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I'm trying to remove the i3 desktop environment from the Ubuntu (14.04) login screen.

after following these commands in root I had i3 installed;

# echo "deb http://debian.sur5r.net/i3/ $(lsb_release -c -s) universe" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
# apt-get update
# apt-get --allow-unauthenticated install sur5r-keyring
# apt-get update
# apt-get install i3 

Anyway, when I use I3 and open say; VLC, Firefox & nautilus - I3 will "crash" leaving me with just my desktop and an unresponsive computer. (I'm assuming this has something to do with my GPU being AMD and using the proprietary drivers - as I've not had this problem on my laptop which I installed i3 on first and that thing is older than life itself!

So far I've;

  • Removed any traces of i3 from other software
  • Removed any traces of i3 from Updates

Also;

utuna@utuna:~$ sudo apt-get remove i3; sudo apt-get purge i3; sudo apt-get autoremove; sudo apt-get autoclean
[sudo] password for utuna: 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package 'i3' is not installed, so not removed
0 to upgrade, 0 to newly install, 0 to remove and 1 not to upgrade.
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package 'i3' is not installed, so not removed
0 to upgrade, 0 to newly install, 0 to remove and 1 not to upgrade.
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
0 to upgrade, 0 to newly install, 0 to remove and 1 not to upgrade.
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
utuna@utuna:~$ 

I've seen through Google that there are tutorials on how to remove Lubuntu, Kubuntu etc from Ubuntu, but not i3 and frankly, this is driving me mad!

Sorry if my layout and English is poor, first attempt!

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Alternatively you can do

sudo apt remove i3* && sudo apt autoremove

to remove all of i3 and anything i3 installed

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    It has already mentioned in the question. – kevy Sep 11 '17 at 18:01
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Turns out I had to look for i3 in the Ubuntu software center and delete it from there.

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