Recently, Mozc, Japanese input methode engine by Google become more popular, compared with Anthy, so does fcitx upon ibus. In the official repository of Fedora, there’s fcitx-anthy, but unfortunately, there’s no fcitx-mozc yet.
Here I will wrap up the workaround for those who want to use fcitx-mozc in Fedora 23. Be careful, that you take responsible of all risks that may happen, as it may lead to dependency hell. Basically, you are going to get favor from OpenSUSE as it has provided fcitx-mozc. You need 3 packages to be downloaded: fcitx-mozc, mozc, and mozc-gui-tools.
Download those 3 packages from https://software.opensuse.org/421/en, select “more version” link, under Direct install button, there you can choose the package version and system architecture, whether 32 bit or 64 bit
Remove ibus-mozc and mozc if already installed via command sudo dnf remove ibus-mozc mozc
Install fcitx if it’s not installed yet, sudo dnf install fcitx kcm-fcitx
Then install the previously downloaded packages via console. sudo dnf install fcitx-mozc.rpm fcitx-gui-tools.rpm mozc.rpm
Once it successfully installed, you can set the default input method to fcitx-mozc via system settings.
at the left list, you may have to uncheck the option “Only show the current language” to show Mozc and move to the right. Apply the settings and just relogin to Plasma to take effect and see the fcitx icon at the taskbar below.
I’ve just successfully connected KDE Connect in my Fedora 23 KDE to Android. Just before, I thought it didn’t work in Plasma 5 or broken in Fedora. Since it could not find the Android devices, although they have KDE Connect app installed. But actually, it’s just blocked by firewall config of Fedora.
According to KDE Wiki, the ports for kde-connect need to be opened, i.e 1714-1764. I’ve never thought that such essential part of the desktop environment would be blocked by firewall. So I had no idea to touch firewall config at all. It was until I found a discussion on Reddit about the same problem I had. A user pointing out about Fedora’s firewall that seems blocking kde-connect. But I could see the ports either TCP or UDP have been opened and listened in the firewall config. But then I found out that kde-connect was unchecked in the Services list.
It means that the firewall didn’t allow kde-connect to access the ports it needs. Then I just had to check it, typed password, and voila… my Android device has been found by kde-connect. So now, I can enjoy syncing Android to KDE and playing some stuffs it has.
Here, i post a brief tutorial how to connect my Kubuntu desktop to OpenVPN server with the default connection manager. Previously, I have set up OpenVPN server in just one click. And after the server is up, it automagically created several OpenVPN config files for the client. I fetched them with scp.
Have a look at this screenshot. It’s my experience when installed OpenWRT system image via command line. I did that way because it’s almost broken and I thought it bricked. But fortunately, it could be connected via SSH, and I reflashed the image with mtd command, after I scp-ed the binary image.
Kubuntu 15.04 now has fcitx as the default input method for Asian languages, including Japanese. But as I installed it in English, fcitx were removed at the end of installation. Previously, I used to have ibus-anthy to write Japanese characters. Now, I give a try to fcitx-mozc for doing that. Mozc engine is developed by Google –as I know so far. And here is a post that describes how to setup fcitx-mozc in Kubuntu 15.04 for writing Hiragana, Katakana or Kanji. I quoted it from a japanese blog. Just ask Google to translate it. 😀
Here’s how to reinstall Ubuntu or another Linux distro without having to lost your app settings and data. It’s useful for some cases, for instance you won’t lost your Firefox bookmarks and login session, as well as browsing history and installed add-ons. Although you can regain them all easily by the new sync feature, it can help you to save bandwidth and time.
The key to accomplish this approach is at the partitioning section when you install from USB or DVD installer. If you have /home directory in a distinct partition, then it will be easier to do. Otherwise, you may have to delete some system dirs first, instead of formatting / (root). Continue reading How to Reinstall Ubuntu (Linux) without Repartitioning