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Old 11-08-2004, 01:34 PM   #1
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Removing KDE from MEPIS


I just installed MEPIS and it is simply awesome for me. I am relatively new to Linux and have tried several distros on my laptop, and this is the first one that has detected everything (wireless card, sound, etc).

however, it is rather old and I don't have a lot of diskspace. I was wondering if there was a way to remove KDE from MEPIS without breaking anything, and replacing it with fluxbox or icewm. If not, can someone tell me approximately how much diskspace KDE uses? If I cant remove it I would like to use a different window manager anyway.
Old 11-08-2004, 07:00 PM   #2
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The problem you will be facing is that most of the major apps except open office and mozilla, are built on kde libraries (specifically, most of them use the qt widget toolkit). So by uninstalling kde, you will lose a whole lot of other apps. It is possible to uninstall bits of kde, like kicker, kwin (the window manager) and whatever draws the desktop (kdesktop?) but I'm not sure you will actually gain that much space. Probably, the decision to drop open office will free far more space. I find abiword and gnumeric quite sufficient, but you could have koffice and still use less space than open office.

That's just my 2 cents. Maybe someone who is currently logged into a linux system can give an estimate of the space you may gain by removing various bits - maybe we should write a quick howto on this, with some ballpark figures?


Old 11-09-2004, 05:57 AM   #3
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you may want to try gnoppix or gnome versions of morphix if you really don't like KDE.


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