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Replacing Gnome desktop with XFCE

Postby ThunderRd » Thu Dec 17, 2009 19:13

What would be the best way to do this? I have run XFCE on Debian for a long time and the speed and familiarity are important to me. I seem to remember past versions of Sabayon offered XFCE, but no longer.

My confusion is how to identify all of the gnome dependencies that aren't needed for XFCE, remove them, and then install XFCE. I have looked for an answer for a long time and can only find guides for debian, ubuntu, fedora etc.

Can anyone point me in the right direction? Version 5.1, btw. Thanks.
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Re: Replacing Gnome desktop with XFCE

Postby albfneto » Thu Dec 17, 2009 19:47

The most easy method is... install XFCE, on a session opened in GNOME, close session, then make login in a xfce session, and try remove all gnome packs under graphical installer sulfur...
the system will not remove the gnome dependencies of the XFCE. at least without inform you.
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Re: Replacing Gnome desktop with XFCE

Postby ThunderRd » Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:29

Is there a way to determine what all the gnome packages are, so I would know what to remove after XFCE is working?

I suppose I could also wait for the core CD and build the desktop from scratch, but I've already done a lot of work on this install, so I'd like to save it...
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Re: Replacing Gnome desktop with XFCE

Postby albfneto » Fri Dec 18, 2009 23:20

atthe level of my knownledge, in linux, the gnome and any other packages or systems, cannot are in a single directory, as in win...

the binaries are in /bin, the configs in /etc , your user configs in /home hidden, variables in /var, libraries in/lib etc...

but sulfur locate the unecessary packages and remove the, the packages of gnome that remain in the hdd are the dependencies...

when you install XFCE, close gnome, open a session in xfce,

if yorking, you may open sulfur, under XFCE use the keyword "gnome" in the "installed" session of sulfur, the mark all these gnome packs and remove then...i have in mind that if they xfce dependencies, they cannot be removed...

but if you use some GNOME application under XFCE it will also removed..., for ex, in xfce the cd burner is xfburn, but if you use brasero, following the above procedure will remove brasero also...!

i enjoy xfce . in fact i use all the graphical env.
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Re: Replacing Gnome desktop with XFCE

Postby Thev00d00 » Sun Dec 20, 2009 15:01

Personally, i would do:
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equo install xfce-meta
equo remove gnome-light --deep


And see what equo wants todo.
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Re: Replacing Gnome desktop with XFCE

Postby gggg » Sat Aug 06, 2011 18:31

Whats todays equivalent of:

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equo remove gnome-light --deep


Want to remove gnome3?
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