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Cannot start KDE in Fedora 22

I cannot load KDE, XFCE or any desktop environment other than GNOME in my Fedora 22 system. Every time I try startkde I get $DISPLAY is not set or cannot connect to X server. Tried all the solutions ...
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Show uGet downloader window with click on tray-icon or shortcut

I like uGet multi-thread downloader in Linux. I use it with Flashgot addon in Firefox. But I miss the following feature: when it is minimized to tray, the only way I can make it visible is by right ...
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How can I create a menu entry for Backbox Tools in KDE Plasma 5

I've recently installed backbox-tools following the instructions here. Once done, I installed backbox-menu as well to implement the xfce menu. I see that the .desktop entries are created in: /usr/...
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How to switch from one workspace to the other in Linux Mint/Ubuntu (KWin)?

I tried modifying global keyboard shotcuts (Kwin): go to Desktop X, go to Desktop right/left. When I try the keys nothing happens. Maybe there's a visually application to do that? (create new ...
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No file type associations for KDE 5 desktop on a Debian installation

Running Debian Unstable with KDE 5, when I click on any type of file, there's no association with any applications and the dialogue to associate pops up everytime. Even associating some file with ...
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Shift +Menu as a hotkey in KDE

In KDE environment I have set Menu button as a hotkey for switching language layout. But it does not work when Shift is pressed. So I need to set Shift+Menu as another hotkey for changing language ...
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Black screen after changing KDE's vsync options

I had a perfect arch with kde plasma 5 until I changed vsync option to "use previous content". Kde warned me that this will cause severe performance problems with mesa drivers and I were using nouveau....
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How to determine what event is disabling Sticky Keys?

I have an ongoing problem with Kubuntu 14.10, when using the computer I find that Sticky Keys is suddenly disabled. I reenable the feature, but in after some time (measured as three minutes to days) ...
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switching desktops by mousing off the end

I just changed distro's to openSUSE 13.2 with pretty much default installation options, which includes the KDE (Plasma) desktop. I have three monitors, with the main one in the middle. I run a ...
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Configuring touch screen monitor

My brother recently bought a touch screen monitor Dell S2240T, I connected it to my laptop using HDMI interface. I'm using OpenSuse 13.2 with latest stable KDE4. Initially monitor display looks ...
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Choppy media playback

I experience choppy media playback just like when one hits an old CD player while it's playing back a CD. The audio skips back maybe about 200-500ms. The frequency in where this behavior occurs is ...
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Looking for something like the gnome2 weather clock for KDE

I work with people from multiple timezones and I loved how I could have several displayed under my main time in gnome2 (I was using scientific linux). I happen to have a screenshot of it as you can ...
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Problem Changing KDevelop Color Scheme

While trying to customize my color scheme in KDevelop, even after setting all the standard colors, as well as setting all colors for the modes I use, it keeps using a bunch of colors in the schema I ...
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How can I enter unicode characters on KDE?

On Arch Linux that currently has the mix of KDE 4/Plasma 5. As a Web Developer I need to enter some Unicode Characters into Chrome for testing. I do not have a consistent set of character that I ...
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A debian install using KDE that does not require systemd

At some point in the future I may use systemd, but for the moment I gain nothing by using it and am happy with LSB. So I am not going to waste the time upgrading it. On some systems I use Mint Debian ...
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Choose on which monitor new windows appear in KDE

I am using KDE on Debian Jessie. Whenever I open an application, it appears on the first (left) screen. How do I change this? This happens with most applications. For example Vuze opens correctly on ...
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Latest Debian 8 Updates Hosed KDE [closed]

System Information Current Kernel Version: 4.0.0-2-amd64 Version: 8 (output of cat /etc/debian_version is stretch/sid, i.e. testing release, codename stretch) KDE: 4.14.2 (Qt: 4.8.7) After the ...
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Why do I have 4 Sets of Icons

Since a picture speaks 1,000 words: Why is this happening in KDE 4.14.3. The Gentoo Stable package of kde-base/kde-meta I've emptied my user's Trash Can, but how can I determine why I have 4 Sets ...
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Which are the files and applications that manage keyboard and dead keys configuration in KDE?

I´m using kubuntu 15.04 and started to have a problem with dead keys. Some applications (like Kate, Libreoffice Writer) work as expected with the keyboard but others (like Firefox, Emacs) don´t. The ...
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Get “recent files” in global file manager (Dolphin?)

I just switched to OpenSUSE (KDE) from my Fedora 20 KDE setup,and I find myself greatly missing a feature that was a default in Fedora: a "Recently Used" option in the file manager when saving and ...
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KDE login freeze on Debian Jessie-kFreeBSD

I've been using Debian GNU/Linux with KDE for years (since Etch), but since my RAID driver is no longer supported in GNU/Linux (since kernel 3.10), I've switched over to the kFreeBSD-amd64 version of ...
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kioclient KMimeTypeRepository::parents: “/usr/share/mime/subclasses” refers to unknown mimetype “application/vnd.ms-excel…”

Whenever I open something with xdg-open in my new OpenSUSE 13.2 install, I am spammed by a sequence of warnings like $ xdg-open ./flask.wsgi kioclient(10634) KMimeTypeRepository::parents: "/usr/...
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custom maximised windows-size in opensuse 13.2 (KDE)

Is there a way to maximise a window in openSUSE (KDE) to a custom size? There are obviously ways to fully maximise, or use a full quarter or half of a screen quickly. What I'd like however is using ...
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Kerberos/LDAP login fails - remove Preauth?

