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set samba password now can't login

In trying to get samba server configured on my Fedora I used the following command to set a password: sudo smbpasswd -a user 'user' also happens to be the main user account on the system: the one I ...
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How can I make the KDE file selector dialog recognize *.m4a files as “media”?

In KDE, when browsing for a media file in the file selector dialog, *.m4a files aren't showing up with the Media filter applied: If I remove the 'Media' filter, the *.m4a file shows up: How can ...
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Howto disable screensaver when vlc is running, under kde?

When vlc is running, the screen goes blank every 10 minutes. This requires to move the mouse or hit keyboard periodically when watching a movie. This happens even after disabling the screensaver, in ...
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How can I print from vim using the native KDE print dialogue?

I'm using vim from a terminal emulator, and I'd like to be able to print using KDE's native print dialogue. This would let me select options such as printer, collating, number of copies and pages per ...
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Which log files do I look at to debug copy/paste and Klipper?

Short Version What log files do I look at to monitor copy/paste actions? And what logs do I look at to monitor all Klipper actions? Long Version After using my desktop for a while (could be a few ...
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KDE5 Digital clock widget show a different time, than the configured

I'm using KDE 5 over Arch Linux, and the digital clock widget show a different time than the configured for kde. The widget can be configured to show a different time changing the timezone for it. But ...
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KDE 5 in Debian wheezy?

I really hate the look of all the desktop environments officially supported by Debian 7. I also really really like the look of KDE Plasma 5. Unfortunately Debian seems to only support KDE 4, and it ...
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Fedora KDE temperature monitor widget in Farenheit

I have the KDE temperature monitor widget but it is displaying temps in Farenheit. Is there a way to make it display in Celsius? I am running the Fedora OS.
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KDE 4.14 on OpenSuse, KDE Thunderbird with “Send as Email attachment”

I am running KDE OpenSuse 13.2 which has KDE 4.14. I could not find any way to configure the "Send as Email Attachment" service menu action to open Thunderbird through any standard configuration GUI. ...
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programmatically alter kde file associations

Problem: In kde I want to remove a particular file association from every file type Details: I wanted to try out clamTk as a companion to clamAv. It didn't suit my needs so I uninstalled the ...
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Encrypt a single file and read/edit on-the-fly

I have a single text file I want to encrypt. I can easily do so with any common software. But then, I want to be able to click on it, provide a password, and be able to read, edit, and close it. All ...
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I log in with KDM but get a Gnome session, how do I get KDE instead?

I was using console-only version of Debian (amd64) for some time, but I got tired and installed GNOME desktop. Then I installed also KDE-full. sudo apt-get install kde-full. I updated default DE to ...
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How to recover saved (stored) emails after damage to KMail configuration?

Recently my computer had to be hard-reset, and fsck ran on /home filesystem, producing lots of errors (old HDD drive). After reset I don't see all my saved emails in KMail (KDE 3.5.3), at least those ...
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Should I bother installing 32-bit KDE libraries?

Running a (C)LFS-x86_64 Linux computer with 32 bit libraries installed in parallel in /{usr,}/lib32 (compared with /{usr,}/lib64 which contains the same libraries, plus a couple extra.) Finished ...
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In KDE, how to enforce window rules on already open windows?

I can set window rules for specific applications and match on process name, window title, window class and more properties. I want to enforce the rule to a window name of a website opened in chrome. ...
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How to associate the Fedora Start menu with the Windows keyboard?

I would like to associate the Start menu with the Windows key on the keyboard?
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Removing KDE from Fedora21, groupremove not working

I am trying to remove KDE from my Fedora 21 installation in favor of XFCE. I have tried a few different commands and neither of them work. #yum groupremove "KDE Plasma Workspaces" and also #yum ...
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Desktop effects/graphics settings probably get reset after each reboot

I am using PC Linux OS, full monty(KDE) and probably after an update, I have started experiencing the following behavior: After each reboot, the Kresource migrate tool starts up, even though Akonadi ...
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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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How can I set an environment path of Java (jdk) in Linux-KDE?

I´ve installed Linux-KDE on my Chromebook and I managed to install the jdk8 of JAVA, too, however, I don´t know how to set an environment path in this kind of linux-distribution. How can I do set ...
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Any distros already using Plasma 5 (February 2015)?

