Latest KWin 5.14.2 kept crashing and restarting on my hardware

I upgraded KWin to the latest version yesterday (from Kubuntu backports), and now it crashes frequently.

Odd things with trashcan

Hi Everybody.

I have a odd question. I have upgraded to KUbuntu 18.10 from 18.04 some
time ago. But there seems to have a odd bug. One can through the
trashcan in the trashcan. Is this something one should be able to do.
When I do this the trashcan vanish from the screen. But if one has
"Dolphin" open one can still see the trashcan. And one can drag the
trashcan from there to the screen. Is this a bug or is something that
should be there? I also have another question. This has with program to
do. I don't know if there is any program like a program I like.

Using USB Memory Stick to upgrade to 18.10

Hi Everybody

I would like to ask I have taken home ISO file for KUbuntu 18.10 and put
it on a USB Memory Stick. Can one use that to upgrade to KUbuntu 18.10
from KUbuntu 18.04? And how do one do that? Since everything that I have
read on forums doesn't work. Because when I did as the forum says I get
a messages that there is no upgrade. I have change on both Server from
Sweden  to the World and LTS to Normal Releases. But nothing seems to
upgrade it. I would rather not do a new installtion since that would
make me lose all data I have on my computer.

Problems with KUbuntu

Hi Everybody

I would like to ask how can one upgrade from KUbuntu 18.04.1 LTS to
KUbuntu 18.10? I have tested everything I have found on forums and tips.
But nothing seems to work. I have even taken home ISO file and put on a
USB memory stick. I wondering can one upgrade through a memory stick and
not lose everything one has? Since every time I tested what forum says I
get an answer there is no new version. I switch source from Sweden to
World and even told it to normal releases. But nothing I have tried
works. I also tried to update from KDE Plasma v.

Hitta Everybody

Hi Everybody

I know this a stupid question. I wondering does anybody know one can upgrade from 18.04 to 18.10 on KUbuntu? I havet tried every tip that I found on the Internet. But Terminal just tells there is no upgrade avilable. Usually this happen automatic. But this time it doesn't seem to be so.

Christer Wickman

⁣Skickat från BlueMail ​

KMail: "Could not create collection trash, resourceId: 2"


I'm getting a bad error from KMail:

"Im E-Mail-Programm ist ein schwerwiegender Fehler aufgetreten. Das Programm
wird beendet. Die Fehlermeldung lautet: Could not create collection trash,
resourceId: 2"

(Translation: "In the email program, a grave error occured. The program is now
being terminated.

Genesys and sane-genesys

I bought a Visioneer Roadwarrior X3. According to Sane it is supposed to
work with Genesys and sane-genesys. According to, Ubuntu - 18.04 -  the
same. The issue is that I can't find the needed software/drivers. They
are not in the repository or anywhere else that I've found for that
matter. It's not life or death if it doesn't work but would sure be nice.

Any ideas on how to install what's needed?

Kubuntu 18.10 | NVIDIA & Nouveau drivers aren't working properly


On my Lenovo Z40 laptop (Intel Core i7-4510U, 16GB RAM, GeForce 820M), both Nouveau and NVIDIA drivers aren't working. And I did double check if secure boot is disabled.

When I have nvidia-driver-396 and have the NVIDIA driver enabled, "PKCS#7 signature not signed with a trusted key" error keeps getting spammed in separate TTYs. In addition, nvidia-xconfig doesn't see the GPU and had to be manually entered in xorg.conf. Finally, the audio is choppy/laggy.


by running the following commands, i was able to fix the packagekit daemon crash: sudo apt update & sudo dpkg --configure -a

i need to learn all terminal commands and functions because this helped perfectly.

Charlie Luna

packagekit daemon

that daemon's crashing in the dailylive ISO of 18.10. i'm filing a bug report. this is getting tiresome. i've had that same crash across two releases of kubuntu: 18.04 and now with 18.10.

Charlie Luna

KMail Import Wizard not


I try to import thunderbird into KMail ( Kubuntu 18.04.1 ) and get the
error message

The import wizard cannot be started. Make sure the import wizard is
installed correctly.

