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

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Remove/Uninstall Python 3.5

I am trying to uninstall Python 3.5. I have tried this up till now: sudo make clean sudo make uninstall sudo -n install These commands don't remove Python 3.5 completely. I want to keep 3.4 as it ...
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How to change Ubuntu into Lubuntu?

I want to install Lubuntu on my old desktop with 128MB of RAM. As the memory is not enough to run the graphical installer, I had to follow the minimal install from a minimal.iso file as described here....
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Why is Ubuntu capturing space after uninstallation?

I had installed ubuntu 12.04 on Windows 7 through wubi. However, due to some issues I decided to uninstall that. During uninstallation I messed up things badly. I first deleted the 'Ubuntu' folder in ...
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Uninstall adobe reader

When I try to remove adobe reader, it shows the following error: jeeva@jeeva-HCL-ME-Laptop:~$ sudo apt-get remove adobe reader [sudo] password for jeeva: Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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What other linux distros i can install over Ubuntu? [closed]

After going through the third and quite expensive (office down for days) nightmare of updating to a higher major version Ubuntu with the same result: nothing works anymore, and even if: it's usually ...
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How do I start over installing Wordpress on 14.04?

I installed Wordpress on 14.04 last year and had a working website and login. I recently let the Blue host expire for it and removed the nameservers and link back to Tumblr. Without remembering this, ...
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How did someone disable my Ubuntu bootloader?

I recently installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 on my Thinkpad. However, some idiot (who didn't know my password) accessed my computer while I was gone (after I hibernated it) and must have messed ...
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how to remove unity 8 system settings?

How can i remove unity 8 system settings? After installing unity 8 i don't like it so i searched how to remove and i remove it by running these commands : sudo apt-get remove unity8-desktop-session-...
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how to uninstall remove haguichi? Erro!

When I try to uninstall the haguichi , this happens: Removing haguichi (1.3.3~ubuntu16.04.1) ... /var/lib/dpkg/info/haguichi.postrm: 3: /var/lib/dpkg/info/haguichi.postrm: glib-compile-...
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Magnet links opens up Opera error dialog - Yet Opera was removed!

I have an odd problem. I installed a new version of Ubuntu 14.04 and Mate Desktop. Clicking a magnet link opens up a error message form Opera (unable to open profile - you don't have permissions, bla ...
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How can I uninstall amazon app on ubuntu? [duplicate]

I've tried using sudo apt-get remove amazon and the result was sudo-apt-get: command not found and I tried sudo apt-get remove amazon* and I got Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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How do I uninstall GRUB?

A hard drive that I use only for data storage still has GRUB from past Ubuntu installations. How can I remove GRUB from it without harming the rest of the drive's data? Background I occasionally ...
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How to install ubuntu and remove windows 10 [duplicate]

How do I go about and remove the windows 10 os and install the Linux Ubuntu os. I need to know what to do and what not to do. I tried to install Ubuntu along side of my windows 10 os and deleted my ...
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Deleted single file, after reboot it's back

I have a file "Zkousky.ics" (calendar file, exams) on my desktop. Whenever I remove it, however, after reboot the file is back. I used several methods of removing, but the file is always coming back ...
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uninstalling .sh files

I have been run this code sudo ./uninstall.sh in the the directory which I had been install netbeans 8.0.1 and the code runs and the uninstall window opens but it doesn,t uninstall anything.!! Is ...
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How to uninstall a program installed through Wine

I installed Picasa 3.9 with Wine, but I did not like it, and now I want to delete it. I tried uninstalling Picasa with the option from Picasa help menu but it didn't work. How do I fully ...
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Uninstalling R and some packages (CRAN, devtools, and GitHub)

I've been on Linux Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for a few weeks now, and I just went through a multi-step installation process of R. The process also included packages, such as CRAN, devtools, and GitHub. ...
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how to uninstall everpad? [duplicate]

As mentioned in title. I realized using wine to install evernote is better than using everpad itself. After all there are some options that everpad doesn't have. I installed everpad through terminal ...
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How do I uninstall Dropbox?

After booting up, a popup screen tells me Dropbox did not install correctly, but it is lurking somewhere. To install properly I first have to delete the incorrect install. How can I do that? I'm ...
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How to remove nodejs from Ubuntu 16.04?

Steps to replicate: Ubuntu 16.04 xenial (x86-64) sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nodejs sudo apt-get install npm I want to uninstall nodejs and npm and have seen several posts which ...
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Recover My Windows partitions ,data and operating system(windows 10) from live USB Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my GPT(UEFI) kind of HP Notebook

Please solve my problem. Originally I had windows 10 with 4 drives (C: D: E: F:). Now after trying to install Ubuntu I have only a single partition of 930 GB and I am unable to see my data in it. I ...
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What is a correct way to remove old boost version and install new one?

I want to delete libboost1.54-dev(which I think was installed via sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends libboost-all-dev) and install libboost1.56-devon Ubuntu 14.04. Seems command sudo apt-...
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Uninstall empathy without affecting dependencies

I am trying to uninstall empathy from my Ubuntu 12.10. So I issued the following command sudo apt-get purge empathy Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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How to completely remove virtualbox

I had installed VirtualBox but it started giving me problems. So I uninstalled it using:- sudo apt-get remove virtualbox-\* sudo apt-get purge virtualbox-\* But when I reinstalled VirtualBox it ...
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Evolution messages keeps coming back after uninstall and install

I am unable to perform a fresh installation of Evolution. I tried all the methods given in the post How do I completely remove Evolution?. But it doesn't help. After I uninstall and reinstall I end ...
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How do I uninstall Ubuntu [duplicate]

I'm currently dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 8. Ubuntu is pretty much broken, and everywhere I've looked doesn't have a solution, so I wish to uninstall it. I read that it's possible to uninstall ...
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How can I remove Tilda?

