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Frozen window carcass that doesn't want to leave

I have this problem: Larger image Seems like something has frozen. This happens after every reboot now. How do I track what is frozen and what to kill?
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How to restart KDE 5 interface?

How do I restart KDE5 interface from the command line without having to do a logout?
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Open magnet links from Chrome into KTorrent

I'm trying to open magnet links from Chrome into KTorrent 4.3.1 on Kubuntu 13.10. The problem is that after i click the link, a new notification appears. It says "Examining magnet://..." and will run ...
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Will Kubuntu no longer being a funded derivative affect it's official derivative status?

It's a really simple question. I was just wondering since it has far reaching implications for the site, and it is a substantial change to the ecosystem.
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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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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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Kubuntu installation asks to install on entire partition

I'm trying to install Kubuntu 12.10 on my computer, but when i get to the part where we chose the partition to install Kubuntu, I only have three options and all of them includes using the 100% of my ...
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Switching from netbook edition to desktop-edition

So I've get the official Kubuntu 12.04 CD. I've installed it on a netbook. It have installed a netbook edition (without asking me...). So that I see while I would really prefer the standard ...
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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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How can I disable Apper?

Since 12.04 came out, "Apper" bothers me every five minutes with a popup "UPDATE NOW!!!!!" How can I turn this annoyance off?
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Can Firefox open (embedded) PDF's without starting Okular?

How can I make Firefox on Kubuntu to open PDF in its embedded PDF viewer, like it does on Windows? Currently it opens PDF's in Okular. Some websites (with embedded PDF's) malfunction because of this ...
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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 to set keyboard combination to kill the X server?

It used to be ctrl+alt+backspace to kill x server, but for some unknown reason, it was decided to disable that combination and use something else (I think it is right alt + printscreen +k). So, how ...
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Benefits of Separating Home Directory?

I'm trying to strategize my ubuntu installation. I've always read that separating the /home directory makes it easier when it comes to upgrading your distro. But could somebody please explain why? I'm ...
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Lost “Open terminal here” on upgrade from Kubuntu 14.10 to 15.04

In Kubuntu 14.10, the option "Open terminal here" was available in Dolphin's Actions menu. When I upgraded to Kubuntu 15.04, this option disappeared. How can it be restored?
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kde clock format: how to include the day in a non-tiny font?

I'm using KDE on Kubuntu 15.04. I want my taskbar clock to look like this: Sun 19 15:11 (or AM/PM would be ok, main thing is Day / Date in the same font size as the time. I don't need my computer ...
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Does Kubuntu have GPG keys?

Does a Kubuntu have a GPG keys to prove the authenticity of OS image? I saw the Ubuntu have, but didn't see anything for [K]ubuntu.
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How to change Login screen to Kde

I installed kubuntu-desktop in Ubuntu 14.04. In the installation, it didn't ask me to choose default login screen. Now my login screen is still Ubuntu login. How can I change it to Kde login screen ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on a Meego pad t01

This Christmas I received a MeeGo Pad T01 as a present and have been checking around the inter-webs for a Ubuntu/Linux installation guide without success. So my question is fairly self explanatory ...
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Virtual Box Kernel error [duplicate]

I am using kubuntu in my laptop i have installed virtual box in kubuntu 14.04 lts but when i start virtual machine it gives me error: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine ub. VT-x ...
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How do I get Firefox to open attachments without downloading them?

I have Windows XP and Kubuntu 12.04 on my desktop. I use Gmail and Yahoo mail through Firefox. If I get an attachment using XP, I know how to navigate to C:/Program Files/XYZ/xyz.exe to open the ...
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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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Web fonts became ugly after installing KDE

After installing kde-standard on my Ubuntu 12.04,web fonts(both Firefox and Chrome) turned to ugly both in Gnome and KDE desktops.How do I get back good looking web fonts.
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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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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 do I install Skype on 11.10 when using kubuntu (kde4.7)?

I have added the partner repository, however when issuing aptitude install skype the proposed solution is to remove all of libs concerning kde4, plasma, dolphin and a hundred other packages. That ...
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How do I increase the volume beyond 100% in Kubuntu?

The Unity/gtk volume manager that comes with vanilla Ubuntu lets you increase the volume past 100%, which is useful for hearing quiet youtube videos. Is there a way to achieve the same thing with the ...
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Wireless network not connecting in Kubuntu 11.04

I've got a fairly fresh install (a month old) of Kubuntu without much modification done to it and I'm having massive issues connecting to any wireless network. The computer can see the networks ...
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Why does Akonadi on KDE 4.6.0 refuse to start?

