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

My membership

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

Andrea Del Sarto

Minutes from KCI development discussion

Thank to all who were able to attend the Developer meeting this evening to
discuss proposal for the future of the Kubuntu CI.


Considerable work has already begun to scope out and implement a new
Kubuntu Continous Integration system.

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It was agreed that the new tooling will be developing following UNIX
philosophy "Do one thing and do it well", the code will be developed in
Python with close adherence to Pythonic style.
Following PEP8 Python coding standards, and usng PyLint and code reviews,
so that the coding does not delivery unexpected su

Kubuntu Membership

Hi to everyone,
this is a Doodle <> for a meeting
arrangement for my Kubuntu Membership Application.
Let me know when you can talk about that.
Thanks in advance.

Andrea Del Sarto

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

Meeting to discuss KCI - TODAY @ 21:00 UTC

Hello All

Apologies for the late notice, it slipped my mind to announce this ealier.
Although it has been an ongoing discussion in #Kubuntu-Devel

There is a developers meeting to discuss the Kubuntu CI.

This will encompass :-

Design discussion and objectives
Review of what we have in the Wiki
Technical approach and tooling
Development Sprint planning

The overall objective is to launch us into a new development phase to build
a new KCI

Meeting will take place in our BBB conference server, Text Chat, Voice,
Video and Screenshare / Virtual Whiteboard available.

Room 1
Password: welcome


Kubuntu-PPAs for Artful


I've done a "do-release-upgrade" from 17.04 to 17.10, and I got the message
"Paketquellen von Drittanbietern deaktiviert" ("package sources for thrid
party providers deactivated").

It turns out, that it has rewritten my Kubuntu PPAs in /etc/apt/
sources.list.d/ from "zesty" to "artful", and at the same time commented out
these lines:

# deb <a href="" title=""></a> artful main


# deb <a href="" title=""></a> artful main

How do I configure the new Kubuntu PPAs, for Artful?

Can you hear us

I'm reading.
​Pablo​ Carbonell

Re: Can you hear us

I'm reading.

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I'm reading

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i'm reading

I'm reading

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I am reading.



Can you hear us (Jonathan Aqulina)

I hear you. Long time list follower here.

Sent from my iPhone

Re: Can you hear us

No I can't hear you as I have my headphones on

SYSTEM > Applications seemingly correctly set. However, sometimes still BlueFish gets launched instead of Firefox.

Hello Everybody.

At present, I am using a 64 bit version of Kubuntu 16.04 along with KDE Plasma
version 5.8.8 at a Lenovo X220. KDE Plasma 5.8.8 has come here via the regular
backport ppa.

Now my question. Till recently, various applications throughout my system used
to launch Bluefish instead of Firefox, when clicking at a link that should lead
to some website. I have changed the system settings as summarised below and
restarted my system several times. In most of the cases, I get Firefox now
when clicking at some website link in some application. That is OK.

Help with Promotion and Marketing

Kubuntu needs you !

The Kubuntu Council need your help to extend our active community.

Bad memory/swap management in 17.10?

Under memory pressure the machine becomes totally unresponsive (with the
hard disk light constantly lit up due to heavy swapping, I suppose),
until I reset it (once I waited up to an hour to see if it recovered
with no luck).
It happens often enough that it's becoming annoying.

Before the upgrade to 17.10, the same workload (see below) didn't cause
the lock-up: the machine would be unresponsive for a short while (a few
seconds) but then it recovered and was usable again.

I have 8GB of memory, one virtualbox virtual machine with 3.5GB
assigned, firefox, thunderbird and the plas

Fix for distupgrade from 14.04 to 16.04


the release notes for 16.04 at [1] say:

Join us for Kubuntu Cafe live tonight! – 4th November – 9pm-11pm UTC

Join us for our /dev/random format online community ‘unconference’.
Hosted by our very own ‘Kubuntu Musketeers’


9 pm- 11 pm UTC.

This open format show provides a huge variety including. Discussion,
Tech Guests, Tutorials, Reviews, Projects, Hacks, User guidance, Quests,

The agenda is built on the fly, and driven by the participants.

Help test Plasma 5.8.8 LTS and Krita 3.3.1 for Kubuntu Backports!

Have you been using the Kubuntu Backports PPA on Kubuntu 16.04 LTS? Help
us test the latest release of KDE Plasma LTS and Krita 3.3.1! Our goal
is to release these updates to users on Saturday, November 4, 2017
barring any issues.

You can find the full changelog for KDE Plasma 5.8.8 LTS here[1], which
shows what fixes are included in this update.

In order to install these updates to test, you must have the Backports
PPA installed already on a Kubuntu 16.04 LTS system.

Bionic Beaver now open for development

Before heading on with Bionic Beaver, let's have a look at all the remaining
build failures in Artful Aardvark [1], which is the highest number of build
failures at the end of a release cycle we ever had. Please don't repeat that
and plan to address these build failures in time for the Bionic Beaver release
(at least for all the packages in main and in seeds).

