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

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How to uninstall firefox developer edition in ubuntu

How do I completely uninstall Firefox developer edition, I tried by uninstalling from Ubuntu software center, it gets uninstalled but if I re install firefox then again its switching to Firefox ...
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Remove GRUB Bootloader from Mac Yosemite

I've seen the posts here: Remove Grub Loader from Mac - USB Thumbdrive installation and here: http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20091111185717745 but I've got Yosemite, and in Disk ...
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help with uninstalling ubuntu 14.04 and reinstalling 12.04.03 lts

okay so i installed ubuntu 14.04 way back but wanted to uninstall it because battery drains very quickly.so i decided to reinstall the old 12.04.03 lts.so i formatted the the drive on which ubuntu was ...
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Completely Uninstall Pycharm 3.4 from Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Pycharm 3.4 community edition which does not upgrade to the latest version of the IDE. I want to completely uninstall Pycharm 3.4 and reinstall 4.x.x version. I installed it form .tar.gz ...
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How can I uninstall Qt5 that I installed from .run?

I installed Qt from qt-linux-opensource-5.0.1-x86_64-offline.run file. It works fine, but I am unable to use KDE libs in it. So can anyone please say how to uninstall it?? I could also not find any ...
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Uninstall GRUB2

I have a HP 650 laptop with windows 8. I installed Ubuntu 13.04 and removed it afterwards. I can get into windows 8 through secure boot, but if I disable secure boot, to run from CD or anything else, ...
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What does it mean “Processing Triggers for…” after installing/Uninstalling?

When i uninstalled a deb package i get this: Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ... ...
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How can I Reset my pc [closed]

I have a lot of weird stuff on my pc, and want to sell it. How can I reset my pc? or install another software?
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How to completely remove application [duplicate]

If I remove any application with sudo apt-get remove <applicationName>, the application is removed and then I can remove the repository later on. I have noticed that certain cached and config ...
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What is the Difference Between `apt-get purge` and `apt-get remove`? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the correct way to completely remove an application? Is there any difference between sudo apt-get purge <package-name> and sudo apt-get remove ...
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Cannot replace Ubuntu with Windows (CD/DVD gives up on booting Windows)

I've been trying for hours to remove Ubuntu which is the only OS on my laptop. I don't have a Windows installation there. I've followed various bits of help, including trying to get boot-repair to ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu 14.10 from Windows 8.1 computer

I want to completely uninstall ubuntu 14.10 from my system.But I run it alongside windows 8.1,so I cant just format the drive.Also,will I be able to login into windows once ubuntu is uninstalled ...
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How to replace an old version of Ubuntu with a newer one from USB/DVD?

I dual booted ubuntu 11.04/11.10 a while ago with a USB stick and i want to uninstall it. I would like to completely uninstall the old version and get 12.04. I have a 64 bit laptop. Please help!
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How to remove redmine from ubuntu 12.04

Log: :/opt/maven$ sudo apt-get -f install redmine-sqlite Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to ...
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Uninstall feem completely

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.10 64 bit version. I recently installed Feem Wifi direct app from here. I had to run the source code from the terminal, without root privileges. Now I am not able ...
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How to disable Zeitgiest in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

How do I disable Zeitgeist and keep my information private? I am running Ubuntu 14.04.
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How do I uninstall Ubuntu 14.04.1 from a Vista machine?

I recently installed Ubuntu on my Vista machine. I would really love to have my machine back to just Windows. I tried using the Recovery cd (well, okay, it wasn't the cd it was the Recovery Image on ...
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Removing Ubuntu from a dual-boot setup with Windows

I have installed Ubuntu as another OS on my laptop, and my default OS is Windows 7. I just want to know how to remove (or uninstall) Ubuntu without harming the other OS. PS: Ubuntu and Windows 7 are ...
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Removing Xubuntu

Dear all I have used the following tutorial to install Xubuntu desktop environment. https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/alternative But unfortunately it removes my Unity desktop ...
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How to remove xubuntu-desktop?

A few days ago I installed Xubuntu on top of a normal Ubuntu system: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop I didn't play around for long on Xubuntu before I realised that I liked Ubuntu 2D better. ...
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how to remove windows if already combined with ubuntu [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu next to windows how would I go about getting windows removed without deleting my ubuntu?
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MATLAB installation in home folder

Im a relatively new user on the ubuntu 14.04 OS and have little experience with the system. Earlier this week I tried to install our all favorite matlab software package. Due to a confusion that I ...
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re-install R in ubuntu

I have messed up R's Makeconf file. I tried: sudo apt-get --purge remove r-base sudo apt-get --purge remove r-base-dev --I got R in the first place by doing: sudo apt-get install r-base sudo ...
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Uninstall nouveau

How to completely remove nouveau to install the driver Nvidia? I tried to install the Nvidia driver as on ubuntu wiki but to no avail. All writes exactly what nouveau is. Tried to add to the blacklist ...
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how to completely uninstall everything from ubuntu 14.10

I am kind of new using ubuntu and i wondering is there was a code that i can run that will completely remove everything installed and return it to a state similar to when i finished installing the OS ...
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Error installing Android Studio! Now I want to uninstall it completely [duplicate]

I tried installing android studio in my Ubuntu 14.04 using terminal. I entered the commands sudo add-apt-repository ppa:paolorotolo/android-studio sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
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How can I remove Cairo Dock from my desktop after having uninstalled it?

