sudo apt-get purge --remove gnome-shell gnome-core gnome-session gdm3But it could eat your pets, therefore look what it wants to remove additionally and maybe reinstall some of the removed packages.
I am new to Linux so I've installed all desktop environments on F16 to give them a spin, following instructions on Missing Box studio.
After a while I settled on KDE, so I tried to remove the other DEs completely.
However, I noticed I still have a bunch of gnome packages on my computer.
'sudo yum remove gnome*'
More knowledgeable people warned it will leave me with a broken system becaus
I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 with Gnome 3. There are some applications that I don't use or need, for example Totem. When I click remove in the Software Center (or in Synaptic), it says "gnome-core" and/or "The gnome desktop environment - essential components" will be removed as well.
I've got a little issue with gnome shell extensions. After installing some of them, I understood I didn't like them and decided to remove them. The extensions themselves (their folders in /home/username/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions) were deleted successfully. However, the deleted extensions were not removed from the list of installed extensions at extensions.gnome.org.
sudo apt-get remove --purge wine* opened the gates of hell and removed many things. I wasn't allowed to paste the output here, too big. I stopped the process, I wanted to save what's left of my system!
How to reinstall what has been removed?
Why were these packages removed? It is the most important question, why the hell were they removed?