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Kde plasma effects that show a UI are broken after update to plasma 6 on arch linux arm

When KDE Plasma 6 became available on the Arch Linux ARM repos I updated it. Since then all effects that open a UI such as overview, cube, window grid etc. just show a gray or black screen when I open ...
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I would like to disable the "Alt+a" keyboard shortcut in konsole for Kde Neon

As it says in my title, I would like to disable the "Alt+a" keyboard shortcut of my "Konsole" terminal in Kde Neon. For some reason every time I press "alt+a" the Konsole ...
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Running X11 session from SDDM on Wayland

I'd like to open a new X11 user session from SDDM on Wayland. Default SDDM behavior is to run on X11. Thus, it starts X11 server first, then it can successfully start a session first for itself, and ...
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Kde 6 & Konsole shortcuts Alt+D

In a recent update of Konsole (I assume from the upgrade to kde6 but I'm not sure) i can’t use the shortcut alt+D to delete the current word in the terminal because it split horizontally the screen. I ...
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Gnome uninstallable, KDE uninstallable, cannot login anymore

I am a Linux newbie. I recently upgraded to KDE 6. However, after that everything went wrong. My audio stopped working, and I tried recovering it following the suggestions of this website here. But ...
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F7 key being pressed - how to find source?

About once a day, F7 will be pressed. Ctrl or Space often seems to be the trigger, but it can happen at any time. This is very weird, and affects all applications on my desktop (Kate, Firefox, VSCode, ...
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Monitor refresh rate and backlight problems

I have two problems with the monitor on linux. First, when my monitor goes into power saving after the delay set in gnome power savings, the display is black, but the backlight stays on. I don’t have ...
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Open specific URLs in certain app?

How can I tell xdg-open to open, say, YouTube URLs in a specific app, but use my default browser for all other URLs?
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When selecting lines in konsole using the mouse, the paste doesn't include the carriage return to an SSH session

If I select anything from the command line that includes the end of the line, when I paste it into a konsole window or tab that is ssh'd in to a remote machine, the carriage return is not pasted. It ...
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Differing color behavior of Dolphin and other KDE apps outside plasma

I play around with dwm and would like to use dolphin as my file-manager. I want dolphin to use a specific coloring. So i copied the theme colors I've created using the system settings from ~/.local/...
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Not all XCF files are getting thumbnails

I've done some searching, but not many people seem to have this exact problem. So am I doing something wrong? The problem is: XCF files that were written by GIMP with the "Save this XCF file with ...
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Bluetooth audio crackling sound

I'm using a Thinkpad E14 under Debian 12 with KDE Plasma, and listening to music through bluetooth in A2DP. When I use a large bandwidth of Wifi (streaming video, or uploading/downloading files) the ...
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KDE Plasma Left-Alt key not working as expected in certain applications

I have noticed that my left-alt key not working in certain applications on my Arch Linux KDE plasma setup. The key still works with keyboard shortcuts (such as Alt-Tab), and the xev tool in the ...
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Trouble installing NVIDIA 32 bit driver

I can run steam games through the application itself and certain games successfully launch and play like Doki Doki Literature club. However games like Destiny or Poe fail to run and I am met with the ...
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Command not found for connecting bluetooth device

I've been attempting to connect my bluetooth device (simple earbuds) to my laptop but each attempt is a miserable failure. I checked my settings and I only receive a message which reads "no ...
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Change in Kate behaviour after upgrade to Plasma 6

In Plasma 5.27, when I opened a text file from Dolphin, if a session is running in the current workspace, it opened the file as a new tab, and if not, it started a new session in the current workspace ...
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How to start KDE automatically on Alma Linux (CentOS / RHEL)?

After installing Alma Linux 8 with the Server configuration (not the Server With GUI configuration, which uses Gnome) and following Alma Docs > After-installation Guide, KDE does not start ...
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SDDM freeze when switching users on Debian fresh install

I have an issue with sessions switching in Debian/KDE plasma (problem with SDDM I think?). I've been using Ubuntu for years but I don't know much about the details of how Linux works. I installed ...
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How to trigger KDE trash cleanup?

