The official Ubuntu derivative using the KDE Plasma Desktop

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Unable to change brightness in a Lenovo laptop

Brightness adjustment keys <Fn + ⇑/⇓> have no effect (although they are recognized by the environment), and I can't change the brightness using GUI tools as well. This seems like a problem in ...
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How do I open the Application Launcher on KDE with just the meta (“Windows”) key?

How do I open the application launcher ("start menu") of Kubuntu with my Windows key? Similar to how the Start menu in Windows is opened. I don't want to use Alt+F1.
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How to remove all traces of KDE installed

I have 2 computers with Ubuntu but on both I installed KDE to have another option for the users. Since Unity has come along very well, there has not been a need to use KDE for a while now. How can I ...
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What is a activity in KDE and what can I do with it?

In the top right corner of a standard KDE/Kubuntu installation you'll see this: But seriously, I seem to be unable to understand what those "activities" are and what it would enable me to profit ...
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Installing KDE in Ubuntu 12.04

Is it good to use kubuntu or Ubuntu with KDE? Well if I install KDE in Ubuntu will there be any instability or conflict? Will these two get mixed up with themes and icons? I had a bad experience ...
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How to completely remove desktop?

I wanted to switch to Xfce (I had KDE and GNOME installed), and I did this : sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get remove kubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get remove ubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get ...
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How do I install/upgrade to KDE 4.9?

Recently kde released kde 4.9, I wanna test it from my ubuntu 12.04 . How to to install kde 4.9 in ubuntu? Is there any ppa available
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“System restart required” flag, who sets it and why? How to read it? [duplicate]

When you log into Ubuntu (10.04 in my case), you get to see this notice saying: *** System restart required *** Now, I'm wondering what system component sets it and why it gets set? Using ksplice ...
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Will Unity be considered as interface for Kubuntu?

I'm hearing as how Unity is using nux (and not gtk) for its gui. I realise that it's tangled up with Compiz somehow, but I wonder if anyone has considered Unity as the future interface for Kubuntu... ...
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How to disable KDE's brightness OSD?

I am using lightum to automatically control the screen's brightness depending on the surrounding light (on a Retina MacBook Pro). The problem is, though, that KDE picks up the change and displays the ...
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Less graphics power all the sudden (Intel HD 3000)

I have a Intel Sandy Bridge i5 with the HD 3000 graphics card. I used to be able to play Urban Terror and Nexuiz comfortably with 85 and 60 frames per seconds until mid/end of October 2012, the former ...
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How to format/partition SD card?

How can I format or partition SD card in Kubuntu? Is there an application with GUI for this?
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How do I install KDE and retain LightDM as a login manager?

I want to install KDE in my Ubuntu 12.04 . I am using LightDM. So how can I fully install KDE? I do not want to remove LightDM. I want KDE but without any confliction with it.
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Code snippet manager for Ubuntu?

I'm looking for a good code snippet manager, with syntax highlighting and search capabilities. Another important feature is the capability of changing the code area background color. I have tested ...
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How to make digiKam remember Google's Two-factor Authentication password?

I use digiKam on Kubuntu 12.10 to organise my photos and really like being able to upload to Picasaweb using kipiplugins. Unfortunately after having set up Google two-factor authentication I now need ...
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Is there an Ubuntu One client for Kubuntu?

Is there a UbuntuOne client for Kubuntu or how do I make UbuntuOne work in Kubuntu?
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How can I set a launcher to start an application in a specific desktop

I've got a bunch of desktops set up for specific purposes. I'd really like to be able to tell an app what desktop it should launch in. I can't find any options for that, is there any way to do it?
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How do I remove the KDE 4 Plasma Tool Box/cashew icon from the desktop?

I'm looking to remove the "Tool Box" icon in the upper right hand corner of my KDE 4 desktop, but can't find any configuration setting anywhere to do so. I'm new to KDE 4, so it's quite possible I ...
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How can I disable Hibernate completely in Kubuntu?

I have seen the answer on How to disable hibernating?, but I have no such file. Possibly because that suggestion was written for Ubuntu, not Kubuntu (KDE, not Gnome). I do not have a swap on my ...
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How to reset monitor settings to default through terminal?

I have a tricky problem regarding multiple monitors on KDE (Kubuntu). I have a laptop which, at home, is connected to two monitors - VGA and HDMI. That works only when the built-in laptop display is ...
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screen blacks out after pressing a key on keyboard, specially enter key

I have natty and have installed kubuntu-desktop package. Before installing it, everything was fine but after that, this thing happens: When I'm typing, after stroking a key, screen blacks out, fan ...
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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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How to open the display from ssh login?

Is there any way to open the desktop display from terminal(ssh login)?
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Can I get the Ubuntu Software center in KDE?

Is there a way to get the Ubuntu Software Center on Kubuntu?
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Should I set up my CUPS Printing to use IPP, LPD or URL?

