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Why is the tty2 showing login screen with no response in EndeavourOS KDE Plasma?

I'm on EndeavourOS with KDE plasma (recently installed, left everything default). I opened Virtual Terminal by Ctrl+Alt+F3 and exit by Ctrl+Alt+F2. But, Login screen of plasma has opened which is not ...
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Clearing "Recent Connections" from Firefox in KDE Task Bar

So I'm quite new to Linux, Plasma, and openSUSE so forgive my ignorance. I went to type in something rather sensitive and, without my noticing, Firefox popped up and I accidentally typed it into the ...
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alt-< shortcuts not working under KDE Plasma

I've recently switched back to KDE Plasma with KWin from Qtile. After making the switch, I found that the Alt + < and Alt + > shortcuts, used to jump to beginning/end of input in Emacs-like ...
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KDE applications configuration - how do they do it?

I've been tackling a project more seriously lately, a project that probably every Linux dev goes through at some point - dotfiles management. KDE (and it's applications) has a history of resisting ...
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Plasma (KDE) missing gesture

I have just installed Plasma 6.1 (plasma-meta) on my Arch Linux system but none of the gestures (touchpad) sponsored is available (three or four fingers). What am I missing? PS: I already have GNOME ...
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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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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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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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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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Plasma Breeze Mozilla / Browser render problem: Gaps between app and x-container border

Between the app and x-container there is a gap which result in borders being drawn outside of the app window. This happens on Plasma 5 & 6 for flatpak and pacman apps from Mozilla and Brave (there ...
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How to make Qt-creator use Global Menu and not use KDE breeze theme under Plasma

I have Qt-creator on my system (Manjaro with KDE plasma 6) installed through different way: If it is installed via qt-maintenance-tool in $HOME: It does not export Menu Bar so no Global Menu (it ...
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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 do I Get My Fingerprint Sensor to work with SDDM Login in NixOS (Plasma 6)

My fingerprint sensor works fine, in fact it works quite well except when it comes to SDDM. I use fprintd and systemd. I have looked online for solutions, one involved changing some code in a systemd ...
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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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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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How to stop NetworkManager on KDE from disabling flaky Wi-Fi connection?

Basically as the title - since changing from GNOME to KDE (Plasma 6) on NixOS it keeps disabling my Wi-Fi connection permanently when it is flaky. I don't want that ever to happen, because I always ...
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How are "Applications" run with krunner managed wrt processes?

I have a bash script, called runthunderbird, that… runs thunderbird : #!/bin/bash sleep 5 thunderbird & disown When I execute runthunderbird from krunner, Thunderbird starts after 5 seconds as ...
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Wallch not working since Plasma 6

I use KDE neon 6.0 (the KDE OS, based on Ubuntu) and I have recently updated to Plasma 6. Since then I've noticed that the desktop wallpaper was not updating and I searched for information about ...
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Launching via Plasma shortcut removes ssh-agent's environment variables

Running Plasma 5.27.10 on Debian testing/trixie. An ssh-agent is launched via user service /usr/lib/systemd/user/ssh-agent.service and its socket is exposed in my session's environment variables. All ...
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Run .desktop file with its own icon in Icons Task Manager KDE Plasma Wayland

I have the following configuration: Debian Trixie; Wayland; KDE 5.107.0 / Plasma 5.27.10 I have two .desktop files to launch two instances of brave browser with two different profiles and two ...
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Window is resized when moving to other monitor in KDE Plasma

I am using Ubuntu with KDE Plasma 5.27.8 with X11. I have one laptop monitor and two external monitors. The external monitors each have 1920x1080 resolution. The laptop monitor is scaled down to ...
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Open top-left menu in Dolphin explorer with keyboard shortcut

I am looking for a way to open this menu in the Dolphin file explorer with a keyboard shortcut. (It can be invoked by clicking on the icon in the top-left.) I looked through the available keyboard ...
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KDE - Map left and right `Alt` keys independently

When creating shortcuts, the left and right Alt keys map to identical references. Is there a way to create a shortcut for both individually so that RAlt+Key1 and LAlt+Key1 can point to different ...
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KDE Plasma picture keeping clipboard manager

As I know, Windows and Gnome clipboard manager can 'saves' pictures in clipboard manager. Is there a way to do something like that in Plasma?
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apt randomly switches languages ever since I installed Arabic on my Pop!_OS running KDE Plasma

I recently installed Arabic on my system and since then apt sometimes does things in Arabic and sometimes in English user@pop-os:~$ sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade Hit:1 https://dl.winehq....
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How to make policykit/polkit ask for YES or NO prompt instead of password?

