Repeating keyboard keys

Thank you for reading this.

I have Kubuntu 17.04 installed on a MSI laptop. My raspberry pi is my main computer but I sometimes have a need for the laptop. Within the last couple of weeks a fault within Kububtu is causing the keyboard keys to repeat. It's as if the key is stuck down and nothing will correct the situation other than a reboot.

The fault occurs randomly and it's not the same key that repeats. The laptop also has Windows installed and the repeating key problem does not occur under Windows.

cannot upload to MTP phone

Hi all,
I cannot paste files from dolphin into the storage of my mobile phone
(samsung galaxy j3) connected via MTP (all the folders are not
However I can download content from the phone (e.g., images).
Any idea?


% lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 16.10
Release: 16.10
Codename: yakkety

Is it possible to copy sysinfo from KInfocentre?

Hello Everybody.

Is it possible to copy system info from KInfocentre?


Bas G. Roufs.

Re: kde neon, last update: packages have been kept back:

You are using Kubuntu ppas with KDE Neon. The ppa packages are causing conflicts with Neon's packages. 
You'll need to remove the Kubuntu ppas from your KDE Neon system to fix this. They are completely unnecessary.

Clay Weber
------ Original message------From: Stefan FuhrmannDate: Tue, May 16, 2017 10:53 AMTo: kubuntu- ... at lists dot;Cc: Subject:kde neon, last update: packages have been kept back:
Hello all,since some weeks Im using kde neon. Earlier updates ran without a problem.

kde neon, last update: packages have been kept back:

Hello all,

since some weeks Im using kde neon. Earlier updates ran without a problem.

Laptop touchpad buttons stopped working

The touchpad buttons on my daughter's laptop running Kubuntu 16.10, but I am
also unable to click on anything using a USB or Bluetooth mouse either. I have
even tried a live USB of 17.04, but nothing is working.

Sounds like a hardware problem, but why don't USB or Bluetooth mouses work

Kwallet gone bonkers

Dear all,

suddenly and most unwanted kwallet has decided to go offline. No wallet
can be opened. I have tried open a fresh wallet. No such luck

I have searched high and low on internet but all the clues are like
"disable/enable" and that does nothing for me

Any ideas are welcome as I getting desperate here

Kind regards

Calendar files

I have Kubuntu 17.04. My KOrganizer Has a file showing for Birthdays.
How can I fill in the dates in this file? The KOrganizer has a file
"Personal Calendar" and another "Birthdays and Anniversaries" . Is there
a way I can MANUALLY enter these dates. I do not have the dates except
in Webtrees so I cannot Import them.
Thanks for any help.
Richard Barmann

Mount points

Why does Kunbutu 16.04 LTS make the mount point for my DATA partition /media/
jerry/DATA when fstab says it should be /DATA? Kubuntu 14.04 LTS doesn't do


Upgrade issue

do-release-upgrade is not finding the latest version
I have libre kernel installed in 16.10. Can that be a reason?

Thanks and Best

A Mani

Prof(Miss) A Mani
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Bounced off list

I'm not receiving mail from this list due to my ISP bouncing my mail again. I don't remember who, at Kubuntu, I contacted previously to have this problem resolved.

systemd-resolved problem


After the upgrade 17.04, the resolver stop using the dns servers
configured by DHCP.

Bug in Dolphin with create folder menu option


In the localized version of Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS located strange bug.
Dolphin in create folder mode show two options "Create folder" and
translated create folder "Создать папку".

Screen-shot link:
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English version menu item on selection crashed Dolphin, but localized
version work fine. How can i fix this?

With best regards,
Chernousov Anton (<a href="" title=""></a>)

Can mount cifs share

Hi all,

I am trying to access a cifs share but I always have the same error:

#sudo mount -o username=teste,uid=teste,gid=teste // zfs02 / images / mnt
#mount error (13): Permission denied
#Refer to the mount.cifs (8) manual page (eg man mount.cifs)

I've tried several options, domain=dominio, noperm,
username=domain\\teste, all with the same result.
If I use the dolphin to access I have no problems.

I have more cifs mounts on this machine with no problems.

