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Unable to boot into Windows install disk on a Kubuntu machine with full disk encryption

The machine I'm working on is an Asus N81V laptop, Core 2 Duo, 4GB of RAM, SSD. It currently has Kubuntu 13.10 with full disk encryption. I am trying to repurpose this machine with Windows 7. I have ...
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Can't see the desktop with vnc on kubuntu 13.10

I have installed vnc server: sudo apt-get install vnc4server then I set a password and start it doing vncserver I connect to this server with my vnc client..it works. Problem is that I get a ...
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Kubuntu desktop not showing after adding tightvnc server as a service

I installed tightvnc. It was working well when started manually. I then made it a service using this post as a guide (Automatically start VNC server on startup). Since then, when I start a session, ...
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kubuntu 12.04 comes with nothing?

i downloaded and installed kubuntu 12.04 on my laptop today. the dvd was 3.2GB. but there is no firefox, vlc, flash, c compiler or anything useful for that matter. exactly what is taking up 3.2GB? it ...
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Make KDE tile in thirds, or anything but halves/quarters

So, I have a big monitor, or at least big for me, and I sit rather close to it. (I don't have a desk, I have a tray table with a keyboard in my lap.) KDE comes with the ability to tile to quarters ...
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Renaming files with the aid of a text file [closed]

I am trying to rename a load of files but don't know how to incorporate the use of a text file with the new names in it. I have a number of video files I want to rename, using a new list in a text ...
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All partitions in Hard Disk are not displaying while Kubuntu and Ubuntu installations

Currently my system runs on Windows 8 Pro. I want to install either Ubuntu or Kubuntu alongside Windows. I have Ubuntu 10.10, 13.04, 13.10 and Kubuntu 9.10 disks. I would like to install Kubuntu than ...
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Trying to install kubuntu - ubi-partman failed with exit code 141

I first had installed ubuntu 13.10 dual boot with windows 8. I had 4 partitions, the one with Ubuntu, the one with windows, a partition "System reserved" which I think has the boot flag also and a ...
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default mime type program is inconsistent between system and the mozilla firefox/thunderbird?

In kubuntu ,the default programs associated with mime types in mozilla products are completely different from the system-wide setting or user setting. For example, firefox/thunderbird will always use ...
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X11 forwarding succeeds for one remote machine, fails for another (identical?) one

I have a Windows 7 box with Xming (running) and PuTTY (both up-to-date versions). I'm doing X11 forwarding to two Kubuntu 12.04 machines, and running xclock on each. On the first machine - it works; ...
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How to make Libreoffice integrate better with KDE graphic environment

I'm running Libreoffice 4 in Kubuntu 12.04, hence inside a KDE environment. The graphic isn't at its best, as you can see the menu borders aren't drawn at all, making the interface plain and not very ...
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re-add to RAID1 is not possible

On Kubuntu 13.10 I have two hdd: sdb 1TB with two partitions - one in RAID1 and second is simple. Second hdd sda 500GB is whole in RAID1. Once I unpluged second hdd, put there some other hdd ...
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'mysql-workbench' require to unlock 'default' keyring on connect to server in KDE

Everytime when I try to connect to any server ('forward engenee' or 'synchronize model' for example) I get a messagebox: Unlock login keyring Enter password to unlock default keyring I use ...
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Upgrading ubuntu having kubuntu-desktop

I have Ubuntu 13.04 with kubuntu-desktop. I removed unity-desktop. Is it safe to upgrade to 13.10? Or should I go for a fresh install? Edit: My root is only ~15GB. I have /home on a separate ...
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How to install TheBrain software on ubuntu/kubuntu?

I am completely new to Linux based operating systems and am having trouble installing programs. I downloaded the latest version of TheBrain but can't seem to install it. I've made the file executable ...
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Default browsers mess on kubuntu. How to make one really default?

On Kubuntu (12.04) I have three web browsers: Firefox, Chromium and rekonq. rekonq was default by default, and I asked both Firefox and Chromium to be default web browser (in this order). Effect: ...
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How to backup partition tables during Linux installation, preferably working for Ubuntu or Kubuntu?

