On 03/25/2016 05:23 PM, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
On Thu, 24 Mar 2016 20:30:29 +0100
maderios <maderios(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> On 03/24/2016 05:41 PM, Rick Stevens wrote:
>> On 03/24/2016 04:33 AM, Diogene Laerce wrote:
>>> On 23/03/2016 23:33, François Patte wrote:
>>>> Le 23/03/2016 22:38, Joe Zeff a écrit :
>>>>> On 03/23/2016 02:30 PM, Bear Tooth wrote:
>>>>>> Very Dumb Question :
>>>>>> I've just installed F 23, and failed to tell it to use
>>>>>> xfce; how do I fix that?? (I seem doomed never to find anything
>>>>>> in Gnome 3.)
>>> Re-install.. You'll lose less time than install xfce and uninstall
>>> gnome stuff. ;)
>>> Of course if you don't make the same mistake.. again..
>>> Good luck !
>> Yeah, I agree. If all you want is Xfce AND this is a new install,
>> just do another new install with Xfce instead. Trying to remove
>> Gnome3 is guaranteed to drive you bat sh*t crazy. Gnome wends its
>> grubby little tentacles into damned near every part of your system.
>> Think of it as the Linux version of MS Explorer (and we know what a
>> WONDERFUL piece of software that is!)
> Gnome is not necessary for life... Last year, I installed F23 with
> gnome3. I uninstalled *all* gnome packages then I installed xfce4, it
> works. To uninstall gnome and dependencies, just remove gconf2.
> Precision: I dont use any "network manager".
All this sort of depends on what you all mean by "gnome packages"
because the gnome folks maintain a lot of base packages that many other
things depend on. ie, Xfce wouldn't exist without gtk2,
xfce4-power-manager requires upower, etc.
I mean gnome desktop and most gnome
software, but you're true, not
really *all* gnome packages, dependencies.
Ex, I keep, Gimp, gtk, etc... Removing gconf2 is a good way to get rid
of unnecessary gnome packages.
In any case it's up to you what you want installed.