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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 ...
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KDE Desktop sharing auto opens every time

Every time I log into my kubuntu installation the KDE desktop sharing "invitation" window opens. I do not want this to occur. I thought closing it out, then logging out and back in would work, but ...
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How to setup Kubuntu to hibernate when I press the power button on my laptop?

I'm using Kubuntu and expected something similar to Windows's Power Management applet in the Control Panel. I want my laptop to Hibernate when I press the power button, instead of doing it manually ...
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Strange DNS problem [seems to be IPv6 issue]

I'm experiencing strange problems with my Kubuntu 9.10 when doing DNS requests from various applications. The requests are extremely slow, so loading any pages in Firefox or Konqueror, doing package ...
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GUI root in Linux

I'm using the newest Kubuntu, is there a way to have root privilages in the GUI? I don't like have to use the terminal, bacome root then use commands like cp, mv ,ln just to put something in a folder ...
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Best option for multi-head Kubuntu?

I am trying to set up a dual-head setup on my Kubuntu laptop, and have found several ways to do it. They all seem very complex and I would like to know which one would be best for my situation: ...
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Why was my KDE desktop switched with the Gnome one and how can I change it back?

To clarify, I am still using KDE (Kubuntu specifically) but I also have Gnome installed. However, when I log in, my plasma desktop shows up for a few seconds, but then switches to the Gnome desktop. ...
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change konsole-profile according to application in KDE

Using the Konsole terminal-emulator with KDE on Kubuntu 9.10 , I would like to have a different konsole profile (colors, icons) whenever I ssh into a server, so I can easily spot in which konsole tab ...
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Kubuntu Monitor Out of Range

My X server seems to be faulty, but I don't know why. I had some problems last week with a new motherboard, but they seemed to be resolved. Today, I updated Kubuntu and restarted, but my Viewsonic ...
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Alsa Headers not found in Ubuntu 9.04

I want to run my programs which I was running in Fedora core 6 which uses alsa apis, In FC6 I had alsa headers in /usr/include/alsa folder. In Ubuntu 9.04, I search whole file system but cant find ...
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Ubuntu vs Kubuntu: The closest Windows experience

For an experienced Windows user wanting to start experimenting with Linux, which distro provides the closest Windows experience? Assuming the use cases enumerated below: Web browsing Working with ...
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Windows VM on Kubuntu

I have a laptop which came with a license and software for Windows Vista. I get tired of it already, and I'm going to move to Kubuntu. I'll need Windows anyway, to use Adobe and Corel software for my ...
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slow internet Problem on kubuntu 9.10 AMD x64

I've recently installed kubuntu 9.10 AMD x64, on an HP 6830s. The installation went smoothly, with only one problem: when I try to use the internet, it's incredibly slow. I couldn't install Firefox or ...
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/etc/exports file not read on boot

I added some entries into my /etc/exports file. But when I boot my system, the file is not read. I check it by sudo exportfs — it returns nothing (also I can't mount the exported folders on other ...
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Songbird doesn't start because of GStreamer in Ubuntu 9.10

I have just upgraded my system to Kubuntu 9.10 (Karmic). This has apparently broken Songbird. The fix I found on the web (removing libvisual-4.0-plugin, or so) does not work, since I do not have that ...
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How do I make nm-applet the default network manager instead of knetworkmanager in KDE (Kubuntu)?

I'm using the latest version of Kubuntu and need to use nm-applet instead of knetworkmanager due to access issues with my work VPN and also seem to have issues with knetworkmanager forgetting how to ...
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How to re-enable automatic new hardware notifications in KDE 4.2?

I turned it off because it was "spamming" me with information about plasma sound issues, but it appears that without it system also doesn't mount usb storage devices automatically. How to bring it ...
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How to set up an extended desktop on dual monitors in Kubuntu 9.04?

