lxde was installed on kubuntu 16.04.

removed lxde by sudo apt-get purge lxde

re-installed kde/plasma as follows:

sudo apt-get install --reinstall kubuntu-desktop kde-* sudo apt-get install -f

however, lxde remnants still take precedence.

Hoping for guidance on how to recitfy the desktop situation.


If I understood correctly, what you are asking is how to remove lxde components completely. Assuming you installed it by sudo apt install lxde (or you chose the lxde metapackage from your ubuntu software center) the packages installed are listed here: http://packages.ubuntu.com/xenial/lxde (including the recommendations). So to remove all the packages execute this command:

sudo apt autoremove --purge lxde galculator gpicview leafpad lxappearance lxappearance-dconf lxde-common lxde-core lxde-icon-theme lxinput lxrandr lxsession-edit lxterminal xarchiver openbox lxmusic lxpolkit

You must choose the recommendations you want to remove yourself from the link above (like clipit, deluge, evince-gtk and others) because some of them would probably be pre-installed.

  • Thank you. LCDR et all removed and kubuntu desktop again reinstalled over the top. Part of the problem is that 16.04 won't boot to a login screen and I need to obtain a console an issue a startx command to enter the desktop. When I do so it still boots to a form of lxde. Somehow I need to convince it to use plasma instead. Any suggestions? – Ross Aug 15 '16 at 0:25
  • LCDR should be lxde. – Ross Aug 15 '16 at 0:26
  • All lxde elements removed as per the link above. Rebooted to plasma. Thank you. – Ross Aug 15 '16 at 5:40

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