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Can I disable shutdown if pacman is running?

During my last arch linux update using pacman -Syu I shut down my laptop, as I had forgotten that the update was running in the background and installing the packages. Afterwards I could not start ...
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Fedora 24 switch from KDE spin to Default (GNOME)

I have installed the default workstation group dnf install @workstation-product-environment Now I want to remove all unnecessary KDE packages but dnf remove @kde-desktop-environtment gives me ...
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Linux Mint 18 KDE and notification badges on taskbar icons

I've installed Linux Mint 18 KDE and I'm trying to enable notification badges for program icons in the taskbar/panel (not system tray). Are they supported by Mint 18 KDE and how could I enable them? ...
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Permissions in smb4k mounts

I use Smb4K for mounting my shares across my machines. However, something's happened, and when I mount my NAS share on my laptop I can't write to the share unless I sudo to root. According to top, ...
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Fedora 24 KDE - no persistent volume settings per application

I use Fedora 24 KDE, fully updated, with "Audio Volume - System Settings Module". I want to be able to change the volume of programs (not individual streams) persistenly (surviving program or OS ...
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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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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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Next unread message shortcut in Kmail message window

I have Kmail set up without a message preview to save space on my screen. I am trying to find a way to set up a keyboard shortcut to go to the next unread message when I have a message open in its ...
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How do I prevent unlocking the screen?

Use case: I want my screen to auto-lock when I unmount my USB drive. (That part is easy.) What's not so easy: I want the screen lock to require the USB drive and the password when I return. Thus, is ...
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KDE Plasma: How do I pass keys like (Ctrl-F9) to specific applications

I know I can globally disable Ctrl-F9 in Kwin, but I want to keep this functionality, still pass Ctrl-F9 etc to some specific applications (like IntelliJ idea). How do I specify that when those ...
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Make the mouse cursor on text areas narrower in Gnome and KDE

E.g. the select text cursors in all distributions and desktop environments I have tried are unusable. I need 1 pixel width and not 3 or more pixel width like it's currently on all DE including ...
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How to determine what event is disabling Sticky Keys?

I have an ongoing problem with Kubuntu 14.10, when using the computer I find that Sticky Keys is suddenly disabled. I reenable the feature, but in after some time (measured as three minutes to days) ...
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Choppy media playback

I experience choppy media playback just like when one hits an old CD player while it's playing back a CD. The audio skips back maybe about 200-500ms. The frequency in where this behavior occurs is ...
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Problem Changing KDevelop Color Scheme

While trying to customize my color scheme in KDevelop, even after setting all the standard colors, as well as setting all colors for the modes I use, it keeps using a bunch of colors in the schema I ...
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Setup krfb so it starts accepting connections

I'm doing my best to configure krfb to start automatically after machine starts, but even if I start it after system boots, it always starts with sharing disabled. Is there any option I can pass on ...
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No more notification sounds

Since a couple of days, my system has taken to no longer playing notification sounds. And I don't know what I changed to make that happen. (My gut feeling says: "but I didn't change anything!", but ...
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What regulates user privileges for the `mount` command?

My installation of CentOS 6.5 has stopped auto-mounting DVDs in KDE (default) X Window desktop environment (e.g. with all the KDE helper functions). Trying to troubleshoot this unexpected change in DE ...
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How to open file dialog in screen locker (Antergos / KDE)

Relatively new linux user here, I am running Antergos with KDE and am trying use screen locker through the desktop widgets option. Path: Screen Locker -> Settings -> Desktop Widgets Configure -> ...
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Is there any way to upgrade from KDE 4 to 5 on Linux Mint 17?

Earlier you could install KDE5 via repository using Project Neon, like these: http://www.webupd8.org/2014/07/how-to-install-plasma-5-in-kubuntu-1410.html, but unfortunately PPA maintainer deleted it, ...
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Fedora 20 KDE: shortcut for airplane mode

is there a possiblity to have a Keyboard shortcut (e. g. fn + f10) for the airplane mode (Switch off all wifi Connections) under KDE (Fedora 20)?
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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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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 I ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to show on open/forwarded session in KDE?

When I need to do some longer computation, I leave my computer unattended and just lock the screen. When I log in later to see how progress is going from a remote computer using ssh, it'd be great if ...
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KMail: Search for messages with attachment

How can I search for messages with one or more attachments in KMail? The search filters don't show such an option, and when selecting "Message Status" there also isn't a criteria for attachments. I'...
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Assigning a global hotkey to a functionality of an appilcation in KDE

How can I set global shortcut keys to Pause and Record buttons in audacity? Options of vlc allow assigning global hotkeys but there's not such options in audacity.
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KDE CIFS mount. Can copy files with mc but dolphin won't

I have a samba/cifs mount that is accessible r/w from the commandline (mc). The KDE filemanager dolphin shows the content of the samba share, but gives me a "no space left on device" when I try to ...
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How do I make kvkbd virtual keyboard appear on the login screen?

