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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 ...
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Kubuntu - missing menu bar at the top, and task bar at the bottom

I have pressed something, and top menu bar and task bar at the bottom of the KUbuntu screen, has disappeared, it looks like some fullscreen mode or something got turned on. Any ideas how to switch ...
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Will “apt-get dist-upgrade” update my Ubuntu to the next major release?

I'm trying to cleanup the following error message: pdf-reader /home/jseidel/ebilling_1393100.pdf Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/command-not-found", line 10, in <module> ...
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Chromium Popup/Context Menu artifacts intermitently won't go away

I'm running Chromium 18.0.997.0 (Developer Build 116462 Linux) Ubuntu 11.10 and occasionally when I open a context menu it will leave an artifact on the screen that is always above any application and ...
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Install a Bootloader to Boot Another Partition

I currently have an external hard drive that is partitioned to 3 parts: dev/sdb1 - Files dev/sdb2 - Kubuntu 11.10 dev/sdb3 - linux-swap I'm using GRUB on my built-in HDD in order to boot ...
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Kubuntu 11.10 Internet Sharing via Wireless

I just setup fresh kubuntu 11.10. I have a wired internet in my apartment but need to do wireless internet sharing from kubuntu (laptop i using) to another mac book pro. I can't find the solution that ...
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Open Kubuntu terminal with keyboard shortcut

How to setup custom keyboard shortcut to launch terminal on KUbuntu? PS. I have tried setting up shortcut that would issue xterm command, but that shows raw terminal, that looks a lot differently ...
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Kernel log littered with re-mount attempts because of going to/from battery mode. How do i turn it off?

My boot times became a bit too much so i decided to take a look ad kernel log to see what might be causing the problem.. There i noticed repeating: 12/17/11 02:25:28 PM EXT4-fs (sda6) ...
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Cannot install build-essentials/GCC on Kubuntu 11.10?

I recently installed kubuntu 11.10 but to my surprise there is no gcc installed on it.Because of this I cannot install virtual box guest additions(they require the make utility) and I am not able to ...
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NCMPCPP Backend For Windows (or how to setup MPD on Windows)?

I run Kubuntu(x64)+tmux at work and a Windows 7 x64 machine at home. I would really like to run ncmpcpp at work in a tmux window that connects to my Windows machine at home. I can port forward and I ...
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Samba and Windows 7 using NTLM security and user-mode authentication.

I built a new computer with the intention of it being primarily a home file server. I want Samba to use peer to peer networking using NTLM security and user-mode authentication. According to the ...
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How to re-install kubuntu after log error

I had earlier tried to install Kubuntu 10.10 on my machine which runs Windows XP. However, the installation got aborted due to some reason and my machine restarted. Then afterwards when I tried ...
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How do I get the Kubuntu Application menu to appear above its button

Just installed a fresh Kubuntu 11.04 (plus wifi and nvidia drivers). Got a weird but annoying issue whereby my App Launcher menu is appearing at the top of my screen when I click the button for it at ...
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Eclipse ignores custom keyboard shortcut

I have configured Eclipse to have Ctrl+Alt+U as a keyboard shortcut for synchronizing with SVN using the Subclipse plugin. However, when I select the project I want to synchronize in the Package ...
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In voice call other side is unable to hear me

I'm experiencing problem in voice calling in Linux since last week. It is happening with skype, Google Talk and Pidgin. I think there is something wrong with pulse audio or might be some drive ...
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How can I install a Kubuntu 9.10 window decoration in Kubuntu 11.04? [closed]

I have the last Kubuntu 11.04, but I like the 9.10 window frames better. How can I install the following window decoration on Kubuntu 11.04? (And which decoration is it?) Update: It's called Oxigen ...
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Check if Kubuntu is running on 64bit or 32bit machine

How can I check if my kubuntu is running in a 64 bits or 32 machine using terminal?
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--caption parameter used in KDE in Kubuntu 11.04

I right now installed Konquest in Kubuntu 11.04 and I noticed the item konquest --caption "%c" in Application Launcher. Why is the caption overridden using --caption instead of taking the default ...
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How to stop my mouse from moving through the right edge of the screen on Kubuntu?

I just installed Kubuntu. The hardware includes two current generation ATI graphics cards in crossfire configuration. I have only one monitor plugged in. Kubuntu's Display and Monitor settings ...
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Can't find the right packages for robot3d installation

I have a problem with the installation of robot3d. For ubunutu users it should be an easy task. But it doesn't work. On my system runs kubunutu 11.04. The installation manual says that I should do ...
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Can two Linux installations share the same /home partition?

I am currently using OpenSuse 11.4 and Windows XP in laptop. I was planning to remove the Windows and switch to install Kubuntu. My current situation is that I have my root (/) and /home partition ...
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Kubuntu 11.04's sound is not working

I have installed kubuntu 11.04 on my Sony Vaio VPCF121FX , and I am not having any sounds ,i dont know what's the problem , I have tried alsa mixer , and all the levels are turned up , i also have ...