I have enabled auto-delete files older than 30 days in Dolphin trash settings. See https://docs.kde.org/trunk5/en/kio/kcontrol5/trash/. However, the check seems never to happen. 1+ year old files ...
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Installing KDE Plasma 5 through Nix

I am trying to install KDE Plasma 5 (for compatibility reasons) on Arch Linux (installed through EndeavourOS) without using pacman, as, from what I can tell, it is already updated to Plasma 6 and ...
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KDE Plasma/Wayland is unable to lock lockfile /run/user/1000/wayland-0.lock

When running dbus-run-session startplasma-wayland, I see this error constantly reoccuring: dbus-daemon[7000]: [session uid=1000 pid=7000] Activated service 'org.freedesktop.systemd1' failed: Process ...
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KDE apps can't start and leak memory

Problem Since I upgraded to Debian 13, KDE apps won't start and leak memory. I use these apps (Dolphin, Spectacle, etc.) without the Plasma desktop. I3 is the windows manager. I am using proprietary ...
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Unable to get my lowercase W key to function on Manjaro Linux no matter what I try

I am currently having issues getting my lowercase "w" key to work and be detected by input, but nothing that I do seems to work at all. I began troubleshooting the problem by going to *...
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What are those stuck ssh processes after accessing file server in Caja

I regularly access some remote file server in Caja from remote locations where I don't have a vpn set up. I assume most users of this platform are familiar with that. Whenever the network connection ...
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KDE Plasma 6 doesn't start after login on Fedora 40

After upgrading to Fedora KDE 40 using dnf, KDE Plasma stopped working on my main user. It does work on a brand new user, so I assume it is something with the user configuration. I'm using a Radeon ...
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"Failed to install package" when switching language in KDE

I am using KDE Plasma 5.27.11 on Ubuntu 24.04. I am trying to change the "Time" language from "American English (United States)" to "English (United States)", as I prefer ...
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Cannot change volume or access audio settings in KDE Plasma suddenly

One time when I rebooted my computer, suddenly, the audio won't change and the audio settings only say No output or input devices found. I have replaced pulseaudio with pipewire, but it stilled worked ...
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LaTex editor Kile does not work on Plasma 6

After upgrade to Plasma 6 Kile does not open as it does not find the Okular library anymore. The problem is that Kile has not been updated to use Plasma 6 yet and it still requires a bunch of Plasma 5 ...
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How to make shortcuts layout independent in KDE 6 / plasma 6 running wayland?

I've set Meta+1, Meta+2,... shortcuts to switch virtual desktops - my muscle-memorized workflow for years. However, after keyboard language layout change, 1 becomes +, which overrides this shortcut to ...
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How can I stop KDE widgets from moving when I return from a different activity with different screen resolution?

I recently bought a new laptop (ASUS ROG Strix SCAR ). It has a 2560x1440 pixel screen, which is great for my imaging work, but makes text hard for me to read. So, I set up three activities, one ...
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How to change the timeout between incorrect password attempts in SDDM?

When entering a password, either in terminal or on login screen (in my case SDDM), the default timeout between incorrect attempts is around 2 or 3 seconds. I want to change it to something lower as I ...
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Slow Boot time on Fedora 39 KDE

On my Fedora 39 KDE, the boot time is too long; it's more than two minutes. This is the output of the command systemd-analyze: Startup finished in 6.681s (firmware) + 3.405s (loader) + 1.176s (kernel) ...
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Keeping display contiguration (with panning) after disconnecting external monitor from laptop

Setup Laptop: Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6 (with Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050) eDP-2 External monitor: Asus ZenScreen MB16AH Monitor 15.6" FHD (connected via USB C) DP-1-2 Other Info The external monitor ...
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How to disable closing or minimizing X window

I want to disable closing or minimizing one of my windows (or to be more accurate, to remove the minimize and close buttons from the window). I was trying to change the _NET_WM_ALLOWED_ACTIONS ...
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When waking from standby the display prior to sleep is shown for a few seconds on Debian12/KDE --- how to debug if it's fully going to Sleep?

