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What program displays volume/screen brightness under KDE?

It seems there's some bug in KDE related to power management and after putting my netbook to sleep several times, plugging it in and out, the notification about screen brightness set to 100% doesn't ...
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Linux slows down after long uptime

Occasionally I leave my openSUSE 13.1 64-bit system KDE-based up for a few days or even a week without a reboot. However, I notice after a night of idle standby the system gets very slow when I want ...
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Can't do anything on startup until terminating Kate in Kubuntu

When my Kubuntu starts i can't do anything until starting System Activity and killing Kate. I can not start any program or for example run Dolphin file manager. After terminating Kate a message is ...
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Why can't I run GUI apps from 'root': “No protocol specified”?

I installed debian onto my machine last night. Now, I don't understand why I can't run GUI apps from a terminal when running as root. For example: sudo -i glxgears Generates the following output: ...
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How to install a Desktop Environment on Ubuntu after basic server installation

I downloaded Ubuntu-Server 12.04.3 LTS and cut a CD. Installed it, logged in as user, sudo -i as root. The basic installation has no desktop environment or so it appears. I did some reading and for ...
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How can I crop a 1920x1200 monitor to 1920x1080?

I have just purchased a 1920x1200 monitor, and have some situations where I want to force the output to the more common 1920x1080. However, I don't want to distort the output, and would prefer a ...
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Can't get kdelibs 4.10.0

I am compiling KDE Artikulate and it demanded a newer version of kdelibs. I downloaded kdelibs source and spent a night installing it. And again it is saying that it needs at least kdelibs 4.10.0 ...
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How do I exit full screen after enabling via the right click context menu of kwin (KDE)?

This is related to my other question: Kate has no window borders, and thus no minimize, maximize, and close buttons In KDE, after right-clickin on any window border, or it's entry in the task ...
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KDE and LightDM on ArchLiux

Is it possible to use LightDM with KDE on Archlinux? Wiki says Basically there are two ways of starting KDE. Using KDM or xinitrc. I use also awesome WM and XFCE, so I'd like to use LightDM ...
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What's the top-left Button in KDE Windows?

I run Linux Mint 15 with KDE 4+. Consider this screenshot: Underneath the LM logo, or beside the Firefox icon, above "File" and "Edit", there's a little circular button with a dot in the middle. I ...
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How can I run a kwin script from the command line?

I wrote a really basic kwin script to tile windows how I like them, // Main reference: http://techbase.kde.org/Development/Tutorials/KWin/Scripting // Top-level parameters. Adjust these as suitable ...
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Change default position of Dialog Windows KDE 4.10

I have KDE 4.10 running on my system, today when configure to work with two monitors top/bottom i get the surprise that modal dialogs show in the middle of two monitors, example the Intellij's Search ...
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How to install Kile on Debian KDE 7.3 32 bit?

For the past week or so, I'm trying to install Kile in Debian 7.3 kde desktop after installing TexLive 2013 from a CTAN mirror (downloading the installer in a home directory, decompressing it in ...
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Discover windows in current KDE activity with d-bus

I want a hotkey to start a new konsole session, new chrome tab etc. I can just bind a global hotkey to a KDE command to do it. For example, here's a script that starts a new Konsole session: ...
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What is the different bash per terminal session for Konsole?

I am using Konsole in Kubuntu. I was wondering what is the difference between a profile in Konsole and the profiles in our bash? I am reading that we can create different profiles per Konsole session ...
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KDE-dolphin trashcan on second HDD

From KDE I use only dolphin. I've pulled out second hdd for a couple of days (also changed fstab). Now I put it back and dolphin won't "see" /hdd2/.Trash-1000/ and if I delete file /hdd2/file1 it ...
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Home folder unintentionally exposed while using samba shares

Problem I have some difficulties with sharing folders in a local area network by using samba. I have managed everything up to the point that every folder that I share is being detected, can be read ...
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KDE: temporarily changing sound system

A little time ago, I reported a bug related to Phonon/pulseaudio. For debugging purposes I was told to disable pulseaudio so phonon can use the hardware directly. So I searched about how to disable ...
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Can not install any color scheme in Vim in Kubuntu

I have installed the latest Kubuntu. I am trying to set a nice color scheme for my terminal, but it does not work.For example I tried wombat256. I copied the wombat256mod.vim under ~/.vim/colors as it ...
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Calibre in Debian 7.3 KDE doesn't have cover browser?

Can someone please help me to activate the cover browser of Calibre in Debian 7.3 KDE desktop (32 bit architecture)? I've tried toggling the arrow button in the bottom-right corner but unlike the ...
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Global keyboard shortcuts for Amarok

I'm using Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon x64. Amarok doesn't response to global keyboard shortcuts (Next media, Pause... etc) how can I make Amarok response to global keyboard shortcuts in Cinnamon just like ...
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openBSD w/ KDE 3.5 - no text in menus or any gui's

I just installed KDE 3.5 on my new openBSD 5.4 i386 box. At the moment I don't know that much about openBSD or Unix. For that matter, this is my learning-box. I installed KDE from a mirror, and when ...
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How to change background and text colors in Yakuake?

I like Yakuake, but I don't like the grey background color. I want to change the background and text colors of the Yakuake terminal. I checked the options, but the background color option is only ...
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Change directory for Kate syntax highlighting files

I'm running Standard Debian Wheezy with KDE 4.8.4 and Kate 3.8.4. The Kate text editor's syntax highlighting files are located in: /usr/share/kde4/apps/katepart/syntax If I run kde4-config ...
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How to enable touchpad scrolling and tapping in Debian Wheezy KDE?

