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How to prevent Apper from removing older kernels when updating (installonly_limit)

Fedora usually keeps 3 kernel versions installed by default, so a kernel update will remove the oldest kernel version installed. However, in some cases it may be necessary to keep all kernels. In ...
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What does 'Disk sleep' in the KDE System Monitor mean?

In the Process Table of the KDE System Monitor utility the CPU% column displays Disk sleep sometimes and it tends to be accompanied by slow performance of the corresponding program. What does it ...
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krita shows critacal error on linux mint: how to solve it?

I install `krita' software into Linux Mint but it shows critical error. Which dependencies should I install on my Linux Mint? I reinstall krita but problem still remain? I follow this procedure sudo ...
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Why does KDE/plasma resize konsole fonts strangely when monitor size changes?

I'm running KDE/plasma on Arch Linux in VirtualBox on a Mac laptop in full-screen mode. When I connect the laptop to an external monitor, the desktop automatically resizes, as it should, and konsole ...
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Installing KDE broke my Cinnamon installation

I started my adventure with Linux Mint installing the MATE DE. Then I installed Cinnamon and switched to it. Recently I wanted to try KDE out. So I installed mint-meta-kde, kde-full, amarok, ...
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unable to change kde widget style Oxygen to QtCurve

Recently started using KDE as my desktop environment and and found QtCurve is far more feature reach and customizable then default Oxygen. Problem is when I set QtCurve as widget style from System ...
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Setup krfb so it starts accepting connections

I'm doing my best to configure krfb to start automatically after machine starts, but even if I start it after system boots, it always starts with sharing disabled. Is there any option I can pass on ...
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Krunner crashing after typing 3 letters

I recently started having an issue where KRunner will crash when I am searching, but only after the 3rd character is entered. I can type, delete and retype up to 2 characters without issue. As soon as ...
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How to reset Kate default color schemes?

I accidentally changed some of Kate's default color schemes. How do I set them back to default? I tried reinstalling (including with the option to remove config files) but it kept my changes.
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KDE config file for window settings, sizes, etc.?

What config file stores the settings for KDE window settings, sizes, etc.?
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Where are default Plasma 5 settings stored?

On a distributed System (NFS root), I'd like to change the way the desktop appears to users that have never logged in on the system before, i.e. have no settings set. I'd like to change some desktop ...
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Why am I getting alerts about new updates when dnf says I'm up to date?

I'm running the KDE spin of Fedora 22. I've run sudo dnf update and it says I'm up to date, but the notification area says I have a bunch of updates that need installed.The screenshot is after just ...
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KDE on Toshiba Kirabook: unknown touchpad

I have just bought a new Toshiba KiraBook, on which I have successfully installed Kubuntu 14.04 LTS, Uefi booting. Everything works out of the box (requires some work with font size, due to the UHD ...
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Networkmanager KDE5 plasma (Fedora 22)

After upgrading to Fedora 22 (KDE5), I have trouble running (or actually editing connections) the Network Manager, namely kde5-nm-connection-editor. I can click on my WiFi-Symbol, I can click the ...
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Bind key-mousekey combination to a bash script

Is it possible to map a key-mousekey combination to a bash script? Such that e.g. when pressing [Ctrl] and (then) [left mouse click] a particular script is being executed? Or a ...
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KGet: recovering connection after modem reset

I try to use KDE now. Native download manager is KGet in KDE. Problem is that KGet cannot continue file download, after computer (and modem) reload. It write that no connection. But Internet is ...
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How can I synchronise kmix and alsamixer volumes at maximum?

Occasionally, I can increase kmix's volume to its maximum (using the volume hotkeys), but the sound is still very quiet. I can open up alsamixer, and see Master at ~8%, even though kmix's volume is ...
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No more notification sounds

Since a couple of days, my system has taken to no longer playing notification sounds. And I don't know what I changed to make that happen. (My gut feeling says: "but I didn't change anything!", but ...
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KDE: Disable password prompt after resume

I'm running KDE on Fedora Workstation 21. When I wake up my machine after suspending it, it always prompts for my password. If there any way to disable this? I've looked through the settings but ...
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Cannot startx on Debian after some changes

I installed and removed some packages and changed some settings on my Debian server. After reboot I can't run x11vnc to remote it using VNC. Now when I run startx, the result is: no screens found ...
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How can I add a toolbar button to KDE titlebars?

I want to add toolbar buttons to KDE titlebars to avoid using the menu for certain tasks. As an example I want to be able to get a screen to stay on top until I disable it. eg. KDE titlebars have a ...
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Kubuntu dosen't open anything at startup?

I had installed kubuntu 15.04 a few weeks back. Till now it had worked fine. But somehow it has started to behave oddly. I do see it boot and am greeted with the plasma login screen but after I ...
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.desktop file not working

I wrote the following .desktop file for my application named Qtag: [Desktop entry] Name=Qtag Comment=Audio tag editor Exec=qtag Icon=/usr/share/pixmaps/Qtag.png Terminal=false Categories=Multimedia; ...
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What is the relationship between KDE and QT?

I found that most of KDE applications requires libqt libraries. So, What is the relationship between KDE and QT?
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What regulates user privileges for the `mount` command?

My installation of CentOS 6.5 has stopped auto-mounting DVDs in KDE (default) X Window desktop environment (e.g. with all the KDE helper functions). Trying to troubleshoot this unexpected change in DE ...
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Why does git store my SSH identity in gnome, but not KDE?

