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uninstall LibreOffice 5

I downloaded LibreOffice 5 and following the Readme executed sudo dpkg -i *.deb I can't find the "desktop's Applications/Office menu." How do I uninstall? using sudo dpkg -r *.deb complains about ...
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How to uninstall and can we delete any folder from usr

Sir, I am fresher of ubuntu 14.04 and install eclipse mars but its working very slow, So I want to uninstall it. I also install java jdk 1.8.0_65(usr/lib/java/jdk 1.8.0_65) but it not show at the ...
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Uninstalling programs in Ubuntu [duplicate]

In Ubuntu, is there something like the control panel of Windows from where I can uninstall a program?
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after installing ubuntu, it uninstalls ubuntu

Once I get it "installed", it asks if I will allow it to make changes. When I say it can make changes, it uninstalls ubuntu. What am I doing wrong? PS I still have windows 7 installed. Is that a ...
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How to uninstall apps in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I know it would seem like a simple task. I've tried right-clicking apps, (lets use steam as an example) and clicking uninstall. However, they do not uninstall. So far, i noticed this happening with ...
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Removing Katoolin from Ubuntu 14.04

I made the mistake of installing this (piece of cr*p of) Katoolin package https://github.com/LionSec/katoolin. The problem is it botched up my Ubuntu, many packages don't work anymore. System update ...
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How to force-remove dependencies even if package manager is complaining? [duplicate]

I can't seem to find a question for this, which seems rather weird, but anyway: How can I force-remove a dependency from my system, ignoring all errors and wiping it from existence? A solution that ...
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How can I uninstall python3.5.0 installed from source code?

I installed python 3.5.0 from the source code available at python.org. How can I remove that installed package?
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How to uninstall oracle 11g express and install enterprise edition?

I have oracle 11g R2 XE installed on my Ubuntu 14.04. Now I need oracle 11g enterprise edition. I want to uninstall the express edition and install the enterprise edition. Please help.
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GPG Error Missing Signature [duplicate]

When I do the command below: sudo apt-get upgrade At the bottom I get an error saying W: GPG error: http://download.opensuse.org Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the ...
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Completely uninstall a program on Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm new to the Linux community and I recently switched from windows to linux. Of course, I'm used to uninstall my softwares using the obvious ways on Windows, and I even knew that I should manually ...
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standard applications to open file type suggested but not installed

History: I have been changing to Ubuntu recently and had some problems running the programs we have to use for school. I installed oxmetrics and oxpro from some rpm files without knowing what I was ...
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How can I unistall a damge app [closed]

I have installed an old version of WPS Office. A few days ago, something went wrong and now I can't use software udpade among other problems. Just I wanted to update WPS Office. I downloaded: ...
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Failed Octave Uninstallation on Ubuntu 12.04 (Trouble Reinstalling Octave)

I'm an Ubuntu newb, so please bear with me. On trying to uninstall octave-3.2.4, I ended up doing rm -rf on all the octave related directories and files in /usr/bin/ before I could install the latest ...
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Errors during installation of ubuntu-restricted-extras

During an installation of ubuntu-restricted-extras which was initiated by running this command: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras I got these errors: Selecting previously unselected ...
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How to Uninstall unbuntu [duplicate]

Please tell me how to uninstall my laptop is falling apart. I tried using an iso but it wouldn't mount and using the boot menu at startup wont work either.
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How to uninstall steam

ive looked at the other answers on other questions and typed in the code that i needed to but this keeps popping up "Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: ...
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How do I properly install a python app that is not packaged (and without installer)

Every few months I encounter an app (java, python, etc) that I would like to install in Ubuntu, but it doesn't come as a linux package, nor is there any included installer. It's not often that this ...
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Will removing pybootchartgui remove bootchart on 15.04?

I have just installed pybootchartgui with: sudo apt-get install pybootchartgui But now after reading this I have realised that as I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, systemd already has the bootchart ...
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Unable to uninstall Matlab

I encountered the following errors while attempting to uninstall Matlab on Ubuntu: fayo@fayo-pc:~$ sudo dpkg --configure -a ; sudo apt-get purge -y Setting up matlab-support (0.0.19) ... No default ...
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Remove gcc from Ubuntu

I want to completely remove gcc from Ubuntu. I am using gcc 4.9 which happens to be the latest version. How can I remove it completely from my system?
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How to stop an application from automatically starting

How do I prevent an application from launching when I boot up my laptop (Toshiba Satellite C655)? My OS is Ubuntu 14.04. Regards Leo Chin Choy
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Removing a program that apt doesn't see

I have an old installation of R that I would like to get rid of and replace with a new version. However, apt doesn't see this package at all. It doesn't show up in Synaptic and running sudo apt-get ...
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HELP UNINSTALLING UBUNTU [duplicate]

Im pretty new to ubuntu. and i recently got ubuntu on my new pc instead of windows. I recently got a windows disk and would like to uninstall ubuntu. I would preferably not like to use a cd or a usb ...
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postgres fails to uninstall

while trying to uninstall postgresql with sudo apt-get remove postgresql I received the following error message Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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What's the difference between removing and then installing, and just reinstalling?

