Questions about uninstalling softwares in Ubuntu, or uninstalling Ubuntu from a computer.

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How to completely remove kubuntu-desktop from ubuntu 14.04?

I installed kubuntu-desktop just to experiment with its interface. Then I decided to remove and did the traditional apt-get purge and autoremove but it seems elements of kubuntu are still there. For ...
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Getting a pure Kubuntu 14.04 installation

I'm having the problem that I want to have a pure Kubuntu installation. I used the Ubuntu installer, because I had problems with the Kubuntu one. When I'm trying to remove e.g. unity-settings-daemon ...
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If I install Ubuntu from CD/USB am I able to return default windows bootscreen if for some reason I want to unistall ubuntu?

As title says. Am I able to go back to default windows 8 boot screen? Do I need Windows 8 DVD for it?
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HP recovery discs to re-install Windows 8 and remove Ubuntu?

So I really need to go back to Windows 8 because I cant play any of my steam games and so on. Can I use my HP recovery discs to Factory Reset (Erase Hard Drive) and will it re-install windows and ...
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How to remove a lot of packages installed at a particular time?

Here is the situation: say, at 17:00, I installed a lot of packages, I can see them in the ubuntu software center history. Also I can see them in the dpkg log file using the method provided by this ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 so that I could remove the administrator password on my laptop since I forgot it.I was in "try Ubuntu" mode while trying to recover/reset the password, but I kept running ...
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Can Ubuntu 12.04 be uninstalled on a dual-boot (Windows 7) machine without the Windows OS disc? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 from USB via the Pen Drive Linux Installer. At this time, my only use for this OS is to complete homework assignments for a college class on programming/systems development. I ...
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kubuntu 13.10 how to remove firefox installer

I installed kubuntu 13.10 and in the menu I saw a Firefox installer. when i click the installer muon discover shows firefox. I don't want Firefox as rekonq is pre-installed so how can I remove the ...
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu OS installation possible on the same computer?

I have a simple question: "If I install Ubuntu 13.10 on my Windows 8 PC and lets say I need/want to go back to Windows 8, could I use recovery discs to remove Ubuntu and simply reinstall Windows"? ...
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How can I uninstall Microsoft Office 2010?

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I installed Microsoft Office 2010 using PlayOnLinux. Later, I removed Office through PlayOnLinux, and then removed PlayOnLinux through the software center. However, if I ...
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removing libraries after uninstallation

I removed abiword, from software center, and did autoremove and autoclean. I wanted to upgrade my system and it shows that Libabiword and abiword-common needs to be upgraded. I was surprised to see ...
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How to completely remove lamp server and phpmyadmin

I am a newly used lamp server and phpmyadmin.I was trying to install lamp server and phpmyadmin,but it is not working.So, i want to completely remove lamp server and phpmyadmin. Also ,give ...
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apt-get remove --purge wine* removed everything!

sudo apt-get remove --purge wine* opened the gates of hell and removed many things. I wasn't allowed to paste the output here, too big. I stopped the process, I wanted to save what's left of my ...
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Ubuntu problem once it hit the memory stick [duplicate]

I finally download ubuntu on my memory stick, but my problem is installing it on my windows xp laptop.Ipush f-12, f-8 and f-2 to get to the bio screen. How can i get ubuntu installed on my windows xp ...
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Removed /var/lib. Can't open Desktop [migrated]

Well, I'm pretty scared now. I was trying to delete a folder by sudo rm /var/lib/texmf but instead, wrote sudo rm /var/lib I read some documentation about it, and found this thread. I tried to ...
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Any effort to get fancontrol uninstalled fails repeatedly

Below is what I am experiencing trying to remove fan control for the purposes of re-installing it. package concmv is missing a newline is what bother me. I try to remove convmv to no avail. Any ...
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How to Definitely remove OSX after successful Dualboot

I've been running OSX 10.6.8 and Ubuntu-Studio 12.04 on my Macbookpro 5'5 for a couple of weeks now.I barely do anything on OSX anymore so I see no reason to keep using disk space for it. So now I ...
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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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Unable to uninstall Ubuntu 12.04 from Wubi

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 using wubi, I lost my user interface on ubuntu after uninstalling pyhon by mistake... now I want to uninstall ubuntu but uninstall-wubi is not diong anything after ...
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How to remove files created by sudo make install

I was installing llvm using sudo make install but due to space constraint it was not completed and got failed but in the meanwhile it has created so many heavy files in my machine so that now I am ...
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I wish to record the names of all applications and drivers installed on my pc [duplicate]

I wish to record all applications and drivers installed on my pc (so that i can refresh my machine exactly on rebuild) either so that i can automate a full rebuild or simply so that i have a list ...
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How to completely remove/delete Ubuntu OS and reinstall Windows7? [duplicate]

I need help, on how to delete Ubuntu OS and reinstall Windows7. I have a Windows7 Installer-Image-CD, but I don't know the steps on reformatting my Ubuntu partition and reinstalling Windows. Can ...
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How do I Uninstall a Program and Dependencies from a tar.bz2? [duplicate]

I installed a program using make and sudo make install. Is there a command I can use to remove these files now?
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How do I remove a line from my /etc/apt/sources.list? [duplicate]

I have duplicate sources.list entry and I need to delete last line in sources.list. Can you help me please?
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Trying to remove Windows XP OS without DVD drive nor USB booting ability

I have an old laptop (HP DV4000) with dual booting (Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows XP). I would like to get ride of the Windows OS but my problem is that all the tutorials I saw, are requiring to boot from ...
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How do I install Windows 8.1? [closed]

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 and would like to install Windows 8.1. I have attempted using multiple programs from the software center but nothing seems to open and run the WindowsSetupBox.exe ...
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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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Reinstalling windows while having linux (ubuntu)

I have installed windows XP and then decided to install Ubuntu. Ubuntu is now set as default OS (it automatically loads Ubuntu). My question is how can I reinstall Windows XP without removing ...
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How to remove fonts in Ubuntu?

