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

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How to Remove Webbrowser Without Uninstalling Unity Webapps?

I want to save disk space by removing unwanted applications such as webbrowser(I use firefox). however, after sudo apt-get uninstalling or purging I can't open unity tweak tool, and by reinstalling ...
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Uninstall Kubuntu from a dual-boot with Ubuntu?

I have a multi-boot system with Windows 7, Ubuntu 15.04, and Kubuntu 15.04 installed in that order. At the moment, I think my system boots through Kubuntu's GRUB. My Windows is installed on an NTFS ...
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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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Elementary OS website spontaneously opens up in Chrome throughout the day. I have no idea why or how to stop it. Any solutions?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on my chromebook. However I'm 100% sure the chromebook has nothing to do with it as the problem just started up a couple days ago some time after visiting elementary.io . I ...
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Problems uninstalling Ubuntu (Bios keeps showing it?)

I'm trying new distributions, and I want to clean all my Ubuntu installation. I have a dual boot W 8.1 - Ubuntu. This is what I've done so far: 1 - I changed my boot priority from BIOS. 2 - I ...
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How to remove Pepper Flash through terminal?

How to remove Pepper Flash through terminal? I have installed it & after installing, I am getting few errors in Mozilla and most of the time the browser crashes and does not work properly. How do ...
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I want to uninstall ubuntu 14.04 which exists with windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 approximately a month back. I used the dual boot procedure to keep it alongside my windows 8.1. Now I want to uninstall ubuntu and disable the dual boot while keeping my ...
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Uninstall LXDE on Ubuntu 14.04

i installed LXDE on Ubuntu 14.04. After that i tried to unistall it and I have followed the instructions from many people, posted on AskUbuntu. The problem now is that, even if i followed every step ...
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Error while installing or updating anything

since i was trying to install java manually which i coulnt doing i have been having these errors while trying to install or update anything through terminal or update manager. (Reading database ... ...
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Is it OK to delete uninstalled packages from Ubuntu? [closed]

I ran aptitude from the terminal, and it said that I have 69,000 uninstalled packages. Can they safely be deleted without affecting system stability or functionality?
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Can I remove Unity now and how?

I have installed gnome-session-flashback and I love my new Gnome desktop, and I am sure that I do not want to go back to Unity, and as unity stuff takes up a lot of space on my machine, is there a ...
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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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Remove deleted files (.jpg) from Unity Dash (Ubuntu 14.04)

I once had a picture (.jpg) that I deleted but a thumbnail of it still comes up on the Unity Dash when clicking on the "pictures" filter. So obviously it says the file is missing because I deleted. ...
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How to uninstall a program (Moneydance 2015)

I have Ubuntu 15.04 and have installed Moneydance 2015. I want to uninstall it and install Moneydance 2014 instead. How do I do this?
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Kill a process to before it starts?

I have a package that has taken over it seems. It's a beta version of a CLI VPNclient. I want to remove it from my system however, running rm -rf filename will NOT remove it. I tried to kill the ...
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Can't remove ubuntu phone - click package

Eg: remove euronews scope: root@ubuntu-phablet:/home/phablet# sudo click unregister --user=phablet com.canonical.scopes.euronews Returns: Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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Uninstalling Ubuntu on Chromebook

Look, this whole Ubuntu thing has turned out to be a disaster catastrophic. It’s all buggered up. I’m looking to uninstall it. It’s currently on my Chromebook C720, and keep in mind that my hard drive ...
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How to uninstall Budgie Desktop

I installed Budgie Desktop on my laptop and now i want to uninstall it from my computer and does anyone know how to uninstall it ? and also bluetooth isn't working on my laptop ...
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delete ubuntu completely from hard drive [duplicate]

i want to completely delete Ubuntu from my hard drive and then want to install window on it. Please help me as soon as possible. after installing window i will install Ubuntu
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installing ubuntu without having windows in first place [duplicate]

So recently I got a new pc. I did not put any other starting os but ubuntu. I recently got a windows 8 disk, but whenever i try booting it gives me an error about the os that im using(ubuntu). I would ...
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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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apt-get — remove triggers a package install?

I want to remove and purge apache2 - Why does this trigger an install of php5-cgi ? sudo apt-get --purge remove apache2 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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I can not remove blender

I want to install the new version of blender (2.75), but first I have to remove my old version of blender (2.74), I try to remove blender with this command: sudo apt-get remove blender but when I ...
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how to uninstall/remove abaqus from Ubuntu [duplicate]

What should I do to uninstall/remove Abaqus from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? I did not install abaqus by commmand "sudo apt-get ....", now I don't know how to remove it from ubuntu. I followed instruction as ...
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How to uninstall Cisco Packet Tracer 6.2

I downloaded the files from cisco (ubuntu installation files (with tutorial/student version)) and extracted the files. Yielding a folder Packettracer62Student. I ran the file install found in the ...
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How do I uninstall airtel 4g dongle

I installed 4g dongle on Ubuntu 14.04 ... but somehow the airtel program is not working. I would like to uninstall it, but I couldn't find the program in the Software Center.
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Completely removing mono

I've been trying to remove mono completely from my Ubuntu 12.04 installation. I have seen a few other posts with sudo apt-get purge mono-runtime and sudo apt-get purge mono-complete and sudo apt-get ...
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Is there a way for me to uninstall or delet EVERYTHING off of my computer?

