How to safely remove XFCE and keep LXDE

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How to safely remove XFCE and keep LXDE

Postby sayansg » 2018-09-17 09:15

Hello Everyone,

I'd installed Debian XFCE but it is showing problems. When I login it shows no previous running instance of panel found.

So I installed LXDE as well from synaptic. I like it more than XFCE(Simpler, Faster much faster and my pc is old).

So I want to safely remove XFCE and keep LXDE. How exactly do I do that?

Does it slow PC performance if I have 2 Desktop Environments at the same time?

If not, I can maybe keep both.
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Re: How to safely remove XFCE and keep LXDE

Postby Hallvor » 2018-09-17 09:19

Usually you can do this:

As root:

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# tasksel


Navigate to XFCE and deselect with spacebar.
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Re: How to safely remove XFCE and keep LXDE

Postby Ardouos » 2018-09-17 10:12

sayansg wrote:Does it slow PC performance if I have 2 Desktop Environments at the same time?

No, it should not as only one DE is loaded when you log in.

Having two DEs should only use more storage.
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Re: How to safely remove XFCE and keep LXDE

Postby sayansg » 2018-09-17 13:48

Thanks for explaining. I think I'll keep both XFCE and LXDE for now.
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