Kubuntu Bionic Beta 2 candidate images spinning soon

Hi folks, just a bit of advance notice for everyone who would like to
help us test the heck out of this, to make Kubuntu 18.04 the best ever

To get a jump on this, create a login on the quatracker if you don't
have one: <a href="" title=""></a>

Download a daily image to save some time, and then zsync when the Beta
2 candidate drops (you will be able to see it on the qatracker.

Need to resize a cloned hard drive

I upgraded my SSD to a larger one with an external cloner. The thing
made the larger hard drive one partition the same size as the old drive.
In Windows when this happens we just go into Disk Management and make
the whole drive the partition.


hey guys. i was just wondering if there's a telegram group for us kubuntu members. i installed 18.04 lts last night and i was having an issue remembering how to report a bug because i noticed one right away. there's no icon for thunderbird in the discover center nor on the desktop or the internet section of the main menu. i'll try it again tonight and then try to remember how to report it.



hello my wonderful friends! i'm a recent convert to kubuntu and! i was missing the awesomeness if this OS! i love it! i just installed the beta 1 of kubuntu and i'm chasing down bugs!

crash with installing 18.04 on enabeling format

crash with installing 18.04 on enabeling partition "format" flag...

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/frontend/kde_components/",
line 66, in setData
AttributeError: 'int' object has no attribute 'toBool'


Getting a bluetooth speaker to connect

I'm running Kubuntu 16.04 on an HP Notebook with a Cambridge Silicon Radio,
Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)-- in a USB port. I'm able to pair it with an
iWorld bluetooth speaker but it won't connect.

I can connect if I'm running Windows 10 and the same hardware combination or
with my Chromebook.

Any ideas?

Jerry Lapham
Monroe, OH 45050
<a href="mailto: ... at gmail dot com"> ... at gmail dot com</a>
Walk to Emmaus: Fueling station for a spirit-filled church

webaccounts missing google account?


I just compiled and installed the gdrive kio on kubuntu 17.10

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When I click on google drive, it prompts me to create an account but
there's no way to create a google account. The only options are AIM,
Bonjour/Salut, Gadu-Gadu, IMB-Sametime, ICQ (really?), Jabber, KDE Talk,
Office 365/Lynx, Office 365/Linc (via libpurple), Skype, Telegram,

single vs double click dolphin

I have 18.04 running on two computers. On both, Dolphin main window is no
longer single click, it's double click to open. Is this intentional? If so,
I cannot find a way to set it back to single click.

also, wifi no longer reconnects automatically upon restart.

Cutelyst 2


yesterday I did a major release update do Cutelyst now v2,
I'd like to have it in 18.04 I tried to do this earlier but failed :(
I have done some initial packaging which is probably useless
as I'm not very skilled with packaging, can it still go to 18.04?
If so can someone give me a hand with it?

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i can't remember if i'm a member of this list or not but i wanted to ask a question.

is it possible to have dot/dash running indicators to show which programs are running like gnome does instead of having the window list in the task bar?

i really like kubuntu and i'm just wondering if this is an option that can be turned on somehow.

Kubuntu Dev Meeting 3/24/18

I'm going to choose March 24 this saturday at 2pm for this meeting to clear
out our phab board and some more tasks.

Meet us on IRC on #kubuntu-devel !!!

Kubuntu 18.04: Screen contents flicker on resize

I was trying out the Beta build of Kubuntu 18.04 LTS and I faced the same
issue I faced earlier with 17.10. When resizing any window, there are times
when it will flicker. It's random, and switching compositing backend to
openGL 3 didn't help either.
Using Xrender helped in removing the flicker, but then everything started
to tear. Even when I forced full screen repaints, the tearing wouldn't stop.

I don't know if it's a Xorg issue or something with KDE.


Now that Amarok 2.9 has finally been released
<a href="" title=""></a> is it worth sticking with this rather
than moving over to Cantata for the LTS release?

i386 ISO tests

Hi all, I completed the i386 tests I could complete, and filed bugs
about the problems I encountered.