Any idea ?


Cosmic Beta just around the corner!

Hello folks, this is a bit late from me, but:

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Now is the time to login to
<a href="" title=""></a> and test, test,
test! Please report bugs when you find them and note those bug report
numbers in your test result.

You might have noticed that I wasn't haranguing y'all with alphas and beta1

discover has no way to configure sources

I've lost the ability to configure sources in discover. Is this a
known issue, or am I missing something?

Crowdsourcing details of Ubuntu 18.04 Distro, Flavors & Debian derivatives

To have new better Bug#1 fixing so people can find wich for comparison
should b installed, for current and new users, of all Ubuntu distros, im
asking for crowdsourcing help of everyone working together to share
knowledge together in one spreadsheet.
At start 7 Ubuntu Flavors Compared: Kubuntu vs. Lubuntu vs. Xubuntu vs.
MATE vs. Budgie vs. Studio.

Will there be a resolution to the updater freezing issue, short of waiting
for the availability of future PPA updates, if they ever come?

This is affecting a huge amount of people, it seems. Is there no way to
backport any fixes from a later version to 5.12.6, or will Plasma 5.12.7
fix this for us?

organizing Google Code-In 2018

First off, sorry for potentially hitting some of your mailboxes more
than once but I wanted to get the word spread out as much as possible.

Now on to the matter at hand: Google Code-In. This is a project Google
hosts where open source organizations participate, providing bite size
tasks and mentorship for 13-17 year olds from around the world. The
winners and their parents get to hang out with Google in San Francisco
for what is ultimately a really, really cool trip.

Ubuntu has participated in this for several years, with Canonical
providing the admins.

Cosmic Cuttlefish test rebuilds

The first test rebuild of Cosmic Cuttlefish was started on September 11 2018 for
all architectures, all components (main component and seeded packages finished,
unseeded packages still building).

Please update Kubuntu packageset for Cosmic

I would like to request that the Cosmic packageset of Kubuntu is updated
by running the 'usual' scripts. This should add the sources we have
gained since last release, and correct some previous omissions, and
allow us to polish up Cosmic without having to bother sponsorship queues

Thank you.

Rik Mills
Kubuntu Devel
Kubuntu Council

plasma browser integration failure to connect to host (chrome)

I have plasma-browser-integration package installed and the
plasma-browser-integration extension on chrome. I keep getting
plasma-browser-integration has failed to connect to host. I have a bug
report for it here:
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It works in firefox as far as I can see or have tried.

Use of the money that we have in the bank

Hello all!

With the new council members I'd like to raise the topic about our funds.
Since there is not enough to pay a developer full or even part time I think
we should use it for items to sell like stickers, flash drives, pens, and
others. This can help us get more members who contribute by being able to
have the Kubuntu name out there. It will also help us pull in more funds to
help maybe get part time funds for a developer.

Under the 'others' subject we can also get some reading material together
to get word out about contributing and the project.

packagekit daemon crash

man, i've been having issues like crazy with this 'packagekit daemon' crash. at first, i thought it was my laptop, perhaps, so i used the same usb thumbdrive with the same copy of 18.04.1 on a different laptop and it still had the same crash so i'm thinking it's the actual iso itself, maybe. i downloaded a fresh copy from and i noticed it was a bit larger than before, going from 1.7 GB to 1.8 GB, so perhaps that copy'll do better? hell, i even downloaded and attempted to install the daily live iso of 18.10 and i got the SAME crash.


hey all. i just noticed during a package update that a crash happened.
it says 'packagekit daemon' crashed. i'm running the minimal
installation of 18.04 on a lenovo ideapad 310-15 ABR laptop. and i can't
remember how to file a bug since it's been a longtime since i've done
it. can someone let me know what the terminal commands are for filing a
bug is? i think it's ubuntu-bug 'packagename'. but i need clarification.
and yes, i've got a launchpad account.

Kubuntu Council Elections 2018 - Results

Hi Kubuntu community!

The Poll for the 2018 Kubuntu Council elections closed a short while ago.

