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    Howto remove Kubuntu desktop

    I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and decided to try Kubuntu desktop. I didn't like so tried to remove it but it has left a lot of KDE appliances still on the machine . I used 'aptitude' to install and aptitude to remove it . Although it now says that Kubuntu is no longer installed there are plenty of stuff left over . For instance the Startup screen, and desktop will not go back to the original ubuntu screen . It seems to be very screwed up . I have tried what others have said in the forums but aptitude does not work fro me in removing kubuntu .

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    Re: Howto remove Kubuntu desktop

    kubuntu-desktop is only a meta package.

    See http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/pureubuntu for instructions on how to remove everything that kubuntu-desktop installed. Good luck.
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    Re: Howto remove Kubuntu desktop

    Thanks folks . I already said that I had tried these thingsw but they just don't work for me. I don't think you should be pointing people to something that does not work ,

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    Re: Howto remove Kubuntu desktop

    I had the exact same problem, but I was using Kubuntu and I put Ubuntu Desktop on it, it was a very bad idea.

    If you want it to have the "Kubuntu" desktop, I think you should be looking for KDE (Kubuntu should come with a full set of KDE flavored applications.)

    I should have put on a Gnome Desktop... I think "gnome-fallback"??


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    To fix mine I just did a fresh install.
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    Re: Howto remove Kubuntu desktop

    Thankyou Robygart it looks like I may have to do that also . May have to run a Fedora OS

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    Re: Howto remove Kubuntu desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by malel View Post
    I don't think you should be pointing people to something that does not work
    Well, it's worked for me in the past and for others after I've told them about the site.

    To be fair you weren't very specific about what you had already tried.
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    Re: Howto remove Kubuntu desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by malel View Post
    Thanks folks . I already said that I had tried these thingsw but they just don't work for me. I don't think you should be pointing people to something that does not work ,
    Are you sure it didn't work?

    Have you chosen the correct ubuntu version to remove all of the kubuntu-desktop dependencies? What error message do you get when you run that
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove akonadi-backend-mysql akonadi-server------&& sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
    command?
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    Re: Howto remove Kubuntu desktop

    If you are familiar with 'Aptitude' as opposed to 'Apt' then you could look into using the rdepends option to list all of the packages brought in by kubuntu-desktop.
    This will isolate packages you want to be rid of...

    There would still be some 'massaging' involved though, eg resetting to GDM, plymouth etc
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    Re: Howto remove Kubuntu desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by malel View Post
    Thanks folks . I already said that I had tried these thingsw but they just don't work for me.
    Can you post the terminal output (inside code tags, please) so we can see exactly what doesn't work?

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