I am trying to set up Fedora (KDE desktop) on a PC with a touch screen. I got kvkbd working which I am finding works decently enough that I might be able to use this machine without a keyboard at all, ...
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Registering new mouse buttons with events in KDE

Is there a file or something where I can register the mouse events to do something? I'm using KDE. For example, in Windows, pressing Win + ArrowKeys nicely aligns the windows, I am looking for the ...
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How to have Kate spell check ignore run together words?

I use Kate editor for scientific programming (Fortran, Python, matlab) and would like to leave spell check on, but have it automatically ignore words that have been run together to create a variable ...
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Discover windows in current KDE activity with d-bus

I want a hotkey to start a new konsole session, new chrome tab etc. I can just bind a global hotkey to a KDE command to do it. For example, here's a script that starts a new Konsole session: #!/bin/...
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Calibre in Debian 7.3 KDE doesn't have cover browser?

Can someone please help me to activate the cover browser of Calibre in Debian 7.3 KDE desktop (32 bit architecture)? I've tried toggling the arrow button in the bottom-right corner but unlike the ...
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Lock all devices when adjusting pulseaudio volume in kmix

My problem is that kmix adjusts the volumes of not all devices locked together. Adjusting built-in analog stereo also adjusts application's equalized stream and ALSA plugin. But webcam and event ...
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Multiple display works in Linux Mint Live CD but not my Gentoo installation

I tried to connect a VGA display to my Gentoo laptop and use multi-display. However, the two screens behave like one big screen instead of two separate ones. That is, if I maximize a window, it ...
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Outputting sound from different monitors to different audio devices

I have got my computer set up in my living room on a desk with the TV 1 metre away. I want to be able to use my TV to watch videos from my computer. I am using Chakra Linux, I use the NVIDIA binary ...
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Battery monitor always at 100%

I have Linux Mint 15 KDE and my battery monitor always shows full energy, even when it's about to be exhausted. Any ideas why is this happening? acpi output: Battery 0: Discharging, 0%, 02:27:21 ...
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KDE clipboard - dictionary integration

I'd like to know if there is a way to integrate a dictionary with KDE's clipboard tool (Klipper). I noticed that you can "Enable clipboard actions" which allows it to do stuff like detect URL's and ...
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How to load Facebook chat history in KDE Telepathy?

I've started using IM client for lower bandwidth usage - no images and other stuff. However, a lot of people writing me refers to context written in older posts. Therefore I've got to go to facebook'...
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Akonadi floods my .xsession-errors

I am seeing tons of these error in my .xsession-errors: krunner(8135)/libakonadi Akonadi::SessionPrivate::socketError: Socket error occurred: "QLocalSocket::connectToServer: Connection refused" ...
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Setting KDE to crop the laptop's screen to match external VGA device's ratio

I have a laptop with 16:9 screen ration. Sometimes I need to attach it to a projector via VGA. The projector ratio is 4:3. I use System Settings->Hardware->Display and Monitor->Size & Orientation ...
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Connected Android device - brings the network down?

I have dealt with sensitive development under Android, and have recently decided to switch to Linux now sit under (Mint 13 - KDE). But strangely, when the Android device is connected, my network goes ...
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How to emulate a KWin effect by command line?

I would like to apply the Toogle Invert Effect when I start my system. So, I need to know how to call this KWin effect using the terminal. OBS.: I'd tried xte "keydown Meta_L" "key i" "keyup Meta_L",...
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How to fix flash fullscreen from appearing on the side of the screen

My situation is similar to the one described in How can I make flash fullscreen on an external display. I also have a laptop extended with a larger screen. Aside from KDE wildly resetting the screens ...
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Click link to download a file, but KDE tries to open it with an application. How to download instead?

I'm running Riot.im (an Electron desktop app) in KDE (on Arch Linux). For many file types, when I click a link to download the file in Riot, the file is downloaded as expected. I am presented with KDE'...
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No Icons Showing Up in Certain Programs in KDE Plasma 5

i installed KDE on Arch Linux and am using the Breeze theme, although no matter what theme or set of icons I choose, icons do not show up in my terminal or file manager, which i believe are from ...
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Debian Buster booting into tty instead of graphical environment

I need some help on this. When I boot into Debian 10 (buster) x86_64 with Plasma KDE it doesn't go into the graphical environment and I have to first login in the terminal and then run 'startx' I ...
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Kde neon stuck/freeze on boot after installing nvidia driver

I am new to linux and KDE. I just tried installing NVIDIA proprietary driver, and reboot. After I reboot, KDE neon would display grub as usual and I chose KDE neon, after that the loading appear and ...
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Debian forced a restart after asking me to restart myself

TL;DR: My Debian workstation forcibly restarted. I think needrestart is responsible, but this doesn't make sense. I'm a little bit miffed, right now; the same problem that Linux users pointed out on ...

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