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

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how to uninstall both unixodbc and freetds?

I'm a newbie of using ubuntu, I have followed some guides how to install both unixodbc and freetds, and after I fail to make it work, I decide to uninstall both of them and start from scratch. here ...
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How to Uninstall Pidgin without Removing the whole Desktop System

Pidgin used to be good but can't find any use for it anymore. When I try to uninstall, Synaptic tells me it will remove the Mate Desktop Environment too. Is there a way to only uninstall Pidgin ...
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What is bogofilter, and do I need it?

I am trying to thin out the applications and processes on my computer. To do this, I am going through the pack lists in synaptic. I got to bogofilter, which says its a wordlist spam filter. I am not ...
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Removing changes made to geany

Actually I am a newbie here and I installed geany IDE and made some changes to it like hiding the menu (using the full view ). Now I want to undo those changes but don't know how to do it. Can someone ...
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How to completely remove Phoronix Test Suite?

Is the a way to completely remove Phoronix Test Suite with it's test results, installed suits, etc… from my system? I used the .sh installer file to install the Phoronix Test Suite on my system. So ...
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When using os-uninstaller It says i have to use a live usb to proceed and i was wondering if there was another way of doing this?

I'm trying to uninstall ubuntu with the OS uninstaller, and I am facing a problem. The uninstaller says I need to have a USB or live USB and I was wondering if there was another way to remove Ubuntu ...
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When i tried to uninstall ubuntu i accidentally uninstalled the incorrect version [closed]

So I tried to uninstall ubuntu but I clicked the wrong one to uninstall and I can no longer access anything to uninstall the other version of ubuntu. I used the website, ...
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How to uninstall ubuntu dual boot with windows 10 as both are in same drive [duplicate]

I have inatalled ubuntu 14.04LTS dual boot with windows 10. Problem is that ubuntu and windows 10 is in the same drive. Please help me to uninstall ubuntu without loosing my windows.
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Cannot Uninstall Ubuntu Through Windows [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu with Wubi and am currently running 2 OS's on 1 partition. Whenever I try to boot Ubuntu it just says error: you need to load the kernel first. I would like to uninstall Ubuntu ...
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command for re-installing uninstalled packages?

I just removed a package with synaptic. Many additional (30-40) packages got also removed, because they had dependencies to the main package. Now I reinstalled the main package and I simply want to ...
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How to uninstall Gnome Desktop

I installed the gnome desktop (not the shell) alongside the default Unity desktop but I decided to not use it as I prefer the Unity desktop. I want to uninstall gnome. I already tried the cd ...
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How to remove the Gtalk Plugin completely?

I have installed Gtalk Plugin in Ubuntu 14.04. How to remove that completely?
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Removing Windows XP after installing Ubuntu by liveCD netinstall [duplicate]

I'm new to linux OS so forgive my noobiness. I installed ubuntu 14.04 on my Windows XP computer as a dual partition using the netinstall mini.iso burned to a cd-r. I had issues with unity desktop ...
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Can not uninstall VSFTPD

When i try to uninstall VSFTPD it shows me the same error: sudo apt-get purge vsftpd Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following ...
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I installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on THE SAME PARTITION as my Windows installation. How do I remove one or the other?

When I went through the Ubuntu installation, I figured I would make two partitions and set Ubuntu on that partition; however, when I went through the installation, it wanted to install ALONGSIDE my ...
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Is there any software like Windows Device Manager in Ubuntu 14.04?

I want to View/Install/Uninstall the System's Default Packages separately like Windows Device Manager. I wanna list the Systems's Default Packages too. Is there anything available regarding to that? ...
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Remove the boot loader after uninstalling Ubuntu?

Recently I installed Ubuntu but decided to remove it. It was dual booted with Windows. The thing is that the boot manager is still there, in fact there are 2! One is called Ubuntu and one is called ...
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Remove the Packages completely leaving no file? [duplicate]

I have uninstalled a package and i have added the ppa via terminal for example. I have to know that the packages have uninstalled successfully without leaving any file in my computer. Is there any ...
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How do I clear the apt-get remove list?

apt-get upgrade shows that a package is supposed to be removed: gradinafrica@host:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] password for gradinafrica: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... ...
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.kde/share/config permissions got messed up even after a reinstall

This Q is kind of a follow up from this earlier Q where I had a strange issue with kate which didn't show any plug-ins. While I got it working now (by copying the config folder from one machine to ...
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I have Ubuntu in my UEFI settings, but it doesn't show up when I type bdcedit. How to get rid of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu in my UEFI settings, but it doesn't show up when I type bdcedit. How to get rid of Ubuntu in UEFI? Why there are many identifiers in display order? Microsoft Windows [Version ...
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How to boot a USB to reinstall windows when I have ubuntu installed?

I want to go back to windows 7 for now and I am on Ubuntu and it's the only OS that is in my computer, but it seems that when I go to the boot options when I restart my PC, it could not detect the ...
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Remove path to uninstalled codeblocks

I uninstall codeblocks via these commands (Ubuntu 14.04): sudo apt-get autoremove codeblocks sudo apt-get --purge remove codeblocks After that I run: $ codeblocks bash: /usr/bin/codeblocks: No ...
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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? [closed]

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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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 ...