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    Please read before posting in help the new guy

    NOTICE: This is a very old post and needs to be updated to reflect changes since it was written. Most of what I’ve stated here still applies, but not 100% of it.

    Welcome to KFN. You're about to post in the Help the New Guy board.

    Please include the following information in your posts:

    • What release of Kubuntu you are using.
      Don't know? Press Alt+F2 then type konsole and at the prompt type cat /etc/lsb-release | grep DISTRIB_RELEASE=
    • If Kubuntu is installed, is it installed 'inside' of Windows (Wubi installation).
    • What version of KDE you are using.
      Don't know? Press Alt+F2 then type dolphin then click on Help > About KDE
    • What version of Grub you are using.
      Don't know? Press Alt+F2 then type konsole and at the prompt type apt-cache show grub | grep ersion
    • What other Operating Systems are installed.


    Information about your PC:

    • Type (Desktop or laptop)
    • CPU (Central Processor Unit) make (Intel, AMD, ?) and whether 32-bit, 64-bit, or ?
      Don't know? Press Alt+F2 and type konsole and at the prompt type lscpu
    • GPU (Graphics Processor Unit) manufacturer and model
      Don't know? Press Alt+F2 and type konsole and at the prompt type lspci | grep aphic
    • RAM (how much installed)
    • HDs (number of and type internal - number of and type external)
    • Optical Drives (number of and type internal - number of and type external)


    This information, when provided, saves everyone a lot of time, and possibly wasted effort, when attempting to assist you with your question/inquiry/problem.
    Last edited by Snowhog; Feb 12th 2019 at 07:00 PM.
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