I installed Garamond font in Ubuntu 13.10. Now I cannot remove the font. I cannot find it anywhere. I have tried the following and all failed: font-manager application search font in ...
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How to Uninstall Counter Strike Source and Steam on ubuntu 13.10?

I have installed Steam and then I installed Counter Strike source from Steam. But now I'm not able to figure out how to uninstall Counter Strike Source. I can't find it on package manager or Software ...
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why `dpkg -l | grep package` is showing a package after being purged

To uninstall a package (Ex: tor) installed from repository one should use sudo apt-get remove tor I did this but dpkg -l | grep tor shown something against the package. Next I try sudo apt-get ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu without replacing it with something else?

My last day at work is tomorrow. I've had an Ubuntu 12.04 (laptop) system for several years and would like to completely remove the OS from the machine altogether. Since I'll be turning my laptop in ...
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mixed installation - how to remove older version of openscenegraph

I'm trying to solve an issue osg_forum with openscenegraph and I found out that I have 2 versions of openscenegraph installed (dont know how it happened). I would like to uninstall both of them and ...
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Uninstalling app/program/service installed through *.sh script

I have installed a program using install.sh from command line, but it is not responding hence need to remove it. How to remove such program? Thanks a lot in advance. Here is the shell script. #! ...
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Uninstall Dovecot from Ubuntu Server 12.04

I don't need POP/IMAP related service for my server so I have disabled Dovecot but I want to completely remove all package related to Dovecot. There are many packages with similar name and I am not ...
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Uninstall not properly installed (maybe corrupt?) Ubuntu from Windows 8. Help would be appreciated [duplicate]

Thank you in advance for reading.I got this used laptop that runs windows 8. It apparently has ubuntu installed on it when I boot the screen. For this laptop I want to run solely windows and I want to ...
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how do I remove / delete “ all video downloader ”? [closed]

It's not working for me and I didn't bother understanding why, simply removed it from Ubuntu Software Centre where I previously got it from. Now it's still on the left-side bar with all the other ...
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Removing Ubuntu Cleanly [duplicate]

I want to uninstall ubuntu and revert to booting straight to windows. my PC won't let me restore to factory settings but i no longer want ubuntu on my laptop. I do have a recovery partition on my ...
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How to uninstall programs in ubuntu if they are not in Software Center? 12.04

I've installed a program through the terminal, the program is Cuttlefish. Now I want to uninstall it and I can't find it in teh software Center. How can I do it? Thanks!
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how to properly uninstall konakart from ubuntu?

I was following these instructions but some of the steps were described in a later stage. I installed konakart by running sudo ./KonaKart-7.2.0.0-Linux-Install-64 but instead I should have ran sudo ...
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Help me fix my improper removal of files please

Upon opening terminal I get a notification: bash: /home/kylekroeck/Public/ccp4-6.4.0/bin/ccp4.setup-sh: No such file or directory My /.bashrc file: # ~/.bashrc: executed by bash(1) for non-login ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - i am running in KIOSK train station public place, but this autoupdate window is annoying every day. How to remove it please? [duplicate]

I need to remove this auto update notification dialog window which is very annoying and scary for public location where people is clicking the system and breaking it down to crash every day. I tried ...
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Problem in installing/uninstalling wubi

I tried to install ubuntu by wubi file but while installing my computer lost power supply so again i tried to install now it is asking to uninstall previous installation but if i choose option to ...
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Can't install software due to broken isc-dhcp-server dependency

while trying to setup hotspot i have messed up with the dhcp server setting , i do not know what went wrong but i am getting following error while installing anything : Errors were encountered while ...
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Manually Uninstall GDAL

I followed a ./configure, make, make install approach when I originally installed GDAL on my Ubuntu machine, but now I want to upgrade to 1.10. Unfortunately, I want to use apt to perform the ...
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I updated from 13.04 to 13.10, and now Ubuntu won't boot at all

I think something must have gone wrong with the update process from 13.04 to 13.10, as I now have duplicate entries for each option in my boot menu when I turn on my computer. When I attempt to boot ...
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want to know which programs I can safely uninstall if I just use my 12.04 box as headless plex server

I seem to have a ton of stuff unnecessarily loading up with my ubuntu 12.04 box that I just use as a plex media server. I don't use the graphical element of it at all. I merely just log in ssh when ...
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how to completely uninstall psx2?

I am having problems in uninstalling psx2 from ubuntu 13.04. Can any one have solution.There is no options for uninstalling psx2 whatsoever.
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How can I uninstall oracle java 8 and install oracle java 7 instead with webupd8 installer?

I installed oracle java 8 by typing in terminal: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java sudo apt-get update <br/> sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer but now I want to ...
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How to purge my deleted files

I had un-installed a package and deleted all of its files/directories. But still when I locate the package, i can find the deleted files in list while in actual they are not present. I cant access ...