KDE-based Ubuntu variant

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KDE or GNOME? Which one to choose? [closed]

I would like to switch from window to linux? Which one should I choose? Ubuntu/Kubuntu or something else? I'm a LAMP based developer. Which one will be better for me? KDE or GNOME
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Starting Kopete to system tray

Does anyone know how I can start Kopete minimized to the system tray? I'm using KDE 4.5.1 on Kubuntu 10.10.
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Wrong starting folder in Gnome programs under KDE

I originally installed ubuntu but switched to using kde. Now every gnome programs (e.g. gnome-terminal or gedit) start with ~/Downloads as standard folder. gedit always wants to save in ~/Downloads ...
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Any statistics on Ubuntu versus Kubuntu?

Does anybody know of any statistics on how many Ubuntu and Kubuntu users there are? I am aware of the distrowatch website (http://distrowatch.com/stats.php?section=popularity), and I'm looking for ...
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how to setup wireless in Kubuntu

My network adapter is Broadcom 43225 802.11b/g/n I don't know hot how to find it and how to install it. in WIN7 everything done automatically!!! maybe thats the reason why ordinary people keep ...
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How to send notifications from a bash script [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to write to KDE's OSD or notification from console? Hi, i want to send a notification to the kde4 notification area (in desktop panel) from a small script. Is ...
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Kubuntu stopped notifying of CD and flash disk inserts

I used to be able to insert a CD or flash disk and Kubuntu 10.04 would pop up a notification allowing me to open up the files on the disk with gwenview etc. But now, when I insert a CD nothing ...
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How to unmount ext partition in Kubuntu 10.04?

I want to install Windows 7 again on my notebook over kubuntu 10.04 that I used for few months. Issue is that ext partion where is Kubuntu is locked somehow and can't format it/ delete it with Windows ...
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Viral infection - OS not loading!

I have XP sp2 and Ubuntu 8.04 on my laptop. Because of some Virus, I am unable to start any of the OS. Even I am unable to reinstall XP and Vista ! I have tried to reinstall Kubuntu 10.04, but some ...
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Cannot configure second monitor to rotate 90' in KDE with Karmic Koala

Sorry, I could not keep this question from turning into a wall of text so I broke it up into these 4 sections. Hardware I have 2 monitors (DELL E228WFP and a DELL 2007FP) hooked up to a EVGA ...
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Ubuntu or Kubuntu? [closed]

I have decided to switch from Window to Linux. Should I use Ubuntu or Kubuntu? Or there are other handy alternatives? I'm a LAMP based developer. Any help would be appreciated.
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What's the proper method to eliminate previous boot images on ubuntu/kubuntu?

Every time kubuntu updates its headers/boot image I get another version on disk in /boot. These also show up in menu choices when I boot. I currently have 7 or 8 versions and would like to get down ...
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Strange sudo message at startup

I have Kubuntu 10.04 LTS, and since I installed it on my computer, I get a password prompt after login. I can use the computer without any problems if I don't enter the password there, so I usually ...
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Add VPN connection greyed out in network manager (Kubuntu)

Try as I might, I can't get the "add" button in the VPN section of the Network Manager to not be greyed out. Any ideas? I've installed all the PPTP & OpenVPN packages that people have suggested. ...
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How can I control in KDE on which desktop an application started from commandline will appear?

I am using a script to start an application (with GUI, i.e. windows) in KDE. However, the window will always appear on the currently used desktop. I would like to define which desktop the application ...
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Configure Bluetooth PAN between keyboard-less/GUI-less Ubuntu server and Kubuntu laptop

I want to configure a Bluetooth PAN between an Ubuntu server and my laptop (Kubuntu). Does anyone have any pointers on how to accomplish this? I've plugged in a USB Bluetooth dongle and I'm not sure ...
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How to configure applet plugin for OpenJDK in Firefox on Linux?

