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Opensuse default color theme from 13.1 in 13.2?

Is there a straight way to setup the old "default" color theme (the one from 13.1) in 13.2 ? The "default" color theme has changed. The problem is that i've started a wiki using some ksnap-shots of ...
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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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Setting a shift-like key for changing language layout in KDE

Is there a way to set a shift-like (not tab-like) hot-key for changing language layout in a KDE environment so that the language layout toggles again when the key is pressed and toggles to the ...
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File name encoding wrong in KDE, but correct in GTK/tty1/

I'm on a new Linux (installed yesterday). When I access files from old partitions their file names have incorrect encoding (ä instead of ä, same for other umlauts) inside KDE apps like dolphin and ...
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Linux slows down after long uptime

Occasionally I leave my openSUSE 13.1 64-bit system KDE-based up for a few days or even a week without a reboot. However, I notice after a night of idle standby the system gets very slow when I want ...
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Why can't I run GUI apps from 'root': “No protocol specified”?

I installed debian onto my machine last night. Now, I don't understand why I can't run GUI apps from a terminal when running as root. For example: sudo -i glxgears Generates the following output: ...
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un-official OS upgrade

I want to install a package called plasma-nm on Elementary OS Luna. But the problem is that software requires network-manager 0.9.8 or greater. while I have 0.9.7, can I upgrade network-manager? I ...
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how to stop the screen from blanking / blacking out?

I have re-installed Debian 7 (Wheezy) after a while. For the first time, I am using the open-free nvidia drivers (not nouveau) and vesafb for virtual consoles. I cannot, for the life of me, stop 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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How do I split a flac with a cue?

I've got a full album flac, and a cue file for it. How can I split this into a flac per track. I'm a KDE user, so I would prefer a KDE/QT way, I would like to see command line and other gui answer's ...
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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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Terminator custom colors overriden by KDE

I've been working on Solarized theme in Terminator (http://gnometerminator.blogspot.fr/p/introduction.html) for about a year on Gnome and have been very satisfied. Yesterday I switched to KDE and the ...
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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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Some apps doesn't accept some characters from the «Compose» key

The problem is that the compose key works fine, but some application doesn't accept some characters from it. E.g. I can paste the character ∞ in Emacs (Compose+8+8), but this won't work in FireFox, ...
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install kde on centos-7

I have a minimal install of CentOS-7. The kernel has been updated to 3.20.0-123-9.2. I installed "KDE Plasma Workspaces". However KDE will not start. I manually installed xorg-x11-server-Xorg as ...
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Notebook problem when switching screen output to HDMI

I'm on KDE with Arch Linux. With my notebook@ATI mobile gfx card switching from notebook's screen to TV screen via HDMI cable by pressing FN+F7 keys worked just fine all the time - until now. When ...
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remove KDE plasma

Recently I have installed KDE desktop on my Ubuntu 14.04. then I wanted to uninstall it. I tried everything like this but no use. I can still login to KDE. the worst part is even in unity so many ...
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DisplayPort won't wake up screen when laptop placed in docking station

My laptop is connected to an external monitor via DisplayPort(in a port in the docking station). When I boot my laptop while it is connected to the docking station everything works fine, but if I ...
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Enabling Numeric Keypad

I have trouble with the numeric keypad (NumLock keys) being unusable while typing. While I don't think it's GUI specific, this happens both in Gnome and KDE. Sometimes it works in TTY, other times it ...
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use middle click scroll not zoom

How to change middle mouse button (when pressing) behavior in Okular? Currently, when I press it, it zoom in/out. But I want to use it for fast scrolling, something like in firefox or evince.
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KDE's Force DPI setting

From the "Fonts - KDE Control Module", I have set "Force fonts DPI" to 96. I'm curious where that setting is stored, because grepping my ~/.config doesn't turn up anything obvious.
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Why do most linux distros default gnome? [closed]

Why the default desktop environment of most popular linux distros is gnome? KDE seems to me an equally good desktop environment. Is it for licence reason? historic? or else?
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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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[Debian][KDE] Can't get wireless to work

Before going into the problem I'd like to state that before this incident I had Debian with gnome instead of KDE. I formatted to KDE today and now I am unable to get wireless to work. On the system ...
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How to disable weird sound when deleting entries in KeePass?

