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so chances are that after a reboot the system is unusable.}}
 
so chances are that after a reboot the system is unusable.}}
  
{{Commandgui| The packages "mate-base/mate" and "virtual/notification-daemon" are going to be removed as well !!!
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{{Warning| The packages "mate-base/mate" and "virtual/notification-daemon" are going to be removed as well !!!
  
 
Before you reboot, you '''MUST first reinstall those packages.,''' please see Final steps.}}
 
Before you reboot, you '''MUST first reinstall those packages.,''' please see Final steps.}}
  
 
== final steps ==
 
== final steps ==
When done, a few final steps, enter '''equo conf update''' to check if configuration files needs to be updated, manually.
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When done, a few final steps.
  
perform a '''equo deptest''' and '''equo libtest'''.
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In the terminal, as root type:
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{{Console| <pre class="clear">#  equo install mate</pre>}}
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and:
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{{Console| <pre class="clear">#  equo install notification-daemon</pre>}}
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for [[Rigo]]: enter:'''mate''' in the searchbox, select the '''meta'''package, and click install,
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and repeat the same steps for the daemon, replacing '''mate''' with: '''notification-daemon'''
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or install directly using a shortcut in the searchbox: '''do:install mate''' / '''do:install notification-daemon'''
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Enter '''equo conf update''' in the terminal to check if configuration files needs to be updated, manually.
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You could perform a '''equo deptest''' and '''equo libtest'''., although not really needed.
  
 
and eventually you could remove the packages "gtk-engines-xfce" and "xfce4-taskmanager"
 
and eventually you could remove the packages "gtk-engines-xfce" and "xfce4-taskmanager"
 
{{Console| <pre class="clear">equo remove gtk-engines-xfce xfce4-taskmanager</pre>}}
 
{{Console| <pre class="clear">equo remove gtk-engines-xfce xfce4-taskmanager</pre>}}

Latest revision as of 19:31, 28 October 2013

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Note

Before removing a Desktop Environment like XFCE, you have to keep a few things in mind;

  • Removing too much might leave your system unusable.
  • Be sure to have an alternative DM installed. (gdm or lxdm or lightdm)

That said, unless you are running out of hard drive space or have limited bandwidth for updates,

there is no real harm in having XFCE installed. If you don't use it, it won't hinder performance.

preparation

For this to work, the best way of doing this is to first install a alternative Desktop Environment.

In this tutorial XFCE will be replaced with Mate.

  1. open a console/terminal and become root. (of course you can also do this with Rigo
  2. install your alternative Desktop Environment:
#   equo install mate --ask

for Rigo: enter:mate in the searchbox, select the metapackage, and click install,

or install directly using a shortcut in the searchbox: do:install mate.

  1. With removing XFCE, LXDM stays untouched, so we don't have to install a alternative LoginManager.
  2. When done, logoff, and logon again into the fresh installed Environment. (NOT XFCE)

Removing XFCE

So now we're logged in with Mate.

  1. open your favourite terminal, and become root.
  2. enter following in the terminal:
equo remove libxfce4util xfconf --ask
  1. check the package list before proceeding.
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In contrary with removing KDE, DON'T use the "--deep" flag here.

With the "--deep" flag enabled, it removes also some system files, which deptest and libtest don't recover,

so chances are that after a reboot the system is unusable.
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The packages "mate-base/mate" and "virtual/notification-daemon" are going to be removed as well !!! Before you reboot, you MUST first reinstall those packages., please see Final steps.

final steps

When done, a few final steps.

In the terminal, as root type:

#   equo install mate

and:

#   equo install notification-daemon

for Rigo: enter:mate in the searchbox, select the metapackage, and click install,

and repeat the same steps for the daemon, replacing mate with: notification-daemon or install directly using a shortcut in the searchbox: do:install mate / do:install notification-daemon

Enter equo conf update in the terminal to check if configuration files needs to be updated, manually.

You could perform a equo deptest and equo libtest., although not really needed.

and eventually you could remove the packages "gtk-engines-xfce" and "xfce4-taskmanager"

equo remove gtk-engines-xfce xfce4-taskmanager