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Old 10-21-2014, 07:19 AM   #1
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Can you remove Gnome without losing services?

hi guys,

have debian wheezy running on my netbook
i have xfce i did not want gnome on
so i uninstalled i have no networking
is this normal...does the os require gnome to run things like networking etc...

Old 10-21-2014, 08:51 AM   #2
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No. However, I believe gnome has networking tools (applets and stuff) you can use to graphically setup your network connection.

To know what the problem really is, open a terminal, and pickup from there. But as for your initial question, gnome is not required to enable networking.
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It might be that removing Gnome has gone too far and a configuration file has got removed. Have you tried re-setting the networking from Xfce?
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If you removed Gnome, you likely also removed the Gnome network manager.


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