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Raspberry Pi: Removing X

15 May 2013 12:18

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When using the Raspbian distribution on your Raspberry Pi, there's always the xserver taking up space on your SD-card. If you need more space and don't use the GUI, then there's an easy way to completely purge xserver. 

Click "(more…)" to see how.

Login through SSH and use the following command to completely remove the xserver.

sudo apt-get purge xserver* x11-common x11-utils x11-xkb-utils x11-xserver-utils xarchiver xauth xkb-data console-setup xinit lightdm libx{composite,cb,cursor,damage,dmcp,ext,font,ft,i,inerama,kbfile,klavier,mu,pm,randr,render,res,t,xf86}* lxde* lx{input,menu-data,panel,polkit,randr,session,session-edit,shortcut,task,terminal} obconf openbox gtk* libgtk* alsa* nano python-pygame python-tk python3-tk scratch tsconf desktop-file-utils python3-numpy python3 python omxplayer

For more information, visit the official Raspberry Pi website.

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2 responses to “Raspberry Pi: Removing X”

  1. L says:

    This removes php5-common, phpmyadmin and nano as well, packages that you usually want to keep and aren’t related to the X server.

  2. Tairun says:

    …and it also removes python. Wouldn’t you need that to drive the GPIO pins, or at least to write software for it?

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