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Old 06-11-2017, 10:26 PM   #1
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The Ghost of i3wm


After having played with i3wm in Ubuntu 17.04 for a little while, I decided to go with something else, so when I went to remove i3wm, I typed 'sudo apt-get remove i3' into my terminal and was told that it doesn't exist in my system, so then I tried typing 'sudo apt-get remove i3wm' and was still told the same thing, but it's still accessible from the log-in options at startup and runs normally if I select it. What gives?
 
Old 06-12-2017, 02:07 AM   #2
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How did you install i3wm in the first place?
 
Old 06-12-2017, 07:02 AM   #3
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By typing 'sudo apt-get install i3'.
 
Old 06-12-2017, 07:17 AM   #4
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Ok. Let's see what you've got (the following will pull in unrelated packages with "i3" in the name but that can't be helped):

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dpkg -l '*i3*' | grep -v '^un'
 
Old 06-12-2017, 07:23 AM   #5
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try repeating the install then try remove... that is a hack way but still an option.
 
Old 06-12-2017, 03:08 PM   #6
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[SOLVED] Finally identified i3wm and uninstalled it!

Took me forever to figure out that i3wm is called 'i3-wm' in dpkg. How confusing!!
 
Old 06-12-2017, 03:13 PM   #7
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Took me forever to figure out that i3wm is called 'i3-wm' in dpkg. How confusing!!
Yup, some package names are like that. Glad you solved it in the end.

Could you mark the thread as "Solved" (see "Thread Tools" at the top of this thread)?
 
  


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