Is there a way for me to uninstall or delete EVERYTHING off of my computer including Linux Ubuntu because i want to make sure i can know evrything that I have on it is just the stuff that I need. ...
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What would be the consequences of uninstalling the net-tools package in a default Ubuntu system?

I know that the net-tools package is deprecated and that its features are supposedly provided by the iproute2 package. However, I find that I keep using the old net-tools programs: it's an old ...
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How to remove QEMU completely

I installed QEMU from software center but removed latter (using software center). But updates are recommended to QEMU (see screen shot). That means QEMU is not uninstalled properly. How can I ...
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I installed X2Go server on

How do I get rid of X2Goserver from Ubuntu 12.4? I tried Sudo apt-get install -f sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get remove --purge x2goserver but nothing worked This is the error I get sudo ...
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Is it possible to log all items installed, modified, removed? (Ubuntu Server 14.04.2)

Is it possible to log automatically when things are installed, removed or modified at my Ubuntu server? It would be nice if I can view the log to see what I (as root) did modify, install, remove. ...
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Why do I still see an Apache site on Nginx?

I installed nginx then I installed apache2, after a while I removed apache2. After a couple of weeks I noticed something strange when I accessed http://localhost: nginx handles the request but when I ...
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how to remove other linux os and stay with ubuntu only

I have latest ubuntu 15.4. I wanted to try fedora so I installed it afterwards and got dual boot. Now I want to remove fedora and stay with only ubuntu. How do I completely remove fedora and ...
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Is it safe to uninstall samba if I don't use it?

I didn't manually install samba on my Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop. Neither do I use it for anything. So is it safe to remove it? If I remove it the following packages will be removed with it, which also I ...
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How to fully cancel changes due to installation of software that require complex procedures?

I have recently install from source a software (Odoo) that require a complex procedure to be installed: creation of new users, connection to servers etc. etc. I want to install it again because it ...
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How to remove Gnome desktop from Regular (Unity) Ubuntu 15.04

Currently have Ubuntu 15.04 with the default Unity desktop environment. I wanted to try the Gnome environment so I followed the following instructions: Install GNOME Desktop Ubuntu 15.04 However, ...
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Unwanted files in Downloads directory from a failed OS upgrade attempt

Downloaded ubuntu 15.04 and in the middle of setting it up decided to keep 14.04. That left files such as boot, install, and WUBI.exe in the Download directory. Neither 14.04 nor the Terminal, using ...
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How to fix this error I got while Re-installing dropbox?

How can I fix this error I got while re-installing dropbox? The following packages have unmet dependencies: nautilus-dropbox : Depends: dropbox but it is not going to be installed E: Unable to ...
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How to uninstall Battle.net and Hearthstone

I downloaded Hearthstone and Battle.net a while ago and they had both been working great. However, I am now unable to properly log into my hearthstone account. When I do log in hearthstone is ...
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Deleting duplicate files in installed from source?

I'm rather new to the Linux environment and have learned how to install software via using following commands $ mkdir build $ cd build $ cmake $ sudo make install. I noticed that there is a build ...
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i am unable to install/uninstall anything using terminal

I can't open software center. also nothing is being installed using terminal command. Please help! I am getting this as an error: rahul@rahul-Aspire-5745:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package ...
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I want to uninstall Ubuntu completely and install Windows 8.1, but everything I've tried hasn't worked [duplicate]

I've bought a Windows 8.1 key with the intention of uninstalling Ubuntu 14.04 and installing Windows 8.1. I don't have a recovery disk, but I do have a USB handy that I can run something from... I'm ...
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Can't install or remove packages

I'm getting this error: dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: files list file for package `linux-image-extra-3.13.0-39-generic' contains empty filename I think it might have some thing to do ...
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E: Unable to locate package fbmessenger

I accidentally clicked on Install for Facebook Messenger in Ubuntu 14.04. The icon appears on the left bar. However, when I try to remove the package (following this answer), I am getting: ...
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How to compleately remove the i3 desktop enviroment from Ubuntu?

I'm trying to remove the i3 desktop environment from the Ubuntu (14.04) login screen. after following these commands in root I had i3 installed; # echo "deb http://debian.sur5r.net/i3/ ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with 3.19 Kernel Wants to Update to 3.16

I recently updated my kernel to 3.19.0 to resolve some issues with a Dell XPS 9394 ('15), and things are mostly working well, though now software update looks like it wants to download and install ...
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how to remove a system protected folder [closed]

how to remove a system protected folder I tried to install the Ubuntu software repository. But had a power failure after disk 2 of 9 and I was unable to go on to disk 3. As I was going through the ...
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Error while removing apache2 on ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to remove apache2 from my ubuntu 14.04 : I typed following command: sudo apt-get purge apache2 apache2-utils apache2.2-bin apache2-common but it showed error E: Could not get lock ...