KDE is a cross-platform desktop environment and software compilation, commonly used on Linux.

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KMix shows non-functional sound card as default, no apparent way to change it

How do I change KMix's default sound card? I have "prefered" the correct one in Phonon (KDE's sound and video card configuration tool), I have selected it as the Master channel in KMix, what else can ...
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Wrong keyboard when remote desktopping from windows to linux

I installed xrdp on my Linux FC 17 KDE server, so that I can use mstsc from Windows to connect to it. All works really well, except that I have a Swiss keyboard, and when I type say a Z, I get a Y on ...
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Cannot save changed profile in Netbeans

I am tring to chang fonts and colors in Netbeans by tools > options > fonts & colors When I close netbeans, all changed fonts and colors would be deleted and restarting netbeans will be same as ...
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KDE - Attach window as tab by default

I have a 'console' windows that shows the logs of one of my applications, and I really would like to have it always attached to my main window when it starts up. Is there a way to do this? Latest ...
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startx error: no desktop manager

I have Backtrack 5R2 KDE. The error resulted from a hard-reset (hard-reboot). After that, I cannot load the KDE manager when I enter the startx command after logging in. Whenever I do a startx ...
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Run program on kde logout

I have created a backup script and I want to run it in a terminal window (to view the progress) when I logout from kde. I used the autostart feature and that works but I'm unable to show a terminal ...
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KDE's akonadi sets mysql root password to a non-empty value and I can't find it

I recently set up an openSUSE 12.2 vm and I chose KDE as the desktop. KDE (4.3) happens to come with an application called 'akonadi' which happens to use mysql. The result is that mysql seems to come ...
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Keyboard setup in a KVM configuration

I'm using a Fedora 16 notebook and a Windows 7 desktop at work. The notebook stays turned on and closed under the desk and I use the desktop's display and keyboard. To switch between desktop and ...
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How to change all associations in kde

Gimp associated instead of Okular and gwienview to all mine graphical files and pdfs. There are so many options to change in file associations. Is there a way to do it quicker and better? In gnome I ...
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Opening links in KDE: Broken Thunderbird or broken everything else

On Kubuntu 11.10, when I set the KDE default browser to /usr/bin/firefox then clicking links in Thunderbird opens them in a new Firefox window instead of the already-open Firefox window. However, when ...
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KDE customise session lock dialog

I have Kubuntu/KDE4. On some Linuxes, when the session is locked, the unlocking dialog shows a clock, or perhaps some other widgets. Not mine, it's just a password entry with Unlock/Cancel/Switch ...
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archlinux running gnome

I am new here, don't know if I can even turn to help here about this subject but I just installed archlinux on my laptop and installed gdm on it, I was wondering a couple of things. on boot my gdm ...
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How to use cepstral swift for tts instead jovie in kde L?

So I'm running KDE settings, in kttsmgr. I go add Talker, and try to add a swift talker: /opt/swift/bin/swift -p "speech/rate=180" %t -o %w ..per the instructions here, which I suspect are out of ...
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openSUSE doesn't show some unicode characters

I installed openSUSE 12.1 yesterday and it doesn't show some unicode characters, like Kannada characters. I'm using KDE. What do?
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how to allow netcat-like connection to graphical interface (KDE, GNOME)

I'd like to use my linux server KDE remotely. Is there anyway to do this? It seems that KDM is running as a TCP service, but I am unsure whether I can use this to connect remotely to graphic ...
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Can't set pulse audio as KDE default

I am running Arch Linux and KDE4. I installed the pulseaudio deamon on a remote machine with an external soundcard. From the local machine's terminal I can stream audio to that machine without any ...
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Brightness doesn't change. But, sleeping the computer and coming back, works

I can't change my brightness on my laptop and I would like a help to solve this problem. Using kcmshell4 kgamma I can change the constrast. But using xbacklight nothing happens. If I put ...
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Ubuntu w/ KDE - Using Tahoma or Segoe UI in Firefox makes text disappear

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and hated the new Gnome, so I installed KDE 4.8. The default Firefox fonts are disgusting, so I tried changing them to the Windows ones. I copied the Tahoma and ...
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Switch package manager in computer tab in kmenu?

Note: I use a localized version, so I need to guess the english names of items I describe. I could guess wrong, but I hope I made my question clear enough. Kubuntu 12.04 comes with muon as UI for ...
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How to change tiling layout in KDE 4.7

I am using KDE 4.7.4 and enabled tiling. Is there a way to see the current tiling layout and to change the tiling layout for a specific desktop, similar to what you would do in the Awesome window ...
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Can't get my monitor setup to stick with PCLinux OS

I'm using PCLinuxOS, which uses the KDE windows manager. I have to reconfigure my dual monitors every time I restart my system. I used the configuration utility to change the enable the second monitor ...
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Konsole font truncation - only with consolas

When I use Consolas (of any size) as my terminal font, any pixels which hang below the line (such as the tail of a y) get truncated. Look at the second line in the screenshot below. Notice that the ...
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Autostart on USB-Stick connect - Kubuntu

I am currently using a portable version of Keepass on my USB Stick. Now I am searching for a way to automatically start that when I connect my USB Stick to my machine. The Stick already gets ...
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Application switcher for KDE

I'm searching for application switcher for KDE - something that allows me to type in partial name of window (title). Is there anything like that? For windows there is nice utility - Switcher.
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KDE shared desktop is graphically slanted

Connecting from a Fedora 15 machine to a Fedora 15 machine, both running KDE, the remote machine running krfb and running krdc on the local machine, I connect to the remote machine over an ssh tunnel ...
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font anti-aliasing not working as expected

it seems that my linux has problems with anti-aliasing fonts. As you can see in the picture the labels of the menu items are slightly pixelated. . On another system with exactly the same font ...
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How can I achieve the opposite of kde-open?

