Kubuntu is the official Ubuntu derivative using the KDE Plasma Desktop. Questions for Kubuntu are probably better asked at http://askubuntu.com/, the stackexchange site for Ubuntu.

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How to get near-perfect screen recording quality?

Someone suggested I direct a copy of the unmodified X display to a file and afterwards convert that file to a general purpose video file. What commands would I use to do this on a Kubuntu system? ...
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Turn off Caps lock when Escape is pressed

Is there any way to disable CapsLock whenever Esc is pressed. Yes, I use VIM! I actually have an alternative all-caps keyboard layout on Ctrl-6 but I find it cumbersome and would prefer to just have ...
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What is gvfs and why should I want it on my system?

What does gvfs do for me on my Kubuntu machine and why is /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfs-gdu-volume-monitor eating so much CPU time? BTW: I read https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GVFS and still don't know what's in ...
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Can't mount RAID after upgrade

I just upgraded my box to 14.04 and on bootup I got a message, that my RAID devices can't be mounted automatically so I chose to skip it and work through it after boot time. Now booted up, A mount -a ...
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Ideas how to get my usb audio interface to work with Linux?

PulseAudio does not appear to recognize the Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 USB audio interface. The 2i2, however, is properly recognized and it works as expected. I can't seem to get the 6i6 to work on the ...
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Dual boot - Kubuntu and Windows 8 - how to?

I recently installed Windows 8 on my computer. These are the specs: Fx-8150 CPU 8 GB RAM ATI HD7870 120 GB SSD 2 TB HDD Mainboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 (rev 1.1) (only bios but EFI mode possible ...
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Linux Mint 14.1 not bootable because of “secure boot”

I'm trying to install Linux Mint 14.1 on my Lenovo B570, but when I try to boot the thumb drive, it displays a message: "Secure boot is not enabled" and then goes black screen. I read lots of posts on ...
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Isn't /boot a separate mount?

My understanding is that /boot is being accessed by lower level tools (e.g. grub) during system startup and so it is formatted specially in a simpler format than the rest of the disk. But when I do: ...
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How to restart KDE window decorations without loosing the running X session

For graphics editing of some special graphics formats I am using a java program called imagej. This has the annoying bug that one special function tends to kill KDE's window decorations if it has too ...
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Emacs : Ctrl+space (set mark) insert only a space in Konsole

I'm having a problem with emacs in Konsole : I can't set a mark to select text in emacs. Ctrl+space insert a space character instead of setting the mark. On XTerm, i've almost the same behaviour. It ...
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Replacing Multiple Debian Packages from Compiled Source

I've had to download and install a version of a library from its source code repository. The problem is is that other packages from the Kubuntu package manager require this library to be installed. ...
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How to install listings package in Kubuntu for LaTeX?

I installed LaTeX on my Kubuntu with those commands: sudo apt-get install abntex sudo apt-get install texmaker sudo apt-get install texlive-latex-base texlive-latex-extra texlive-latex-recommended ...
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Dead (compose) keys not working in GTK apps since upgrade

I'm running Kubuntu with KDE as my main desktop environment. A while ago I set up dead keys so I can type Chinese pinyin and other accented letters and special characters. As a side note, I use IBUS ...
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How to display a (zenity/GUI) dialog to the user after a root cron task has completed

I have a simple periodic cron task that must run as root. I want to use Zenity (or similar) to display a GUI informational dialog to user 1000 (or logged in user or all users) when the cron task ...
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Kubuntu - GUI context menu sudo/root

A couple of years ago I found something in a package manager that added a context menu item that allowed me to open files and save them normally without being harassed about file permissions. Can ...
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Mail Dispatcher Agent: Could not access the outbox folder (Unknow error. (Failed to fetch the resource collection.))

Why am I receiving this error message on Kubuntu since I upgraded to 12.04 and how can I make it stop appearing? It appears as a pop up balloon above the system tray. Mail Dispatcher Agent: Could not ...
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Opening links outside of broswer in kubuntu opens html from local kde cache only

I have this odd problem where whenever a link is opened from the shell, the cached html is opened locally, instead of through a browser. to illustrate: if I run the command xdg-open ...
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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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NVIDIA driver upgrade failed

I downloaded the latest(331.49), tried to install, but failed. I compiled the kernel module and at the end of the installation it said that it went successful. But on bootup it said: version mismatch, ...
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How can I crop a 1920x1200 monitor to 1920x1080?

I have just purchased a 1920x1200 monitor, and have some situations where I want to force the output to the more common 1920x1080. However, I don't want to distort the output, and would prefer a ...
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What caused this ext3 filesystem / mounting problem?

((K)Ubuntu 12.04, kernel 3.2.0-38-generic, fstype ext3) I recently came across the 'great idea' of using hibernation to save state in my main OS, while I boot another OS. I've done this without ...
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How to properly configure GRUB settings from KDE System Settings

I'm using Kubuntu 12.04 with KDE 4.10, and I recently installed the kde-config-grub2 that places a nice Grub configuration panel into KDE System Settings. I played around a bit, more for learning how ...
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How to customize logout options under Kubuntu

I'm running a machine with Kubuntu and Windows XP in dual-boot. I recently learned about the very useful grub-reboot command, and id like to know if it is possible to customize the logout options ...
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Tab auto completion doesn't work with apt-get install (kubuntu)

I've noticed a strange behavior of my shell on Kubuntu. Auto completion doesn't work well when I try to install new software. It works only for default commands (when I type "apt-get inst" and I press ...
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Resume from hibernate fails after image restoration

I've been trying to get hibernation to work, and am having problems. The system seems to go into hibernation just fine, but when I try to restore from disk, the process stops just after a message ...
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How to open a program as another user inside a logged display?

