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I have installed Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.3 64 bit. I had installed mate desktop on the top of it. I want to remove mate desktop completely. I tried apt-get purge and autoremove, but mate is shown in login manager. How can I completely get rid of it?

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Have you tried to uninstall with apt-get:

sudo apt-get uninstall mate-*

Or:

sudo apt-get remove mate-*
sudo apt-get autoremove
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    Returns : Invalid operation uninstall, remove, purge and auto remove all three tried – kulvikram Jan 4 '16 at 15:42
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dpkg --purge mate-* --force-all

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