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Old 06-03-2013, 08:44 PM   #1
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How to remove gnome 3 and all its dependencies from a debian wheezy netinst

I downloaded a Debian wheezy netinstall iso file, and just made a very minimal installation with no Display manager or desktop environment.

I was using the terminal for testing purpose. I later installed cinnamon from Linux Mint backport repos. It worked fine.

Then, to have a display manager, I choose to install lightdm. I used the command

sudo apt-get install lightdm

The installation was successful, but when I restarted, Gnome 3 was also installed. How do I remove gnome3 and all its dependencies without affecting the system ?
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as long as you unselect DE it shouldn''t install. you have to use the space bar to deselect it.
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If you want linux mint, then just install linux mint... Do not mix 'buntu/mint with Debian.

cinnamon will install a lot of gnome3 dependencies as it's a fork of gnome-shell.


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