During a recent update to 13.10 from 13.04, Ubuntu crashed and became unstable. My attempts to repair it led to no results and I have finally decided to reinstall it, replacing in the process the ...
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Is there a way to tell which display manager by Linux desktop is running?

I am running KDE Desktop on Ubuntu 12.04 and executing 'ps ax | grep dm' doesn't display any display manager like kdm, lightdm, or gdm. Is there another way of finding out? It must be something else ...
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usb-creator-kde fail to install bootable kubuntu

I want to install a bootable kubuntu 12.04.3 LTS on my Kingston flash drive (1,9GB storage). I've already tried it twice so far and the flash drive didn't start from USB, although I made sure that ...
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Wireless doesn't work on my macbook with Kubuntu 13.04

I have installed Kubuntu 13.04 on my Macbook 2009 (it is not "pro"). It works everything fine but Wireless. Apparently Kubuntu doesn't recognize wireless, but i can use ethernet. Can someone help ...
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Unsupported locale prevents me from starting apps

I have the following locale settings when I type export: declare -x LANG="es_ES.ISO-8859-1" declare -x LANGUAGE="es:en" declare -x LC_ADDRESS="ms_MY.UTF-8" declare -x LC_IDENTIFICATION="ms_MY.UTF-8" ...
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Ubuntu - Hot to bind an action to perform when high CPU temperature in Ubuntu?

Im using Kubuntu 13.04 - by default it just shutdown system, and I want to set it to suspend, to avoid loss of work progress. How can I do this?
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Printer driver will not work under Linux

I am attempting to use a Ricoh Aficio MP 2000 printer on Kubuntu 13.04, to no avail. It sees the printer (and other printers) and can print successfully to other printers, including another Ricoh ...
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Graphic issues with KDE 4.11, fglrx drivers and OpenGL under Linux

I'm experiencing some problems after having upgraded my system to KDE 4.11. I'm using Kubuntu 12.04, and from time to time I enable the kubuntu-backports external repository to upgrade the system. ...
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Remapping keys in KDE (4.8.5, Kubuntu 12.04)

I have been remapping keys via xmodmap commands but this doesn't appear to be very satisfactory on my Kubuntu 12.04. The problem is that when I hibernate my computer and then log back in again, KDE ...
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Remapping Emacs' Meta to Windows keys on Kubuntu

After quite a few hours of searching now, I still can't work out how to do this. Setup: French Windows Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000 (which is why I want to remap) HP Pavilion dm4 laptop running ...
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Set “default” application for mime type in Firefox

I have set basically all file types in Edit->Preferences->Applications to "Always ask" because I want to decide for every file whether I want to open or save it. My usual workflow when saving a file ...
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Kubuntu won't resume from sleep

I am running Kubuntu 13.04 on an Acer Aspire One D270-1375 10 inch netbook running the Plasma Netbook. Kubuntu goes to sleep fine, but when I push the power button to resume it I get multicolored ...
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How to impede Linux shutting down my computer unless I explicitly want it?

This is a very general question. Let's say that some unwanted process randomly sends the shutdown signal and thus turns my server down. I don't manage to find the offending program, but I badly need ...
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Why did Firefox erase part of my profiles?

I had a problem recently where the my OS could no longer write to its own partition (due to a filesystem mounting problem after mucking around with hibernation). This didn't actually cause the kind ...
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Overheating iMac(2008) with kubuntu 12.04

I have an 24 inch iMac from 2008 and I installed Kubuntu 12.04 on it. The problem is: if I' m running and CPU-hungry program(Android Emulator, Virtual Box), the CPU goes to 80C. Also the screen is ...
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KMail add personal information into template

I want to create template in KMail: [Settings]->[Configure KMail]->[Identities]->[Modify]->[Templates] for sending message with footer like this: Best regards, <First Name> ...
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Why does xmessage report that user clicked 'x' without displaying message when run from cron?

