A user on my machine has an xfce4-terminal open. This automatically starts a special character (think Chinese character) input method like UIM/SCIM. That means, some ordinary characters are not entered directly into the shell, but instead queued for compositing (a key sequence may be replaced by a character not bound to a single key on the keyboard)- similiar to "cooked mode" input. Since I do not need this annoying feature I wish to disable it:
How do I disable UIM / non-keyboard direct input which is started by xfce4-terminal?
ps says that
gnome-pty-helper which in turn starts
/usr/lib/uim/uim-helper-server. My strong suspicion is that these are the culprits. However, I cannot find any configuration files of these programs. There is no file with the string "uim" in
~/.config. When I kill these input helper processes they are restarted automatically.
The user in question is not logged in via
gdm or similar and does not have a separate X session, just this terminal window.