I have the pleasure of announcing the three elected members to the
Kubuntu Council. In order of voter preference:

1. Valorie Zimmerman
2. Myriam Schweingruber
3. Simon Quigley

I hope you will all join me in welcoming Simon Quigley as a new member.

Once again I would very much like to thank Philip Muškovac, who had
decided not to stand again, for everything he has previously done for
our project and the council.

I look forward to working with new and continuing members.

Rik Mills.

Reminder: Kubuntu Council Election 2018 voting

Hi everyone.

This is a polite reminder that there is now just over 24hrs remaining
for Kubuntu members to vote in the 2018 Kubuntu Council Election.

Please register your vote by 00:01 UTC Sunday 2nd September.

If for some reason you did not receive an email containing your ballot
URL and you think you should have been sent one, please email me as soon
as possible with your correct email address.



Kubuntu Council Election 2018 voting

Hi everyone.

The call for nominations in the election has now closed, and the
following 5 candidates have been nominated:

Jose Manuel Santamaria Lema
Darin Miller
Simon Quigley
Myriam Schweingruber
Valorie Zimmerman

Current Council member Philip Muškovac has decided not to stand again in
this round of elections.

touchpad issue

hey guys. What's with the touchpad coming back on after resuming from
suspend? I've got the settings to disable the touchpad when a mouse is
inserted/used, in this case with a USB dongle, and it still comes back
on after i resume from suspend. the only time it's off is when i first
getting booted up but my computer can't go into suspend if i want the
touchpad to remain off. what gives? Any solutions to this? I'll research
further until I hear from someone here.

Subject: Re: Kubuntu Council Elections 2018 - Call for Nominations

<a href="mailto:kubuntu- ... at lists dot">kubuntu- ... at lists dot</a>, Kubuntu user technical support
<kubuntu- ... at lists dot>
Message-ID: <89defb6c-9d54-3304-8018- ... at kubuntu dot org>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8

I would like to remind anyone thinking of standing or nominating, that


what's up with kubuntu not keeping a laptop touchpad turned off after
resume from suspend even though that option's turned on in settings?
every single time i close the screen/lid down and reopen it, the
touchpad's back on. i've got it marked to keep it off while my mouse's
plugged in and it never stays off. the only time it's ever off is if i
do a complete power off or a restart. it's aggravating.


Kubuntu Council Elections 2018 - Call for Nominations

Hello Kubuntu community!

Unfortunately, we overlooked that three (3) of our Kubuntu Council
members are expiring shortly!

The terms for the following Council members are due to expire on the 2nd
September 2018:

Myriam Schweingruber
Philip Muškovac
Valorie Zimmerman

I hereby call for nominations for the Kubuntu Council to elect three (3)
members and hope that Myriam Schweingruber, Philip Muškovac, Valorie
Zimmerman will continue to serve until we have the names of the new
Council members.

I will update the Kubuntu Calendar to reflect these new dates.

The term is for two years, spanning 2n

Dolphin Cannot Find

Recently, when I try to find a file or folder with Dolphin, it instantly
responds with nothing found.

I tried using Kfind but it immediately pushes my system to 40% to 60% usage
and still takes forever to find a file.

My system consists of an AMD 8 core processor, 16Gb of RAM, Kubuntu 18.04
and all current patches and updates.

I've looked on various forums and no one seems to be experiencing the exact
same issue.

Any suggestions?

Upgrade to 18.04 from 16.04

Dear all
was this not supposed to be possible in late July?

kind regards, Sinclair


Is anyone on here using apt-cacher?

There's a chronic problem where AC cannot bind to the port it wants to
use (3142) and I am currently having this problem.

I used to use AC about 3 years ago when I had the same problem and gave
it up.  Looks like I may have to give it up again.

It appears that AC will run the first time you install it.  And it did
that for me.  But after rebooting my server it always comes up with:

Unable to bind socket (port 3142)

I've googled this and people have had this problem since 2009, but I haven't found a solution yet.

No, no one is using or LISTENing on t


hey all. i'm trying to figure out how to program in python and i wanted to find out if the kate text editor supports python 3. i've been reading a manual on python programming and it states some info about running IDLE and when i run the terminal command for it, it goes nowhere.

am i able to just open kate, do some coding, save it as a python file with the .py extension and then run it?

i start school next month and i want to be ahead of the game as much as possible.



