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    Default How to completely remove GNOME DE?

    Hi!
    I found the actual KDE version stable enough to remove my GNOME-fallback installation! Yey!
    I wanted to ask, is there any civilized way to remove the entire GNOME DE, or i need to remove everything from package to package and play with the dependencies?
    Thank you!
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    Default Re: How to completely remove GNOME DE?

    I've never had gnome to try but can't you use yast and search by pattern and remove it there?
    Man first, have a try at Info, have a look at Wiki, if all that fails Scroogle!!!!!
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    Default Re: How to completely remove GNOME DE?

    Quote Originally Posted by FeatherMonkey View Post
    I've never had gnome to try but can't you use yast and search by pattern and remove it there?
    Thank you for the fast reply!
    Okay lets do that. I'm in YaST. As filter select the Patterns option.
    Under the Graphical Environments right click to the GNOME Desktop Environment and select Do not install. Nothing happens. I repeated this process in the GNOME Base System too - same result.
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    Default Re: How to completely remove GNOME DE?

    FeatherMonkey wrote:

    > I've never had gnome to try but can't you use yast and search by pattern
    > and remove it there?


    Very carefull with this as it can also ask to remove some "core" (zypper)
    packages.

    Always check for dependencies and/or conflicts and fully review the summary
    of the proposed changes *before* proceed.

    Greetings,

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    Camalen

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    Default Re: How to completely remove GNOME DE?

    Ok only got 11.2 at the mo but theory should be the same due to few deps that kde has on gnome you're going to get some resolving to do.

    On a clean install I have about 30 in base, so click in the package window all in this list delete. Then you'll get the resolving window here I would have a quick scan choose the obvious ones. Like kde, mozilla, libzypp, yast2 probably gtk2 ones, then tell it to try again keep doing that. Just remember to try again occasionally it helps parse out some of the ones from the list.

    Edit:
    Those meta packages seem a little crooked to me, I'm sure they could remove some from the gnome pattern but depend on them else where.
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    Default Re: How to completely remove GNOME DE?

    Quote Originally Posted by FeatherMonkey View Post
    Ok only got 11.2 at the mo but theory should be the same due to few deps that kde has on gnome you're going to get some resolving to do.

    On a clean install I have about 30 in base, so click in the package window all in this list delete. Then you'll get the resolving window here I would have a quick scan choose the obvious ones. Like kde, mozilla, libzypp, yast2 probably gtk2 ones, then tell it to try again keep doing that. Just remember to try again occasionally it helps parse out some of the ones from the list.

    Edit:
    Those meta packages seem a little crooked to me, I'm sure they could remove some from the gnome pattern but depend on them else where.
    Okay, it was my first idea.
    Anyway I still need to play around the dependencies...
    Thank you!
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