[Chimera-users] keyboard input gone

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Dec 2 16:59:21 PST 2009

On Wed, 2 Dec 2009, Zhou, Wei wrote:

> Hi,
> Yesterday I installed the latest 1.4 32bit linux version of chimera into 
> my opensuse 11.1. Soon after I fetched some pdb files and started to use 
> it, at some point, I can no longer input any text into the program, such 
> as typing another pdb id, or typing a command line, or type a file name 
> to save it. I can still use mouse.

Turns out this was caused by enabling SCIM, so the user could type in 
Chinese characters. and that turning it off fixed chimera.  From the web, 
an alternate solution should be to leave SCIM on, but turn it off just for 
chimera by running the following command:

 	env XMODIFIERS=@im=local chimera

Some versions of Linux use IBus instead of SCIM by default, so it is 
unclear how extensive this problem is.  So if you are experiencing this 
problem, please report it (to me), so we can have a record of which 
versions of Linux have this problem.

 	Thank you,


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