[Xubuntu 16.04] Cannot install skippy-xd

kevin_tee

When I run the code

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:landronimirc/skippy-xd-daily

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install skippy-xd

It says that there are no such package. How do I install skippy? Thanks
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slickymaster

When I run the code

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:landronimirc/skippy-xd-daily

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install skippy-xd

It says that there are no such package. How do I install skippy? Thanks

Hi kevin_tee, welcome to the forums.

The last supported version for skippy-xd, by Xubuntu, is Trusty. The Xubuntu team has it in their Xubuntu Extras PPA, here: https://launchpad.net/~xubuntu-dev/+archive/ubuntu/extras

Since the packages in that PPA are considered for inclusion in the Ubuntu repositories and/or Xubuntu at a later time can’t say how long it will be there.

kevin_tee

Hi kevin_tee, welcome to the forums.

The last supported version for skippy-xd, by Xubuntu, is Trusty. The Xubuntu team has it in their Xubuntu Extras PPA, here: https://launchpad.net/~xubuntu-dev/+archive/ubuntu/extras

Since the packages in that PPA are considered for inclusion in the Ubuntu repositories and/or Xubuntu at a later time can’t say how long it will be there.

Thanks you. I manage to install it. However…

Terminal

1 skippy-xd

2 WARNING: Couldn’t load config file ‘/home/xubuntu/.config/skippy-xd/skippy-xd.rc’.
running once then quitting…

3 *download skippy-xd.rc and put in the folder*

4 skippy-xd

5 running once then quitting…

What is wrong? Running once and quitting?

kevin_tee

OK, lets just for get skippy-xd I can install it but it won’t run, it is also quite old. I simply want expo function that you can find in compiz but I don’t want to install compiz just for the expo. Are there alternative?

slickymaster

OK, lets just for get skippy-xd I can install it but it won’t run, it is also quite old. I simply want expo function that you can find in compiz but I don’t want to install compiz just for the expo. Are there alternative?

See if this thread can somehow provide you with any help: http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-2098019.html

vasa1

Given that skippy-xd hasn’t been made available for 16.04 even as a ppa, there doesn’t seem to be a way to spread windows other than by using Compiz unless the KDE guys have something but even that won’t be light-weight if that’s a pre-requisite.

I probably am off the track here, but there’s something called PyTile.py. It’s supposed to provide a Compiz Grid effect: http://askubuntu.com/questions/15198/is-there-a-way-to-make-openbox-behave-like-the-compiz-grid-plugin

It doesn’t work for me:
04:27 PM ~ $ /home/vasa1/bin/PyTile.py
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/home/vasa1/bin/PyTile.py”, line 2, in
import os, subprocess, gtk, pygtk, sys, time, threading,wnck
ImportError: No module named wnck
04:32 PM ~ $ And because I know nothing about Python, I don’t know what to fix assuming that PyTile.py could provide a semblance of what OP wants.

Clipboard content is lost after few seconds

ami7878

In the past month the content of my clipboard (after doing CTRL-C) is saved for pasting for only a few seconds. If I logout and login again, this is fixed but after some time it happens again.

Is there a setting for the clipboard?

I’m using Ubuntu 14.04.4

Thanks.
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oldrocker99

Try this:
apt-get install diodon

Diodon is a clipboard manager, which does save your last few clipboard selections.

ami7878

I’ve installed diodon but it doesn’t seems to work. It shows in the taskbar but history list stays empty. I’m back with my original problem.

CantankRus

Diodon seems to be a bit buggy here.
Try glipper…

sudo apt-get install glipper
May not show in dash.
To run hit alt+F2 and run the command “glipper”.

ami7878

I’ve installed glipper and it works but my original issue wasn’t solved. I have the history of the clipboard but after few seconds, the current CTRL-C is empty. Glipper lets me select it again what ease a bit but still annoying.

