It was stated that in gnome-shell 3.8+ was released integrated input method where i would not need to take care of setting up iBus and deal with enabling/disabling it every time.

Since i always use 3 languages one of which requires iBus i decided to give it a try in VirtualBox. So i've installed latest stable Ubuntu GNOME (13.04), added PPA for Gnome and did apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade.

But seems that this announced feature doesn't work. I added needed languages and indicator-applet shows that i switch between them, but language requiring iBus (Chinese in this case) still uses standard layout and all i enter is just Roman characters.

Is there anything I am missing or have done wrong?

  • have you tried ibus-setup? – Aurelien Nov 2 '13 at 13:09

Try also adding the gnome3 staging ppa as well sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging

and full update

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

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