For instance, as apt-get relies on some packages in coreutils, if you do: sudo apt-get remove coreutils You will not be able to reinstall it by then running: sudo apt-get install coreutils But ...
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How do I uninstall Master PDF Editor 3?

How do I uninstall Master PDF Editor 3? Have already tried the package manager, it shows only the "reinstall" option!
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How can I uninstall wine from Ubuntu?

How do I completely remove winetricks from my Ubuntu OS? I have tried sudo apt-get --purge remove wine but when I click on the windows button it still shows the application of configure wine.
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Trying to uninstall Bitwig from my computer with the .deb package missing

I am trying to uninstall Bitwig from my computer and I'm not sure as to how. I currently do not have the .deb package and a sudo apt-get remove bitwig does not seem to be working. Bitwig is not on the ...
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How can I remove or hide Disk Utility software from my computer?

I want to remove Disk Utility from my Ubuntu computer. How can I remove it? For security reasons, I want to hide that utility from others. How can I hide it, then unhide it again?
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GNU GRUB V. 2.02 The GateKeeper of the Windows Installer

I am attempting to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit to replace the Ubuntu OS that I have currently installed on my Lenovo T410 ThinkPad. The steps I have taken are: Download windows ISO file ...
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“start-stop-daemon: user 'solr' not found” error on un-install and re-install jetty

I tried to installed Ckan with jetty on my Ubuntu 14.04LTS, following these instructions but i was getting a 500 error when trying to open localhost:8089/solr. I was told to follow these instructions ...
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Fully remove PlayOnLinux and any files left behind [duplicate]

I recently installed PlayOnLinux with: sudo apt-get install playonlinux But then decided that I wanted to remove it so I did: sudo apt-get purge playonlinux sudo apt-get autoremove sudo apt-get ...
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Unable to install new software due to dartvm?

I recently tried running this command to install the dart vm: $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https # Get the Google Linux package signing key. $ sudo sh -c 'curl ...
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fresh re installation of ckan, jetty, solr

I am trying to install ckan on my ubuntu 14.04, but i got into some errors that i cant fix, so i decided to do a fresh installation after i remove everything from my computer. I am getting some errors ...
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How do I keep track of directories being created during installation of PostgreSQL?

I want to install PostgreSQL (on a server that runs Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS) using the source code distribution as per instructions in http://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/static/installation.html. The ...
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How do I get past Grub and boot into windows?

I went to go uninstall Ubuntu from my laptop because it wasn't dealing with 2 operating systems and such. A tutorial I read on how to uninstall said Ubuntu can be Uninstaller with going into the ...
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QGIS updating problems

I had on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS the software QGIS 2.0 Dufour. I use the Synaptic Package Manager for uninstalling. I tried to install the newest QGIS version 2.8 Wien but I didn't manage. I searched on ...
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Cannot uninstall wine

Just as the title says I've been trying for about an hour now to uninstall wine, and no matter what I try I can't seem to make any headway. I keep getting this error:: $ sudo apt-get remove --purge ...
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How to uninstall Android Studio completely from Ubuntu? [closed]

I want to uninstall Android Studio completely from Ubuntu but i can't figure out how to do it. I installed it following the instructions on the Android website.
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Full Google Chrome removal

I installed Google Chrome from a .deb file, but for security reasons later removed it, but that appears not to have removed all of it (me purging it through apt, maybe this is because the file did not ...
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LibreOffice Draw tries to download 27.9 MB data when I try to remove it

I'm trying to uninstall libreoffice on Ubuntu Software Center. But it says it will also remove Impress as well. When I confirm, it starts downloading some 27.9 MB data. Why is this so? Update: ...
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How can I remove a dpkg broken by the Brother MFC-8840 deb driver?

I can't seem to remove a package. I've tried dpkg --purge and apt-get purge. Neither seem to actually remove the package, however. The package is mfc8840dlpr (1.1.2-1). Is there any way I can make ...
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Broken link for kernel (nonexistent future version)

My version (from lsb_release -a): No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.10 Release: 14.10 Codename: utopic I want to make some room ...
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How to uninstall crebs in Ubuntu 14.10

I recently installed crebs by downloading the source code and following the instructions and running setup.sh as root. I did it this way because the ppa was not working. however i have no idea how to ...
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can I safely remove accountsservice?

My disk is near full and I need to remove so many software. Can I remove accountsservice with no worry? Is is related to account-plugins or user login into Ubuntu? Will I have problem in ubuntu login? ...
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Having issues uninstalling package [duplicate]

Trying to uninstall nfdump so that I can upgrade to the latest version. I've tried apt-get autoremove and dpkg purge and it says its uninstalled; however, aptitude is still showing it. I'm unable to ...
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How to uninstall Cockatrice in Ubuntu

I installed Cockatrice from Github with the help of people in this site. The problem now is that the shortcuts aren't working. I searched Github, and one user had the same problem and says the ...
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Any benefit to uninstalling unused applications?

I am a newcomer to Linux and after a few months of trying out different distros I have now settled on Ubuntu 14.10 on my aging HP TX2000 Notebook. One thing I am unsure of is if there is any benefit ...
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How to fully remove all packages installed by 'gnome-session-fallback'?

I mainly use Unity, but I installed gnome with: sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback To test how it was, but then I managed to delete all of my settings for my startup applications, so ...