Is it safe to remove -R

so i installed arch today and i see it is running at 188 mb of ram and archlabs runs at 234 at idle is it safe to remove xfce settings appearance display color proiles and setings editor pkgs without harming my system? i mean everything i need is in my autostart conf i dont think its necessary

Removing that means you won’t be able to change GTK theme. Does it really matter for 50mb’s ram?

my question really is why is arch running lower ram than archlabs?

Are they identical in setup? What’s running on the vanilla install compared the AL install? Right now you are really comparing apples to oranges.

well it seems that al has way more packages in jut the openbox install i removed some stuff but am still wondering why it wont go that low in ram as arch is i man im not complaining its fine although i dont use nothing xfce so i might as well remove ll those pkgs,i dont think it wil harm my system,i also disabled xfce settings in autostart

Yeah there are more packages as we add a default desktop, custom scripts and other items. You can’t compare Vanilla Arch to ArchLabs as they aren’t the same thing. ArchLabs is based on Arch that’s the connection we have and it pretty much ends there.

P.S. I didn’t think you were complaining :smiley:

Fair point there @pnotz17 .

Say it s a modded Arch . Ach can be heavier depending on what someone adds to it also.

so since i dont use any xfce pkgs it wont harm my pc because i think i uninstalled avashi web browser by mistake and my whole system got screwed up lol never doing that again

Yeah I was doing a clean up and attempted to remove Avahi too until I saw what it removed with it :smiley:

Run this in your terminal to create a txt document showing your installed packages:

pacman -Qqe > pkglist.txt

Super handy to see what you have installed.

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where is the file located i dont think i have locate dl

It will appear in your home folder.

accountsservice
alsa-firmware
alsa-lib
alsa-plugins
amd-ucode
arandr
arc
arch-install-scripts
archlabs-baph
archlabs-fonts
archlabs-icons
archlabs-keyring
archlabs-polybar
archlabs-scripts
archlabs-skel-base
archlabs-themes
archlabs-wallpapers
autoconf
automake
b43-firmware
b43-fwcutter
balz
base
bash-completion
bind-tools
binutils
bison
bleachbit
broadcom-wl
btrfs-progs
chromium
clonezilla
crda
darkhttpd
ddrescue
dhclient
dhcpcd
dialog
diffutils
dmraid
dnsmasq
dosfstools
dunst
efitools
ethtool
exfat-utils
exo
f2fs-tools
ffmpeg
firefox
flex
fsarchiver
gcc
geany
geoclue
git
gnome-disk-utility
gnome-keyring
gnu-netcat
gparted
gpicview
gpm
gptfdisk
grub
gsimplecal
gst-libav
gst-plugins-base
gst-plugins-good
gstreamer
gtk3
gvfs
haveged
hdparm
htop
intel-ucode
ipw2100-fw
ipw2200-fw
irssi
iwd
jfsutils
jgmenu
laptop-detect
libmad
libmatroska
libreoffice-fresh
libtool
lightdm
lightdm-gtk-greeter
lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings
linux-atm
linux-firmware
lm_sensors
lsb-release
lsscsi
lvm2
lxappearance
lxappearance-obconf
m4
make
man-db
man-pages
matcha-gtk-theme
mc
mdadm
memtest86+
memtest86-efi
mkinitcpio-nfs-utils
mpv
mtools
nano
nbd
ndisc6
netctl
network-manager-applet
networkmanager
nfs-utils
nilfs-utils
nitrogen
ntfs-3g
ntp
obconf
obconf-qt
oblogout
obmenu-generator
openbox
openbox-themes
openssh
openvpn
os-prober
p7zip
pacman-contrib
pamac-aur
pamixer
partclone
parted
partimage
patch
pavucontrol
pfetch
picom
pkgconf
playerctl
polkit-gnome
ppp
pptpclient
pulseaudio
pulseaudio-alsa
python2-distutils-extra
qpdfview
qt5-styleplugins
qt5ct
refind-efi
reflector
reiserfsprogs
rp-pppoe
rsync
scrot
sdparm
sg3_utils
smartmontools
stacer
sudo
syslinux
tcpdump
terminator
terminus-font
testdisk
thunar
thunderbird
tint2
transmission-gtk
ttf-dejavu
tumbler
unrar
usb_modeswitch
usbutils
vi
vivaldi
vlc
volumeicon
vpnc
wget
which
wireless-regdb
wireless_tools
wmctrl
wpa_supplicant
wvdial
xarchiver
xclip
xdg-user-dirs
xdotool
xf86-input-evdev
xf86-input-libinput
xf86-input-synaptics
xf86-input-vmmouse
xf86-input-void
xf86-video-amdgpu
xf86-video-ati
xf86-video-dummy
xf86-video-fbdev
xf86-video-intel
xf86-video-nouveau
xf86-video-openchrome
xf86-video-qxl
xf86-video-vesa
xf86-video-vmware
xf86-video-voodoo
xfce4-power-manager
xfce4-settings
xfsprogs
xl2tpd
xorg-docs
xorg-fonts-100dpi
xorg-fonts-75dpi
xorg-iceauth
xorg-luit
xorg-server
xorg-server-common
xorg-server-devel
xorg-server-xephyr
xorg-server-xnest
xorg-server-xvfb
xorg-server-xwayland
xorg-sessreg
xorg-setxkbmap
xorg-smproxy
xorg-x11perf
xorg-xauth
xorg-xbacklight
xorg-xcmsdb
xorg-xcursorgen
xorg-xdpyinfo
xorg-xdriinfo
xorg-xev
xorg-xgamma
xorg-xhost
xorg-xinput
xorg-xkbcomp
xorg-xkbevd
xorg-xkbutils
xorg-xkill
xorg-xlsatoms
xorg-xlsclients
xorg-xmodmap
xorg-xpr
xorg-xprop
xorg-xrandr
xorg-xrdb
xorg-xrefresh
xorg-xset
xorg-xsetroot
xorg-xvinfo
xorg-xwd
xorg-xwininfo
xorg-xwud
yay

You got it. Just be careful in what you remove, and I mean very careful.

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xfce4-power-manager
xfce4-settings

I SHOULD B SAFE RIGHT?

Put it this way, I have removed them on my system.

WHY ARE WE SHOUTING?

Lol, maybe the op hitted the CapsLocks without knowing it, it happens sometimes.

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@altman TURN THE STEREO DOWN MAN, I CAN’T HEAR YOU!

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lol, you bet ! Listening to some Celtic Frost man !

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That explains why it was so loud. Good call my friend.

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lol, anyways, glad that it s settled on your end @pnotz17

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