The official Ubuntu derivative using the KDE Plasma Desktop

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Is formatting a portable drive necessary for installing Kubuntu?

I have a Toshiba 1TB portable back-up drive that I want to install Kubuntu on. The question I have is should I reformat the drive? And if so what File System? I want to use the portable HD to boot ...
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kubuntu - vlc or smplayer video quality settings for HD movies (mkv etc…)

I have ubuntu 12.04.02 with kde 4.10 with 3d effects. I have a recent very fast PC. I have a ATI msi R6870 video card fglrx proprietary drivers 13.1. I have used video tearing option to reduce video ...
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No applications list in KMenu

Since last update I can't find any application in Applications tab in KMenu applications launcher and also no applications in open with context menu. Is there a way to say (K)ubuntu to recreate/build ...
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lightdm-gtk-greeter-ubuntu “crashes” after installing KDE4.10

I have a weird problem, which I didn't found anything on the internet about. I installed KDE4.10 (from kubuntu-ppa/backports) a week ago, and it changed the loginscreen. After there was something ...
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Is there any way to add KDE widgets in unity environment? [duplicate]

I need a KDE plasma desktop widget (for typing quick short notes). But I use unity environment. Is there any way to add KDE widgets in unity environment? Or is there any widget or widget manager for ...
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Minimize windows without them going black and white

I recently updated to KDE 4.10. Now when I minimize windows, the task manager shows them being black and white. I find this very annoying since I tend to find windows primarily based on colors, not ...
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Weird underlining in Kate

I've looked everywhere for a fix, but can't seem to find a way to fix this problem, or even anyone else with it. Whenever I run Kate, I get weird underlining (which breaks easily becoming blurry, ...
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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 goes off while watching a video on Youtube

I am using Kubuntu 12.10 and have 10 min. screen timeout for reducing the brightness. I just migrated from Windows and now I have a problem with "idle mode". I've also read this and this. But for ...
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google-chrome starts a new session when I click a link

When I click a link in a terminal window (like when I'm using trn or mutt) or in the Quassel IRC client, instead of creating a new window or tab in the existing Google Chrome session, it creates a new ...
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how to install elo touchscreen driver in ubuntu 11.1

i need to install elo touchscreen driver on an intel series panel pc. i do not have any idea whether to install the driver from elo download link as it only supports kernels 2.4 and 2.6! it is better ...
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Overheating Problem

Hello Ubuntu comunity. I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my HP notebook (i7 2.0 ghz, 4gb memory ram) and I'm noticing that my computer temperature is rising up to 90-96º Celcius within the first ...
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How to browse the files on my Samsung Galaxy Discover?

I just bought a Samsung Galaxy Discover and eagerly connected it to my Kubuntu machine via the included USB cable. After selecting the option to "Open with file manager", I was redirected to the URI ...
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Blank screen after grub when booting from live CD

I'm trying to install kubuntu to dual boot with windows 8 on my laptop from a CD I burned, but selecting any option from the grub menu causes a blank screen, and the CD drive stops after a short ...
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Is there a way to stop KDE 4.10 from suspending at the login screen on laptop close?

I'm running a fresh install of Kubuntu 12.10 with KDE 4.10 installed from the Backports PPA. This is my first time using KDE, so I'm still learning where to find everything. I've got KDE's Power ...
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Kubuntu with splotchy fonts in gtk apps

In Kubuntu I occasionally get splotchy fonts in gtk applications. Splotchy-ness can range from slightly annoying to completely unreadable. As far as I can tell, the problem only occurs in gtk apps. ...
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apt-get broken on kubuntu 12.04

I just wanted to add my little stone, so I tried to do an install of "wine" on a Kubuntu installed on my laptop (amd64 quad proc, 12.04, strictly and regularly updated and maintained) which leads ...
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How to pick which graphic processor to use?

I just changed into Kubuntu from Windows 7. Normally, I would use built-in Intel GPU instead of Nvidia for normal operations. When using graphical software or games, I would change it into Nvidia ...
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Is it there a way to stop kalarm error messages from appearing?

I use kalarm to schedule a lot of terminal actions in an automation process that involves an internet connection, and kalarm is indeed doing great work. But there are certain days in which the error ...
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Kubuntu 12.10 cannot be installed alongside Windows 7

I would like to install Kubuntu alongside Windows 7, but installer does not see my previous installation. I have extra 25 GB disk space free unallocated for Kubuntu. I installed boot-repair while ...
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How to thoroughly remove KDE settings? [duplicate]

So I installed KDE to give it a nice go, and while I enjoyed it for those few days, many parts of it annoyed me, therefore I went back to Unity. I proceeded to remove KDE and all of its apps (at which ...
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How to Fix “The process for the trash protocol died unexpectedly”?

