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What's the difference between shells and xshells?

In the KDE menu in Knoppix live CD I saw there is a submenu somewhere with the title 'shells' and another with the title 'xshells'. So seemed to me they are two seperate family of shells. What is ...
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Replacement for standard KDE monitor manager?

My Linux experience is roughly a 4/10. I'm running the latest Debian-Wheezy install, and I've been having some trouble with the stock KDE display/monitor manager (to clarify as these terms seem to ...
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Update kde to newest version

My OS is debian squeeze and I installed kde as graphical interface. My current kde version is 4.4.5. But I want to update it to the newest version (4.10.5). How to do it? (I am a newbie).
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Application displaying latest blog posts on desktop

Is there an application for Linux which is able to put rss feed directly on desktop? I've seen lots of standalone programs, but I'd like to have a window in the corner of my desktop always showing ...
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Set a different input method for each app window

Is there a way in KDE to set a different input method for each app window? For example, for coding I use one input method (english), but at the same time I chat in Skype window using my native ...
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Black screen TTYs1-6 (KDE)

Since I installed KDE and removed Gnome, when I switch to any TTY1-6 I got a black screen. Switching back to TTY7 works fine. I don't know why is this happening, but I guess that some needed package ...
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Korganizer can't store new items

I have a Kubuntu recent installation (13.04, raring) and all was well until three days ago, when out of the blue, Korganizer stopped storing new items that I was entering in it. When I try to enter a ...
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How to load Facebook chat history in KDE Telepathy?

I've started using IM client for lower bandwidth usage - no images and other stuff. However, a lot of people writing me refers to context written in older posts. Therefore I've got to go to ...
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Wrong language setting in Arch KDE

I've installed KDE on Arch Linux, everything is ok, except the language, infact after that I've installed italian language and setted that as preferred, the texts of tabs, settings and so on is mixed ...
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Is there a way to disable a plasmoid toolbox that pops up while mouse is over the widget/plasmoid?

When you hover any plasmoid, a vertical toolbox appears to the left. The toolbox contains the resize, refresh, settings and remove buttons. Is there a way to remove this small panel appearing on every ...
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How to pipe diff into Kompare?

I want to quickly compare files in two different directories to see if the files are the same (same content). I want to see the results in Kompare (I'm on KDE - Kubuntu 12.04). Here's my diff ...
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How to use kdialog progressbar from a Bash script when the bar was initialized in another script?

Here is an example of how to use the kdialog progressbar. It works. dbusRef=`kdialog --progressbar "Press Cancel at Any time" 10` qdbus $dbusRef showCancelButton true until test "true" = `qdbus ...
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SFTP over reverse SSH tunnel?

I want to SFTP to a remote computer that is behind NAT. I can't modify the NAT router, so I have set up a reverse SSH tunnel using a middleman server. Here's what my SSH tunnel looks like: ...
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Installing KVM on CentOS 6.4 without GUI (yet)

I've installed CentOS 6.4 from the 'minimal' iso, so it doesn't come with a GUI. Will this question's answer allow me to install KVM, or do I need to install KDE or X-server or something first?
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Missing “Run in terminal” in KDE

I switched to KDE from Gnome after seven years using the latter. I have everything configured already but I'm missing one option: the run in terminal prompt, when executing a script double clicking. ...
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Get latest Rekonq developmental source code

I see that I can get the latest stable Rekonq through http://sourceforge.net/projects/rekonq/, but I want to get the latest developmental-version/daily-build. Where can I obtain the developmental ...
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Opening links outside of broswer in kubuntu opens html from local kde cache only

I have this odd problem where whenever a link is opened from the shell, the cached html is opened locally, instead of through a browser. to illustrate: if I run the command xdg-open ...
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After upgrading to linux kernel 3.9, kde does not start correctly

I recently upgrade my debian from kernel 3.2 to 3.9. This leads to a strange problem. After booting to kernel 3.9, it directly goes to tty7 instead of kde login. I can identify that kdm is up and ...
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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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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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Remote desktop (KDE) over SSH reverse tunnel

I have a reverse ssh tunnel through a middleman server set up and working. I'm running Kubuntu 12.04 here and on the remote machine. I want to open a remote desktop session. Until now I've been ...
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KDE - Kmail: How to put message preview window on the right?

Kmail shows message preview window below the messages thread. It there a way to put it on the right, like outlook does? I.e. I would like to have three columns in KMail - folders, messages thread, ...
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krusader - single queue instead of multiple queues

I need to copy a whole bunch of files from various directories onto an external drive. I thought Krusader might be the best tool for this job. As I select and copy different files, a new queue ...
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Suspending the global KDE&X-Windows keyboard shortcuts while specific application is running

I'm running KDE on Arch-Linux 64b. I've been a Vim user for two years now, and I want to try learning Emacs - just so I can have a justification when I diss Emacs users. So far, my main problem with ...
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How to change title bar name color in KDE4 on Debian7?

How can I change the colour of the white text (title bar name?) marked as red to something else then white?
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Web navigation with dark color schemes

I use KDE with a dark color scheme so the text main color is white. Unfortunately this causes many websites to be unusable because text inside combobox, checkbox, and similar inherits the white color ...
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Running K3b from the command line

I wish to run K3b from the command line. I do not mind if it opens windows, as long as I do not have to click in them and they ultimately close. Specifically, I wish to run k3b --copy /dev/cdrom. This ...
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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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Experiencing problems with KDE after an upgrade

After an upgrade of KDE I am experiencing problems. A lot of problems. "Konsole" doesn't starts at all! (I have to switch to a console with ctrl+alt+Fx login with username, export DISPLAY=:0 and ...
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Bizarre Disk Use Problem

I have an external hard drive on which I use rsync to backup my home directory. Today, I tried to umount the drive. It said it was busy. So, I used fuser to figure out who was using it: /media/Panp9 ...
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Run script on “Safely remove” action in KDE

I have a Linux box with KDE 3.5.10. I do not plan to upgrade it soon, so please don't answer that. Now, I want to run a script each time I select the "Safely Remove" option on a mounted USB ...
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How to switch text direction to rtl & ltr in kate and kwrite

How can I switch the text direction in kate and kwrite editors? I have English & Persian layouts and want to read the Persian text as right to left but I can't seem to be able to switch the ...
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Linux Mint 14 system language turns into chinese. How can I switch back to English?

Today for testing purpose I installed KDE alongside Cinnamon in Linux Mint 14. Unfortunately, after that my system language switch to Chinese!!! All the menus and notification is in Chinese now!! How ...
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Akonadi floods my .xsession-errors

I am seeing tons of these error in my .xsession-errors: krunner(8135)/libakonadi Akonadi::SessionPrivate::socketError: Socket error occurred: "QLocalSocket::connectToServer: Connection refused" ...
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Quick USB pendrive formatting under KDE

Is there some way to quickly format a USB pendrive in KDE (with a GUI interface), without having to open the main "KDE Partition Manager"? In particular I'm most interested in something like a ...
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How to customize logout options under Kubuntu

I'm running a machine with Kubuntu and Windows XP in dual-boot. I recently learned about the very useful grub-reboot command, and id like to know if it is possible to customize the logout options ...
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How to restart KDE window decorations without loosing the running X session

For graphics editing of some special graphics formats I am using a java program called imagej. This has the annoying bug that one special function tends to kill KDE's window decorations if it has too ...
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How to properly configure GRUB settings from KDE System Settings

I'm using Kubuntu 12.04 with KDE 4.10, and I recently installed the kde-config-grub2 that places a nice Grub configuration panel into KDE System Settings. I played around a bit, more for learning how ...
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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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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: ...