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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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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 ...
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Dell Studio 1555 not starting up

This is a 3-year-old laptop. I never had a big problem with it until now. I updated Kubuntu the night before yesterday. And Firefox got updated to version 18 and a few other related packages got ...
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Kubuntu - how to find out what DB is installed

I'm newbie in linux, I installed latest kubuntu release. I was told that it already has sqlite on it/ How can I find out is it installed and what version of SQLite is on it?
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Run teamviewer on smaller-resolution X screen

I am using Teamviewer to view my Kubuntu desktop from a rooted B&N Nook Simpletouch (Android 2.1). The desktop has 1680x1050 resolution and the Nook only shows the top 600x800 of that. Is it ...
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How can I make a Linux USB installation persistent from a running instance

I am writing this from Kubuntu running from a USB (Started as "Demo") How can I make the changes I make persistent? (From inside this running instance).ion If not, how can I make it persistent before ...
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Dash acting up for unknown reason

I restarted my kubuntu machine - from the menu leave->restart if that matters. Normally my terminal windows are brought up automatically after a reboot but this time my prompt was wrong and a ...
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Freaky Bash command line completion results

I un-tar-ed a file and it had a directory called "~something". Without thinking I typed "cd ~" and hit tab to have bash complete the name. Instead of getting the "~something" result I expected I got ...
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Dropbox causes xorg to use 100% CPU

For some time, I noticed that my xorg process uses up between 60 and 100% of the CPU (according to top). I also noticed that interactive work becomes sluggish, even on my multi-core i7 processor. ...
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How can I create persistent symlinks to my other drive?

When I create soft links within my /home folder to my other hdd (sdb) they no longer work when I restart my system. Do I have to mount my hdd to say /mnt/sdb on boot?
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Why does BIOS runs really slow sometimes?

Sometimes, the BIOS runs really slow on my Dell Vostro 1550 computer (10 seconds). When I go to the BIOS setup and switch to a different tab, the new tab shows up slowly. My OS (Kubuntu) runs normally ...
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How to use KDE's desktop manager on Ubuntu/Unity?

I don't know what program KDE uses to manage the desktop, but I love it, and I want it to replace Nautilus. Is it possible to get this program to manage the Ubuntu desktop? If not, can I use some ...
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Cannot login to fresh Kubuntu installation as admin, but only as guest

I just installed a fresh Kubuntu 12.10 on a machine beside Windows 7. After successful installation, I rebooted and wanted to login. But when I type my password and hit Enter, some command line screen ...
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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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Kubuntu 12.04 notebook battery droping fast

I have a simple problem. When I am using Kubuntu 12.04 and doing some simple stuff like IRC, Chrome, Tor and Okular, my battery lasts 1-1.5 hour. With Windows 7 and same kind of programs, it lasts ...
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Cannot boot from a hard drive

I have a problem booting from a hdd. I used to have it as my main drive before I bought an SSD, so I had been able to boot from it. But for some reason, now, half a year later, I can't get it to work. ...
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Some keys don't appear in xev

I can't change my screen brightness by pressing brightness keys on the keyboard, but they change through /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness. So I started to diagnose the issue. I ran xev, and ...
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apt-get misdetecting versions

I have used a PPA for more recent versions of digiKam (and supporting libs). I now want to install 'standard' Wine but getthe results below. Note that I tried to install Wine first but tracing ...
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running a script just by clicking it

I'm running Kubuntu 12.04 and have a script written to log into my EC2 server. I would like to automatically have this run in the terminal just by clicking on it. Is this possible to do? I have tried ...
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Lenovo T400 fan running constantly in Kubuntu 12.04

I recently installed Kubuntu 12.04 on a partition of my hard drive and the CPU fan seems to be constantly running. I thought it might be because it was running hot but the temp is floating around 110 ...
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Make inactive windows transparent in Kubuntu/Compiz

In Kubuntu, I would like to make windows transparent/translucent when they are inactive.
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Watching iTunes on KUbuntu 11.10

I would like to watch Fareed Zakaria's show Global Public Square through iTunes. Is that possible with Linux ( Kunbutun 11.10 )
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Track where a daemon tries to find its config file

I have installed a daemon on a kubuntu system, that tries to find a specific config file in a unknown location. Have litterally filled the filesystem with symbolic links to the config file but still ...
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OpenGL Hardware rendering not working on Kubuntu guest on Virtualbox

I have installed Kubunto 10.04 (Android project recommended development environment) on Virtualbox 4.1.16. I have installed the Virtualbox guest additions and have full-screen graphics on the guest. I ...
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How can I choose the default application for opening files in Firefox?

When I download an MP3 file - I click on it in a download list and Firefox opens Rhythmbox to play it. I want it to open Audacious for the job though. I can't find Rhythmbox neither under Preferences ...
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Grey screen after Kubuntu wake-up from sleep

After my Kubuntu wakes up from sleep mode, the screen is grey and the only thing I can do is to turn power off. I can't even go to console using Ctrl+Alt+F1. How to make wake-up work correctly? It ...
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Automatic wake up from “sleep” of kubuntu after ssh connection attempt

Is there a way to set Kubuntu up so that it wakes up automatically from sleep mode upon ssh connection attempt? I know there is something like WoL, but that's not what I need (am I right?).
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How to mount sftp resource using private key file in kubuntu?

I know how to mount sftp connection in kubuntu (using Dolphin), but this way it's impossible to use private key file. Is there any way to mount a sftp resource using key file in kubuntu?
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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 Use Host Serial Port From Guest In VirtualBox?

As an Embedded Software Engineer serial port access is very critical requirement for me irrespective off which OS I am using and how I am using it (I mean with or without virtualization). I have ...
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Installing GUI for Ubuntu Server 12.04

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 server installed on a Hyper-V platform, mainly used for Nagios SNMP monitoring, but I'm interested to try and get a GUI installed so I can use the server for some other ...
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Any dangers of sharing /home partition between two distros?

I have a laptop with a 250GB HDD. I have an existing installation of Kubuntu across three partitions (A 20GB one for /, 2GB for swap, and something like 97GB for /home). If I add another partition, ...
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Kubuntu 11.10: Random IO errors on HDD in RAID1 array. RMA time?

I'm pretty sure I have a failing HDD here, but just want to make sure it's not some software error before I do the whole RMA song and dance routine with Western Digital. Bascially, I have a <6 ...
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How can I complete remove gnome and all of its subprograms?

I have Kubuntu 12.04. And I had installed gnome with sudo apt-get install gnome. How can I complete remove this? Looks like just put a sudo apt-get purge gnome will not solve the case. Because will ...
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How to run kubuntu 12 without monitor

I'm trying to setup home build server. I'm not experienced in linux thus I want to have remote access to GUI desktop. I installed kubuntu 12.04 (because I'm most familiar with it) and setup x11vnc. ...
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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 ...