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Author Topic: [EN] If and how to remove KDE plasma  (Read 3017 times)

Offline titan

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[EN] If and how to remove KDE plasma
« on: 2023/12/13, 16:30:28 »
I have an old laptop which is really just my backup for when things go wrong ( like recent grub issue) It is running fully DUed plasma but it is slow. So I have installed i3 which I used as my main desktop some years ago. I was intending to remove KDE but will it actually make any difference to the performance since the main KDE desktop is not running. If I do decide to remove KDE what is the best way to do it.

Offline rueX

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Re: If and how to remove KDE plasma
« Reply #1 on: 2023/12/13, 20:29:36 »
first of all
have a look - what U need:

apt-cache depends kde-standard
apt-cache depends kde-full

okular,  gwenview . . . ?

or, what U have installed:
sudo dpkg -l | grep .kde.



Offline hendrikL

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Re: If and how to remove KDE plasma
« Reply #2 on: 2023/12/13, 22:35:34 »
Well, for the brave

 dpkg -l | awk '/.kde/{print $2}' | sed "s/:amd64//g" -> apt purge $( dpkg -l | awk '/.kde/{print $2}' | sed "s/:amd64//g")

Or save the important things like keys (ssh, rsa, pgp and so on) your private stuff ..., and install our xorg-iso, clean it and then install i3 and all the things you need,

But first test if it boots, the ISO!

Edit: and check for plasma  dpkg -l | awk '/.plasma/{print $2}' | sed "s/:amd64//g"

Edit . Edit: this results in -> dpkg -l | awk '/.kde.|.plasma./{print $2}' | sed "s/:amd64//g"
« Last Edit: 2023/12/13, 23:42:08 by hendrikL »

Offline Geier0815

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Re: If and how to remove KDE plasma
« Reply #3 on: 2023/12/20, 10:02:17 »
If you don't wanna use KDE, do not use it. ;-)
It's only wasted space on your disk if you don't use it but maybe this is no problem for you.
Wenn Windows die Lösung ist...
kann ich dann bitte das Problem zurück haben?

Offline titan

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Re: If and how to remove KDE plasma
« Reply #4 on: 2023/12/20, 16:32:28 »
That is what I suspected but I removed all Plasma, kde and qt and now have i3 running well.In fact I forgot how good it is and have now also put it on my main PC as well as Plasma.