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I installed Kubuntu-desktop via apt for testing purposes in Gnome. After removing Kubuntu-desktop the bootscreen still is the kubuntu one and not changed back by the uninstall process to the origin ubuntu one. I also noticed that in my standart Gnome Ubuntu Desktop some Fonts and Font-Sizes changed especially in Applications that use KDE librarie like Krusader and on the Menus in Gnome Panel and some other Applications. How can i revert these changes to the state before Kubuntu-desktop was installed?

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A good thing to try is to fully remove all the KDE packages. The command below is for Ubuntu 10.10:

sudo apt-get remove akonadi-server akregator amarok amarok-common amarok-utils apport-kde apturl-kde ark bluedevil cdparanoia cdrdao docbook-xsl docbook-xsl-doc-html dolphin dragonplayer gdebi-core gdebi-kde gnupg-agent gnupg2 gtk2-engines-qtcurve gwenview hal hal-info ibus-qt4 icoutils jockey-kde k3b k3b-data kaddressbook kamera kate kcalc kde-config-gtk kde-config-touchpad kde-window-manager kde-zeroconf kdebase-bin kdebase-data kdebase-runtime kdebase-runtime-data kdebase-workspace kdebase-workspace-bin kdebase-workspace-data kdebase-workspace-kgreet-plugins kdegraphics-libs-data kdegraphics-strigi-plugins kdelibs-bin kdelibs5 kdelibs5-data kdelibs5-plugins kdemultimedia-kio-plugins kdepasswd kdepim-groupware kdepim-kresources kdepim-runtime kdepim-strigi-plugins kdepim-wizards kdepimlibs-kio-plugins kdesudo kdm kdoctools kfind khelpcenter4 kinfocenter klipper kmag kmail kmix kmousetool knm-runtime knotes konsole kontact kopete kopete-message-indicator korganizer kpackagekit kppp krdc krfb krosspython ksnapshot ksysguard ksysguardd ksystemlog ktimetracker ktorrent ktorrent-data kubuntu-debug-installer kubuntu-default-settings kubuntu-desktop kubuntu-docs kubuntu-firefox-installer kubuntu-konqueror-shortcuts kubuntu-netbook-default-settings kubuntu-notification-helper kvkbd kwalletmanager language-selector-qt libakonadi-contact4 libakonadi-kabc4 libakonadi-kcal4 libakonadi-kde4 libakonadi-kmime4 libakonadiprivate1 libao-common libao4 libattica0 libaudio2 libbluedevil1 libboost-program-options1.42.0 libcln6 libclucene0ldbl libdbusmenu-qt2 libdebconf-kde0 libdirectfb-1.2-9 libepub0 libflac++6 libgif4 libgpgme++2 libgps19 libhal-storage1 libhal1 libibus-qt1 libilmbase6 libindicate-qt0 libiodbc2 libk3b6 libkabc4 libkatepartinterfaces4 libkblog4 libkcal4 libkcddb4 libkdcraw8 libkde3support4 libkdecorations4 libkdecore5 libkdepim4 libkdesu5 libkdeui5 libkdewebkit5 libkdnssd4 libkephal4 libkexiv2-8 libkfile4 libkholidays4 libkhtml5 libkimap4 libkimproxy4 libkio5 libkipi7 libkjsapi4 libkjsembed4 libkldap4 libkleo4 libkmediaplayer4 libkmime4 libknewstuff2-4 libknewstuff3-4 libknotifyconfig4 libkntlm4 libkonq5 libkonq5-templates libkontactinterface4 libkopete4 libkparts4 libkpgp4 libkpimidentities4 libkpimtextedit4 libkpimutils4 libkpty4 libkresources4 libkrosscore4 libkrossui4 libksba8 libkscreensaver5 libksgrd4 libksieve4 libksignalplotter4 libktexteditor4 libktnef4 libktorrent-l10n libktorrent2 libkunitconversion4 libkutils4 libkwineffects1a libkworkspace4 libkxmlrpcclient4 liblastfm0 libloudmouth1-0 libmailtransport4 libmessagecore4 libmessagelist4 libmicroblog4 libmimelib4 libmng1 libmodplug1 libmpcdec6 libmsn0.3 libmysqlclient16 libnepomuk4 libnepomukquery4a