The official Ubuntu derivative using the KDE Plasma Desktop

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Can I stop KDE from making a copy of a file I just overwrote?

Let' say I overwrite a text file named test.txt in KDE. KDE will make a copy of the old file and save it as test.txt~ in the same directory. Is it possible to disable that? I make copies of the old ...
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kubuntu muon package manager stop working

i have kubuntu today after updating the muon package manager stuck at 64% so i closes it. and after that when i try to update or reinstall or install software the manger stuck. so how can i reinstall ...
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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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Disable touchpad while the lid is down

Kubuntu 11.10 (netbook edition) My wife's netbook has the following problem: when the lid is closed, it activates the touchpad every now and then - it makes small movements and taps. The notebook is ...
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Kubuntu 11.10 running slow and kwin using over 90%

On 2 netbooks that have been upgraded to 11.10 and are set to auto login, I am finding that everything is running slow and kwin is at over 90% until I log out and log in again and re-enable desktop ...
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How do I play audio CDs in Kubuntu?

Audio CDs play fine in Ubuntu 11.10 but in Kubuntu 11.10, even with AmaroK 2.5, audio CDs appear as playback devices and can also be ripped but I cannot play the CDs directly. AmaroK shows the CD ...
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Can I use X windows to show the GUI of a remote process?

I remember using screen emulators like Hummingbird to remotely display X processes on Windows, by adjusting environment variables like TERM and SCREEN (or so) and substituting things like vt100 and IP ...
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How to install a package in recovery mode?

I was using Ubuntu 11.10 and installed the KDE Desktop and I was happy with that. But I wanted to get my old login screen back so I removed the package kdm. When I boot my PC now, it keeps booting and ...
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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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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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Are there any plans to make GTK3 apps look more native in KDE?

This is stopping me from upgrading to the latest version of Kubuntu, and I realise that there are solutions out there but I would rather not have to resort to a third-party solution.
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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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I installed latest kernel version on Kubuntu but it doesn't appear on grub list

I installed the latest kernel version (3.0.0-15) through the Muon package manager of Kubuntu 11.10 but when I reboot the system it doesn't appear on grub list so I can use only the 3.0.0-12 kernel ...
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muon package manager thinks that other package manager is open, and is not

I use KDE in Ubuntu 11.10 (I installed KDE with kubuntu-desktop using software center), which comes with muon package manager bundled, but some day Muon package manager decided not to update and ...
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UbuntuOne on Kubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there an Ubuntu One client for Kubuntu? Is there support for KDE? I want to install U1 on my Kubuntu computers and get rid of Dropbox but I cannot until it has ...
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Where are the window manager config files? [closed]

Where are the window manager config files? in Kubuntu-11.04
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Enabling PDF preview in Dolphin

Hϵllo 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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Can't select Lucida Sans Typewriter as font for Konsole

I have Lucida Sans Typewriter font installed in my KDE and I can easily use it as text font in my Eclipse. However, this font isn't shown in monospaced fonts list when I am selecting a font for ...
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Kubuntu 11.04 dpkg interrupted

I ran 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' in a terminal. I was shown a DOS Menu Looking blue panel with some choices relating to keymap selections. I am not able to enter any data. How can I fix this ...
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KDE telepathy releases 0.2

I'm currently using the KDE telepathy PPA thats newly updated to telepathy-kde-0.2 and I'm running into a serios blocker which won't let me log into any of my accounts. On using the Account Manager ...
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Brightness button (Fn + F5/F6) does not work after installing Kubuntu 11.10

I installed the Kubuntu 11.10 on my laptop and now the brightness keys do not work. Before I was using Debian and they functioned normally. Could someone tell me if the problem is it just me or is the ...
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Undecorate Chromium Browser in KDE4?

Chromium browser in KDE4 looks bad , unlike other WM , a border showed up on top , how can i remove them , and let chromium display its own buttons (e.g close / max / minimize) ? Thanks !
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Can't start ubuntuone-installer

Hi all I'm running kubuntu 11.10 and I'm trying to run ubuntu one, but I get this error. What am I doing wrong? maurizio@maurizio-desktop:~$ ubuntuone-installer Traceback (most recent call last): ...
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Kubuntu 11.10 very slow during file I/O

After updating to Kubuntu 11.10, my file I/O performance has slowly just gotten worse and worse. It is to the point where I'm getting 1 MB/s write/read speeds to the drive. If I download something, ...
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Kmail2 really slow

Ever since migrating to Kubuntu 11.10 and the forced migration to kmail2 with the akonadi backend I am having serious performance problems. Is there some sort of maintenance or cleanup task that I can ...
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How to change Yakuake shortcut key?