Bionic Beaver [2] is now open for development.

Re: Can anyone try to run Kexi on Kubuntu 17.10?

On Wed, October 25, 2017 6:58 pm, Jaroslaw Staniek wrote:

17.10 font hinting broken?

I just upgraded to 17.10[*] and, as every time I upgrade, the fonts
sucks: I like my fonts crisp, so I hate antialiasing at the normal font
OTOH without aliasing most fonts have bad hinting and look awful, so I
use fonts with good hinting (msttcorefonts), aliasing disabled between 8
and 15 points and full hinting.
This usually fixes the problem with bad fonts, but this time it doesn't:
it seems that it doesn't do hinting at all and the fonts are badly
rendered (just like they usually do with the autohinter).

I tried both using the kde fonts settings (which writes

After upgrade 17.10 Telepathy no longer connect to google

After I upgraded from Kubuntu 17.04 to 17.10 telepathy would no longer
connect to my Google Account. So I deleted the account and tried to add
it back. When I go to add I either through Telepathy or System Setting
-> Online Accounts I get a dialog box that says: There was an error
while trying to process the request: userActionFinished error: 2.

Thank you,


Kubuntu 17.10 is released -- thank you team!

Thanks to everyone who tested this cycle, wrote blog posts and other
articles, tweeted, posted to forums, Facebook, G+, Mastodon, and other
places. So far Artful has been pretty great for me. And soon we'll
have Plasma 5.11.1 which we were unable to include in the release
because of the release date and cycle freezes. Just add backports to
get it when the bugs are ironed out.

Of course we still welcome bug reports, people stepping up to be part
of the release team, new packagers, help making our documentation and
website even more awesome, and more.

Updated 17.10 RC ISOs now available

Following on from yesterday's 1st spin of the 17.10 RC images by the
ubuntu release team, today the RC images (marked Artful Final on the QA
tracker) have been re-spun and updated.

Please update your ISOs if you downloaded previous images, and test as

Please help us by testing as much as you have time for.

First spin of 17.10 RC candidate now available

Hello folks, the first Release Candidate ISO is ready. Please help us
by testing as much as you have time for. Remember, in particular we
need i386 testers, on "bare metal" rather than VMs if possible.

Kubuntu Desktop amd64 -
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Kubuntu Desktop i386 -
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The story on the website:
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Please spread that on whatever social media you use.

Artful font hinting problems


Yesterday I took the plunge and (early) upgraded to Artful to discover
horrible font hinting issues. This was resolved by upgrading
libfreetype 2.8.0 to 2.8.1 from Michael Marley's PPA. This solved
normal font hinting but left bold fonts unhinted and ugly.

Then Plasma 5.11 came by and it solved hinting of the bold window
title font, but left all other bold fonts unhinted.

I'm using Ubuntu 9 for normal and Ubuntu Bold 9 for window title.

The attached picture shows current state of affairs best. Window title
font is ok, normal font is ok but bold path font is unhinted.

Kubuntu Social Media

Hi all, one of the things briefly discussed today in the BBB meeting
was our use of social media. We had a bit of a list of accounts and
who has accounts, but it was hidden in the middle of the Release
Management page.

That has now been moved to its own top-level Phabricator page at:
<a href="" title=""></a>

Please fix if there is anything incorrect, and add places that we
should be informing of upcoming events, calls for testers and other

Minutes from 'Growing our Community, and Onboarding new people' meeting

The council discussed the following

*1 - How do we reach out to the community currently ?*

ML, IRC, Ubuntu Forum, ( The Forums don't work well for Kubuntu, the
community there can be rude. Not worth investing

Social Media - need to recruit people who like it. Facebook page is pretty
awful, folks ask support but no one responds.

Minutes from 'Growing our Community, and Onboarding new people' meeting

The council discussed the following

*1 - How do we reach out to the community currently ?*

ML, IRC, Ubuntu Forum, ( The Forums don't work well for Kubuntu, the
community there can be rude. Not worth investing

Social Media - need to recruit people who like it. Facebook page is pretty
awful, folks ask support but no one responds.

Testing the RC Friday or Saturday through release day

Hi folks, the release of Artful approaches on October 19th [1], next
Thursday. Between now and Saturday [2] the Release Candidate ISOs will
be spun. Please help us really test it, on "bare metal" - real
computers - if possible. VM testing is better than nothing though!

In particular, actual 32-bit machines would be very valuable to the
viability of our i386 ISOs.

KCI builds once b-series (18.04 LTS) development starts

Once the b-series (18.04 development start we would have 4 active series
building on KCI. Xenial, Zesty, Artful and 'b-series'.

Since we already arguably generate too many builds at present, then I
propose that we retire builds for both Xenial and Zesty.

Rational for those:

Xenial - There is little that we are likely to backport to Xenial any
more with the help of KCI, and what individual packages we might can be
test built on a case by case basis. We already have some breakages with
Xenial builds due to difficult to backport dependencies, which is only
going to get worse with time.

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