[Solved] Remove XFCE? [Whooping Crane]

[Solved] Remove XFCE? [Whooping Crane]

Postby SmallTock on Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:55 am

I'm a noob to mint, but have been a Xubuntu user for a while. I used xubuntu because gnome/unity have become so irritating. Well, I downloaded the xfce disc for two reasons:
- To be safe in case I ever install it on a low-end PC with this disc
- Because I didn't know what Cinnamon was

So I installed Cinnamon with synaptic because I heard about how amazingly intuitive it is, but I want to remove xfce. How would I go about this? :|
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Re: Remove XFCE?

Postby SmallTock on Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:19 pm

Nevermind. Too long and no responses, so I just burned a new dvd. :wink:
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Re: Remove XFCE?

Postby Anakinholland on Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:40 pm

Just for future reference: this

Askubuntu wrote:xfce4 itself is a meta-package that will install a default configured xfce desktop environment.

In most cases the base files that comes with xfce4 are: xfconf, xfce4-utils, xfwm4, xfce4-session, thunar, xfdesktop4, exo-utils

So you can do

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sudo apt-get purge xfconf xfce4-utils xfwm4 xfce4-session thunar xfdesktop4 exo-utils xfce4-panel xfce4-terminal


Then most of the package that were associated with these package become autoremovable so you can run

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sudo apt-get autoremove


OR

Almost all xfce4 package depend upon libxfce4util-common. Just purge that one and you remove everything related to xfce


Cheers,

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