CantankRus

The only time I see that behaviour is when this dconf setting returns “false” (default is true)
and then only when I close the application where I copied from.

gsettings get org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.clipboard active

Set to true…

gsettings reset org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.clipboard active

vasa1

The only time I see that behaviour is when this dconf setting returns “false” (default is true)
and then only when I close the application where I copied from.

gsettings get org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.clipboard active

Is “active” needed at the end of that code?

CantankRus

Is “active” needed at the end of that code?

Yes. 😛

vasa1

Thanks, the only “daemon” ones I see in Lubuntu 16.04 are these:
$ gsettings list-recursively | grep -i daemon
org.blueman.general notification-daemon true
org.blueman.general notification-daemon true
org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.gdu-sd active true
org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.gdu-sd priority 1
But the main application for me that causes issues without a proper clipboard manager is LibreOffice. Its devs are trying to fix that: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1240591#c1.

Sweet Home 3D Video driver

mune

Hi all

I used sweethome3d with the old distro ver: ubuntu 14.10 and with the one before.

Today I launched it (I’m using a fresh installation of ubuntu 16.4) and it closes immediately. After a bit of researches I got that the error isn’t in the app but in the link between java and the linux 3D/video layer.

mune@lello:~$ sweethome3d
Java 3D: implicit antialiasing enabled
#
# A fatal error has been detected by the Java Runtime Environment:
#
# SIGSEGV (0xb) at pc=0x00007f903a57bb6d, pid=6440, tid=140257443735296
#
# JRE version: OpenJDK Runtime Environment (8.0_91-b14) (build 1.8.0_91-8u91-b14-0ubuntu4~16.04.1-b14)
# Java VM: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (25.91-b14 mixed mode linux-amd64 compressed oops)
# Problematic frame:
# C [r600_dri.so+0x1f4b6d]

[…]

I guess it is something related to the video drivers (confirmed by my googlings but all for old versions).

What can I do?

Thanks

(Sorry for the thread title but I pressed “enter” in place of “Backspace” so the post has been published incomplete and with a wrong title)
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CantankRus

You could give Oracle Java 8 a go.
INSTALL ORACLE JAVA 8 (http://www.webupd8.org/2012/09/install-oracle-java-8-in-ubuntu-via-ppa.html)
The PPA supports 16.04.

mune

You could give Oracle Java 8 a go.
INSTALL ORACLE JAVA 8 (http://www.webupd8.org/2012/09/install-oracle-java-8-in-ubuntu-via-ppa.html)
The PPA supports 16.04.

Yes, I have already done the installation but it seems that SH uses anyway openJRE.

How can I force it to use the Oracke java?

CantankRus

I installed sweethome3d and it starts here.

glen@Xenial:~$ java -version
openjdk version “1.8.0_91”
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_91-8u91-b14-0ubuntu4~16.04.1-b14)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.91-b14, mixed mode)

Using nvidia drivers as in my sig below.

CantankRus

You could also try a newer version from getdeb.
Download the getdeb package from this page. This package adds the getdeb repository to your sources.

After installing getdeb, update your sources…

sudo apt update

Then upgrade sweethome3d to version 5.2…

sudo apt install sweethome3d

I would then disable the getdeb repo in your sources.

mune

I installed sweethome3d and it starts here.

glen@Xenial:~$ java -version
openjdk version “1.8.0_91”
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_91-8u91-b14-0ubuntu4~16.04.1-b14)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.91-b14, mixed mode)

Using nvidia drivers as in my sig below.

mune@lello:~$ java -version
java version “1.8.0_91″
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_91-b14)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.91-b14, mixed mode)

This is weird: SH when crashes is complaining about openJDK even if the Oracle’s java is installed.

mune

Then upgrade sweethome3d to version 5.2…

sudo apt install sweethome3d

sweethome3d is already the newest version (5.2-1~getdeb1).
:/

I would then disable the getdeb repo in your sources.
I don’t understand: what does it mean?

mune

This is weird: SH when crashes is complaining about openJDK even if the Oracle’s java is installed.

