Re: can I safelly remove gnome ?
On 14/11/11 11:19, Joao Ferreira Gmail wrote:
I'm going to start using xfce4.
Can I safelly "apt-get remove/purge gnome"
Or should I expect any side impacts ?
Depends on what you call 'safely' and on what you are going to remove
(gnome is actually dozens of pakcages). Side effects will be all of
those not-so-evidetlty-related-to-gnome packages which you might remove
and which are doing important stuff on your system, for example gdm3,
network manager, gedit etc. Policykit stuff probably
Has anyone done this before ?
Yes I did it. Although I don't think just purging gnome tout-court has
any motive if not experimental/learning. The best option would probably
be fresh install with xfce4.
Anyway after removing most gnome-related packages I installed xdm and
slim as replacement to gdm, had to fiddle wit various low-level system
files to get gui shutdown/reboot working and mount usb disks as users. I
am still currently unable to manage network-manager through the
nm-applet as user. Lots of information is available on-line and in other
community supported channels (email, IRC), you just have to be patient
enough to search for it and experiment.
IMHO only do this if:
- you have a backup of your important files
- you are confident enough to work from console only (i.e. desktop
environment un-bootable, possibly wifi not working so maybe better with
fixed network connection)
- are not in the middle of the most important project of your life :)
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Thanks you for understanding.
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Grazie per la comprensione.