I'm trying to turn on scrolling and tapping with my laptop's touch-pad (the 2 left and right buttons are ok). I'm on Debian 7.3 (Wheezy) KDE-desktop and I have a Synaptic touch-pad. My laptop is an ...
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Can I expand one window over two virtual desktops on KDE?

My laptop's resolution is low, and some programs cannot display their content normally in a small window. Is possible to expand one window over two or multiple virtual desktops?
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How can I open a window on a different monitor?

With multiple monitors, I have so far been dragging windows manually around. Is there a way to make a window open on a specific screen in a dual-head setup? (Not to be confused with multiple X server ...
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GTK applications don't get the icon theme selected in KDE

I changed my KDE icon theme to KFaenza (but it doesn't matter: happens with any other icon theme I choose) and would like to have consistent icons across both KDE applications and GTK applications. ...
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Wifi works in local, no internet connection. Debain 7

I installed debain on an old PC, the KDE version. I have internet over wired. I can connect to my router, I and can ping it over wifi - ping 192.168.1.1 is successful. I can ssh into other machines, ...
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How to make Qt Creator use KDEs color scheme

I have krita-darker color scheme as my KDE color scheme, but the text area in Qt Creator is still white. How can I force Qt Creator to use KDE color scheme (like Kate)?
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Mouse clicks won't work (Linux Mint KDE)

I'm using linux mint 15 with KDE and today I realized my mouse clicks on Google Chrome often don't work and it only throws out the messages: (google-chrome:2971): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: ...
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Where is my Cursor?

My OS is Ubuntu 13.10, I use the following code to remove the KDE desktop installed before: sudo apt-get purge kde* And then use the following code to install GNOME 3.10: sudo ...
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What does an exclamation mark at the beginning of a value in KDE configuration files do?

In ~/.kde/share/config/kdeglobals, the value for the default web browser starts with an exclamation mark. What is the purpose of the exclamation mark? [General] ...
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Need More Information About KDE Job Notification

I installed Debian 7.2 on a new laptop a couple of days ago, and now I'm getting a strange job notification every once in a while. It just says the following: Source: ...
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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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Lock all devices when adjusting pulseaudio volume in kmix

My problem is that kmix adjusts the volumes of not all devices locked together. Adjusting built-in analog stereo also adjusts application's equalized stream and ALSA plugin. But webcam and event ...
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Awesome floats some programs by default

I have Kubuntu with KDE and replaced KWin with Awesome WM. It works well, except that it floats Konsole and Dolphin consistently. While using KWin, I set up some KWin rules to fix the windows size, ...
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KDE desktop strange appearance

I installed Arch Linux with XFCE 4.10 on my old PC with Intel 3.0 GHz processor, 4 GB RAM and Nvidia GeForce 7300 LE with nouveau driver and everything is running fine. I recently installed KDE ...
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Multiple display works in Linux Mint Live CD but not my Gentoo installation

I tried to connect a VGA display to my Gentoo laptop and use multi-display. However, the two screens behave like one big screen instead of two separate ones. That is, if I maximize a window, it ...
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If I open the same file twice in Okular, switch to the existing window

I have always been confused why the file manager in Linux cannot stop applications from opening a single file twice at the same time? Specifically, I want to stop the PDF file reader Okular from ...
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GConf equivalent for KDE

GNOME and many window managers such as the Awesome WM use the GSettings settings database, with Dconf as the backend. What is the equivalent of this for KDE? Also, we can edit GSettiings with the ...
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Outputting sound from different monitors to different audio devices

I have got my computer set up in my living room on a desk with the TV 1 metre away. I want to be able to use my TV to watch videos from my computer. I am using Chakra Linux, I use the NVIDIA binary ...
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KDE apps look ugly over ssh

I am on a Kubuntu machine and sometimes reach another Xubuntu machine over ssh, and launch some KDE apps from there, these apps look really weird while the GTK apps look normal. Here are some ...
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Linux Mint Kde boots to Xsession fail

I've been trying to figure out this error I have. Its a fresh install of linux mint 15 kde. During the process of installing graphics drivers, steam, and a few other things I get this error at some ...
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Include replies in the Inbox in Kmail

Is there a way to include my own replies to threads, as gmail does it?
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How to manage multiple panel layouts for different display setups in KDE?

I use my laptop in 3 display setups: laptop only laptop + monitor laptop + projector For each one I use different screen setup and panel layout. It's quite boring to modify layout after each ...
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Default printer in KDE 4 printer dialogs

How can I configure CUPS and/or KDE so that my printer is the default when I hit print in any KDE application (as opposed to the PDF printer)? It is set as default in CUPS, but that seems to have no ...
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Launching applications from a terminal with specific window size and location

I am running Linux Mint 13, with a KDE 4 desktop manager. I would like to launch applications from a terminal (konsole in my specific case) and setting the exact size of the window and the location of ...
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How to restore kde plasma desktop

I was tried chrome remote desktop app with a friend. He has a Mac. By mistake he clicked cmd + s, I do not know if that is super + s combination, the thing is it killed all my kde plasma widgets. Is ...
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Fedora 19 using KDE - Phonon cannot switch to hdmi audio device 7

I have an issue with HDMI sound. I recently upgraded to Fedora 19 (clean install) but this issue exsists on F18 too. I have Intel DQ67SW motherboard with integrated audio/video and ASUS-NVidia GT220 ...