I'm trying to open netbeans as a different user, but isn't working. I'm running a Kubuntu 12.04 LTS with KDE. And I tried the following: Open a terminal, type su - myotheruser, type the myotheruser ...
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Make a “java -jar file.jar” run at startup

Hello I am running a kubuntu 13.10 distro, but I guess my question is pretty general...how to make a .jar execute in background at system start?
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krusader - single queue instead of multiple queues

I need to copy a whole bunch of files from various directories onto an external drive. I thought Krusader might be the best tool for this job. As I select and copy different files, a new queue ...
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How to run another installed system from within Linux?

I have Windows Server and Android X86 triple-booting with Kubuntu. How can I run either of them directly from within Kubuntu (without using virtual image files)?
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Dynamically change /etc/hosts

Each time I change my IP address I have to go edit /etc/hosts and change the line: myPc-Vaio 192.168.1.x I need this change for some programs I am using, so I can't just set the line to 127.0.0.1. ...
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fstab bind inconsistency - Is a link a better option?

When binding two folders together as configured in /etc/fstab; #folder-with-old-data new-empty-folder fs option flags /home/user1/Mydata/Pictures /home/user1/Pictures none bind 0 0 ...
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Docear on Kubuntu 12.04 64

I am running a 64bit version of Kubuntu 12.04 and I would like to run Docear (Some kind of research assistant) on it. The software is based on Java (which I had it installed) and has only a .sh file ...
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adb connection problem on Kubuntu 13.04 x64

I'm facing a problem with ABD connection under Kubuntu 13.04 x64. Every time I try to push/pull/shell ls the adb disconnects from device. I tried the following solutions: Added device ID into ...
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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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How to disable swap file after install or during Kubuntu install?

My computer has more than 64KB of RAM (8GB), if I run out of memory I want things to crash so I know I'm out of RAM so I'll buy some instead of say wandering why my computer is running slowly when I ...
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What is the different bash per terminal session for Konsole?

I am using Konsole in Kubuntu. I was wondering what is the difference between a profile in Konsole and the profiles in our bash? I am reading that we can create different profiles per Konsole session ...
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Can not install any color scheme in Vim in Kubuntu

I have installed the latest Kubuntu. I am trying to set a nice color scheme for my terminal, but it does not work.For example I tried wombat256. I copied the wombat256mod.vim under ~/.vim/colors as it ...
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Where to set boot sector for dual boot system “Kubuntu - Windows XP”?

I've downloaded Kubuntu 13.04 .iso from their site. Unfortunately this version doesn't provide auto installation as Install Kubuntu alongside existing OSes. They either take all you disk of force you ...
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How are the services exactly starting in (K)Ubuntu?

I have latest Kubuntu. I have installed mysql. I was looking into the /etc/init. I see the following: In /etc/init/mysql.conf description "MySQL Server" ...
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not able to login by ftp

I've installed vsftp and set the home directory of user ftp with sudo usermod -d /var/www/ ftp , I've also set the password with sudo passwd ftp and restarted the server but I can not login with user ...
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Error in .zshrc file

I've just installed last kubuntu and zsh shell, not for first time by the way. But in this time it shows some configuration option (perhaps it occurs problem), I chose something and quit. Then as ...
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Accents not working on LibreOffice. How to report bug

When I try to write an accent (spanish in my case) in Libre Office, it just won't write it. I know everything else is fine since I can write accents on other programs (i.e my console). What is ...
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X randomly restarts

I am experiencing random logouts from KDE. While I am working, without doing something specific, LightDM's login screen appears and I have to login again. LightDM log shows: [+265750.73s] DEBUG: ...
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Can't do anything on startup until terminating Kate in Kubuntu

When my Kubuntu starts i can't do anything until starting System Activity and killing Kate. I can not start any program or for example run Dolphin file manager. After terminating Kate a message is ...
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Cannot login to KDE

Last time I booted and logged into my Kubuntu account, I was surprised not to end up on my desktop but in XBMC, which I already installed some months ago. I repeated this several times with the same ...
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Sudden USB 3 failure — fuse-exfat related?

I have an external hard drive (vfat) which I have had working repeatably with USB 3. I recently plugged another external drive (exfat) into the same port after installing fuse-exfat, and it continued ...
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Problems with booting with Kubuntu 13.04 / Windows 7 Dual boot

So I've had Kubuntu running on my Lenovo laptop as the only operating system for most of the summer. Earlier this week, I decided to shrink the home partition in order to add a Windows 7 partition. ...
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ssh-agent not getting set up (SSH_AUTH_SOCK, SSH_AGENT_PID env vars not set)

I set up a new user account for a friend on Kubuntu 12.04. When he uses ssh he gets this error: Could not open a connection to your authentication agent We're running ssh in some bash scripts. ...
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Remote desktop server as daemon

I'm using KRFB as remote desktop server in my Linux Mint KDE. It works fine as usual remote desktop server but I've to log-in then run it manually (or at start up) How can I run KRFB of any remoter ...
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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 ...