When I got to add a network printer, I'm always confronted with the same dilemma: Do I set up the printer via IPP, LPD, or using it's IP address (AppSocket/Jetdirect?) and why? What are the ...
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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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How to remove KDE and XFCE applications from GNOME menu?

I am new to Linux. I installed kubuntu-desktop and xubuntu-desktop over the default Ubuntu 10.10. I want to unclutter the menu, so that applications related to a particular desktop appear in menu ...
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Where is the Alpha 1 release of Kubuntu 12.04?

I have been looking around, and I can't find any official informational update on the first Alpha release of Kubuntu Precise. Was Alpha 1 released?
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apt-get broken, cannot fix or remove libapt-pkg4.12

I managed to break my package management. If I try to make an upgrade, I get: $ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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What are the differences between Lubuntu, Kubuntu, and Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Are Lubuntu, Kubuntu, and Ubuntu the same except for the desktop environment and a few programs?
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NetworkManager broken after upgrade to Kubuntu Saucy

I had Kubuntu 13.04 on my ThinkPad X220, and I upgraded to 13.10 and I am not able to connect to a wired or wireless connection. The new network tray icon does not show any entries at all. In the ...
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How to turn off screen (DPMS) together with locking session in KDE?

First of all, I'm aware a similar question for GNOME is asked here: "Switch off laptop backlight when locking screen". Objective I would like to turn off my screen on locking the session for power ...
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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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Install Ubuntu or Kubuntu?

I want to upgrade my Ubuntu Lucid to Kubuntu Maverick (with a fresh install of course). I want to try KDE, but I have heard there are slight issues with the native Qt applications compared to the GTK ...
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headphones not working on Windows after installing Kubuntu 12.10

Sound was working fine on Windows, but yesterday after installing Kubuntu 12.10 the headphones in windows stopped working. The victim is an Asus N53SN laptop. In Kubuntu sound works like a charm, but ...
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Why are there no alternate CDs?

In trying to download the latest release, I see there are no alternate CDs available. Previously I have needed them in order to install with a linux software raid root. Does the lack of alternate ...
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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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How can I simulate a right-click in Kubuntu 10.10 when using a touchscreen?

i am running Kubuntu 10.10 on my WeTab Tablet PC. As this Tablet has no mouse (but a touchscreen), I would like to configure Kubuntu in a way that allows to perform a right-click. In Ubuntu (not ...
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Install Ubuntu or Kubuntu on a External USB Drive

I have a few external hard drives (SSDs and Platters (SATA), is this possible that I can install Kubuntu 10.10 x64 or Ubuntu 10.10 x64 onto one of these external hard drives? My System supports ...
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How do I install support for Unicode emoji in Chromium?

How do I make Chromium on Kubuntu render Emoji Unicode characters ? Like these : 💘💙💜💗💚❤💓💛💚💗
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why nautilus will open automatically when kde loads?

Recentlly every time that laptop turns on and kde loads, nautilus will opened automatically. why ? I installed kde on ubuntu 11.10.
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How can I move the Exit, Maximize, Minimize buttons to the left in Kubuntu?

I want to move exit, maximize, and minimize button to the left like I can do in Ubuntu 11.10. How to do it?
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How do I restore my KDE desktop to default?

I am really a newbie in linux. Finally my sister gave me my old laptop back and i decide to install kubuntu 11.10 on it. i am really happy with this linux distribution and i already have personalized ...
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Switching from ubuntu to kubuntu. What applications to use?

I am a longtime user of Ubuntu. However, I am disillusioned by the way the ubuntu is going and would like to move to KDE. Can you suggest some good KDE applications for basic tasks like chatting, ...
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How do I know my KDE version?

I'm on Kubuntu 11.04 and I want to know what KDE version I'm using.
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Can't add repo keys

I'm tring to add a keys (on Kubuntu 12.04) sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys SOMEKEY and I constantly get gpg: requesting key 8AC93F7A from hkp server ...
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Is there a way to replace kdm with gdm?

Well i tried kubuntu not long ago , didnt liked it and purged it from my system, except one thing, I still have the kde login screen, is there anyway to get my gnome login screen back?
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How do I install KDE or XFCE or LXDE to an Ubuntu 12.04 system with no internet connection?

How do you install a desktop environment such as KDE without an Internet connection in Ubuntu / Linux Mint? I want to install KDE 4.8.3 in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS without an Internet connection?
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How can I make KDE faster in Ubuntu 12.04. It's very slow

I installed the kubuntu-desktop package in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, but the problem is KDE responses very slowly. If I click on an application's icon to run it, it appears after 10 seconds and sometimes does ...
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Can I connect to my company's Exchange server through Kontact?

Running Kubuntu 11.04 (Natty) and am trying to replace Outlook. I need access to calendaring and email but have not been able to figure things out. A Google of things doesn't give me very good ...