The official Ubuntu derivative using the KDE Plasma Desktop

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KDM Theme in Kubuntu 14.04

I just upgraded to Kubuntu 14.04, and when I went to reconfigure KDM (because I'm not a fan of the current theme), I realized that there was no way to add more themes, and there were only two there. ...
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How can I fix Dolphin's slow start up?

I've been a user of Kubuntu for 2 years now and I've upgraded the system when a new version came out. So far I was fine, but now with the Kubuntu 14.04 LTS upgrade and the KDE 4.13 also updated I ...
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Right-CTRL key not supported in Kubuntu 14.04?

In my fresh install of Kubuntu 14.04, I can't use anymore the (pretty useful) shortcut to move along words: (right) CTRL + Left (or Right) Arrow. The Left-Control key is working fine. If I try to add ...
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upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 to Kubuntu

I have an issue with installing KDE on my Ubuntu 14.04. I executed apt-get install kubuntu-desktop And tried to remove unity sudo apt-get autoremove --purge unity unity-common unity-services ...
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No keyboard input after 'Caps Lock' press

I live in Russia so I have Russian and English keyboard layout enabled on my Kubuntu 14.04 desktop. I use 'Caps Lock' and 'Alt+Shift' shortcuts to change layout It worked fine, but today my boss ...
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Baloo not working

The new KDE indexing service is of fundamental importance (as was Nepomuk before it) but, unfortunately, it does not work as it should on my machine with Kubuntu 14.04. Indeed, it does not work at ...
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can i install the broadcom sta wireless driver to kubuntu from windows?

I need to install this driver for my wireless internet. I have windows and i was wondering if i downloaded the drive to windows could I transfer it to kubuntu and install it there? I understand ...
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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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Getting a pure Kubuntu 14.04 installation

I'm having the problem that I want to have a pure Kubuntu installation. I used the Ubuntu installer, because I had problems with the Kubuntu one. When I'm trying to remove e.g. unity-settings-daemon ...
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kubuntu 14.04 IEC958 turns off at login

I've just upgraded to Kubuntu 14.04 from Kubuntu 12.04 on my laptop (Packard Bell Easynote TJ65). On Kubuntu 12.04 the IEC958 output (digital audio optical/toslink spidif output) was always on as ...
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configuring apt to use installation dvd as a package source in kubuntu 14.04

I've just installed kubuntu 14.04, and as I have infrequent network connectivity I would like apt to use the installation media as a package source whenever possible. However, I don't seem to be ...
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What will happen to the programs(purchased games, Word, etc.) I already have on my computer if I change from Windows to Kubuntu?

I am concerned about how changing my operating system will affect the programs I have already downloaded while using my Windows 7 operating system.
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Problems installing 32bit program on 64bit system Kubuntu 14.04

I have problems installing GuitarPro 32bit on a 64bit system! I knew that the ia32-libs package will install most 32bit programs, so when I run : sudo apt-get install ia32-libs The response is: ...
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Cannot browse using OpenVPN in Kubuntu

On Ubuntu 13.10 Private Internet Access worked great but since changing to Kubuntu 14.04 when I press connect from the network manager it connect but there is no Internet access? I also imported the ...
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How to select which application should be used by open containing folder?

I have already read some questions and answers here and on the internet, but I wasn't able to solve my problem. I think it is related to having installed both ubuntu-desktop and kubuntu-desktop. I ...
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Using VNC from tablet to use as second monitor/input

I'm running this on kubuntu. So here's what I'm trying to do: I have an old 10" Android tablet that's not really good for much other than painful browsing and watching videos on. But it can access my ...
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Kubuntu 14.04: i686 version to run on Win8 64bit laptop?

Am existing Kubuntu user. I am about to install Kubuntu 14.04 on a new(ish) Dell Inspirion 17 7000. Its currently running Windows 8.0 64bit, so I presume its in UEFI mode. I'd like to keep Win8 on it ...
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Unable to upgrade to 14.04

I am trying to upgrade from Kubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. When I start the distribution upgrade, I get this message after "setting new software channels": An unresolvable problem occurred while ...
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Cant Start NVIDIA performance mode

What does this error means? Is not possible to select the NVIDIA GPU, whenever I try this blank error appears and returns immediately to to Intel Graphics I just upgraded to Kubuntu 14.04, but ...
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Upgrading Kubuntu from 14.04 Final Beta to Stable [duplicate]

I am using Kubuntu's final beta for 14.04 and was wondering if I will have to install 14.04 stable (when released) or will there be a simple upgrade, or maybe just a dist-upgrade?
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Is it possible to see a remote ubuntu server throught a gui?

I have some ubuntu (version 13.10) servers which I can access throught ssh. It is all fine, but I'd like to access them with a gui, so to handle some operations more efficiently. Of course I'd like ...
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How to add options to a launcher?