libokularcore1 libopenexr6 libotr2 libpackagekit-glib2-14 libpackagekit-qt-14 libphonon4 libplasma-geolocation-interface4 libplasma3 libplasmaclock4b libplasmagenericshell4 libpolkit-qt-1-0 libpoppler-qt4-3 libprocesscore4a libprocessui4a libqalculate5 libqapt-runtime libqapt1 libqca2 libqca2-plugin-ossl libqgpgme1 libqimageblitz4 libqjson0 libqt4-dbus libqt4-designer libqt4-help libqt4-network libqt4-opengl libqt4-qt3support libqt4-script libqt4-scripttools libqt4-sql libqt4-sql-mysql libqt4-sql-sqlite libqt4-svg libqt4-test libqt4-xml libqt4-xmlpatterns libqtcore4 libqtgui4 libqtscript4-core libqtscript4-gui libqtscript4-network libqtscript4-sql libqtscript4-uitools libqtscript4-xml libqtwebkit4 libreadline5 libsolid4 libsolidcontrol4a libsolidcontrolifaces4 libsoprano4 libssh-4 libstreamanalyzer0 libstreams0 libsyndication4 libtag-extras1 libtaskmanager4a libtelepathy-qt4-0 libthreadweaver4 libts-0.0-0 libvirtodbc0 libvncserver0 libweather-ion4a libxcb-shape0 libxcb-xv0 libxine1 libxine1-bin libxine1-console libxine1-misc-plugins libxine1-x libzip1 mysql-client-core-5.1 mysql-common mysql-server-core-5.1 network-manager-pptp-kde odbcinst odbcinst1debian2 okular okular-extra-backends openoffice.org-kde openoffice.org-style-oxygen oxygen-cursor-theme oxygen-icon-theme oxygen-icon-theme-complete packagekit packagekit-backend-aptcc phonon phonon-backend-xine pinentry-gtk2 pinentry-qt4 plasma-dataengines-addons plasma-dataengines-workspace plasma-desktop plasma-netbook plasma-scriptengine-javascript plasma-scriptengine-python plasma-widget-facebook plasma-widget-folderview plasma-widget-kimpanel plasma-widget-kimpanel-backend-ibus plasma-widget-kubuntu-feedback plasma-widget-menubar plasma-widget-message-indicator plasma-widget-networkmanagement plasma-widget-quickaccess plasma-widgets-addons plasma-widgets-workspace plymouth-theme-kubuntu-logo plymouth-theme-kubuntu-text polkit-kde-1 printer-applet python-kde4 python-packagekit python-qt4 python-qt4-dbus python-sip qapt-batch quassel quassel-data rekonq shared-desktop-ontologies smartdimmer software-properties-kde soprano-daemon system-config-printer-kde systemsettings tsconf ttf-dejavu ttf-dejavu-extra update-manager-kde usb-creator-kde userconfig virtuoso-minimal virtuoso-opensource-6.1-bin virtuoso-opensource-6.1-common && sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

This should certainly change your boot theme back. You may however need to reinstall any KDE programs such as Krusader once this is done.

Also you may want to look at the question on this site entitled Reset gnome font configuration?

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Any idea how to do this on 14.10? –  reg Jan 28 at 12:01
@reg psychocats.net/ubuntucat/tag/pure-ubuntu –  8128 Jan 28 at 15:23
Worked like a charm! Thanks! –  reg Jan 29 at 7:20

I ran a number of terminal commands, including the one above. None of them individually or in combination removed all of the KDE files and left some of the KDE features behind. I ended up going to Synaptic, searching for KDE files and completely removing the remaining unwanted files from there. I did inspect each package before removing to ensure I would not miss it. I then cleaned up my system using the Package Cleaner in Ubuntu Tweak and Bleachbit. Rebooted and Success! - I was back home safe and sound :)

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