When I try to delete an entry in KeePass (v2.28), it makes some terrible noise (like a screamer) and then displays a confirmation dialog. I've searched through available settings but haven't found a ...
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How to find/remove file associations for a certain program in KDE

I had a program installed on my Kubuntu system that was able to open a lot of different graphics file types and registered as default program for many of those file types. I have unistalled the ...
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Deactivate mousepad while typing in KDE

I am using KDE 4.13.3 on my Laptop and whenever I'm typing the cursor jumps to different places, because I accidentally touch the mousepad with my thumb. This is super annoying and other window ...
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How to register application in KDE?

Normally, when you install regular package of KDE application, its icon shows up in KDE menu. Now, I am making package for app which came in *.zip file, I can install it, run it, but it does not show ...
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What is the suspend procedure in KDE?

I've been reading this question, and I'm wondering what is the procedure for suspending in KDE? Whether to RAM or to disk.. When I click suspend, or close the lid, what gets triggered? What is the ...
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Change audio volume when headphones are plugged in KDE

I am working on Debian 7 with KDE Version 4.8.4. I want the volume to be reduced automatically when I plug my headphones, I know it is not a problem with my computer (at least directly) because it ...
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Debian / Boot to CLI / No KDE

I'm trying to get Debian Jessie to boot to CLI, to allow me to start KDE manually. I've tried: sudo update-rc.d kdm disable ...but this results in: insserv: warning: current start runlevel(s) ...
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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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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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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 to troubleshoot layout switching when it “locks” on specific layout?

Recently I installed ChakraOS based on Arch with KDE and I cannot switch layout. Neither graphically, nor from cli. The strange thing is that I can switch to spanish with various other distributions ...
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Why am I randomly loosing focus from the active window in KDE?

Some months ago, I noticed that at random times the krunner pop-up (KDE run-command utility) appeared and stile focus from the active window. While krunner has stopped popping-up, I still loose focus ...
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How to change KMail composer default settings?

I use KMail on OpenSuse. How can I store default settings for font, font size, font color, background color and so on in such a way that I get them every time that I open the program? Please consider ...
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The form of the cursor in vim in konsole in kde with tmux

I use KDE and for vim in Konsole, I have such commands in my .vimrc: " Konsole " solid underscore let &t_SI = "\033]50;CursorShape=2\007" " solid block let &t_EI = "\033]50;CursorShape=0\007" ...
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There is an folder in my KDE Kickoff named Debian

I just recently reinstalled Debian Wheezy on one of my computers, now I've noticed that there is an folder named "Debian" in the list of applications in the Kickoff Application Launcher list. In this ...
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First KDE Session

I was curious, so I installed kde alongside gnome (which I use primarily, for the matter). I am running arch linux, and I installed kde using yaourt, by the following command: yaourt -Syua # ...
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How can I set Dolphin to be the default file manager in KDE?

After one of the recent upgrades of my Debian Testing the default file manager in KDE switched from Dolphin to Konqueror for some reason. How can I switch it back?
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How to remove painted red marks/lines on the screen?

There is some weird feature of either Compiz or KDE which allows to paint on the screen with the shortcut Win+Alt+left mouse clicks. How do I undo, erase or remove these markings?
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Change directory for Kate syntax highlighting files

I'm running Standard Debian Wheezy with KDE 4.8.4 and Kate 3.8.4. The Kate text editor's syntax highlighting files are located in: /usr/share/kde4/apps/katepart/syntax If I run kde4-config ...
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Problem installing Okular from ppa under Ubuntu

Under Ubuntu 12.04, I installed Okular from a ppa. After I installed it, I ran into the following problem of opening a PDF file: $ okular my.pdf Got bus address: ...
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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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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 install applications from KDE desktop on CentOS

I've just installed CentOS 6.5 in a virtual machine. I know how to install packages with command-line yum but I'm wondering how to do the same from the GUI (KDE). They apparently did not write ...
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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 ...