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Fixing “Starting version 219” bug in Kubuntu 15.04 Beta

After restarting my laptop which run Kubuntu 15.04 beta, it got stuck at a black screen with a message: Starting version 219. I tried to reboot it a few times, and it always displayed the same message. Fortunately, I found a solution from this page which fixed the problem.

Here’s a recap on how to do it.

1. When you see the above message, hit Ctrl + Alt + F2
2. Run sudo systemctl enable sddm.service -f
3. Reboot it

So the issue seems to lie with sddm, a login display manager, not wanting to start up.

KDE4 System-wide Force Font DPI Setting

Recently, while setting up a Kubuntu Linux terminal server using freenx, I’ve got an issue with the font display being too small. A quick check in Font settings (Applications -> Settings -> System Settings -> Fonts) showed that the “Force fonts DPI” was set to Disabled.

To correct this per user, it’s as easy as to select the 96 DPI from the drop down menu, logout and log back in. However, if we want to apply this setting to all users, there’s a bit of more work.

Create a file /usr/share/kubuntu-default-settings/kde4-profile/default/share/config/kcmfonts. Then add the following content:


If you’ve previously logged on before, you might want to delete this file $HOME/.kde/share/config/startupconfig so that it can be generated again.