Say you wanna try (for fun) to experience the Kubuntu desktop environment while you run Ubuntu 14.04. Now say that after you play a while you decide you wanna go back to your familiar Ubuntu interface and you wanna get read of the Kubuntu desktop you have installed.

If you are not lucky (I usually am not!) things will get messy!

Long story short, it happened to me this morning and it took me some time to get things back to normal. Here’s what I did (hopefully it will save you some time).

CALL TO ACTION: If you do the routine and the problem is not resolved or you take some extra steps, or whatever, please leave a comment so as to help future readers 🙂 THANKS!

THE ROUTINE

A. You:

sudo apt-get remove --purge kde-plasma-desktop kde-workspace kubuntu* plymouth-theme-kubuntu-logo plymouth-theme-kubuntu-text
sudo apt-get autoremove --purge && apt-get autoclean
[via: askubuntu]

Hopefully everything works fine now!

B. If you find yourself missing some system icons 😛 (sound, language, mouse, etc…) try this:

sudo apt-get remove unity-control-center
sudo apt-get install unity-control-center
[via: askubuntu]

(image credit: flickr)


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