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How change the Desktop Environment

Postby francesco1962 » 2018-04-05 10:03

Hello,
I have installed Debian 9.4.0 for amd64 from the net, with the netinstall CD. I mistakenly choosed the Standard Desktop Environment, and now I want to change with the KDE ;
What can I do?
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Re: How change the Desktop Environment

Postby kedaha » 2018-04-05 10:16

Hi,
This was discussed in viewtopic.php?t=110478 but the simplest option is just to reinstall.
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Re: How change the Desktop Environment

Postby francesco1962 » 2018-04-05 11:04

Thanks :)
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Re: How change the Desktop Environment

Postby steveplab » 2018-04-06 01:35

I would suggest to do a reinstall instead of changing it environment now manually.
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Re: How change the Desktop Environment

Postby arzgi » 2018-04-09 09:51

steveplab wrote:I would suggest to do a reinstall instead of changing it environment now manually.


For a reason...? Debian has apt, and reinstall is seldom a necessity.

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apt purge [gnome*/kde*/xfce*/...]

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apt install [gnome/kde/xfce/...]
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Re: How change the Desktop Environment

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2018-04-09 13:10

^A lot of junk will remain that way. GTK and Qt do not sit well with each other, so it's easier to just reinstall.
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Re: How change the Desktop Environment

Postby arzgi » 2018-04-09 13:28

I still disagree, apt handles dependecies and also announces which packages are no longer needed. But great thing is, that everyone can do whatever, it is debian.
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