View Full Version : [ubuntu] Install LXDE, remove Gnome

February 6th, 2010, 08:20 AM
Hello from NZ,

I have just installed LXDE, how do i remove Gnome so my Ubuntu is just LXDE?

Kind Regards


February 6th, 2010, 08:33 AM
you need to change your .xinitrc file to execute LXDE's startup script which I dont know what that is. You dont want to remove gnome untill your are sure you are happy with LXDE. its good to have it to fall back on.

I am sorry I guess ubuntu doesnt use the .xinitrc file. I will do a little research real fast on how to get startx to start your new window manager on ubuntu.

I would reccomend you to look at http://google.com/

February 6th, 2010, 11:06 AM
I have restarted the machine and logged on to the LXDE session. Just wondering about how to remove Gnome.

February 6th, 2010, 11:13 AM
oooo thats nice, it does it automatically, that is whats nice about debian and gdm.

sudo apt-get purge gnome
sudo apt-get autoremove

read this before you do that

February 6th, 2010, 11:58 AM
Be very careful before removing the gnome desktop because it has some wonky dependencies (evolution anyone) and a program you like may not function correctly or just plain not be there anymore.

February 6th, 2010, 10:43 PM
Follow the "Remove Ubuntu" directions, but replace "xubuntu-desktop" with "lxde":


You will probably have to reinstall some of the applications you want to keep.

February 7th, 2010, 09:17 AM
I tried the "sudo apt-get purge gnome" and it said that it did not exist. So i ran the "Remove Orphaned Packages" and that worked very well, it removed everything that i could see as gnome.

I'm calling this solved!!!
Thank you all for your help.