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How to completely remove desktop?

So, I thought I managed to remove KDE completely, but apparently that did not work at all, because every KDE application is back, including the KDE splash screen.

I ran

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge kubuntu-desktop

Then I ran

sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop

Then I ran

sudo sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth

Then I rebooted and everything seemed to be the original ubuntu-desktop (without the kde splash screen and other KDE applications). But now, one week later I still boot to ubuntu-desktop, but like I said, the kde splash screen and applications are all back.

How should I remove kubuntu-desktop?

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marked as duplicate by jokerdino, Jorge Castro, Tom Brossman, Jjed, Takkat Sep 22 '12 at 19:00

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@Meijuh just follow the link provided by penreturn and get your cemented desktop remove. – Namshum Sep 22 '12 at 11:38

Probably you have to delete each dependency by hand:

apt-cache depends kubuntu-desktop

These scripts should work for 12.04:

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Well I did just that and now i am getting the following error. Unpacking libqtcore4 (from .../libqtcore4_4%3a4.8.1-0ubuntu4.2_amd64.deb) ... dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/libqtcore4_4%3a4.8.1-0ubuntu4.2_amd64.deb (--unpack): conffile './etc/xdg/Trolltech.conf' is not in sync with other instances of the same package Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/libqtcore4_4%3a4.8.1-0ubuntu4.2_amd64.deb – Meijuh Sep 22 '12 at 12:31
After issueing apt-get install -f, I got broken packages, because libqtcore4 would not install. Magically, I was able to remove libqtcore4 via synaptic and then reinstall it via apt-get. – Meijuh Sep 22 '12 at 12:40
So - does it work now? And do you think it is an issue caused by one of the scripts mentioned in the link above? – Sebastian vom Meer Sep 25 '12 at 16:26

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