I'm used to git only prompting me for my SSH passphrase the first time I need to authenticate to a server. On the system I'm currently on, this only works in a Gnome session. If I start a KDE ...
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KDE 5 installs without task bar on Arch Linux

I just installed a fresh Arch Linux. After successfully starting the system, I only had a text console, but want to have a KDE desktop as I had on my Debian installation. So I followed the steps at ...
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how to set same ibus input language for all users

I am using ibus to switch input language in KDE 4.10 (RHEL 7). ibus is working fine with all languages. But ibus does not preserve the input language list across different user i.e. I have to ...
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KDE: Leave --> Turn Off Computer not shutting down system

I recently decided to install Debian 8 with the KDE desktop environment. A problem I have been having is shutting down the computer. The computer always restarts even when I tell it to shut down. I ...
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Debian 8 Jessie, kernel panic on shutdown

I have my Asus M5A99FX (with AMD FX6300 6-core processor and 16GB of memory) loaded with Debian Jessie and KDE. Everything seems to be working fine until I shut down the system. I click the shutdown ...
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Where is the “Session” menu in fedora 21 gnome desktop login

So basically I am trying to switch from gnome to KDE in Fedora 21 workstation. I have already installed it via yum install @kde desktop Looking online they say I need to switch it via the ...
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Using breeze-dark with non-KDE apps?

TL;DR summary: is there a knowledge base anywhere for getting stuff like firefox to work well with breeze-dark? The new light-on-dark KDE theme, breeze-dark, is great. I love it. However, some ...
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KDE opens .deb files with ar instead of a package manager

I just installed Debian for the first time. I use KDE. I'm trying to install Google Chrome and Steam. I download the installation package, then I double-click it. Instead of installing, both display ...
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Kde Panel Launcher Files Location?

I was wondering where the files are located for Kde's panel launchers? I can't find anything online. I know where the regular desktop files are, (~/.local/share/applications/), but I can't find the ...
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Booting KDE on Chromebook 14

I have installed KDE on my HP Chromebook 14. I am, however, having difficulty with setting KDE as the default startup window manager. I am new to Linux and was wondering if there is a simple method ...
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How to open file dialog in screen locker (Antergos / KDE)

Relatively new linux user here, I am running Antergos with KDE and am trying use screen locker through the desktop widgets option. Path: Screen Locker -> Settings -> Desktop Widgets Configure -> ...
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Volume icon/settings not showing in “system tray”, it did before then just disappeared

I'm on a Fedora 21 x86_64 KDE system.... I was messing around with sound(alsamixer and pavucontrol) and after I noticed that there is no sound/volume icon in the system-tray anymore, was there before ...
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How to make OS to mount USB as user

In debian jessie KDE, when I plug USB stick and click it in dolphin (it mounted automatically), stick mounted as root, while I am using standard user account. So I need to get superuser to manipulate ...
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No GTK settings in Opensuse 13.2, KDE Plasma 5

I remember that in KDE 4 (at least in Kubuntu) and also in other KDE 5 environments I tested, there were some appearance settings for GTK applications. I have installed Opensuse 13.2 with Xfce ...
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Stop KDE from unmaximizing the window on dragging movement starting close to the window border

I installed Fedora 21 KDE spin recently (KDE 4.14.4). It comes with some nifty window effects, for example a way to tile windows when dragging them close to an edge or a corner of a screen. But ...
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Can't find xbar MainMenu.xml

After installing qtcurve, I've enabled the xbar option and added the widget to the top panel. sudo apt-get install qtcurve If I follow the instructions on the page, I can't find the Xbar folder ...
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kde with no root window

I wish to disable the kde root window, so I can see the X11 root window. I have seen, in lots of places how to do this for older/newer versions of kde, but I can not get it to work on mine. I am ...
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VLC extensions disabled in KaOS KDE (Arch-Manjaro-based) - qt4 interface error

I use a couple of VLC addons that I re-install in each type of Linux I use (and I usually test new distros quite often). I have installed VLC in KaOS with the command $ sudo pacman -S vlc I have ...
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How to connect automatically to wifi in KDE?

I tested OpenSuse KDE 13.2 and Netrunner 15 (which also uses the KDE desktop) and none connects to the internet automatically. OpenSuse does not even remember the wifi password. How to make it ...
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Is there any way to upgrade from KDE 4 to 5 on Linux Mint 17?

Earlier you could install KDE5 via repository using Project Neon, like these: http://www.webupd8.org/2014/07/how-to-install-plasma-5-in-kubuntu-1410.html, but unfortunately PPA maintainer deleted it, ...
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KDE Splash Screen doesn't disappear

Whenever I boot OpenSUSE, The KDE splash screen appears, which is normal. What is not normal, however, is that it never disappears again ! The previous session's windows just appear. KDE is ...
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Bluetooth on at startup in openSUSE

I just installed openSUSE (dual boot with Windows) on my thinkpad T420 and after the install for some strange reason my Bluetooth is on when I turn on my computer. Both in Windows and openSUSE my ...
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Fedora 20 KDE: shortcut for airplane mode

is there a possiblity to have a Keyboard shortcut (e. g. fn + f10) for the airplane mode (Switch off all wifi Connections) under KDE (Fedora 20)?
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Make KNetworkManager follow radio status set on the command line

I have installed a Fedora 20 (KDE) Linux on my notebook that runs just perfect. However, when I enter into airplane mode on the command line by nmcli r wifi off, the GUI of the KNetworkManager does ...
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Why do I have to insert USB storage twice to mount it?

Often, I insert my USB storage into my computer and it will not mount. I can see the USB drive recognised in KDE's panel, but it will not be mounted. I can click on the "mount" button in the panel, ...