IRC username: hangar18

Kubuntu 18.04

Hi team

Will we get Thunderbird 60 and LibreOffice 6.1?


kubuntu podcast

Is there no longer a kubuntu podcast? been searching for one and can only
find old ones 2016 or so and before.

Canonical's Point of Contact on KDE's Advisory Board.

Hi all,
I wish to announce that I am passing on the position of Canonical's
Point of Contact on KDE's Advisory Board to my colleagues:
- Alan Pope (popey) - <a href="mailto:alan. ... at canonical dot com">alan. ... at canonical dot com</a>
- Martin Wimpress (Wimpress/flexiondotorg) - <a href="mailto:martin. ... at canonical dot com">martin. ... at canonical dot com</a>

My responsibilities in Canonical have moved further from desktop and
KDE/Qt, and I found I had little time to contribute here.

Alan and Martin are in a far better suited to liaising with the KDE
community and had already picked up lots of the slack.

I hope you'll give them the same warm welcome as I received!
Thanks all

GFTP question

 Does GFTP support sftp connections?

email woes

If there was any mail sent to me in the last several days
that bounced, please resend. My mail server was down.


upgrade from 16 to 18

When will this be possible??

kind regards, Sinclair

Failure message


re-installing system

This was a clean install of 18.04 on an HP laptop, quad core AMD 8 gigs

I suspect something went wrong during installation. Nothing will install
from the repositories. It comes back with an error that says I need a
"gtk3" something. Googling is no help or anything else I've tried.

I'm wondering if there is something that will re-install everything from
a dvd or...................... that doesn't mean wiping the hard drive
clean and starting over. I'm not against doing that but would rather not
if I can.


Lets Drop Old Monitors


Do excuse me for mooching, (part of), a Subject: line. :-)

In a sense, this is about a similar sort of problem, but coming
at it from a different direction. My hope here, is to provide
some ideas for improving on what so far, is _very_ frustrating.

A while back when my trusty old Optiquest Q-71 monitor died, and
I replaced it with a brand new HD monitor, I expected it to solve
a host of problems. Unfortunately, a bunch of really nasty
problems showed up, mostly dealling with text, and symbol sizes.
I am constantly running up against this problem.

libperl5.26 dependency problems

I've been getting this for a couple of days, searched the mail list but
couldn't find anything. launchpad had some hits but i couldn't find this
exact thing.

A Problem With GIMP

Using kubuntu 16.04.

When trying to use GIMP, there are little text windows that
appear to identify what various symbols, and some drop down
menu items are. Unfortunately, the text, and the background
colors are so close, if not identical, that they can't be

Oh, and before I forget, the kpatience solitare game will
download various card designs, but won't let you use them.


Kubuntu Automation 2.2 released


Kubuntu Automation 2.2 was released today:

=== PPA's status ===

KA 2.2 packages are available in the stable PPA:
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KA 2.3 alphas and betas will be available in the dev-tools-testing PPA, right
now it already has 2.3 alpha 1 which provides a nicer HTML documentation
(available in /usr/share/doc/kubuntu-automation/html/):
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Right now we are still providing 2.2 packages for xenial, artful, bionic and

Kubuntu Automation 2.2 rc 1 released + some things to do for 2.3


the first release candidate of Kubuntu Automation 2.2 is now available in the
dev-tools-testing PPA:
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This version provides just a few bugfixes, including a couple of glitches we
had experienced during our last KDE Frameworks Debian merges.

If we don't find any additional urgent bugs I would like to release this
version as the final stable 2.2 release the next week or so.

== Future plans ==

For the next 2.3 version, among other things, I would like to start to rework
the code a bit following an OOP design (not

package install issues 18.04

I have been trying to install such things as Kpat and wine. I get an
error that dpkg can't find gtk3.pam and that I need to install it. I
can't find anything about gtk3.pam.

latte dock

Hey all. I'm trying to figure out how to get latte dock installed and running on my computer. I've had it on here once before and now I can't remember how to get it back.


