View Full Version : [ubuntu] how to completely remove a desktop environment?

August 11th, 2012, 10:51 PM
I think I have managed to mess up installing mate 1.4 on 12.04 form not reading instructions carefully and I would like to remove it entirely and redo it if possible.

How would I go about doing this, I found a lot of info for adding it, but none clearly explaining how to completely get rid of it?

Mods: I mentioned this as a possibility in my other thread, but figured this new question would deserve a whole different thread, forgive me if I'm wrong.

August 12th, 2012, 03:42 AM
A bit late but If you use MATE (or any DE), it's better to use it on a distro that promotes it. I'm not sure that Ubuntu devs have had much to do with the development of MATE.

August 12th, 2012, 09:14 AM
This link: http://www.webupd8.org/2012/04/mate-desktop-12-released-install-it-in.html, explains howto remove MATE

August 17th, 2012, 03:49 AM
Thank you Clarac, this helped me a lot.

August 17th, 2012, 07:42 AM
Thank you Clarac, this helped me a lot.

You are welcome.

Glad to help.