Originally Posted by mtl2002
2. mkdir /home/yourusername/.xinput.d
ln -s /etc/X11/xinit/xinput.d/scim /home/yourusername/.xinput.d/default
Replace "default" by your locale without encoding (eg "ja_JP" for Japanese, etc), if you only want to use scim by default for desktop sessions in that language.
Dear all I had a problem with these and it took me days to solve, I misinterpreted the Replace "default" by your locale without encoding portion. I had replace default with ja_JP thinking that I need to use Japanese. But because my locale was actually en_US as my language is set to English(US) so my SCIM was not activated when I started GNOME. so if u using English(US) like me your cmd should look like this
ln -s /etc/X11/xinit/xinput.d/scim /home/yourusername/.xinput.d/en_US
hope it helps