How to make policykit/polkit ask for YES or NO confirmation instead of asking for the password? I don't want to remove the polkit prompt, just convert it to a confirmation dialog. Setting the password ...
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KDE Plasma insists on staying in dark theme with dark letters

My KDE Plasma insists on staying in a dark theme with dark letters. I've tried changing the theme, but it persists like this. I've already tried logging in with Gnome and switching between the light/...
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"mount" works in terminal; mounting through interface does not

Since yesterday I've been unable to mount an external hard drive using either the taskbar, or the file manager (Dolphin) which shows me the following error: Error mounting /dev/sdf2 at /run/media/...
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How to change the default notification daemon to xfce4-notifyd in Ubuntu with KDE Plasma Desktop Environment

I wanted to use xfce-like notification so I tried to get rid of Plasma-like notification I have tried renaming, deleting /usr/share/dbus-1/services/org.kde.plasma.Notifications.service file but it ...
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KDE Keeps freezing for some reason

First, to give a bit of details about my system: I use KDE plasma I use X11/Xorg as my protocol I use Arch Linux I have an NVIDIA gpu and an intel IGPU Since I've installed Arch i have been ...
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What is blueman-manager process doing more than bluedevil does already?

I have this odd problem in Plasma/Kubuntu on a Macbook: bluetooth audio being lost after media pause - with two UE Boom speakers (2 and 3). The Plasma BT tool is bluedevil, as said here on Discuss. I ...
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Switch audio output by keyboard in KDE Plasma

I would like to have a way of switching the audio output device (internal speakers/headphones to bluetooth speakers etc) by keyboard actions (which I usually can do without searching, finding and ...
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How to get user desktop notifications from a sudo-run systemd service on Wayland?

I'm running KDE Plasma on Nobara (Wayland), a Fedora-based distro. I'm brand new to Wayland and Nobara/Fedora, and have very limited experience with systemd. I have a bash script that sends a desktop ...
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Unable to navigate to app or app events while clicking on notification badges on plasma workspace for Flatpak apps

Normally, when I click on the notification badges, I am taken to the application window for any application in KDE plasma. However, this is not the case with Flatpak apps. Clicking on the notification ...
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Linux desktop screen full black with dock, wallpaper, panel all gone but still somewhat functional

Everything was working perfectly fine till yesterday night but when I booted into my Garuda linux today, desktop was pitch black with nothing related to it working. When I first booted, the grub was ...
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Command to open directly "download new plasma widgets"

Widgets are an essential part of Plasma/KDE, and I have always found rather odd and cumbersome the way of accessing the interface to install them, by right-clicking the panel or the desktop, ...
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Logout other users from KDE/plasma as root

I'd like to be able to automatically log out users from their KDE/plasma sessions by a script running as root. The log-out should happen "gracefully", i. e. applications should get a chance ...
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WebKitGTK is slow or sometimes hangs completely in kde plasma

Using Epiphany browser, as a similar display Safari, to check if the site is displayed correctly (I am a web developer), very uncomfortable, scrolling with the mouse, poking something, all as if in ...
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Shortcut to show a window on all virtual desktops in KDE Plasma

I am using KDE Plasma 5, and I want to define a shortcut to toggle showing the active window on all virtual desktops (a.k.a. pinning the window). I cannot find such a shortcut in the shortcuts list ...
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Trying to create a KDE Plasmoid which retrieves a specific Category of apps

I apologize in advance if this question will sound a bit too generic. I am new to this; all I have done so far is modifying a few existing plasmoids to my needs. Now I am trying to put together a ...
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Laptop doesn't wake up after going to sleep

I run Debian with KDE Plasma on Xorg. I have tried all the main ways on the internet to properly wake the computer after it going to sleep. But whatever I do, it doesn't work. I have gone to the ...
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KDE Konsole incorrect reboot behaviour

I'm running KDE Plasma on Arch Linux. Upon rebooting my PC, Plasma re-opens the applications that were open prior to reboot. This is desirable behaviour and functions as expected for all applications ...
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Solaar and onboard are showing twice in the tray-bar after upgrading to Debian 12

After upgrading Debian11/KDE to Debian 12, Solaar (for Bluetooth input devices) and onboard (for a virtual touchscreen keyboard) is showing twice in the tray-bar. I checked with the process manager ...
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Plasma (X11) No Longer Working on Manjaro

Plasma (X11) Stopped Working I have had Manjaro on my Lenovo Yoga 9i laptop since I got it, but I just ran into an issue. I booted up my laptop, and was met with this screen: Sorry for these being ...
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Login Failed in openSUSE Tumbleweed

Login Failed.When I turn on my laptop I login to openSUSE Tumbleweed with same username and password, my screen shows message "login failed" I do't know how to fix it when i log in as root ...
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KDE Plasma Application Launcher Settings file location

For the sake of knowing what is happening on my own computer I would like to know where the configuration file is for the KDE Application Launcher. A.k.a. Start Menu. The application to edit the ...
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How do I change the avatar of a user in SDDM & KDE Plasma 5?

I’m using simple desktop display manager (SDDM) & KDE Plasma 5. How do I configure the avatar picture of a non-root user, through commands (so that I can automate it)? How do I do the above in a ...
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Fedora 36 KDE update broke my installation

Unfortunately the latest update to Fedora 36 KDE I applied (2/28/2023 ~21:00 EST) in my system BROKE my installation. I simply did a run of the mill sudo dnf update, not a version upgrade and now my ...
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