This is the key!

mune@lello:~$ which sweethome3d
/usr/bin/sweethome3d
mune@lello:~$ file /usr/bin/sweethome3d
/usr/bin/sweethome3d: symbolic link to ../share/sweethome3d/sweethome3d.sh
mune@lello:~$ less /usr/share/sweethome3d/sweethome3d.sh
———————————–
#!/bin/sh
#
#
BASEPATH=/usr/share/sweethome3d
JAVA_ARGS=”-Djava.library.path=/usr/lib/jni \
-Dcom.eteks.sweethome3d.applicationFolders=$HOME/.eteks/sweethome3d:/usr/share/sweethome3d”

. /usr/lib/java-wrappers/java-wrappers.sh

find_java_runtime java6

find_jars j3dcore j3dutils vecmath batik
find_jars sunflow itext janino freehep-util freehep-io freehep-xml
find_jars freehep-graphics2d freehep-graphicsio freehep-graphicsio-svg
find_jars /usr/share/sweethome3d/sweethome3d.jar
find_jars /usr/share/icedtea-web/netx.jar

cd $BASEPATH
run_java com.eteks.sweethome3d.SweetHome3D -open “$@”

It has its own JRE, ignoring the system wide one.

Hot to change the SH script to force it to use the Oracle java ?

CantankRus

I don’t think java is your problem.
I can run sweethome3d regardless of default java.
It will run using openjdk or oracle java.

Set default java with…

sudo update-alternatives –config java

I can even remove openjdk-jre so as it has no option but to use oracle java, and vice versa.
When only oracle java is installed SH3d gives a warning but still starts with the message “falling back to JAVA_CMD = java”
269706

Going back to your first post I think the error is to do with your GPU/drivers.

To show your graphics details you can install inxi (system info script)….

sudo apt install inxi
eg…

glen@Xenial:~$ inxi -G
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GF116 [GeForce GTX 550 Ti]
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
Resolution: 1680×1050@59.88hz
GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 550 Ti/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 361.42

My guess is you have an amd/ati GPU and are now using the open source radeon driver.
Why Radeon Users May Want to Avoid Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/03/ubuntu-drops-amd-catalyst-fglrx-driver-16-04)

mune

Set default java with…
I did but SH fails with both OpenJDK and the Oracle java.

The video settings are:

mune@lello:~$ inxi -G
Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Caicos XT [Radeon HD 7470/8470 / R5 235/310 OEM]
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1440×900@59.90hz
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD CAICOS (DRM 2.43.0, LLVM 3.8.0)
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0

My guess is you have an amd/ati GPU and are now using the open source radeon driver.
Why Radeon Users May Want to Avoid Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/03/ubuntu-drops-amd-catalyst-fglrx-driver-16-04)

And you were right!
I went to the AMD site to download the new driver, but none is available. I don’t understand if there is a solution or I have to eait for the AMD’s catalyst driver new release.

CantankRus

Did you read the link in my previous post?
I believe you would have to wait, go back to 14.04 or if you’re on a Desktop PC get an nvidia card.

mune

I found in many pages other users complaining that in Ubuntu 16.04 is missing the free driver fglrx and that AMD is not going to develop a closed source version nor Canonical is not going to the care to develop a free one.

I was almost hopeless when I read an article (of a couple of months ago) (http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=amd-gpu-pro&num=1) glorifying AMD for its new linux driver. I followed the link and I landed on this page of the AMD’site (http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/AMDGPU-PRO-Install.aspx), where I misunderstood 14.04 with 16,04.

I installed the driver it worked but now SH3D not only doesn’t work but when it is launched it closes the Xsession and then the system asks for user login for a new session.

