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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't uninstall WPS-office normally

The first time I tried dpkg -r wps-office, it complained that some files didn't exist, so I tried to create them. And it worked. However, I saw many unknown media ……(file)…… errors. Is that normal? ...
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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 do I uninstall xubuntu completly and switch to ubuntu? [duplicate]

I know there are threads on this topic, but they are old. I have tried the techniques on http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/puregnome, but the command gives me a lot of errors when I try it. Any idea ...
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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 ...
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Unable to uninstall Ubuntu or delete partition

Several months ago my Windows 7 installation crashed and burned on me. I couldn't even get it to boot over to the "repair" option to try to restore factory defaults. I don't know what was wrong with ...
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Zabbix-agent shows in netstat even when not installed

I am looking trough my ESTABLISHED netstat connections and what seems not right is zabbix-agent running without being installed. One of my lines on $ sudo netstat | grep ESTABLISHED is the following: ...
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Uninstall all the packages which are installed?

I had installed some packages into fresh created Ubuntu machine, i want to uninstall all the packages which i had installed from the day of beginning(i.e. from 12 hours back) and make the system like ...
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How can I remove compiled kernel?

I installed 14.10 on my laptop Lenovo E455. And compiled kernel 3.19 with following order since it seemed that 14.10 doesn't want to work with mine.(I saw slow motions) Downloaded current kernel ...
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How to remove manually installed libraries?

I've installed some libraries (libsfml) manually with cmake. But now I need an older version. So I installed it, but it seems that when I compile a program for sfml it is using the newest version. ...
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Can not uninstall MongoDB

It seems that following the official MongoDB installation instructions when installing on Debian makes you heading for a world of pain. First, it did not install correctly, so now I am trying to ...
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How to uninstall a TrueType font? [duplicate]

I have installed a font, and now I wish to remove it, but I am not sure exactly how. I installed it by opening the .TTF file and clicking the "Install" button. But there is no uninstall button, and no ...
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How to uninstall redundant python instance? [duplicate]

When I execute: $ which -a python /usr/local/bin/python /usr/bin/python This bothers me because execute python directly will execute /usr/local/bin/python, but it can't link to correct ...
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How to uninstall OpenCV 2.4.9 completely from Ubuntu 14.04?

I want to integrate OpenCV with qt creator and for that OpenCV 3.0 is required. I have OpenCV 2.4.9 already installed and want to uninstall it completely as it is causing problems in some functions. ...
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Package operation failed/WARNING: some OpenPGP programs can't handle a DSA key with this digest size ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Every time i install or uninstall using the Ubuntu Software Center I get the message: Package Operation Failed The installation or removal of the software package failed. I get this for EVERY ...
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How to manage applications

I am dualbooting Ubuntu with Windows 8.1 for about a year. My intention is to completely step away from the Windows environment, but I keep returning to Windows. Mainly because installing and managing ...
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How do I uninstall Android Studio if it was installed via Ubuntu Developer Tools Center (UDTC)?

I installed Android Studio Beta on Xubuntu 14.10 by executing udtc android in a terminal. I want to uninstall it such that there are no traces on my machine of its prior existence. I chose ...
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Is it safe to manually remove packages that apt-get remove/autoremove left behind?

Facts: Yesterday I installed openjdk-7-jre in a Ubuntu Server 14.04, which installed over 100+ packages. Later, I realized that I would only need to install openjdk-7-headless. Then I uninstalled ...
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How can I uninstall only one of the versions of Libre Office?

I have both versions of Libre Office installed - 4.3 and the default: dpkg --get-selections | grep -v deinstall | grep libreoffice shows libreoffice-avmedia-backend-gstreamer libreoffice-base-core ...
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How to uninstall VMware Workstation 10.0.3 from Ubuntu 14.04

I want to uninstall VMware Workstation 10.0.3 from my Ubuntu 14.04. I used the '.bundle' file to install VMware Workstation.
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Uninstall selected packages by date [duplicate]

Is there a way to uninstall all packages that were installed in a span of time between 1 min? I tried using the synaptic package manager but I can't find any filter to be able to check only the ...
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Can't remove Libre office Ubuntu 14.04?

I have Libre office installed on Ubuntu 14.04 and I would like to remove it but even though it say's it is uninstalled it still works, exists, and most importantly of all takes up my disk space. I ...
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Why does a program need 64MB to install but frees up 3.5 MB when it is removed later in Ubuntu?

Okay, I installed a 64MB sized program. Now I'm trying to uninstall it using Terminal: sudo apt-get purge <program-name> after running that command, the confirmation message will be: blah ...
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Fully scan and clean broken installations in Ubuntu 12.04

I have gone through the Dist Usage Utility in Ubuntu and I deleted some folders here and there in my Desktop and also in my Downloads. These included some software packages I had installed ...
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I am not able to uninstall an application that did not install correctly at the start itself, which was a third party software

My name is Davidson. I had tried to install a third-party software to make my modem work. The modem was Tata Photon+ which came with its own drivers. The software did not install well nor would it ...
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How do I safely delete a program in Ubuntu?

