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Old 01-30-2012, 06:24 PM   #1
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How to get rid of gnome and only use xfce in Ubuntu 11.10


I was able to somehow manage logging into xfce and remove unity and the gnome panel. But I notice that there are still elements of gnome running in my system. This is what I see when I do ps ax | grep gnome.

492 ? SLl 0:00 /usr/bin/gnome-keyring-daemon --daemonize --login
3636 ? Sl 0:02 gnome-terminal --sm-client-id 2d337ebb1-0ed0-4f40-832
-terminal-1327952969.desktop
3708 ? S 0:00 /bin/sh /usr/bin/gnome-do
3719 ? Sl 0:00 /usr/lib/policykit-1-gnome/polkit-gnome-authenticatio
3723 ? Sl 0:05 /usr/bin/cli /usr/lib/gnome-do/Do.exe
3814 ? S 0:00 /usr/bin/gnome-keyring-daemon --start --foreground --
3884 ? S 0:00 gnome-pty-helper
4284 ? Sl 0:00 /usr/lib/gnome-online-accounts/goa-daemon
7432 ? Sl 0:02 /usr/bin/gnome-terminal
7437 ? S 0:00 gnome-pty-helper
26027 pts/5 S+ 0:00 grep --color=auto gnome
30422 ? Sl 0:00 /usr/lib/gnome-settings-daemon/gnome-settings-daemon


I want to get rid of all of those things in there that I don't need, and use only xfce. The only exception is gnome-do, which I setup as a startup application.

How can I get totally clear from gnome and use only xfce?
 
Old 01-30-2012, 06:59 PM   #2
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Well the best way would probably be to install Xubuntu. If you make a /home partition, you could then keep your files that you want. Other then that, I would have to look up every package you have listed to be sure it is safe to remove. It appears that several of those are dependencies of Gnome-Do; they might all be even.
 
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Well the best way would probably be to install Xubuntu. If you make a /home partition, you could then keep your files that you want. Other then that, I would have to look up every package you have listed to be sure it is safe to remove. It appears that several of those are dependencies of Gnome-Do; they might all be even.
What about gnome-keyring-daemon?
 
Old 01-30-2012, 07:33 PM   #4
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That one is safe to remove. Some programs will use it if it stays installed like network manager, but everything will work just fine without it. Or with it if you want to keep it for some reason.
 
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That one is safe to remove. Some programs will use it if it stays installed like network manager, but everything will work just fine without it. Or with it if you want to keep it for some reason.
Why is it safe to remove? Is there any reason why I would want to keep it? Does xfce have something equivalent to it that's already running?
 
Old 01-30-2012, 08:35 PM   #6
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From the Gnome Site:
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GNOME Keyring is a collection of components in GNOME that store secrets, passwords, keys, certificates and make them available to applications.

GNOME Keyring is integrated with the user's login, so that their secret storage can be unlocked when the user logins into their session.
Basically it's an added level of security, but I find it far more annoying than helpful. Most of the Xfce stuff won't even use it.
 
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http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/purexfce
 
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Easiest way to remove unwanted gnome remains is through synaptic packege manager, there you can see the description of each thing, also using the filter just typing `gnome` you will get the list of all gnome stuff installed. The same way you can add Xfce components, applets etc.

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