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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 : ๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’šโค๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’—
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How do I install packages on Kubuntu?

I just downloaded and installed Kubuntu 11.04 with wubi and everything seemed to go fine. A friend of mine told me I was going to love Kubuntu but I can't figure out how to install any additional ...
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What are the differences between Lubuntu, Kubuntu, and Ubuntu?

Are Lubuntu, Kubuntu, and Ubuntu the same except for the desktop environment and a few programs?
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How to make Krusader to show file name with extensions?

Are there any settings that can make Krusader show file name with extensions after it (instead of just show file name and the extension is in a separate column)? Having examined each and every ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Can you mount SMB shares in Kubuntu like in Ubuntu?

I have just installed Kubuntu, and I notice that Dolphin tries to access SMB shares using libsmbclient instead of mounting an SMB location like I am used to in Nautilus. Unfortunately, the performance ...
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Switching between Kubuntu and Ubuntu without re-installation

I have Kubuntu 11.04 installed on my laptop, and I want to try, and probably switch to, Gnome-based Ubuntu. What is the best way to do so, by using the package manager, and not overriding the ...
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How do I remove kubuntu-full and all it's applications?

I'm running 12.04 - I installed kubuntu to try it out and realized that with all the bloatware applications that I didn't want it anymore - I was able to uninstall the kubuntu-desktop but there are ...
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First update after fresk Kubuntu install hangs because of dpkg - now what?

I installed a clean Kubuntu 11.10 64bit on a Dell Latitude E6500. Rebooted after install, ran the update manager Muon first thing, said apply all upgrades, and then at 57% ("Running dpkg") the ...
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Enabling PDF preview in Dolphin

Hฯตllo everyone. I have installed KDE on my Ubuntu 11.10 install. It's working nicely except for a couple of gripes with Dolphin file manager. It seems much slower than other file browsers. Any ...
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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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Ubuntu vs. Kubuntu vs. Xubuntu [closed]

Is there a link or any side-by-side comparisons detailing why one would choose Kubuntu or Xubuntu over Ubuntu? I am running on a somewhat older machine (Dell optilplex 745 tower), so how would this ...
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Does the Kubuntu installer get less attention than the Ubuntu installer?

I have just tested 10 PCs. 4 were with Kubuntu and 6 with Ubuntu. Of the 6 Ubuntu PCs, 2 of them run on Unity 2D. What I saw in this installation was that the installers for Kubuntu were (In the best ...
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How do I install Ubuntu One in Kubuntu?

How can I install Ubuntu One in Kubuntu?
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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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Kubuntu 12.04 no longer associates to wireless networks [closed]

Somehow, my laptop does not associate to my wireless network anymore, while it did before. Throughout the time it stopped working, I did not perform any upgrades (kernel, nor applications). About my ...
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Automatically connect bluetooth mouse

I have a bluetooth mouse (Apple Mighty Mouse) which I use with Kubuntu (KDE). I always have to manually connect to the mouse, although it is listed as a trusted device. How can I automatically connect ...
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Is KDE 4.6.X available for Ubuntu 10.04?

I am wondering if KDE 4.6.X is available for the latest LTS version of Ubuntu. I am not sure if it is in the Kubuntu Backports PPA for Lucid, i checked on Launchpad, but was unable to find an entire ...
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Losing wired connection after upgrading to 13.10

Nothing much to say. After upgrading from 13.04, Ubuntu/Kubuntu holds a wired connection for a few seconds and then drops it. I can untick "Enable networking" on the Network Management tray icon and ...
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Move ecryptfs .Private directory to another partition

I don't like to keep my data in the same partition as my Home directory; so I configure my machine with a small home partition which contains a symlink to my large data partition. For this reason, ...
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intel_do_flush_locked failed Input/Output error

Sometimes while running apps using OpenGL, the following message comes in the command line where I run the app. I have a Sandy Bridge integrated graphics card (the same as in the bug reports) ...
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How to let Muon update manager run without entering a password?

How to prevent Muon from asking a password when installing updates? Adding user ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL to sudoers does not help. sudo apt-get upgrade works without a password, but Muon is still ...
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Desktop Icons won't display in all virtual desktops

The icons I set in kubuntu are not displaying correctly, have been trying to find the configuration but the weirdest thing is that they display in Desktop 2 but not in desktop 1 which is the main one, ...
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How to find the version of ubuntu installed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I find the version of installed Ubuntu? How to find the version of Ubuntu installed in a machine? Is there any GUI application (like help) which can find this ...
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How do I partition my Hard drive to install Kubuntu?

