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KDE: running <command> upon screen timeout

In all installations of KDE I have experienced, the screen will time out after ~10 minutes. This would seem like a great way to start some applications, like a screen saver that doesn't need a daemon, ...
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Trackpad Setup Linux Mint on Mac Book KDE

I have been playing around with using Linux Mint on an older Mac Book (2009 era). Linux Mint runs great on this laptop as compared to OS X. The only major problem I am having is with the trackpad. It ...
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How to add icon search path in kde4/ plasma5?

I have various non-kde apps that place icons in various places in the system, and the Plasma5 menu and task manager widgets ignore them unless I symlink to them ONLY in: /usr/share/icons/hicolor/...
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Mint 17.2 KDE sluggish after login

I'm running Linux Mint 17.2 KDE on a four-year old Dell XPS 15z laptop. After login, the computer is sluggish for about ten minutes, and then it goes back to normal. I've checked CPU usage and it's ...
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Debian: How to revert back to KDE after switching to GNOME?

MY machine is running Debian 8 "Jessie". I installed Gnome desktop environment by sudo apt-get install gnome now every time my machine is switched on I'm presented with Gnome desktop environment ...
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Can I easily switch from openSUSE Tumbleweed to Leap without reinstalling everything?

I used to like the idea of a rolling release distribution, but now I have moved to a location where the ISP has datacaps and I don't want to be constantly installing updates. I want to switch to Leap ...
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Kate/Terminal/Chromium/etc. refuse to open

I accidentally ran a GUI (Kate) with sudo--dumb I know--and when closed the application I got this error message: Error: "/var/tmp/kdecache-username" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0 I've done ...
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Screen tearing in mate with compiz, not screen tearing with KDE or Unity

All distro I tried with KDE solved my tearing problem. I would love to use KDE up its too heavy on my pc. I usually use xfce, but mate is fine too. I would love to get either xfce or mate working ...
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Disable the sessions dropdown in sddm

Question: Is there a way to hide the sessions dropdown in sddm? I removed the default plasma media center session and now the only session is plasma making the dropdown useless.
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Change The Default Settings In KDE4

I have build a Linux From Scratch following LFS book 7.8. I have installed KDE4 in /opt/kde I have made some changes to the settings of root user and now want it to be default for every user. How ...
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What is the most resource hungry Linux distribution? [closed]

Trying to find the Linux distribution with the highest system requirements? What is the most demanding of all the Linux OS according to the published minimum specifications of each distro? Based on ...
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/usr/bin/kde-print-queue requires sudo rights - how to let normal use pause printer?

I need to let a user without general sudo rights pause and unpause a printer. The command is: /usr/bin/kde-print-queue HP_Printer1 However, the problem is shown here: "HP_Printer1" NOT ...
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How can I completely remove KDE's traces from my Linux Mint Cinnamon?

I installed several different KDE applications on my Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.2 because I thought they would be great (just KDE applications, not the full desktop). I did like the customizability at ...
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Install AMD RADEON 5450 HD on debian 8 with KDE environment

I just did a fresh installation of Debian 8 (jessie) on my HP dv6 64bit laptop with a Radeon 5450 HD graphics card. I wanted to install the proprietary ATI driver, but at the installation I just got a ...
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Freeze slide on external display (projecter), when using OpenOffice, and use laptop to do other (secret) thing

I am running kde on debian jessie (X11+Gnu+Linux). When doing a presentation, using LibreOffice (OpenOffice) presenter, the audience sees the external display, and I see the presentation console on ...
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Adding custom option in kde settings

I recently made a Linux From Scratch and installed KDE4. Now I want to add an option named "about" in the KDE settings, which will display info about my LFS. My question is "Is it possible?" If yes ...
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Application takes KDE down with it when it dies

How is this possible? I am using Toggl Desktop, stable channel, under KDE, and about 50% of the time, after I do xrandr --output DP1 --auto --primary --output eDP1 --off Toggl Desktop crashes soon ...
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Change how Dolphin looks and behaves (GTK / KDE)

