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smmurf 10-25-2010 08:02 AM

completely remove GNOME
 
Hello.
I had to install Ubuntu 10.10 desktop (because ubuntu server fails with installer on my hardware), and now I have to remove anything related to X and GNOME.
I managed to remove xorg, but now I'm trying to remove GNOME.

Code:

sudo apt-get —purge remove gnome*
seems to do the job, but it says that a lot of gnome-related packages are going to be removed, and then a lot of packages (related with KDE and QT, as it looks like) are going to be installed.
Why can't I just remove packages without installing anything else? Or how can I do that?
I just need to remove all GUI software, leaving only text-mode system.

Expeto 10-25-2010 08:22 AM

There are too many unnecessary dependencies to gnome, It will take too much effort to remove gnome without removing a part of the core system. You better try xubuntu, kubuntu or another os. Actually if I were you I would go with crunchbanglinux , its basicly "ubuntu-(most of the gui and bloatware) + openbox" .

hairysocks 10-25-2010 08:22 AM

This looks like it might be useful for you:

http://lightlinux.blogspot.com/2009/...s-for-old.html

smmurf 10-27-2010 04:54 AM

Thanks, but I just don't want to install anything instead of GNOME, I want to stay with system without GUI.
So I should make clean install of more suitable distro or accept having some unnecessary software in the system.

Thanks, now I see it is not so simple :)

repo 10-27-2010 05:01 AM

Quote:

So I should make clean install of more suitable distro or accept having some unnecessary software in the system.
Try debian netinstall, it will install the base system.
Then install whatever you want.

Kind regards


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