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    [gnome] uninstalling KDE..

    Hi all, i have a couple of Qs about uninstalling the kubuntu-desktop.

    i installing the kubuntu-desktop using:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
    Which went perfectly (except it doesn't log me in, i have to ctrl-alt-f4, login and exit to login)

    Now, that ive tried the KDE and i don't like it. Now i want to get rid of it.

    Can i just do
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove kubuntu-desktop
    will this completely remove?

    Also , the boot screen shows kubuntu - will the default ubuntu one be put back? will i still be able to boot and login as i did before?

    Im still quite new, so thanks for your time
    Intel Core i7 950, XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB, 6GB PC3-10600U, Windows 7 Pro x64, SyncMaster 2243SW, Dell E2210H; Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550, 8GB PC2-6400U, Windows Server 2008 running ADDS, File Services, DNS and DHCP

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    Re: [gnome] uninstalling KDE..

    The remove command will work. Follow this guide for complete removal:
    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/puregnome

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    Re: [gnome] uninstalling KDE..

    According to this guide here:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=205002
    HOWTO: correctly install/remove k/x/ed/ubuntu-desktop packages
    This how-to is for correctly installing and/or removing the x/k/ed/ubuntu-desktop meta packages.

    NOTE: No matter what distribution you have installed (ubuntu/kubuntu/xubuntu/edubuntu), you can have all four meta packages at the same time, and switch between them all the time.

    NOTE: Meta packages are just packages that point to many other packages. So, if you remove the ubuntu-desktop package (with apt-get or synaptic) even though you have ubuntu installed, nothing will happen. All the packages will remain there, just the pointer ubuntu-desktop package will be gone, but essentially nothing will be removed. If installed with aptitude, like this guide, the meta package does get completely removed, along with all the packages it points to.

    This is the best way to do it, because it is a lot easier to remove one of the desktop environments later using this method, if you don't want one of them anymore.
    .... yes, it will.
    "To give perfect expression to the One, the Infinite, through the harmony of the many; to the One, the Love, through the sacrifice of self, is the object alike of our individual life and our society."
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    Re: [gnome] uninstalling KDE..

    Hi all;

    I used
    Code:
     sudo apt-get remove kubuntu-desktop
    However, the boot loading screen and kubuntu option in the session opetions when i log in

    I will therefore follow the options in the above posts and report back.

    Thanks =D
    Intel Core i7 950, XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB, 6GB PC3-10600U, Windows 7 Pro x64, SyncMaster 2243SW, Dell E2210H; Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550, 8GB PC2-6400U, Windows Server 2008 running ADDS, File Services, DNS and DHCP

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