The official Ubuntu derivative using the KDE Plasma Desktop

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Where is the KDE PolicyKit Authorization manager in Kubuntu? [closed]

In order to be able to answer this question, I was looking for a way to manage PolicyKit in KDE. Using Google I quickly ran into the KDE's official Authorization manager (mentioned here and here in ...
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How to migrate to KDE?

In the next few weeks I'm going to be seriously trying KDE. I've noticed that I'm slowly ripping more and more out of the default Ubuntu system so I can stick with one panel on the bottom of the ...
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How to close sftp connections made by dolphin?

after using dolphin to connect to a ssh site, for example: sftp://myserver.com and using my user and pass... how can I close that connection so I can log in with another user? It does always auto ...
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How do I reload system settings from command line on Kubuntu?

To better understand what I need: In systemsettings (KDE), in icon theme module, after I change the icon theme, I click apply. I need to know which command line I run to do the same when I click apply ...
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Dual Monitor/Xinerama not working; cannot even detect on-board graphic card

I have Kubuntu 12.04 and two identical VGA monitors. One I plugged via DVI-VGA adapter into the DVI port of my discrete AMD Radeon HD 6670, the other into the VGA port of my on-board graphic card ...
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How to configure KDE default settings for a new user of a group?

I'm a sys admin on Kubuntu 11.10 machine. Where do I configure the basic config for a new user (say belonging to group "users")? Edit 1: I want to configure langauages - currently my new users get ...
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How to customize the appearance of the address view in Kaddressbook? [closed]

I am impaired by my eyesight and have to set the fonts quite big to work with KDE. Kaddressbook seems to ignore the settings so that I have the contact list with big letters to choose a contact but I ...
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Black Screen after Resume from Sleep (Kubuntu) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Black screen after wakeup I know there is a lot of other posts like this, but I have been looking for hours and I still haven't found any solution. I have recently ...
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Is there Social Desktop provider other than openDesktop? [closed]

Is there a provider for Orkut or Facebook? I mean a provider to add to this screen :
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Laptop suspend appears broken, what must I roll back?

Question: What package contains the subprogram responsible for the KMenu option "sleep"? Background: I've been running KUbuntu 10.04.1 and I am completely updated. Recently (within the past month), ...
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Dolphin Search Toolbar is missing its text field. How can I get it back?

A while ago, my Search Toolbar bar went missing in dolphin. I'm referring to the Search Toolbar found under Settings>Toolbars Shown>Search Toolbar. I used to sit at the very top right corner of the ...
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Can't install Ubuntu on Asus Rampage Extreme IV

I'm having serious problems installing Ubuntu on my Asus Rampage IV Extreme/i7, in fact in any version of Linux at all. Here are the steps I'm following: Direct boot Kubuntu 13.10 from DVD - ...
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kde - how to change boot animation

I have also tried following these commands: update-alternatives --display default.plymouth sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth sudo update-initramfs -u and these: sudo rm ...
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How do I make a bootable USB stick from an ISO image? I'm running Kubuntu 12.04

Why won't kb3 (in Kubuntu 12.04) recognize a USB drive and allow me to burn an ISO image to it? kb3 is the default iso burning application and it gets generally good reviews. But it pops up a dialog ...
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64-bit 13.10 shows 1GB less RAM than 64-bit 13.04 did

Multiple 64-bit versions (Kubuntu, Lubuntu and Xubuntu) once installed on my ThinkPad R60 show 3GB of RAM, not the correct 4GB of RAM. Last week with 13.04, I had 4GB of RAM (which matches the BIOS) ...
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How to Remove KDE Login Screen?

I accidentally installed KDE on my Ubuntu 12.04 Machine the other day, to find I really don't have a liking for it. I runned a apt-get command to remove the kde-full package, but programs like ...
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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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What distro of ubuntu to choose when I focus on performance? kubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Lighter in CPU/Memory Usage: Lubuntu or Xubuntu I do have an old laptop. it has 512mb of ram and weak processor. I would like to use it only for internet(www and email). ...
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Libre Office Button Titles are Black

When I open a document in Libre Office Writer all the toolbar button's titles are black. Anyone seen this before? I can just barely make out what the text is. It wasn't this way before and I ...
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Should I keep an experimental Kubuntu PPA?

On a recent clean Kubuntu 11.10 64 bit install, Muon Package Manager and Muon Software Update Center would not work. I would just get a bug report. I had to do all the updates through Konsole. The ...
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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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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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Installing/configuring mysql server nightmare

I've never had problems installing and configuring mysql server in kubuntu but now it's just being stubborn, here's my issue: I installed the packages mysql-server, mysql-client (both 5.1), the ...
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How to disable single mouse click folder opening?

I am using Lucid 10.04 with KDE. When I single click on any folder in my file browser it is behaving as a folder. I am not able to select a folder (it always opens the folder). Right now to select I ...
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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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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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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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Unable to locate package pkgconfig

I try to install Ruby on Ubuntu 12. There is one of the commands which gives me an error E: Unable to locate package pkgconfig sudo apt-get install build-essential openssl libreadline6 ...
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Update manager notifications not getting in Kubuntu

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 . Generally in Ubuntu with Ubuntu-desktop i can get desktop notifications if any new updates are available for the system. But i am not getting such type of updates in KDE. Is ...
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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 to configure Kubuntu fonts to look line ones used in Unity - Ubuntu 12.04?

Because Unity and Gnome3 where too buggy and unstable I switched to Kubuntu and now I do have a really good speed and, so far, stability. Still, the problem with Kuduntu, is the all the fonts are ...
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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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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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Making Windows seasoned students feel comfortable with Kubuntu

After two years of endless campaigning by me and my schoolmate and comrade, Ask Ubuntu user Shubham Rao, we have finally succeeded in convincing our teachers to switch from Windows XP to Linux. A ...
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Eclipse auto shutdowns when creating new project

When I click finish on a new project in Eclipse which I installed with this command sudo apt-get install eclipse-platform. This popup window comes and no matter if I choose Yes or No it closes the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Strange icon in Unity top menu bar after installing KDE

After installing Kubuntu (I am using Ubuntu 14.04), it seems that a lot of fonts disappeared and a strange icon appeared in the top menu bar in Unity. I think it is the keyboard layout icon that has ...