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I just got myself an OpenRD Client embedded box with an old Fedora 8 on it. Runs like a charm, only problem is that the default install has X on it, which I would like to remove in order to free up some space.

I found a similar post here on the same topic, but yum groupremove doesn't work in my case, yum grouplist returns nothing, so I presume that no groups are defined. I don't know if this is because fedora 8 didn't have any groups, or because the OpenRD build is special in some way.

In any case, I would like some tips on which package(s) to remove in order to remove an as big chunk of X as possible.

Thanks in advance.

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Are you planning on using it as a router or some such? It looks like a really clever little box. What about using an SD card? They're cheap and it seems to support them. – chris Apr 2 '10 at 17:18
I'll be using it as a general server - file sharing, scm etc for personal use. I used to use my LinkStation for that, but this one is much quieter (no fan), and I don't need that much space. Will use SD as data FS, but you can stick a 2.5" HD inside it, it has mount points and internal SATA. – Alexander T Apr 2 '10 at 17:24
Wow, now I really want one... Can it just be made to operate 100% from the internal sata drive? – chris Apr 2 '10 at 17:53
Not sure, haven't played around enough with it yet. Check the docs, if you cant find them I can make a copy of the doc CD which came with mine. Cheers – Alexander T Apr 2 '10 at 18:20
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You should be able to safely remove the xorg-x11-server-* and xorg-x11-drv-* packages, which are only used to run the X server itself. If you have no intention of ever connecting to it in order to run a graphical application then you can go as far down as libX* and libxcb.

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