I have the script below, which seem to work perfectly when run from the commandline with /root/.scripts/peter-laptop-backup-launcher.sh daily (it displays an xmessage asking what I want to do), but ...
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Install Sublime Text 2 KDE (Kubuntu-desktop)

I would like to know how to install sublime text 2 in my Kubuntu VM. I used this guide when I was still using Unity, but I like the UI of KDE much more so I have converted. What do I need to do to get ...
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Kubuntu - Are there 'workspaces' in Kubuntu and how can I switch between them with shortcuts?

I used Ubuntu before and now I migrated to Kubuntu. And I'd like to know if there are 'workspaces' in Kubuntu and how I can switch between them with shortcuts.
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Play music on Hi-Fi via Airplay from Kubuntu

I would like to use the Airplay functionality of my Hi-Fi System from my Linux Kubuntu. I was able to make the Hi-Fi play songs using Bubble UPNP from an Android tablet. How can I use a music player ...
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Setting KDE Task switcher to list windows from all screens in Kubuntu 12.04

I moved this question from Unix/Linux SE, since I think it fits here best. When I alt-tab in Kubuntu 12.04, the listed windows are from the current screen only. In the Task Switcher settings, the ...
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How to retrieve a list of installed packages on (K)ubuntu sorted by category

I'm using Kubuntu. I'd like to get a list of installed packages on my system, and in particular to have them sorted by category, i.e. as seen in Muon Package Manager, in the category filter tab. For a ...
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Install kubuntu inside window 8 using wbui

I am getting error to install kubuntu 12.04 inside window 8 using wubi installer. I want to know is this is possible or i have to wait until next relies of kubuntu.
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Remote desktop server as daemon

I'm using KRFB as remote desktop server in my Linux Mint KDE. It works fine as usual remote desktop server but I've to log-in then run it manually (or at start up) How can I run KRFB of any remoter ...
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Kubuntu 12.04: Can't Start New Session for more than 4 users

It seems Switch User to Start New Session is limited up to 4 concurrent users. How can I increase it? I am using kubuntu 12.04. Thanks a lot.
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Alt + Tab in kubuntu

When I use Alt + Tab in kUbuntu, I get the lame and old-fashioned interface where the focus moves through the open applications. What I want is: current windows to zoom out, and the next window to ...
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How to Remember application association for this type of file Kubuntu

I have Kubuntu and I work on website development. Then I work with file Html and I want open this file with Kwrite. Kwrite is an editor and now I always (with two click on this) with Rekonq ...
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install gnome desktop in kubuntu

I am trying to install gnome desktop from kubuntu. So I did this : sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop It ran well but now I am getting this error: sudeep@sudeep:~$ sudo apt-get install ...
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How to pass parameters to a Linux kernel with grub?

I have posted the question "Kubuntu 12.10 laptop battery dropping fast" and there i have received the answer as accept As advised on another Stack Exchange forum, the procedure to accomplish an ...
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Kubuntu 12.10 laptop battery droping fast

I have done fresh install of Kubuntu 12.10 on my HP Pavilion G6 Laptop. I'm a bit nervous that my battery is not lasting more than 1 hour while for Windows 8 it was lasting for 5 Hours(while using ...
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Kubuntu 10.04 lost graphical display

I have a Kubuntu 10.04 system that I use for software development. I've had it for quite a while and things have been working well - no unexplained glitches. I've got it setup so that it automatically ...
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Microphone noise only when talking via Skype or VoIp

I am using Kubuntu 12.10. I wanted to remove the fan sound from the microphone, since Samsung designers put the microphone on the keyboard and it records almost everything. I spoilt the settings but ...
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Setting primary monitor in ubuntu without xrandr

I am running Kubuntu 12.10. I have 3 monitors plugged into a AMD Radeon 7970. I have tried switching the order of the outputs, and configuring them repeatedly with amdcccle but kubuntu always seems ...
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How can I switch from Win/Fedora to Win/Kubuntu dual boot

I've got a desktop system with WinXP and an and older Fedora. Things work ok, BUT I'd like to change to Kubuntu 12.10 - which I use at work. The install dvd apparently suggests that I shrink the ...