I've just installed yakuake in kubuntu 11.10, but cannot see it in the "Custom Shortcuts" settings. How to change shortcut to win+~ in this case?
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Random Kubuntu freeze up [closed]

I'm kinda new at Ubuntu/Kubuntu, and I had a few issues. For whatever reason, and at random times Kubuntu locks up and I cannot use either mouse nor keyboard. I have tried jumping to terminal mode, ...
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Day of week in digital clock plasmoid

I have problem with configuring digital clock plasmoid: i can't display day of week in it. As far as i remember it was simle in previous distr versions. Will be glad for help. Thanks!
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Is there a way to enable Ubuntu Keyboard shortcuts in Kubuntu?

I like to have default Ubuntu shortcuts available in my Kubuntu, but I don't want to assign them all manually, I mean a way to import them from Ubuntu. For Example I want ^+Meta+T which opens the ...
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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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Is there an Akonadi-enabled message notifier in Kubuntu (which does not require KMail running)?

IMHO one of the cool things about KDE's groupware cache Akonadi is that it synchronises and indexes your mail even if there is no e-mail software running. I always thought that one of the prime ...
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How can I set up a keyboard shortcut so that Ctrl+Backspace = Del?

As an old mac user, I am used to hitting Ctrl+Backspace, and the effect is the same as if I pressed Del. I have recently purchased an Asus N53SV laptop which has replaced my MacBook, but unfortunately ...
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Is there a way to run “planner” in kubuntu?

I have quite an extensive project planned with planner but switched my desktop to kubuntu to get away from the unity desktop of ubuntu. Issuing the command sudo apt-get -s install planner gives the ...
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No dual screens on an Asus m4A89 GTD Pro

I'm having an issue getting dual monitors working for Kubuntu 11.10. I have Asus m4A89 GTD pro/USB3 mother board with integrated Ati HD4290 graphics chip. When I try to enable multiple monitors ...
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Name of the sound settings application in Ubuntu?

I'm trying out Xubuntu and Kubuntu. I have a complicated sound setup which I knew how to setup in Ubuntu but I'm having trouble doing the same in Xubuntu and Kubuntu. I'd like to install the main GUI ...
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Executing 'grub-install /dev/sda5' failed. This is a fatal error

I apologize in advance for my bad english. I was trying to dual boot Windows 7 and Kubuntu 11.10, and i get this error 'Executing 'grub-install /dev/sda5' failed. This is a fatal error.'. every time ...
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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 share a folder with a host machine?

Using VMWare, I am running Kubuntu as a Guest OS on top of a Windows OS. I have tried installing the VMWare tools but it fails to initialise the guest OS system daemon. It seems to be a fairly common ...
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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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Kubuntu - cannot change fonts and widget style under sudo after upgrade to 11.10

I have a problem with fonts, appearance of GTK and KDE-based applications and cursors in Kubuntu 11.10 after upgrade from 11.04. I want all of my applications, both GTK and KDE, under sudo and under ...
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How to get Chrome to rollup/rolldown when double clicking the titlebar?

I'm using Ubuntu, not Ubuntu 2D, on Kubuntu 11.10. Every application except Chrome abides by the toggle_shade setting I have when double-clicking the titlebar. How do I get Chrome to behave like the ...
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No headphones sound in Asus U52F laptop

I have no sound in kubuntu even in 11.04 and now in 11.10 the same problem. My laptop is Asus U52F. I have tried all, no idea what to do now. lspci |grep -i audio returns: 00:1b.0 Audio device: ...
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Why doesn't Ctrl+Alt+Del work in KDE when set as a shortcut for Log Out?

In KDE, I have Ctrl+Alt+Del specified as shortcut for Log Out in KDE Session Manager, but once I press it - nothing happens. The same happens with Log Out Without Confirmation and other shortcuts. ...
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Muon Package manager stuck at 100%

I've tried to install the Lubuntu desktop package through Muon package manager in Kubuntu 11.10, downloading and installing went fine, however it is stuck at 100%, it's been already 30 mins. and i ...
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Controlling Phonon via command line?

My onboard audio card has analogue and digital outputs parallel, where I do connect them to my speakers and an amplifier. Now every time I want to switch where the sound goes I have to long way via ...
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How to detect data on a specific port?

I am writing an app for my phone which streams data to a specific port, but I am having problems and looking for a way to listen to a port on my Kubuntu 11.10 machine for incoming traffic. Does ...
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How do I make the folderview plasmoid for plasma desktop use nautilus?

I have plasma desktop but I can't seem to find a way to get the plasmoid to point to nautilus. It always asks how to open filetype "file:///". The fact this is a protocol even weirder.
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How to change color/transparency of all desktop panels?

In KDE 4.7, after making some personalization I made a layout which I really like. But light panels color breaking the whole idea. It is too bright. Changing color scheme doesn't help. How could I ...
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“service kdm stop” yields “stop: Unknown instance:” and I'm unable to log out

I'm trying to restart my X session and neither one of the methods I'm used to using are working on 11.10. Is this a known bug?
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How to run an executable bash script on Kubuntu?

I have recently changed my OS from Ubuntu 11.04 to Kubuntu 10.04 but don't know how to get my executable bash scripts to run on Kubuntu. On Ubuntu all I did was click on the text file and I was given ...