I am a complete newbie to partitioning and I would like some guidance here. Can anyone explain what exactly I should be doing here? I am installing Kubuntu 12.04 on a currently Windows 7 laptop. My ...
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Bind keys to actions in KDE 4

I mainly use windows and use Linux/Kubuntu occasionally, and would love it if the same Windows shortcuts can be applied in KDE 4. Shortcuts that I would love to have. Winkey - Launches the start ...
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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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What's Kubuntu-Full?

During text install, it asked me what to install. Along the well known Kubuntu-Desktop and many others, there was Kubuntu-Full. What's it?
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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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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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How can I disable the event sounds in Kubuntu?

I really don't like the sounds which Kubuntu plays during startup, or during thinks like moving a file to Trash. How can I disable all such notification sounds?
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Is django installed by default?

I installed Ubuntu 12.10. Is django installed by default on my Ubuntu? If not, how can I install it?
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Is it OK to create all primary partitions.?

I have a 320GB hard disk. I only use either ubuntu or kubuntu (12.04 for now). I don't want to use windows or any other dual boot os. And i need only 3 partitions on my hard disk. One for the OS and ...
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don't see Unity anywhere after upgrading from Kubuntu 10.10 — what am I missing?

I had Kubuntu 10.10 and had all the updates done there before allowing the upgrade to 11.04. Everything went well insofar as the upgrade. Final reboot and voila! Ummmmm....wait a minute....it looks ...
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sudo: /usr/lib/sudo/sudoers.so must be owned by uid 0

Whenever I try to do anything at all that requires my password it returns this: u7ur7l3@ubuntu:~$ sudo sudo: /usr/lib/sudo/sudoers.so must be owned by uid 0 sudo: fatal error, unable to load plugins ...
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What is the equivalent of gksudo in Kubuntu/KDE?

In regular Ubuntu (Unity/Gnome), I use gksudo to run GUI programs with root privileges. I'm trying out Kubuntu (or KDE) now -- what do I use?
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Quick look for KDE?

As per title, I'm searching if there is something similar to OSX's Quick Look or Gnome's Gloobus Preview for KDE: searching Google brought me to some KDE's brainstorms, but nothing more. Also to ...
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kubuntu v/s xubuntu v/s ubuntu

Note: Before posting this, I looked at a similar thread, but could not find what I was looking for. I am using Ubuntu at present. Learnt about kubuntu & xubuntu recently. Visited its websites ...
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What command is run when I select “Extract Archive Here…” in Kubuntu?

When I right click an archive in Kubuntu 13.10 and select the extract option, not much happens. The taskbar launcher twirls around for a few seconds but nothing actually extracts. I suspect something ...
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Is it possible to install Gnome3 in Kubuntu 11.04

Just wondering if it is possible to install Gnome3 under Kubuntu 11.04?
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Ubuntu + kde-standard + dual monitor

After couple of years, I decided to return to Ubuntu, from Debian (sid). I used to work with KDE, so I installed Ubuntu 13.04 and "kde-standard" on my laptop. SHORT: "Display configuration" is not ...
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Change font color of inactive apps on KDE taskbar

How can I set minimized apps' names on taskbar (they call it taskmanager widget in kde I believe, that panel at the bottom) NOT to be gray? Ie where can I change its font, in system settings I can ...
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Is there a program that can adjust display brightness according to battery percentage?

When i work in Kubuntu, KDE power management has a section that lets you automatically adjust display brightness according to battery percentage. I want to know if there is a tool like that in Ubuntu ...
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Kubuntu 12.04 Firefox and Rekong don't know how to open downloaded files

I just installed Kubuntu 12.04 beta 1. Both Rekong and Firefox don't know how to "Open Containing Folder" for downloaded items. They also don't know how open the item itself. (I'll give the specific ...
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Is there a plain KDE version without all the KDE applications available for Ubuntu?

I really like KDE and Ubuntu but I don't need most of the KDE applications, like Kontact or Kopete that will be installed with the usual KDE. Is there a way I can install KDE (4.7) without all those ...
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Upgrade from Kubuntu 9.10 to Ubuntu 10.04

I'm planning to switch from KDE to gnome (Kubuntu to Ubuntu) and from 9 to 10 in one step - do you have any hints what would be the least painful way to do this ?