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no virtual keyboard

asked 2015-10-25 11:28:46 +0300

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updated 2016-08-17 16:35:36 +0300

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After updating to there is no virtual keyboard anymore. I can use only my hardware keyboard. How can I force the virtual keyboard to shown? I have tohkbd (the first version not tohkbd2) with the 1st design ot the keyboard (with the flat cable, not with the magnets).

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same for me. updated yesterday, experienced this today when I wanted to write a note and no keyboard was showing up, then starting messages app and same there, rebooted and still no keyboard. It does work in the terminal app!

Affects: native Browser, messages,notes,contacts, mail, Andorid Firefox ...

Does not affect: Terminal

Update: installed Sailfish utilities to restart the virtual keyboard, it doesn't fix this problem, still no vKeyboard

mobile ( 2015-11-04 18:49:33 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-11-04 20:50:02 +0300

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Update2: it seems to be an incompatibility with the TOHKBD-Service, I have the old service still running.

I did this in terminal:

  • devel-su
  • systemctl stop tohkbd

virtual keyboard is working again

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I have the same Problem, after each restart of Sailfish, no virtual Keyboard any more. . "devel-su" and "systemctl stop tohkbd". Unfortunately my harware keyborad DIY Version never worked (product by Dirk van Leersum). After 2 years of Jolla and Maemo before, I am still appreciating the hard work and the excellent product (with occaional drawbacks). Hope to keepup my Spirit until a new Hardware release ;-)

robinfoot ( 2015-11-26 17:15:20 +0300 )edit

You should ask Dirk to compile updated version with a fix for 2.0 if you planning to use it.

coderus ( 2015-12-06 07:30:06 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-12-05 10:35:17 +0300

Hello all, I am facing with the same problem after installing the patch manager and the disable lock screen animation patch. I have tried everything (uninstalling both the PM and the patch reboot, etc.) but I still do not have keyboard anywhere. My Jolla runs Sainmaa. I would not like to reimage the whole phone, if possible. Any help would be highly appericiated!

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answered 2015-12-05 13:03:08 +0300

It might be helpful for someone else: the problem was unrelated to the PM, but was related to this package: https://openrepos.net/content/penguin/hungarian-keyboard

I have installed that in the past, but it had not had any effects. I have forgotten to reboot my device then, what I did now, so the keyboard disappeared. Swithching back to English layout it works again.

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