Startup scripts not running on 16.10

Hi all,

I just upgraded to 16.10. Now I find some (not all) startup scripts are not
executed on a reboot. Specifically for me, Samba (smbd/nmbd) and
arno-iptables-firewall. I haven't found an obvious reason yet, still
looking. Anyone else see this behavior or know where to look?

Thanks in advance,

Kontact crashes often when trying to select an addressee via the address book, for a mail sent via Kmail.

Hello Everybody.

Today, Tuesday 7 March 2017, I have submitted bug nr. 377338 at

Kontact crashes often when trying to select an addressee via the address book,
for a mail sent via Kmail.

Please, check the details here:

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

I need to restart and retry several times before I can pick an address from
there and send the mail.

In the bug report, you can find three .txt files. Each file is a report generated
by the command line, after starting Kmail from there.

Re: kmail doesn't show email or headers

Actually the user's kmailrc will be in ~/.config or possibly ~/.local/share . the local user config takes precedence over any system wide default settings.

Clay Weber
------ Original message------From: Charles T. BellDate: Tue, Feb 28, 2017 11:30 PMTo: kubuntu- ... at lists dot;Cc: Subject:Re: kmail doesn't show email or headers

Update question


Does anybody else have issues with connecting to ""
or is it just me?

sudo apt update
Get:1 <a href="" title=""></a> xenial-security InRelease [102 kB]
Hit:2 <a href="" title=""></a> xenial
Hit:3 <a href="" title=""></a> xenial InRelease
Ign:5 <a href="" title=""></a> wily InRelease
Ign:6 <a href="" title=""></a> stable InRelease
Hit:7 <a href="" title=""></a> xenial
Hit:8 <a href="" title=""></a> squeeze InReleas

kmail doesn't show email or headers

My dad called me this morning in a panic with this problem and I was
unable to help him. I hope someone here knows the answer.

He uses kontact and kmail for his email, and has for around 15 years.
I'm pretty sure he's running 16.04, the latest LTS Kubuntu.

He has many mail folders, which he can see fine in kmail. But
clicking on one does not display the contents at all. Neither the
headers nor any contents display.

He usually has a 3 panel view with the folders down the left side, the
headers at the top of the right side, and the message contents at the
bottom of the right side.

DVB-T2 receiver not recognized in Kubuntu 16.04.2


in case this is off topic, feel free to inform me of a suitable
alternate mailing list.

I've tried in vain to get a TechnoTrend TT-connect CT2-4650 CI (V1.1)
USB DVB-T2 receiver up and running on my 64 bit Kubuntu 16.04.2
(upgraded from 16.04.1).

As there native support seems to be missing in 4.4 kernels, I have
followed the instructions on
<a href="" title=""></a>
and installed both <a href="" title=""></a>
and the firmware /lib/firmware/dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw

Yet, the only reports (after reboot and connect

kmail can't send to group

Somehow my kmail has lost the ability to send to a group. I created a
group in my address book named "parents" with my parents' email
addresses in it.

Then, when I compose a new mail and address it to "parents" I am
unable to send the email. Kmail puts up an error dialoge saying:
The email address you entered is not valid because it does not contain
a '.'.

kde login screen freezes at around 56%

Hi all,
this happened twice to my laptop: kubuntu 16.10, amd64, plain install.
It worked for a couple of months than the kde login screen (progress
bar) freezes at 56% (I got the above from a console) and I'm unable to
do the login.
I reinstalled the distro, and after a couple of weeks, it happened again.
The kde init process seems blocked somewhere (again, I inspect with
top and alike from a terminal). Booting in single mode does not result
in any help.
Any idea on how to investigate/fix?


I know there are too few details, but I need some hint on how to get more

KDE Plasma upgrade


Happy New Year everybody.

Does anybody know if KDE Plasma will be upgraded to 5.6.x / 5.7.x /
5.8.x on Kubuntu 16.04 sometime, or will it stay on 5.5.x?

