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I haven't found anything about this anywhere, but when I remove kwin it automatically installs openbox for me and vice versa without me having any say in it. I realise this is to prevent users from screwing up their system, but I would like to use sawfish as my window manager exclusively.

So is this even possible with apt?

Thanks in advance for any help!

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If that's what you want to do, you should be installing from alternate with no DE at all – RobotHumans Jun 14 '12 at 11:02
theres no way to just remove both? – ever99 Jun 15 '12 at 4:15
@TimothyDuane If you have certain GUI components, you have to also have a window manager to support them. If you just want to not have kwin, and have sawfish, Raja's answer should do the trick. Hopefully. Or did you already try that, and it's not working? – Eliah Kagan Jun 15 '12 at 9:15
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Try installing sawfish and make it the default window manager. After doing that, uninstall kwin (which is provided by the kde-window-manager package).

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thank you very much! huge help – ever99 Jun 15 '12 at 10:10

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