I have a launcher for a program, anyway I'd like to start that program with a command line option. eg. eclipse -e How to do this?
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WIndows XP desktop, CD drive and no USB boot option

I have a Dell 2400 Inspiron system with a CD drive. Lately its become sluggish in operation and I decided to load Kubuntu on it. But I have run into a roadblock. My machine doesn't have the USB flash ...
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kubuntu 13.10 how to remove firefox installer

I installed kubuntu 13.10 and in the menu I saw a Firefox installer. when i click the installer muon discover shows firefox. I don't want Firefox as rekonq is pre-installed so how can I remove the ...
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Reliably remapping keys per input device

I have a Mac, and the modifier keys on the keyboard are in order from left to right: Ctrl, Alt, Super (aka. Cmd, ⌘, Windows-key). I'd like the order to be Ctrl, Super, Alt instead, and so I have ...
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Necessary space for each mount point in a linux (kubuntu) install

I was looking up what the best space allocation would be for a fresh linux install and found THIS page which provides the following insight: Will this partition scheme be sufficient for a ...
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neither kubuntu 13.04 nor ubuntu 12.04 can detect network (wired/wireless) activity [duplicate]

Thanks for reading, i have an HP mini 110-1030LA, it had Windows XP, tottaly functional, a little slow but funtional, i decided to install kubuntu saucy (32 bits), everythings seems to be better, the ...
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How to remove kubuntu

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 (using wubi)dual booting with Windows 7. Having read that Kubuntu desktop has similarities to Windows I later downloaded Kubuntu. I have since concluded that ...
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I have network problems with kubuntu

I recently installed kubuntu and for some reason its not picking up on my wireless network. Im sort of new at this so please try to keep it as simple as possible. Thank you in advance.
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Web page loading problem on RealTek Semiconductor RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC

I have a problem with my network (RealTek Semiconductor RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC) on Kubuntu (Live CD). I wanted to install Kubuntu, so I tested the web browser using the Live CD, but ...
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Can't boot after Kubuntu 13.10 installation with Windows 8 Dual Boot

I installed Kubuntu 13.10 with Dual Boot Windows 8.1 via USB. After reboot i got the prompt: Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported I already tried to fix it with boot-repair, but nothing ...
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Problem installing kubuntu desktop in Ubuntu [duplicate]

When I tried to install kubuntu-desktop using the given command, sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop sudo the following error appeared. Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section ...
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Sending sound only through HDMI (kubuntu)

So I am a new user to Ubuntu coming from Windows, and I wanted to connect my PC to the TV via HDMI. I have and it works perfectly, however, I have the sound coming from both the TV and the PC and it ...
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Using KDE's Dolphin file manager dual view the Norton Commander way?

KDE's default file manager Dolphin offers a possibility of a dual view. I would like to define keyboard shortcuts to easily switch between the left and right panes copy/move files between them ...
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Setting priority of wireless networks in KDE Network Manager

Is there a way to determine the priority of wireless networks? The KDE networkmanager applet works fine, but it often connects to the WRONG wireless network by default when multiple networks are ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Keeping dolphin open hogs CPU by kdeinit

I use Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell inspiron laptop. If I open and keep a dolphin open, one of my cores is used 100% and this quickly leads to high temperatures. When I use htop and see what is hogging the ...
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Help for a Linux newbie [duplicate]

What are "lenses?" I keep seeing the term in comments by people who have been around Linux forever, but it does not appear in any of the legends on the Ubuntu desktop. And now you people are driving ...
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Skype not opening on Kubuntu 12.04

Every time I go to launch Skype it'll make it look like it's loading but then no windows pop up. I think I've installed right because when I search for it the icon will come up. Is there a way to fix ...
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Setting reverted by Ubuntu to Kubuntu to Ubuntu

I installed kubuntu-desktop on Ubuntu 13.10, and have been going back and forth in order to get used to it. I did notice that some of the settings which I've personalized get reverted everytime ...
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Skype won't start in Ubuntu 13.10

I installed Kubuntu desktop next to Ubuntu 13.10 (Still new at these things). In the process I lost Skype and can't find a way to recover it. It won't run in either desktop. I have already tried ...
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Kubuntu Network Management Gui shows no networks

For the past couple of weeks, the network management widget on Kubuntu has shown no networks (equally, running the gnome widget has the same problem) I can still network via the command line but this ...
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Kubuntu Installation

Am new to Kubuntu. I would like to install it(12.04.4) on my homePC. I've got the software. Is there any installation guide? Also, to download repositories/packages for installing applications, Is ...
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How can I upgrade major Kubuntu versions by command line?

The recommended way to upgrade Kubuntu versions is using kubuntu-devel-release-upgrade, which opens up a GUI window. Is there a purely command-line method for distribution upgrades? Background When ...
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How to mount removable storage with custom options?

How can I change mount options for removable devices mounted by KDE's device manager?
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on Kubuntu, Ubuntu Software Center gets SSL handshake failed

when try to get a package got this message: Unable to load page Problem occurred while loading the URL https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/tos/plain/ SSL handshake failed
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Install GimageReader in Kubuntu - my last step of getting rid of Windows

Hope all are doing well. I have been Windows-free for almost two weeks now. And I am not even using Wine, to use Windows software. Initially I installed Ubuntu, then I shifted to Kubuntu [I like the ...
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Kubuntu 13.10 weird hibernate behavior

I'm running kubuntu 13.10 on my laptop (Sony Vaio VPCEB1S1E) and having weird problem with hibernate. After waking up my laptop from hibernate it looks like some stuff is restored but not all of it. ...
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Can't select anything in the Input Method tab

As you can see in the image, I can't select anything. What should I do? I use Kubuntu 13.10, KDE 4.12.3 and want to use ibus-bogo as my Vietnamese input. My command to install ibus is: sudo apt-get ...
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Problem with mouse

I am currently using Kubuntu 13.10 on laptop and I am observing strange mouse behavior. I can manage system using keyboard and can move cursor but when I try to click it seems that nothing happens. ...
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bluetoothd (BlueZ 5) won't connect with any devices

SOLVED. Edited: see below. I think I've scoured the internet long enough for this issue. It has been asked many times, but none of the solutions work for me. I upgraded to BlueZ 5 because I want to ...