I am using KDE Plasma 5 under Arch linux. After using the Gnome environment for testing, my file manager Dolphin is a little confused about what to wear. Now it looks and behaves like under Gnome. For ...
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KDM Login Problem On LFS

I recently made an LFS 7.8 I've installed lxdm , sddm and kde workspace.However, when I try t login via KDM, I get some errors- Logging in as root shows "Login failed" Logging in as user lfs(...
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Can someone point me to documentation for key, value pairs for autostart desktop files

I've been searching for documentation for the key,value pairs in the gnome desktop autostart files. I have 4 virtual desktops/workspaces that I switch between and I want to autostart applications in 3 ...
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Disable Power Management in CentOS 7 with KDE

I have just installed CentOS 7 on a new laptop and have a strange compatibility issue where I get a black screen when I plug in the power adapter. I found the fix to be unticking the 'Enable Power ...
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Linux Mint 17.3 KDE X11VNC - desktop does not load properly after login

I try to run X11VNC on a headless Linux Mint 17.3KDE machine – started by an entry in the /etc/mdm/Init/Default script. I added this right before the exit 0 statement: # - start the vnc server - ...
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How to implement Kubuntu icons to vanilla plasma desktop in archlinux?

Kubuntu's plasma version uses a different iconset than archlinux' vanilla plasma version. The icons in the vanilla version are mostly rounded and colorful, the Kubuntu icons are flat and monochrome. ...
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Kubuntu 15.10, pager appears twice

The desktop switcher on my taskbar appears twice, once on the left side, once on the right. Also I cannot position it anywhere I like. Does anyone know how I can delete one of the desktop switchers ...
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Abrupt Loss of Brightness Control

So I've had an openSUSE 13.2 (kernel 3.16.7-29) installation running on an Acer Aspire S7-392 for well over a year and have no problems until Sunday. I can't recall if I did an update or what, but I ...
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CLI command to capture region with delay?

Of all screen-shot tools that I have seen in Linux, the KDE one (ksnampshot) looks the most powerful. ksnapshot --region is a command that I can associate with a shortcut to capture a selected region ...
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How to troubleshoot package manager in Fedora 21 KDE

I have gnome-software and apper installed on Fedora 21 KDE but non seems to work properly either as superuser or non superuser. From terminal, I opened gnome-software as su and tried to access ...
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How to make KDE menu (in CentOS) take new .desktop file into account?

My program's installer creates .desktop files into ~/Desktop and ~/.local/share/applications. In most Linuxes this is enough to create respective menu item and desktop icon. In CentOS 7 with KDE, the ...
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Move window to desktop: Keyboard shortcut

I'm running Linux Mint 17.1 (KDE). I know that I'm able to move windows from one desktop space to another by right-clicking in the title bar. I also know I'm able to do so from the command line with ...
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How to get sound working in chroot(Linux on Android)

I have Fedora 21 KDE running on Sony Xperia Tablet Z and it seems my device sound card and M-Audio(M-Track) USB sound card is detected. But yet no audio output. What is best way to solve this issue?
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Plasma Device Notifier thinks all my internal hard drive partitions are removable and always shows them

Since a few weeks ago, Plasma Device Notifier thinks all my internal hard drive partitions are removable and always shows them. If I go into it's settings and select to show "Non-removable devices ...
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Dolphin GUI not loading in Cinnamon

I recently reinstalled my Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon. I've been trying to set it up how it was before and reinstall applications. I used to use Dolphin as my file manager prior to the reinstallation. ...
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Next unread message shortcut in Kmail message window

I have Kmail set up without a message preview to save space on my screen. I am trying to find a way to set up a keyboard shortcut to go to the next unread message when I have a message open in its ...
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How do I prevent unlocking the screen?

