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Old 01-22-2008, 03:43 PM   #1
jessica_lilly
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KDE uninstall and Flux box use in ubuntu


hi,

i have been installing different GUI's for ubuntu and i decided i would put KDE on ubuntu 7.10. i did this buy going to terminal and typing:

sudo apt-get install kde

now i would like to uninstall it so i typed

sudo apt-get remove kde

expect the software kde install when i installed it did not go when i typed : sudo apt-get remove kde

so how do i remove the kde software all together with out doing it one by one

i also would like to switch from GNOME which i currently use to fluxbox so i installed it by: sudo apt-get install fluxbox and then when i logged in to fluxbox i didn't understand how to use it how do you get the menu is there a beginners guide to it ??

Last edited by jessica_lilly; 01-22-2008 at 03:44 PM. Reason: forgot some information
 
Old 01-23-2008, 02:10 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by jessica_lilly View Post
hi,

i have been installing different GUI's for ubuntu and i decided i would put KDE on ubuntu 7.10. i did this buy going to terminal and typing:

sudo apt-get install kde

now i would like to uninstall it so i typed

sudo apt-get remove kde

expect the software kde install when i installed it did not go when i typed : sudo apt-get remove kde

so how do i remove the kde software all together with out doing it one by one

i also would like to switch from GNOME which i currently use to fluxbox so i installed it by: sudo apt-get install fluxbox and then when i logged in to fluxbox i didn't understand how to use it how do you get the menu is there a beginners guide to it ??
keep them all on my slack ware i run all of them ok. So when you get to the login part there is a button to click for session typ and from there you just switch to what ever desktop you want . to uninstall kde or gnome is wrong because it becomes embedded in the system to many things run and are linked together. if you run gnome you still have kde libs if you run kde you still need gnome lib. gtk etc. becareful. get slack.in flux box it is a right click to the menues any where on the desk top.
 
Old 01-23-2008, 06:48 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jessica_lilly View Post
hi,

i have been installing different GUI's for ubuntu and i decided i would put KDE on ubuntu 7.10. i did this buy going to terminal and typing:

sudo apt-get install kde

now i would like to uninstall it so i typed

sudo apt-get remove kde

expect the software kde install when i installed it did not go when i typed : sudo apt-get remove kde

so how do i remove the kde software all together with out doing it one by one

i also would like to switch from GNOME which i currently use to fluxbox so i installed it by: sudo apt-get install fluxbox and then when i logged in to fluxbox i didn't understand how to use it how do you get the menu is there a beginners guide to it ??
Unless you have some serious issues with hard drive space, there's no good reason to remove all of kde or gnome. In fact, I have XFCE, KDE, and GNOME installed on one of my computers even though I never use them, just for the apps (I freely run some GNOME apps, some KDE apps, and some XFCE apps just fine from other graphical shells like Flux).

Fluxbox and many similar window managers have a "roaming menu" - you get a menu by right-clicking on open desktop space (by default).

As far as using it, hate to say it, but there really are guides all around and they are easy to find.
http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Fluxbox#Basic_usage
http://tamilinux.wordpress.com/2006/...le-on-the-net/
http://fluxbox-wiki.org/index.php/Howtos

All Fluxbox configuration can be controlled through various text files put in a hidden .fluxbox directory for your user. The full path is /home/yourusername/.fluxbox. Here are some hints:
Themes/skins/styles go into ~/.fluxbox/styles/
(Note: if you download any custom skins, please have a look at any included readmes before doing any installation. Sometimes installation steps vary.)
~/.fluxbox/backgrounds/ is a good place to put your backgrounds
the menu is controlled by ~/.fluxbox/menu
Startup programs and a few other things are controlled by ~/.fluxbox/startup
Other init-related stuff is found in ~/.fluxbox/init.
Keybinds are controlled in ~/.fluxbox/keys

Look around for guides on how to control the configuration in each of these individual files. Once you get to know Flux, chances are you'll like it. It's fast, efficient, and easier to customize than it seems at first.


(Note - here, ~/ is shorthand for /home/yourusername.)
 
Old 01-23-2008, 08:21 AM   #4
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I think you should have used aptitude instead of apt-get e.g.
Code:
aptitude install kubuntu-desktop
To uninstall
Code:
aptitude remove kubuntu-desktop
 
  


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