Also has anybody has issues or success when using
ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports to upgrade to 5.8.x.


panel unhide slow after virtual desktop change

My 16.10 kubuntu system is currently in state where hidden panels
unhide slowly (>5 seconds and possibly proportional to the number of
desktops I change through... I saw a 30 second delay once) after I
change virtual desktops. It's currently reproducible but I suspect a
logout and login would fix it because I'm pretty sure I would have
noticed this behavior before this if it happened all of the time.

No virtual desktop config in System Settings->Desktop Behavior


I am running Ubuntu 16.10 (64 bit) with KDE (I first installed Ubuntu
and then the KDE environment due to some installation problem with the
kubuntu iso). When I open the Desktop Behavior entry under System
Settings, I don't have an option to configure Virtual Desktops from my
user account that I have been using under 16.04 and older.

Kontact often crashes when switching to another tab. How best to create a useful bug report?

Hello Everybody.

Kontact at Kubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial) still has some points of attention.
Here, I deal with just one of them. The package often crashes when switching
from the list of e-mails to another tab. Especially a switch to Contacts,
Calendar or To-Do ends up in a crash. Is there any fix or workaround?

At present, my laptop is running on a 32 bits version of Kubuntu 16.04 LTS
along with KDE Plasma 5.8.4. My laptop is an old Asus Eee PC 1001 HA, with 2
processors of 1.6 Ghz each, 2 GiB RAM. It works with a new 500 GB SSD (Samsung


Does anyone know if the Kube mail project is still alive. I am having
such headaches with Kmail I am looking for something else.

Kind regards,

Dead keys not working in LibreOffice @ Kubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Hello Everybody.

At a fresh install of Kubuntu 16.04 LTS along with KDE Plasma 5.6.5 (via the
backports), I stumbled upon bug nr. 71437 at Bugzilla for LibreOffice:
<a href="" title=""></a>

In one phrase: dead keys are not working in LibreOffice applications like writer
or calc. I refer to LibreOffice version Dead keys DO work in ALL OTHER
applications. I am using the keyboard "USA International". A character like ?
is no problem in most of the applications. They same applies for e.g.

zesty installation fails (2016-12-16 image)

zesty installation fails (2016-12-16 image)

bug report:
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High end Radeon video cards

Is there any hope of ever having decent drivers for high end Radeon
video cards?

The standard drivers for 16.04 completely suck.

Cannot copy files and folders from laptop (Kubuntu 16.04) to micro SD from my mobile phone (Android 5.1.1.).

Hello Everybody.

Ever since yesterday, I have been trying to copy files and folders from my
laptop to the micro SD at my mobile - no success so far. Copying/ backing up
from there to the laptop is no problem, but the other way around is seemingly
not possible.

The laptop uses at present Kubuntu 16.04 along with KDE 5.6.5. The mobile
phone is a Samsung S5 Mini running on Android 5.1.1

First of all, I have tried the traditional method - connection between laptop
and mobile via a USB cable. In Kubuntu 14.04 and previous versions, this
worked out of the box.

How to access my Gmail calendar/ agenda and "to do list" at Kontact along with KDE 5/ Kubuntu 16; 04?

Hello everybody.

Recently, I transferred from Kubuntu 14.04 LTS along with KDE 4 to Kubuntu
16.04 LTS along with KDE 5. To be honest, it is a bumpy transfer so far. Only
after some trial, error and clicking, I managed to find out how to find out how
to connect my gmail address book to Kontact - the procedure is a bit different
apparently compared to Kubuntu 14.04/ KDE 4.

However, I do not yet manage to find out how to "add" my Gmail agenda/ calendar
to Kontact @ KDE 5 - also there, the procedures differ apparently from those
in Kontact along with KDE 4.

Problems at Kontact @ KDE 5/ Kubuntu 16.04. Can anybody help?!

Hello Everybody.

At present, I am experiencing some problems with Kontact @ Kubuntu 16.04 along with
KDE 5.

Let's start with the most urgent one. I do not manage so far to find out how access my
Gmail address book and calendar. Until version 14.04, this was no problem - I installed
akonadi-kde-resource-googledata and went to System Settings > Personal or something
like that. However, here at Kubuntu 16.04,akonadi-kde-resource-googledata is not in the
repo any more. Via Settings > Accounts, I activitated Google here at 16.04.

