Using pkcon – the PackageKit console client

Pkcon is the preferred way of dealing with packages in KDE neon and is the back end of Discover, KDE neons graphical package manager. You can use Apt as well but you might run into problems with dependencies while updating and in the end it is easier to just use one system. Luckily, pkcon is […]

Black screen with blinking cursor on boot after installation

If you have just installed KDE neon or another Ubuntu 18.04 based operating system and after installation it has booted to a blank screen with a cursor then it might be because it is trying to boot another UEFI system. This happened to me today and it wasn’t until after I had reinstalled the operating […]

Whalebird – A good Mastodon client

If you are looking for a good client for Mastodon on KDE neon then Whalebird is an Electron based Mastodon and Pleroma client for Windows, Mac and Linux. It’s quite good and looks a little like the Slack UI. The website can be found here. To install Whalebird on KDE neon go to the website […]

Install KFind for improved file search

KFind is a standalone search tool from KDE. It has finer grained search than the default search in Dolphin (the file manager) and it just seems to be better at finding files. To install KFind in KDE neon, open Konsole and type, Enter your password and the program will install. After installation you can find […]

Install the True Type core fonts for better web browsing

In 1996 Microsoft decided to create a pack of core fonts for the Web. Unfortunately there were propriety restrictions on the fonts restricting their distribution. Microsoft terminated the project in 2002 but many websites still default to these fonts if the one used is not available so it is handy to have them installed. The […]