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onboard not working on Linux Mint18.2?

Post by Brahim Salem » Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:55 pm

I cannot launch onboard (onscreen keyboard) on Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon!

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 onboard
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/onboard", line 36, in <module>
    ob = Onboard()
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/Onboard/OnboardGtk.py", line 139, in __init__
    remote.Show(dbus_interface=ServiceOnboardKeyboard.IFACE)
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/dbus/proxies.py", line 70, in __call__
    return self._proxy_method(*args, **keywords)
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/dbus/proxies.py", line 145, in __call__
    **keywords)
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/dbus/connection.py", line 651, in call_blocking
    message, timeout)
dbus.exceptions.DBusException: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.UnknownMethod: No such interface 'org.onboard.Onboard.Keyboard' on object at path /org/onboard/Onboard/Keyboard
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Re: onboard not working on Linux Mint18.2?

Post by Cosmo. » Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:14 pm

There was in the 18.2 beta the problem, that 2 onscreen keyboards (caribou and onboard) got launched simultaneously, when the onscreen keyboard got enabled. To solve this there has been a fix applied, which effectively prevents onboard from starting (except in the LightDM login screen).

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Re: onboard not working on Linux Mint18.2?

Post by Brahim Salem » Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:31 am

How can I solve this issue I need onboard!!
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Re: onboard not working on Linux Mint18.2?

Post by Cosmo. » Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:06 am

I don't think, that anybody except the developers can do something about it.

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Re: onboard not working on Linux Mint18.2?

Post by Brahim Salem » Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:19 am

can anyone report this plz!!
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Re: onboard not working on Linux Mint18.2?

Post by claude » Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:00 pm

Hmm... I see I'm not alone with this onboard problem... My search on the give me no clue about this issue. (Wait and see...).

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Re: onboard not working on Linux Mint18.2?

Post by Cosmo. » Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:58 pm

You might want to read here and here.

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Re: onboard not working on Linux Mint18.2?

Post by airon11 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:41 am

i had the same problem, and reverted back from backup to previous release..
Is these a way to solve the problem maybe with an unstable package?
i read articles suggested and i did not understood if the patch in cinnamon created the problem or solved it
Thanks

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Re: onboard not working on Linux Mint18.2?

Post by Brahim Salem » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:29 am

Linux Mint 18.2 is a total waste of time!! Why would they install onboard by default if they knew it wouldn't work!!!! :( :(
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Re: onboard not working on Linux Mint18.2?

Post by Brahim Salem » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:16 am

heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelp!!!
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Re: onboard not working on Linux Mint18.2?

Post by harry08 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:09 am

Does not help for Cinnamon, but onboard works in Linux Mint 18.2 Mate

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Re: onboard not working on Linux Mint18.2?

Post by airon11 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:03 pm

The problem is in cinnamon...
Anyway I found a workaround for my situation:
I used to have a button on my panel that invoked dbus-send command to show or hide onboard running in daemon mode.
Now with this new version of cinnamon this is not working anymore like before, but running onboard as super user works..( like at login screen)
So I run sudo onboard automatically at cinnamon startup and I run the dbus-send command with sudo before it...and I edited sudoers file to allow my user to run the onboard executable and the dbus-send command as root user without password..
It is maybe not the best solution safety wise, but it is acceptable for me in a desktop laptop for the use I have...and now it is working again like before and getting even the custom settings I had before in my user...

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Re: onboard not working on Linux Mint18.2?

Post by Brahim Salem » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:16 pm

Now whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat guys!! :oops: :oops:
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Re: onboard not working on Linux Mint18.2?

Post by Brahim Salem » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:18 pm

going back to gnome!!! I need this app. to type in Arabic :cry: :oops:
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Re: onboard not working on Linux Mint18.2?

Post by Brahim Salem » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:38 pm

even the RIP-Windows XP has a virtual keyboard but not Cinnamon!! Why don't they fork their own onscreen keyboard or stop messing around with things that we don't need all together. I don't care about these point releases and updates if they don't bring in new functionalities. We don't care if you fork Bill Gates himself. We need sth that works period. :shock:
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Re: onboard not working on Linux Mint18.2?

Post by Brahim Salem » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:59 am

!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: onboard not working on Linux Mint18.2?

Post by lewmur » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:25 pm

I created a desktop launcher with the command "gksudo onboard". Works for me.

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