Showing network indicator in panel

Sissy13

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.4 with xfce installed. I want to show the network status icon all the time on the panel. I had previously used the indicator-plugin for this, but it keeps crashing and a Google search only turned up “it’s buggy”. I have seen the suggestion to use the native xfce notification area instead. However, I have the notification area set to show on my panel, but it shows only a keyboard icon which allows me to access keyboard settings. I cannot find any options to add icons to this notification area.

Is there a way to consistently show the network status icon in Panel without needing to use the buggy indicator-plugin?

Thanks.
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Dennis N

Is this the one that is called “Network Monitor” under Settings > Panel > Items? (It shows Download and Upload Speed).

Sissy13

I don’t think so. I’m referring to the icon that shows whether I am connected to a network.
I have searched for “Network” in Settings > Panel > Items > Add item. Nothing shows up there. So I don’t think I have the Network Monitor, unless it can be found somewhere else?

tabakisp

Hello. My WiFi icon is displayed via the Indicator Plugin in Panel.
269885

EDIT: Sorry, my brain skipped the part you wrote: “without needing to use the buggy indicator-plugin”.
Haven’t experienced any bugs with the Indicator Plugin and never saw a network indicator in the notification area.
I am using Xubuntu 14.04.1

Sissy13

Huh. I get the message “The application Panel has closed unexpectedly, do you wish to restart it?” and then it informs me that indicator-plugin has crashed and asks if I would like to re-add it to the Panel.

Sometimes I see the crash message several times in a day, and sometimes I can go a week or more without seeing it. Seems random. Is there a log somewhere that I can look at to find out *why* the Indicator Plugin is crashing?

Thanks.

Login Loop Nvidia Drivers

scpatl4now

I have spent a couple of hours trying to get through this. Today when I tried to open Steam it didnt work. I rebooted and was stuck in a login loop. I have purged the Nvidia drivers (ctrl alt f2 since I could not log in the normal way) and rebooted. I am finally back to my desktop, but I am running the X.Org X server – Nouveau driver.
I have tried reinstalling the Nvidia driver via addition drivers and by command line since this always takes me back into the login loop after they are installed…regardless of how. I would be fine with this, but Steam requires the proprietary driver…so I’m stuck?

Any thoughts?

I’ve seen a ton of people with similar problems (but not exactly like mine), but no one seems to have any answers or is even acknowledging that there is a problem
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mateojonsonguynn

Noveau doesn’t work with Steam. You need proprietary drivers.

I also have this issue, and I’m stuck with it because the newest proprietary drivers break my system.

There’s a bug on launchpad right now at status critical but it’s not resolved yet. There’s been no activity for a while.

which one … “Ubuntu+Gnome.fallback” or “ubuntuMATE” or “Xubuntu”

czgirb

as titled.
In the same hardware … which one is quicker?
Which one is stable?
Which one is less resource eater?
Thank you in advance
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jimmy-frydkaer

Please list your hardware specs

czgirb

Compaq CQ40 328TU Notebook
CPU: Intel Core2Duo T6400 2.0GHz
RAM: 2 x 1024MB = 2048 MB
HDD: 320GB
GPU: Intel GMA 4500MHD

ajgreeny

I think all three of those should work fine on that hardware.

Which is quickest? I’m afraid only you will really know the answer to that if you try them, but my suspicion would be Xubuntu is the fsatest; it’s certainly my preference even on my powerful desktop machine.

Crimple

I have a similar CPU and 4gb of RAM, Xubuntu runs considerably snappier and quieter (cooling fan spins higher less often) than Ubuntu Mate.

vasa1

This is quite a chatty question 😉

I don’t know anything about the first. Re. UM v/s Xu, it’s possible that there maybe some UM settings that are more suited for frugalists / minimalists. I don’t know if these are easily discoverable.

grahammechanical

I have just put in an install of all three of those distributions. I am now running some tests. I will post back the results.

No, I am not doing that. I am joking you. But as Mr Punch always said: “That’s the way to do it.”

