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Can KDE software be installed on GNOME?

So I want to get started with linux. I started reading a few books on it and they have taught me a good amount. Now in an example on one of the books it shows this command: apt-cache search ...
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xdg-open just opens Nautilus

I'm running Fedora 20 with Gnome 3.12. Recently, I installed KDE via yum but decided to stick with Gnome. Ever since installing KDE, the xdg-open and gnome-open commands do not open files with the ...
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Xampp GUI panel was working in GNOME desktop but now wont in KDE (Kali)

Installed Kali with a gnome dektop (or gnome fallback). Added KDE Desktop and left Gnome in place XAMPP control panel would show under this command (Before KDE change) user@Hades:/opt/lampp$ sudo ...
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How to give the same order for “OK” and “Cancel” buttons in KDE and GNOME applications?

I have installed some KDE and GNOME applications on the same computer. I use the applications at the same time. I find, I often hit the wrong button when I see "OK" or "Cancel" or "Yes" or "No" ...
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55 views

Restarting gnome-shell - KDE programs look ugly

I needed to restart my gnome-shell. I did this on the tty1 via export DISPLAY=:0.0 gnome-shell --replace This helps to keep all the open programs, but all KDE program have a different (e.g. ugly) ...
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Debian Live-CD user password

I am trying to use Debian live from an USB, however I do not succeed in logging in… What is the standard user and password to get access? I have tried searching this question on the internet and ...
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1answer
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Install KDE applications under Gnome?

I try my best not to install KDE applications on Gnome of my Ubuntu, but sometimes I have to install some KDE applications such as Okular. Moreover, sometimes I have to install from their source of ...
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Is it possible that KDE applications running under Gnome can use the information of Gnome applications?

I am running Okular on Ubuntu. When I try to save a copy of a pdf file I edited in Okular back to the same directory, I can't access the "Recent" and "bookmark" information of Nautilus. This is unlike ...
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591 views

Can GNOME/KDE be turned off?

I have installed Debian Wheezy on an old laptop I want to use as a server. However, sometimes I want to use that computer to read webpages and write some code on it. So I want to have a GUI where I ...
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93 views

Has the launcher security issue in KDE and Gnome been fixed?

One of the first things I heard about Linux is that it doesn't get any kind of malware. Now, I see it can get malware through WINE and e-mail (although I don't even open attachments or follow links ...
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1answer
177 views

Do all distrbutions have the same drivers for ATI cards?

The problem is that my fan is too loud and working nonstop on my desktop. I have tried so far: Ubuntu 13.04, Linux Mint 15 and I had in both the same fan problem (nonstop working fan and very ...
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299 views

Does any Linux distribution support setting mouse scroll wheel sensitivity?

I have tried Ubuntu 13.04 and Linux Mint 15 and both DO NOT HAVE optinos for setting mouse scroll wheel sensitivity. They had only mouse acceleration and sensitivity, but the scroll wheel speed you ...
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How to get name of Display Manager on Linux? [duplicate]

I want to see Display Manager name (Gnome, KDE etc.) via python or bash script. Is there any command for it as uname? (I try fedora and Debian)
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173 views

Will GNOME and GTK libs bloat up my KDE?

I want to use Shutter. I installed it previously under Kubuntu and it needed a lot of libs. What bothered me most was that Kubuntu wanted me to restart, that is rare for OS's nowadays and in general ...
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1answer
244 views

Where place own application icons? How to get the current theme icons?

I'm developing a little application for Gnome, Unity and KDE desktops. I want the application icons to be fully theme aware. Now, I'm including the icons on the application directory on ...
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which DE to use for setting up defaults

I'll use awesomewm as my main DE but without installing any actual DE(like KDE, GNOME, XFCE etc) I have to setup too many basic stuff like mouse cursor themes, gtk/qt theme engines and themes, ...
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Can we switch desktop ( GNOME, KDE, etc ) within linux?

I started using linux mint 13 mate yesterday. Although the words from their site is promising, I found it lack some ways for configuration. For example, I want to enlarge the scroll bar so that I can ...
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Alternative keyboard-triggred launcher for specific file type in file managers (Dolphin and/or nautilus)

Is it possible to have an (or some) alternative launchers (i.e. Open With) for each file type and be able to trigger them using keyboard modifier keys (Shift, Ctrl & Alt) in linux's KDE and/or ...
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Is it safe to install KDE along with Gnome?

I want to install KDE on my Linux Mint Debian Edition (which as of 10 June 2012 corresponds with Debian Wheezy). I already have Cinnamon (a Gnome Shell fork) installed, which has regular Gnome 3 ...
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Change default applications used by gnome-open, exo-open, xdg-open, gvfs-open and kde-open

How to change the applications associated with certain file-types for gnome-open, exo-open, xdg-open, gvfs-open and kde-open? Is there a way by editing config files or by a command-line command? Is ...
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4answers
1k views

Enabling Numeric Keypad

I have trouble with the numeric keypad (NumLock keys) being unusable while typing. While I don't think it's GUI specific, this happens both in Gnome and KDE. Sometimes it works in TTY, other times it ...
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Latest Debian wheezy/testing ISOs defaulting to KDE?