I mentioned this issue here in a question about the built-in keyboard being turned off since recently when waking from sleep and this problem is probably linked to that. When resuming from standby the ...
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Screen changer doesn't work

I'm using KDE Plasma on Archlinux. I can change, turn on and off screens from settings manually, and it works fine. But when I use the shortcut to start this app, the app doesn't work, It seems to do ...
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Debian12 with KDE5: How to make Wayland the default?

I thought it was enough to Log Out then in the upper left of the lockscreen clicking the dropdown to change it from "Plasma (X11)" to "Plasma (Wayland)" would be enough but ...
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Debian upgrade: How can one verify all packages that apt-get full-upgrade wanted to install have indeed been installed (ie after interrupted upgrade)?

I upgraded from Debian11/KDE to Debian12 by running sudo apt-get upgrade --without-new-pkgs, freeing up some disk space on the partition (this can also break the upgrade for some users!), then running ...
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Why does KDE come with geoclue and gpsd running by default (which could be used for location tracking) and how to disable it?

Why are these things enabled by default on Debian12 with KDE (Plasma 5.27)? Maybe it could be useful for a few users if it was installed but not enabled and not running by default and just an option ...
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Why does KDE's Discover and Apper show "orphan-sysvinit-scripts" should be updated but not apt-get upgrade --- should it be installed?

After upgrading to Debain12 with KDE, the package managers Apper and Discover show that a package "orphan-sysvinit-scripts" should be updated. But I don't have that package installed so why ...
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Sometimes the keyboard is turned off when waking from standby after upgrading to Debian12

After upgrading to Debian12 with KDE, sometimes the keyboard of a laptop is turned off while the touchpad still works. It doesn't work again after putting it back into standby and then waking it from ...
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After deleting "database-wal" file from kactivitymanagerd which suddently had a size of several GBs disk space is not freed up

After upgrading to Debian 12 with KDE multiple issues appeared. The following was the most problematic: A database-wal file with a size of multiple GB appeared and I had to delete it like so rm ~/....
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Fail to install updates on Linux KDE:: libkcolorpicker-qt6-0 failed to install

SYMPTOM Error message : Package failed to install: Error while installing package: trying to overwrite '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libkColorPicker.so.0', which is also in package libkcolorpicker0 STEPS ...
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GlobalProtect VPN disables wifi on debian12

I'm running Debian 12 with KDE Plasma Version: 5.27.5. I have trouble using GlobalProtect VPN by Palo Alto. ("GlobalProtect_deb-6.1.4.0-711.deb") The package was installed using the ...
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KDE environment distro show black screen in my system

I fresh install Fedora with KDE in my desktop computer with ASRock motherboard and AMD Ryzen 5600G with iGPU and i made the bootable USB using balena etcher. When i update via terminal sudo dnf ...
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How to enable fingerprint login?

I have installed fedora 39 kde edition on my laptop which hasa fingerprint sensor. How can I use it for login into my desktop?
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Yakuake does not work on Red Hat 9.3 because of some KDE or Wayland libraries issues

I'm trying to launch Yakuake on Red Hat 9.3 (Plow) and see following warning and errors: $ yakuake Warning: Ignoring XDG_SESSION_TYPE=wayland on Gnome. Use QT_QPA_PLATFORM=wayland to run on Wayland ...
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Wayland or Xorg for KDE Plasma on Gentoo new/clean install?

I'm on a Gentoo clean/new install, and I'm wondering, for KDE Plasma Desktop Environment should I install Xorg or Wayland? My card is an AMD/ATI Radeon RX 550 LEXA PRO. I'm looking for a performance, ...
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No HDR option on KDE Neon plasma 6 - using iGPU instead of dGPU?

I installed KDE Neon about a month ago on my laptop (Gigabyte Aero 15XD) which have an HDR display and an Nvidia RTX 3070. I updated Neon to v6 recently, on Wayland, and hoped to enable HDR, but I don'...
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How can I add custom entries to "Create New" on KDE Plasma?

I'm using KDE Plasma, and frequently need to package file sets into tar.gz or zip. This usually requires opening Ark, creating a new file, and working from there, which is a run-around. It would be ...
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