How to remove the KDE Plasma environment in Ubuntu?

  • Post last modified:December 21, 2020
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We had install KDE Plasma on Unbuntu over Gnome and now you want to remove the KDE plasma environment in ubuntu and use gnome environment then follow these steps.

  1. Auto remove the plasma-desktop and kubuntu desktop.
$ sudo apt remove plasma-desktop --autoremove
$ sudo apt remove kubuntu-desktop --autoremove

2. Remove all the remaining file

$ sudo apt-get remove kde* --autoremove
$ sudo apt-get remove plasma* --autoremove

3. Reset the Splash Interface

$ sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth

Select the number in my case it is 3rd usually select 1

remove the KDE Plasma environment in ubuntu

4. Update initramfs and grub

$ sudo update-initramfs -u

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$ sudo update-grub

5.Now Disable the Simple Desktop Display Manager (SDDM).

$ systemctl disable sddm
$ systemctl stop sddm

6. Enable the Gnome Display Manager (gdm3).

$ sudo systemctl enable gdm3
$ sudo systemctl start gdm3

7.Now reboot the system.

$ reboot

Voila! You have successfully removed the KDE Plasma environment from Ubuntu, Now you can use the gnome environment

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