I'm unable to find any settings to disable it. I did find one post on it but I get an error when I try to follow the post.

I attempted this: sudo gedit /etc/sddm.conf

I got this: sudo: gedit: command not found

It goes on to say:

Then in the General section add: InputMethod=

Save and restart.

Firstly how do I get the gedit command to work? and will this fix the problem?


UPDATE: I got gedit working thanks but I only have 2 lines of text come up:

  1. [Autologin]
  2. Session=Lubuntu

So I don't know what to do with this: Then in the General section add: InputMethod= do I just type that below the first 2 lines and save it or am I missing something??

  • Welcome to AskUbuntu, To install gedit sudo apt install gedit Lubuntu doesn't have gedit on default packages, vi or nano is a terminal text editor. Leafpad for GUI. you can change sudo update-alternatives --config editor if you install your favorite GUI text editor already. Nov 15, 2020 at 18:26
  • leafpad, I think, went away with Lubuntu 18.04. Don't know what the text editor is in later versions. Nov 15, 2020 at 19:33
  • 2
    it is featherpad.
    – nobody
    Nov 15, 2020 at 19:34
  • The Lubuntu manual uses nano in the sddm configuration section by example (manual.lubuntu.me/stable/3/3.1/3.1.9/…) though featherpad is the default LXQt editor as @nobody said, and vim is installed by default too (for those familiar with vi/vim)
    – guiverc
    Nov 15, 2020 at 21:30
  • Thanks, Sadaharu for the help with gedit that worked great, I've edited my question seeking advice on the second part, any help with it would be great. Nov 19, 2020 at 12:44

1 Answer 1


To answer the second part of your question, yes essentially you would just add it to the file and it should look like this:


For reference, a similar question has been asked on the Lubuntu forum as well. https://discourse.lubuntu.me/t/removing-keyboard-on-boot/1932/7

  • Thank you all very much for your time and help. 👍 Dec 27, 2020 at 23:10

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