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What configuration determines which Desktop Environment to run?

I have a system with multiple Desktop Environments installed (Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity and Xfce). I would like to configure (with a non-interactive script) a particular DE for a particular user. How ...
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Can KDE software be installed on GNOME?

So I want to get started with linux. I started reading a few books on it and they have taught me a good amount. Now in an example on one of the books it shows this command: apt-cache search ...
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Low sound volume issues on Z97 motherboard and linux mint KDE

I've recently set up a new system with MSI Z97 gaming 5 motherboard however the first issue I've encountered was that the sound was crackling. I've fixed that by updating the kernel to 3.16.3 Now the ...
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xdg-open just opens Nautilus

I'm running Fedora 20 with Gnome 3.12. Recently, I installed KDE via yum but decided to stick with Gnome. Ever since installing KDE, the xdg-open and gnome-open commands do not open files with the ...
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how to keep the touchpad but want to deactivate the buttons

The right button on my kid's acer v5 is broken. It got wet with milk and now it suddenly appears to keep pressed. How can I deactivate the buttons at all to only work with the touchpad? I have ...
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Xampp GUI panel was working in GNOME desktop but now wont in KDE (Kali)

Installed Kali with a gnome dektop (or gnome fallback). Added KDE Desktop and left Gnome in place XAMPP control panel would show under this command (Before KDE change) user@Hades:/opt/lampp$ sudo ...
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Is it possible to save a KDE desktop configuration?

Is it possible to save a desktop configuration while using KDE Plasma Desktop? I mean, I have customized my desktop with a set of plasmoids, each with its own custom settings, and I'd like to save ...
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How to enlarge the edit-box size of the login screen of fedora?

My macbook with retina display runs fedora-20 KDE spin. The annoying issue is: On the default login screen, the edit-boxes for username and password look too small to input. Is there a simple way ...
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Prevent the mouse to wake up display

I set my displays to sleep with xset dpms force off after locking the screen with kscreenlock. This is great, the displays wake up when the mouse is moved (by me, air, the cat). I'd like to set it in ...
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How can I overlay lines in a transparent, inactive layer over my screen?

I'm attempting to line up some items on my screen, and it'd be useful to have a mostly-transparent guide as an overlay. Ideally, I would draw a vertical line that persists in the foreground, while not ...
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Strange refresh issue with Chromium on Gentoo

My system is Gentoo 64bit, with KDE4. I have installed chromium and have been using it for a long time without any problem. But recently, I noticed a strange issue. For example, in a text box, if I ...
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How to share wifi under Gentoo?

My system is Gentoo 64bit, with KDE. I want to share my wifi connection with other devices. I am able to do this with Windows 7, so I think my device is able to setup an AP. And I find out that in ...
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KDE global bindkey for 'accept-line'

Is there a way to bind Ctrl-j keys to send 'accept-line' in KDE? readline library has a nice feature called key bindings. There are quite a few default keybindings user may want to use. To see it, ...
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How do I get a .desktop in KDE to open a new browser window?

I setup a link to web app that my company uses on my desktop, which resulted in a .desktop file like this: [Desktop Entry] Icon=/home/kris/Pictures/gplus.png Name[en_US]=Google Plus Name=Google Plus ...
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How do I stop KDE from changing my screen resolution?

I am running Linux Mint 17 with KDE and display drivers from Nvidia. I've configured the display settings using nvidia-settings, and when I first start up everything appears to work correctly. ...
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Fedora 3200x1800 resolution to small - can't see anything

I bought the a new notebook (Dell M3800) and installed Fedora 20 with KDE for the first time on it (actually my first Linux system ever). My problem is now, that my resolution is tooo big.. I can't ...
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Is it possible to show on open/forwarded session in KDE?

When I need to do some longer computation, I leave my computer unattended and just lock the screen. When I log in later to see how progress is going from a remote computer using ssh, it'd be great if ...
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How to give the same order for “OK” and “Cancel” buttons in KDE and GNOME applications?

I have installed some KDE and GNOME applications on the same computer. I use the applications at the same time. I find, I often hit the wrong button when I see "OK" or "Cancel" or "Yes" or "No" ...
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Gentoo virt-manager on system without GNOME cannot connect to libvirtd due to polkit throwing a missing file error

I am running Gentoo Linux for AMD64 using kernel 3.12.21 AMD64 on an HP Pavilion Touch 14-N009LA with an AMD A8-4555M CPU. My desktop environment is KDE 4.12.5. I have installed KVM, libvirtd, polkit ...
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Virtual console pauses video and audio playback running in KDE

In Kubuntu 14.04, when I switch to one of the virtual consoles by pressing CTRL-ALT-F1...F6 all audio and video playback running in the GUI gets interrupted and continues only when going back to X. ...
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KMail: Search for messages with attachment

How can I search for messages with one or more attachments in KMail? The search filters don't show such an option, and when selecting "Message Status" there also isn't a criteria for attachments. ...
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Blackscreen and cursor only after booting up KDE in an ArchLinux system

Today I updated my system and answered yes to all doing so. After a reboot I only see the programs that are configured to start on startup and no windows frames are available (however I can interact ...
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Why do upgrades to KDM/KDE not preserve changes to configuration files?