Please test the beta candidate -- especially i386 users

Hello folks, half the required tests have been done for amd64, and
NONE have been done for i386.

This is simply not acceptable nor sustainable. Please test as the
previous emails have instructed, and report your results:

<a href="" title=""></a>


Kubuntu release manager

Time to test! Kubuntu beta 1 Bionic images available on the qa tracker

Please see <a href="" title=""></a>
for details.

Remember: we need people to test on so-called bare metal - real
computers rather than VMs - if possible. This is crucial for the i386
images. The Xenial dot release situation was terrible for i386 with
none of the people begging us to do the work to release for this
platform actually stepping up to test.

Remember to login to the qatracker and *report your bugs* and link the
bug reports (if any) with your test results.



18.04 i386 testing

Just did an install of 18.04  i386 and it went very well.  The only
glitch I have seen so far:

I usually do a manual config of disk partitions.  So I selected home,
root, and boot partitions and all of that went well with one exception. 
I first decided not to format the /home partition and didn't flag it to
format in the manual partition selection.  But when I came out of that,
I clicked on the 'format' box for /home and the installer crashed.

Not a biggie in my view because I RARELY get through an install without
at least one installer crash...  I think that is a big weakpoint of

wifi doesn't reconnect

Using kubuntu development version 18.04 on two computers, and with recent
updates (and now fully updated current) the wifi doesn't reconnect on
either machine. I have tried several GUI things. Unchecking and rechecking
both the "automatically connect" and "All users may connect". No matter
what I do it doesn't reconnect after restarting the computer.

Kubuntu Automation 2.1 released


Kubuntu Automation 2.1 was released. This new version provides new features,
bug fixes and some code refactoring. Feel free to inspect the changelog to see
the technical details.

Packages for Bionic, Artful and Xenial are now available in our dev-tools PPA:
<a href="" title=""></a>

We have been using the 2.1 series for quite a while to do our uploads to PPA's
and the official Ubuntu archive so it's about time to make this version the
"official" one.

OEM installer, amd64 16.04.4

Anyone better able than I am to provide feedback on this bug I experienced?

<a href="" title=""></a>

It was sad to get all the way to the end, have reported success, and
not only have to report a failure, but be unable to provide the needed

Thanks to whoever can help with this.

For i386, the installer was freezing so often i never got far enough
to try oem -- or anything else. And again, no useful logfiles.



Kubuntu 18.x - nvidia-390 broken...

with Kubuntu 18.x nvidia-390 drivers do not work.... please fix...


Remove flash from kubuntu-restricted-addons?

Ubuntu and other favours did this a while back

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<a href="" title=""></a>

* Drop Adobe Flash as it will be EOL before end of next LTS

I believe we did have some discussion of this at the time, and either
said leave it, or did not make a firm decision.

I think it is appropriate to re-visit this discussion before be go to beta.

Please comment on <a href="" title=""></a> if you have an
account, or are willing to get a KDE identity account.

Unable to open files in LibreOffice

Ever since yesterday's Plasma updates, I am unable to open any documents in
LibreOffice; it seems to run fine until I try to open a document in any LO
program (Writer, Calc, etc.).

Looking forward to Bionic Beta 1

Hi folks, for various reasons there was no Alpha 1 or 2 this cycle, but now
we're on the march to Beta 1, which will be on March 8 [1].

Now is the time to get your VMs ready, or dust off that old 32 bit machine
in preparation. Rik has got Plasma 5.12.2 uploaded to the Archive, so this
is gonna be exciting! (New plasma is available for Artful users too:
<a href="" title=""></a>)

Remember: we cannot release this LTS for i386 if we don't get testers. And
we need some of that testing to be on actual 32-bit machines.

Kubuntu Dev Meeting

Hello all!

We're very close to the Kubuntu 18.04 LTS release and I would like for us
to go though the Phab board [1] to see what needs doing to polish our next
LTS release.

(solved) KDE root programs' fonts very small


I've had the problem, that graphical programs (or program parts), which run as root, had a very small font size - such as systemsettings5 or muon's settings->configure software sources window.