Ubuntu does not do fallback any more. It has gnome-session-flashback. Ubuntu Gnome has Gnome Classic but it is a Gnome 3 shell extension that gives the old gnome 2 panel look but I doubt if it is using a different compositor to what Gnome 3 shell already uses. Ubuntu Mate has options to run on Compiz so that session will be not much less resource hungry than Ubuntu+Unity.

Regards.

A few problems with Lubuntu Yakkety and Baytrail tablet

kiina

A few problems I’ve found when using this new Lubuntu.

1. problem
Onboard keyboard is too small on login screen, how to fix it?
https://s17.postimg.org/qywvbwoqz/onboard_login.jpg (https://postimg.org/image/qywvbwoqz/)

2. problem
How to use right click on touchscreen? Do I need to install something for gestures? Chrome-browser is only where gestures works.

3. problem
Touchscreen does not work near left & right border. Can’t press close -button when window is maximized. Screen calibration does not help.

4. problem
Tablet has HiDPI -screen. How enable HiDPI?

5. problem
Easyway to change screen brightness, is there any?(no keyboard, only onboard)

6. problem
Soundcard is dummy output, how to fix.

sudo alsa force-reload does not help

aplay -l found 3 devices.
Intel HDMI and two bytcr-rt5640 soundcards.
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kiina

ok, I got some tips to fix these problems.. For HiDPi I should install other DE, and that audio problem is fixed 16.04-linuxium (http://linuxiumcomau.blogspot.com/2016/10/running-ubuntu-on-intel-bay-trail-and.html).. I close this thread and make clean fresh install.

Gnome search tool does not open containing folder

VanillaMozilla

Open containing folder is an option in the Gnome-search-tool context menu. If you select that option, a notice “Opening ” appears briefly in the system tray and then disappears.

Here the terminal output.
(nautilus:5786): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_dbus_interface_skeleton_unexport: assertion ‘interface_->priv->connections != NULL’ failed

(nautilus:5786): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_dbus_interface_skeleton_unexport: assertion ‘interface_->priv->connections != NULL’ failed

(nautilus:5786): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_icon_theme_get_for_screen: assertion ‘GDK_IS_SCREEN (screen)’ failed

(nautilus:5786): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid (NULL) pointer instance

(nautilus:5786): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_signal_connect_object: assertion ‘G_TYPE_CHECK_INSTANCE (instance)’ failed

Does anyone have current information on this? (There is a Gnome bug report on this [671317], but it’s from from 2012.) It would be awfully nice if Ubuntu could finally get a fully functioning search tool.
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mc4man

Maybe mention what release & session you are using. That has worked fine here in recent history, 14.04 > 16.04, ubuntu session.
Also not sure what “system tray” has to do with this (- Ubuntu doesn’t use a systray anymore, maybe some other sessions do.

VanillaMozilla

Oh, sorry. Ubuntu 16.04 Flashback (Metacity). And I don’t know what it’s called, but the default panel at the bottom displays running applications, among other things. That’s what I was referring to as the system tray.

And of course the search tool works in Unity, so this problem refers to Flashback.

Gnome with kubuntu problems

vaibhav_chutani

Hello, I am new to ubuntu, so I was trying out various things that can be done with ubuntu. I installed Gnome desktop environment with Appgrid. I used it for a while and wanted to try KDE. I installed Kubuntu with the Appgrid. The installation was not succesful. I started experiencing problems. To be very frank I did not completely read the error messages I got. I got a lot of pop ups to report the errors to the developers. I was redirected to web pages containing confirmed bugs.

I did not know what to do, so as a naive user I restarted my system.After the restart, I get black screen every time. I do not get any login screen, I see kubuntu logo then a black screen with mouse pointer. I have tried to wait but nothing happens and I am stuck at the black screen. Although other options such as changing brightness seems to be working on that black screen. I also used to see a default pink background on my grub menu, but after getting this black screen I see black grub background.

