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Offline Juanito

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Re: "Onboard" virtual on-screen keyboard?
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2016, 05:03:48 AM »
dbus doesn't need to be running, but you do need this in the extension start-up script:
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#!/bin/sh
glib-compile-schemas /usr/local/share/glib-2.0/schemas
gtk-update-icon-cache -q -f -t /usr/local/share/icons/hicolor
gtk-update-icon-cache -q -f -t /usr/local/share/icons/HighContrast

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Re: "Onboard" virtual on-screen keyboard?
« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2016, 05:07:02 AM »
..and as per the dep file, you'll need dbus-python3 for the added dbus functionality  ;)

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Re: "Onboard" virtual on-screen keyboard?
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2016, 05:19:52 AM »
Never ending story... Thanks for holding my hand. I'll keep digging.
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Re: "Onboard" virtual on-screen keyboard?
« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2016, 05:42:15 AM »
Just wondering:

Have you had any success with this in the meantime  ;) ?

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Re: "Onboard" virtual on-screen keyboard?
« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2016, 07:01:16 AM »
Got distracted by other things. Will return to this soon. I need an easy onscreen keyboard too.
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Re: "Onboard" virtual on-screen keyboard?
« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2016, 04:30:14 PM »
Not sure if this is helpful. Imported  onboard  in dCore-xenial, complex, 192 packages, didn't even launch. Imported  florence  , 154 packages, launched okay but crashed when using it, might just need some configuration, maybe florcence is an easier alternative to compile.
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** (florence:17981): WARNING **: Error retrieving accessibility bus address: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.a11y.Bus was not provided by any .service files

** (florence:17981): ERROR **: AT-SPI: Couldn't connect to accessibility bus. Is at-spi-bus-launcher running?

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Re: "Onboard" virtual on-screen keyboard?
« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2016, 04:34:53 AM »
Not intending to offend anyone, but Florence is a joke compared to Onboard. If you want to see if for yourself, just boot up Ubuntu 16.10 or one of it's variants in a virtual machine or via a live CD. The latest versions of Onboard and Florence are both available in the Ubuntu Yakkety repositories (or use the Onboard PPA when you are on 16.04 Xenial).

By the way, just noticed that the Qt Virtual Keyboard has been open sourced this year:

http://code.qt.io/cgit/qt/qtvirtualkeyboard.git/
http://doc.qt.io/QtVirtualKeyboard/index.html
http://blog.qt.io/blog/2016/01/13/new-agreement-with-the-kde-free-qt-foundation/
http://plfiorini.blogspot.de/2016/04/qt-virtual-keyboard-support-on-hawaii.html?m=1

It looks pretty incredible and even better than Onboard, see following two videos:

https://youtu.be/yIsQHinTw00
https://youtu.be/EyeDZLGIwbM

 :)

Maybe Qt Virtual Keyboard would be an even better option  :)?

Wasn't able to try it out yet, since unfortunately no Linux distribution seems to have packaged it yet...  :(

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Re: "Onboard" virtual on-screen keyboard?
« Reply #22 on: October 24, 2016, 03:02:49 AM »
Looks like the Qt Virtual Keyboard seems to be part of Qt 5.7:

https://lists.debian.org/debian-kde/2016/03/msg00033.html

 :D

Qt 5.7 is available in the 64-bit repo:

http://repo.tinycorelinux.net/7.x/x86_64/tcz/qt-5.x-all.tcz.info

But has anyone any idea how to actually start the Qt Virtual Keyboard?

Did:

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export QT_IM_MODULE=qtvirtualkeyboard
export GTK_IM_MODULE=qtvirtualkeyboard

as suggested on:

http://plfiorini.blogspot.com/2016/04/qt-virtual-keyboard-support-on-hawaii.html

but it doesn't seem to work.

The keyboard is not showing up when putting the cursor in a text field.

Anyone here who has more luck?

Entering qtvirtualkeyboard into a terminal also does not launch the keyboard.

Offline Misalf

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Re: "Onboard" virtual on-screen keyboard?
« Reply #23 on: October 24, 2016, 03:42:04 AM »
Florence seems to be tightened to gnome. Don't know how many dependency holes I would encounter. I'm not interested in building that.
Qt Virtual Keyboard doesn't seem to be a stand alone app? Also quite some heavy deps just for a keyboard.
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Re: "Onboard" virtual on-screen keyboard?
« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2017, 01:14:51 AM »
Did you succeed in building it?

Offline Misalf

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Re: "Onboard" virtual on-screen keyboard?
« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2017, 02:16:30 AM »
No. I'll stick with XVKBD for now. It's old but works and doesn't need a ton of deps.
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