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

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14.04 Development | Unity not going away

So I have been coding for a while now, and a few days ago, I decided I'd try out making an Ubuntu-based distro. Everything was going great: I had my software picked out, had my kernel configured ...
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Remove ubuntu 13.10 alongside 14.04

I have installed ubuntu 13.10 alongside 14.04 on another hard-drive partition. Now I want to remove 13.10, how can I do it?
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Remove unneeded package after update and install

I am trying to get a basic and simple installation of Ubuntu 14.04. First I executed update and install and later I start to remove all my docs from /usr/share/doc/* but I want to keep removing some ...
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How to remove graphic card drivers

I'm completely new at linux so i need some help please. I just bought a NVIDIA Quadro k 600 graphic card and i need to install it in my computer which has instead an Intel Q45/Q43. The quick ...
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I used Autoremove command

I was un installing some items from xubuntu 14.04 but after some time i got message like to use autoremove..and now when i logged in after rebooting everything i suppose important is gone. Even my ...
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How do I uninstall/remove XRCed?

I've been trying to remove this "package" (XRCed), which I have no idea how I got installed in the first place. It seems it has something to do with this: http://manned.org/xrced/cbeff1fd The thing ...
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help me to uninstall ubuntu 12.10 LTS from my windows 8 mechine [duplicate]

I have reviewed many answers related to my questions, but no question was answered with simple process. because of this reason I was asking this question again. I have Windows8 machine and top of ...
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How to get rid of cloud-init?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 image as my base box for vagrant. Unfortunately this base box contains cloud-init which causes many problems during starting-up the machine: ...
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Installed ubuntu now want to uninstall it [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu on my laptop, there was no option to install it alongside windows 8 so i took the something else option and went to te partitioning option, and took the /sda/devca5 and then 1 tb ...
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Is there a simple way to remove all packages that were received through a repository?

I just added a repository and did sudo apt-get update and upgrade... but as soon as I finished typing I realized I didn't want all that junk it came with just a couple packages off the repository. ...
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Removing Ubuntu and installing Windows [duplicate]

I switched from Windows to Ubuntu 14.04. But I want my Windows back. I've seen so much tutorials but they are all different. Can someone explain how I can remove Ubuntu completely and install Windows ...
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Unable to uninstall xbox driver

I've used the following article to install xbox 360 drivers on my Elementary OS Luna installation http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/07/dealing-with-xbox-controllers-in-ubuntu Now, I'm facing some ...
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How do I remove these nvidia components

Screen-shot of terminal: Using purge won't get rid of it, how do I remove these components?
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Uninstalled Ubuntu 14.04, can't boot Windows 8 stuck GNU GRUB

I've got a problem with my computer after trying to uninstall Ubuntu 14.04 (in probably the wrong way). The steps I took yesterday to try this are as follows: booted windows 8 went to uninstall ...
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How do I uninstall Xubuntu? [duplicate]

My Nan was originally on Windows XP so I changed it to Ubuntu. She had problems using it so I changed it to Xubuntu (as I could make it look similar to Windows and she woul d find it easier to use. ...
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How I remove to ubuntu from windows7

I used dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. And I want to remove Ubuntu from my PC. I tried these steps And I have two problems: After I deleted my Linux partition, I tried to expand other spaces. ...
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How can i remove docky and all its dependencies please? [duplicate]

i'm using ubuntu 14.04, i installed docky but i don't wanna use it anymore, how can i remove docky and all its dependencies please? system specs : Lenovo ideapad Z570, Memory: 3.9 GiB, OS Type: ...
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Uninstall activemq from ubuntu (Troubleshoots with libactivemq-java)

I am trying to uninstal activemq using: sudo apt-get autoremove activemq . I get following report: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The ...
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Remove manually installed java application

I had installed an Java application named Visual_Paradigm. Now I want to uninstall it from my Ubuntu 14.04 System. I couldn’t find the package in synaptic Package Manager. I know this could be ...
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How to clean/wipe mysql installation on Ubuntu?

I lost a root password to mysql and wanted to retrieve it. Now I'm fed up and just want to wipe MySQL and reinstall. Nothing works. How do I uninstall Mysql? to supposedly uninstall mysql, the ...
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How do I uninstall a font installed using gnome-font-viewer?

I installed a TrueType font by running: $ sudo gnome-font-viewer somefont.ttf and clicking the "install" button. I would now like to uninstall that font (as it seems malformed and makes programs ...
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How to remove gitbook editor?

