Install KDE 4.5, remove Gnome?

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Install KDE 4.5, remove Gnome?

Postby madgenius on Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:40 pm

Hi All,

Just moved from openSuSE 11.3 to LMDE. It's very user-friendly, and am liking it so far.

As a KDE fanboy though, I'm finding some of the things Gnome does a bit irritating. Is there any way I can install KDE 4.5, and safely get rid of everthing Gnome?

I know that a
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sudo apt-get install kde-full
will install KDE for me, but the version in the repository seems to be KDE 4.4, and not the latest KDE 4.5

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Install KDE 4.5, remove Gnome?

Postby willie42 on Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:43 pm

I dont know of anyway besides blowing the partition and installing a fresh install. Blowing the partition will get rid of anything Gnome.
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Re: Install KDE 4.5, remove Gnome?

Postby Elisa on Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:53 pm

Try

sudo apt-get install kde-desktop
but as a first I'd slap the keyword
kde

in your gnome package manager Synaptic to let it find the proper stuff.

BTW many apps work in gnome, like k3b and many others :D
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Re: Install KDE 4.5, remove Gnome?

Postby madgenius on Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:10 pm

Thanks Elisa, will give that a try.

Know that KDE apps will work in Gnome with the kdelibs installed - it's the Gnome DE I object to :D
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Re: Install KDE 4.5, remove Gnome?

Postby lauren on Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:21 pm

Hi!
As I wrote in
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=59461
I now have Gnome and KDE 4.5.1
My way: I
1) made partitions "/" and "/home" with geparted-live
2) installed Mint 10 from live-CD
3) installed "kde-full" with Gnome / System / Software Manager
(be patient, it will take some time)
4) Applications / Administration /Login Screen: Unlock ->
+ Show the screen for choosing who will log in
+ Select: "User Defined Session" as default session
5) reboot
6) lower panel: choose session KDE or Gnome , ...
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Re: Install KDE 4.5, remove Gnome?

Postby madgenius on Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:07 pm

Thanks to everyone for the advice.

Got KDE installed, but is there any way to safely remove everything of Gnome?
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Re: Install KDE 4.5, remove Gnome?

Postby Transitman on Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:47 pm

Go to this website - http://psychocats.net/ubuntu/purekde - and follow the directions given.
Yes I know it refers to Ubuntu, but it should get you where you want to be with a pure KDE system.
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Re: Install KDE 4.5, remove Gnome?

Postby sumski on Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:07 am

madgenius wrote:Thanks to everyone for the advice.

Got KDE installed, but is there any way to safely remove everything of Gnome?


open synaptic, remove gnome, gnome-core and gnome-desktop-enviroment ; after that you should see a lot of packages in the auto removable section , check all of them , and remove them(you should check do you want to remove all of the autoremovable packages) , or; apt-get remove gnome gnome-core gnome-desktop-enviroment ; apt-get autoremove
this should remove most of gnome
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Re: Install KDE 4.5, remove Gnome?

Postby sumski on Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:19 am

you can also try apt-get autoremove --purge gnome* , and if you just want to see what actions would be performed apt-get -s autoremove --purge gnome*
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Re: Install KDE 4.5, remove Gnome?

Postby mfdemicco on Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:45 pm

If you want a pure KDE edition, I would recommend aptosid instead of LMDE.
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Re: Install KDE 4.5, remove Gnome?

Postby deathgoddg on Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:31 am

Is there a way I can have GNOME and KDE but remove the softwares of KDE that I dont need?
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