I have a GPU server which requires cuda for example for machine learning tasks.
unfortunately, as soon as I install the NVIDIA drivers and cuda, apparently a variant of gnome is installed as well. This gnome variant can almost do nothing, the shell is not working and apparently it comes with some desktop settings which are really annoying me.
For example per default, it sets shutdown after 20 minutes inactivity. For a Server, this is very suboptimal to call it this way.
Do you know how to install the drivers and the cuda toolkit without gnome or (less preferrably) remove gnome after the fact and all its stuff (such as the 20 minute idle setting) which I definitely do not want on my Server?