Menu Editor

Is it possible to add a new menu item to the Application launcher?

I can easily see how to add a submenu. For example, the first menu is
"Development" and I could add a submenu under that but that's not what I
want. What I'm looking for is "add menu" rather than "add submenu".

Config.dat locked and can't update on 18.04

Searching I tried the following fixes.

fuser -v /car/cache/debconf/config.dat

in order to find user process to kill it but that command hangs and returns

Latest 19.04 apt dist-upgrade caused my system to boot to a blank screen

I saw a systemd update go by which made my eyebrows go up.

Tried booting previous kernels, no dice.

What would folks suggest as first stage debugging steps? Should I figure out how to track down and revert that systemd upgrade?

This is Kubuntu 19.04 on an Alienware 17 R5 / NVidia binary drivers.

Would booting into recovery mode (which works fine) and running ubuntu-bug help anything?


A happy 19.10 non bug report and a question

So I noticed that after upgrading my laptop to 19.10 my system was crashing when it went to sleep.

I started trying to figure out where to file a bug report, and then realized that I should probably try an update first.

I did that, and noticed a bunch of systemd updates flowing by.

The problem was fixed!

Which leads me to wonder - what's the best way to stay on top of new changes flowing into a given release?

Thank in advance for such a wonderful distribution!


hd audio unable to bind the codec

Kubuntu 19.05 new install on hp pavilion gaming laptop boots from USB drive
and installs fine but first boot after install stops with "hd audio unable
to bind the codec".
Kubuntu 18.04 installs and boots without error and upgrade to 19.04 works
just fine. Is this a known thing with a bug report I can add to our should
I file a new bug report?

Has anyone ever gotten the Fugio snap to work?

It just dumps core on start for me.

Specifically, the error I get is:
I get a similar error when trying to run the Audacity snap as well.

Kind of a bummer. I love the idea of snaps, and also the Fugio .deb you can download from the author's site is broken (missing deps) as well.


KDE Connect problem


I've got two phones and a desktop. KDE Connect is installed in all of them.
One of the phones finds the desktop and pair with it flawlessly. The desktop
also sees this phone.
The desktop does not see the other phone, nor that phone can see the
desktop. They have seen each other and connected in the past, but not
anymore. The desktop is shown on the "Remembered devices" section on
the phone, but not on the "Available devices" section.
The funny thing is that the two phones see each other and connect.

Any idea on what may be happening here?


unit mount is masked

I ran an update today and it printed this out. Anyone know what or how to
fix this?
"Error: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.systemd1.UnitMasked: Unit -.mount is

Just so happens my partition manager won't work either. Could this be
the issue?

*Truck driver, Linux Tech, Webmaster, and Web Admin.Volunteer Kubuntu Linux
Development Tester*

kde5 and kdewallet

A kde wallet service dialog box pops up at odd times since a new install
of 19.04 Is this telling me anything that's important? This didn't occur
after an upgrade from 18.10, only after a fresh install.

"The application 'kde5" has requested to open the wallet". A password is
then requested.

clipboard images to libreoffice problem

trying to do a copy/paste from source (example chrome) to libre office
results in the following error: "requested clipboard format is not
available". This is only a very recent issue, using 19.04. It worked after
updating to 19.04 but now it isn't. 2 computers, mine and sweeties (and
sweetie isn't happy lol). I'll bug the users before I bug the dev team and
then will decide if it needs a bug.

copy/paste to any other target seems to work fine as far as I can tell

-Fat Trucker

new install ubuntu 19.04 and plasma-desktop missing tools

I did a new install of ubuntu 19.04 and then installed plasma-desktop and I'm
missing a bunch of stuff.

19.04 DVD drives not available

I haven't logged this one yet....   but when I open K3B, it tells me
that no optical drives are present in the system.  Huh?

Anyone else see this problem?

And also, how does one fix this other than hope that a proper kernel fix
comes along.


KDE Wallet System Is Buggy on My System


When I have the wallet subsystem enabled, but it doesn't appear to remember my wi-fi/VPN passwords.

It always prompt me for the password. But strangely, it only does this for passwords chosen with the "store password only for this user" option in the wi-fi password manager.

Kmail/Kontact question

Hey all. In Kmail/Kontact, in the email viewing section of the program,
there's a black bar that says "HTML Message." I used to be able to turn that
off but now I can't seem to find the option to do so anywhere in this new
version of Kubuntu. (19.04). Will this option return later on in a future
update to the software? Almost all emails are composed as HTML these days and
I'm ok with that because it's cool to have pics, links and all of that. I just
don't the bar on the side.


weird issue

My Dell Precision T1600 desktop computer doesn't want to restart no matter how many times I try it. It'll boot up and shut down but no restart. Hmmm..what gives?

Charlie Luna

Radeon graphics card

Hey guys I'm new at Linux and I'd like to know if there's a way to check if Kubuntu is using my graphics card. I have a Radeon HD graphics card and on Windows I could check that just by going to system info, but now on Kubuntu I don't see it anywhere. Neither on the driver manager or in the graphics section of system info. Hope someone could help me out with that. EOF
Sent from my LG Phoenix 3, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

So far, Kubuntu 18.04 does not discover my "JBL Clip 3" Bluetooth speaker

Dear Everybody.

At present, I am running Kubuntu 18.04 LTS at my Samsung 860 EVO (1 TB) inside my
Lenovo X220, The system runs quite smoothly. Even Bluetooth seems to run up to a
certain extend. However, after scanning, just 1 device in the house next to mine appears -
however, NOT my "JBL Clip 3" Bluetooth speaker.

KUBUNTU 18.10 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6670

Hello there,

A little question.
Can i install the latest kubuntu with this cpu?



KDE Applications backports in Cosmic


I've noticed that several KDE Applications updates were release since
the release of Kubuntu Cosmic but haven't seen them backported. Can
anybody tell me why? Am I missing a backports PPA somehow?

There are some minor grudges that are fixed in newer release I'd like
to profit from...

Best regards,

Installation alongside Windows 10 Home Edition


I am currently attempting to install Kubuntu 18.04.1 on a HP Pavilion
15-cr0001ng notebook which came preinstalled with Windows 10 Home Edition.
In preparation, I shrunk the C: drive to get some 400GB of free storage on
the (single) HDD.

new question

How do I go about getting kontact/kmail to automatically deleting my emails
from my computer like Thunderbird does? That's one feature that I'd love to
see in kontact/kmail. Is there a way I can implement that?

Charlie "hangar18" Luna

bad font hinting firexof/thunderbird


here I am again with my periodic issue with font hinting (see here for
the previous chapter
<a href="" title=""></a>).

Recap: I like crisp fonts and hate blurry as well as ragged ones, so I
use msttcorefont, arial (a font with good hinting) and disable aliasing
between 8 and 15 pt.

Some applications use the selected theme, some don't


since I upgraded kubuntu to 18.10 one thing that annoys me is that a
couple of applications (specifically gimp and krita) use a dark theme,
regardless of the theme I selected (breeze).
I selected breeze everywhere I could: as desktop theme, colour scheme,
application style and gnome applications style (I'm not sure about those
names, I'm using a localized version of kde).
I could understand if it happened only for gtk applications, but firefox
and thunderbird show correctly, and krita is a kde application.
Bug or operator error?
If the latter, how do I correct it?


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?


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

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 ?


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.

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.

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.


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.


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 podcast

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

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.

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.


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.

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

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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