I installed Ubuntu-Mate 16.04 the other day and have it completely configured perfectly for my needs with one exception. I really do not use nor want Tilda. When I tried to remove it today, I was ...
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How to Reinstall or Remove Wacom Drivers

I'm a new user banging my head against the wall trying to get my Wacom tablets to work on Kubuntu 14.04. I have two tablets: a bigger, older Intuos 2, and a smaller, much newer Intuos Pen Small. I ...
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Removing Samba Error

I am having a problem with Samba package. So I did the following to remove it, and got some errors. # sudo apt-get --purge remove samba-common Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How to uninstall Pentaho ubuntu 14.04

I want to uninstall pentaho application with a script in the terminal. Thanks.
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How do I remove Samba4.2.0pre which was compiled from source?

I cloned samba from git to samba-master with clone git git://git.samba.org/samba.git samba-master and did git pull It downloaded from git and I figured I would only get the latest stable ...
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Leave old kernels installed could be dangerous?

I have been using ubuntu for almost 2 years now and I always encounter guides on the internet on how to uninstall old kernel versions. Even here in Ask Ubuntu there are many questions in this way. ...
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How can I uninstall Softmaker Office 2012 if I downloaded their Deb?

I downloaded Softmaker Office 2012 from their website as a deb and installed it. How do I now remove it? Is it done in terminal? If so what is the command? I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 on a laptop.
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Xen uninstallation

I have tried to install Xen on my ubuntu 14.04 system but I got an error while rebooting " error while mounting /proc/xen. Now i want to remove xen packages completely from my system. I have tried ...
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Mysql-common cannot be uninstalled

I'm trying to completely uninstall mysql to reinstall it later, after uninstalling all mysql-related packages, mysql-common seems to remain in a broken state. $ sudo dpkg -l | grep mysql pc mysql-...
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How to completely remove an OS from VirtualBox?

I have installed Windows XP in my VirtualBox some days ago. Now, I want to remove Windows XP completely from VirtualBox and I decided to install Ubuntu 13.04 for testing. What is the correct way to ...
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Reinstall Libre office 5.2.0

I had libre office installed on ubuntu 16.04. I used to use the breeze icons. I noticed that there was an updated version and silly me I uninstalled and installed a beta version for 5.2.0 through tar....
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I just accidentally uninstalled a lot of programs, is there way to get all of them back at once? [duplicate]

Okay, so, this question may have been asked before, but I really need help. I ran sudo aptitudeto find a specific package that I wanted to delete. I pressed "Install/Remove Pkgs" and there was a ...
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Remove one Ubuntu installation using another

I have two installations of Ubuntu 15.10 on my laptop, and I want to get rid of one of them. How can I remove one of them? I've seen a lot of answers to questions, but they all deal with how to ...
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Remove Ubuntu 14.04 and install Windows 7 Ultimate

As the title says, i have Dell Inspiron 15 7559 pre-installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have no knowledge about Linux whatsoever because i've been using Windows for a long time. What i'm trying to say is, ...
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Laptop boots to GRUB after removing ubuntu [duplicate]

I have attempted to uninstall ubuntu dual boot (8.1) using easybcd software by changing mbr and selecting skip the boot menu and by deleted the partitions of ubuntu. After I restarted my computer ...
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How do I change an ext4 hard drive back to Mac OS

A friend recently gave me his old MacBook Pro with Ubuntu 16.04 on it. I really want to install Mac OS on it so I downloaded an installer and ran it on a USB. I got the installer up and running but it ...
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Fouled up my openjdk-8-jre

Ubuntu 16.04. I was trying to run pycharm, and realized that I must have corrupted my jre at some point. Even after doing: sudo apt purge openjdk-8-jre running java -version gives me: nick@...
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Problems installing Telegram on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (defunct icon in Dash)

Oh boy... I have been a Linux user for three weeks now, and I really don't know what to do anymore :-( I tried to install Telegram on my Linux Ubuntu 16.04 LTS through various ways but with no success....
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Laptop keeps booting to GNU GRUB after formatting Ubuntu partition

I formatted my Ubuntu partition, but my computer still boots to GNU GRUB. I tried creating a windows recovery thingy on a USB stick and using bootrec.exe /fixmbr and variants thereof, all of which ...
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apt-get wants to auto delete important packages

when i'm using apt-get upgrade, it shows me this, but I need those packages, how can I require those packages? root@K411:~# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How do I uninstall Ubuntu and go back to what I had before I installed it?

I bought the book " The art of exploitation 2nd edition" and it came with the disk that I loaded onto my computer. I installed it not knowing that I would have this trouble booting windows and all my ...
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How to uninstall a wine software?

I will start by saying this is not a duplicate of Uninstall a program installed with Wine nor How to uninstall a software that has been installed using wine?. I already "STFW" as adviced in the how to ...
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How do I delete wine-staging-i?

I am trying to remove wine and all of its remnants. When I use dpkg-query -l '*wine*' it tells me I have rc wine-staging-i version 1.9.10 with i386 architecture installed, but when I try to ...