How to remove mate-desktop from Debian

Uninstall mate-desktop

To remove just mate-desktop package itself from Debian execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove mate-desktop


Uninstall mate-desktop and it's dependent packages

To remove the mate-desktop package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed from Debian Jessie.

sudo apt-get remove –auto-remove mate-desktop


Purging mate-desktop

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of mate-desktop from Debian Jessie then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge mate-desktop


To delete configuration and/or data files of mate-desktop and it's dependencies from Debian Jessie then execute:

sudo apt-get purge –auto-remove mate-desktop

Redshift gui auto start

sudo apt purge gtk-redshift redshift-gtk redshift
sudo apt autoremove

Download RedshiftGUI from sourceforge and install

sudo dpkg -i RedshiftGUI-0.2.4-Linux-x86_64-Fixed.deb
cp -v /usr/share/applications/redshiftgui.desktop ~/.config/autostart/redshiftgui.desktop