Akonadi refuses to start on my fresh installation of KDE 4.6.0 from the kubuntu-backports PPA on Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat, preventing me from usking KMail. Here is the full error output: ...
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Will gcc be upgraded to 4.5.* in one of the 10.04.* releases?

I don't quite understand how the LTS releases work. Will gcc be updated to the newer 4.5 version or will it remain 4.4 and I'll have to wait for 11 before seeing 4.5?
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How to automount hard disks without the need for password at login?

I want my Kubuntu to auto mount my hard disks at login without the need for password. I tried it through System settings -> removable media and checked "Enable automount removable media". But at the ...
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When I do a release upgrade on a system with two derivatives, do both get updated?

Let's say I installed regular Ubuntu Desktop edition using the liveCD. The I installed both Kubuntu and UNR on the same partition as Ubuntu desktop, by doing: sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop ...
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How do I restore a linux boot partition?

First of all, I'm a linux noob (I've been using linux for a about four-five years, but only fixed problems as I got them though usually I just reinstalled everything). I have recently installed ...
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Fixing USB drive auto-notify

Yesterday I was copying files from SD cards, but at some point they stopped auto-mounting. Didn't notice any errors. I can still mount by right-clicking the appropriate file in /dev in Konqueror. ...
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How to make xdg-open to use kde-open instead of gvfs-open?

I have both gnome and KDE installed in my Ubuntu, but mostly I use KDE. When I execute: xdg-open <folder_name> it runs nautilus instead of dolphin (as gvfs-open also do). It seems to me ...
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Prevent kubuntu from remembering previous session

If I shutdown pc while, for example, a konsole is opened, at the next boot kubuntu will load that konsole. This happens for each file/program opened. I don't want this. Is there a way to prevent it?
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Get the Bluetooth Audio Sink working with Kubuntu 13.10 and Bose Mini Soundlink

I'm using Kubuntu 13.10 with a Bose Mini Soundlink. I have no issue discovering, pairing and trusting the external speaker. On the contrary, I'm having great troubles in streaming the sound from the ...
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KDEInit could not launch /usr/bin/kate

I'm running Kubuntu 12.04 with KDE 4.11.1 and the rootactions service menu in Dolphin. I opened Dolphin as root then clicked on a text file. I got a "Sorry" dialog with the message: KDEInit could ...
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How do I get the session option for KDE in the login screen? (installed kde-full)

I've installed the package kde-full in Ubuntu 12.10. As I know I should be able to switch to KDE on the login screen, after it is installed. However, I only see two options: Ubuntu 3D Ubuntu 2D ...
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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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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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Font rendering issue in GTK based applications, (Firefox, GIMP)?

I am experiencing an issue with font rendering issue in GTK based applications (for example; Firefox, GIMP). I've read a bunch of Google answers about this, but haven't figured out yet what to do. It ...
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Aligning desktop icons in Kubuntu

I am using Kubuntu 11.10 (KDE4.7). Currently my desktop is in "Folder Layout" mode. I have tried align the icons on my desktop by selecting "Align to grid" in icons option in desktop. Still by icons ...
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Download manager for chrome in Kubuntu?

How can I integrate kget into google chrome? Alternatively what other good download managers are there for chrome that will work in Kubuntu? thanks
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GIMP crashes on startup

First, I must say that I do not have PPA or any experimental packages enabled. Just now I installed the GIMP using kpackagekit. When I tried to start it using icon in the application menu, it didn't ...
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Should I mix Kubuntu PPAs?

If i am using the ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports ppa and the ppa:kubuntu-ppa, will there be any interference between the two? So in essence should i disable the ppa:kubuntu-ppa ppa? Thanks
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DSL connection using networkmanager in KDE does not seem to work

I have installed Kubuntu 10.10 alongside windows 7. In kubuntu 10.10 i tried to connect to internet using the DSL connection tab in the networkmanger on the taskbar -> manage connection -> DSL. i gave ...
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Unable to access folder on LAN since upgrade and switch to KDE

I am running Lucid and after installing some upgrades and switching from Gnome to KDE, I found I can no longer connect to the server on my office LAN. I can see it on the network, but clicking on it ...
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Why Dolphin refuses to start in Kubuntu 15.10?

Somehow since updating Kubuntu to version 15.10 the Dolphin filemanager refuses to start by clicking on the icon. It appears to start as shown by the 'dancing' icon but then does not show up. However ...
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How to fix bad display driver?

I stupidly installed, on my 15.10 Ubuntu installation, Kubuntu from the command line while ignoring the warnings of broken packages or errors that happened during the install. When I rebooted my ...