I am on Ubuntu 11.10. I hope to be able to replace gnome-screensaver with xscreensaver. I have read instructions on many sites that one simply uninstalls gnome-screensaver and then installs xscreensaver.
However, when I request removing gnome-screensaver, the system wants to remove much more than just the gnome-screensaver.
TheGeeko61> sudo apt-get remove gnome-screensaver Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages will be REMOVED: gnome gnome-core gnome-screensaver 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 3 to remove and 0 not upgraded. After this operation, 483 kB disk space will be freed. Do you want to continue [Y/n]? n Abort.
(Surely they cannot collectively add up to only 483 kB.) Must I really remove gnome and gnome-core?