I've investigated it, and I found that the following has to be added to /etc/environment:


That is, the XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP environment variable needs to be set to "KDE". But this doesn't work when set in ~/.bashrc, ~/.proile or /etc/profile. Looks like these scripts aren't called by kdesudo.

Kubuntu Automation 2.1 rc 1 released


KA 2.1 rc 1 was just released. Packages are available in the development tools
testing PPA:
<a href="" title=""></a>

If they are no unexpected problems with the 2.1 series (we have been using it
for a while now) it will be released in the stable PPA[1] next week or so.


[1] <a href="" title=""></a>

Bionic Kubuntu testing

Howdy folks,
Last night I tested the 2.10.18 Kubuntu Bionic image. Here were my findings:

2/10/18 Bionic Kubuntu image

2013 HP ENVY dv6, 500GB 5400 RPM WD hard drive, 8 GB RAM, crappy NVIDIA
GPU; 15.4" 720p TN screen (very low quality)

Issues/Unexpected behaviors
Live session uses dark theme (Intentional?


Fresh installed kubuntu 18.04 dev, have had this ever since, notification
in the taskbar for "failure to download update data files".

Hi Falkon team, how's it going?

Hello team,

I was just blogging about Falkon among other things, and wondered how close
you are to a KDE release. I was looking at
<a href="" title=""></a> and don't see a lot of
movement there.

Is there any way I can help you all out? As the Kubuntu Release Manager,
I'm very eager to see Falkon released in time for us to include it in our
next release, which will be a long-term support [1]. Looks like the final
feature freeze is March 1.

Do you think you will be able to get a release done by then?

Tiny font in Synaptic


I'm running a Kubuntu 16.04.3 LTS system. Reading the mailing list kubuntu-users (and ubuntu-users), made me want to try Synaptic. But the font is so small, you can hardly read it.

Is there a straightforward way to make the font bigger?


updating the look of our downloads page at etc

Reading through #ubuntu-releases I noticed that Simon has updated the
Lubuntu page, so I asked him about it.

<a href="" title=""></a>

He said "It's a one line fix in the cdimage tooling.

Re: Difficulties to connect to access an Android phone from Kubuntu 16.04

Also the desktop app needs to be relatively new to work with the current android app. The one in the backports ppa is over a year old.


Hi, I noticed the posts about the papercuts currently in Kubuntu, and while
I don't know if this is the appropriate place for me to share, I would like
to add.

1) KTorrent doesn't handle magnet links by default.

2) Add redshift applet (<a href="" title=""></a>) and
redshift to the default install, but not enabled, for those still on Xorg.

3) add the virtual keyboard to sddm as well, currently it is only in

4) launching audio volume settings from the applet results in rendering
errors and thus useless.
This should probably be fixed.

5) update the plymout

Kubuntu papercuts

Howdy everyone! Valorie invited me to join this list and share my list of Kubuntu issues and papercuts, being a full-time user of 17.10.

Difficulties to connect to access an Android phone from Kubuntu 16.04

Hello Everbody.

At earlier versions of Kubuntu, I could quite easily access the SD card and
internal memory in my Android phones. I connected a USB cable in between
the phone and laptop and the phone showed up as a "mass storage" device,
after which I could easily transfer files between either devices.

However, ever since let's say Kubuntu 14.04 it's getting more and more
complicated. Kubuntu 16.04 is even worse in this context.
One error message that often comes back sounds something like "mtp protocol
died unexpectedly.

Error after adding Kubuntu's backports Repo


I have a question but I'm not sure if this is the appropriate channel to
report it though. I was trying to install Latte-Dock but when I added the
"ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports" repository I got a prompt for upgrading several
other packages and dependencies that in the end were not able to be
upgraded as I have a 64 bit Kubuntu OS with 32 bit libraries installed as I
needed them for Android Studio.

The Message said that the packages could not be upgraded and the previous
versions will be used instead, therefore the upgrade was cancelled and I
wasn't able to complete the installation.

Repositories for 17.04??

