The official Ubuntu derivative using the KDE Plasma Desktop

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How can I troubleshoot why Ubuntu keeps crashing on my laptop?

I have a one year old Acer Aspire 4752G netbook running Kubuntu 12.04 LTS with all the latest distribution updates installed. It was previously running great until about a week ago when it suddenly ...
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have ubuntu want kubuntu

Earlier today i was messing around with ubuntu and found a package that gave me a graphic box with different version in it like ubuntu xubuntu kubuntu and so on. I found it very useful as you could ...
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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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Kubuntu freezes during update when trying to download adobe installer

I'm updating to the latest version of Kubuntu, three times running now it's made it to the part where it goes to down load the adobe plugin installer and it freezes. I waited for 3hrs and saw no ...
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Menus of LibreOffice cannot be handled with KDE appmenu in Kubuntu 13.04

After installing Kubuntu 13.04, LibreOffice 4.0.2.2 worked, but the menus looked without borders and flat, and if I tried to use appmenu (or appmenu button) the applications were not affected (the ...
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Time changes when rebooting kubuntu

I have installed a dual boot system with windows 7 and kubuntu but every time i reboot my system; time changes in my kubuntu. Initially frequency of time changing was less but now its changing every ...
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Can Dragon Video play upnp videos?

I have Plex and minidlna streaming videos via upnp and wondering if there is a way to play my videos on Dragon Video player? If not, is there a better KDE Application to stream videos?
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Powernap daemon doesn't start with upstart

I have a problem with powernap daemon on kubuntu 13.04, which doesn't start with upstart (or with /etc/init.d/powernap start). On my other machine with ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS it starts ok. $ sudo service ...
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How to add Drives shortcut link to Folder View widget in Kubuntu

How can i add shortcut links to my drives(disk) shortcut link to folder view widget in Kubuntu. I want to add these shortcut links because i can directly go to my drives without selecting dolphine ...
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Login Screen/Background Change? (kubuntu)

I have Kubuntu 13.04 (last version) and lightdm I want to change my login screen background (not my wallpaper after I type my password. I'm talking for the image you see WHEN you type your password). ...
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Optimal fix for post login freeze in Kubuntu due to PulseAudio

The following programs which starts with Kubuntu 13.04 freeze my KDE desktop for about 10 seconds. start-pulseaudio-kde start-pulseaudio-x11 When I remove the startup entries from ...
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Lost transparency in KDE after installing fglrx video driver

The transparency of KDE panel , Kickoff menu & tooltips were gone just after installing the fglrx display driver Folder view plasmoid remains transparent (Looks like before). Kwin animations ...
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Passwords differ for TTY and KDE

I am rather a Linux beginner, so pardon me if I get my terms mixed up a bit. I am running Kubuntu and had a password (let's call it A) for my account (acc). I wanted to change it, so I ran TTY ...
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Is there a difference between “apt-get install kdm” and “apt-get install kubuntu-desktop”?

My question's title is pretty straightforward. Is there a difference between installing KDE with the command "apt-get install kdm" or "apt-get install kubuntu-desktop"? I'm installing Penguy OS on a ...
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virtuoso-t CPU usage increases a lot when kmail is launched

This relates to Kubuntu 13.04. It is a clean install into a clean /home folder. When I launch kmail the CPU usage of the virtuoso-t process increases by a huge amount. I have an i5 laptop and the ...
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What is the most sensible graphics driver to install for Nvidia GTX 670MX and Kubuntu 13.04? [duplicate]

Just (re)installed Kubuntu 13.04. I broke my last installation after trying to install Nvidia's graphics driver. I would like to know whether I should install the Nvidia driver, the bumblebee thing ...
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How to install Kubuntu on Windows 8 for a [duplicate]

I've read Web-E answers to a dual boot for Windows 8 and Kubuntu. My problem arises in that the Wubi application causes an error message to come up. I do have the option to start Kubuntu or Windows 8 ...
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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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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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kubuntu 12.10 - problem with netbeans 7.3 and java

I have kubuntu 12.10 and I have installed netbeans from official site (https://netbeans.org/downloads/). Before I had already installed java from java ppa repository ppa:webupd8team/java ...
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Sometimes (Not every time) Kubuntu 13.04 fails to play sounds

I have a fresh copy of Kubuntu raring ringtail. It was fine in the beginning. But now (some times)it fails to play any sounds. It require a reboot to activate sound. My kubuntu wellcome screen blinks ...
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Set mount options for removable devices on Kubuntu

I share my computer in a multiseat configuration and would like everyone to mount removable devices with a umask of 0 (ie. readable and writeable by all and sundry). Well, ideally just by group disks ...
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Remove an installed plugin from krunner

I have Kubuntu 13.04 installed. I have recently installed a package of krunner pluging (plasma-runner-addons). It has some plugins for krunner but now I want to remove some of them (not all of them so ...
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Can't mount drives automatically after upgrading to Kubuntu 13.04

I guess it's a problem with kio/dbus or something else since dmesg output is fine and I can mount drives manually from command line. Since the upgrade process was not smooth and I had to sudo dpkg -a ...
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How can I fix my KDE theme after upgrading to Kubuntu 13.04?

