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I installed wine windows program loader in my system having Ubuntu 11.04. I also played certain games with it's help.

The next day when I tried to log into my system I found that my system is struggling to boot. It took almost 20 minutes to get my login screen. Also after typing my password I waited for 10 more minutes for it. I was only able to see the mouse pointer and nothing else.

Now I am using it temporarily with a live USB. I would like to uninstall wine. It is also that I installed wine from Ubuntu software center.

Can anyone suggest me a way out of this?

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I seriously doubt Wine has anything to do with your booting issue, the only possibility Wine has of loading anything is after a user logs in.

Anyways, if you want to remove Wine follow the instructions below.

Boot up until the login screen, instead of entering your user credentials press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to switch to a TTY (press Ctrl+Alt+F7 to switch back to your running X session).

Login in the TTY and use these commands to remove Wine from your system:

Remove Wine

sudo apt-get remove --purge wine

Move Wine's cache somewhere else

move ~/.wine ~/wine.old


sudo reboot

That should be enough to remove any Wine traces from your system.

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I tried what you suggested me to do. It says purge not found – theja Mar 23 '12 at 18:08
@theja I have just fixed it – Bruno Pereira Mar 23 '12 at 20:00

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