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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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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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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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How to set a shell script as KDE file association

Disclaimer: Cross-posted from SU (which I know is usually discouraged) How to set a shell script as KDE file association. Since with only 14 views and no response whatsoever within 3 days I do not ...
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How does firefox choose which libavcodec to load?

I'm running RHEL9 with plasma 5 as the desktop environment. Plasma pulls in libavcodec-free as a dependency. libavcodec-free installs /usr/lib64/libavcodec.so.59 which as expected does not support mp4 ...
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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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No system sounds on KDE plasma when using pipewire

I'm running Debian 12 with pipewire installed. However the moment I remove pulseaudio and install pipewire, KDE system sounds (like volume change, critical battery alert...) no longer play. I have ...
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How to stop an app from Requesting Attention/Alerting/Appearing in the Task Manager of multiple virtual desktops in KDE?

I commonly have this issue with both Unity and KakaoTalk - the apps constantly do this "alert" or "Request Attention" state where they appear orange and become visible on the task ...
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In KDE System Monitor, why the application-specific network measurements may be missing?

There are two systems running Plasma 5.27.7: Debian testing and openSUSE Tumbleweed. Under openSUSE, System Monitor tracks application-specific network activity, see screenshot: Under Debian, there ...
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QT application menus don't drop shadow under KDE plasma

QT applications, like Qt Creator, menus don't drop shadow under KDE Plasma 5. I would expect a better integration between KDE and Qt. Even Gtk3/Gnome applications have menus with shadows, but not Qt!? ...
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How to make two identical panels in KDE plasma?

I have a dual monitor setup on my laptop with KDE Plasma 5. I want the panel to be identical on both displays without manually changing both every time I want to change something. So for example, if I ...
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"snap" apps in Debian 12 Plasma5 change the cursor

I had to install vlc and cctv-viewer using "snap" in Debian 12, as that OS doesn't support rtsp (real-time streaming protocol). The Plasma themed cursor is fine until it enters the app area, ...
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Arch/Plasma - PolicyKit window not opening for Virtual Machine Manager;

I'm relatively new to linux and I have using Arch linux as the host for some virtual machines for some time now. I don't know what triggered it, but lately 90% of the times I boot and open the Virtual ...
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Show Non-US holidays in the KDE Digital Clock calendar view

I recently moved to a different country and want to see the national holidays in the KDE calendar that shows when you click the clock (the Digital Clock 3 in the taskbar). However, the KDE cal only ...
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How to repopulate /etc/skel on plasma desktop environment?

I deleted the contents of /etc/skel because I wanted to get rid of some custom theming that was in there. How do I repopulate it? I ran sudo pacman -S plasma but it is still empty. Yes, I know they ...
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KDE Neon randomly freezes, can't access Virtual Terminal, have to restart system

I am experiencing an issue that makes my screen go black for one second, then it goes back normal, i see everything i was doing on the screen, I can move my mouse cursor, I steill hear audio playing ...
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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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Plasmashell task has a memory leak but dumping /proc/$pid/maps is not leading to the culprit

I have a memory leak in my plasmashell task running on my openSuse Leap 15.4 system. I periodically dumped the /proc/$pid/map of the plasmashell pid and took the difference of two logs < ...
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Remove Dolphin context menu entry 'Activities'

On my plasma 5.24.6 I have this entry that seems deprecated, supposedly to create links for files and folders to an activity or other. I couldn't even find what linking a file to an activity could ...
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How do I change default session from plasma x11 to plasma wayland in OpenSUSE tumbleweed?

I run latest OpenSUSE tumbleweed, KDE only. I wish to switch the default session from Plasma X11 to Plasma wayland. What should I do to achieve this? The login manager I use comes from sddm. And I can ...
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KDE - Plasma - Arrange windows vertically

I have two 28" 4k monitors. One is horizontal in front of me. The second is oriented vertically to the side. I am looking for a way to organize the open windows in the vertical monitor. For ...
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No animations and effects kde plasma arch

I installed EndeavourOS (arch) with kde plasma and everything works fine, but there are no effects and animations at all. Opening a window, closing it, notifications, etc. happen instantly. In the ...
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Do I have to lock dependencies when locking Thunar at current version?

For the purpose of this problem I have decided to lock Thunar to current version in Muon. My goal is that Thunar stays as it is and its configuration files that it owns in /usr/share/dbus-1/services/ ...
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KDE Plasma lags like crazy on multi screen setup

I have a pretty severe issue with KDE Plasma on Fedora 35. I have a laptop with 3 external screens connected. The laptop lid is closed (in case this is relevant) 2 of them are 4k monitors that I use ...
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Plasma power indicator/monitor doesn't read recharge until restart

Update: this is not limited to Fedora; see note at the end. When the battery is down and I have to charge the indicator doesn't show the charging progress even when the full 100% is confirmed by the ...
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Change the default language in Open Suse Tumbleweed

I installed OpenSuse Tumbleweed instead of Debian, with which I have a 25 years familiarity, on my new PC. Now, I have problems with UTF-8, e.g., when I cat some_file containing UTF-8 encoded Unicode ...
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Yakuake window not at top in KDE

I've configrued my Yakuake window to open from the top, but when I press the shortcut the window occasionally appears in the middle of my screen. How can I get it to always appear on top?
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KDE 5 / Plasma: Why does the fcitx / virtual keyboard display itself twice in the taskbar?

