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Remote desktop server as daemon

I'm using KRFB as remote desktop server in my Linux Mint KDE. It works fine as usual remote desktop server but I've to log-in then run it manually (or at start up) How can I run KRFB of any remoter ...
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How to move windows between displays in KDE-KWin

So I'm using kde and I have two monitors: HDMI2 (primary), VGA1, configured as as extended desktop. I'm looking for a way to move windows between displays be means of a keyboard shortcut (akin to ...
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How can I make monodevelop render text in KDE?

Monodevelop from git in KDE 4.10.2 does not render text in code edit tabs I tried with xfce and text is rendered ok there. I tried disabling composition with alt shift f12 and restarting x server ...
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Storing Okular PDF annotations and metadata in the PDF itself

The PDF viewer Okular (part of KDE desktop) has lots of nice features and supports lots of file formats. One of the things I like about it is the comments and annotations. Unfortunately, all of the ...
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KDE how to remove “Kickoff Application Launcher” popup

Every time I hover the cursor over K button, I get a popup: "Kickoff Application Launcher". It irritates me a lot. I managed to remove task manager popups in it's properties. But for Kickoff there is ...
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Unable to compile beclock on Arch

I was unable to compile beclock on latest Arch, with yaourt -S bekwinfx-git: CMake Error at CMakeLists.txt:9 (find_package): By not providing "FindXCB.cmake" in CMAKE_MODULE_PATH this project has ...
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Setting a default todo list in KOrganizer

I've been using KOrganizer's calendar for awhile now, synching it with my Android phone's calendar using Google's calendar. Now I want to start using the todo list. Synching it with my phone using ...
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X doesn't work after upgrading Slackware from 13.37 to 14.0

I upgraded the system, using instructions from file UPGRADE.txt on the disk. Everything works fine. But when I try to startx, it quits with an error: ck-launch-session: error while loading shared ...
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Making Netflix-desktop more stable

I've installed netflix-desktop as per the iheartubuntu Netflix Desktop app guide. It works for about 2 hours and then crashes, taking down my KDE window manager with it. How can I make Netflix ...
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Setting KDE to crop the laptop's screen to match external VGA device's ratio

I have a laptop with 16:9 screen ration. Sometimes I need to attach it to a projector via VGA. The projector ratio is 4:3. I use System Settings->Hardware->Display and Monitor->Size & Orientation ...
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Qt based apps have unreadable, tiny font sizes

I'm running debian squeeze with Xfce 4.6. Today I logged onto my machine and all Qt-based apps have really tiny font sizes. I took a screenshot with Kile, skype 2.6, Kate and gedit for comparison: ...
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KDE; each monitor another desktop

Is it possible to configure for example 4 desktops and switch them separately for each monitor?
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Change file type association in Fedora/KDE

Can anybody explain how to change file extension associations with applications to open them with in Fedora/KDE ? E.g. my PDFs open with Okular and I would like to change the default to Adobe.
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LibreOffice 4.0 looks ugly in KDE

I installed recent LibreOffice version (4.0) but it looks so ugly in my KDE on Linux Mint, as shown in the following picture... how can I fix this issue?
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Open kickoff via shell/script

Is there any (undocumented) way to open the KDE Kickoff menu via dbus or some similar mechanism?
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Window content freezes

I recently started using Kanotix, a Debian based distro that loads itself into RAM on boot, and i'm loving it. But this is the second time I have this problem, and I was wondering what caused it and ...
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All installed software/commands will not run unless root user in Slackware 14

I originally thought it was just startx, but now I've discovered ALL commands are "not found" for any user except root... I obviously haven't checked the path for every single one, but the path for ...
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“startx” not found in Slackware 14.0

Had been running smoothly for a while in Slackware 14 on my laptop, did full install with KDE,then after installing Tor and Vidalia, the Vidalia icon stopped working, so I restarted the computer. For ...
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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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Disable screen blackout in KDE while watching iPlayer

How can I turn off the screen blackout in Linux when playing a film in BBC iPlayer? I usually use it in Chrome, but if there is a way to do it in Firefox (Iceweasel) than it is good enough as well. I ...
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What does Chakra “optimize” about KDE?

The KDE about box in Chakra says that I'm running "Platform Version 4.9.97 optimized by The Chakra Project". What exactly does Chakra "optimize" about KDE? I'm considering switching away (mostly due ...
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Ubuntu 12.04, black background for some areas of GTK programs under KDE

I use ubuntu 12.04, x86_64, kernel 3.2.0-35-generic. I use KDE desktop. However, under KDE the GTK programs have black background in some areas. e.g. How to solve the problem?
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Connected Android device - brings the network down?

I have dealt with sensitive development under Android, and have recently decided to switch to Linux now sit under (Mint 13 - KDE). But strangely, when the Android device is connected, my network goes ...
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Will updating KDE also update Qt?

Right now I'm using OpenSUSE 12.2 with KDE 4.9.4. If I upgrade that to KDE 4.10 in January, will it also bring in Qt 5 (or at least newer Qt packages)? Or are the Qt packages tied to the OS?
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How to switch from TTY to KDE in Oracle Linux

I had installed Oracle Linux. While installing I had selected KDE for the desktop. After finishing I assumed that I could login to KDE Desktop, but I got a TTY. It asked for login and I gave root ...
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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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Back button to middle mouse button

I would like to map "Back" button (xev shows it as "button 7") of my mouse (A4Tech X-7) to act as a middle mouse button. Is there a way to do this? I'm lost in google, finding only how to map buttons ...
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How to copy settings from one machine to another?

