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How can I copy/paste files via RDP in Kubuntu?

I recently installed the latest Kubuntu (x64) on my work machine as I am trying to migrate away from Windows. Unfortunately I use RDP very frequently to connect to customer's servers and need to be ...
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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 to install Virtualbox Guest Additions? [duplicate]

how to install guest additions on ubuntu 12.04 my host is ubuntu 12.04 and my guest is kubuntu 14.04 and my virtualbox version is 4.3.14.
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Why my Alt Tab has become ugly? under Kubuntu 14.04

I don't know why and when it happened, but now, when I use ALT+TAB, it only displays icons of the applications instead of previews. Also, when I moved the cursor of my mouse in the top left corner of ...
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Kubuntu UEFI Dual Boot with Windows 7 failed at installing Grub-efi

I want to install Kubuntu 13.04 together with Windows 7 in UEFI Mode. I installed Windows 7 first, which created the EFI boot partition. When it come to installing Kubuntu, the installation failed ...
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Kubuntu upgrade to 14.04 causes hal related failure

After upgrading to Kubuntu 14.04, my PC fails to start-up. I receive failure messages that online posts indicate are due to deprecation of HAL. I can boot with Xorg. But, how do I remove HAL ?
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How to connect and create a database in MySQL?

I want to install MySQL and create a database on it using the following code: sudo apt-get install mysql-server mysqladmin -h localhost -u {username} -p create lrs I get the following message after ...
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Name of the application to make bootable USBs from the contextual menu

What's the name of the application to make bootable USBs from contextual menu? I want to see if I can install it on Kubuntu.
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Disable bluetooth in Kubuntu 14.04

Does anyone know how to permanently disable bluetooth in Kubuntu 14.04?
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Network is not starting in Kubuntu 14.04

In Windows XP Pc I installed Kubuntu 14.04 with dual booting. As network did not start due to IPV6 i changed /etc/network/interface file with IPV4 static addres and gw. Then after it did not start. On ...
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Deactivate “Recent Files” in Dolphin

I want to deactivate the "recent files" in the sidebar of dolphin. Is there a way?
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Qualcom EVDO internet device not working

when i plug usb cdma device following log can be found with dmesg command: [ 647.070249] usb 3-1: New USB device found, idVendor=05c6, idProduct=6000 [ 647.070259] usb 3-1: New USB device strings: ...
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Rendering CV template with XeLaTex

Installed kubuntu on thursday Installed LaTeX on my kubuntu machine, using full Compiled an old document and it worked fine Downloaded a CV template from ...
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no min/max/close buttons in kubuntu 14.04

I recently installed kubuntu 14.04. The windows dock to the upper left corner and cannot be moved,resized, and there are no min/max/close buttons. kde-window-manager is installed and in the default ...
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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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How to get the newest version of a package installed via apt-get?

Is there a way to install the latest release of a program other than building it from the source? I know that the packages/applications in the ubuntu repositories are not always containing the most ...
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“Can't create test file /var/lib/mysql/user-desktop.lower-test”: How to run mysql server on Xubuntu 13.04 (kubuntu-desktop)

I have downloaded and unpacked MySQL 5.6.12 to /opt/mysql/server-5.6. I want to use this db instead of pre-installed 5.5 version. But neither version works. When I want to start a server with mysqld ...
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Kubuntu 12.04.4 usb installation fails

When I insert and boot my usb stick with Kubuntu 12.04.4 on it, it shows me the screen "try kubuntu"/"install kubuntu". Then I click on the first one, the graphic goes away and sends me on a ...
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Reliance. netconnect on kubuntu

I recently installed kubuntu. 14.04 and. I am not able to use Reliance. netconnect. on it. pls.help how to connect. to internet. using Reliance. netconnect. on kubuntu. 14.04
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Shutdown Hangs for 5 Minutes on Kubuntu 14.04

I've had persistent problems with a 5 minute hang at shutdown for the last three versions of Kubuntu (13.04, 13.10, and now 14.04). I suspect this is not a KDE-specific problem. Recently, I performed ...
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Screen goes blank after undocking

For some reason since yesterday completely working system can't work without dockstation: screen goes blank, but everything else works. I still can login as guest and everything will work fine, or ...
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Desktop compositing issues with gtx 690 and Kubuntu 14.04

I'm having a bit of trouble with Kubuntu 14.04 on my desktop. I have a GTX 690 with the Nvidia 331 drivers installed (through the driver manager). Whenever I boot into Kubuntu, I'm met with terrible ...
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Qt5 crash on drag&drop due to failed call to XRenderFindVisualFormat

I have an up to date Kubuntu 14.04.01 and all Qt5 applications with internal drag&drop crash in Qt5 at the line glxconvenience/qglxconvenience.cpp:141: 136 XVisualInfo ...
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How to disable sleep/screensaver Kubuntu 12.04 LTS and VLC?

I watch VLC for a while, then about 15 min. later, it sleeps. Where can i find the how to disable the screen-saver or how to disable sleep?
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Is it possible to make free space in extended partition?

