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Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init exit

I have a PC Desktop and Laptop I burned a fedora kde plasma on a USB I booted that on PC and Got kernel panic I tried on Laptop and worked fine and I could install fedora no problems and I am still ...
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Some websites not loading - Arch Linux

So yesterday I installed Arch Linux with KDE on an old computer and also in a virtual machine (VirtualBox). Both installations seem to work fine and I can use them regularly. But there was one issue (...
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Using Ctrl+Meta+n to switch to the next virtual terminal?

I am using KDE and there are virtual desktops and activities, but I want to use multiple users instead, that is why I need to switch to the next virtual terminal, I assume that I should use loadkeys ...
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How do I run a sudo command from kde shortcuts command?

In KDE setting you can assign a shortcut to execute your arbitrary command. To assign a command to shortcut in KDE, you can do the following. In System Settings -> Shortcuts -> Custom Shortcuts, ...
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While installing Debian KDE on i386 computer, Locks me out unexpectedly

I have a Toshiba Satellite M105 currently installing Debian KDE 11 and after around 5 mins, locks me out unexpectedly and the password to get back in is unknown. Help? I have not touched any settings ...
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KDE GUI fails to start

I uninstalled and installed several Python libraries and folders, because it was giving me issues when running a file. However, when I restarted my pc, an error appeared "The current theme cannot ...
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Implication of deleting an /etc/crypttab entry

On Arch Linux, I setup an encrypted partition on an LVM volume using KDE Partition Manager. I lost the password to that partition and I deleted the partion using KDE. Thereafter the boot process ...
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My KDE menu bar disappeared

My KDE menu bar was fine. Then I connected an external display to my laptop, and everything was still fine, with the bar moved to the bigger display. Then, after disconnecting the external display, I ...
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Double-click JavaScript files in KDE Dolphin and open in editor instead of trying to execute

I've been searching for an embarassingly long time without finding a solution for this. Having to right-click files all day would be an exceedingly miserable experience. Is there any way to fix this? ...
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How to show a table of content (TOC) for a text document in KDE's Kate?

Is it possible to show a Table of Content (TOC) in Kate for text documents such as txt files or files without filetype? Maybe it's possible with some setting that I haven't found or with some plugin (...
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Remove an icon from KDE Icons-only Task Manager

KDE added a KMines icon to my (or should I say, our) Icons-only Task Manager in my panel. I'd like to remove said icon but I cannot see (my fault? probably) any way to do so, hence I googled and I've ...
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Bind mouse click on key including mouseclick hold function

For health reasons, i mapped the mouse buttons on keys on keypad. This helps me, but I have solved the bindings via xdotool in KDE Custom shortcuts. With e.g. xdotool click 1 you can simulate simple ...
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SSH_AUTH_SOCK set to wrong value after login but there is nothing that sets it explicitly

I am using KDE on Arch Linux and I am trying to run gpg-agent in ssh-agent emulation mode as described here. I created env file ~/.config/environment.d/80_gpg_agent.conf for systemd-environmentd-...
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How to share a folder in KDE Dolphin?

I want to be able to share a folder in Dolphin. Right click on a folder, then go to Share tab. Unfortunately I see a message there: "You appear to not have sufficient permissions to manage Samba ...
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How to programmatically set Font DPI?

In the kde plasma settings page there's the Font DPI settings (Appearance > Global Theme >Fonts > Force Font DPI). Occasionally this is reset, and I must open the GUI to reset it to the ...
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KDE daemon asks for disk password on every login

I installed Manjaro KDE edition a couple days ago. I opened Dolphin and in the Devices section I accessed a Windows drive from which I copied some files. The drive is protected by Bitlocker. Now ...
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How do I set the correct screen resolution/scaling in fedora 35 kde like in windows 10?

I am very new to the Linux world and I am using fedora as my operating system. When I was in windows, the screen resolution and scaling was perfect. But now everything looks so small. I tried changing ...
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My cursor movement is laggy and stutters

My cursor movement is very laggy and stutters a lot. OS: Fedora Linux 35 (KDE Plasma) x86_64 Kernel: 5.14.10-300.fc35.x86_64 Resolution: 1366x768 DE: Plasma 5.24.4 CPU: Intel i5-7300HQ (4) @ 3....
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KDE: Lock screen: Password box is only displayed after clicking mouse

When locking the screen KDE shows a nice lock screen image. But it only shows a password box after pressing a mouse button. I can also press TAB to make the box appear. If I then press TABTAB the ...
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KDE Application Launcher hidden settings

Recently, I installed Kubuntu in a virtual machine, and noticed that the application launcher is different from the application launcher in my normal Arch/KDE install. Mainly, no option to pin it, and ...
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Themes having different colors

There is a theme I really like on KDE. But I want to have everything minimal and I am currently on Xfce4 with bspwm. I have 2 PCs and both are installed Xfce4. On the system that was previously ...
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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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Problem with shortcuts in KDE

I'm facing something weird since yesterday after I manipulated some shortcuts in Manjaro custom shortcuts. Now when I use Ctrl + LeftArrow in Firefox, it navigates me to previous active tab in ...
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in my external monitor with max resolution everything looks big and ugly, how can I fix this?

when I connect my external monitor everything looks so big, the code font in my editor inside my laptop has a small and pretty font but when I move to the external monitor is like a zoom instead of ...
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Conditionally prevent/allow booting into GUI

