Re: Wheezy-beta3 kde install.
There are 3 solutions, here.
The first one is to install KDE, LXDE or XFCE at install time. To
achieve this, you have to go to installation options, at boot time. I do
not remember the exact name, maybe "advanced"... Here, you will find
things like "automated install", "expert install", their GUI variants,
and "alternative desktop environment".
The last one is a sub-menu which will allow you to choose a different
DE than gnome.
The second, installation time again, is to choose to *NOT* install
desktop environment when the installer ask you which package you want to
install. After that, you will have to install what you want in command
line (using apt-get or aptitude, depending on your preferences). This is
my usual install process, removing everything, then going into aptitude,
disabling auto-install or "recommended" packages (so many useless things
there...) and adding my usual tools. Because I do not use a classic DE,
this is easier for me than to remove all crap they install, even more
since aptitude does not auto-remove suggested packages marked as
automatic (and so makes it harder to have a clean system with only used
The last one is when you have an existing installation.
Go on a tty, kill gdm (and more generally, X server), then, remove
gnome* to install what you want.
Removing gnome* can be made by the aptitude ncurses (easier imho), or
both aptitude and apt-get command lines.
Each of those methods have their advantages:
1: easier when you do not really want a highly customized installation
2: the longer way, but let you install only things you are almost sure
3: allow you to correct an error you did at installation time
If you need more details, just ask again.
Hope it helps.
Le 14.11.2012 05:34, L V Gandhi a écrit :
I downloaded wheezy beta3 kde cd and installed. But i got gnome
desktop. How to install KDE and remove gnome safely.