A while back, I installed Kubuntu 12.10 and switched to the FormaN theme. Today, I completed my upgrade to Raring (13.04) and rebooted. Now all of the graphical controls appear messed up: I've just ...
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Unicode problem in konsole

I have a problem with text encoding in konsole (I also tried xterm, things are the same) (Kubuntu 13.04, KDE). Here is the sample output: oleg@PrizoffN:~$ gg gg: ...
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Kubuntu 13.04 installer crashes on manual partition setup

I love kubuntu, but the day I get to install a new version without issue is the day I dance naked through the streets :-( Trying to install 13.04 on my Dell XPS. The installer starts up fine, but ...
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akonadi server doesn't start after kubuntu upgrade to 13.04

from .xsession-errors: ProcessControl: Application 'akonadiserver' returned with exit code 255 (Unknown error) search paths: ("/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt4/bin", "/usr/lib/lightdm/lightdm", ...
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Some kWin shortcuts does not work in 13.04

I am fresh new to Kubuntu. I was looking a way to move focused window as Windows do (Win key + arrow keys change the layout of the window). I found there are options for this in "Global Keyboard ...
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Can't boot up my laptop after upgrade to (K)ubuntu 13.04

Yesterday I did a 'do-release-upgrade' from my laptop (HP DV-6) running flawlessly Kubuntu 12.10, to 13.04. Upgrade process ended up with no errors. But now, when laptop boots normally, hangs during ...
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Installed kubuntu on a usb stick, want to go back to windows

I am running Windows 8, I installed kubuntu on a usb stick. Now when i remove usb stick i get an error "no such device exists", I want to get rid of kubuntu and this error. I am not linux user so ...
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No networking on boot after upgrading Kubuntu to 13.04

I upgraded Kubuntu to 13.04 today. I'm using an ethernet connection. On every boot, networking service is running and everything is configured properly, but it can't establish a connection. I have to ...
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Nepomuk is not indexing files

I'm noticing the following problems: When I click on Desktop Search -> Basic Settings -> Details, I get "File indexing service is not running" and the Indexed files field reals "Calculating..." but ...
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Unistalling Kubuntu

A while ago, I installed Kubuntu because I heard rumors that it ran faster than Ubuntu. Well, I found that to not be true on my machine. Since I got Kubuntu from the terminal, is there a way to ...
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Dolphin file manager stops working after mounted samba server was turned off (unexpected action?)

I had mounted my samba share by editing file /etc/fstab It works, I can use resources on remote system as well as on my hdd. However, if I turn off my samba server, dolphin (as I noticed) stops ...
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Kubuntu cannot start normally

Kubuntu 12.10 64 bit was installed in my laptop (Thinkpad T430) Problems: The first time I restart the Kubuntu after the installation is fine except the Kubuntu logo with gray background picture ...
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How to Disable KDE Wallet and have “remember password” working

When I log into my system I have a KDE Wallet password dialog. When I disable it, some passwords as wifi or FTP accounts don't work any more, and the main problem - I dont have "remember password" any ...
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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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When using Ubuntu with the Kubuntu desktop it asks me to install Rails

Recently I installed Kubuntu (http://www.kubuntu.org/) to improve the speed of using Ubuntu. Neverhteless when I try to run my rails applications with the command "rails s" I get the following error: ...
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Airdroid and Kubuntu via Hotspot [duplicate]

I would like to connect my Samsung Galaxy with Android using Airdroid to my Kubuntun 12.04 on a Dell 1510. I do not use a WiFi at home, but a G3 SIM on my laptop. However I have seen I could create a ...
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Can I disable Activities in KDE?

I'm running Kubuntu and one of the features I've never found a use for is Activities. For the uninitiated, it lets you set up your desktops and applications based on the activity you're doing... ...
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install win7 theme to kubuntu 12.04

Im trying to install win7 theme to my kubuntu 12.04 system through console with the following commands but after the last command the system says that i must install zenity.how can i continue the ...
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kde inside ubuntu install

I am using Ubuntu with KDE-full desktop now. I want install it for my friends computers too. So installing KDE-full as long as Ubuntu installs, it would help me. I want have an install usb, that ...
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Changing distribution and keeping user files

I am using Kubuntu now, and hava partition as /home seperate from /. I want to install xubuntu instead of kubuntu. Can I do that without affecting my files at /home and is there any disadvanteges of ...
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How to add Ubuntu repositories on Kubuntu?

I have noticed that Kubuntu (I am using 12.04 version) doesn't use exactly the same repositories that Ubuntu. Or at least, that is what I think. For example, if I search for Steam on Muon Software ...
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Firefox installation error in Kubuntu 12.10

I keep getting this error: Package: /var/cache/apt/archives/firefox_20.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.10.3_amd64.deb Error: trying to overwrite '/usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop', which is also in ...
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How do I fix my broken/damaged Kubuntu installation?

(I am dual booting Windows 8 and Kubuntu.) I've been having a lot of fun with Kubuntu. I've done a lot with it, including installing GNOME desktop, just to try it out. One day I was in Steam and I ...
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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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can i cancel my install in process?

I have severe problem ... I already had ubuntu 12.10 with windows 7, but ubuntu began to fail and wanted to reinstall it, but the installation takes 20 hours and not advancing, stayed in "Unpacking ...
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How to get KDE Taskbar to display notifications icons on right

I was trying to fix some settings on the taskbar panel and all the tray icons, such as the clock, the clipboard, the search service etc have all now moved to the left side of the taskbar. Is there ...