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So I installed kde desktop from this repository


and installed it 
sudo apt-get install kde-standard kubuntu-desktop

I am hating kde and want to get ride of it so I want to remove it. Is there a way to completely remove kde desktop with its software without braking my ubuntu install.

Thank you in advanced

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up vote 8 down vote accepted

This can be solved by using ppa-purge to remove the packages you installed from the KDE Backports PPA:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
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sadly it removed some software but not all, I guess there is no way to do this task – Levan Sep 9 '13 at 1:01
Perhaps you need a sudo apt-get autoremove (or sudo apt-get --purge autoremove) after that. – Richard Sep 9 '13 at 1:09
sadly I am getting errors like this Depends: plasma-scriptengine-javascript (= 4:4.10.5-0ubuntu0.1) but 4:4.11.1-0ubuntu2~ubuntu13.04~ppa1 is installed – Levan Sep 9 '13 at 1:10
Perhaps sudo apt-get -f install will do the trick? – Richard Sep 9 '13 at 1:12
I think yes at least it is removing stuff :) – Levan Sep 9 '13 at 1:14

I used Synaptic Package Manager to remove it. It worked very very well.

The only thing that I would recommend is to have caution, since it is a very powerful program. Also, be patient and detail oriented.

look for the KDE Desktop Environment section and mark all installed packages for complete removal. Double check your choices and proceed once satisfied.

It will take a few minutes to do the job, but it will. It was easy and it even restored the Ubuntu greeter instead of the Kubuntu greeter.

Hope this works!

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sudo apt-get remove kde-full
sudo apt-get --purge autoremove

This will do the trick

edit: the first command will delete kde-full package, the second command will delete all remaining kde packages depending on kde-full which no longer exists

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How does this help? – Oli Nov 26 '13 at 11:35
this helped me.. – denisca Mar 12 '14 at 16:52
It helped you, sure, but please explain. – Oxwivi Sep 16 '14 at 16:47

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