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

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kdm: X server for display :0 cannot be started, session disabled

I just installed KDE following instructions ->1 , added proc stuff in /etc/fstab added kdm4_enable="YES" to /etc/rc.conf then rebooted. Anyway when I start FreeBSD, I obtain message: kdm: ...
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How to access KDE's camera:/ from terminal?

KDE's device notifier detects my GoPro Hero camera correctly and allows me to access its contents in dolphin through the URI camera:/ Is there a way to access the camera also from the command line? ...
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How do I install KDE in my Debian installation?

How do I install KDE in my Debian installation? I have a Debian Squeeze 6.0.7, which was installed from a DVD. I would like to install kde-full package into it. How do I install KDE in my current ...
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Save session using shell command in KDE

I can save my KDE session using the KDE start menu. But how could I achieve to save my session by shell command ?
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kwalletmanager on startup does not supply my password to the kde open encrypted partition dialog

On startup KDE asks me to supply the password to my encrypted partition and simultaneously opens kwalletmanager to ask me for my master password. If I input the master password kwalletmanager closes, ...
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Stop Monitor Wake-Up Events Using KDE Plasma 5

I'm using Arch Linux with KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment. Unfortunately, I've been having this odd issue with my monitors waking up after going into screen energy saving. I haven't figured out all ...
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How to Compile and Install Remmina From GIT Repository for Ubuntu (KDE)?

Gentlemen, I would like to compile a version of Remmina directly from the GIT repository, because I need to apply a patch to fix a problem. With the command sequence below I can compile it and ...
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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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Change color depth in KDE?

So I was running a game trough wine and it changed my resolution and color depth. Was easy to get the resolution back to normal but can't find any way to change the color depth back. How do I do it ...
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How can I set 24 hour time in KDE5

It seems the new way to set your preferred date format is by country and language. I've never thought about this method but I guess it encourages people to be more multicultural, researching how ...
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Install LXDE desktop environment as default instead of KDE

I've installed Debian with KDE desktop environment by default. However, I want to change desktop environment to LXDE and remove whole KDE, with all components and software. Is there any safely way to ...
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How can I have kde/kwin slide the desktop background together with the windows when switching desktops (while using the slide effect for switching)?

How can I have kde/kwin slide the desktop background together with the windows when switching desktops (while using the slide effect for switching)? At the moment, it only slides the windows while ...
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Setterm blink issue

I'm using Debian with KDE version 4.14.2 and I'm trying to make Terminal cursor to blink, like in Ubuntu. Using setterm --blink on makes username and hostname to blink until next command, but nothing ...
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QT Creator: no valid kits found

Would you be so kind to help me in trying to add a valid kit to QT Creator? These are the screenshots of kits available options. Fedora 22 KDE Spin
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Issues changing default terminal in Debian

I've installed gnome-terminal on my Debian PC which is running KDE on top of it. I've tried to replace default terminal emulator using "default applications" and sudo update-alternatives –config ...
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Make Qt4 apps use the KDE5 color scheme?

I recently switched to Fedora 22 and with that to KDE5. There i am using the Solarized light color scheme. I have also enabled “apply colors to non-QT applications”. On the left is the KDE 5 system ...
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Debian Linux Desktop Environment breaking

I have recently started using Debian Linux as part of my project regarding Cubieboard PCs (Basically, a Raspberry Pi clone, identical hardware). One Cubie board has a Cubian X distro up, another ...
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KDE plasma 5: no taskbar and can't right click desktop

No idea how this happened. plasmashell was crashing after consuming 6gb memory and I'd tried removing ~/.cache. Shortly after all plasmashell would do is start my desktop background with a wallpaper ...
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Lock screen after > 99 minutes in KDE Plasma 5

I'm using Kubuntu 15.04 and the plasma 5 sytem settings GUI has a very annoying (presumably artificial) upper limit of locking the screen after 99 minutes. Is there some alternative way to set this ...
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Can't open folders in Fedora KDE Plasma 5

I installed Fedora a few months ago, I've been using Gnome with it and wanted to use KDE Plasma 5, I tried it live first by downloading the custom Fedora ISO which contains KDE instead of Gnome. I ...
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Mimetype not known on KDE (open-xdg, kde-open)

My system Archlinux with KDE, all upgrades done. I have libreoffice installed. The problem Every time I open a file from the terminal (for ex: open-xdg mypdf.pdf) I have a buch of warnings (see ...
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Change Plasma 5 Digital Clock to 24 Format

I recently made the update to Plasma 5 from Plasma 4 and while the transition has been mostly smooth, there is one thing that is bugging the heck out of me: the digital clock. This seems like a ...
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KDE/PLASMA splash screen customization

I would like to change my splash screen image in KDE/PLASMA. I have made a custom theme, and changed the pic locate in ...
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Graphical artifacts in KDE 5 on Intel GMA4500MHD

A fresh installation of Arch Linux is showing weird graphical artifacts. This screenshot, taken with KSnapshot, matches what you would see on the screen: The artifacts show up in almost every ...
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Can I use an alternate desktop program on Windows 8?

Microsoft makes a point of stating that the Windows 8 Desktop is simply a normal application, unlike previous editions where it seemed to be welded to the OS. So, is there a reasonable way in which I ...
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Missing part of the RAM after I installed new Fedora?