Confirmed! Microsoft Has Bought GitHub for $7.5 Billion | It's FOSS

I'm against this deal. I don't like a corporate giant jumping into our open source community and exerting its influence with money. We of the free and open source software community need to be alarmed by this and if any of you have code on github, I'd suggest you put it somewhere else. Linux is about being open source and FREE and I don't want anything to do with Microsoft. Microsoft, as you all know, is all about the money and their proprietary software that's weak and virus/malware prone. Their closed environment philosophy is against what we stand for.

extra plasma-discover SRU verification required ASAP

We would be grateful if testers could tests the plasma-discover
bugfix update currently in -proposed for bionic.

As this fixing user facing crashes we know are happening from the error
tracker, I would like to push to get this update out ASAP.

SRU tracking bug is at:

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Thank you all

Kubuntu Devel

GRUB-Installation failure?


I am using Kubuntu 14.04 - 64 LTS with a Raid-Controler and Raid 5 and LVM.

Now I installed a new Samsung SSD and wanted install Kubuntu 18.04 - 64 LTS

The installation proceedes but there are big issues with the LVM-Management!

Nevertheless - I tried all kinds auf installations but it fails always,
after the installation, when - i suppose - the boot-record and Grub ist

The bugtracker-Window ist not active so I cant put there any message!

To be shure that it is not my system - I tried the same with Ubuntu and
miracle there were no problems except the same LVM troubbles - but

Please remove Kubuntu i386 iso image builds for 18.10

I think the intent of the email here:

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had this as an implicit request, but may have become held up in
moderation queue for being copied to ubuntu-devel

Regardless, I will now make the request directly and formally to this list.

On behalf of Kubuntu Council (and active developers) I request that i386
iso image builds are discontinued for 18.10.

Thank you

Rik Mills
Kubuntu Council
Kubuntu Developer

Please help test Plasma 5.12.5 stable release update for 18.04

Details can be found at:

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However, in short, testing and verification is required so that these
updates can be shipped to the Ubuntu archive and so included in 18.04
point release ISOs.

Thank You

Rik Mills
Kubuntu Council
Kubuntu Developer

Backports PPA policy for 18.04 LTS

Our default PPA policy for LTS releases states that [1]

"Monthly KDE software release backports are made available through the
Kubuntu PPA for as long as supported by the native LTS software stack
but no longer than 2 years."

For 16.04 LTS we allowed an upgrade of Qt in the backports PPA [2] from
5.5 to 5.6.x, however this was not altogether a radical decision as the
Qt 5.6 release was a LTS one, and already being built and maintained by
the Ubuntu phone/Qt team in their overlay PPA.

For 18.04 LTS, we are already on Qt 5.9 LTS, with more point releases to
come, hopefully as SRU updates to t

Kubuntu Automation 2.2 first beta released


the first beta of Kubuntu Automation 2.2 is now available in the testing PPA:
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The most important change compaed with the previous 2.2 alphas is the debian
merging script rework; that doesn't mean we are ready to merge from debian
right now, but we will be very soon. The merging script still has a couple of
glitches which I would like to solve in next releases, but it's already good
enough to be tested and try to find unknown issues with it,


forecastfox fix version changing form mm/dd/yyy(American) to dd/mm/yy(Australian)

Hi can anyone help,

On my laptop with just Win 7/Firefox 56.0 32 bit it shows with
forecastfox fix version when I hover over the 5 day forecast icon it
shows the dates
in American, but I am in Victoria,Australia, but don't know how to
change back to dd/mm/yyyy,
has any been faced with same, and how do I fix it?



hey guys, i wanted to put this out there to see if there's a way for it
to be done. you know how in ubuntu gnome (of which is now the standard
ubuntu desktop), you've got dots/dashes over an active icon, say you've
got firefox open and above it's icon there's a dot to show there's an
open window for it. and any subsequent windows for it, it displays more
dots above that icon. is there a way to have that feature in kubuntu?

Kate Default Page Size to A4

Kate is defaulting the Print Page Size to A4 even though I have my
printer setup to Letter. How do I change this for Kate?


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