View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ran KDE Workspace under Ubuntu - HELP!

July 2nd, 2010, 08:47 PM
Hi guys

I followed this guide (http://digitizor.com/2010/01/01/how-to-get-kde-plasma-workspace-ubuntu-9-10/) to see what the KDE workspaces were like. During installation it asked whether I wanted to use GDM or KDM and I chose 'KDM'.

While it all worked, I've decided I don't want it and want to revert back to GDM and remove all traces of KDE from my machine. The guide said that to do this I would simply need to click on the gnome-desktop.sh file on the desktop, however I am still getting a KDE login screen whenever I boot up.

Reading through the guide again, I went back to gconf-editor, re-opened desktop -> gnome -> session -> required_components and re-added the gnome-panel value. I also moved the gnome-desktop.sh and plasma-desktop.sh files to the trash bin.

What else must I do to restore my machine to a pre-KDE state? :-?

Edit: I used command "sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm" and changed back to GDM, which appears to have got rid of the KDE login screen. However I would still appreciate if someone more Linux-savvy than myself could glance over that guide and tell me whether there's anything else I need to do to restore my machine to the way it was, as a number of things were installed and tweaked 'under the bonnet'.

July 2nd, 2010, 10:00 PM
You have to remove the entire KDE4 desktop(including KDE-base).:popcorn:

July 2nd, 2010, 10:03 PM
remove every libqt* entry in synaptic.

July 3rd, 2010, 01:00 AM
If for some reason, both packages gets mixed up, try LinuxEssentials in my sig.
Extract it then type:

chmod +x FASTGNOME.sh
Hope that helps!

July 3rd, 2010, 04:20 AM
Thanks for your replies. Much appreciated. :)

I went into Synaptic Package Manager, did a search for "libqt" and marked every installed entry for Complete Removal.

Is there anything else I ought to do, or some test I can perform to check there's nothing KDE-ish remaining?

July 3rd, 2010, 04:06 PM
To be sure that KDE is uninstalled, log out, then when you log back in, check your sessions.
There should be no trace of KDE.

If you want to be sure that KDE is completely uninstalled, try going in the synaptic, search for KDE, then in the package "kde", check its dependencies.

I do not recommend you uninstall "libqt". KDE did not make it, and Qt is a programming language, and many packages depend on it.

July 3rd, 2010, 04:09 PM
sudo apt-get purge kubuntu-desktop

that should get rid of everything including the configuration files.

July 3rd, 2010, 04:17 PM
Thanks very much for your help, guys. That sudo apt-get purge command was particularly useful - I'll have to remember that one!

July 3rd, 2010, 04:20 PM
You could also see here PureGnome (http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/puregnome)

July 3rd, 2010, 04:29 PM
You could also see here PureGnome (http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/puregnome)
Interesting, but that will conflict any OSS installation, if he did install it.