About Ubuntu 9.10

nepal nepal.roade at googlemail.com
Mon Feb 1 06:19:36 UTC 2010

On Sunday 31 Jan 2010 02:57:45 Joshua Voth wrote:
> To whom this concerns:
> I am a recent user of Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala.  I have recently
>  switched desktop sessions to Kubuntu using the command:
> sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
> I love kubuntu, and wish to switch from Ubuntu to Kubuntu without
>  loosing any files etc.  With this said, I cannot find help over
>  the internet regarding this matter.  I tried:
> sudo apt-get remove ubuntu-desktop
> and did not get any changes.  I would be very satisfied if there
>  was an easy way to switch from ubuntu to kubuntu.  Also when I
>  installed kubuntu-desktop using the Synaptic Package Manager, I
>  installed the kubuntu-desktop, kept the GDM option, restarted my
>  computer and then switched to KDE session and logged into kubuntu.
>  is there a way to get rid of the ubuntu and change log in screen,
>  and system totally into kubuntu?  Also I am a fairly new user of
>  Linux, but I am however very proficient in the overall behavior of
>  Linux.
> Thank You,
> A satisfied Linux user

Hi Joshua,

I tried to do something similar a while back and ended up failing in 
the end. There is too much cross dependency between Gnome 
apps/libraries and Kubuntu apps/libraries.

I tried to set up a Kubuntu system that had NO Gnome at all, but there 
are a couple of apps that pull in Gnome dependencies that do not have 
KDE alternatives that I like.

You can change your login and window manager from gdm to kdm, and 
remove gdm that will IIRC remove most of the core of gnome. But 
***BEWARE*** when changing display managers and removing the gdm files. 
I don't remember exactly what I did but I did create a mess for myself 
and could not log in changing from one to the other. YMMV.


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