I have installed Linux Mint 17 and Kubuntu 14.04 side by side. Without making any partition. Now I want to install Elementary OS Luna by making some free space. Tell me the procedures, please! Here ...
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Make Win7 Bootable After Ubuntu/Kubuntu Install

I had a Win7 install on a raid array (sda...) and added a second drive (sdf) for installing Linux. Installed Ubuntu initially using a Grub boot loader (no problem, Win7 still bootable), but then ...
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*.desktop files opening in Kate

I've downloaded and am playing with the new Neon release of KDE. When I activate an item from the Kickoff menu, though, it opens up a *.desktop file in the Kate text editor instead of launching the ...
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Wacom tablet removed after sleep mode

The tablet functionality stops working after I wake my Lenovo Tablet from sleep mode (closing & opening lit). The error message is "Tablet Serial Wacom Tablet (Lenovo X201) removed" (screenshot: ...
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How to launch specific webbrowser for specific URLs?

I would like to launch Firefox for URLs with website "firefoxexampledotcom/..." and Chromium with URLs containing "chromiumexampledotcom/..." To make it less complex in the beginning: For my own ...
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Recover home folder with randomly generated encryption passphrase

I forgot my user password after not using the pc for a month. I'm running kubuntu 13.10. I reinstalled kubuntu with a live usb and kept the home partition, that basically changed the user password ...
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Huge KDE System Tray icons in Kubuntu 14.04

My KDE system tray icons are huge in Kubuntu 14.04: Notice that the Skype and wicd icons are sized properly, these are not KDE apps. However the KDE apps' icons (Klipper and Volume Control) are ...
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How can I install Unity in Kubuntu 12.04?

I'd like to try Unity, but I'm running Kubuntu 12.04 (64-bit). How I can I install the Unity desktop environment? I tried "sudo apt-get install unity", but after installation and choosing "Gnome" ...
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Making Windows seasoned students feel comfortable with Kubuntu

After two years of endless campaigning by me and my schoolmate and comrade, Ask Ubuntu user Shubham Rao, we have finally succeeded in convincing our teachers to switch from Windows XP to Linux. A ...
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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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How to completely remove kubuntu-desktop from Ubuntu

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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Kubuntu 14.04 crashes on boot on Asus PC

After successfully installing Kubuntu 13.10 (64bit) on my Asus PC, I tried to upgrade to 14.04. After the upgrade completed and I tried to restart, the boot process crashes with a kernel panic, see ...
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Rhythmbox control buttons not displayed properly

After an upgrade to Kubuntu 14.04 and to Rhythmbox 3.02 the control buttons in the upper left corner (play/stop, next/previous song, repeat, shuffle) and other icons (music library, libre.fm etc.) are ...
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AR9485 - Kubuntu (Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS) wireless not connecting anymore

I'm running Kubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on a Asus PU301LA RO039G. Wireless and wired connection worked fine until yesterday, when the "I don't know what" happened. Symptom is the unability to connect to my ...
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Cycle through windows in KDE on Ubuntu 14.04

I just switched from Gnome to KDE on Ubuntu 14.04. Is there a keyboard shortcut to cycle through applications in KDE, such that if the same application has multiple open windows, only the first is ...
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Installing 'Kubuntu 14.04' [duplicate]

I don't want to retain my WinXP so I downloaded 'Kubunu 14.04'. However, I can't find it at all, even in my BIOS. Should I download it again?
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Multiple sound source playback broken after Pithos

I have an odd situation. I have a recently installed Kubuntu 14.04 that I've been using as a work environment. It's not uncommon for me to use pianobar or MPD to provide background music, but still ...
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How to get full Conky transparency in KDE 4.11?

On recent versions of KDE (4.10, 4.11 at least), the Conky window does not have a transparent background, despite settings in the .conkyrc file.
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What is “camera:/” when I connect my Camera to Kubuntu?

Using Kubuntu. When I connect my Camera to the system through an usb cable, a prompt will be shown at the right bottom corner: After clicking "Open with File Manager": Dolphin opens with the ...
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On Kubuntu how can I keep wifi connected when my laptop is closed?

I only use this laptop at home, and I would like it to stay connected when the lid closed so my dropbox and crashplan will continue to work during this time. How can I keep it from disconnecting when ...
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How to reset KDE / display settings after a move to a new machine

I've recently upgraded my hardware to a new laptop, and installed the latest kubuntu build on the new machine. Various advice here and elsewhere led me to hope that I could bring all of my KDE ...
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How to run Java application in KDE with Qt-like UI?

Continuing my question in Install Ubuntu or Kubuntu? I have tried Kubuntu (KDE), and it was very cool as cool as Ubuntu (GNOME). but there is little problem with its user interface when we start Java ...
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Second screen not working with Kubuntu 14.4 or any other Ubuntu OS

I have an Nvidia Geforce graphics card and have been searching for weeks for a fix to get both screens working and have no idea how to fix this issue. Both screens are hooked up with HDMI cables. I am ...
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Alt and Prt Scr keys not working

Recently afer installing Kubuntu 14.04 and GNOME 3 on top of that, everything works fine, but my Alt and Prt Scr keys are not working. Previously I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and due to some reason ...
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Bluetooth mouse not auto-reconnecting to laptop

This has been asked, and answered, a million times before. And I think I've read almost all those questions and answers, and tried as many of the solutions as I can. However, I still can't get the ...
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How do i connect to a hidden wifi network in kubuntu 13.10?

I just installed Kubuntu 13.10 on a laptop. I was trying to connect to a hidden Wi-Fi network with WPA2 Security and I noticed there is no way to connect to it from the Network Manager. I can't ...