Tag Archives: kubuntu

HP Photosmart C6380 wireless scanner doesn’t work in Kubuntu

I installed Kubuntu on my mom’s pc. Everything seemed to work, except scanning using the HP Photosmart C6380 All-in-one printer over the wireless network. Printing with the same device using wifi did work. It turned out I should have installed … Continue reading

Posted in All, Software | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Language / locale settings on Kubuntu

I recently installed a Dutch-language version of Kubuntu on my aunt’s laptop and on a friend’s PC. There were some issues regarding the language or locale settings: programs would start up in English despite the Dutch locale, or I would … Continue reading

Posted in All, Software | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Boot Linux from a USB flash drive on a Macbook

In order to install Linux on the replacement of a crashed hard-disc drive in a 2006 Macbook Core duo, I wanted to boot Linux from a USB flash drive in order to then install it. While this is trivial on … Continue reading

Posted in All, Software | Tagged , , , , , | 50 Comments

Send a message to a KDE user from the command line

I have been looking for a way to notify KDE users that I’m tinkering with their system. Since I’m usually logged in remotely, knotify doesn’t work, complaining about $DISPLAY not being set. So far, I’ve only been able to find … Continue reading

Posted in All, Software | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Issues when updating Kubuntu to 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin

When I updated Kubuntu on my mother-in-law’s pc (yep, GNU/Linux is great for mothers-in-law — it’s hard for them to break something, and if they do it can be resolved remotely.) from version 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx to 12.04 LTS … Continue reading

Posted in All, Software | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Kubuntu KDM Get New Themes for KDE login manager does not update the theme list

In Gentoo and Kubuntu GNU/Linux, when I want to add a theme for the KDE login manager (KDM), I can select and install new themes, but they are not added to the list of installed themes. Here’s a quick workaround.

Posted in All, Software | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments