[Xfce-bugs] [Bug 3903] How Do I Get Back to Regular KDE Desktop?

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------- Comment #5 from alexander.toresson at gmail.com  2008-03-02 21:22 UTC -------
(In reply to comment #4)
> Thanks again for your prompt reply. I beg to differ with your conclusion,
> however.  IMHO, any software that does not CLEARLY leave its user the OPTION
> (once installed) to UNINSTALL IT  or - in some useful and convenient way -
> revert to their computer's (otherwise 100% functional) setup before their
> software was installed HAS A SERIOUS BUG STILL PRESENT in its scheme of
> operation...

Xfce upstream _only_ provides source tarballs. The makefile scripts _do_
support make uninstall. Xfce _only_ installs .desktop files that may be used by
gdm and kdm to choose what desktop environment to launch -- but this then
doesn't set the default to use.

> and in fact (in a real sense) does HARM to the overall experience
> of an individual attempting to use his computer productively.  I have wasted a
> the better part of a week trying to figure out both XFCE and how to get it
> removed from my computer

You've very probably used the package manager in your distro to install xfce.
You should use it to uninstall it too.

>, but - as an experimental user of new softwares - the
> possibility of such downtimes sort of goes with the territory, and I lose no
> sleep over it.  I do, however, take exception to what surely seems an overtly
> defensive, unimaginative, self-serving attitude on your part, wherein you seem
> totally unable to even consider the possibility that there "might" be something
> lacking in your project's product.  Why would I want to ask the UBUNTU people
> about this issue, when their installation on my machine was working just fine
> before I installed the Xfce software packages?

Because the problem is not related to Xfce -- the problem is related to how
your distro has packaged Xfce.

> The truth is, you have been NO
> HELP at all, sir, and I will neither trouble you further nor bother with any
> additional wasted attempts at using Xfce, nor will I recommend (but rather warn
> against) the Xfce approach to anyone in conversations about Linux
> possibilities.  In fact, at this point, it will be a refreshing joy to
> reinstall the Kubuntu 7.01 suite from scratch on my machine, as it now appears
> that is what it will take to finally GET RID of XFCE.

I'd suggest calming down, perhaps getting some sleep. Really.

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