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add-apt-repository sets incorrect distribution name

I am using KDE Neon's test images which appear to be based off Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial as lsb_release -a definitely returns that. When I try to use the add-apt-repository command it asks me to install ...
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How to change password for SAMBA printer on Kubuntu 14.04

On my desktop at work with Kubuntu 14.04 I have (actually had) access to a network printer (Windows printer via SAMBA). After changing the password of my account I naturally have to reconfigure the ...
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Using KDE starter to start application via ssh

I would like to start VirtualBox on my server using the command ssh -X server virtualbox. This works well from a shell and asks for a login password as intended. I tried to create a KDE 4 "application ...
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Emacs strange appearance

After update the newest version of KDE (Plasma ver. 5.6.3, Frameworks 5.21.0) and kernel 4.5.2-1 ARCH, the menu bar of Emacs becomes ugly The same error appears in Firefox: the options in ...
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Second monitor just started displaying “check signal cable” after kde login

I'm running Fedora 23 with KDE. I've installed the latest nvidia drivers directly with their .bin installer. Everything has been working fine. I haven't done any updates or installed anything new ...
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Solved: KDE Plasma 5 on Fedora 22 - clicking desktop link to .odt (or .doc) file fails to launch OpenOffice

Recently this started happening for no apparent reason: If I click a desktop link to a .odt or .doc file (and presumably others), I get a warning dialog that says: This will start the program ...
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How does the new KDE Neon compare with Kubuntu and what are the advantages and disadvantages of each

I noticed that there is a new distro called KDE Neon, but to me, it sounds just like Kubuntu, I don't know what the differences between it and Kubuntu are and whether one has any ...
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Black screen, boots sometimes but not lately

I'm trying to solve my friend's problem with his linux machine. He's on Linux Mint KDE. He reinstalled the system few months ago and from this time he had this kind of problem that his linux reboots ...
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How can I unlock KDE Wallet automatically on nixos?

I decided to start using kwallet since it comes with kde on nixos. I would like to set it up to unlock automatically though. On the arch linux wiki there is a section that covers this here here. But ...
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How to increase font size in KDE?

I have increased the font size by going to System Settings -> Font. This changed it for some applications like Konsole and File explorer. But this doesn't reflect in other applications like Firefox ...
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Is it possible to add KDE/dolphin service menu for specific file extension?

In windows, you can and context menu entries that are only shown for specific file types only. In Dolphin, I know how to add service menu entry using .desktop file. but Is there way to only show ...
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Qubes/Xen OS: access file manager for dom0

I hope somebody more experienced with Qubes specific terminal commands can help. If the KDE manager is installed, how does one open via terminal input the file manager for 'dom0'? To browse 'Home' ...
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KDE Network Manager Can't Add WPA2-EAP Connection

My college has a WPA2-EAP wifi that broadcasts it's SSID but I'm unable to connect via the GUI KDE (package name plasma-widget-networkmanagement). I can connect to other kinds of WPA2 wifi networks ...
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Permanent shrill sound on ubuntu since buggy vlc video

A video with a buggy, or at least too complex soundtrack broke my Intel Ivy Bridge (i5-3337U) laptop running Ubuntu 15.10. In the middle of VLC playing the video, a shrill, slightly grating sound ...
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KDE Plasma 5 panels multi monitor

Every time I plug in or out the external monitor its panel changes to the secondary one. Also, new windows always opens on the laptop monitor which is the secondary. Is there a way to solve this?
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Dropbox systray icon not showing in KDE4

I have Jessie Debian 8.4 I installed dropbox, but the icon in the systray is not present. How can I put it?
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How do font-settings in gnome, kde and xfce work?

My Debian 8 system (Jessie) is primarily an xfce system, but I also use gnome and kde programs. I did not install any desktop environment, but I start my xsession with an .xsession file. Problem is, I ...
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Internal speaker unmuted when I press volume up/down buttons on my headphones

It is logical to expect the volume up/down buttons on my USB headphones to only control the volume of the headphones, but in fact they also unmute all other audio output devices. I'm using KDE on ...
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No output through stereo jack

I cannot get any sound to output through either of my PC's stereo jacks. I do not even hear the typical static when I plug a device in. This is the case even though Phonon displays "built-in audio." I ...
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openSUSE frozen on login screen, refuses to return to GUI [closed]

I just came back to my recently installed (overnight last night, just started using it today) openSUSE installation to find it frozen on the lock screen. After various attempts to get it to unfreeze I ...
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Get clipboard history in openSUSE Tumbleweed or Leap 42.1

I am looking to access items (text) I have previously copied to the clipboard in KDE (openSUSE). I haven't restarted the system since the items were copied. Is there any way of accessing the ...
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Looking for a simple graphical notifier in KDE, invokable from bash

I am using Debian with KDE. There is a small bash script, that runs in the background. If it encounters a certain condition, I want my work on a full-screen IDE or completely unrelated console ...
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Dark kde plasma 5 session on Gentoo

I upgraded to KDE plasma 5.5.5 following the KDE 4.11 the Gentoo wiki page: https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/KDE/Plasma_5_upgrade#SDDM_display_issues sddm works fine, I can start a working openbox ...
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kde5 breeze-dark theme and kde icons not working in i3wm

I have selected breeze dark color for KDE applications via systemsettings5. When i run plasma, the dark thems applies properly, but when I run i3 it shows white theme. Can KDE themes be applied to KDE ...
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Add DAV Groupware Resource from shell script

I'm running a CalDAV server (Radicale) on the local network. The client (DAV Groupware Resource) keeps going out of sync with the server. This only happens in KDE. My solution is to launch ...
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Random applications starts after log in

