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    Question How can I unistall gnome?

    I was bored and decided to go into the terminal and obtain gnome via the sudo command: sudo apt-get install gnome and it installed alot of stuff. However I realize that I don't like gnome as much as I do unity, so I go to remove via sudo apt-get remove gnome or sudo apt-get autoremove gnome and only thing is targeted. Could anyone please help me figure out how to permanently remove gnome and all programs and files associated with it?

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    Re: How can I unistall gnome?

    Quote Originally Posted by MasterProgram View Post
    I was bored and decided to go into the terminal and obtain gnome via the sudo command: sudo apt-get install gnome and it installed alot of stuff. However I realize that I don't like gnome as much as I do unity, so I go to remove via sudo apt-get remove gnome or sudo apt-get autoremove gnome and only thing is targeted. Could anyone please help me figure out how to permanently remove gnome and all programs and files associated with it?
    You can't completely remove gnome, because Unity runs on top of it. If you have synaptic installed on your system, you can check the history, and remove the packages that were installed on that date.
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    Question Re: How can I unistall gnome?

    Ok, how can I get the grub menu from this ugly old looking debain screen back to the ubuntu screen that looks cleaner? As well how can I make the lightdm the default display manager and remove the gdm? That's the really reason I want to get rid of or undo what I installed. I looked in the synaptic package manager and could see where to click to get the screen to look like your screen grab, so if you could walk me through that as well. I may have a screen name of MasterProgram but I am still a noob with an affinity for computers and the only reason I went with that name is because I believe I was watching Tron or Tron Legacy when I signed up.

    Thanks again for all your help!

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    Re: How can I unistall gnome?

    Moved to General Help, as this type of question doesn't belong in the Cafe.

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    Question Re: How can I unistall gnome?

    Ok, I'm sorry for posting it in the wrong section of the forum, but could you please try and help me out with my problem?

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    Re: How can I unistall gnome?

    The GNOME metapackage installs many packages. Find out what programs that were installed that don't wreck Unity (that are safe to uninstall).

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