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Running GUI solution on top of ANY display manager login/lock screen on Ubuntu 18.04

I'm back with follow up question to the same topic I created last week. Short background story I started creating PAM python 2FA RFID authorization solution, that would work on SDDM login/lock screen, ...
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KDE: how to get rid of IBus sys tray icon and keep Zoom

This is a variant of this question. But the provided answers either don't seem to work or would entail not being able to have Zoom (cf below). Situation: I run Kubuntu with KDE Plasma 5 Zoom requires ...
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How do I change my $EDITOR variable if it refuses to change?

I'm running Manjaro Linux in the KDE Plasma desktop environment. I'd like to be able to use the classic C-X C-E command to run Vim from a terminal emulator running Bash on the GUI desktop. However, ...
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Why is a find process getting started by checksecurity in Debian and how to disable it if it's not useful?

With sudo lsof | grep mounted-drive-name I found that a find process is running on one of my hard drives which I'd like to spare. With KDE's system monitor it shows me that it was started by anacron-&...
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How do I set priority of which application opens a url schema (rdp://) in kde?

I have several applications installed that handles url schema rdp:// (for example, rdp://myadmin@1.2.3.4). These applications are Krdc and Remmina. I want such links to be opened in krdc, but they are ...
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How can I add a custom resolution to be always available for only a specific monitor using Intel's driver on xorg

I have a super-ultrawide (32:9) monitor from Samsung (G9 Odyssey) and it works fine under windows (with a nvidia gpu), however my work laptop (with hdmi 2) which CAN (sometimes) see the full ...
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Difference between gstreamer1.0-plugins-good and libgstreamer-plugins-good1.0-0?

I'm running KDE Neon and trying to troubleshoot video playback in Libreoffice. Since multimedia playback in libreoffice relies on gstreamer framework. When I went to install all gstreamer plugins to ...
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KDE/xorg: How to prevent windows from being only almost fullscreen?

The Problem: Strangely enough, I've had this problem on every operating system I've used, including Windows. Sometimes windows open not-quite-fullscreen. I don't know why they do that, I certainly ...
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How to set color scheme (text highlight) in KDevelop 5.6+

I used to have a color scheme for my KDE applications (previously used in KDevelop 5.3, KWrite and Kate). It is saved as *.katescheme . . But after upgrading to 5.6, it does not seems to have this ...
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KDE Plasma Alt + Shift to switch keyboard layout

The shortcut option in the KDE options menu doesn't seem to accept 2-key hotkeys or something. How can I do this?
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Setting CAPS_LOCK + arrows to Home, PgUp, PgDown, End in xkb

I'm trying to set some CapsLock + arrows keybindings in xkb Using ArchLinux, KDE, Xorg What I'm trying to achieve (wishful thinking) Ultimately, the perfect solution would be No modifier CapsLock as ...
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Numeric functions are not working for the applications I use but it works for the system

I'm a game developer, the framework I'm using has extra functions like showing information of an object on the screen, like a tree view, clicking CTRL-F1 opens this container that shows such ...
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Disable kactivitymanagerd

For context, I don't like my desktop environment tracking my file and app usage history. To that end, I always fully disable this behavior using the relevant system settings. However, it seems that ...
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How to lock a Linux/Debian/KDE system to one program (a password-protected kiosk mode for Kodi)?

