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Following up on Making fcitx work under Lubuntu 18.04

I've got all the fcitx packages I believe:

 fcitx_1:4.2.9.8-3
 fcitx-bin_1:4.2.9.8-3
 fcitx-config-common_0.4.10-3
 fcitx-config-gtk_0.4.10-3
 fcitx-data_1:4.2.9.8-3
 fcitx-frontend-all_1:4.2.9.8-3
 fcitx-frontend-gtk2_1:4.2.9.8-3
 fcitx-frontend-gtk3_1:4.2.9.8-3
 fcitx-frontend-qt5:amd64_1.2.5-1ubuntu2
 fcitx-googlepinyin:amd64_0.1.6-4build1
 fcitx-module-dbus_1:4.2.9.8-3
 fcitx-module-kimpanel_1:4.2.9.8-3
 fcitx-module-lua_1:4.2.9.8-3
 fcitx-module-x11_1:4.2.9.8-3
 fcitx-modules_1:4.2.9.8-3
 fcitx-ui-classic_1:4.2.9.8-3
 fcitx5-module-quickphrase-editor:amd64_1.2.5-1ubuntu2
 libfcitx-config4:amd64_1:4.2.9.8-3
 libfcitx-core0:amd64_1:4.2.9.8-3
 libfcitx-gclient1:amd64_1:4.2.9.8-3
 libfcitx-qt5-1:amd64_1.2.5-1ubuntu2
 libfcitx-qt5-data_1.2.5-1ubuntu2
 libfcitx-utils0:amd64_1:4.2.9.8-3

But my fcitx config is still showing empty methods:

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I've tried both fcitx-config-gtk3 and fcitx-configtool. Both showing empty methods.

Consequently using hot key trying to invoke/trigger fcitx has no effect at all.

Anybody can help?

$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 21.10
Release:        21.10
Codename:       impish
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  • Did you look in the manual? manual.lubuntu.me/stable/… as the manual clearly states "First you must launch Fcitx to have it open in the system tray. To have Fcitx automatically start see Chapter 3.2.13."
    – guiverc
    Nov 29, 2021 at 21:35
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    @guiverc: That documentation is rather poor. Actually chapter 3.2.13 doesn't mention anything about fcitx, and it fails to point at the obvious tool on Lubuntu which I mentioned i my answer. Nov 29, 2021 at 22:07

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You need to launch the fcitx daemon and configure your system to use fcitx.

  • Open Input Method Configuration
  • Select fcitx as the user configuration
  • Reboot

Now you should see a fcitx icon and be able to add input methods to your liking.

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  • For some reason my menu is screwed up and I can't find the configuration tool. Can you tell me the command-line name? Nov 23, 2022 at 21:10
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    @YanKingYin: Try: fcitx-config-gtk3 Nov 23, 2022 at 21:19

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