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So I installed a couple desktop environments like gnome and lxde for my older computer because unity seemed really slow afterwards I logged out and went to select one and notice after I installed lxde it installed openbox and openbox/gnome. Openbox is fine but openbox/gnome doesn't work at all when I start it seems to just load the desktop blank and the right and left click are not showing the openbox like options so clearly it isn't working. How would I uninstall openbox/gnome but keep just openbox and why did lxde install it in the first place?

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What is "openbox/gnome"? There, apparently, is no such package, and LXDE doesn't install something like that. Can you add an explanation to the question. –  mikewhatever Dec 5 '12 at 18:26
    
Actually yes it does, Installing LXDE somehow creates a session called openbox-gnome and it doesn't work. Search for the Session file in /usr/share/xsessions and delete it. –  Uri Herrera Dec 5 '12 at 20:38
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In a ternimal, navigate to /usr/share/xsessions:

cd /usr/share/xsessions

this will contain .desktop files for the desktop environments. simply delete the entries for gnome-openbox (and openbox if desired).

It sounds like openbox is required by LXDE, so uninstalling is probably risky. Removing the desktop option is safer.

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