I am using Kubuntu 10.04 with Firefox 3.6 from Mozilla's website and I use OpenJDK from the Ubuntu repsitories. I want to know how do I configure OpenJDK with the Firefox to view Java applets in the ...
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Making Ubuntu Sleep When Laptop Lid Closes

I am a brand new user of Kubuntu 10.0.4. So far, one of the major things I miss is the ability to have my system sleep when I close the lid of my laptop. Any tips on how to enable this behavior? ...
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How do I add/modify/remove startup programs in KDE?

I am looking for application which allow me to manage the startup programs in KDE. Just like BootUp-Manager in Ubuntu (Gnome).
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Kubuntu solution for analysing/recording streamed flash audio?

I have a Kubuntu system which I stream amateur radio sound to via a flash interface. I want to be able to record the sound that the flash player is making at the press of a button. I also need the ...
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Why is my extended desktop configuration being reset after a reboot with Kubuntu 10.04?

I'm running Kubuntu 10.04 x64 on a Lenovo ThinkPad R500, with an external monitor attached. If I configure extended desktop, everything works fine. The settings look like this: After a reboot, ...
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Can't get samba to see other PCs in Kubuntu 10.04 (Lucid)

I'm new to networking. I'm trying to share a folder between to computers (both have kubuntu 10.04 installed). I'm able to share a folder with samba and can see that folder through samba on the same ...
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How do I set up dual monitors on Kubuntu 10.04 using the latest nVidia drivers with a 9800M video card?

I'm a Linux newb so please try to keep the lingo low-key. I installed the latest nVidia drivers on my laptop using the 9800M card. The laptop is a Gateway P-7805u and I'm connected to the second ...
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If using a bootable Ubuntu USB drive, can I use the internal hard drive as a temporary download and staging area for software package updates?

I am new to Linux, so this is probably a basic problem... My flash drive is only 4GB in size and that is not enough to hold kernel and other package updates, even if only temporary. I am actually ...
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pine sometimes not update new received emails

I am using pine on a KUbuntu linux email server to check my emails. Most of the time when I am under "Inbox", the list of emails is updated automatically so I don't have to do things like pushing the ...
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How to fix a bootable USB Kubuntu installation when the drive has maxed out?

I used Universal-USB-Installer-v1.5.1 from PenDriveLinux.com with Kubuntu 10.04 so I could set up my 4GB flash drive as a totally independent installation. Unfortunately, there was an OS upgrade ...
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customized xkb layouts not working (in KDE?) after upgrade from Ubuntu 9.10 to 10.04

I customised my keyboard layout in 9.10 by editing the appropriate /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/ file. After upgrading to 10.04 I noticed it had overwritten all my modifications, so I recovered the ...
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Using Kubuntu, how can I setup a keyboard shortcut to change the current language

I am using Kubuntu and have successful configured my system to support two languages. Using the KDE keyboard tool I'm able to switch between them by clicking on the little flag icon. How do I setup a ...
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run command automatically right after wake up from standby (“sleep”)?

How can I run a command automatically every time my systems wakes up from standby ("sleep")? I am using Kubuntu. (still 9.10 but I'll migrate soon to 10.4) As the window manger is locked right after ...
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How can I re-arrange the order of the boot menu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Aesthetically editing grub.cfg Make grub keep its default boot under kernel updates I have installed Ubuntu and Kubuntu on my same machine. How can I rearrange the ...
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How can I undo what I did when I accidentally booted linux host inside itself with VMware?

I'm dual booting XP and Kubuntu. I wanted to boot to my existing raw scsi XP partition inside Kubuntu, not a virtual XP instance. I accidentally booted Kubuntu inside itself. I know this is a big ...
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Is it possible to use a 32 bit deb package on a 64 bit installation of Ubuntu?

