Unistall Desktop Enviroment

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Guillermo Santacruz, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. Guillermo Santacruz

    Guillermo Santacruz Member

    Oct 8, 2013
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    How can I uninstall my desktop enviroment of my linux mint 15 because I want to install kfc or kde desktop enviroment .

  2. samtheemo

    samtheemo New Member

    Dec 31, 2013
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    First of all, it's called KDE. You don't really have to uninstall your current desktop environment (no matter what it is, Cinnamon, Xfce or whatever), instead, you can install and run multiple desktop environments in a single operating system (which is Linux Mint 15 for you). Below I'll fully explain how to install KDE on your system.

    1. You need to ensure that you have at least 830MB of free space on your hard drive, as KDE requires you to do so.
    2. You need to open up Software Manager. You can find this in Menu.
    3. Search 'kde' in the search box and you should probably have KDE in the first listing.
    4. Now you can install it by clicking on the install button. Once it's finished, close all windows and log out.
    5. Can you see the 'Session' button right next to the United Nations flag? Click that, and it will show you all the available desktop environments.

    That's it. You now have KDE installed. If you don't like it, you can install any other desktop environments as you wish. I hope this was helpful.
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  3. KenJackson

    KenJackson Active Member

    Dec 26, 2011
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    Then after you log out, hopefully you'll be able to select it from the menu on your desktop manager login screen.

    I wondered if there really is something named kfc, so I looked at the desktop environment page on Wikipedia and didn't find it. (But wait! It doesn't list my favorite desktop that I've been using for years: IceWM.)

    I wonder if you saw this old article on Ostatic, which says Following in the footsteps of KFC, the KDE Project is rebranding and .... It referenced the fast food company.
  4. lobo

    lobo Active Member

    Nov 30, 2013
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    This is a better resource: http://xwinman.org/
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  5. alug_Doc

    alug_Doc Member

    Nov 4, 2013
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    Why? Support for Mint 15 ends this month. Upgrade to 16 KDE (supported until July 2014) or move to 13 KDE (supported until April 2017).

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