I would like to copy my "settings" from my desktop to my laptop. I am running KDE on Arch. I am not sure what to do with ~/.config, ~/.local, and ~/.kde4 since they have subdirectories with names that ...
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Standard solution for displaying messages either on shell or with window managers gui

Is there a standard solution to display messages from within bash scripts eiter on the commandline if the shell is a login shell or in a new window in the present window manager's GUI? Specifically I ...
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Using KDE services/apps without running plasma workspace

How can I use KDE services without actually running the whole plasma workspace ? I want to use awesomewm but I couldn't manage to run KDE services without actually running plasma-desktop. My point is ...
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FreeBSD 9 KDE4 No Mouse or keyboard at KDE login screen

Fresh Install of FreeBSD 9 and KDE 4. System boots to KDE log in screen, but no mouse or keyboard when I get there. I can CtrlAltF1 out of the KDE. I Have the following lines in rc.conf: ...
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How to add gtk2 theme to KDE?

I'm trying to find a good GTK theme that I like for certain applications. Trouble is, I don't use Gnome-- I have OpenSUSE 12.2 x64 with KDE 4.9 only. So if I've downloaded a theme tarball, what can I ...
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After restarting Chromium, fonts are malformed

As I mention in the title, everything works great until I restart Chromium. Then the fonts appear as in the screenshot. The weird is that only the tab title and the link is malformed. And it wont fix ...
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Set network connection for internet access

I have two network adapters: one for my normal LAN and my tethered phone as I don't have regular internet access here yet. When both are plugged in, KDE/Network Manager prefers to route all internet ...
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How to cache KDE main menu in memory?

When I click main menu button in Windows, it loads instantly. When I click K menu, it loads with a small delay. Seems, that it's loading data from disk. How to make it cache the favorites in memory? ...
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Completely disable GNOME for my user in Ubuntu

At the office we've been issued laptops with Ubuntu pre-installed. Unity is of course the OS default, but KDE is available. I prefer KDE and so have set KDM and KDE as my defaults. However some GNOME ...
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Default printing options in KDE 4 dialog

How can I set default printing options, so that they are always pre-populated in the KDE 4 print dialog window (when printing from Ocular for example)? EDIT: In particular I would like to set duplex ...
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Keyboard layout changed. How and why?

Yesterday, I upgraded my kernel (to 3.5.0-19-generic), rebooted, and had to reinstall my video drivers to get full resolution. (After upgrading the kernel, the resolution always goes to 640x480, until ...
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Is there any way to let it snow on my linux mint destkop?

I want snow fall on my desktop really badly. Tried Xsnow (with Mate/Marco, Mate/Compiz and KDE/Kwin) but doesn't work. Snow plugin for Compiz doesn't work anymore either. Snow feature of KDE was ...
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Get rid of *~ files in KDE editors

All the KDE based editors (Kate, KWrite, Kile, etc.) tend to produce recovery (?) files that are named like the edited file with a tilde at the end. The annoying thing is that these files are left ...
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Kubuntu doesn't reconnect to Wifi after waking up from sleep

I just installed Kubuntu on my laptop and it's working fine so far, except the wireless connection is not switched on after waking up from sleep. I do have to click "Enable wireless" so that it ...
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Login screen reappears after login

I am on Fedora 16 KDE spin. Yesterday I ran the fsck command and that broke things. I can login via the tty, so I guess it has nothing to do with the shadow file. The login screen reappears after ...
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how to solve “authentication failed” error in kde [closed]

I have KDE installed in my archLinux with kdm to login. But it always shows a notification dialog with "authentication failed" about every 2 minutes. I use a kdm to login and I have enter the user ...
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KDE taskbar labels disappear

I'm using Linux Mint 13 KDE. If I open more than 9 windows at once, all the labels on all my taskbar buttons disappear. Each one is left with only the icon, centered in its taskbar button. I found ...
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How to change font substitutions in kpdf?

I'm trying to read a pdf that was created with MSWord using Garamond and kpdf is substituting 'Deja Vu Sans'. But I've got Palladio! Where can I change it?
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Use M-C, M-V, M-A for Copy, Paste, Select All

I am using Kubuntu Linux 12.04 on a Macbook Pro, and I am seeking the ability to use the Command/Meta key for common shortcuts such as copy, paste, and select all. Attempted solutions: Remap Copy, ...
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Mouse drifts when dragging in Linux Mint KDE on VMWare Fusion

I'm using VMware Fusion with Linux Mint KDE (I think v13). The mouse works fine except for when I'm dragging something (e.g. resize or move a window). When I do that the mouse moves. Sort of like I ...
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Fedora 17 service menus actions menus don't work

I'm using Fedora 17. Back when I was using Fedora 8, I would go into /home/el/.kde/share/apps/konqueror/servicemenus and make my whatever.desktop file and it would show up in the actions menu. But ...
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How can I install a new keyboard layout in KDE 4?

I have a custom X11 keyboard layout that I can use with setxkbmap. But after some searching I've found that apparently just having the XKB layout file isn't enough to set it as a new keyboard layout ...
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how to open a knote file on knote

I was wondering if there is any way to open a knote file within knote. There is a knote save option but I am not sure how to open one. Any ideas? Any other program that could open .ics files?