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Thread: Removing GNOME

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    Removing GNOME

    Hi,

    I want to remove gnome as a desktop environment but not necessarily applications such as firefox or openoffice. Could you give me a brief explanation how to do this?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Removing GNOME

    You can use the instructions on Psychocats about setting up Pure KDE. Just remove any Gnome apps you want to keep from the list.

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    Re: Removing GNOME

    you could try 'sudo apt-get remove ubuntu-desktop', just to be on th esafeside run 'sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop'. Without the marks round it of course

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    Re: Removing GNOME

    IMO it is best to perform an minimal install then build up.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...wMemorySystems

    http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2007/04...art-to-finish/

    Then, if you want KDE / XFCE / Gnome, install the DE as packages and not desktop

    ie install KDE not kubuntu-desktop.

    Lightweight Gnome

    Or go for an alternate window manager such as Fluxbox, Openbox, IceWM, PKWM ...
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    Re: Removing GNOME

    Quote Originally Posted by tomor View Post
    Hi,

    I want to remove gnome as a desktop environment but not necessarily applications such as firefox or openoffice. Could you give me a brief explanation how to do this?

    Thanks.
    The package ubuntu-desktop is a meta package with things like openoffice and firefox attached to them.

    My advice if you really want KDE over Gnome then install Kubuntu.
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    Re: Removing GNOME

    I agree with Bodhi, I've been building some minimal systems for live cd installs lately and the best method I have found so far is to use the minimal install and then add xorg and the base window manager. Then from there just add in the apps you want. Its a little trickier in Ubuntu than it is in Debian (especially if you want gnome) but your install will be leaner and meaner.

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