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Primary DisplayPort Monitor connection not recognized by GUI. Works in GRUB

Kubuntu displayport Dell Optiplex 9010 Dell Monitor, Intel (R) HD Graphics 4000 monitor displays GRUB after selecting Kubuntu display goes black My ancient Dell 9010 Optiplex runs Windows 10 ...
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How to restore a single window in KDE after show desktop was enabled?

I am using KDE Plasma in Kubuntu 24.04. I have enabled hot corner to show the desktop, which minimizes all the running apps. After I click on an app at this point, this maximizes all the other apps. ...
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Conversions no longer working in KDE Plasma launcher or KRunner

Converting for example temperatures -5C in F or currencies 5CAD to USD and so on used to work in the KDE Start menu / launcher in 23.10 (mantic), but apparently no longer does after upgrading to 24....
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How can I fix or reset a broken plasma-x11 login?

I am was a happy Plasma-X11 user on ubuntu 22.04 until logging in crashes the UI. Scenario that breaks every time: On the login screen, I select my username, select the plasma-x11 DM and login with ...
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How to change only Taskbar color in Kubuntu 24.04 (Plasma 5.27.11)?

After recently installing Kubuntu 24.04 (Plasma 5.27.11), I would like to have the Taskbar use colors similar to Breeze-Dark, while the rest of the UI remains similar to Breeze-Light. Is this possible?...
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How to activate maliit on-screen keyboard in KDE Plasma Wayland in Kubuntu 24.04?

I installed maliit-keyboard in Plasma Wayland, and chose it in virtual keyboard. sudo apt install maliit-keyboard But it does not show up when I touch a text area. How to activate it?
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How can I disable Underlined Letters in KDE Plasma 5?

I'm using KDE Plasma 5 on Kubuntu 22.04 and I've been noticing underlined letters in menus, dialog boxes etc. I find them distracting and would like to disable them. Does anyone know how to turn off ...
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fix broken apt xdg-desktop-portal-kde and pipewire

my apt is completely broken because apt xdg-desktop-portal-kde is requiered by plasma and apt xdg-desktop-portal-kde requier pipewire. I tryed uninstalling pipewire by force because it was broken but ...
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How to browse onedrive with gvfs in Kubuntu?

Ubuntu 24.04 has support for browsing Onedrive. https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2024/04/set-up-onedrive-file-access-in-ubuntu How to do the same with Dolphin in Kubuntu?
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What do the CPU usage numbers in plasma-systemmonitor mean and why are they so high?

When opening plasma-systemmonitor I get really weird CPU usage numbers that total to more than 100%. I tried to show all kinds of different CPU usages but I can't seem to find the one that shows the ...
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Kubuntu default cursor size does not works during boot

In Kubuntu 22.04, I have cursor icon set called Volantes Cursors I succeeded to make it system's default cursor. i.e. it rendered before login in the SDDM. However, during login, I noticed for a while,...
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Add to Muon "software sources" from command line (not JUST to apt sources.list.d)

I added some apt sources (postgres, docker) to /etc/apt/sources.list.d, I can install docker and postgresql-15 without any issues. When I open Discover, I see the sources that are also in apt. However ...
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Waybar: why is the bottom bar not eluding windows?

I am on Ubuntu 23.10, x64 machine, everything up to date and using Wayland. I am enjoying waybar a lot and playing with configuration I managed to obtain two different bars, one on the top and one on ...
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how to associate several file types with an application (kubuntu)

I want to associate several file type to an application example: .mp3, .ogg, .avi, .mpg, ... with VLC .txt, .js, .css, .py, ... with VSCode .jpg, .png, .webp, ... with Gwenview I currently have to : ...
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Which file determines the default desktop manager? [duplicate]

Which configuration file determines the default desktop manager? How can I modify this file via terminal; and not by mouse click here, for all users at once? I tried to use /etc/gdm/custom.conf. But ...
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Change the background of Plasma "Leave" dialog

Kubuntu 23.10 KDE Plasma Version: 5.27.8 KDE Frameworks Version: 5.110.0 Qt Version: 5.15.10 When pressing the "Log Out" shortcut or selecting the "Leave" option I think it ...
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How to get left-click to show preview of windows in group in Plasma