Using a Debian system with a Kerberos/LDAP client - login fails on KDE as a user directory isn't being created. SSH is successful (and no directory is created); however, desktop login isn't. I've ...
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Strange “terminal” appearing

I use ubuntu 12.04 with KDE and had two times a strange terminal or something like this appearing for like 2 seconds and then closing again in the upper right corner. I did not see what it exactly ...
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How to enable Plasma/KDE automatic restart upon freeze?

I used OpenSuse for several years now. One of the things I utmost liked with this distribution was the way Plasma/KDE issues where handled: from time to time it may happens that the panel briefly ...
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Scaling the desktop - kde

I've just installed OpenSuse 13.2 on my xps13. The resolution is a whopping 3200 x 1800. Which causes the text to come up tiny... Any way for me to scale this without having to lower the resolution (I'...
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How to retrieve a password from KWallet; KWalletManager won't run

Trying to retrieve a password from KWallet, I found that I couldn't open KWalletManager. Neither the menu item System > KWalletManager, nor Alt+F2 and typing in kwalletmanager do anything. Does ...
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Preview of workspace OSD when switching as in gnome-unity (for KDE)

I know from here one can activate a visible feedback when switching from one workspace to another in KDE/PLASMA. This only shows which desktop is being used by means of arrow and numbers. Is there a ...
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Disable breadcrumb navigation in KDE

I want to copy the file path from a file open dialog, but can't because of breadcrumb-style navigation. There's no option in the dialog itself to switch between breadcrumb and address bar. I want to ...
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Debian upgrade causes many complications - best upgrading practices?

I upgraded my Debian Jessie KDE system last night by running apt-get update, apt-get upgrade, apt-get dist-upgrade, and apt-get autoremove. Immediately after it began to malfunction so I checked /var/...
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Firefox resolution not proportional

I've just installed Linux Mint 17.2 (Raffaela) KDE. I am experiencing a strange problem with Firefox though: The Firefox controls (toolbar, bookmarks, tabs, etc.) in Firefox look huge compared to the ...
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KDE splash screen picture size change

I would like to change my splash screen image in KDE/PLASMA. I made a custom theme, and changed the picture located in /usr/share/plasma/look-and-feel/org.kde.my_theme.desktop/contents/splash/images/...
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How to link .doc files with LibreOffice Writer

I received a .doc file in IceDove, double-clicked it and it asks if I want to save/open it, the only option for opening is caligraauthor. I want to use LibreOffice Writer for these documents, but when ...
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I can launch an app as 'myuser', and as 'root', but not using 'kdesu'. How do I launch wth 'kdesu'?

I'm running SublimeText editor on Opensuse/64. If I exec it as 'me' $ whoami dop $ sublime_text the app opens like normal, using config in /home/dop/.config/sublime-text-3/ If I change to root ...
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Multiple Keyboard Layouts and Shortcuts

I configured KDE to switch easily from a bépo (french-dvorak) to an azerty layout. I configured it with the KDE interface (systemsettings), but I guess it just call setxkbmap be and setxkbmap fr. The ...
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Specify the format of application temp/backup files in kde

Many text editors will create temporary or backup files with the format <filename>~. Because of this, folders appear very cluttered with tons of files duplicated in this way ( <original> &...
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KDE: Cannot log in the GUI

I have been using debian 8 with KDE 4.14.2 for 2 month with no such issues. Today I was just surfing the internet, and suddenly internet connection disappeared. Ping 8.8.8.8 worked fine, but ping to ...
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KDE Very slow in Debian

I'm running debian + kde on a 32 Bit, 2GB RAM laptop. My KDE seems to be very slow, and gets hanged every now and then. What are the things that I can do to make reasonably faster? Please let me know....
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Turn off slide effect on kde menu

I have a remote computer via a nomachine connection. I use kde on the remote machine. How to turn off slide effect in KDE menu?
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Testing for an active window session

I'd like to run a cron job to test whether there is an active window session (GNOME or KDE) running on my host. By "active" I mean that in addition to just running, the user is "doing stuff". In ...
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Which config-file stores file associations in KDE/Plasma?

With the 15.04 release of Kubuntu, I switched from Gnome (Ubuntu) to KDE/Plasma. I did a clean install, while keeping my home directory. Now, libreoffice (mostly Calc) seems to be associated with ...
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krita shows critical error on Linux Mint

I installed `krita' software into Linux Mint but it shows critical error. Which dependencies should I install on my Linux Mint? I reinstalled krita but the problem still remains? I followed this ...
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Why does KDE/plasma resize konsole fonts strangely when monitor size changes?

I'm running KDE/plasma on Arch Linux in VirtualBox on a Mac laptop in full-screen mode. When I connect the laptop to an external monitor, the desktop automatically resizes, as it should, and konsole ...
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Installing KDE broke my Cinnamon installation

I started my adventure with Linux Mint installing the MATE DE. Then I installed Cinnamon and switched to it. Recently I wanted to try KDE out. So I installed mint-meta-kde, kde-full, amarok, kde-...
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Setup krfb so it starts accepting connections

I'm doing my best to configure krfb to start automatically after machine starts, but even if I start it after system boots, it always starts with sharing disabled. Is there any option I can pass on ...
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Krunner crashing after typing 3 letters

I recently started having an issue where KRunner will crash when I am searching, but only after the 3rd character is entered. I can type, delete and retype up to 2 characters without issue. As soon as ...
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How to reset Kate default color schemes?

I accidentally changed some of Kate's default color schemes. How do I set them back to default? I tried reinstalling (including with the option to remove config files) but it kept my changes.