I heard that in April Kubuntu 15.04-stable will use Plasma 5. I have tried it in Kubuntu 15.04 beta version, but a lot of existing KDE tools are available that don't fit Plasma 5. Are there any ...
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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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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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How to make MTP work

I'm experiencing many problems trying to properly connect and access the memory of my phone from my Linux system. I'm running openSUSE 13.1, with KDE, and my phone is a Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo equipped ...
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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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Resize window to half screen width in KDE 3.5

I am using a legacy version of Red Hat that uses KDE 3.5.4. I do not have the ability to install additional software. I have become rather addicted to the modern windowing feature of snapping to ...
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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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Run full kde desktop remotely on another Linux box?

I have two identical Linux boxes, A and B, both have KDE installed. Sitting in front of the screen of A, I'd like to have B's full KDE desktop appear on A's screen, using X11 (not VNC). Presumably ...
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Applications that start with a system

I've got an Arch linux and every time I start the system it opens applications, that I don't want to be opened. It starts me Ark, Mozilla firefox and the folder "download". Why does this happen? How ...
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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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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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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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Every time I run tmux, new ssh-agent child process is started (zshell)

Every time I start tmux or split tmux, new instance of ssh-agent is started ("Agent pid XXXX" appears on the top), which is quite annoying because I have to type the key password every time I want to ...
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how to install kdm on CentOS 7

I installed CentOS 7, first I installed group "KDE Plasma Workspace", then I installed "GNOME Desktop", after that, I found only gdm existed. and which kdm returns nothing, yum provides kdm only ...
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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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invisible font in gtk1 application

I have old, old application, which uses gtk1 filechooser. When I run it in KDE4, openbox, LXDE and MATE - there is no text in filechooser, only blank fields. Like white font on white background, or ...
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How can I set mouse sensitivity, not just mouse acceleration?

I can't find a single desktop environment that supports setting both mouse acceleration AND mouse sensitivity. I don't want any mouse acceleration, but I want to increase the speed of my mouse. That ...
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empty 70-persistent-net.rules on SuSe 13.1 and ethernet device called eno1

openSuse 13.1 configured my network controller as eno1 during installation. Also eno1 device can not be configured by KDE Network Connection tool, it doesn't allow you to add a connection for this ...
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unable to mount disk in opensuse 13.2 KDE 5?

I am Using Opensuse and Linux mint 17.1 and when I open dolphin and open mint partition I get an error: When I run as root: $ sudo dolphin I am getting this error: dolphin: cannot ...
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How can I make text in meld readable?

A few months ago, meld started behaving oddly. Common lines are almost unreadable, and shown as dark grey text on a black background. Oddly enough, running it as root is fine (with kdesudo meld), ...
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GUI terminals(?) reset $SHELL

I've been playing around with the fish shell for a few days and I like it. In order to start fish in a terminal via a quicklauncher or menu, I'm using a script like this:1 #!/bin/sh export ...
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No brightness control for opensuse 13.2?

I have posted on brightness issue Here!! After upgrade to KDE 5 Now i cannot change brightness through controls !! AND ALL FUNCTION KEYS (wireless,brightness,touchpad,sound +/-) are not working ...
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Get password login for opensuse 13.2?

Hello I am using OpenSuse 13.2 KDE How to get login protected ie. Password when i switch on my system i go directly on on (without password vitrifaction )
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mtp:udi=/org/kde/solid/udev/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb2/2-1/2-1.4 does not exist error

Trying to connect to a Samsung Galaxy phone in MTP mode, Konquerer or Dolphin in KDE 4.14.3 throws the following error: mtp:udi=/org/kde/solid/udev/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb2/2-1/2-1.4 ...
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How to install KDE without Konqueror?

I want to install a very minimal KDE desktop in Debian. When running apt-get install kde-plasma-netbook, kde-plasma-netbook depends on kde-baseapps, which then installs some applications, such as ...
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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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Which activity/program prevents my monitor from going off?

I can set my monitor off with xset dpms force off but something prevents KDE from setting it off. On the other hand, when I play a long youtube video it might go off (!). This correctly happens after ...
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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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KDE4 PolicyKit backdoor(misconfiguration) (tested on FBSD10x,PCBSD, probably will work on linux)

recently found subj on FreeBSD 10.x out of the box (with KDE4): [user@fbsd10] /home/user% su Password: su: Sorry [user@fbsd10] /home/user% sudo csh Password: Sorry, user user is not allowed to ...
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Theming of KDE apps with Gnome DE

I'm using Gnome 3 on Arch Linux but I use some KDE applications like Okular. I would like to make Okular and other KDE applications use a dark theme to match the one I'm using in Gnome. I noticed ...