Coming from Windows, I am used to being able to click on the icon of an application show a preview of all instances of windows of that application. On plasma, it instead opens (=raises to the ...
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Change ALL icons in sytem tray

When I change the icon theme on my Kubuntu 22.04 it only applies to some of the system tray icons: before (Breeze Icon Theme): after (Kora Icon Theme): As you can see it only changes the icons of ...
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Update KDE Plasma on kUbuntu 22.04

Is there any way to upgrade KDE Plasma from 5.24 to 5.27 on kUbuntu 22.04 (without upgrading to kUbuntu 23)?
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KDE Discover doesnt start up with weird error message

I just freshly installed Kubuntu on my Laptop and everything ran smoothly. Then plasma-discover stopped working all of a sudden. When I try to start it, the Window appears for a second or so as a ...
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Keyboard freezes for a few minutes after plugging in peripherals

I have an odd problem I cannot make heads or tails of. My machine is running Ubuntu 22.04 with KDE Plasma desktop 5.27.10. Whenever I plug a peripheral device (keyboard, mouse, microphone), the ...
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mouse cursor stops intermittently in plasma on ubuntu 22

My system is an ASUS RoG Strix Scar II, and I'm running Linux 5.15.0-91 on Ubuntu 22 and a Plasma 4:5.24.7 desktop (not sure any more if it was a Kubuntu or Ubuntu ISO). Recently I started noticing ...
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KDE Plasma freeze when I open System Monitor application

Recently I tried KDE Plasma. There is a problem with System Monitor, Desktop freeze when I open this application. First I installed Eos with KDE plasma which recently released and then Kubuntu 23.10. ...
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Laptop speakers show up as multiple devices

In my audio controls (Settings -> Audio, or the volume controls in the panel), I see multiple different "devices" for my built-in laptop speakers. Playback Devices: Tiger Lake-LP Smart ...
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How do I fully reset the global theme config in Kubuntu 23.04?

I have a Kubuntu 23.04 system and was trying out some global theme changes and I picked one to have a look at and it completely messed up my desktop. The only thing I see are some giant icons for ...
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How to gett the Outlook PWA launchers back on Plasma

On my Ubuntu 22 system I use the KDE/Plasma desktop. I had launchers for the Outlook and Teams progressive web apps (PWA) in my menu, until I used the rm -rf command a bit too enthusiastically on my ....
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What is plasmashell and why does it keep writing to disk?

I have a desktop PC with Ubuntu 20.04 + KDE. Yesterday my program gets stopped due to a no space left on device error. I deleted some files and then found the freed space is soon occupied again. ...
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x11vnc causes KDE Plasma to reset when the screen is off

When the screen is on, it works perfectly. When the screen is off - via the timeout that I set in the power settings, or manually - the VNC client appears to no longer receive updates. When I wiggle ...
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I removed KDE plasma desktop and stuck in a command screen

I am new to Linux. I have just installed Ubuntu and after removing the KDE plasma desktop and reboot the system. I am stuck in a black command screen. Not sure how to get to the default Ubuntu desktop ...
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Ubuntu Studio 23.04 (uses KDE/Plasma) - clock in panel "stuck" after waking up from hibernation, other panel glitches

Have been using Ubuntu Studio 23.04 beta for a couple of months now, really like it. There are a few bugs with it however. One of them is that the clock in the panel (by default on top of the screen ...
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Ubuntu Studio 22.04.2 installed (full), want to switch from KDE Plasma desktop. What are my options?

1 partition on 500gb ssd. I'd prefer Gnome or even XFCE but I suppose I'd have to use an older version of U.Studio. Can I install a desktop UI w/out installing a complete OS? Or must I reinstall a ...
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Plasma recognizes Corsair mouse as Game Controller - how to utilize additional buttons?

