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Old 09-18-2012, 04:52 AM   #1
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how does one switch from gnome to kde in squeeze


Having just found out about kde and it's being part of squeeze having read some older posts I don't quite get how to do it any help would be appraciated
 
Old 09-18-2012, 05:09 AM   #2
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KDE in squeeze

If you follow the tutorial at

http://minimallinux.blogspot.co.uk/2...l-install.html

you can easily install a bespoke version of Squeeze.

The tutorial is based on using Fluxbox, but you can simply replace it with KDE. At part 13 just replace fluxbox, thunar and rxvt with

'kde-plasma-desktop'

Last edited by Terminator3000; 09-20-2012 at 05:40 AM.
 
Old 09-18-2012, 07:14 AM   #3
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No need to re-install, just run:
Code:
apt-get install kde-desktop
Then you can choose KDE from the session option on the login screen.
 
Old 09-18-2012, 07:51 AM   #4
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KDE in Squeeze

As BrianL states,it may not be necessary to re-install, but that would depend upon how much baggage/garbage you have accumulated on your current set up. If you have the full Gnome kit, then you will have a HUGE AMOUNT of packages that you no longer need and which may well cause conflicts.The lazy option is fine if you are happy with that but for a guaranteed proper installation, wipe it and start again.
 
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Yeah, that's one problem, depending on how much room you've got for it all. Another: you do get Gnome and KDE stuff included in the menus, which looks messy. So a backup of anything useful, then re-install, is a tidier option.
 
Old 09-18-2012, 08:09 AM   #6
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KDE Squeeze

Just my opinion, because Gnome is HUGE, about 1,000 packages ! No point in having all those if you are not using them.
 
Old 09-19-2012, 03:51 AM   #7
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Ok did the lazy way out and installed kde and yeah I see how huge it got! So ok how do I get the KDE to install at the beginning? It's in the adv/expert intall options correct?

and as a side note is there a way to "uninstall" Gnome?
w/o blowing holes in it that is
 
Old 09-19-2012, 04:13 AM   #8
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KDE Squeeze

See post below

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Old 09-19-2012, 04:41 AM   #9
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Rogshoggy go to http://www.dban.org/download and get Dban, burn to a disc, use to completely wipe your drive or if you need to keep partitions use a partition manager, some at http://www.techsupportalert.com/cont...rtition-Wizard

(Full wipe with Dban is best if you can do it)

Then go to http://minimallinux.blogspot.co.uk/2...l-install.html

and follow the instructions for a minimal Debian install (yes, use the 'expert' tab),at part 13 replace Fluxbox and Thunar with the kde options.

kde-plasma-desktop (minimal kde)

You will then have a clean Squeeze installation with the KDE desktop

You can also perform a similar procedure using Centos 6 (Red Hat clone) should you wish to try a RPM based distro. The tut for that is at

http://minimallinux.blogspot.co.uk/2...l-install.html

and you would simply remove Fluxbox and Thunar from the install command and issue a seperate command

#yum -y groupinstall KDE Desktop

The above are probably the best ways to install Debian or Centos using KDE while keeping maximum control over the packages you have installed.

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Old 09-19-2012, 05:27 AM   #10
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There is no need to reinstall anything...

To get rid of gnome and anything gnome like from squeeze:

Code:
# aptitude purge gnome gnome-desktop-environment gnome-core
If there's still a lot of stuff left behind
Code:
# aptitude purge ~ngnome ~nnautilus ~nevolution ~nepithany
(etc, etc, etc)


To install "minimal" KDE (still pretty big)
Code:
# aptitude install kde-plasma-desktop
To install the whole lot
Code:
# aptitude install kde-full
 
Old 09-19-2012, 06:17 AM   #11
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thanks el chapui'n will try this method and see if it works, as I've already done a reinstall, and the ADV/EXPERT option at the install screen didn't end up giving me the option to choose between them.
 
Old 09-19-2012, 06:18 AM   #12
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and sorry I butchered your name!!
 
Old 09-19-2012, 06:26 AM   #13
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The best way to install Debian + KDE is to do a typical or expert install and at tasksel (the stage where you can select "Desktop Environment", "Laptop", etc) uncheck everything and proceed with the install.

Once you've rebooted and are up and running, just install KDE and any other packages you might need as detailed in my last post and you're done. This essentially leaves out all of the cruft.
 
Old 09-19-2012, 05:13 PM   #14
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HAHAAA ok one more reinstall but that's ok I'm learning!!!
Did the purge on gnome and then did the kde install and whatever I did it screwed up my pc, most definitly did NOT like it so did a reinstall to even get back online.

So I'll give that method a try and see where it gets me, this time i shall endeavor to write down the details to make my answers more coherent.

My Thanks

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