I tried fiddling with a few options. When I boot into advance options of ubuntu from the grub menu, The generic upstart 30.0 option boots me into ubuntu with unity background. In generic upstart I tried uninstalling kubuntu with different set of commands completely ( aptitude etc) but nothing seems to work. When i try to boot into the default ubuntu option again the same black screen happens. Please help me fix this. Thank you for all the help.
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vasa1

Hello, I am new to ubuntu, … I installed Kubuntu with the Appgrid. …
I did not know what to do, so as a naive user …

I’m assuming you’re also new to Linux. Is that correct? If so, I suggest you stay with one desktop environment and do whatever testing you want in a virtual machine. Some desktop environments don’t play well together when installed on the same system.

I also think it’s better if you let people know your computer’s hardware capabilities (CPU, GPU, RAM).

Rather than trying to untangle stuff, I’d suggest a clean reinstallation of whichever flavor you want iff your computer is up to the task. Some distros don’t run well on older hardware; some can’t handle certain graphic cards; some may not support your wifi card out-of-the-box …

vaibhav_chutani

Yes, you are correct. I am new to linux. I did not know that.
I have a pavillion g6 1a75dx. I am attaching a screenshot containing all the hardware details. Please help me untangle the stuff because having to reinstall a fresh copy with all the programs i have already installed as well as the repositories already added would be a very big task. I am grateful for all you help.

Harware –
Microprocessor
2.53GHz Intel Core i3-380M Processor
Microprocessor Cache
3MB L3 Cache
Memory
4GB DDR3 System Memory (2 DIMM)
Memory Max
Maximum supported = 8GB
Video Graphics
Intel HD Graphics
Video Memory
Up to 1696MB
Display
15.6″ diagonal High-Definition HP BrightView LED Display (1366 x 768)
Network Card
Integrated 10/100 Ethernet LAN
Wireless Connectivity
802.11b/g/n WLAN

External Ports
Digital Media Card Reader for Secure Digital and Multimedia cards
3 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
1 HDMI
1 VGA (15-pin)
1 RJ -45 (LAN)
1 Headphone-out
1 Microphone-in

vasa1

Yes, you are correct. I am new to linux. I did not know that.
I have a pavillion g6 1a75dx. I am attaching a screenshot containing all the hardware details. Please help me untangle the stuff because having to reinstall a fresh copy with all the programs i have already installed as well as the repositories already added would be a very big task. I am grateful for all you help.

First, your system should be able to handle any Linux distro, AFAICT.

Second, for future use, please use the [CODE] tags to provide input such as specs as well as the command you used to generate the output.

If you don’t have bandwidth limitations, I still feel doing a clean install is the way to go rather than trying to troubleshoot what went wrong (although it is certainly possible).

Then, once you have a vanilla system going, take things one step at a time 🙂

BTW, are you dual-booting with any other OS?

vaibhav_chutani

Yes, bandwidth is the biggest limitation. Yes i am also dual-booting with windows 10. I’ll remember to use the [CODE] tags next time.

vaibhav_chutani

So what I did was, installed system package manager and searched for “KDE” and “Kubuntu” and uninstalled any packages that contained these keywords. Almost around 400 packages were uninstalled and 700MBs of packages. Now I have my doubts that I might have uninstalled important packages, that could be required for proper functioning of ubuntu. What I wanna know is there any command that I can run which can check all the things( I dont know packages, file system, things that are necessary) required for smooth functioning. Thanks.

vaibhav_chutani

Also I found out that when I boot in advanced option of the grub menu, I see 3 recovery options(30.0 generic, 27 something and 16 something). I tried running the 30.0 option which I was able to run before removing the packages but it does not, it gets stuck at the starting point. Same with 27 something, gets stuck at the same point. But 16 something works fine. Please help me with this problem.

SeijiSensei

While it’s possible to install the meta-package “kubuntu-desktop” on top of a vanilla Ubuntu system, I have never found that to work very well. I suggest just installing Kubuntu 14.04 directly from its CD (http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/trusty/daily-live/current/).