I'd like to lock my Debian10/KDE system to one program and prevent any interaction of a user with anything beyond the always-on-top fullscreen program, making it impossible to shut down, to minimize, ...
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Icon theme not applying to task switcher [KDE]

I installed a custom theme [Candy icons] and it does not get applied to my task switcher(alt-tab), Some inbuilt apps like konsole does show the custom icons, but not for other applications like google ...
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KDE system unexpectedly halts and reboots

I'm having issues trying to understand why my system randomly halts or reboots. Here are the specs of my system, retrieved using neofetch: .-/+oossssoo+/-. `:+ssssssssssssssssss+:` ...
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KDE Connect won't start because it “could not store private key file: ~/.config/kdeconnect/privateKey.pem”

Some time ago, KDE Connect decided to stop working. Apparently, it was because "it couldn't store a private key file in ~/.config/kdeconnect/privateKey.pem". I don't think I've been doing ...
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Switch WM and compositor

I have a weird situation. I have kde plasma installed on my arch installation. I installed picom and awesomewm and would like to make the switch. But I am unable to find any existing resources to do ...
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Konsole does not have permission to save this profile to /home/aravindakrishnan/.local/share/konsole/Profile 2.profile

I'm using KDE Neon on Debian. When I'm trying to change my profile It says Konsole does not have permission to save this profile to /home/username/.local/share/Konsole/Profile 2.profile: ls -l /home/...
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wmctrl-like tool or alternative for kde wayland

A big part of my workflow is based on using shortcuts. Currently I use xbindkeys and wmctrl to run-or-raise an application. E.g: Super+F brings up firefox or run it if not running. Autokey works fine ...
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Why does this KDE keyboard shortcut command not work?

After some digging, I managed to find that to get the name of the user's preferred terminal emulator, as set in the 'Default Applications' section of KDE5's settings, one can run this command: ...
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Where can I find pre-installed widgets

I am trying to find my pre-installed widgets in debian 10 kde plasma, but I cannot find them. Is there a way to locate their installed path or if anyone know where are they located?
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Arch Linux feeling sluggish

I like Linux because of the speed, but I feel like it's sluggish on the KDE plasma. It takes about 1-2 seconds when "Alt+F2"'ing. So I would just love to verify that KDE plasma is doing all ...
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KDE Plasma's widgets look comically large when using two screens

So, if I boot with only one screen or use cinnamon or another desktop environment, everything looks nice, but if i boot with two screens, it looks like this: Notice how everything looks normal in the ...
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How do I implement `fprintd` into login in Kubuntu?

I have set up fprintd and added a fingerprint profile, but now I am stuck: how do I get this to let me log in? I have added auth sufficient pam_unix.so try_first_pass likeauth nullok auth sufficient ...
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Kde connect error

Kde-connect paired to my phone but cannot run that software in my desktop. crashing when trying to open it and this is the error i got from command line. :~# kdeconnect-app QQmlApplicationEngine ...
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Tagging in manjaro KDE is not working

I am using Manjaro Linux KDE ornara 21.0.6. I am facing a problem with the tags in manjaro, the tags are not appearing in Dolphin: But when I click with the right button to access the options menu ...
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How to configure default DISPLAY variable on gdm for x11vnc to work (changed in CentOS 8 from CentOS 7)

Problem: GDM/KDE is defaulting to use DISPLAY :1 instead of DISPLAY :0 in CentOS 8, and I want it to use DISPLAY :0 like in CentOS 7. This is affecting x11vnc and causing more of a headache to VNC ...
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How can I determine if an obscure tablet will run KDE Plasma / Pinephone?

As a little essential background, I have an old NuVision tablet, almost exclusively sold by Staples, with Android 5 on it. It's specifically a TM101A530L from NuVision, and while I'm quite certain ...
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In KDE, how to get the Application Menu (File, Edit…) back on top of each window?

My File, Edit... Menus are gone from the Dolphin file manager. For the life of me I cant figure out how to get it back. Thank you.
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Starting X Without Display Manger

I installed Arch with KDE plasma. I want to start KDE without display manager and configured files by instructions from Arch wiki https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/KDE#From_the_console .But after ...
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Installed Ibus-avro, open-keyboard, ibus-daemon is running background but unable to type in Bengali in MX Linux KDE

So for stability issues, I had to switch back to MX Linux, in its KDE version, since I am a KDE lover. But this time, something very unusual happened. I installed ibus-avro properly, added that in ...
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Long press to capitalize

The ergodox-ez keyboard have a nice feature that they describe as follows: Dual-function Keys Tap your Z key, and it sends the letter Z as expected. Press and hold it down... and it becomes Alt. That ...
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How to make KDEsu take root password instead of user password

I have just installed Devuan with KDE, and I have been unable to change certain settings graphically. I do have a root user enabled, and for certain tasks, KDE will ask for my root password, which ...
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How to add a command-line argument for mime-type default applications in KDE?

