Hello I downloaded Vanilla LXDE with sudo apt-get install lxde, but along with it came all these unwanted windows managers like Lubuntu’s customized LXDE among other things.

  • Your question is not clear. What do you mean by "all these unwanted windows managers"? AFAIK, there's just the default one window manager for LXDE and that is Openbox. – DK Bose Jan 20 '16 at 2:21

The following NEW packages will be installed: consolekit galculator gpicview gtk2-engines leafpad libck-connector0 libfm-data libfm-extra4 libfm-gtk-data libfm-gtk4 libfm-modules libfm4
libmenu-cache-bin libmenu-cache3 libobrender29 libobt2 libpam-ck-connector libxmmsclient-glib1 libxmmsclient6 lxappearance lxde lxde-common lxde-core lxde-icon-theme lxinput lxmenu-data lxmusic lxpanel lxrandr lxsession lxsession-data lxsession-edit lxsession-logout lxshortcut lxterminal menu menu-xdg obconf openbox pcmanfm xarchiver xmms2-core xmms2-plugin-alsa xmms2-plugin-id3v2 xmms2-plugin-mad xmms2-plugin-vorbis xscreensaver

Uninstall the ones you don't want with with:

sudo apt-get remove package1 package2 package3.

Seems pretty "pure" to me enough. When I try with lubuntu-desktop I get WAY more packages.

But if all that is annoying you is the lubuntu-look compared to standard LXDE, just change it.. :)

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  • Please include the command you used to generate the output you've posted. Also, please mention your starting point: by that, I mean which desktop environment is already installed. IMO, that would affect the output you've posted if the command I'm requesting is something like apt-get install lxde. – DK Bose Jan 20 '16 at 2:25

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