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    Lightbulb How to install/remove different Desktop/Window Manager in Kali Linux 1.x

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    ## XFCE Desktop ##
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    # How to install XFCE Desktop Environment in Kali Linux:
    Code:
     apt-get install kali-defaults kali-root-login desktop-base xfce4 xfce4-places-plugin xfce4-goodies
    # How to remove XFCE in Kali Linux:
    Code:
     apt-get remove xfce4 xfce4-places-plugin xfce4-goodies
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    ## KDE Desktop ##
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    # How to install KDE Plasma Desktop Environment in Kali Linux:
    Code:
     apt-get install kali-defaults kali-root-login desktop-base kde-plasma-desktop
    # How to install Netbook KDE Plasma Desktop Environment in Kali Linux:
    Code:
     apt-get install kali-defaults kali-root-login desktop-base kde-plasma-netbook
    # How to install Standard Debian selected packages and frameworks in Kali Linux:
    Code:
     apt-get install kali-defaults kali-root-login desktop-base kde-standard
    # How to install KDE Full Install in Kali Linux:
    Code:
     apt-get install kali-defaults kali-root-login desktop-base kde-full
    # How to remove KDE on Kali Linux:
    Code:
     apt-get remove kde-plasma-desktop kde-plasma-netbook kde-standard
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    ## LXDE Desktop ##
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    # How to install LXDE Desktop Environment in Kali Linux:
    Code:
     apt-get install lxde-core lxde kali-defaults kali-root-login desktop-base
    # How to remove LXDE on Kali Linux:
    Code:
     apt-get remove lxde-core lxde
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    ## GNOME Desktop ##
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    # How to install GNOME on Kali Linux:
    Code:
     apt-get install gnome-core kali-defaults kali-root-login desktop-base
    # How to remove GNOME on Kali Linux:
    Code:
     apt-get remove gnome-core
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    ## Cinnamon Desktop ##
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    # How to install Cinnamon Desktop Environment in Kali Linux:
    Code:
     apt-get install kali-defaults kali-root-login desktop-base cinnamon
    # How to remove Cinnamon Desktop Environment in Kali Linux:
    Code:
     apt-get remove cinnamon
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    ## MATE Desktop ##
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    # How to install MATE Desktop Environment in Kali Linux:
    Code:
     echo "deb http://repo.mate-desktop.org/debian wheezy main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list && apt-get update
    Code:
     apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install mate-archive-keyring
    # This installs the base packages
    Code:
     apt-get install kali-defaults kali-root-login desktop-base mate-core
    # Or this to install mate-core and more extras
    Code:
     apt-get install kali-defaults kali-root-login desktop-base mate-desktop-environment
    # Or this to install mate-core + mate-desktop-environment and even more extras.
    Code:
     apt-get install kali-defaults kali-root-login desktop-base mate-desktop-environment-extra
    # How to remove MATE Desktop Environment in Kali Linux:
    Code:
     apt-get remove mate-core
    Now the only problem is MATE doesn't show the nice Kali Linux Menu. Fix posted by Silver Moon

    To fix this edit the following file.
    Code:
     leafpad /etc/xdg/menus/mate-applications.menu
    In the file go down to the section named Internet and add the following line
    HTML Code:
    <!-- Kali Linux Menu -->
    <MergeFile type="path">applications-merged/kali-applications.menu</MergeFile>
    So it should look something like this
    HTML Code:
    .....
     <!-- Internet -->
      <Menu>
        <Name>Internet</Name>
        <Directory>mate-network.directory</Directory>
        <Include>
          <And>
            <Category>Network</Category>
          </And>
        </Include>
      </Menu>   <!-- End Internet -->
    <!-- Kali Linux  -->    
      <MergeFile type="path">applications-merged/kali-applications.menu</MergeFile>
    .....
    Now save the file, Logout and Login back. The "Kali Linux" menu should display fine in Mate desktop's application menu.
    Credits
    Last edited by blackMORE; 2013-10-25 at 15:04. Reason: Added MATE Desktop and edited formatting/credits.

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