The official Ubuntu derivative using the KDE Plasma Desktop

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Network Issues since Trusty

Since upgrading (fresh install) to Trusty (Kubuntu) I have noticed network issues. Exactly every two minutes my network craps out for a moment but then shortly comes back online. This is clearly ...
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How do I complete download?

I want to exchange my XP for Kubuntu. However, I'm not very well versed with computers. I downloaded Kubuntu thinking it would automatically erase my windows XP and replace it. It took about 20 ...
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Running KDE in a GNOME box

I have a dual boot computer running Kubuntu and Ubuntu Gnome. /home is on a separate partition and is shared by both. This works excellently except that if I have to switch, I have to restart. Is ...
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GTK application font problem with some characters in Kubuntu

I have problem with fonts in GTK applications in Kubuntu 14.04 (problem was in 13.10 too). Some characters are rendered by another font. Problem is with all GTK applications. Problem is with all ...
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Cannot search for packages to install using muon or synaptic

I installed Kubuntu 14.04 fresh. The package list is up to date. The problem is I cannot search for packages to install using muon or synaptic. The package is there in the list of packages. But when ...
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Help! Online upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 stuck

I was trying to upgrade my Lenovo T500 laptop from Kubuntu 12.04 LTS to Kubuntu 14.04 LTS. Fired up the upgrade process, and finally after downloading a zillion packages the upgrade got going, only ...
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icaclient on Kubuntu 14.04 x64

Has anybody been able to install the icaclient on Ubuntu/Kubuntu x64 successfully? Please respond with steps. Greatly appreciated.
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Removing Nepomuk and Akonay

Now that we have Baloo in KDE I guess is safe to remove the Akonadi and Nepomuk, right? I have upgraded my Kubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 without any problem. In the upgrade process, the system removed some ...
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Upgrade to Kubuntu 14.04 Hangs at Stopping Cron

I just attempted to upgrade from Kubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 using the Muon Update utility, but after downloading all required files, the update process stalled with the message "Cron: Stopping..." After ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS & Kubuntu 14.04 LTS - Unable to “try” either OS

RE: Motherboard: Emaxx MCP61D3-iCafe (64/32 bit 64/32 bit capable) CPU: AMD Sempron 145 (64/32 bit capable) RAM: 4GB DDR3 CD/DVD: Samsung TSSTCorp SH-S223C Monitor: Samsung Sync ...
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Black screen if no DVD drive is present

I have used an external USB-attached DVD drive to install Kubuntu 14.04 Beta 2, 64bit edition on an older HP Mini, without any problem (standard installation, auto-partition the hard drive, standard ...
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How do I add an “all applications” folder to kickoff launcher in KDE

I have Zorin OS (basically a skinned version of Ubuntu) But I installed KDE because it really has a much larger user base as a desktop environment and has a much wider range of features. My only real ...
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KDM Theme in Kubuntu 14.04

I just upgraded to Kubuntu 14.04, and when I went to reconfigure KDM (because I'm not a fan of the current theme), I realized that there was no way to add more themes, and there were only two there. ...
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How can I fix Dolphin's slow start up?

I've been a user of Kubuntu for 2 years now and I've upgraded the system when a new version came out. So far I was fine, but now with the Kubuntu 14.04 LTS upgrade and the KDE 4.13 also updated I ...
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Right-CTRL key not supported in Kubuntu 14.04?

In my fresh install of Kubuntu 14.04, I can't use anymore the (pretty useful) shortcut to move along words: (right) CTRL + Left (or Right) Arrow. The Left-Control key is working fine. If I try to add ...
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upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 to Kubuntu

I have an issue with installing KDE on my Ubuntu 14.04. I executed apt-get install kubuntu-desktop And tried to remove unity sudo apt-get autoremove --purge unity unity-common unity-services ...
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No keyboard input after 'Caps Lock' press

I live in Russia so I have Russian and English keyboard layout enabled on my Kubuntu 14.04 desktop. I use 'Caps Lock' and 'Alt+Shift' shortcuts to change layout It worked fine, but today my boss ...
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Baloo not working

The new KDE indexing service is of fundamental importance (as was Nepomuk before it) but, unfortunately, it does not work as it should on my machine with Kubuntu 14.04. Indeed, it does not work at ...
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can i install the broadcom sta wireless driver to kubuntu from windows?

I need to install this driver for my wireless internet. I have windows and i was wondering if i downloaded the drive to windows could I transfer it to kubuntu and install it there? I understand ...
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How to completely remove kubuntu-desktop from ubuntu 14.04?

I installed kubuntu-desktop just to experiment with its interface. Then I decided to remove and did the traditional apt-get purge and autoremove but it seems elements of kubuntu are still there. For ...
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Getting a pure Kubuntu 14.04 installation

I'm having the problem that I want to have a pure Kubuntu installation. I used the Ubuntu installer, because I had problems with the Kubuntu one. When I'm trying to remove e.g. unity-settings-daemon ...
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kubuntu does not boot after autoremove

kubuntu 13.10 do not boot after using apt-get autoremove. I used the command apt-get auto-remove to free some space after i was suggested to use by system terminal, but when i restart the system, the ...
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kubuntu 14.04 IEC958 turns off at login

I've just upgraded to Kubuntu 14.04 from Kubuntu 12.04 on my laptop (Packard Bell Easynote TJ65). On Kubuntu 12.04 the IEC958 output (digital audio optical/toslink spidif output) was always on as ...
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configuring apt to use installation dvd as a package source in kubuntu 14.04

I've just installed kubuntu 14.04, and as I have infrequent network connectivity I would like apt to use the installation media as a package source whenever possible. However, I don't seem to be ...
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What will happen to the programs(purchased games, Word, etc.) I already have on my computer if I change from Windows to Kubuntu?

