Originally Posted by browntb
This is all actually a good learning experience for me and I'm sort of liking the no GUI thing, but it would be nice to have back for the time being!
LOL. That's a good attitude towards it though.
But the truth is ( depending on how much stuff you actually removed ) if you don't have anything invested into this install it might be easier to just do a quick re-install and choose to customize it during installation then carefully go through and get rid of anything you don't need. If it still installs something you told it not to then you know you can't safely remove that.
If you still want to try to salvage it then when you do get your network back try
yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment" -y
to get back everything you lost.
Then you can start removing stuff again.
Only this time do it slowly and make sure to look at what is being removed, read the description and if you're still unsure then ask here if you can live without it.
commands might be helpful...
As always to see the man page for a command just do
or whatever the command is.
BTW you had to have removed more than just Totem since Totem happily uninstalls by itself.