I have a CORSAIR KATAR PRO Wireless mouse running via USB dongle and in the system settings its recognized as a game controller. The additional buttons on the mouse are also recognized (screenshot: ...
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Plasmashell crashed and won't restart from terminal (AMD 6700XT)

My Plasma crashed and I can't do anything about it. Everything froze, can't move the mouse either. If I am trying to restart Plasma from another terminal with kstart5 plasmashell it says qt.qpa.xcb: ...
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Discover does not start on Kubuntu 23.04

For some reason Discover doesn't start on Kubuntu for me. This has started happening starting a few weeks ago. I can run apt-get commands just fine from the console with no warnings or errors. There ...
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KDE Plasma traditional bug

The already mentioned bug seem to be very persistent, even on Plasma 5.24.7. Can not rename files on desktop nor type more than 1 letter in start bar. Prompt windows for browser download also doesn't ...
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How to autorotate convertible laptop screen in Ubuntu and Kubuntu?

I have a HP x360 14a Chromebook (BLOOGUARD), and it supports automatic screen rotation in tablet mode in ChromeOS. I installed Kubuntu 23.04 using MrChromebox.tech UEFI. How to enable automatic screen ...
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how to configure kde window decorations to dark from ubuntu gnome?

When using KDE applications on ubuntu gnome, these apps don't follow gnome's dark theme, so they remain bright and ugly. However, When running systemsettings and switching between dark and light, I ...
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How can I start the plasma login screen from a terminal?

It often happens, that the login screen disappears, before I can log in. I have the possibility, to start a terminal session by Alt-Ctrl-F2. From there I can reboot or I could start something, but I ...
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Can't launch any apps when Desktop set to show contents of ~/Desktop

Yesterday I installed Kubuntu 23.04 (fresh install), set everything up, and everything was working fine, including after multiple restarts. This morning, the icons on my desktop were missing and I ...
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How to turn off laptop monitor using command line in Wayland?

I am using Kubuntu 23.04 with Wayland. I found this answer, which works in two other computers running (Kubuntu 22.04 and Ubuntu MATE 22.04) X.Org, but this does not seem to work in my Wayland ...
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KDE after update to 5.24 transparency on conky not working [closed]

After updating to KDE 5.24, conky transparency windows were showing with black background. How do I fix this? I have the following setup: Linux Mint 20.3 KDE Plasma Version: 5.68.0 KDE Frameworks ...
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How to get media information in Dolphin?

I can select media information entries to display in details view, but the listed columns are empty. Width, height, duration, or any other information for pictures, sound-files or videos can't be ...
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Kubuntu/KDE Plasma freezes daily

This is the exact same issue as this post from a month ago, but I don't have an account with enough reputation, the post seems to have died, and I have more info to add. This bug happened for the ...
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How to disable the Plasma 5 hot zone at bottom left?

In KDE Plasma 5(.24.7), the lower left corner of the screen is a hot zone -- moving the mouse there pops up a panel showing all windows in the workspace, where you can select one. (Apparently this is ...
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Using Ubuntu Studio 22.04, Plasma does not start anymore after reboot

This new Ubuntu Studio 22.04.2 was working for a few days, now after reboot, it starts booting, I can enter PW, then it tries to start Plasma but just hangs on a black screen with a mouse cursor. The ...
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Why is Kubuntu 22.04 much slower than Debian 11 with KDE? [closed]

I recently switched from Windows 7 Ultimate to Kubuntu 22.04 LTS on my 10-year-old HP laptop. I love it for a lot of reasons, except for the performance. Compared to Windows 7 running on the same ...
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20.04 Migrate between users - best way?

Effectively a kubuntu system. User 'adam' uses a KDE Plasma desktop. User 'glen' uses a Gnome MATE desktop. I find need to migrate daily use of 'adam' (settings, program data, etc.) to 'glen'. ...
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KDE Plasma Discover says "Update from: Flatpak (flathub)" How?

Kubuntu 22.04 LTS. Linux newbie here. When I check Updates in Discover it says "Update from Flatpak (flathub)". What am I supposed to do here? How do I do it? As a Linux newbie, I appreciate ...
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( Hp 840 g3 i5 Gen 6) Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS first time installation of KDE-full is stuck on tty login

Hello can anyone explain if it's possible to refresh your Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS from the grub shell option. OR if there's a solution to revert the settings on boot up? I installed kde-full on top of it ...
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Ubuntu 22.04.1 wake up immediatly after suspend

My system is Ubuntu 22.04.1 with Plasma desktop. Every time I click suspend/sleep button, the system goes to sleep and then wake up immediately. I could not find the cause.
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