after successful downloading the sogou pinyin deb I install by double click and it shows sucessfully installed but cannot start. My system is ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
u.Hi, basically you need to add ppa:fcitx-team/nightly, then update fcitx in your linux distro, last install the deb package downloaded from official website. If you see a black box when switching to sogou pinyin input, you will need to install xcompmgr as well, and make it auto start. I have include a thorough guide in my blog, you are welcome to check it out and leave comments if it doesn't work for you.
This blog solved my installation http://cherishlc.iteye.com/blog/2320166.
All the other places don't mention "Only show current language" needs to be unticked.
Sogoupinyin is a Chinese input method very popular in China. The linux version of the software is available here: http://pinyin.sogou.com/linux/ .
If you have been messing with your Ubuntu you may want to follow the installation instructions outlined in another thread on askubuntu.com.
This worked for me on a clean Ubuntu install:
Fcitx is an input method framework. Linux' sogoupinyin is based on fcitx, so we have to make sure it is installed. You can do so by firing up a terminal with
SHIFT + ALT + Tand typing:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install fcitx
This should run on its own. After installation is complete, your system uses fcitx as input method. To check if it does, go to
language supportand check the entry
Keyboard input method system. It should now say
Then run the installer file sogoupinyin_xxxxx.deb that you have downloaded from the Sogou website. It will open the Software Center of your Ubuntu installation and ask for your root password.
Restart your machine.
You are good to go. After the restart the
fcitx-autostartshould be called upon login. Alternatively, simply run
fcitx-autostartfrom the terminal with the same effect, but give it a second or two for the startup. You will then be able to configure sogoupinyin in a way similar to the Windows or Mac versions of the software.
Hope it helps.