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Using extended multiple monitors in Kubuntu 14.10 Plasma 4

I use VirtualBox 4.3.12 r93733: Guest OS: Kubuntu 14.10 Plasma 4 x64 Host OS: Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate I configured the virtual machine to have 2 monitors: When I launch Kubuntu 14.10 Plasma ...
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Custom PC Won't Turn On

For some reason my custom PC won't turn on. I've tried everything. When I turn my custom PC on, my fans start working and nothing appears on my monitor. My monitor is hooked up with an HDMI cable. ...
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KDE - “/media/dev/path is a folder, but a file was expected” error

I have a Kubuntu 15.10 installation (fully updated). Sometimes when I try to copy some files/folder the OS throws "/media/dev/path is a folder, but a file was expected" error. Screengrabs (Click on ...
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VLC video playback is trimmed and blacked out

I am using Kubuntu 15.10 and recently I have updated the version to the latest backport version. But soon after the update VLC has started making weird output. VLC is cropping out the video and the ...
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64bit Kubuntu running in 32bit mode?

I've recently installed Virtual Box, and was confused as to why it doesn't offer any 64bit versions of any OS. So I looked into what I've got installed, and found three different commands to try to ...
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X11-forwarding windows vs linux

Recently I tried to forward X11 from my raspberry pi to my windows computer using xming and putty. Everything easy to setup and works great. Some days later I tried to do the same to my kubuntu ...
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Kubuntu USB Failed to Boot With UEFI

I was trying to install Kubuntu to an MSI laptop with a UEFI BIOS. It has a Windows 10 already and I'd like to have a dual boot. I downloaded the Kubuntu 15.10 ISO from their official website and ...
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How can I use lm-sensors in Celsius?

I have done this before but I can't seem to find it again online, so I'm posting here to make it easier for future seekers (and to get an answer!) I am using Kubuntu 14.04 and I have the hardware ...
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KDE - When switching between apps (Alt + tab), bring all windows of that app to the front

I'm on Plasma 5 on KDE. I checked the KWin settings but to no avail. I normally have a few Firefox windows open (for debugging). On OSX, when I cmd-tab to an app, all windows of that app are brought ...
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Can .xsession-errors be cleared while KDE is running?

In general, I like the ability to see the log messages in .xsession-errors, and possibly attach them to automated bug reports. But sometimes this file contains sensitive data that I would like to ...
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Sharp MX4101N trouble, Kubuntu 15.10 Printer Setup

I'm having trouble specifically adding a Sharp MX-4101N printer to my Kubuntu 15.10 install. This printer is networked but is not recognized as similar networked printers are on my machine. Most ...
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Interaction with Kubuntu Irc channel crashes Quassel

I use Quassel as my irc client and have lately run into the following problem. The Kubuntu IRC network will not connect and if ever I go into the Configure Networks menu to delete it, the second that ...
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Trying (and failing) to put music on iPod Touch 2G via Kubuntu Linux

After trying many different music players and tutorials, I've come here for help. I have an old iPod Touch 2G that I would like to put some music on (and jailbreak, if possible). However, the only ...
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Is it possible to disable drag and drop in Kubuntu >= 15 (plasma5) for the task bar?

I got a new mouse which makes annoying interruptive drags. It happen something with Firefox tabs, but mostly with the KDE task bar. Indeed we can drag and drop programs opened from the task bar to ...
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Broken package list in kubuntu

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -f When I try this in terminal. It says The package list or status file could not be parsed or open What should I do?. Please help me immediately. ...
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how to fix missing files from ubuntu 14.04 livecd

There are a couple of mesa files missing from my Ubuntu installation, so I am running a liveCD now and trying to enter hd LVM-type partition and add them, possibly using the command sudo apt-get ...
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Kubuntu boots slowly when using USB 3.0 hub

When booting my Dell XPS 13 (2013, L322X) with kubuntu 15.04 with Plasma 5 and nothing attached i get a start up time of ca 9 seconds. When i attach my USB 3.0 hub I get ca 30 seconds. That is even ...
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How to (re-)enable KDE sub-menu indicator?