Kubuntu installation - not compatible with older BIOS

i tried Kubuntu 17.04 installation but grub/boot sector is not compatible
with older BIOS it keep hanging...

- how dow kubuntu write grub/boot sector?
- is there a way to use grub/boot sector that works fo all PC's ?

Last Kubuntu using KDE4?

Hello list, I would like to install Kubuntu on one of my machines, but I
am not a fan of Plasma5. Because of this, I am wondering what the last
version of Kubuntu is that is based on KDE4 (ideally an LTS version).

Thanks for your help!


Solved - Fingerprint Reader

Not a solution I really wanted but............

Save all the important bits to the second hard drive, remove partition,
create new partition and fresh install.

Errors during upgrade from 16.04 to 16.10

Hi All

after having run the upgrade manager, it freezed before installing all the

Luckily, my system still works but I get some errors which I'm not able to
solve by myself, and some features are lost.

Remove NetworkManager


I just wanted to remove NetworkManager because it was interfering (once
more) with manual setting of my connection in case I needed to change
the DHCP server temporarily and I just...

want to be able to use "ip addr" myself and it interferes with that.

However after removing the service and the package I still get

I also uninstalled dnsmasq.

There is still some dhclient process being started by something and I
don't know what, leading to /usr/lib/NetworkManager/.....

Plasma started crashing

So I an an update today but now that I think of it I also exchanged a
graphics card (same driver, no driver exchange).

I don't know which is which at this point but plasmashell crashes about 10
times per hour.

I assume it is going to be the graphics card. Makes KDE nigh unusable
though. One problem gone (the tearing with the other card) a new one
arises (I have had another card in there, so of the say 3 cards in my
possession from nVidia, 2 don't work. And this is just a very new card,
nVidia GTX 950).

It doesn't get much better does it...

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Finger print reader

I decided enough time had passed to upgrade my laptop to 16.04.

My laptop has a finger print reader. In the past it has never asked for
a fingerprint to boot but now it does. I enter the password but it
demands a finger print. It says either the password or finger print.

Any ideas how to bypass this step when booting?

Ubuntu 16.10 Doesn't Reboot


I have an issue with Ubuntu 16.10 when I select reboot from the KDE
launcher or from the Gnome title bar, in that the Ubuntu boot graphic
flashes on the screen briefly and switches my monitor into power saving
mode but never reboots, I have to press the reset button on my desktop
pc to do the reboot. Has anybody seen this behaviour before and have an
idea what is required to rectify this?




Good morning,

I was trying unsuccesfuly to start a VPN L2TP connection using Network
manager. After I try to make the connection the following message appears:

"The VPN service 'org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.l2tp' was not installed."

I googled a bit, but not really meaningful solution is available (at least not
so easy one then compiling from scratch which is a bit too much for me).

I would appreciate any help on that. Running Kubuntu 16.04.1 with all updates,
KDE Plasma 5.6.5.



Kubuntu PPA doesn't work


Of the two Kununtu PPAs, one doesn't work for me:

~ % apt update
OK:1 <a href="" title=""></a> xenial InRelease
Holen:2 <a href="" title=""></a> xenial-updates InRelease [95,7 kB]
OK:3 <a href="" title=""></a> xenial-security InRelease
OK:4 <a href="" title=""></a> xenial InRelease
Ign:5 <a href="" title=""></a> xenial InRelease
OK:6 <a href="" title=""></a> xenial-backports In

kde-telepathy can't load module

Hello list,

i'm trying to add a jabber account to my instant messaging telepathy. But
after clicking on the add button i'm getting: "The module
ktpaccountskcm_plugin_kaccounts can't be loaded. Please check your

Does anyone knows how to fix this?


kernel problem with 16.10

Hi all,

What is the appropriate channel to report problems with the new kernel?
My laptop keyboard is not recognised by the shipped kernel (4.8.0),
however works fine using the 4.8.4 kernel from the mainline kernel ppa


Low-End Laptop Likes L... ... Kubuntu ?!?!


