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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 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 do I associate magnet links with Ktorrent in Firefox?

I'm on Kubuntu, Firefox 3.5.
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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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Kubuntu cant add new ssh network folder

I'm trying to add a remote ssh network folder in Kubuntu 11.04. I can connect to this remote server via konsole ssh : ssh 10.3.140.111 However when I try and add a "new network folder" from the ...
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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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Desktop not visible, doesn't show any icons in Kubuntu

I installed kubuntu few days back. By clicking blindly I lost my desktop - I mean it is working fine but there are no icons on the desktop and there is no task bar with list of programs. How can I ...
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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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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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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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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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Setting primary monitor in ubuntu without xrandr

I am running Kubuntu 12.10. I have 3 monitors plugged into a AMD Radeon 7970. I have tried switching the order of the outputs, and configuring them repeatedly with amdcccle but kubuntu always seems ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ran xev and ...
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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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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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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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Super large resolution on ubuntu server

I am using ubuntu server 10.04 on Amazon EC2 64bit. What I want to do is install a graphical user interface so I can view it using vnc or any other remote desktop, I am currently thinking of ...
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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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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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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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How to retrieve a list of installed packages on (K)ubuntu sorted by category

I'm using Kubuntu. I'd like to get a list of installed packages on my system, and in particular to have them sorted by category, i.e. as seen in Muon Package Manager, in the category filter tab. For a ...
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XServer after upgrade not working

Ok, so I updated my Kubuntu 10.10 install to 11.04 and now when I log on I land in a consoile instead of getting a GUI - the rest seems to be working fine though. I'm using a Radeon 4870 with the ...
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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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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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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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Remapping Emacs' Meta to Windows keys on Kubuntu

After quite a few hours of searching now, I still can't work out how to do this. Setup: French Windows Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000 (which is why I want to remap) HP Pavilion dm4 laptop running ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can't restore using BackInTime: nothing happens

It all should be simple, but I probably miss some detail: Made two backups (successfully) Choose one backup (successfully) Select it and press 'restore' - nothing happens, the files are not restored ...
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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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How to use ssh-agent (and graphic passphrase dialog) in Kubuntu 10.10?

I have recently switched from Ubuntu to kubuntu, both version 10.10. Unfortunately in KDE the ssh passphrase dialog doesn't work out of the box. Everytime my ssh private key is used I need to enter my ...
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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 ...