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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?
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KDE Startup Applications over xrdp

I have Google Chrome installed on my machine. The new chrome runs in the background (for addons like google chat) and has an entry in the KDE startup apps. The trouble I am facing is that when I log ...
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Keyboard-only captioning in digikam

In digikam 2.5.0, is it possible to caption a series of photos using only the keyboard? If yes, how?
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Problem updating to KDE 4.9.1

I wrote this on the terminal: sudo yum -y update [sudo] password for brallan: Loaded plugins: auto-update-debuginfo, langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit Resolving Dependencies --> Running ...
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Desktop switching in KDE when I start an application in another acitivity

I have an application which is forced upon start to Desktop 2 and acitivity B. If I am currently in desktop 1 of activity A and start this program, it opens in the right place, but my active desktop ...
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Is it possible to make KDE 4 look like Win98?

I found settings which make windows look like in Win98, but cannot change taskbar colors and sizes. Default colors are breaking my eyes. Please, write instructions how to change taskbar and other ...
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How to get good (Windows-like) font rendering on Linux Mint KDE

I'm using Linux Mint 13 KDE. I installed a TrueType font that I have and like (Arrus BT). I've noticed that the font rendering is noticeably worse on Linux. If I set hinting to none or slight, the ...
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Synchronize KMail and KOrganizer with my Google data

Is there a way to synchronize KMail and KOrganizer with my Google data?
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Can we switch desktop ( GNOME, KDE, etc ) within linux?

I started using linux mint 13 mate yesterday. Although the words from their site is promising, I found it lack some ways for configuration. For example, I want to enlarge the scroll bar so that I can ...
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Debian Kde Iceweasel/Firefox: setting custom protocols handlers

I recently switched from Ubuntu 10.04 gnome to Debian wheezy Kde. Everythings work fine, except to the Iceweasel/firefox custom protocols! I added komodo.protocol in my ~/.kde/share/services with: ...
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Mounting ISO in Linux/KDE

Is there a graphical, preferably integrated with Dolphin, utility for mounting ISO images?
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Downloading and installing KDE libraries on Kubuntu 12.04

I want to start writing some simple plasmoids. However I am unable to use K-objects in QtCreator or KDevelop. I likely do not have the required libraries / SDK. How do I install it, or if I already ...
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Start Akregator in system tray

I have added Akregator to the list of startup applications, but it opens up window every time I boot into my system. Is there a way to make it not open the window and start silently in the system ...
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Apply folder settings globally in KDE4

Im running opensuse 12.1 with KDE 4.8.4. I've made settings changes to the Konquerer shell in a specific folder (e.g. changed my view from compact to details). How do I persist these settings that I ...
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How to emulate a KWin effect by command line?

I would like to apply the Toogle Invert Effect when I start my system. So, I need to know how to call this KWin effect using the terminal. OBS.: I'd tried xte "keydown Meta_L" "key i" "keyup ...
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How to fix flash fullscreen from appearing on the side of the screen

My situation is similar to the one described in How can I make flash fullscreen on an external display. I also have a laptop extended with a larger screen. Aside from KDE wildly resetting the screens ...
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How to install KDE on Debian 6?

I have GNOME 2.30.2 that came with my default Debian installation. I have the following Debian installation: Distributor ID: Debian Description: Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.5 (squeeze) Release: ...
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How to install Rekonq 1.0 on Fedora 17?

I would like to install Rekonq 1.0 on Fedora 17, using KDE 4.8.5. At the moment, this version of Rekonq isn't available in the repositories, I have version 0.9.2. Anyone knows how can I update my ...
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Kde: how to bind permanently an application to a desktop/activity?

Im pretty new to Kde 4.8 and i can not figure out how to get this behaviour that i used to have in Gnome: Desktop 1: developer/misc (browser, editor/ide, diff, etc..) Desktop 2: virtual machines ...
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X Windows Terminates when I type {+<ENTER>

In particular when I type the following keyboard combo: <hold shift> [ <release shift> <enter> I get dumped out of KDE and see a flash of some console output but I can't find it in ...
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How can I make Debian with KDE louder?

I am running KDE in Debian Testing and I just noticed that the system is really quiet. This is my office laptop, so to be honest I turned the sound on for the first time since I got it 2 years ago. ...
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How to fix up fonts displaying only in bold or italic after copying Windows/Fonts?

In order to fix up the broken display of some Word (Windows) files in LibreOffice, I copied over the entire /windows/Fonts path to file:// (using dolphin via kdesu). The file displays better, but now ...
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SOCKS proxy configuration on KDE 4.4.5 / Debian 6.0.5

I've been trying to use a SOCKS Proxy which I have been using with success from an Ubuntu 11.4 box with GNOME on my Debian box with KDE.The socks server is bound to the local port 1080 through the ...
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How do I keep KDE from asking new users for a password when I use /etc/skel to set up their enviroment?

I made this nice custom KDE setup on Arch Linux with customised settings like desktop background, panel settings, kwin settings, etc. I heard that if you copy all the hidden files from your ...
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Which Linux distro has a first-class KDE desktop experience and is stable and simple?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 currently and I love it for: It just works for all hardware Wide selection of packaged applications that are configured by dpkg scripts Painless configuration for what matters ...
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Alternative keyboard-triggred launcher for specific file type in file managers (Dolphin and/or nautilus)

Is it possible to have an (or some) alternative launchers (i.e. Open With) for each file type and be able to trigger them using keyboard modifier keys (Shift, Ctrl & Alt) in linux's KDE and/or ...
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KDE causes “READ FPDMA QUEUED” Error

Here is the situation. My UPS battery has recently died, and I've not replaced it yet. Today someone came over to do electrical work on the home, which involved shutting down the circuit breaker on ...
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Why does my desktop lock up when I copy lots of files to a USB drive?

My desktop is usually very responsive, even under heavy load. But when I copy files to a USB drive, it always locks up after some time. By "lock up", I mean: Moving focus from one window to another ...
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How can I stop dolphin from reading my entire home directory tree in order to make it usable on AFS?

At work, I would like to use KDE's dolphin as a file manager. However, our home directories reside on an AFS share [1]. When starting dolphin, it becomes unresponsive for dozens of minutes. stracing ...
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KDE Kubuntu System Monitor ProcessTable.sgrd and SystemLoad2.sgrd malformed XML

When trying to open the System Monitor, I received an error saying that the files ProcessTable.sgrd and SystemLoad2.sgrd contain malformed XML. The resource graphs no longer appeared after the ...
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kio sftp does not work but fish works

If I try to initiate an sftp connection from dolphin (or konquerer), it tells me the password is wrong and asks me for the correct password. Incorrect username or password Do you want to retry? ...