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

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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 [on hold]

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 ...
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Dual boot with two separate drives

I currently have my computer setup dual booting ubuntu and windows 8.1. Both operating systems are installed on separate physical drives. My question is that now I have a new laptop (which I will be ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu installation which resides in windows partition

I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 into my laptop and after asking some questions on this same forum, decided to install it alongside windows. I had a free, but allocated partition and my intention was ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on my HP Mini 1000 after HDD has been wiped? [closed]

I bought an HP Mini about a year ago and I've never been able to use it. My friend sold it to me and it was a great little machine when I first looked at it. It was running Windows 7 but he decided to ...
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What does icon size means?

Looking for boot repair program, I looked at this: What does the size icon means? If they the same, why two icons? And the most important, how to uninstall the needless one?
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How can i remove or hide disks utility software from computer?

I want to remove Disks utility from my ubuntu. How can I reomove it? for security resone I want to hide that utility from others. and after hide how unhide again it?
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Uninstalling Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04, but partitioned for it. I was wondering how to uninstall Ubuntu. Also, only 2 out of the 6 partitions have names. I have Windows 7, and also want to remove grub so that ...
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How to uninstall uwsgi?

I've made a mess of my uwsgi installation, and I'm trying to clean it up and start over. I don't remember how I installed it, so I did both: $ sudo apt-get remove uwsgi and $ sudo pip uninstall ...
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Auto remove limitations?

Is it possible to do sudo apt-get autoremove without removing packages in use? I did an autoremove command and it asked my if i wanted to remove those packages. Since it was a lot of packages i ...
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Completely Uninstall Spideroak

I tried to remove Spideroak with autoremove command. But I still have the Spideroak Hive. Can somebody help me, how to remove Spideroak completely. Thanks
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How to Migrate From Ubuntu to Windows [duplicate]

I will migrate from Linux Ubuntu to Windows. When I install Windows (use Live USB) I have some problem here: " Syslinux 4.07 EDD 2013-07-25 Copyright (c) 1994-2013 H. Peter Anvin et al Loading the ...
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Why would removing a couple of modules remove lots of packages?

I ran the following: sudo apt-get remove postfix mailutils libsasl2-2 ca-certificates libsasl2-modules Why would that command do the following and what's the best way to undo it? Reading package ...
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Deleted partition didn't fix windows boot

Okay so I uninstalled Ubuntu. Deleted its partition and hit the wrong button before I fixed the windows boot loader. Now I am stuck at the grub terminal on boot. Is there any way to load windows from ...
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How to uninstall Universal Media Server

I would like to uninstall the Universal Media Server, but can't find on it's site a how to. I am new to Ubuntu 14.04LTS, new to Ubuntu period as well as old (in age appr. 72yo). So have pity on me and ...
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Computer doesnt start after installing Oibaf Drivers

I recently installed Oibaf drivers on my computer and after having done that, the computer no longer starts, freezes in gnome logo (I use ubuntu gnome), I install the drivers using these commands: ...
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Which are the default installed programs in Xubuntu which are safety to uninstall? [duplicate]

Thinking that the Xubuntu could be even more slimmer/more lightware/more faster... Tell me please are there any applications(pre-installed software) from the Standard(default) installation of ...
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Uninstalling the program Padre [closed]

After uninstalling the program Padre (Rentas 2014) In two folders installed applications blank as not remove stayed. Can someone help me please? My operating system is Ubuntu 14.04LTS. Thank ...
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Install Windows 7 and remove Ubuntu without harming any personal files [closed]

Ok,Because Ubuntu doesnt run many programmes and isnt user friendly, i want to remove it (14.04 LTS) but, I have a lot of personal files and no hard disk to back them in and have windows 7 pro on my ...
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Reinstall Ubuntu 14.04 from USB- It is the only OS on my system.

I am a very novice Ubuntu user, and there were some issues when I first installed Ubuntu. I would like to reinstall it from my USB, but I can't figure out how to do this even after reading through the ...
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How do I permanently remove a (wireless) usb mouse?

I bought a new wireless usb mouse today, because my old one broke down. I want to permanently remove the old one from the list of devices shown in the mouse settings dialog in system settings (I'm ...
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How to reuse a drive in which windows was installed before

I was using Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 as dual boot. I just uninstalled windows completely. Windows was in sda2 (type:ext3). Now I can't use this drive (it's empty and not writeable). How I can use ...
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Windows has not been removed from dual boot

I have removed windows 8.1 from dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 following this tutorial . I used the OS uninstaller as described in that tutorial. But still when i boot PC, I see that windows has not been ...
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Google Earth uninstall

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit I installed Google Earth using a 64-bit deb installation file. The program crashes at soon, just after the splash screen. Seems that it's a known issue. Message is ...
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Fully remove PlayOnLinux and any files left behind [duplicate]

I recently installed PlayOnLinux with: sudo apt-get install playonlinux But then decided that I wanted to remove it so I did: sudo apt-get purge playonlinux sudo apt-get autoremove sudo apt-get ...
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uninstalling Atlas properly

If you have error that contain “gfortran” in it, like this one: ImportError: ...
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Need help removing a program

I'd installed vim using apt-get, but in my infinite wisdom, I decided to uninstall it and try installing from source. I don't know why, but the end result was kind of borked up. I'm trying to ...
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How can I remove a package?

How to remove linux-image-extra-3.13.0-49-generic from my system? I can't install any package because of this error: $ sudo apt-get autoremove Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu Without Breaking Windows 8.1 Pro Installation

I have a Dell Inspiron 17-3721 With Windows 8 Preinstalled, I upgraded to 8.1, then 8.1 Pro W/ MC, I later installed Ubuntu 14.04 as a second OS. I want to uninstall ubuntu to make more space for my ...
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I want to completely remove all traces of Libreoffice 3x

I've heard that Libreoffice 4 is a great improvement over the old versions. I've just re-installed Ubuntu 12.04 (because I've used ot a lot and it's still supported). So, I did the apt-get remove on ...
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uninstall lampp on ubuntu using terminal command

I want to uninstall LAMPP on Ubuntu on VM. Please advise command to archive this. I have downloaded package using wget command and run sudo ./xampp-linux-1.8.3-2-installer.run. How to delete folder ...