The official Ubuntu derivative using the KDE Plasma Desktop

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Will Ubuntu and Kubuntu both be upgraded?

I have both KDE and Gnome installed on my desktop. If I upgrade to 10.10 will both desktops, KDE and Gnome, be upgraded too?
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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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which version of python is installed?

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 in my VirtualBox. Is python installed by default? If not, How can I install python?
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Can I remove Gnome if Ubuntu is my original installation?

I installed Ubuntu with Unity and I have also installed Kubuntu. I prefer kubuntu and would like to remove Unity and all the gnome programmes. I was wondering, since it's my original Desktop ...
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Shortcuts and transparency in Kubuntu Oneiric

Is there a way to set in Kubuntu Oneiric keyboard shortcuts to: Show the desktop (used to be called "toggle showing desktop" in old versions of Kubuntu but now seems to be gone from the ...
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How do I add an alternative “open with” command for text files in Kubuntu?

On Kubuntu 11.04 I just installed gvim, which magically added an "open with gvim" for a bunch of text files. Great, but I would like to add another one in order to start gvim on the given file and ...
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how to make programs that autostart at login start hidden?

How do I start applications that autostart on login start hidden in the system tray? Is there special command (i.e. --hidden) to the autostart command to make the application start to the system ...
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Can't install Ubuntu on a HP DV6 Laptop

I just bought a HP DV6 6011tx (link) Laptop. I formated the disk through Windows and prepared for installing Ubuntu. But when I inserted the live CD, it showed the Ubuntu start screen and then ...
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Kubuntu 13.10 no sound, missing shutdown button, network disconnected

I just updated to Kubuntu 13.10 and several things are wrong. For instance, the only output sound device is Dummy Output, network icon has a red X on it and shutdown and restart buttons are missing. ...
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glxspheres not found. How to install? [closed]

I installed kubuntu 13.10 beta 1 yesterday. Today, I installed bumblebee and I was tried to check my fps on video card. When I ran glxspheres an error command not found appeared. How can I install ...
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Are there any alternatives to KRunner for Kubuntu?

The one feature/program I really admired in OSX was Alfred: a smart application/file launcher. Alfred returned incredibly relevant results after only typing a single character - for example, 'C' ...
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Fonts look ugly in Kubuntu 12.04 after setting resolution to 1440x900

I'm currently using Kubuntu 12.04 and after installing nVidia drivers and Setting resolution up to 1440x900 limit, fonts look ugly,only browser content fonts work well, I tried fixing them using ...
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How do I change system-wide font settings in Kubuntu?

How do I change the font/size for the icon captions, Dolphin text, and window decoration text? They all went from 12 point to 10 point after I installed KDE updates on Kubuntu 12.04.
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Can I Force Kubuntu Installer To Use Nvidia Driver, Not Nouveau?

Is there an alternate install routine for Kubuntu 12.04 that would force the installer to use the Nvidia driver rather than Nouveau? I ask because I've installed KDE-Full on Ubuntu 12.04 and like it. ...
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How to switch from Kubuntu to Lubuntu

How can someone switch from Kubuntu to Ubuntu? I need the OS to be more lighter than Kubuntu, so I need things to be unistalled from Kubuntu and the LXDE to be installed. I am talking about 11.10 . ...
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How to Install boinc at /home

I was wondering how can i install boinc at /home folder. I have an ssd for root and /home on a hdd. Since boinc does lot of write/read i would like to avoid installing it on my ssd (which i already ...
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gtk applications in kubuntu 11.10

I check GTK+ in Kubuntu apps look bad and configure all by recommendations but oxygen-gtk theme does not affect the appearance
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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 ...
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How can I add an item to the KDE Application Launcher Menu using the command line?

I've added a file /etc/xdg/menus/applications-merged/foo.menu and the stuff in foo.menu all works in gnome. But the menu items didn't show up, even after rebooting. I then tried adding a menu item ...
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How do I get kate to restore last used session?

I have two computers and both have exactly the same behavior. I have the option "load last used session" selected, but every time, Kate starts a new session. What could be causing this? Here are the ...
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High end mobile workstations with pointer stick

I am looking for a list of higher end mobile workstations that run Ubuntu/Kubuntu well and also have a hardware pointer stick. Here's an illustration of one (from sciencesurvivalblog): I wouldn't ...
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`qdbus` cannot be called in Kubuntu Saucy

I just booted a fresh Kubuntu 13.10 ISO in a virtual machine and tried to run qdbus and got an error that not a single Qt installation was found: qdbus: could not find a Qt installation of '' The ...
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How to get the newest version of a package installed via apt-get?

