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, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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
> 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.