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    get rid of KDE?

    I installed Kubuntu 12.04 and just couldn't get used to it and went on and downloaded and installed unity using:

    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop.

    How can I get rid KDE? Do I even need to? That's all I really need to know...

    Thanks

    Geeve
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    Re: get rid of KDE?

    Thanks oldos! When running that command should I skip

    && sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

    at the end because I already have it?

    Thanks again

    Geeve
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    Re: get rid of KDE?

    Quote Originally Posted by geeve420 View Post
    Thanks oldos! When running that command should I skip

    && sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

    at the end because I already have it?

    Thanks again

    Geeve
    If ubuntu-desktop is already installed, then the apt-get install command will simply exit without doing anything. I would run the command just to double-check.

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    Re: get rid of KDE?

    Ran the code from the link and got this error:

    Code:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    Package kubuntu-desktop is not installed, so not removed
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:
    
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
     default-jre : Depends: openjdk-6-jre (>= 6b23~pre11-1ubuntu1~) but it is not going to be installed
    E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
    Did some searching, but can't find if anyone has actually solved this yet.

    ran into this:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2002928&page=2


    It says that Kubuntu desktop is not installed, that can't be though. When I reboot, it's the KDE login, I can also choose KDE to log in to and it works just fine....

    Any ideas?

    Thanks for all your help so far
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    Re: get rid of KDE?

    kubuntu-desktop is just a metapackage; if APT says it's not installed, I'd believe it.

    What does
    Code:
    ls /usr/share/xsessions/
    say?

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    Re: get rid of KDE?

    This is what I get back:

    Code:
    geeve@geeve-dell:~$ ls /usr/share/xsessions/
    gnome-classic.desktop   gnome-shell.desktop  ubuntu.desktop
    gnome.desktop           kde-plasma.desktop
    gnome-fallback.desktop  ubuntu-2d.desktop
    geeve@geeve-dell:~$
    I ran the wall of text again and got a different error. I now am getting this now after a reboot:

    Code:
    [sudo] password for geeve: 
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    Package pinentry-gtk2 is not installed, so not removed
    Package ktimetracker is not installed, so not removed
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:
    
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
     libatk-wrapper-java : Depends: default-jre but it is not going to be installed or
                                    java2-runtime
     libatk-wrapper-java-jni : Depends: default-jre but it is not going to be installed or
                                        java2-runtime
    E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.

    I can still log in to KDE, this is getting weird......

    I just want want KDE gone LOL!

    Thanks again

    Geeve
    Last edited by geeve420; February 27th, 2013 at 11:27 PM.
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    Re: get rid of KDE?

    The java errors don't have anything to do with KDE. Maybe if you try removing libatk-wrapper-java, assuming you don't need it, it would fix the error, but I'm not certain of that.

    Try
    Code:
    sudo mv /usr/share/xsessions/kde-plasma.desktop /home/geeve/
    which should remove the KDE option from lightdm, then reboot. If it works the way you want you can then delete the kde-plasma.desktop file.

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    Re: get rid of KDE?

    I ran the command, rebooted and still have KDE splash and log in. I can also log in to KDE with no issue

    I don't know if the java wrapper is part of play on Linux for steam or not so I am I hesitant to remove it. I did make a Redo Backup last night before I started fiddling with this just in case though.

    I copy and pasted the wall of command into LO writer and did a ctrl-f to look for that java wrapper. It is not part of what's is listed in that command so I don't know why it would stop the removal?!

    I may be way off base here, but is there a way to remove the held packages that it is freaking out about in the last line of the error? Maybe force it to ignore them? (I am still quite a newb, so I may just be talking out of my rear now)

    I really appreciate your time on this! If we can't get it, I will live with having them both here and only use Ubuntu, I have just read that having them both could cause conflicts and instability. I am trying to not do a fresh install because the 5GB download of Skyrim on Steam takes literally days

    Thanks again

    Geeve
    Last edited by geeve420; February 28th, 2013 at 03:22 AM.
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