I just installed 'Sublime Text 3' and for some reason I can't install the 'package manager'. Anyway, I want to try uninstall it but I can't find it in my 'ubuntu software center'. On this page it ...
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Remove ubuntu-desktop

I've installed xubuntu-desktop and I want to get rid of all the ubuntu-desktop and Unity-related packages. But all the guides I've found are either outdated (psychocatz) or simply don't work ...
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how to uninstall ns-2.35 from ubuntu 12.04

i am new to ns2, i'd like to uninstall my ns-allinone-2.35 package, from ubuntu 12.04LTS i followed these steps: sudo aptitude purge ns-allinone-2.35 sudo apt-get purge ns-allinone-2.35 sudo ...
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Uninstalling Window and using Ubuntu as the only OS [duplicate]

I do all my task in Ubuntu. How will I be able to remove the Windows8 using ubuntu? I don't want to see Windows8 name displayed in the grub menu. And I want Ubuntu to be started in the first hand ...
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After an upgrade to 14.04, grub menu shows both 12.04 and 14.04

I updated Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04. The grub menu shows both Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04. I don't think the older entry should still be there. I need to remove the old one. How am I supposed to do so?
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How to uninstall teamspeak 3 client on ubuntu 14 [duplicate]

I tried to uninstall teamspeak 3 client with this command rm but it does not succeed. How do I completely uninstall it?
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How to remove a third party software that is installed but cannot be located?

I have been on Ubuntu 14.04 for a while now. I was looking for a DVD burning software because both Brasero and K3b proved quite unsatisfactory. Eventually I located Nero Linux 4.0 on the internet and ...
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formated windows without uninstalling ubuntu

I have formatted my laptop before I uninstalled Ubuntu from it and now it has it as a "choice" in my boot options but I can't boot it because the drive was formatted. If I install it, it duplicates ...
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How to remove kubuntu desktop environment and change to default unity desktop environment? [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu 14.04. I have installed KDE recently.I don't know how to uninstall/remove it. It displays an error message and I want to switch back to default Unity Desktop Environment. How to ...
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Uninstall Spotify?

I was under the assumption it would work with wine, but was incorrect. I would like to completely remove it but everything I've seen on the internet hasn't helped in the slightest.
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How to uninstall Facebook Messenger from Ubuntu 14.04?

Recently I installed Facebook Messenger in my Ubuntu 14.04 and then I noticed that it is no longer supported in Ubuntu. So I tried to uninstall it. When I checked Software Center I can't find an entry ...
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How to remove nginx and re activate apache?

I have installed Apache2, mysql, php5 and phpmyadmin on my Ubuntu 14.04 but later on mistakenly I install nginx. Now my localhost page show me Welcome to nginx server. And the localhost/phpmyadmin ...
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uninstalled libgconf2-4 by mistake now i cant reinstall it, need help [duplicate]

You might want to run apt-get -f install to correct these: The following packages have unmet dependencies: aisleriot : Depends: libgconf-2-4 (>= 2.31.1) but it is not going to be installed ...
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Unable to install/remove any Application/package in UBUNTU 12.04 LTS, error: JAVA_HOME

This is the error in the "Package Operation failed window": installArchives() failed: Setting up install-info (4.13a.dfsg.1-8ubuntu2) ... /etc/environment: line 3: JAVA_HOME: command not found dpkg: ...
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Defective package uninstalled some apps from Ubuntu

I have downloaded a package gametreelinux, which I tried to install but failed. It uninstalled the Ubuntu Software Center, System Settings, and maybe other things too. How do I restore these? (I've ...
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How to uninstall or remove reddit script?

I was experimenting and I downloaded and installed (i guess) the reddit install script. After that I saw that it was advised to do it in a Virtualbox. so, I want to remove it. How can I do it? Has ...
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How can I uninstall Adobe acroread when nothing else works?

I have checked all similar questions. None of them offer a working solution in my case. This is not a duplicate. Here are the details of my unique situation: $ acroread This causes Adobe Acrobat ...
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Uninstalling a compiled package

I have installed gambas2_2.23.1.orig.tar.gz from https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gambas2/2.23.1-1ubuntu3 in Ubuntu 13.10, by configuring and then making it. How can I uninstall it and reverse ...
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How do I Remove Pokemon Online?

I was told to try sudo apt-get remove pokemon-online-client but it says command not found: pokemon-online-client. what should I do to remove it?
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How to uninstall armory from ubuntu 12.04

I have recently installed Bitcoin Armory in my computer. Unfortunately I don't have enough space, so I wish to uninstall it for now. Can someone help me? Thank you