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I run a very, very slim system on my laptop.
I used the mini install CD, and I intentionally did not install a graphical login manager ("display manager"); I login in the terminal in tty1, and start fluxbox with 'startx'.
I was trying to short term install a program to rip some songs off of a friend's ipod shuffle, so I did
Used gtkpod, but it wouldn't find it, was having problems.
sudo aptitude install gtkpod
So I did
Which should have completely removed everything installed with gtkpod, as well as gtkpod itself,
sudo aptitude remove gtkpod
and then decided to try Banshee.
It wanted to install 400+ packages with it, but I figured, "it's fine, I'm using aptitude, so when I uninstall, all will be wiped again". I thought it was a bit excessive, but I just figured it was a heavy program.
sudo aptitude install banshee
I couldn't get banshee to work either (appeared to be a dbus problem...), so I did
And expected all to be right... but I did notice that I still had about 600+ extra megabytes of data on my system that wasn't there before.
sudo aptitude remove banshee
I was in a bit of a rush though, so I turned comp off and decided to come back later.
I came back, turned it on, logged in, ran startx...
...and a jacked up version of GNOME starts up, only, no frames around windows, and no terminal accesible from the menu system.
Mind you, I can't access my tty's, which is another problem, so I have no terminal once I use startx.
WHAT the HELL.
1. Why did Banshee install gnome with it?
2. Why didn't aptitude remove gnome with banshee?
3. How do I correct this? Is there a way to uninstall everything installed within a certain time frame?