I am relatively new to Linux, but I have had Ibus working with Hangul (Korean) input in the past with Linux Mint 16 & Ubuntu 14.04

I have just installed Kubuntu 14.04 but can't get Ibus to run Hangul properly. Since installing, I now also have missing characters both in hangul & english inputs. Both in Terminal and GUI, some prgrams simply show black or white squares where english or korean characters should be.

I have tried removing Ibus and reinstalling to no effect. im-config, in particular does not show characters properly, nor have I been able to us it; it just seems to crash when I try to change the input method.

Dolphin is also messed up.

Unfortunately I can't upload pics yet (due to reputation restriction).

Any help, please use laymen terms! Thanks :)

Output from im-config -m

ibus missing ibus

Output from env | grep IM_


  • Can you please edit the question and add the output from the commands im-config -m and env | grep IM_ – Gunnar Hjalmarsson Jun 11 '14 at 4:38

Well, this is really a guess (and of course untested), but I notice that the QT_IM_MODULE environment variable is set to xim. You may want to try to set it to ibus, e.g. via this command:

echo 'export QT_IM_MODULE=ibus' > $HOME/.kde/env/qt.sh

Then, after a relogin, you'll possibly notice a difference.


Btw, you said that you just installed Kubuntu 14.04. Have you updated your system after the installation?

  • Thanks, but didn't work. Changed the QT_IM_Module to Ibus, but didn't help. Yes, I had installed all updates after installing. i will try again though. env | grep IM_ CLUTTER_IM_MODULE=xim QT_IM_MODULE=ibus IM_CONFIG_PHASE=1 QT4_IM_MODULE=ibus GTK_IM_MODULE=xim – user292444 Jun 11 '14 at 10:06
  • @user292444: Ok, it was a long shot. Then you'd better remove that qt.sh file. Hopefully someone else can provide more useful help. – Gunnar Hjalmarsson Jun 11 '14 at 10:12

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