After fiddling around with the keyboard settings of my OpenSuSE Leap 15.3 machine, I've ended up with the fcitx and virtual keyboard applets appearing twice in the taskbar: Killing one applet also ...
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KDE - Server Authentication - Plasma - server failed the authenticity check (i.scdn.co)

I am having some random problems with KDE plasma desktop on Debian 11. I keep getting this pop-up: Server Authentication -- Plasma The server failed the authenticity check (i.scdn.co). The issuer ...
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KDE Plasma black screen/no video output on login

What happened: I launched a game via proton(GTAV, lutris, epic games) and suddenly the screen turned black/switched to standby. My PC didn't react to anything; I had to shut it down by cutting off ...
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How to show the shutdown and restart buttons in the KDE Plasma Application Menu widget

I'm using KDE Neon 5.24. I'm using the Application Menu widget as my app launcher instead of the default Application Launcher widget. When I first installed it, the Application Menu widget showed ...
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Plasma not running for specific user

My distro is KDE Neon 5.24 and running with an AMD Ryzen 7 5800X CPU and AMD RX 5700 GPU. I recently did a system upgrade after which my KDE Plasma shell stopped working properly. The errors that I ...
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Recent files and locations listed in Dolphin and other applications are very old, date is false

I have noticed that files and locations shown in Dolphin (and thus in KDE file dialog too) under 'Recent files' and 'Recent locations' are not recent at all. All I see is files (in 'Recent Files') and ...
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KDE Plasma over VNC on Ubuntu in Chroot on Android using Linux Deploy

As you can see form the title, I am running a weird setup. I am using Linux Deploy on my Android 11 to host an Ubuntu instance in a chroot environment, so that I can run full-fat Linux applications on ...
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KDE Plasma changes brightness on wrong GPU

I am able to change brightness manually by issuing the command: echo 512 | sudo tee - /sys/class/backlight/intel_backlight/brightness This changes the brightness output of my Intel integrated GPU on ...
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How to avoid audio recording fade in?

Audios recorded from the microphone start with a pop and a fade in. I tried 2 mics from two hardware inputs. I found this solution that describes my problem but Fedora 35 has no default.pa file: In ...
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What keyboard shortcut did I accidentally press at the login screen that killed the window manager?

Mystery time! I'm using a Thinkpad T450s, running Kubuntu 20.04.3 and KDE Plasma 5.18.5. Today I decided to wipe off my keyboard. To do this I locked the screen, and gently wiped the keys from left to ...
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sudo apt-get remove konqueror (equals uninstall Linux?)

In Debian 11 stable with KDE, why would uninstalling konqueror also remove libreoffice, xorg,etc? Why would it cause the installation of firefox-esr? sudo apt-get remove konqueror Reading package ...
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How do I install Manajro KDE Theme, Manjaro GNOME Theme and Manjaro's icon pack in Arch Linux KDE?

How do I install Manajro KDE Theme, Manjaro GNOME Theme and Manjaro's icon pack in Arch Linux KDE? Because I really like their themes and icons and I dont want to distrohop just for that! Please help.
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I can't install plasma. ERROR instaling appstream

When I installed Arch linux, I installed GNOME 41 as a GUI. But I want to install KDE plasma 5. I run the following command as root: pacman -S plasma plasma-wayland-session kde-applications But ...
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Select GTK theme in Wine-staging under Plasma 5

I am using Plasma 5 with the dark default theme and would like to have dark-themed apps under Wine as close as possible to the main one. I had some success by using msstyles with winecfg, but I have ...
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Why isn't discover software manager able to load applications in Arch LInux?

Why isn't the discover software manager loading any applications in Arch Linux? This is what discover is saying: Discover currently cannot be used to install any apps because none of its app backends ...
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useradd and user management in Plasma

I added a user in the terminal useradd -m -g <groupID> -u <userID> <username> Now, going to the user management of KDE I tried to change the name of the account (NOT the user name), ...
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Remove Konqueror without installing firefox-esr from KDE Plasma in Debian

I am trying to uninstall Konqueror from my Debian 11 system running KDE Plasma Desktop. Shell command sudo apt remove konqueror gives: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done ...
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How to restart Plasma 5 from terminal using nohup?

There are a lot of questions and answers about restarting Plasma 5. I realize that using KRunner is the best option, but today I could not access KRunner and had to use a terminal. After reading ...
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Kubuntu 20.04 "Filesystem mounted at '/' is not responding"

I am running a HP Zenbook with: i7 processor 32gb RAM 1TB SSD Plasma Version : 5.18.5 As of last night, after performing some updates on Kubuntu my Desktop shell has become really laggy and ...
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Keyboard is not working after removing xf86-input-libinput and tty not working

Problem: Keyboard is not working after removing xf86-input-libinput - and now I cannot login in Plasma 5; when I try to type my password, nothing happens. Reason for removing xf86-input-libinput:: I ...
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Force certain programs to work on all Desktops AND Activities

Config: I'm running Kubuntu 21.04 with KDE Plasma 5.21.4 on a Dell Precision 5750. I use a combination of Desktops and Activities to compartmentalize my work. Loving it. Problem One minor question. ...
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Switch user button on KDE Plasma

I would like to ask where I can find the switch user button? I use Fedora 34 (with Plasma) 5.21 Thanks for reply!
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Increase Firefox tabs in Plasma 5 on high DPI laptop with small screen

In order to increase size I have used larger fonts (beside some other settings like toolbar icons size in Dolphin) and a global scale of 112%. This is how my panel looks for me to be comfortable with ...
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