Use case: I want my screen to auto-lock when I unmount my USB drive. (That part is easy.) What's not so easy: I want the screen lock to require the USB drive and the password when I return. Thus, is ...
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Can I set the Kwallet opening timeout?

I am using KWallet to store various passwords on my pc. One of the passwords is for KMail. After login, when I do not enter a password, the opening dialogue times out and every single application asks ...
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Power/Session -> New Session from bash script (KDE)

I would like to ask, probably trivial question, yet I was unable to find what is required. Suppose I click Power/Session->New Session from launcher, KDE gives me possibility to login as another user. ...
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ssh -f, running remote startkde, does not exit. Why?

I hope that someone already knows the answer to this, because I fear that trying to unravel the startkde shell script, and the subtleties of ssh -f is going to be ugly. I am opening a remote desktop ...
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Apps with Gtk2 dependencies in a KDE environment

I have recently installed the KDE version of Manjaro Linux (I was only using Gnome environment derivatives before). When I decided to install a few of my favourite apps (Sublime3, Remmina), I have ...
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Service 'org.kde.kaccessibleapp' does not exist

I got this error in ~/.xsession-errors, openConnection: connect: No such file or directory cannot connect to brltty at :0 Service 'org.kde.kaccessibleapp' does not exist. There is no kaccessible ...
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What determines the GUI file chooser launched by applications?

I am using KDE (Kubuntu), and I noticed that different GUI programs when launching a file chooser seem to use 3-4 different types of file choosers. Some are more annoying in that they do not seem to ...
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KDE 5 plasma desktop slow filesystem operations

I have KDE 5 and Plasma Desktop, Kubuntu 15.10, and there is one annoying thing: file operations works very strange. If I'm removing some file first time until system was power on, KDE starting to ...
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How to delete all desktop notifications forever on SUSE KDE

I can't find the "get the hell away from my desktop" button, on SUSE 42.1 KDE. I want any version of a desktop notification gone forever. I have log files, I know how to use them. The desktop ...
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First time arch, KDE is driving me insane

Ok, fresh new installation of Arch. I've installed xorg and the various packages plasma and sddm. Enable sddm and reboot. The login screen appear (pretty ugly though), I start moving the mouse ...
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KDE changes keyboard layout on shortcuts

I ran into a strange anomaly with KDE 4.14.3 (Gentoo Linux) on my college's workstation. He had two keyboard layout: hu qwertz and us qwerty, and the hu qwertz was the active layout. When He typed a ...
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How to install ibus-cangjie (on Gentoo KDE)?

Simply, I want to type CangJie (倉頡) on my Gentoo KDE. CangJie is a very common input method to type Chinese. (Majorly in Hong Kong may be.) When I wanted to install CangJie input method, I found ...
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Symbol lookup errors in (Qt?) dynamically linked libraries

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 Problem: For some days now I have been getting Errors like this when opening some applications: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpoppler-qt5.so.1: undefined symbol: ...
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KDE5 : a mix of UTF-8 and ISO-8859-1

Since (I think) I upgraded Plasma to version 5, KDE applications seem to open my files (encoded in UTF-8) as in ISO-8859-1. I am not very familiar with locales problems... I am french, so a lot of ...
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Debuggging `Maximum number of clients reached … unable to open display “:0”'

I am running an openSUSE Tumbleweed installation with KDE Plasma 5.4.3 . I tend to use a fair number of programs ( Eclipse, Firefox, Slack, Evolution, Konsole, various java applications ) and after ...
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How to completely but safely remove KDE from Mint?

The original system that has been installed is Linux Mint KDE 17.1 Rebecca, later upgraded to Linux Mint KDE 17.2 Rafaela. Onto which I have installed Cinnamon desktop environment yesterday. I am ...
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Separate workspaces for each display in KDE

With Awesome WM I have separate workspaces (tags) on each display which I find very convenient. KDE Plasma on the other hand has workspaces which are coupled on all displays, I cannot switch the ...