I realize that 17.04 has reached end of life but I have a couple of
17.04 servers and went to do that latest (last) updates to them.
However, I am getting a lot of errors when doing an apt-get update.

Such as:

E: The repository ' zesty-updates
Release' does no longer have a Release file

and that is just one of many.   Have they changed the way they 'bury' an
old release?   For the record, I am still able to update a 16.04 system.


Synaptic Problem

Synaptic is giving me the same error message that apt-get is,
I.e., "W: No sandbox user '_apt' on the system, can not drop
privileges". Unfortunately, synaptic is treating it as a fatal
error, and the download dies at that point. It also has the
same, "tiny text", problem as firefox.

Anyone know how to fix these?


NVIDIA problems

I have a computer with two Quadro K4000 cards (and two monitors). I want
that each pair monitor/card is a dedicated screen. With the current
nvidia installed (384.11), the two pairs act as one huge screen (which
is not what I want). I don't see in the nvidia-settings program where I
can configure that (in the past, it was an explicit option).
I also try the xorg-nouveau driver. I can have two screens, but the X
server hangs sometimes (a bug in the driver I guess).
I suppose that I have to modify manually the xorg.conf configuration
file, but I have no clue how. An idea?

More 16.04 problems

While working on getting the system rebuilt, it was hemorhaging
email for about a day and a half/two days before I got it fixed,
so I lost a bunch of it. If I haven't replied to anything in the
last, couuple. that's why.

Got the teensy text problem _mostly_ fixed but not completely.
Most notably with firefox, which is a whole number of problems
all by itself. The basic version that comes, "in the box", couldn't
find it's, ".o/", files with both hands, and so, wouldn't
launch. I finally did an, "apt-get install reinstall firefox", and
got a working version of the latest firefox.

Transitioned from years of Windows O/S to Kubuntu

Hi All;
I'm 68 yr old white male who's been using Windows since Windows
for Work Groups 3.1.1 I just installed Kubuntu 16.04.3 on my Laptop. I've
done in the terminal Konsole, sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade,
Discover has updated 259 updates automatically. I've re-booted twice since
my install. I've searched the Internet for things (guides) to do after
fresh install, but not sure about some of the advice..? I've read some
e-books about "how to's" yet not much info on setting up the system for an
everyday PC usage... I read an article about KDE 5.8.8 and some

Install Problems

Ok, I'm sitting here with a brand new 16.04.2 install,
done the upgrades, and while it's a bit of a
disapointment in some ways, it does just fine in
others. Par for the course, I guess.

One of the problems is that firefox can't find its,
".o/", files with both hands.

Screen Res problem in 16.04

Ok, I'm checking out the try it and see portion of a
16.04 install DVD. When I get to the screen resolution
portion of os the System Settings, the choice of
available resolutions is completely unsatisfactory.
There are _only_ two, 720X400, and 1920X1080. I have
to use a _LARGE_ magnifying glass just to see these
numbers, and clicking on either doesn't change the
resolution, at all.

How do I get this to work, and with the entire
spectrum of resolutions to pick, and choose from,
so I can get something decent to work with?



Are there any "HowTos"/manuals/tutorials/ebooks/etc specifically
for dealing with 16.04? Also, What about new/old Plasma issues?

Thanks in advance.


meltdown/spectre patch for Trusty 32 bit


Can anybody tell me if and where there is a meltdown patch
available for Trusty 32 bit.


Uwe Brauer

Comprehension question with sftp connection in konqueror


I've had ssh installed, and configured it to allow authentification with public keys only. Password authentification is turned off. I've set the SSH port to 3322.

It all worked fine (including sftp in konqueror). It still does, with the exception of sftp in konqueror. I can access my laptop from my desktop machine via ssh, scp and sftp, and vice versa.

Kontact bug (?): Can't synchronize with CardDAV ressource


I've edited a contact in the addressbook, but I can't get the changes synchronized with my Nextcloud server (via CardDAV).

When I click on "Update addressbook folder" in the menu in the "Contacts" section of Kontact, then I get this message:

Before syncing folder "Kontakte" it is necessary to have the resource online. Do you want to make it online?

