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Dec
22
comment How paranoid should I be that the automatic package manager mechanism is going to remove packages that I use?
That was an excellent explanation! Thank you very much. Yes, last night I had deleted gnome-screensaver (which required me to also remove the gnome and gnome-core metapackages) in order to overcome gnome-screensaver's defiance on my running xscreensaver... long story... anyway, this is what has led to the current state. I will do an aptitude keep-all. It would have taken me many moons to figure out what you have taught me with your answer. I am grateful to you and to AskUbuntu!
Dec
22
asked How paranoid should I be that the automatic package manager mechanism is going to remove packages that I use?
Dec
21
accepted Removing gnome-screensaver also wants to remove gnome-core
Dec
21
comment Removing gnome-screensaver also wants to remove gnome-core
Beautiful. The 2nd approach did work without a flaw. Thank you for steering me towards the article on meta packages.
Dec
21
comment Removing gnome-screensaver also wants to remove gnome-core
I will continue with the 2nd approach... don't seem to have a choice. It's comforting to know that those metapackages are not the real deal.
Dec
21
comment Removing gnome-screensaver also wants to remove gnome-core
Yes, I have done that (disabled gnome-screensaver and enabled xscreensaver). However, after rebooting and logging in, gnome-screensaver has been started! Although gnome-session-properties reports that it is disabled.
Dec
21
asked Removing gnome-screensaver also wants to remove gnome-core
Dec
21
revised How do i fix my keyboard mapping?
ID10T Error
Dec
21
comment How do i fix my keyboard mapping?
So this can be deleted... (But I'm not sure how to do that.)
Dec
21
comment How do i fix my keyboard mapping?
So, I went to a console and tried to reproduce the problem. But failed. This led me to realize that it was specific to the X environment. After digging around, I realized it was due to settings in my .xbindkeysrc.scm file!
Dec
20
revised How do i fix my keyboard mapping?
Had forgotten to mention gnome-shell
Dec
20
asked How do i fix my keyboard mapping?
Dec
19
comment What values are available for fn and fb options to the xterm command?
Thank you for the information. I continue my journey now... Since posting the question, I have a few more... Hopefully these resources will help.
Dec
19
accepted What values are available for fn and fb options to the xterm command?
Dec
17
asked What values are available for fn and fb options to the xterm command?
Dec
16
awarded  Student
Dec
16
awarded  Editor
Dec
16
revised What are the differences between “GTK theme” and “Window theme” in tweak tools?
typo correction/minor edit
Dec
16
suggested approved edit on What are the differences between “GTK theme” and “Window theme” in tweak tools?
Dec
16
accepted What are the differences between “GTK theme” and “Window theme” in tweak tools?