Since yesterday I got the following message after login to KDE: The process for the trash protocol died unexpectedly Does anybody know what causes this problem and how to fix? KDE Version: ...
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Kubuntu : display avatar in lightDM

lightDM isn't displaying my avatar when I try to login (i changed it in kde control center) would it work if I used gnome control center for user management ?
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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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MicroSD kubuntu setup

I did setup Kubuntu on MicroSD with a card Reader name's"super "super top" & id 14cd:125c very small card reader & MicroSD 16Gbyte class 4 & Kubuntu & without swap partion when I ...
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Kubuntu 12.04: nvidia-settings shows both of my screens as 'disabled'

When I start nvidia-settings, it says that both of my displays are disabled. Except that I'm typing this using display 0. When I try to enable display 0, it says Separate X Screen (Requires X ...
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Need to change default movie players in Kubuntu 12.04

I've recently installed Kubuntu 12.04 on my computer, and the Dragon movie player doesn't work very well for me. So I installed the Totem movie player (which I've used in both Ubuntu and Lubuntu with ...
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Kubuntu uses random minimize effects

I'm using Kubuntu 12.04 with KDE 4.10 however this issue is also present on my other machines running stock KDE from Kubuntu 12.04 and 12.10. I'm using the Nvidia currrent-updates driver. The problem ...
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CD/DVD drive won't eject media - Kubuntu 12.04

I have an older Gateway computer with a CD writer/DVD player installed, and I just started using Kubuntu 12.04. After I insert a CD or DVD, I'm unable to eject it with the button on the drive. It ...
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Sound won't play in Kubuntu 12.04

I can't get sound to work in my computer that I just installed Kubuntu 12.04 on. I've tried to switch between the two audio options in the sound settings, but it still doesn't work. Any ideas? Thanks! ...
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kubuntu 12.10 amd 64bit and lubuntu 12.10 amd 64 bit not booting through live usb on dell inspiron n5050 laptop

wen i tried to make live usb of lubuntu 12.10 and also of kubuntu 12.10 i come up with same stuff only boot scrren appears and wen selected in live mode kubuntu/lubuntu start screen appears and ...
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Kubuntu installation asks to install on entire partition

I'm trying to install Kubuntu 12.10 on my computer, but when i get to the part where we chose the partition to install Kubuntu, I only have three options and all of them includes using the 100% of my ...
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Why can I not connect with wvdial? (Reliance Netconnect + issue with Kubuntu)

The WVDIAL tutorial is very useful for me, unfortunately I am still not able to connect via wvdial but the other Hybrid connection method was simply Out of the Box. I am getting below error while ...
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How do I get sound back after connecting with x2go without rebooting?

When I connect remotely over NX using x2go, for some reason, I get a pop-up on the server asking if I want to permanently forget the sound devices that have just been removed: The devices are not ...
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Where is the KDE PolicyKit Authorization manager in Kubuntu? [closed]

In order to be able to answer this question, I was looking for a way to manage PolicyKit in KDE. Using Google I quickly ran into the KDE's official Authorization manager (mentioned here and here in ...
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Why i cannot install homerun launcher?

After install Kubuntu(I forgot how much I've reinstalled the OS),I've installed Homerun launcher many times, but since yesterday evening reinstall i couldnt find a way to install it, no package ...
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How do I install the necessary debug packages to report tracebacks in Kubuntu?

I've had many a Kubuntu install, but across all of them, I've had this problem. When KDE crashes, I get the "Crash Reporting Assistant" dialog that wants me to install debug symbols to get a full ...
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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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What to select to back up from my system

I am using Déjà Dup and trying to back it up so i can try install a legacy driver and in case the install fails I can just restore. Tried Nepomuk but I dont understand not one bit of how it works so ...
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Screenkey in Kubuntu 12.04?

I'm trying to run Screenkey in order to screencast a tutorial in which the attendants are to see my key strokes. However, it turns out that although Screencast didn't require any additional ...
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kde - how to change boot animation

I have also tried following these commands: update-alternatives --display default.plymouth sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth sudo update-initramfs -u and these: sudo rm ...
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How to setup Adhoc between Kubuntu 12.10 to Ubuntu 12.04

So I'm in a temporary situation. If I get the answer later, I still would like to know the answer. I have 2 laptops, laptop 1 is and old pentium m running Ubuntu 12.04 (The last supported OS for it.) ...
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How to manuall install/integrate binary aplication?

So I have binary application that works. What should I do to get "full" integration with Kubuntu? (Info about Ubuntu specific steps should help too) Things I would like to achieve: Placing app ...
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Use bluetooth game controllers in kubuntu

How can I use a bluetooth gaming controller to play games in kubuntu 12.04? Specifically, I want to play with a wii controller, but also have access to ps3 and xb360 conrollers. I installed wmgui, ...
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How to run x86-32 (IA-32) applications on Kubuntu x86-64 (AMD64)?

There are some applications that are only for i386 version but I have amd64 version. Can I run them on my system? I am using Kubuntu 12.04.1 LTS 64-bit version.
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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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special character in smb field in Printer dialog

I am trying to add a Windows printer via SAMBA from the New Printer dialog in Kubuntu 12.04. The smb:// field doesn't allow me to put special character or blank spaces, except for the underscore (see ...
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Per-application volume control

Is there a way to get per-application volume control similar to Windows 7? I am looking for a way to do this in both Lubuntu and Kubuntu.
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How to get permissions to compile a C program from NTFS hard drive?

I have this problem: I'm used to compile and run .c files with codeblocks. If I do that from my Desktop (ext partition) it works without problems, but doing this from my secondary hard drive (NTFS ...
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slow file transfer rate on ubuntu and kde

I have ubuntu 12.04 and kde. I notice that a file transfer on a pen drive USB (2.0 NTFS) in windows with the software ExtremeCopy goes to 30/32 MB/s. Here in ubuntu the transfer on the same pen drive ...