I want to register a software (XCrysDen) to a number of file type as the default application (that opens when I click the file). The thing is, the software needs a specific command-line option for ...
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FATAL: Module btusb not found

I have never been able to get bluetooth working. FATAL: Module btusb not found I think I don't have the bluetooth driver "btusb"... Can someone please advise me on how to install btusb, ...
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Trick a window that it has focus in kde

Is it possible to make a window believe that it has a focus while it has not? My use case description: I am playing a game named Detroit Become Human. I am playing with gamepad. The game is actually ...
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Is window shading unavailable in Wayland (KDE)?

I just updated to Fedora 34 from 33, and now we have Wayland instead of X. But suddenly I can no longer shade my windows. If I right click on a title bar and go to "More Actions", I can ...
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Pop!OS update failed, uninstalling KDE and other apps

I'm running Pop! OS 20.10 and use KDE which I installed along with the default Gnome. Yesterday, I had some Operating System Updates, but the updates failed with the following error Failed to update ...
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.desktop file KDE Service menu - how to copy many files

I have a servicemenuitem for KDE which copies the selected file to the desktop. It works when one file is selected on the desktop, but when multiple files are selected, they are not copied. The -exec ...
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kde top bar horizontal padding

After a fresh install of fedora kde i have set some widget into my top bar. Everyting is ok but after a reboot i have some horizontal padding, how can I configure them? The picture show the padding ...
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Cosmetic Glitches in Okular in Fedora 33 KDE

Okular shows "No Text" in place of "File" and other menu items in the top menu bar. See screenshot. I've tried removing and reinstalling the program to no success. What's causing ...
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why is my kwallet and gnome keyring empty even though chromium passwords are encrypted?

I have --password-store=kwallet5 in my chromium-flags.conf and this is supposed to make chromium use kwallet to store the password encryption keys. But when I check kwallet manager, chromium keys (0) ...
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Is installing KDE on my Fedora 34 installation going to ruin anything?

This might seem like a stupid question, but when installing pantheon on my Linux Mint(Cinnamon) installation a few months back, and it exported some environment variables( I was a noob back then and ...
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Dolphin error opening folder as root. Linux mint 18.3 KDE

After first "Open as root" I've got error: The process for the file protocol died unexpectedly.
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How can I troubleshoot KRFB crashing on start?

I'm using Debian Linux (Debian GNU/Linux 10 \n \l, according to /etc/issue) and KDE 5.14.5 (64 bit) and KRFB 5.0. Last week I set up KRFB and was using it to connect to this Debian system from my iMac....
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Support for non-english fonts in arch linux

I'm having a bit of trouble setting the font for non-english text (arabic to be specific), i tried creating a file named 98-user.conf and copying it in /etc/fonts/conf.d/98-user.conf, the output of : ...
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One of my monitors is missing its wallpaper and desktop files

I've had this issue on and off for a few months, it only happens sometimes. I have 2 monitors, and occasionally my primary monitor will be missing its background and all its desktop entries. This ...
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Two strange documents icons on KDE CentOS toolbar. With a “java” label on them, but no java process visible. What are they?

Under my KDE 4.14 CentOS session I have strange document icons with a tooltip "java" when I come over them. But I see no java process liked to them with a ps -aux command. What are they ?
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Creating a new user in Fedora Linux

I'm using Fedora Linux with KDE environment, I would like to create a new user with Gnome environment. is that possible?

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