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Re: Wheezy-beta3 kde install.

On Wed, 2012-11-14 at 19:55 +0530, L V Gandhi wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 2:59 PM, <berenger.morel@neutralite.org>
> wrote:
>         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
>         packages).
>         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 to install
>         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.
> I have already installed KDE. Now how to remove GNOME with out
> disturbing KDE?

You can try to remove everything that has to do with GNOME. You'll be
informed, if removing a package would remove dependent packages too.

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