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 with the Cinnamon desktop (I can't stand Unity). I use the laptop mostly for browsing and for amateur astronomy. Unexpectedly, i found myself needing a markdown ...
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How to delete Ubuntu, and restore Windows 8.1

I just installed Ubuntu and realised it was the worst idea ever. Is there anyway to get back to using windows 8.1? (I don't have a recovery disk/CD)
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uninstallation of an application doesn't remove files in ~

I uninstall wine 1.6.1 from software center, because I will install a higher version of wine by compiling from source. But the uninstallation doesn't remove those files in ~. ~/.wine/drive_c$ ls * ...
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Total Blackness after Bumblebee uninstall

I'm new to Linux and was until 1hr ago a huge fan! Now I think I've managed to to turn my laptop (Asus Vivobook i5, SSD) into a paperweight by uninstalling Bumblebee (incorrectly?) I used this ...
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Remove messaging icon from indicator plugin xfce panel Xubuntu 14.04

Some people don't like an email indicator on the systray (like me) and some applications don't give you this option.
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Remove conflicting stuff thunderbird

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and am using Thunderbird for my mail. The thing is I wasn't getting the notification sound to play, After Googling and viewing multiple posts, I installed what the ...
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How do I remove Ubuntu from a partition and reuse the partition for another distro?

Ubuntu has been giving me a lot of trouble with frequent freezing and I can't seem to fix it so I wanted to remove Ubuntu and try another distribution. I was thinking of either Elementary OS or Linux ...
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How to remove mobile partner 21 from ubuntu 14.04?

I have installed mobile partner 21 in ubuntu 14.04 lts. I want to remove it due to security issues. Please help me remove it.
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Lubuntu Uninstalled Icon remains

I installed Skype and found it wasn't really working so I uninstalled it; but the icon is still on my desktop (I use the netbook remix). It's also still listed in the menu under internet. How do I get ...
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why i can't upgrade and manage my packages

why when i tried to upgrade or remove something this message comes in: "E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem." what should i have to do ...
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Removing nvidia cuda toolkit and installing new one

a month ago I installed the cuda 5.5 on Ubuntu 14.04 (which is not supported for this version of Ubuntu version) , and I didn't do it well. I want to remove what I've installed earlier and install ...
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Remove or cancel OneDrive-d afther starting ubuntu 14

I have ubuntu 14 and the programm OneDrive-d conform installation on my drive . my question : How can I remove OneDrive-d from ubuntu and how can I stop the automatic running afther reboot with ...
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Ubuntu DVD won't boot

I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, but as I can't start Windows, I tried uninstalling Ubuntu from within itself. I downloaded os-uninstaller, but that works only with the "Try Ubuntu" option ...
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Problem on uninstall OpenOffice

I installed OpenOffice 4.0 by Terminal. I would like to use back LibreOffice. Therefore, I referred to How To Uninsatall OpenOffice?. But it seemed failed. After I typed in sudo apt-get install ...
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How to uninstall Xubuntu and Grub to have only one system?

here is my problem: I have on my laptop Xubuntu installed in dual boot with Debian. Xubuntu was the first OS installed, so it manages grub. I want to uninstall it and only keep Debian. How can I do ...
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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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Can't update via the terminal

Hi having problems with updating ubuntu 14.01 sudo apt-get update Gives me the following. E: Typen »!DOCTYPE« er ukendt på linje 1 i kildelisten /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list E: ...
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Ubuntu is standalone OS on my laptop. Vista install failed, Ubuntu will not run now . Help

Ubuntu is stand alone system on my laptop, installed windows vista and got hung up after product key entry. I manually powered off laptop. now Ubuntu does not come up .. gets a thermal ...
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How to check dual boot in my ubuntu [duplicate]

How can I check if it is dual boot os in my system or not.When I restart my system, it doesn't shows any option regarding windows OS. If there is no windows, how can I uninstall ubuntu from my system ...
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I wanna uninstall wine from Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Have problm wine.. so I wanna uninstall wine from Ubuntu 14.4 completely.
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The Ubuntu CD doesn't start. Please help!

well I have a new HP Pavilion. It runs with Winows 8.1 and I hate it.. now I want to install the Ubuntu Gnome but I can't because when I put in the CD the CD doesn't start. I really need to replace ...
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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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How to remove Ubuntu Linux of a Macbook and put OS X back on? [closed]

I bought a MacBook off ebay, thinking it would have OS X on it, but it didn't. It came with Ubuntu GNU/Linux. And I was wondering how to put OS X back on it as I don't like Ubuntu Linux. I think it is ...
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Cannot uninstall Sublime Text via Software Center

OS 14.4 has Soft-Center part which shows all apps, allows to install any, etc. I installed Sublime Text 3 via this thing. But I cannot uninstall ST3 via this thing, I cannot see ST3 in list of ...
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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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uninstall package compiled from source

This question extends this one, where the advice is to use checkinstall in the future. Sound advice, but I wonder if it is possible to just repeat the compile process and then store the list of files ...
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how to uninstall Kdenlive?

I have install Kdenlive, now I feel I don't need it do and so I want to uninstall it. Normally i use to uninstall from lens. I used to right click on application and then uninstall it. This time it ...
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Is it possible to individually uninstall packages previously installed using a meta-package?

I have no need for the help utility, document viewer, contacts app, etc. that Gnome has built into the gnome-shell. Is is possible to remove just those packages? Every time I try it wants me to ...
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Can log in as root but not user [duplicate]

My system said there were updates available and I went ahead and updated. Now when it boots up I can sign in as root but not my other id (just User). It prompts me and when I try to sign in as User it ...