For various reasons I've kept Ubuntu blinders on and I haven't run KDE much
in several years. I was surprised at how well Kubuntu 16.10 "Yakkety-Yak"
runs on a low-end laptop I own.

Is Kubuntu considered a great choice for low-end laptops nowadays?

What bugaboos should I be watching for in KDE on a low-spec laptop?


I have an Acer Aspire One D260 netbook purchased at Wal-Mart a few years

Time Problems in Kubuntu 16.04 and 16.10

I have a dual boot Lenovo Flex 3 with Windows 10 and a flavor of
Kubuntu. When I had 16.04 and later 16.10 installed (both from clean
installs), the time displayed in the status and elsewhere appeared to be
correct. After a reboot into Windows 10, the time displayed in Windows
was 4 hours off (later). This did not occur with Kubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Changing back to Kubuntu and the correct time was displayed in Kubuntu.
But I noticed a flicker on start up that showed the time to be 4 hours
earlier, then changing to the correct time.

Time in Kubuntu


Today I've installed all updates in my Kubuntu 16.04, and time in system
tray shows incorrectly now.

Look...Wrong time

What can be the problem? Thank you.

Dolphin 5 and getting new services

Dear all,

I regularly use some additional services in Dolphin. That they went
missing on upgrade I can live with but:

When I try to add them using the installer I just get "installation
failed". I like to use root-services now and then and also the encfs

I found out why preview was not working on a number of, well,

Failure of reboot after update

I am running Kubuntu 16.04 on a Toshiba Satellite E55t-A5320 series computer.

The last two updates, when prompted to reboot, I clicked on the prompt and the reboot failed. The computer froze on the initial Toshiba banner page which is supposed to allow access via F2 to Setup Utility or by F12 to Boot Manager. The first time this happened, I tried to boot from a thumb drive. The computer gave a <Boot Failed> message, but when I attempted a normal boot, it worked, and continued to work, through several reboots, for several days.

Odd start up issue

I just finished an install of a kubuntu 16.04 system. When I try to boot,
it drops me to an initramfs prompt. Whats wrong, and more importantly how
do I fix it


How to: Auto-mount VMware shared folders in Ubuntu server 16.04

Hi all,
Not exactly Kubuntu related unless you're running vmware virtual machines on Kubuntu like I am but I've had a mess of a time figuring this out and I thought that this would be helpful to someone who was pulling her/his hair out like I was.
Seems that running an Ubuntu server in VMware has changed in the last few years and all of the information that comes up in a search is out of date.
First thing is that vmware-tools is no longer used, open-vm-tools is automagically installed and takes care of all that.
Second thing is auto-mounting your shared folders has changed.

Enviado desde Correo para Windows 10

Plasma5 ...

So finally, with a new laptop, decided to go "plasma5" or in other words
Kubuntu 16.04.1 with all backports upgrades.

Let us just call it a bumpy ride. This is a Lenovo "stock Intel" not
latest laptop. Yet I get the already documented "screen flicker" thing.

Changing from the now useless virtual desktops to "Activities" I can
live with though I don't get why. And someone tell me why keyboard
shortcuts as in say Meta+1 to activate an Activity simply does not work.

Then we have KDEPIM. For what time I don't know I lost my Notes as in

bonded dsl modem

I need to purchase a "bonded" modem for a pots dsl line. From what I
understand the modem must be "bonded" so that it can combine several lines.
This seems to be common among cable modems but relatively rare for standard
telephone lines. Would someone be so kind as to suggest some "bonded"
modems they have used in the middle price line.

Akonadi won't start

I put the latest and greatest Kubuntu on my laptop and kontact
complains that akonadi won't start. When I start it by hand I get
these messages.

Showing applications on the panel

Thank you for reading this.

I would like open applications to appear on the bottom panel the next
time that the computer is booted. This has always been the case for me,
if I remember correctly, ever since I first stated using the KDE desktop
in 1995.

Version 16.04 is a fresh installation on this particular computer and so
far I have not discovered how to add an application the the panel. Is
there a method or is this just the way things are now?

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