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How can I disable input from the laptop keyboard in (Kubuntu) Linux?

I want to disable the laptop keyboard so that I can put a normal USB keyboard on top of it. Is there anyway to do it? I DON'T want to do it through X (i.e xinput float), because I need to be able to ...
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cifs mount locks processes after period of inactivity

I am successfully mounting our windows share on my ubuntu box (kubuntu in this case). However, after a period of inactivity any process that tries to access it will hang/lock up. It should be noted I ...
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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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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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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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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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VIM “upgraded” to expandtab and tabstop=8 on Python files

After reinstalling my OS from Kubuntu 12.10 to Kubuntu 14.04, VIM has changed its behaviour when editing Python files. Though before the reinstall all file types had noexpandtab and tabstop=4 set, now ...
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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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No Network Access When Connecting to Ethernet Network with 802.1x in Kubuntu

I seem to have exhausted all my possible solutions here. I'm at school and their Wifi is in the process of being fixed/updated. In the mean time, Wired/ethernet would be much more convenient. I ...
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How to make emacs truly full screen on start up?

I want emacs to be truly maximized on start up. There are solutions to the problem that just make the emacs window width of the screen. That's not enough for me. I want the emacs window to be docked ...
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Kubuntu guest on Windows 8.1 Hyper-V won't shut down completely

I've got a Windows 8.1 Professional laptop with Hyper-V installed, and a Kubuntu 14.04 Desktop VM. When I shutdown the Kubuntu VM, most of the time it gets to the logo screen, and just sits there. ...
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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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In Kubuntu 12.04, my Numeric Keypad NumLock key behavior is reversed

I use Kubuntu 12.04 with US and IL layouts. I haven't made any keyboard-layout-related configuration changes (that I can remember). When I press numeric keypad keys, I get numbers, not arrays; but if ...
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How to connect to a VPN?

I am a newbie on this subject, and I was told to connect to a VPN from my computer, which is running Kubuntu 13.10. I was also given the server to connect to (vpn.server_x.com:81), a user and its ...
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Syncing directory between Kubuntu and Windows 7

I recently came across an issue on my work computer. I'm running Kubuntu 14.04 as my main development OS and Windows 7 for compatibility with some company software and network stuff. My problem is ...
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Change profiles for all running terminator windows?

I'm running kubuntu, and I've been building a script that allows me to switch my desktop from light to dark and back. I just started using terminator, and I'm wondering if there's a way to switch the ...
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What is this SSD in my laptop

I have a laptop running Kubuntu. This laptop comes with a 32GB SSD inside. Is it a drive that I may store any old files on it? If possible, I would like to put my operating system onto it so I may ...
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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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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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Front panel Audio

My front panel audio is not working/detecting anything plugged into the MIC or SPEAKER ports. This happens in Windows 7 Professional x64, it does not happen in Kubuntu or Debian (virtual machine OS). ...
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Change keyboard shortcuts with terminal

I have Kubuntu and I would like to use bash/terminal to change keyboard shortcuts. And help is appreciated!
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Find & replace on a folder of .txt (but only first 1-3 lines)

I have a folder of .txt files. They all look like this: Title: Title of blog post. Tags: tag1,tag2,tag3 Text on the post. Just my thoughts. > A blockqoute Written in *markdown.* Using ...
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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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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 ...