I upgraded from Kubuntu 14.10 to 15.04, because "no more updates" also seems to mean "broken respositories". I switched the desktop "Application Launcher" menu to "Application Menu". As compared to ...
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How to connect to VPN without using Shrew Soft VPN?

I'm trying to connect to a VPN. I was given a user, a password, a config file and the Shrew Soft VPN exe file, but I'm running Kubuntu 13.10. I read that it's not necessary to install Shrew Soft VPN ...
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Installing hybrid amd/intel graphics driver on kubuntu

I've recently installed Kubuntu on my Lenovo g500 laptop that uses the good ol' switchable graphics. My problem is that when I install amd drivers using sudo apt-get fglrx Kubuntu won't go ...
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VNC in Kubuntu (KDE) 14.04 to inactive screen session?

I'm running Kubuntu 14.04. I have two KDE sessions logged in with two different users (alpha and bravo). In other words, I booted up, logged in as alpha, then clicked "Switch User" in the K start ...
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What is the shortcut key for Display Configuration settings in Kubuntu? (Mirror displays eg)

For example, I get all I want in Windows with Windows+P -shortcut. Is there equivalent in Kubuntu? With 2 displays: Primary only, Mirror displays, Secondary only, Extended.
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Why do my USB ports work when booting from a flash stick, but not in the installed OS?

I'm building my first computer, I set it up to dual-boot Windows 7 and Kubuntu 14.04.2. Everything worked great when it was running off the bootable USB for Kubuntu, but when I actually installed them ...
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Firefox crashing on Kubuntu (Linux Ubuntu) Half a dozen times a day on closing application

My firefox application crashes on closing half a dozen times a day. I'm running Kubuntu 14.04.2 (Linux) Firefox 39.0 I tried changing Firefox settings to suppress the reports but to no avail. Hope ...
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Synergy lags extremely hard

I’m using Synergy 1.7.3 and using a Windows 7-Desktop as the server and a Kubuntu-Laptop as client. My laptop is connected to my router via WLAN and my desktop is connected via cable. I have no idea ...
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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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error phpunit executable not found

In an API project, we have composer.json set to the following: { "require-dev": { "phpunit/phpunit": "4.7.*" }, "require": { "monolog/monolog": "1.5.*" } } And, ...
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“Could not enter folder /media/sf_test”: Trying to share folder between Kubuntu (guest) and Windows (host)

I use VirtualBox 4.3.12 on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate, and have a VM running Kubuntu 14.10 Plasma 4. I installed the Guest Additions, and added a shared folder: After rebooting Kubuntu, I can ...
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outputting to a 3rd monitor using a switch with a graphics card that only supports 2 displays

Is there a way to fool kubuntu into thinking that a 3rd monitor on a hardware switch is the same monitor - same screen resolution etc? And therefore be able to switch between a second and third ...
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Nothing will launch in VirtualBox Kubuntu 15.04

I installed Kubuntu 15.04 in virtual box on a Windows 7 Pro 64 bit host. It installed fine and so did guest additions. However, when I boot up the machine, I am able to log in, but when trying to ...
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Wireless at 200 dBm?

So my desktop computer comes with a built-in wireless adapter part of the motherboard and now I installed an Alpha wi-fi adapter to play around with. The built in wifi on wlan0 says it's running at ...
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Linux: Block all applications from accessing internet and whitelist some (Kubuntu 14.04)

How can you block all applications from accessing the internet in Kubuntu, and only whitelist some? (To prevent automatic updates, downloads (data plan), "calling home" and sending any log/usage ...
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Can not connect to Kubuntu GUI via remote desktop

I do not know what happened but I can not start my Kubuntu GUI via remote desktop. When I connect to machine I see terminal. I tried to do sudo startx and I've got following output: What else do I ...
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How can I make konsole re-arrange lines on the terminal based on a change in window size?