I am concerned about how changing my operating system will affect the programs I have already downloaded while using my Windows 7 operating system.
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Problems installing 32bit program on 64bit system Kubuntu 14.04

I have problems installing GuitarPro 32bit on a 64bit system! I knew that the ia32-libs package will install most 32bit programs, so when I run : sudo apt-get install ia32-libs The response is: ...
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Cannot browse using OpenVPN in Kubuntu

On Ubuntu 13.10 Private Internet Access worked great but since changing to Kubuntu 14.04 when I press connect from the network manager it connect but there is no Internet access? I also imported the ...
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How to select which application should be used by open containing folder?

I have already read some questions and answers here and on the internet, but I wasn't able to solve my problem. I think it is related to having installed both ubuntu-desktop and kubuntu-desktop. I ...
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Using VNC from tablet to use as second monitor/input

I'm running this on kubuntu. So here's what I'm trying to do: I have an old 10" Android tablet that's not really good for much other than painful browsing and watching videos on. But it can access my ...
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Kubuntu 14.04: i686 version to run on Win8 64bit laptop?

Am existing Kubuntu user. I am about to install Kubuntu 14.04 on a new(ish) Dell Inspirion 17 7000. Its currently running Windows 8.0 64bit, so I presume its in UEFI mode. I'd like to keep Win8 on it ...
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Unable to upgrade to 14.04

I am trying to upgrade from Kubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. When I start the distribution upgrade, I get this message after "setting new software channels": An unresolvable problem occurred while ...
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Cant Start NVIDIA performance mode

What does this error means? Is not possible to select the NVIDIA GPU, whenever I try this blank error appears and returns immediately to to Intel Graphics I just upgraded to Kubuntu 14.04, but ...
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Upgrading Kubuntu from 14.04 Final Beta to Stable [duplicate]

I am using Kubuntu's final beta for 14.04 and was wondering if I will have to install 14.04 stable (when released) or will there be a simple upgrade, or maybe just a dist-upgrade?
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Is it possible to see a remote ubuntu server throught a gui?

I have some ubuntu (version 13.10) servers which I can access throught ssh. It is all fine, but I'd like to access them with a gui, so to handle some operations more efficiently. Of course I'd like ...
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How to add options to a launcher?

I have a launcher for a program, anyway I'd like to start that program with a command line option. eg. eclipse -e How to do this?
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WIndows XP desktop, CD drive and no USB boot option

I have a Dell 2400 Inspiron system with a CD drive. Lately its become sluggish in operation and I decided to load Kubuntu on it. But I have run into a roadblock. My machine doesn't have the USB flash ...
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kubuntu 13.10 how to remove firefox installer

I installed kubuntu 13.10 and in the menu I saw a Firefox installer. when i click the installer muon discover shows firefox. I don't want Firefox as rekonq is pre-installed so how can I remove the ...
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Reliably remapping keys per input device

I have a Mac, and the modifier keys on the keyboard are in order from left to right: Ctrl, Alt, Super (aka. Cmd, ⌘, Windows-key). I'd like the order to be Ctrl, Super, Alt instead, and so I have ...
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Necessary space for each mount point in a linux (kubuntu) install

I was looking up what the best space allocation would be for a fresh linux install and found THIS page which provides the following insight: Will this partition scheme be sufficient for a ...
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neither kubuntu 13.04 nor ubuntu 12.04 can detect network (wired/wireless) activity

Thanks for reading, i have an HP mini 110-1030LA, it had Windows XP, tottaly functional, a little slow but funtional, i decided to install kubuntu saucy (32 bits), everythings seems to be better, the ...
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How to remove kubuntu

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 (using wubi)dual booting with Windows 7. Having read that Kubuntu desktop has similarities to Windows I later downloaded Kubuntu. I have since concluded that ...
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I have network problems with kubuntu

I recently installed kubuntu and for some reason its not picking up on my wireless network. Im sort of new at this so please try to keep it as simple as possible. Thank you in advance.
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Web page loading problem on RealTek Semiconductor RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC

I have a problem with my network (RealTek Semiconductor RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC) on Kubuntu (Live CD). I wanted to install Kubuntu, so I tested the web browser using the Live CD, but ...
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Can't boot after Kubuntu 13.10 installation with Windows 8 Dual Boot

I installed Kubuntu 13.10 with Dual Boot Windows 8.1 via USB. After reboot i got the prompt: Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported I already tried to fix it with boot-repair, but nothing ...
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Problem installing kubuntu desktop in Ubuntu [duplicate]

When I tried to install kubuntu-desktop using the given command, sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop sudo the following error appeared. Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section ...
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Sending sound only through HDMI (kubuntu)

So I am a new user to Ubuntu coming from Windows, and I wanted to connect my PC to the TV via HDMI. I have and it works perfectly, however, I have the sound coming from both the TV and the PC and it ...
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Using KDE's Dolphin file manager dual view the Norton Commander way?

KDE's default file manager Dolphin offers a possibility of a dual view. I would like to define keyboard shortcuts to easily switch between the left and right panes copy/move files between them ...
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Setting priority of wireless networks in KDE Network Manager

Is there a way to determine the priority of wireless networks? The KDE networkmanager applet works fine, but it often connects to the WRONG wireless network by default when multiple networks are ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Keeping dolphin open hogs CPU by kdeinit

I use Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell inspiron laptop. If I open and keep a dolphin open, one of my cores is used 100% and this quickly leads to high temperatures. When I use htop and see what is hogging the ...
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Help for a Linux newbie [duplicate]

What are "lenses?" I keep seeing the term in comments by people who have been around Linux forever, but it does not appear in any of the legends on the Ubuntu desktop. And now you people are driving ...