I click on Yes, but then the dialog closes and nothing happens. Next time, the same question comes again. The changes don't make it to the CardDAV server, what can be seen in its web interface.

Any ideas?


new weegie

I was updating weegie and rebooted but it didn't surface, responded to
pings but not to ssh.

Since it was running vivid it was time to update it anyway. The
reason it hasn't been is I had hoped to change it to Chef setup but
turns out Chef doesn't work on ARM for no good reason and with no good
error message so i ran out of energy.

Anyway I've set up a new weegie now running trusty and copied over the
main content.

Please help test! Artful Dot One

Hello folks, you may or may not be aware that the Artful images were
withdrawn because there was a bug that would hurt some machines. The kernel
has been patched to get rid of the bugged driver now, and the images have
been re-spun as of today:

‎[13:32] ‎[Notice]‎ -queuebot to #kubuntu-devel- Builds: Kubuntu Desktop
amd64 [Artful Dot One] (20180105.2) has been added
‎[13:32] ‎[Notice]‎ -queuebot to #kubuntu-devel- Builds: Kubuntu Desktop
i386 [Artful Dot One] (20180105.2) has been added

So we need to retest, just as if this was a Release Candidate.

install debug packages with "list-symbols-packages-v2.1" sh script needs update....

install debug packages with "list-symbols-packages-v2.1" sh script needs

Kubuntu papercuts

Hi all-

I've been using Kubuntu since version 8.04, through the rocky KDE 3 -> 4
transition, and through the early rough versions of Plasma 5 (though
this was *much* smoother than 3 -> 4), and I've always really enjoyed
the Kubuntu experience. My mother-in-law is using Kubuntu on her
computer: first 14.04, now 16.04, and she's had a very easy time of it,
so I think that also says a lot about the quality of KDE/Plasma as a
desktop environment.

1000 New Year's pledges for 2018 (first Bionic Beaver test rebuilds)

The first test rebuild of Bionic Beaver was started on December 21 2017 for all
architectures, all components (main component and seeded packages finished,
unseeded packages still building). The number of build time failures
unfortunately is at an all time high around a four digit number.

firefox 57.x extention "Ubuntu Modifications" no longer compattible...

firefox 57.x extention "Ubuntu Modifications" no longer compattible...

New Qt Discussion Channel

Hello everyone,

Since Qt is a major foundational framework for two flavors (Kubuntu and
Lubuntu Next), and soon to be Ubuntu Budgie (given where upstream
Solus/Budgie is going), I thought it was about time to create a place to
collaborate on Qt-specific packaging, transition, and bug triage work
pertaining to the Qt framework.

That place is now #ubuntu-qt on freenode and is bridged to Telegram at
<a href="" title=""></a>

Anyone is welcome to join, but please keep in mind that it's Qt-specific
technical discussion, and *this is not the place to get support for your

upgrade xenial -> bionic


here is a little feedback. I have just upgraded my old i386 laptop from
xenial to bionic. The upgrade worked without any issues. So far
everything I have tested after the reboot works well. Even the desktop
layout was preserved.

There is just one tiny bit which I suppose will be sorted later.

FWD: Survey: Diversity and Inclusion

We invite you to fill out this survey, which takes about 6 minutes to complete.

This survey is central to a Mozilla initiative dedicated to positively
impacting diversity and inclusion in open source and is core to our
mission of supporting an “Internet that truly puts people first, where
individuals can shape their own experience and are empowered, safe and

By participating in this voluntary survey you will help generate a new
and innovative understanding of how identity in open source community
influences our experiences - and how as an ecosystem we can w

My Kubuntu Developer Application

Hello everyone,

I'm officially applying to be a Kubuntu Developer.

Here's the Doodle: <a href="" title=""></a>

Here's my application (which is also linked on the Doodle):
<a href="" title=""></a>

I've CCed some Kubuntu Developers, and I'll finalize the poll when I
have a time where at least three can attend (although the more the

Thanks everyone.

My Membership

Hi to everyone,
If you want tonight we can discuss about my membership.

Andrea Del Sarto

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