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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:01 am    Post subject: Move from kde plasma to xfce ? Reply with quote

Hello,

I've installed gentoo some 3 month ago.
Only Now, the it was that it is better to use xfce (which is lighter) than kde.
Is it possible to uninstall kde and move to xfce ?
How should I do this ?

Thank you for the help!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You used plasma-meta package? if yes you can install xfce4 and then remove plasma-meta package and run a depclean (check what depclean want uninstal before).
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To add to fedeliallalinea:
If you installed KDE by selecting the "default/linux/*/desktop/plasma" profile, removing it would have you follow the steps in the above post, changing your profile to a "generic" desktop profile, e.g. "default/linux/amd64/17.0/desktop" (or any other non-plasma profile, depending on your requirements) instead of removing the meta-package.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@Marcih: thanks, you right I completly forgot this step
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

I think I have the default plasma profile.
So, What are the exact steps after changing from plasma profile to generic profile ?
Is it just updating the world set ?

Thank you very much,
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ranran wrote:
I think I have the default plasma profile.
So, What are the exact steps after changing from plasma profile to generic profile ?
Is it just updating the world set ?

I would do the following steps
  • install xfce4 and test if work
  • uninstall plasma
  • change profile

For change profile you can use eselect profile en than run emerge -uND --with-bdeps y @world
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi fedeliallalinea,

I am not expert in grntoo, so I have a question:

Quote:
"I would do the following steps
install xfce4 and test if work
uninstall plasma
change profile
"


1. "install xfce4 and test if work" - if it works I will stop in this step of course, right ?

2. "For change profile you can use eselect profile en than run emerge -uND --with-bdeps y @world"
Does it mean that some of my current installations might get proken or uninstalled ?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ranran wrote:
1. "install xfce4 and test if work" - if it works I will stop in this step of course, right ?

No, if works you can uninstall plasma. This step is only to make sure we don't stay without a working DE.

ranran wrote:
2. "For change profile you can use eselect profile en than run emerge -uND --with-bdeps y @world"
Does it mean that some of my current installations might get proken or uninstalled ?

No simply profile usually set a default use flags, package.mask,... considering that you want use xfce probably some use flags set in plasma profile will no longer useful for xfce.
plasma profile comes from desktop profile and add these use flags
Code:
USE="activities consolekit declarative dri kde kipi kwallet phonon plasma policykit qml semantic-desktop widgets xcomposite"

that probably don't make sense in xfce.
But if you want keep also plasma you can remain in plasma profile
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