Is there any way to achieve the opposite of what kde-open does in KDE? I mean, I want to be able to open files using emacs inside the terminal, instead of using the X version of emacs. I already run ...
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In KDE, stop virtual desktop changing when I click on the desktop

I'm new to KDE and am running KDE 4.7.1 on top of Arch Linux. It's fantastic however I have one problem - virtual desktops. Yeah I know there are those "activities" things which people say replace ...
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Can't start any kde program - hang at connect(AF_FILE, “/tmp/fam-username-”)

In my kde 3.5 session I can't start any kde application (kate, kmail, kwrite, ...). I click on it but it will not start. If I'll run strace kwrite from console; the very last line will be ...
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How to stop “distribution upgrade available” messages with KPackagetKit/Fedora

Is there any way to disable the "distribution upgrade available" messages in KPackageKit without disabling all update notices? I'm using Fedora 13 at the moment, matching a server install, and don't ...
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Problem running KDE in ArchLinux: “x” respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes

I am looking into Arch-Linux so I created a VMWare install of it. Unfortunately, I can't seem to be getting KDE to run. It claims that KDE is starting at boot, but it is followed by "x" respawning too ...
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OpenSuse/KDE auto Move To/Copy To?

I'm on a fresh install of OpenSuse and this is also my first contact with KDE. I find it odd that by default, everytime I try and drag and drop a file or folder, I get asked if I want to Move them to ...
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CentOS: Changing desktop environment from Gnome to KDE

I have installed my CentOS machine with the GNOME desktop environment. I would like to change it to KDE. I am already in the process of downloading and installing KDE packages, will that conflict with ...
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KDE global shortcuts stopped working. KDED trouble?

I'm running the latest KDE4 and have gotten used to my Yakuake dropdown console. The problem is that the global shortcuts in KDE stopped working, which basically makes my whole environment unusable ...
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Gnome can do multi-monitors, KDE can't

I have both Gnome and KDE installed on my system. In Gnome I am able to split my desktop across my two monitors. When I go into KDE the monitors are cloned, and when I try to go into the multi-monitor ...
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Can't get samba to see other PCs in Kubuntu 10.04 (Lucid)

I'm new to networking. I'm trying to share a folder between to computers (both have kubuntu 10.04 installed). I'm able to share a folder with samba and can see that folder through samba on the same ...
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Interpreting the version details for KDE

If I do a kded -version on a terminal, this is what I get: Qt: 3.3.8b KDE: 3.5.10-21.fc12 Fedora KDE Daemon: $Id: kded.cpp 711061 2007-09-11 09:42:51Z tpatzig $ What does all this info ...
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Message signing/encryption with Thunderbird and Kleopatra

How do I make Thunderbird use my certificates stored in Kleopatra (KDE)? When I try to import certificates it says it's looking for PKCS12 files, but I can't find any. I'm not sure where Kleopatra ...
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How to tell KDE to store command line options on session save?

I use Emacs in daemon mode under KDE, that is, I have emacs --daemon running. Everything works fine. If I tell KDE to save session on logout, and restore that saved session on next login, it forgets ...
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Kubuntu KDE Language Mixup

I installed Kubuntu 9.04 with Dutch as the language setting. However, when I first started, everything was actually in English. In the system settings -> region and language I set the system language ...
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How can I cause Fedora Linux to show me the GUI login screen?

When I boot Fedora 19, the GUI does not start. I can start it manually, with startx, but this does not unlock my keyring, which is annoying. This problem started when I tried to move from GNOME to ...
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Running KDE as root

KDE panels look strange with black colors when I login using root account. Is it possible to make KDE look normal? I am using root account because I spend most of the time performing administration ...
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How to make the mouse slower in KDE 4?

I have bought one of the new Logitech wireless mice for my laptop, but it seems too "fast" - a small movement results in massive movement on the screen, its much faster than the old corded mouse I am ...
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Kopete to work with GTalk

How can I get Kopete to connect to gtalk? I entered my username as blah@gmail.com and the gmail password but it stays offline.
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KDE Konsole reacts on mouse clicks in a strange way

From time to time my KDE Konsole goes crazy, every time I click in it with the mouse it print out garbage characters :) It's not really annoying, I just close it, but I'm curious why this happens.
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KDE keyboard shortcut to show taskbar

In case of hiding KDE taskbar by default, how to show taskbar by keyboard shortcut, not by mouse hovering over the bottom of the screen. I seem can't find the keyboard shortcut to show taskbar in the ...
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KDE 4.7.2 - Change order of open windows in task manager?

I am using KDE 4.7.2 at the moment. I'm used to move the windows in the task manager by drag and drop. In earlier KDE versions this worked. But somehow it won't work now and I didn't find a solotion ...
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Can't map XF86AudioRaiseVolume key in QJoyPad

I wanted to map my PSone gamepad to do some basic KDE/keyboard/mouse functions and everything works well except one thing. I use logitech ultra-x keyboard which has a few multimedia buttons (play, ...
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Increasing keyboard repeat rate in KDE

How can you increase the rate of the keys you are allowed to type in Ubuntu's KDE?
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Are there any metrics on how much more resource-intensive KDE is versus Gnome?

I've just started looking at KDE and it's obviously a much slicker interface to Ubuntu than Gnome. Any information available on how much additional hardware resources it takes to generate all that ...