Cannot connect to ibus-daemon

So I have a config like this:

 { config, lib, pkgs, ... }:

  i18n.inputMethod = {
    enabled = "ibus";
    ibus = { engines = with pkgs.ibus-engines; [ rime ]; };

After switching, I have ibus, ibus-daemon, and ibus-setup in my system, but seems like they cannot connect to ibus correctly:

nix-shell ❮ ibus list-engine
Can't connect to IBus.

How can I start configuring ibus? Why am I not able to connect it? Is it because the daemon is started inside dbus?

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I also encountered this issue with following config

engines = with pkgs.ibus-engines; [ mozc ];

I ended up starting up the daemon my self by adding an init script to my window manager:

ibus-daemon --daemonize

However, the daemon should be automatically started by a service defined here nixpkgs/ibus.nix at 8284fc30c84ea47e63209d1a892aca1dfcd6bdf3 · NixOS/nixpkgs · GitHub

In my case, somehow, the file /etc/xdg/autostart/ibus-daemon.desktop wasn’t created after running nixos-rebuild.