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A while ago I installed my first Linux server using Fedora 10. I then upgraded to Fedora 11 and realized that I never use X-Windows on the machine, and during each update downloading a huge amount of files I don't need since everything on the machine is done remotely using ssh.

Using yum or any other tool, how can I completely remove Gnome and the X-Windows subsystem from this machine? Is the only alternative to do a complete re-install and not selecting X-Windows?

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You can remove groups with yum.

yum groupremove "X Window System" "GNOME Desktop Environment"

Use yum grouplist to see what groups you have installed.

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