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

From: Thierry de Coulon <tcoulon@...>
Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2015 13:46:57 +0200
On Friday 03 April 2015 13.11:12 E. Liddell wrote:
> 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).

I'll take a look. I haven't yet understood "how" the sstem decides to pop up 
the keyboard. It does it with Unity/lightdm. It does not with tdm. What I 
also seem to see is that if I install Trinit 13 I can both run TDE with 
lightdm (but onboard does not pop up) and Unity with kdm. But after upgrading 
to R14 Unity no more works (even if I go bakc to lightdm)...

> 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.

xvkdb runs. I'd have to find a way to launch it without a keyboard - and 
without reading the manpage I can't fugure out how to make it bigger, the 
default siuze is a bit tiny. It does offer a nice range of layouts, however.

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

Thank you for your hints, I'll take a look and report about the result.