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Ubuntu 12.04

How to Completely Uninstall / Remove the Kubuntu Desktop

These instructions are for Ubuntu 12.04 running the Unity desktop on which the Kubuntu Desktop was installed using either the Ubuntu Software Center or sudo apt-get on the command line. The instructions may be the same for other versions of Ubuntu, but no guarantee is made. When the Kubuntu Desktop is installed in Ubuntu 12.04, […]

Ubuntu 12.04

How to Completely Uninstall / Remove Xubuntu Desktop

These instructions are for Ubuntu 12.04 running the Unity desktop on which the Xubuntu Desktop was installed using either the Ubuntu Software Center or sudo apt-get on the command line. The instructions may be the same for other versions of Ubuntu, but no guarantee is made. When the Xubuntu Desktop is installed in Ubuntu 12.04, […]

Ubuntu 12.04

How to Completely Uninstall / Remove Lubuntu Desktop

These instructions are for Ubuntu 12.04 running the Unity desktop on which the Lubuntu Desktop was installed using either the Ubuntu Software Center or sudo apt-get on the command line. The instructions may be the same for other versions of Ubuntu, but no guarantee is made. When the Lubuntu Desktop is installed in Ubuntu 12.04, […]

Ubuntu 12.04

How to Completely Uninstall / Remove Xfce

These instructions are for Ubuntu 12.04 running the Unity desktop on which the xfce4 window manager was installed using either the Ubuntu Software Center or sudo apt-get on the command line. The instructions may be the same for other versions of Ubuntu, but no guarantee is made. When the Xfce window manager is installed in […]

Ubuntu 12.04

How to Completely Uninstall / Remove Lxde

These instructions are for Ubuntu 12.04 running the Unity desktop on which the lxde window manager was installed using either the Ubuntu Software Center or sudo apt-get on the command line. The instructions may be the same for other versions of Ubuntu, but no guarantee is made. When the Lxde window manager is installed in […]

Ubuntu 12.04

Ubuntu 12.04- How to Completely Uninstall / Remove Lxde Core

These instructions are for Ubuntu 12.04 running the Unity desktop on which the lxde-core window manager was installed using either the Ubuntu Software Center or sudo apt-get on the command line. The instructions may be the same for other versions of Ubuntu, but no guarantee is made. When the Lxde Core window manager is installed […]

Ubuntu 12.04

How to Boot Directly to the Desktop

These instructions are for Ubuntu 12.04 running the Unity interface. They may be the same or similar for different versions of Ubuntu, or using a different (GNOME based) GUI interface, but no guarantee is made. When you install Ubuntu, one of the options you are given is whether to automatically login (go directly to your […]

Ubuntu 12.04

How to Get a Login Screen

These instructions are for Ubuntu 12.04 running the Unity interface. They may be the same or similar for different versions of Ubuntu, or using a different (GNOME based) GUI interface, but no guarantee is made. When you install Ubuntu, one of the options you are given is whether to automatically login (go directly to your […]

Ubuntu 12.04

GNOME Desktop Not Working – Looks like GNOME Classic

This is for the GNOME Desktop installed on Ubuntu 12.04 The problem and solution is likely the same for all other Linux distros, but no guarantee is made. One of the alternative desktops you can install is GNOME (or, more accurately, GNOME 3). Unfortunately, in some cases, instead of getting the new GNOME desktop: you […]

Ubuntu 12.04

Cinnamon Desktop Not Working – Looks like GNOME

This is for Cinnamon Desktop 1.4 installed on Ubuntu 12.04 The problem and solution is likely the same for all other Linux distros, but no guarantee is made. One of the alternative desktops you can install is Cinnamon. Unfortunately, in some cases, instead of getting the Cinnamon desktop: you get the GNOME Classic (no effects) […]

Ubuntu 12.04

Lock Screen Does not Work

This tutorial is for Ubuntu 12.04 running the Unity interface. It may be the same for other version combinations but no guarantee is made. Sometimes, after upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04, the Lock Screen functionality stops working. The likely problem is that gnome-screensaver has been uninstalled. Using the Command Line 1) Open a terminal using Ctrl+Alt+L […]

Ubuntu 12.04

How to Completely Uninstall/Remove a Package/Software/Program

This tutorial shows how to completely remove or uninstall a package in Ubuntu 12.04. These instructions should work for other versions of Ubuntu, it’s derivatives (Edubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Studio) and other Debian based Linux distributions – but no guarantee is made. This tutorial is definitely on the advanced rather than basic side of […]