I have Kubuntu 10.04 64 bit, and I want to install a 32 bit package (a printer driver from Canon). Is this possible?
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Get back the touchpad scrolling missing in Kubuntu 10.04

How do I get back the touchpad scrolling in Kubuntu 10.04? I upgraded my Gateway NV52 and can no longer scroll vertically with my touchpad. I'm really missing that feature since it helps to ease the ...
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Using Kubuntu, sometimes I can't see what I'm trying in the terminal window, but it still works

I use Kubuntu. Sometimes after after I run a program from the terminal window and then kill it, I can no longer see what I'm typing. The terminal window continues to function, and if I run 'ls' I get ...
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Kubuntu: apt-get install of php5-dev: libtool version mismatch?

(Warning, clueless-newbism ahead.) Background info: I'm actually trying to install/upgrade xdebug. sudo pecl install xdebug yields: downloading xdebug-2.0.5.tgz ... Starting to download ...
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c code compiles but is not executed in kubuntu

I'm running kubuntu 9.10 in VirtualBox, i wrote the simplest "hello world" program in C, the code compiles, i ran it through a debugger and it seems to run fine. the only problem is nothing gets ...
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PPTP VPN from Ubuntu cannot connect

I'm trying to configure under Linux (Kubuntu 9.10) a VPN I already use from Windows. I installed the network-manager-pptp package and added the VPN under Network Manager. These are the parameters ...
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How to restore default iPod playlists on Amarok?

I wanted to "reset" the collection on my iPod and ended up accidentally deleting, through Amarok, all the playlists, including the default ones like "Most Played" and "Highest Rated". Since these are ...
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Can not get sound over HDMI in Kubuntu 9.10

I have used a HDMI cable to connect my LCD (which is connected with my speakers) with my Nvidia 275 GTX graphics card. I can not get the sound output to work. The hardware itself is working probably - ...
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Is it possible to boot live USB with latest Kubuntu version 9.10, as is possible with Ubuntu?

I see a few guides for Ubuntu on a thumb drive, but will it work for Kubuntu?
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Kubuntu - Can't move/max/min windows

All of a sudden it seems when ever I open a window on my Kubuntu (9.10) system, the windows dock in the upper left corner and can't be moved. There is nor border on the windows, no min/max/close ...
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Connecting to a hidden wireless network on Kubuntu

How can I connect to a hidden wireless network on Kubuntu? I have 9.10 64bit installed, and have the information for the network (e.g. SSID and key) because I've already connected to it on Windows.
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Where to get glib-config for Kubuntu?

I'm trying to compile Midnight Commander on a KUbuntu 9.10 (Karmic) box with no root access. I've set up a directory under $HOME, downloaded the mc source package and various stuff required for ...
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How to build mc for kubuntu without root access?

mc (Midnight Commander) in Kubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) has a problem accessing .zip and other archives as a virtual file system. It has to do with a changed format of the output from unzip. ...
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A failed login lockout system for ssh on Ubuntu that actually works?

Currently, my ssh server lets a user fail to login an infinite number of times (theoretically until the password is correctly guessed). I do not want this to be the case, I want the user to be banned ...
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Show Folders on Desktop Like KDE?

Is there a way to show folders on the desktop in Windows 7 like in KDE?
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Kubuntu 9.10: LUKS-encrypt entire partition

In older versions of Ubuntu, mainly 8.04, I could encrypt en entire partition using LUKS, and mount it as /. the /boot directory was mounted on another partition. At boot time, I had to enter my ...
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How can I make my monitor run at it's native resolution under Kubuntu 9.10?

I have installed Kubuntu 9.10 afresh on an HP desktop computer with a Samsung SyncMaster 2243 and Intel integrated graphics card. The screen resolution is fixed on 1280x1024 instead of the native ...
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Silencing the Kubuntu PC Speaker beep [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best way to turn off the Ubuntu beep permanently? My Kubuntu installation makes me jump every now and then by emitting a hideous beep - generally when I ...
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How can I make my eth0 connection default on startup?

I'm running kubuntu 9.10 and every time I log in auto eth0 is used instead of my custom connection called "batnet". I have batnet set to automatically connect, but despite this it is ignored and the ...