First, a background: I'm using KDE Neon (Ubuntu derivative), and I use ZFS on /home. Usually it just goes swimmingly seamless, no problem. Occasionally, though (especially after a massive update due ...
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Cannot get widget to display the stylized workspaces

I am using Artix Linux (Arch derived), and in the KDE application bar I cannot get that widget that allows to have an overview of all the workspaces. Please, see the image for an example of what I ...
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Finding the process launching keyring prompt

Couple of days ago my machine (Manjaro, KDE) started launching keyring prompts. I'm obviously worried and want to find a culprit, but not sure how can I do that. In addition to lacking knowledge of ...
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xsession for own built KDE

What I'm trying to do : I'm trying to build my own full KDE from source and run it as my regular user, without changing the one from the system. The problem : I can't seem to run the software I built ...
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How to assign dot symbol for the numpad del key in the KDE (X11) permanently?

I use the KDE Plasma with X11 on my laptop. And I set up two keyboard layouts in the KDE settings: US English and Russian. I'd like to assign the dot symbol for the numpad Del key. I found the ...
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How can I auto mount an SMB share on KDE + Arch Linux? (re: kio-fuse?)

I'm using a Steam Deck which runs Arch Linux and KDE Plasma. It has a read-only filesystem (for system files) but does include kio-fuse (5.0.1). What's the best practice to automatically mount an SMB ...
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Fingerprint enroll-data-full KDE Plasma 5.24 thinkpad p1 gen 4

I've upgraded to KDE Plasma 5.24 and I have installed frpintd successfully. It even shows up under Users as GUI. Yet as I start setting up the finger print... the result is this Enroll-data-full . ...
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Where to configure Primary Selection (highlight then paste by middle-click)?

FYI I am using KDE Plasma 5 on Gentoo. But I think this is distro independent. I think this is an X11 thing. When I highlight the text in most of the applications (including Konsole, Firefox, Dolphin, ...
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KDE display not working on NixOS - Thinkpad P15 Gen 2, NVIDIA RTX A4000

I'm trying to install NixOS on a new Thinkpad P15 Gen 2, and I can't get the desktop environment to show anything on my screen. Anytime I turn it on or reboot, the screen stays black until I ctrl+alt+...
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KDE lock autorotate like on smartphone

I have a convertible with Arch and KDE wayland. Automatic screen rotation in tablet mode works perfectly after installing iio-sensor-proxy-git. What I am looking for is a solution to lock the screen ...
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Left Windows/Meta key suddenly stopped working

Out of nowhere, the left Windows/Meta key on my Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 just stopped working on my Manjaro KDE Plasma system. The right one still works fine, opening the application launcher as it should....
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Where are special directories in KDE defined, and where are the docs?

In the .config/plasma-org.kde.plasma.desktop-appletsrc file for the pinned taskbar launchers, the entries are prefixed with application: or file:// and also desktop:. The keyword defined directories ...
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In KDE, can one use 'Save session' to restore, upon reboot, an application that runs under Wine?

I am using Kubuntu 20.04. When I manually save the session (KDE Menu -> Leave -> Save session), some applications are restored upon reboot, and some aren't. For example, PDF-XChange Editor, ...
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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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Start chrome on boot with previous tabs

I am used to firefox opening up the old tabs upon reboot/log in. The best I can do is auto start chrome and then press Ctrl+Shift+T to get the tabs back. I want to know if chrome has a way to set it ...
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KDE is not running script at start

I created a .sh file to mount my drives via rclone. The script has a shebang, correct permissions and works in terminal when I execute it directly. Yet even if I add it to the autostart, login scripts ...
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Use single key for keyboard shortcut but retain its letter with modifier key in KDE

I'd like to specifiy the "^"-key (above the Tab key) as the shortcut for opening Yakuake in KDE. But I would like to still get the "^"-letter by pressing "AltGr-^". I can ...
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Scaling up UI-Size of only one Monitor in a Multi-Monitor setup with KDE

so my problem is the following: I have two screens connected to my PC, one Full HD Monitor (on HDMI-0) and one 4k Monitor (on DP-0, both are connected directly to my GPU), i'd like to use the 4k ...
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Firefox starts most websites in dark mode

I have my system (KDE) configured in dark mode as I like these themes, but I don't know why, firefox opens most websites in dark mode (I don't even know how the website knows that I am using a system-...
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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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How to change KDE taskbar position?

I would like to change the position of the KDE taskbar to be at the top of the screen. How would I do that?
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Changing The Location Of Titlebar In KDE Plasma

I want to change the location of the title bar in Manjaro Linux. Normally in every os title bar is located on the top of the application window. Is there any way to customize the location of the title ...
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How to let KDE on Debian show emojis?

I am using KDE on Debian (both stable/Bullseye and testing/Bookworm). Emojis are not displayed in the terminal, not in window titles and not in system notifications. One way to reproduce the problem ...
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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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My built-in laptop's speaker is always unavailable and my headphones are always plugged in

After the newest KDE Neon update (5.24.1) (IDK it has something to do with the update) my built-in laptop's speaker is always unavailable, and it says that my headphones jack are always plugged in, ...
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Cant get to SDDM login screen, startx works - KDE on Ubuntu server

A similar question was asked, but did not solve if startx is working: Sddm is not starting but in theory everything is working! echo 'exec /usr/bin/startplasma-x11' > ~/.xinitrc worked to make ...
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