KDE-based Ubuntu variant

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Strange icon behaviour with Kubuntu

Since a couple of days I started having a strange behaviour from Kubuntu, apparently it does not properly apply the icon set that I have chosen. My favourite set is KFaenza, and I've used it since a ...
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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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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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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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Kubuntu 11.04 Japanese input method

I've tried using iBus as a Japanese input method. I installed it from the repositories, as well as ibus-anthy, and it's sometimes functional, but not on Firefox or Thunderbird, which is where I need ...
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default mime type program is inconsistent between system and the mozilla firefox/thunderbird?

In kubuntu ,the default programs associated with mime types in mozilla products are completely different from the system-wide setting or user setting. For example, firefox/thunderbird will always use ...
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What is causing my kdeinit4 error?

I did not reinstall my OS or anything, but today as I log into my VirtualBox Kubuntu 12.0.4.02 LTS VM, I get a Could not start kdeinit4. Check your installation. error and can only boot into the ...
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python3-pip installed but pip3 command not found?

I am testing a Python3 program in several computers. To do that, I need to install a library of Python with pip3. So first, I was installing python3-pip in each computer (everyone is running a ...
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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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could not login with X-SERVER

i have 3 user account in system with kde and xfce . in x-server i can not login with all created users. in terminal after restart (and reinstall) x-server and kdm or xfce i do not get any error. ...
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How to make Wine hide all app GUI?

I have a windows application, it works perfectly fine in Wine. I'm talking about Steam. Now, I need Wine to hide any kind of windows it opens, I need it to be hidden completely but yet still running ...
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Notebook boot freezes into “white” screen after graphics driver update

Today I have updated my graphics card driver. Now my notebook always freezes and stucks in a black screen that becomes white after a while (white lines, artifacts, etc.). My OS is Kubuntu 13.04 and my ...
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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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Unable to boot into Windows install disk on a Kubuntu machine with full disk encryption

The machine I'm working on is an Asus N81V laptop, Core 2 Duo, 4GB of RAM, SSD. It currently has Kubuntu 13.10 with full disk encryption. I am trying to repurpose this machine with Windows 7. I have ...
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Can't see the desktop with vnc on kubuntu 13.10

I have installed vnc server: sudo apt-get install vnc4server then I set a password and start it doing vncserver I connect to this server with my vnc client..it works. Problem is that I get a ...
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All partitions in Hard Disk are not displaying while Kubuntu and Ubuntu installations

Currently my system runs on Windows 8 Pro. I want to install either Ubuntu or Kubuntu alongside Windows. I have Ubuntu 10.10, 13.04, 13.10 and Kubuntu 9.10 disks. I would like to install Kubuntu than ...
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Make KDE tile in thirds, or anything but halves/quarters

So, I have a big monitor, or at least big for me, and I sit rather close to it. (I don't have a desk, I have a tray table with a keyboard in my lap.) KDE comes with the ability to tile to quarters ...
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Trying to install kubuntu - ubi-partman failed with exit code 141

I first had installed ubuntu 13.10 dual boot with windows 8. I had 4 partitions, the one with Ubuntu, the one with windows, a partition "System reserved" which I think has the boot flag also and a ...
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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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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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Ubuntu - Hot to bind an action to perform when high CPU temperature in Ubuntu?

Im using Kubuntu 13.04 - by default it just shutdown system, and I want to set it to suspend, to avoid loss of work progress. How can I do this?
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Kubuntu desktop not showing after adding tightvnc server as a service

I installed tightvnc. It was working well when started manually. I then made it a service using this post as a guide (Automatically start VNC server on startup). Since then, when I start a session, ...
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kubuntu 12.04 comes with nothing?

i downloaded and installed kubuntu 12.04 on my laptop today. the dvd was 3.2GB. but there is no firefox, vlc, flash, c compiler or anything useful for that matter. exactly what is taking up 3.2GB? it ...
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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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Renaming files with the aid of a text file [closed]

I am trying to rename a load of files but don't know how to incorporate the use of a text file with the new names in it. I have a number of video files I want to rename, using a new list in a text ...
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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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Should I set my BIOS to local time or UTC?

