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    Completely Remove KDE

    Hello all. I'm working on remasteriing Knoppix (as everyone else here is), and I wanted to use Fluxbox exclusively to the point that I don't even need KDE on the disk. Nothing personal about KDE, I just spend most of the time in the console anyway, so a glitzy window manager is overkill. Does anyone know the best way to remove KDE? I tried an apt-get remove, but that goes one package at a time, and "apt-get remove kde*" throws warnings about the stupidity of running that task. I appreciate the help.

    //er

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    Remove KDE

    I've bin searching about a week now for the solution to this problem
    I want also just fluxbox in my knoppix but haven't found it, yet!

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    Found something

    I didn't tried it yet, but gone do that tomorrow.

    apt-get --purge remove kdelibs4 libarts1

    that is what I found if you use kde 3.1 like knoppix 3.6 3.7

    when you start your x desktop a file called .xinitrc i guess there is that you want to change somthing to make fluxbox the default desktop manager

    I let you know somthing when I tried it

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    pfffff, lol

    I've tried first
    apt-get --purge remove kdelibs4 libarts1
    This complety removes KDE, but when I restart my pc he doesn't start hardware detection anymore,
    I think knoppix depends on some files from kde but i'm not sure.

    Sorry, i'm gone search some more about this topic.

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    fluxbox depends on kde

    I've talked to someone on mirc today and he says that fluxbox depends on kde, that's why I can't delete it without having some trouble.
    If anyone doesn't agree with this please let us now.
    Thnx

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    uuuh, how come i have fluxbox but no KDE on one of my computers then?? something might be shared but...

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    How did you do it?

    Hi, I'm glad I know now that it is possible, can you explain how you did it?
    thnx

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    i installed Debian, sorry, no live CD.

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    Try This

    What you want to do is what I accidentally did.

    I wanted to remove some programs as my partition was 96% full. I thought some the development software would be good as I would never use that.

    I did: apt-get remove python --purge

    It did not remove python but did remove a lot of other packages including KDE. If I had been paying more attention I would have noticed what was happening.

    It's currently down to a bare bone OS. Is that what you want? I don't even have a way to get on the internet now. I can load the GUI XDM from the command line after it boots as a pure Debian installation. Arrrgh!!!

    I had made a backup to an image file last week. Now I have to see if I can restore this thing.

    sakiZ

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    Fluxbox does not depend on KDE, though it is possible to start KDE-applications under fluxbox - if KDE is installed. You can even start klipper (the KDE-taskbar).

    There are some great KDE-applications. I like fluxbox but not without amaroK (just an example). So think about this before you decide against KDE

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