Removing X From a Raspberry Pi For Fun And More HD Space

As I usually run my Pis as headless devices, @MacLemon* gave me the tip to remove everything X to get me a couple of Megs of additional free harddisk space on my Raspberry Pi.

To achive this, just run (at your own risk):


sudo apt-get --yes 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
sudo apt-get --yes autoremove
sudo apt-get --yes autoclean
sudo apt-get --yes clean

(you can grab yourself a Club-Mate while this runs)

Before:
pi@raspberrypi:~$ df -H
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
rootfs          1.9G  1.5G  258M  86% /
/dev/root       1.9G  1.5G  258M  86% /
devtmpfs        222M     0  222M   0% /dev
tmpfs            46M  226k   46M   1% /run
tmpfs           5.3M     0  5.3M   0% /run/lock
tmpfs            92M     0   92M   0% /run/shm
/dev/mmcblk0p1   59M   20M   40M  34% /boot
After:
pi@raspberrypi ~ $ df -H
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
rootfs          1.9G  1.1G  677M  62% /
/dev/root       1.9G  1.1G  677M  62% /
devtmpfs        222M     0  222M   0% /dev
tmpfs            46M  226k   46M   1% /run
tmpfs           5.3M     0  5.3M   0% /run/lock
tmpfs            92M     0   92M   0% /run/shm
/dev/mmcblk0p1   59M   20M   40M  34% /boot

Not bad. :D

YMMV of course. For example, you may want to keep „alsa*” in case you want to make some noise with the Raspberry Pi.

 

*  Original idea and input by Albert.

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