I have uninstalled Cairo Dock and now that I have done this, it is still attached to my desktop. Every time I reboot the computer and sign in, a warning shows up on my desktop regarding my ...
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VLC crashes on playing WMV after installing (and removing) FFmpeg

I have Xubuntu 14.04. I added the ppa:jon-severinsson/ffmpeg repo and then installed ffmpeg and frei0r-plugins. After doing that VLC started crashing on playing WMV files. All WMV files cause it to ...
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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 do I uninstall Android Studio if it was installed via Ubuntu Developer Tools Center (UDTC)?

I installed Android Studio Beta on Xubuntu 14.10 by executing udtc android in a terminal. I want to uninstall it such that there are no traces on my machine of its prior existence. I chose ...
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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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Administrator User Issues with Postgresql 9.3, Can't Uninstall

I've read every other related question available here. None of them are having the same problem or provide solutions. I need to uninstall Postgres. When I go to the var/lib directory to edit the ...
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Receiving an Error when Trying to Delete a File?

I'm trying to remove some files from an installation I screwed up. I went to the directory in the terminal, and typed sudo rm PCSX but it tells me it doesn't exist even though I can quite clearly see ...
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How to List all software installed on Ubuntu 14.04 and Uninstall them

I am beginner to Ubuntu. I have installed ubuntu desktop 14.04 and have tried to install PHP, Apache, MYSQL and PHPMYADMIN through terminal. I have tried many commands but have only installed Apache ...
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Step by step instructions on how to remove grub2 or mount the EFI partition and delete files (UEFI)

everyone very sorry if this is a duplicate question however I cannot seem to get the instructions on other questions to work. I have been trying to uninstall grub and Ubuntu. I have looked at a lot of ...
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Troubles finding .wine folder

I have installed linux mint on a friends computer for them and I also installed Wine so that she could play Sims on it. The operating system is running off a 100gb ssd so I tried to configure wine to ...
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How would I removed grub2 from my bootloader?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 to my external hard drive but I accidentally left my computer's main drive mounted and for some reason grub was put on my bootloader. Anyone know how I can remove it from my ...
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How do I completely uninstall Google Chrome and Chromium?

I'm having a problem with Chrome and one of its extensions, so I want to completely uninstall everything. I've uninstalled Chrome through the Software Center, but when I reinstall it, all of my ...
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Openntpd cannot be uninstalled

I have openntpd installed when I was trying to install Cloudstack on my Ubuntu 14.10. I no longer needs openntpd but now I cannot uninstall it. I tried sudo apt-get autoremove and purge but I always ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu OS-Uninstaller

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 (I had the .iso already and couldnt be bothered downloading 14.04) alongside a broken Windows 7. GRUB shows Windows 7 and Ubuntu as normal Before we go any further, ...
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Uninstall Calibri font, installed from Windows' font directory

I use a PC with both Ubuntu and Windows 7. I tried to install the Calibri font in Ubuntu by opening the calibri.ttf file found under the Windows/Fonts directory using Font Viewer and clicked on the ...
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How do I know if I'm in a jail, container, snapshot, etc. environment?

I received a machine (Ubuntu 12.04 server) from a coworker when he left the company. I created my own user as sudo/admin and used the machine for months. After rebooting for the first time since I was ...
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uninstall packages using dpkg

I want to uninstall openoffice package and want to do this using single command or regular expression i.e dpkg -r openoffice-org* but dpkg doesnot accept wild cards how can i uninstall all the ...
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How do I remove Steam?

Anyone know of a way to remove Steam from Ubuntu 12.04? Looked around the net but could not find an straight forward solution. Thanks.
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Removing Universal Access features removes ubuntu-mate-desktop

I am in no way impaired and want to remove every and all features of my ubuntu-mate distribution that I definitely do not need --- to free up as much space as possible (I only have 8 Gigs of space). ...
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How to completely uninstall eclipse?

I'm working on Eclipse Indigo on Ubuntu 12.04. I'm trying to completely uninstall Eclipse (with Synaptic Package Manager + Mark for complete removal), but when I reinstall it, I clearly see that it ...
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I have two versions of LibreOffice installed: how to remove the older one?

I think I updated the LibreOffice suite from 4.2 to 4.3 but in fact I have both installed in my Xubuntu 14.04. The Xfce menu: A seen above, the older version does not follow the system theme. ...
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MAJOR Ubuntu problem please help [duplicate]

My root account is corrupt or something every time I log into it I just get a blank desktop. I can move my cursor and right click and I get a few options but that's it. I CANNOT open a terminal from ...
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How to unistall Jdownloader 2 beta?

I want to uninstall Jdownloader 2 beta, having taken the steps in this webpage: http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/tag/13-04/. Apparently, it is a sort of installation with ".sh" files. What I have ...
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is it safe to remove apport?

Do I break anything if I sudo apt-get purge apport I have my secret business plan for world domination and who knows what's in a core dump? I've seen Ubuntu (in particular dconf) recreate config ...