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I've installed xmonad. I'm trilled with it. I can now use it as my one and only WM. I'm just wondering is it going to work without problems if I totally remove Gnome.

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04.

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It probably depends on how you define "Gnome". The libraries provided by Gnome are used by many applications, so you couldn't completely remove Gnome without also removing many other applications. Removing components like the panel, etc is possible, but you'd probably end up removing the ubuntu-desktop package as a side effect. That in turn could lead to new desktop components not being installed when you upgrade distros (but that might be what you want anyway). –  James Henstridge May 26 '12 at 6:23

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You can't remove Gnome (desktop environment) to install xmonad (window manager), a window manager need a desktop environment to run on it, but if you want to install xmonad as a window manager you should use it on Xfce or LXDE both are desktop environments.

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I am pretty sure that Xmonad is capable of running without a desktop environment. Much like Openbox does. –  matt davis Aug 22 '12 at 12:50

You can just install Xmonad during a Gnome session than logout and select Xmonad from the login menu.

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