I read other questions about this topic, but I cannot find a final solution.
I always had some nautilus issues (it freezes very often and I cannot rely on it during my work), So I decided to install nemo and following this guide I set it up as the default file manager.
However sometimes when I shut off the computer gnome tells me that Nautilus is not responding so I just want to uninstall it..
But it seems that I cannot uninstall it without breaking gnome, indeed typing:
apt-get -s remove nautilus
NOTE: This is only a simulation! apt-get needs root privileges for real execution. Keep also in mind that locking is deactivated, so don't depend on the relevance to the real current situation! Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages will be REMOVED: gnome-sushi nautilus nautilus-sendto nautilus-share ubuntu-gnome-desktop
so I cannot remove it without removing
ubuntu-gnome-desktop.. and I think the consequence is gnome breaking..
To deinstall nautilus first you need to install aptitude. To install aptitude type:
sudo apt-get install aptitude
Then to remove nautilus type:
sudo aptitude remove nautilus
Alternatively, there is another solution. You can use Ubuntu software centre to remove nautilus but for that You need to log in with root account.