I'm about to install a new system and just noticed that the BIOS time is set to UTC time. Should I set it to local time? What consequences does it have to leave it as is, or set it to local time? The ...
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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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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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How to make Libreoffice integrate better with KDE graphic environment

I'm running Libreoffice 4 in Kubuntu 12.04, hence inside a KDE environment. The graphic isn't at its best, as you can see the menu borders aren't drawn at all, making the interface plain and not very ...
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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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X11 forwarding succeeds for one remote machine, fails for another (identical?) one

I have a Windows 7 box with Xming (running) and PuTTY (both up-to-date versions). I'm doing X11 forwarding to two Kubuntu 12.04 machines, and running xclock on each. On the first machine - it works; ...
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re-add to RAID1 is not possible

On Kubuntu 13.10 I have two hdd: sdb 1TB with two partitions - one in RAID1 and second is simple. Second hdd sda 500GB is whole in RAID1. Once I unpluged second hdd, put there some other hdd ...
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usb-creator-kde fail to install bootable kubuntu

I want to install a bootable kubuntu 12.04.3 LTS on my Kingston flash drive (1,9GB storage). I've already tried it twice so far and the flash drive didn't start from USB, although I made sure that ...
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'mysql-workbench' require to unlock 'default' keyring on connect to server in KDE

Everytime when I try to connect to any server ('forward engenee' or 'synchronize model' for example) I get a messagebox: Unlock login keyring Enter password to unlock default keyring I use ...
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Upgrading ubuntu having kubuntu-desktop

I have Ubuntu 13.04 with kubuntu-desktop. I removed unity-desktop. Is it safe to upgrade to 13.10? Or should I go for a fresh install? Edit: My root is only ~15GB. I have /home on a separate ...
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How to install TheBrain software on ubuntu/kubuntu?

I am completely new to Linux based operating systems and am having trouble installing programs. I downloaded the latest version of TheBrain but can't seem to install it. I've made the file executable ...
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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 to backup partition tables during Linux installation, preferably working for Ubuntu or Kubuntu?

During a recent update to 13.10 from 13.04, Ubuntu crashed and became unstable. My attempts to repair it led to no results and I have finally decided to reinstall it, replacing in the process the ...
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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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Default browsers mess on kubuntu. How to make one really default?

On Kubuntu (12.04) I have three web browsers: Firefox, Chromium and rekonq. rekonq was default by default, and I asked both Firefox and Chromium to be default web browser (in this order). Effect: ...
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Is there a way to tell which display manager by Linux desktop is running?

I am running KDE Desktop on Ubuntu 12.04 and executing 'ps ax | grep dm' doesn't display any display manager like kdm, lightdm, or gdm. Is there another way of finding out? It must be something else ...
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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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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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Wireless doesn't work on my macbook with Kubuntu 13.04

I have installed Kubuntu 13.04 on my Macbook 2009 (it is not "pro"). It works everything fine but Wireless. Apparently Kubuntu doesn't recognize wireless, but i can use ethernet. Can someone help ...
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How can I make mdadm auto-assemble RAID after each boot?

I successfully created a RAID (mirroring) by utilizing mdadm. However, I must run the following commands after each boot: mdadm --stop --scan // to stop /dev/md127 - I don't know where the number 127 ...
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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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Printer driver will not work under Linux

I am attempting to use a Ricoh Aficio MP 2000 printer on Kubuntu 13.04, to no avail. It sees the printer (and other printers) and can print successfully to other printers, including another Ricoh ...
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Unsupported locale prevents me from starting apps

I have the following locale settings when I type export: declare -x LANG="es_ES.ISO-8859-1" declare -x LANGUAGE="es:en" declare -x LC_ADDRESS="ms_MY.UTF-8" declare -x LC_IDENTIFICATION="ms_MY.UTF-8" ...
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Graphic issues with KDE 4.11, fglrx drivers and OpenGL under Linux

I'm experiencing some problems after having upgraded my system to KDE 4.11. I'm using Kubuntu 12.04, and from time to time I enable the kubuntu-backports external repository to upgrade the system. ...