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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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Can't unlock Ubuntu account (KDE) with correct password [on hold]

I am unable to unlock my Ubuntu session with the correct password. I found this solution but it was for Gnome. I need a solution for KDE.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How can I prioritize 'open with' apps in KDE?

When I right click an mkv file in file browser and select 'Open With' I see the list: Dragon Player VLC Media PLayer When I double click it, it launches the file in Dragon Player. I'd like to ...
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linux with KDE, disable CTRL+F9 combination key

On my linux (ubuntu) with KDE, when i press CTRL+F9 the system shows all the opened windows as miniatures, allowing me to select one by clicking on it. Unfortunately, the very same key combination is ...
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Printing duplex on Linux Mint

I'm trying to print duplex on my new Samsung Xpress M2625D. I installed the driver from the Samsung website and changed the driver setting to duplex. When I print a test page using the button in the ...
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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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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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Building KDE from source?

I am trying build the kde from the source available on https://www.kde.org/info/4.14.3.php, but I am a bit lost about the order of installation of the packages listed on the page, which would give me ...
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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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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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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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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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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] 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 ...