). The scim "keyboard" icon (GTK version) is visible in the KDE
kicker on the machine "remote".

Log in via ssh and X-forwarding from machine "local" to the machine "remote":

ssh -X linux at remote

Try to use a Qt application with QT_IM_MODULE=scim 

QT_IM_MODULE=scim edittest

(or qtconfig instead of edittest, any Qt application will do. You can
try input in the sample text line in the font-tab of qtconfig).

Activate input. The scim-panel appears on the remote machine!

Type some characters. The window showing the candidates also appears
on the remote screen.

This works fine with the uim module and Qt, i.e.

QT_IM_MODULE=uim-anthy edittest

works fine, the candidate window appears on the local machine.

Mike FABIAN   <mfabian at suse.de>   http://www.suse.de/~mfabian

More information about the scim mailing list