Recently I've changed desktop environment from fluxbox to KDE. After that weird things starts to happen . Firstly I noticed that even if I'm logging into kde, my fluxbox startup applications are ...
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KDE: Limit size of a widget on a panel

Using KDE5, is there a way to limit the size of a widget on a panel? It was occasionally an issue with some widgets on KDE4, but the problem seems more common on KDE5 with the Application Menu and ...
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Konsole missing menu items

The Settings menu usually contain many more items (Configure Shortcuts for one). What happened here? I tried: aptitude remove --purge konsole; aptitude install konsole aptitude dist-upgrade none ...
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Is there any way to recover unsaved annotations in Okular after system crash

Other popular PDF software such as Adobe Reader or Skim (on OS X) offer a functionality to restore your annotations after a system crash even if you haven't saved the file manually yet. Does Okular ...
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Boot into rescue mode in systemd

After I installed KDE Plasma, I used systemctl enable sddm-session, and after reboot I found a black screen and I can't do anything. Is there any way to boot into the command line? I can't disable ...
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KDE's network applet not listing APs, while iwlist does after some extra steps

KDE's network applet doesn't list any wireless network. It used to, but I must have made an unintended change. This much I know about my situation (the device is called wlp4s0): Upon login, the ...
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Debian 8 jessie wacom tablet

When i try create profile or change settings in Wacom Tablet Settings, it brings up the settings window, along with a notification saying "Graphic Tablet error. Profile Default does not exist". I use ...
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How can I change the word boundaries in Kdevelop?

When working with PHP code, the string 'some-string' is treated as two words. If I double click on some, just some gets highlighted. When working with css files, double-clicking on some highlights all ...
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How can root lock KDE sessions of all the other users

Every evening cron hibernates my PC for the night. Now, since there is a chance that I won't be the person turning the computer on next morning, I would like to make sure that all the active ...
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How can I tell which dictionary kate/KDE is using for spell checking?

I noticed that kate thinks that a particular word is spelled correctly, even though is it misspelled. When I check the word using aspell or enchant utilities, they both correctly identify it as being ...
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How to install BURG in Fedora-22(kde) with Windows 10 dual-boot

I've installed Fedora-22 kde and Windows 10 Both are working fine; this is a dual-boot system using Grub 2. I want to make the Grub selection menu more interactive. So I want to install BURG which ...
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KDE: running <command> upon screen timeout

In all installations of KDE I have experienced, the screen will time out after ~10 minutes. This would seem like a great way to start some applications, like a screen saver that doesn't need a daemon, ...
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Trackpad Setup Linux Mint on Mac Book KDE

I have been playing around with using Linux Mint on an older Mac Book (2009 era). Linux Mint runs great on this laptop as compared to OS X. The only major problem I am having is with the trackpad. It ...
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How to add icon search path in kde4/ plasma5?

I have various non-kde apps that place icons in various places in the system, and the Plasma5 menu and task manager widgets ignore them unless I symlink to them ONLY in: ...
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Mint 17.2 KDE sluggish after login

I'm running Linux Mint 17.2 KDE on a four-year old Dell XPS 15z laptop. After login, the computer is sluggish for about ten minutes, and then it goes back to normal. I've checked CPU usage and it's ...
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Debian: How to revert back to KDE after switching to GNOME?

MY machine is running Debian 8 "Jessie". I installed Gnome desktop environment by sudo apt-get install gnome now every time my machine is switched on I'm presented with Gnome desktop environment ...
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Can I easily switch from openSUSE Tumbleweed to Leap without reinstalling everything?

I used to like the idea of a rolling release distribution, but now I have moved to a location where the ISP has datacaps and I don't want to be constantly installing updates. I want to switch to Leap ...
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Kate/Terminal/Chromium/etc. refuse to open

I accidentally ran a GUI (Kate) with sudo--dumb I know--and when closed the application I got this error message: Error: "/var/tmp/kdecache-username" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0 I've done ...
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Screen tearing in mate with compiz, not screen tearing with KDE or Unity

All distro I tried with KDE solved my tearing problem. I would love to use KDE up its too heavy on my pc. I usually use xfce, but mate is fine too. I would love to get either xfce or mate working ...
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Disable the sessions dropdown in sddm

Question: Is there a way to hide the sessions dropdown in sddm? I removed the default plasma media center session and now the only session is plasma making the dropdown useless.
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Change The Default Settings In KDE4

I have build a Linux From Scratch following LFS book 7.8. I have installed KDE4 in /opt/kde I have made some changes to the settings of root user and now want it to be default for every user. How ...
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What is the most resource hungry Linux distribution? [closed]

Trying to find the Linux distribution with the highest system requirements? What is the most demanding of all the Linux OS according to the published minimum specifications of each distro? Based on ...
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/usr/bin/kde-print-queue requires sudo rights - how to let normal use pause printer?

I need to let a user without general sudo rights pause and unpause a printer. The command is: /usr/bin/kde-print-queue HP_Printer1 However, the problem is shown here: "HP_Printer1" NOT ...
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How can I completely remove KDE's traces from my Linux Mint Cinnamon?

I installed several different KDE applications on my Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.2 because I thought they would be great (just KDE applications, not the full desktop). I did like the customizability at ...
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Install AMD RADEON 5450 HD on debian 8 with KDE environment

I just did a fresh installation of Debian 8 (jessie) on my HP dv6 64bit laptop with a Radeon 5450 HD graphics card. I wanted to install the proprietary ATI driver, but at the installation I just got a ...