On some computers I work with, if you change the window size, those lines which have already been printed to the screen dynamically change to fit the new version. My new installation of Kubuntu 14.04 ...
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wired mouse wheel sensitivity adjustment

I just upgraded from Kubuntu 14.10 to Kubuntu 15.04, but a problem persists among all the versions I've tried since long ago: my usb mouse wheel don't behave as expected. Even if I turn it very slowly ...
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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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Installed Kubuntu on old hard drive and now it's making loud clicking noises

I recently installed Kubuntu on a very old hard drive (it's 10 years old at least). It installed OK, but when I started the computer, I heard the hard drive making loud noises – sounds most like the ...
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How can I change the screen position of krunner in KDE Plasma 5.x?

I have just updated to Kubuntu 15.04 and can't find out how to change the position of krunner (the little search window that appears when I press Alt+F2) so that it appears in the center of the screen ...
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Kubuntu 15.04 installation error “Ubi-partman failed with exit code 141”

During the installation of Kubuntu 15.04, I get the error "Ubi-partman failed with exit code 141". I did some researcher on the topic and found that one popular reason for the problem is having ...
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How to upgrade KDE Plasma 5.2 to 5.3 in Kubuntu 15.04 Beta 2

I tried looking for a way to upgrade the KDE plasma version of my Kubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 to the latest one, 5.3. But there isn't much reference online about how to do it, except using Unstable Kubuntu ...
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Kubuntu not booting after reboot

I am running Kubuntu 14.04, and it was working perfectly fine until the home partition got filled to 100% (my / and /home are on two different partitions). Many applications began throwing errors ...
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Create shortcut for Konsole with stylesheet

I'm using Konsole, and i have this wonderful stylesheet that colors the active tab >> cat ~/tab.qss QTabBar::tab:selected, QTabBar::tab:hover { background: #99BDDA; } QTabBar::tab:selected ...
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after pressing ctr alt f1 and rebooting I always have a black screen

In kubuntu, I originally tried to bring back the bottom bar of kde and when I pressed ctr alt f1, the command exit didn't work so I pressed the power button for reboot ... now kde never appears, ...
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VirtualBox RAM memory issue

Host PC: Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64 Processor: 3.4 GHz Intel Core i3-4130 RAM: 4 GB DDR3 I'm creating a virtual PC which will run Kubuntu 14.04 LTS. I lost the ISO but have a bootable USB stick ...
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How can I disable input from the laptop keyboard in (Kubuntu) Linux?

I want to disable the laptop keyboard so that I can put a normal USB keyboard on top of it. Is there anyway to do it? I DON'T want to do it through X (i.e xinput float), because I need to be able to ...
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VIM “upgraded” to expandtab and tabstop=8 on Python files

After reinstalling my OS from Kubuntu 12.10 to Kubuntu 14.04, VIM has changed its behaviour when editing Python files. Though before the reinstall all file types had noexpandtab and tabstop=4 set, now ...
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No Network Access When Connecting to Ethernet Network with 802.1x in Kubuntu

I seem to have exhausted all my possible solutions here. I'm at school and their Wifi is in the process of being fixed/updated. In the mean time, Wired/ethernet would be much more convenient. I ...
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Kubuntu guest on Windows 8.1 Hyper-V won't shut down completely

I've got a Windows 8.1 Professional laptop with Hyper-V installed, and a Kubuntu 14.04 Desktop VM. When I shutdown the Kubuntu VM, most of the time it gets to the logo screen, and just sits there. ...
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Syncing directory between Kubuntu and Windows 7

I recently came across an issue on my work computer. I'm running Kubuntu 14.04 as my main development OS and Windows 7 for compatibility with some company software and network stuff. My problem is ...
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How to connect to a VPN?

I am a newbie on this subject, and I was told to connect to a VPN from my computer, which is running Kubuntu 13.10. I was also given the server to connect to (vpn.server_x.com:81), a user and its ...