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Old 02-12-2014, 01:52 AM   #1
DamagePlanX
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Installed KDE over Gnome - Now have issues


Hi

I installed KDE on a box that had gnome running already. Now I've got some weird issues going on. I'll try and give as much detail as I can.

I recently spun up a Debian 7.4 box and changed my sources to jessie. Then I ran apt-get update, apt-get upgrade and apt-get dist-upgrade. Once up to date I ran apt-get install kde-full. At the end of that install I was prompted to choose my default login manager so I chose kdm because I wanted to switch to KDE exclusively.

Once I rebooted neither desktop launched automatically I got some errors about dependencies so I ran apt-get upgrade -f. After another reboot my machine boots into gnome but there are serious graphical glitches and some items and text aren't appearing. I think this is due to both shells running at once.

How can I get my machine to boot into kde on startup?
How can I fully remove gnome once that's done?

Thanks and please let me know if you need additional info.

EDIT: I got into KDE by switching sessions but I've still got some graphical glitches. How do I make sure gnome isn't running and as above, ideally remove it completely?
 
Old 02-12-2014, 11:13 AM   #2
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I use debian also, was using testing, but with jessie there was always something broken, basically alacarte, so for now I stick with wheezy.
It's easier to install either with a debian-kde iso or use the iso that you have but not install the desktop environment then use
Code:
apt-get install kde
 
Old 02-12-2014, 11:43 AM   #3
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"Completely removing Gnome" is very hard. Usually you'll only de-install a few packages, and the rest has reverse dependencies on other installed packages. It is not likely that Gnome is still running, but you can check:
Code:
ps ax | grep -E "gdm|gn"
Debian testing does have unfinished installation and upgrade procedures. Installing KDE and removing Gnome is complicated from an installation point of view. You can expect errors. The upgrade of all configuration from one KDE version to the next in Debian Testing is usually broken.

At this point I can only recommend to delete your ~/home/.kde folder. But I have been re-installing Debian completely because upgrading KDE was just not succesful.

jlinkels
 
Old 02-12-2014, 12:04 PM   #4
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This might help for the future if you need it--

http://www.ehow.com/how_7309358_rest...e-desktop.html
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-reset-259556/

And if you ever want GNOME back--

RESET GNOME DE

If you donít have access to your graphical (GUI) desktop to delete these folders in Nautilus or youíre stuck at the login screen, drop to a terminal by hitting CTRL + ALT + F1, login to your account, and run this command:
Code:
rm -rf .gnome .gnome2 .gconf .gconfd .metacity
 
Old 02-12-2014, 12:15 PM   #5
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At this point I can only recommend to delete your ~/home/.kde folder. But I have been re-installing Debian completely because upgrading KDE was just not succesful.
Is KDE lighter than Gnome?

I found a way to re-set the DE just not sure if it's practical and if it can be done for Gnome it should be possible for KDE, Right?
Resetting w/o re-installing-
http://linuxfud.wordpress.com/2007/0...re-installing/

What's your take on this: jlinkels?
 
Old 02-12-2014, 01:02 PM   #6
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The command to remove your gnome folder is incomplete at best. It assumes your current directory is your home folder. They intended to show:
Code:
rm -R ~/.gnome
But then again my command was not without flaws either. It should have been:
Code:
rm -R ~/.kde
As you can see both commands do the same, just one is for Gnome and the other for KDE. I don't have an opinion on deleting ~/.metacity. It can be gnome specific.

As far as I know it is not needed to use the -f option. You can use it when you receive messages about files which cannot be deleted.

jlinkels

Last edited by jlinkels; 02-12-2014 at 05:01 PM.
 
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Old 02-12-2014, 02:22 PM   #7
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Thanks guys for all your help I deleted the gnome files just to be safe.
 
Old 02-12-2014, 09:58 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by jlinkels View Post
The command to remove your gnome folder is incomplete at best. It assumes your current directory is your home folder. They intended to show:
Code:
rm -R ~/.gnome
But then again my command was not without flaws either. It should have been:
Code:
rm -R ~/.kde
As you can see both commands do the same, just one is for Gnome and the other for KDE. I don't have an opinion on deleting ~/.metacity. It can be gnome specific.

As far as I know it is not needed to use the -f option. You can use it when you receive messages about files which cannot be deleted.

jlinkels
Thanks!
 
  


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