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Completely remove Gnome and XFCE?

Postby newbie » 2010-02-11 10:20

I installed Gnome, XFCE and KDE in Lenny and have decided that KDE is the one I enjoy most.

Are there potential problems if I completely remove Gnome and XFCE and make mine a true KDE environment? If not, what would command be to do it? Thanks for the knowledge.
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Re: Completely remove Gnome and XFCE?

Postby craigevil » 2010-02-11 10:57

aptitude remove gnome-desktop-environment xfce4 should remove most if not all of gnome and xfce, might want to make sure you are using kdm and not gdm before removing gnome.

As root run:
dpkg-reconfigure kdm
and choose kdm
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Re: Completely remove Gnome and XFCE?

Postby steveo314 » 2010-02-17 02:22

install kde first then do " apt-get purge gnome* gdm* xfce..* "
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Re: Completely remove Gnome and XFCE?

Postby dbbolton » 2010-02-22 09:23

steveo314 wrote:install kde first then do " apt-get purge gnome* gdm* xfce..* "


If you enter the commands like that, the shell is likely to interpret the globs rather than apt. Perhaps a more sound approach would be:
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aptitude purge -P '~ngnome'

and so on.
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Re: Completely remove Gnome and XFCE?

Postby idud » 2010-02-23 15:20

I usually do this:
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# aptitude purge xfce-desktop gnome-desktop


It works for me.
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