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Offline melp57

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Delete unwanted DE
« on: May 17, 2018, 01:20:04 am »
I'm trying out different DE, is there a way to delete ones I don't use?

Offline paxmark1

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Re: Delete unwanted DE
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018, 07:15:41 am »
"man tasksel"

If and only if your DE is in tasksel's list of options.   Note: I am not saying it is the solution or a solution - just an option to investigate.


What is the DE and how was it installed?  Via  apt? Via tasksel when computer set up, ...

Joey Hess has written some excellent code that stands the test of time, as tasksel has.

Peace out.
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Offline melp57

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Re: Delete unwanted DE
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 05:47:35 pm »
Installed via apt. Cinnamon is the DE I installed. No idea what man tasksel is, I'll investigate. Thanks!

Offline paxmark1

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Re: Delete unwanted DE
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2018, 12:01:26 am »
man is program that outputs  what you read to learn about other programs via section -  Name, Synopsis, Description, Options, See Also, Files and Author.  It is a very integral part of the Linux ecosystem.  To learn about man type "man man" in a terminal.  To learn about tasksel type "man tasksel" in a terminal.
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tasksel - a user interface for installing tasks
  it has been a part of all Debian installs for decades. 

There are probably ways to remove with a GUI. 
Peace out.


Don't make a FrankenDebian