The kdebase-workspace package on Arch Linux only preservers changes made to /usr/share/config/kdm/kdmrc when the package is updated. I need to edit /usr/share/config/kdm/Xsetup to get my monitors to ...
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Mapping a key to AltGr with KDE On Ubuntu

Is there a way to Assign AltGr to the right Win key? I'm Using KDE Workspace in Ubuntu 14.04.
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Assigning a global hotkey to a functionality of an appilcation in KDE

How can I set global shortcut keys to Pause and Record buttons in audacity? Options of vlc allow assigning global hotkeys but there's not such options in audacity.
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Plasmoid - connect KDE signal with QML UI

I'm working on this small KDE plasmoid and I really like the QtQuick/QML, but now I have this requirement. I need to do an action when a window is shown or closed in KDE. KDE API have signals for ...
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KDE / LightDM - disable multiple users being logged in / 'switch user'

How can I disable the 'switch user' function in the kde start menu, so that only one user can be logged in at the same time?
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How can I ignore KDE's power-saving features for certain programs?

I want to use KDE Power Saving capabilities on my Desktop computer, such as suspend and screen-off. But, I want these capabilities be enabled only when some programs aren't running; for instance, I ...
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How can I run a KDE plasma script from command line without GUI?

I want to run a plasma JavaScript file from command line, but the only solution I found so far involves a graphical script editor and requires a user interaction to run the script: qdbus ...
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Does Kate support HTML5?

I am editing a long HTML document in Kate, and I'd love to be able to "close" the parts I'm not currently working on. But this is a new document, and the highest level of modularization uses section, ...
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Getting visual feedback of workspace switch in KDE

I've just installed KDE on Linux Mint. One feature I miss from cinnamon regarding workspaces is indication on what workspace I've just switched. I'm completely new to KDE but so far I can't find ...
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Location of colorscheme-files in Kate

In Kate one can export file Fortran.katehlcolor which store the information about color in syntax-highlighting. The syntax-highlighting files itself are located in ~/.kde/share/apps/katepart/syntax ...
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How to change default syntax-highlighting for header-file in Kate

Often I have to open header-files (with ending .h) in Kate. The default syntax-highlighting with which these files will be opened is always C++. How could this be changed to Fortran so that I don't ...
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Restarting gnome-shell - KDE programs look ugly

I needed to restart my gnome-shell. I did this on the tty1 via export DISPLAY=:0.0 gnome-shell --replace This helps to keep all the open programs, but all KDE program have a different (e.g. ugly) ...
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Ksnapshot generates grayscale EPS screenshots only

Every time I want to take an EPS screenshot with KSnapshot it is grayscaled even though the real screenshot contains colors. This only happens when I choose the EPS format in KSnapshot, not with the ...
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Changing KDE's mouse theme and buttons settings from a shell script

I'm trying left handed mousing, and I want to be able to easily switch between right handed mode and left handed mode. There is a utility for Windows called SwapMouseButtons that allows to bind a key ...
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Why not download KDE libraries?

I am installing an Ubuntu VM and wanted a good integrated development environment for C/C++. A simple Google search pointed me at this question that recommends Eclipse, KDevelop, and others. On the ...
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KDE CIFS mount. Can copy files with mc but dolphin won't

I have a samba/cifs mount that is accessible r/w from the commandline (mc). The KDE filemanager dolphin shows the content of the samba share, but gives me a "no space left on device" when I try to ...
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Is TWM still a viable window manager? [closed]

I have been using mainly KDE on my main desktop for a while now and have decided it is too bloated (e.g., my issue with Desktop indexing with KDE) and was thinking of switching to LXDE because it is ...
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unable to install KDE on Ubuntu 13.04

I am unable to install KDE on my Ubuntu 13.04.It gives me the following error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: kde-standard : Depends: kde-plasma-desktop (>= ...
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Recover Firefox bookmarks after Linux Mint 16 reinstallation

I had Linux Mint 16 KDE installed alongside Xubuntu 13.10. I messed up partitions and had to reinstall Mint and both the OSs were booting fine after reinstallation. Now as expected all of my Firefox ...
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“Screen Energy Saving” (in KDE) - how to trigger command when entering and exiting such mode?

I have two commands: one I'd like to execute when computer enters "Screen Energy Saving" mode, another when it exists this state. How to trigger those commands depending on "Screen Energy Saving" ...
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ssh-agent not adding key when started graphically

Recently I added the following script to my auto-start (in KDE): eval `ssh-agent` ssh-add The script should be started at login and ask for my passphrase and load my secret key. It does almost ...
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Auto change splash screen after log on

I know how to change the splash screen, however I would like it to change automatically. Say I have a folder of images and I want each of them appear to be splash screen randomly every time I log on. ...
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Desktop indexing with KDE

I have just upgraded to KDE 4.13 on Arch Linux and it has brought my system to a screeching halt. I am pretty sure it has something to do with Baloo the new desktop search indexing system. I am not ...
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Debian Live-CD user password

I am trying to use Debian live from an USB, however I do not succeed in logging in… What is the standard user and password to get access? I have tried searching this question on the internet and ...
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How do I make kvkbd virtual keyboard appear on the login screen?

I am trying to set up Fedora (KDE desktop) on a PC with a touch screen. I got kvkbd working which I am finding works decently enough that I might be able to use this machine without a keyboard at all, ...
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Registering new mouse buttons with events in KDE

Is there a file or something where I can register the mouse events to do something? I'm using KDE. For example, in Windows, pressing Win + ArrowKeys nicely aligns the windows, I am looking for the ...
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Is IBus stopped developing?

Is this project became abandoned? As Bcooksley stated at this post, the authors has stopped developing IBus, and this is the reason why Kubuntu removed the Language Option in the System Settings. I ...
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makehuman gives “ImportError: No module named numpy”

I installed 1.0.0 on slackware 14.1 makehuman 64bit slackbuilds through the site, but the makehuman does not open, the program appears in the KDE menu but does not open. I do not know why it happens, ...