I have installed new version of Fedora (22) after I had some problems with hard disk. However, I can only see 3GB of RAM now. But actually I have 8GB. What can be a problem and how I can resolve it. ...
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Reset KDE System Monitor (KSysGuard)

Something went wrong while I was attempting to restore a backup, and KDE System Guard ceased to display properly. This is the correct display (command running from root: kdesudo ksysguard): This is ...
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How to delay a system sound in Debian KDE?

Is there a way to delay playing a system sound for a predetermined interval? I'm running Debian Wheezy with KDE. System sounds are currently configured to use the KDE sound system. As an example, ...
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System sound distorted by Firefox

If my computer plays a system sound while Firefox is loading, or while it has an open tab containing content with sound, the system sound file is terribly distorted; raspy and buzzy like it is playing ...
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I'm trying to map Ctrl+Shift+v to klipper open at cursor but it's not working

I'm running kde and I have tried mapping Ctrl+shift+v (via system settings) to klipper's Open Klipper at Mouse Position but it's not working. To confuse matters more other Ctrl+shift combinations ...
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Prevent KDE from swapping

I've realized that my laptop was overheating as a result of lots of I/O, so I searched for the programs who used swap, and I found the following: $ pgrep kwin 13387 $ pgrep plasma-desktop 13424 $ cat ...
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Is it possible to configure Kde 4 to resize windows to half desktop size when moved to the side of the screen?

In Windows 7 You can drag a window to the edge of the screen (the mouse pointer must touch the edge), windows offers you to resize the window to exactly half of the screen size. This is actually very ...
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How can the Menu keyboard key be used in keyboard shortcuts with KWin?

I am using KDE Plasma 4 and its window manager, KWin, is the only one I have encountered that doesn't seem to support using the Menu keyboard key in shortcuts. Literally every other WM I have used ...
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How do I restart the plasma shell in KDE5?

I want to restart my plasma desktop/shell without rebooting my machine and was looking for a way to do so. Is there some konsole command or something that would do just that?
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Java Swing apps steal/don't release focus in KDE

Kubuntu 14.04 (64bit) with KDE 4.13.3, Java Oracle 1.7.0_80-b15 This problem first occured in 12.04 and persists. Java version does not affect the behaviour, i.e. the same happens with 1.6 to 1.8. ...
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Debian 8.1 won't remember username on login

I installed Debian 8.1 KDE on a new (virtual, but I don't think that matters) computer, and one problem I have is that I tried to set it to remember the previous user on login, so I wouldn't have to ...
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kde ubuntu 14.04 firefox and other app fonts too small

I have checked the application fonts through the system settings app appearances menu and set all fonts to 16 and minimum of 14. no joy. Set zoom out Firefox to ctrl+0 no joy. It isn't the content of ...
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Where are KDE user workspace appearance settings saved?

I have the Ghost theme installed in my KDE desktop, which applies to Application Appearance color scheme, Workspace Appearance window decorations, and Workspace Appearance desktop theme settings in ...
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Gedit and evince windows do not tile properly in KDE

This happens: When I use a window tiling shortcut in KDE: I'm guessing as the problem happens with gedit and evince it's a bug related to using gnome apps in KDE. Are there any workarounds or ...
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KDE bash --norc

I would like to disable ./bashrc with the command bash --norc when opening a session on the KDE Destop enviroment. but I dont really understand where to place it, if on the startkde, Xsession or where ...
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Quickly change audio device in KDE

I recently switched to OpenSUSE (with KDE) from Windows, and I'm still going through the learning curve. I switch fairly frequently between using my headphones with built-in microphone, and using my ...
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Email encryption and passphrase caching using thunderbird, enigmail, linux arch and kde

I fiddled a bit around to get this passphrase caching working. So post my way to go here, to be able to look up later.
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KDE 4.14.2 - American holidays in Digital Clock no matter what

I'm experiencing an issue where no matter what I setup in Digital Clock's configuration, clicking on the clock shows a calendar with American holidays. From what I understand this is identical to ...
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Disable KDE sounds in GNOME Ubuntu

I use kate (a KDE text editor) under GNOME in Ubuntu. Since Natty upgrade, it plays miscellaneous sounds on error and other notifications. I disabled sound notifications in GNOME, but kate sounds are ...
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How to make Kate remember to always show line numbers?

When I open Kate editor, it doesn't show the line numbers by default. Then I need to go to the View menu and enable the Show Line Numbers option (or press F11) every time I need to have line numbers ...
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Create a new directory in KDE Save As dialogue

When using the KDE Save As dialogue, how does one create a new directory using the keyboard only (i.e. no need to grab the mouse)? The Create New Directory button is not readily accessible via ...
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KDE launcher opens .desktop files in kate

Opening programs via the 'Application Launcher' menu, then selecting the program works. Using the launcher generated on the panel, eg by right-clicking on an open program, then selecting 'Show A ...
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What triggers notifications of the form “Bell in session Shell” in KDE?

I'm running KDE on Debian Testing. From time to time, programs running in a terminal (Konsole) trigger system notifications of the form "Bell in session Shell". What triggers these notifications? ...
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Scroll Lock Key Not Working on Fedora/KDE

I have a computer with Fedora 16 and KDE. It's connected through a KVM switch to a monitor with another computer, and the switch uses Scroll Lock + Scroll Lock to switch between the computers. The ...