I'm using my laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad T60) and I have a secondary monitor (which has a different resolution than my laptop screen) connected by VGA. Kubuntu recognizes the monitor and it functions but ...
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Software for remote controlling a computer with Kubuntu

I have a father who is totally lost with computers. From time to time, he calls me and says there's something wrong with the computer, but he cannot quite explain what the problem is. I'm now ...
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Image filtering in Firefox on Linux

I'm using the firefox-3.5 package (Shiretoko) on Kubuntu 9.04. I've noticed that if it scales an image, unlike on Windows, it does not apply a nice bilinear or bicubic filter to it. In other words, ...
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Kubuntu 9.04 - Can't drag application from one screen to another in multi monitor setup

I have a new install of Kubuntu 9.04. I installed the ati drivers. fglrxinfo display: :0.0 screen: 0 OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc. OpenGL renderer string: ATI FirePro V3750 (FireGL) ...
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How do I associate magnet links with Ktorrent in Firefox?

I'm on Kubuntu, Firefox 3.5.
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How I can hide a user from the login screen?

I have Kubuntu 9.04 and I want to hide a user from appearing in the Login Screen, I shouldn't remove it permanently of course, but I need to make it visible again when needed.
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Kubuntu to Ubuntu

Is there a way to switch from Kubuntu to Ubuntu? I tried to search with add /remove and on net but always get Ubuntu to Kubuntu not otherway around.
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Why won't my desktop come back after switching away from desktop session?

==================================================================== UPDATE I've still got Gnome/Metacity installed so I logged into that (still used KDM) and the problems listed below seem to not ...
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Setting up a network printer on Kubuntu

I'm struggling to setup a network printer on Kubuntu. Ubuntu works 100%, but Kubuntu just does nothing I did as below From the Kubuntu desktop, Kmenu > System Settings > Printers > Add > Add ...
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How to remove the Ubuntu Gnome desktop after making the switch to KDE?

This is the opposite of this question. Basically I've been using Ubuntu for a while but decided to give KDE a shot so I went through the process of getting the latest KDE installed. I'm very ...
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How to get Compiz wall desktop viewer to show more than 2 desktops?

Since I've switched to KDE on my Ubuntu install (I guess for now I'm a Kubuntu guy) I can't see more than 2 of my virtual desktops in my Wall switcher. I can't even use the switcher to switch to the ...
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How to avoid ugly dithering when running KDE over VNC?

I'm currently setting up a new Xen paravirt domain running KDE (4.2.2, from Kubuntu 9.04). As I have been unable to get the virtual framebuffer working in it, I've decided to set up VNC (from the ...
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How do I remove KDE from Ubuntu if I decide not to stick with it?

I installed kubuntu-kde4-desktop package on my Ubuntu 9.04 install to give KDE a fair shake since I've always wanted to try it. I'm not done with it yet, but if I decide I want to go back to my tried ...
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Mouse icon problem with dual monitors on Kubuntu

I am running Kubuntu 9.04 with the desktop extended across two monitors. Everything is working well except, when I move the mouse pointer from monitor one to monitor two, an image of the mouse ...
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Kubuntu loading screen in Ubuntu

Long ago I was impressed with KDE4 screenshots and installed kubuntu-desktop on my Ubuntu. After a while I was tired of it, it's just too overloaded and Ctrl+Alt+Scroll doesn't work so I removed it. ...
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SD card works only once in Kubuntu 9.04

I have a new MSI GX620 derived laptop, with an internal SD card reader. It works fine when I first insert a card. But when I "safely remove" the card with Dolphin, and stick in a new card, nothing ...
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Anyone experiencing audio issues with VirtualBox on Linux and has a solution?

I've been using Virtualbox (now at 3.0.2) on Kubuntu (now at 9.04) for a while now, and I seem to have a problem when running Windows. Sometime after a while the audio will cut out in Kubuntu. The ...
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Kubuntu KDE Language Mixup

I installed Kubuntu 9.04 with Dutch as the language setting. However, when I first started, everything was actually in English. In the system settings -> region and language I set the system language ...
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Kubuntu desktop audio stutters

I've tried using Amarok, mplayer, and VLC on Kubuntu 9.04, and with every one, the audio that plays will randomly stutter (pause for a second and resume). It can happen once per song, ten times per ...