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Re: [trinity-users] How to get an onscreen keyboard?

From: "E. Liddell" <ejlddll@...>
Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2015 07:11:12 -0400
On Fri, 3 Apr 2015 10:36:12 +0200
Thierry de Coulon <tcoulon@...> wrote:

> While researching for this project I re-read what KDE 4 devs had said about 
> having to give up KDE 3 because it was not "touchfriendly", so I tried TDE on 
> Ubuntu. Now, TDE is actually very usable on a touchscreen. There is ONE 
> problem - I can't find a way to activate an onscreen keyboard.
> Ubuntu/Unity starts a tool called "onboard" that works almost as expected 
> (does not always seem to see if an external keyboard is present). It seems to 
> be linked to lightdm.
> I can try to run Trinity with lightdm. Or has anyone a suggestion as to how to 
> get an onscreen keyboard with tdm?

Actual deps for Onboard 1.1.1, according to the first ebuild I checked:  
at-spi2-core, iso-codes, glib, libappindicator, dbus-python, pycairo, dconf (gnome), 
mousetweaks (gnome), libcanberra, cairo, gdk-pixbuf, gtk+-3, pango, X.  In other
words, lightdm is not a requirement per se (although that doesn't mean it'll
work with tdm).

It looks like another option would be xvkbd ( ), 
which only requires basic X libraries.  A project called xkbd appears to be similar, but 
has no surviving homepage (your distro might still package it).  Matchbox-keyboard has 
been subsumed by another project, but again, your distro might still have a package.

Those are all the possibilities I could find in a hurry.

E. Liddell