Is there a way to install the latest release of a program other than building it from the source? I know that the packages/applications in the ubuntu repositories are not always containing the most ...
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Cannot connect to VirtualBox VM from Kubuntu Host using NAT

Im using Kubuntu 13 as host and Xubuntu 12 as guest. In VM network options I have NAT selected, and port forwarding options like 127.0.0.1:23 => 10.0.2.15:22. I can access Internet from guest, but ...
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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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How to install QtCurve 'tar.gz' theme in Kubuntu 12.04?

I have downloaded this theme from kde-look. How I can install it? I copied the uncompressed files to ~.kde/share/apps/desktoptheme/ but it doesn't work.
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GTK3 theme in KDE

I am using Kubuntu 12.04 and QtCurve widget style which does not support GTK3: How can apply a GNOME theme for GTK3 apps? I found an advice here: installed gnome-themes-standard and ...
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Enabling Kubuntu-Desktop in Ubuntu 12.04

I installed kubuntu-desktop and I still get the Unity desktop. How do I enable the KDE desktop?
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How do I install the btrfs-restore utility on 12.04?

I would like to install btrfs-restore on Kubuntu 12.04 apt-cache search btrfs-restore returns nothing. Google "ubuntu download OR install btrfs-restore" returns nothing useful. Also, where do I get ...
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How to install Brother MFC-9120CN Scaner?

I need to use the scanner on my Brother MFC-9120CN printer, I'm using kubuntu 12.04. please help.
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How to disable screen edge obstruction in KDE?

Whenever I enable any action in KDE -> System Settings -> Workspace behaviour -> Screen Edges selected screen edge becomes unreachable by the pointer which is bounces against it. I don't want ...
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okular default printer settings

In Kubuntu 11.10, Okular does not seem to obey the CUPS default printer settings. So everytime I want to print something double-sided I have to select the option in Okular, really inconvenient. Is ...
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How to change color in Kolourpaint?

There isn't any toolbar to change line/pencil color. How to add the toolbar? I have installed Kolourpaint from default Ubuntu repositories.
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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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Shrinking root device size after install?

I installed ubuntu after installing a fresh copy of windows. Unfortunately I accidentally clicked on one of the pre-set options and did not get a chance to manually specify the size of my root ...
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Ubuntu/Kubuntu LTS: longer support for server packages

I read that Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Desktop is supported till April 2013, but Server is supported till April 2015. If I install Ubuntu LTS Desktop, will the server packages of the system still be updated ...
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Unable to dual-boot Windows 7 and Kubuntu 10.10

I have installed Windows 7 and Kubuntu 10.10, but the boot menu isn't displayed, and the computer boots into Windows 7 directly. How to fix this?
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Corrupted graphics on Kubuntu 14.04 under VMware

After updating my Kubuntu 13.10 VM to 14.04, there is some graphics corruption. The image seems to repeat horizontally every 800 pixels: I have tried: using a different guest resolution disabling ...
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How to disable the popping sound when changing the volume?

I've just upgraded Kubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04, and (as expected) there are several annoyances. The first one I've tried and failed to solve is the "popping" sound that is played whenever I change the ...
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A command for KDE short date format

By the command $date the time and date of the system (according to local place) is printed. Is there a command that outputs Kde's short date format in terminal? The date in KDE also depends on ...
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Does `BorderlessMaximizedWindows=false` still work with Kubuntu 13.10?

Since the upgrade to Kubuntu 13.10 today I lost the borders around maximized windows. How can I re-enable them? I tried this and of course changed true to false, but it doesn't work.
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Skype no sound on Kubuntu 13.10

I just performed a fresh install of Kubuntu 13.10 on my machine. Everything is working great except for Skype. I cannot get any form of audio playback in Skype. In the sound settings panel I get a ...
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Uninstalling Ubuntu 13.04?

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 along side with Windows XP and then installed Kubuntu 13.04 , both installation took place using USB flash drive. I now want to uninstall Ubuntu and keep Kubuntu along ...
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Configure Atmel MaxTouch Digitizer on Samsung ATIV 6

I am trying to figure out how to configure the touch screen for my Samsung ATIV 6. I am running Kubuntu 13.04. It is an Amtel maXTouch Digitzer. It recognizes touch, but it only single clicks. Also, ...
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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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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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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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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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Why aren't new programs showing up in the KDE menu?

I have run into a very odd problem in Kubuntu 12.10. Whenever I add a program through Muon or `apt-get`, it doesn't show up in the menu. For example, I installed Opera from a deb package and ...
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I uninstalled Ariya in Kubuntu, how do I install it again?

I have installed Kubuntu 12.04 LTS. By mistake, I removed default login screen (Ariya). It is now showing this message: Cannot login /user/shared/kde4/apps/kdm/themes/ariya Now I am not able to ...