I may not have explained clearly. The TX2 will be used in the field connected to a cell network for some autonomous data collection and processing (occasional remote access). Having X/Desktop tools/applications is not necessary (example thunderbird or libreoffice etc.) I can always ssh into the system for remote access. Access is not the issue.
I am trying to remove X tools and make TX2 a remote, headless system in other words a server platform. I did the following… but it breaks a lot of regular packages including network operations. Wondering if someone has done something similar and managed to get a minimal, non-desktop installation working.
sudo apt-get update
install the ‘tasksel’ package so we can remove the desktop image
sudo apt-get install tasksel
remove the desktop image
sudo tasksel remove ubuntu-desktop
tell tasksel to start the server image setup
sudo tasksel install server
install the server images
sudo apt-get install linux-server linux-image-server
sudo apt-get purge lightdm
remove all packages no longer required (~400 MB)
sudo apt-get autoremove