About Ubuntu 9.10
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
> Thank You,
> A satisfied Linux user
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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