I've usually been using Debian Squeeze, as I've never really had any reason to go after the latest & greatest, and if I wanted to, I always had backported packages to rely on. However, my new ...
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1answer
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What is the KDE equivalent of a Nautilus script?

I have just begun to use KDE, and I can't find any info about the KDE equivalent of a Nautilus script. What I need to be able to do is select some files, right click, and apply a number of commands to ...
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1answer
988 views

System menu and desktop right click dont appear in Gnome3

I run Arch Linux with Gnome3. I need to escape from the "routine" and change to Gnome for some weeks or even months. When I open it I can't see the system menu (which is supposed to be right of ...
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1answer
178 views

How do I run Gnome 3 sound control from KDE?

Skype is using pulse audio, which is part of Gnome and the main place I found to configure microphones was in the standard Gnome sound control. How can I configure the microphones from KDE?
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400 views

Hotmail Folders

Is there a linux mail client I can use that will let me see my folders in Hotmail and persist the changes back to the server? Kind of like the Hotmail connector for Outlook, or Windows Live Mail? I'm ...
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308 views

Fast switching between external and internal screen

Is there a solid way of using either X directly or KDM/GDM/KDE/Gnome to quickly switch between an external screen and modify the screen layout accordingly? I'm stealing the inspiration from Windows ...
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5answers
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Why do most linux distros default gnome?

Why the default desktop environment of most popular linux distros is gnome? KDE seems to me an equally good desktop environment. Is it for licence reason? historic? or else?
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670 views

Create url link in menu

How can I create a menu item that points to a URL? I've tried creating a mylink.desktop entry like this: [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=My Link Name Icon=my-icon Type=Link Categories=Office; ...
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3answers
1k views

Switch to Gnome from KDE without logging out

Right now I'm using the KDE desktop on Fedora, but I want to switch to Gnome. Problem is, I have many things open right now (xterms, xemacs, etc, etc), and I don't want to close all of them, log out, ...
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Why don't Gnome or KDE produce their own distribution (or other desktop projects for that matter)?

When I think of the recent debacle where Canonical and Gnome disagreed and each went their own way in terms of producing a new desktop, I wonder: Why doesn't a desktop project like Gnome produce its ...
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2answers
177 views

How to make KDE3 visible for GDM?

I have Gnome (default), KDE4 and KDE3 installed. When I log out, GDM kicks in and I can select other desktop than Gnome -- among window managers, there is KDE4 (as KDE), but no KDE3. Question: how ...
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2answers
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Configuring mouse for right+left button simulating middle click (for copy/paste)

I was using the mouse copy-paste extensively, until recently, when some OpenSuSe upgrade reconfigured this on all my machines. Now the scrollbuton is the one to paste (which I hate, since it's hard to ...
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How is the linux graphics stack organised?

Can anybody explain(hopefully with a picture), how is the linux graphics stack organised? I hear all the time about X/GTK/GNOME/KDE etc., but I really don't have any idea what they actually do and how ...
2
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1answer
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Can't get pop down menus to do anything in KDE/QT application GUIs in Ubuntu (Gnome session)

I have a brand new install of Ubuntu 10.10 x64 in an attempt to solve the following problem from my previous 10.04 x86 install, but with the exact same problem persisting. When trying to run Amarok or ...
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481 views

What is the difference between KDE and GNOME , for embedded development host decision

What are all the differences between the KDE and GNOME projects? This is because, I want to select one (either KDE/GNOME) as my host OS for my embedded development project. I would like to get all ...
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2answers
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How to remove KDE and XFCE applications from GNOME menu?

I am new to Linux. I installed kubuntu-desktop and xubuntu-desktop over the default Ubuntu 10.10. I want to unclutter the menu, so that applications related to a particular desktop appear in menu ...
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1answer
751 views

Prevent KDE and Gnome from showing eachothers icons in the menu

Often, I have both KDE4 and Gnome installed on my machines. What really bothers me when I do this, is that the Gnome menu will show all kinds of things that I will hardly ever use in Gnome, like ...
3
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1answer
490 views

Where and how do I create new system-wide menu items for CentOS/RH 5?

I have some CentOS 5.5 systems. I have installed the rdesktop rpm, however no entry appears to be made in the gnome or kde menus for it. Where is the menu structure in the filesystem? Is it one ...
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5answers
545 views

linux x.org alternative

We have so many options for window managers, shells, desktop environments, distros, and kernel architectures under Linux, but why after (maybe) 20 years do we only have X.org server (including its ...
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2answers
413 views

Is is possible to use KDE as well as Gnome on a machine?

Is it possible to install KDE and Gnome on your machine (using Fedora) in such a way that when you boot, you can specify whether you want to use KDE or Gnome. Even better would be if you can switch ...
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1answer
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How do I prevent gnome to mount my usb device when I'm using KDE?

in KDE, when I plug a USB storage device, I see a nautilus window automatically open, and I'm obliged to use nautilus if I want to umount it properly Dolphin gives the following error: ...