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Re: [tlug] Japanese Input on CentOS / KDE

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On Mon, Aug 15, 2005 at 10:39:13PM +0900, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> >>>>> "Scott" == Scott Robbins <> writes:
>     Scott> I don't use KDE and I don't boot up in a GUI.  I think
>     Scott> you'd be better off changing it to boot into text
>     Scott> mode--you'll also find that your machine boots more
>     Scott> quickly.
> That's like saying you should switch to vi from Emacs because it
> starts more quickly.  If you do most of your work from the GUI,
> there's only one consideration: which way requires less attention and
> gives you a longer coffee break?  The only good reasons for booting
> into text mode are

Yeah, but I withdrew most of this.  The revised page accepts the fact
that RH boots by default into GUI, and it can all be added to the

Ironically enough, a German friend had a question about it on IRC, but
he's a programmer, so, together we looked at the source code--kdm reads
various files and he chose (he uses .zsh) a $HOME/.zlogin to set the

For RH I think .bash_profile is probably the easiest. 

>   - you're pretty sure you're going to have to reboot before you can
>     do something useful with the GUI (you obviously are an unstable
>     personality, Mr. Robbins, and it's reflected in your preference
>     for text mode)

Well, yes, but it's part of my charm.  Stability is boring.

> This is weak.  The interactions among the various startup files are
> complex, and the user will lose Japanese if he switches to a different
> file.  To be robust, this stuff needs to be established in the GUI
> startup.  (I don't do KDE or GNOME so don't ask me!)

Heh, see above--the .bash_profile (in RH) will cover it.  I checked it
in RH's default gnomeish thingie and gnome too and it worked. 

David, if you see this and the yum search finds scim, anthy and
scim-anthy, then I can tell you it worked perfectly.

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