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

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Can't install software due to broken isc-dhcp-server dependency

while trying to setup hotspot i have messed up with the dhcp server setting , i do not know what went wrong but i am getting following error while installing anything : Errors were encountered while ...
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Reinstalling windows while having linux (ubuntu)

I have installed windows XP and then decided to install Ubuntu. Ubuntu is now set as default OS (it automatically loads Ubuntu). My question is how can I reinstall Windows XP without removing ...
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How to remove files created by sudo make install

I was installing llvm using sudo make install but due to space constraint it was not completed and got failed but in the meanwhile it has created so many heavy files in my machine so that now I am ...
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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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HP recovery discs to re-install Windows 8 and remove Ubuntu? [closed]

So I really need to go back to Windows 8 because I cant play any of my steam games and so on. Can I use my HP recovery discs to Factory Reset (Erase Hard Drive) and will it re-install windows and ...
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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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How to uninstall VMware Workstation 10.0.3 from Ubuntu 14.04

I want to uninstall VMware Workstation 10.0.3 from my Ubuntu 14.04. I used the '.bundle' file to install VMware Workstation.
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How to remove wine-1.7.34 completely

I have tried a lot of different commands, but nothing helped. sudo apt-get remove wine --purge sudo apt-get --purge remove wine sudo apt-get auto remove Wine is still available. Wine ...
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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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How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on?

I have absolutely no experience with Linux, and I desperately need to get my computer back up and running again with Windows. How do I remove Ubuntu?
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Install Kubuntu over Ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

I've got a Macbook air and it's impossible to install Kubuntu on it, so I ended up installing Ubuntu 15.04. Now it's time to replace it with Kubuntu 15.04 and the new plasma. Of course I have to ...
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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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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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Completely uninstall xampp if not installed from apt-get

I've downloaded XAMPP from their website. And then manually installed it from my home directory and it is installed in /opt/lampp I've made tons of changes and I don't remember how to revert back to ...
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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 ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu without windows CD, using 16GB PD

I have Windows 7 in a 16GB usb drive and have ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I want to format my computer and put in windows 7 in it. I have backed up all my files. but when i insert the usb drive and restart 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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How to uninstall apps installed through Firefox Marketplace?

In Firefox 35, there is menu called "Apps" that allows to install "firefox apps" through Firefox Marketplace. I installed an app but now I can't find how to remove it! Is there an obvious way that I ...
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how to safely remove drive?

When I right click on my disk, I have a "safely remove drive" option that appears. When I "safely remove drive", the disk icon goes off, before coming back in a second later. I can hear the disk that ...
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(Xubuntu)How to 'Right Click-Delete' apps in the Applications Menu, like the uninstall feature in Unity

Right clicking reveals several options for the selected app, but I cant actually uninstall the app, instead I have to open the Software Center and manually uninstall. Is there a way to simplify this ...
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Completely Remove LXDE/Lubuntu Desktop Environment

I've install LXDE on my laptop due to Unity's disappointing performance. But now, I want to completely remove LXDE including it's entire list of programs that came installed with it. How do I go about ...
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How to remove KDE Connect dependecies in Cinnamon or any other DE?

I installed KDE Connect in Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity. Now I want to remove the app and all 60 MB of KDE dependencies. If I don't know those package names, how can I remove all the dependencies and not ...
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How to remove Kubuntu 15.04 without loosing Ubuntu?

I have just updated to Kubuntu 15.04 but in KDE there are lots of problems. After installation is broken. So I need to remove Kubuntu 15.04 completely and reinstall it. Before I was using Kubuntu ...
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Unable to unistall software in wine [duplicate]

I am trying to unistall a Windows application installed in Wine. When I run the command: wine unistall - -software it says uninstall: command not found.
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I've installed Latest Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.2 LTS but the old OS (Windows Small Business Server 2003)still showing

I have bought a fairly old server, HP ML110 G4, it has 3GB RAM & 250GB space. After installing Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.2 & selecting to erase the old OS on install, I find the old OS is still ...
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Confusion regarding sudo apt-get purge make

I tried to uninstall make because I wanted to see something and I did sudo apt-get purge make the thing is that in the uninstall process it showed a warning and some weird packages being uninstalled ...
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Uninstalling Dependencies. Is This a Good Practice?

As far as I know I can uninstall a program from Ubuntu using this command... $ sudo dpkg -r packagename But this does not remove the dependencies while the packagename installed. To remove all ...
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How to remove a newer kernel while booted with the older kernel?

I have two kernels installed on my system. 3.16... and 3.19.3...I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 and it came with the 3.16...kernel. I decided to try the latest possible kernel (3.19.3...), but I sometimes ...
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Cannot uninstall AVG antivirus

Whenever I try to uninstall AVG or any other app this pops up: ~$ sudo dpkg -r avg2013flx (Reading database ... 204955 files and directories currently installed.) Removing avg2013flx (2013.3118) ... ...
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Unable to remove plexmedia server from Ubuntu 14.04

I am unable to remove Plexmedia server from Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop 64-bit. Whenever I try to remove it via apt-get or dpkg -r, I am getting following error message. happy@happy-desktop:~$ sudo dpkg ...
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How can you completely remove a package?

I am trying to do a clean install of the octave3.2 package. To do this, I removed it, then tried to reinstall it. When I reinstalled, an error occurred. It could be a bug in the package, but I ...
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Why doesn't “apt-get autoremove” remove all installed dependencies?

Installing libav-tools and ubuntu-restricted-extras also installs these new packages: cabextract chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra freepats gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3 gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad ...
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How to uninstall Nomachine

I want to remove 'NOMACHINE' from my computer, but I can't see it in software manage. I tried to delete the files but, some are locked. How should I proceed?
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How can I remove Ubuntu and reinstall a fresh Ubuntu 15.04 to my computer? [duplicate]

I don't really know what I'm doing, and don't want to get this wrong. I've made a backup of everything I want to keep on an external hard drive, and wish to do a clean install of Ubuntu 15.04 from a ...
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Uninstall broken Plex Media Server from 15.04

I tried installing Plex Media Server on Ubuntu 15.04 but it didn't work because of the migration to systemd from Upstart. Unfortunately I can't seem to be able to uninstall it now either, since the ...
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How can I uninstall oracle java 8 and install oracle java 7 instead with webupd8 installer?

I installed oracle java 8 by typing in terminal: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer but now I want to uninstall oracle ...
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Where do cancelled downloads go in Ubuntu software center?

When you cancel a download in Ubuntu software center, where exactly do they go? Are they deleted or do we need to manually delete them?
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LibreOffice Draw tries to download 27.9 MB data when I try to remove it

I'm trying to uninstall libreoffice on Ubuntu Software Center. But it says it will also remove Impress as well. When I confirm, it starts downloading some 27.9 MB data. Why is this so? Update: ...
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How to Remove the bootloader and automativally start ubuntu 14.04

Currently I am using Ubuntu alongside Windows 7.I have decided to get rid of windows and gain some extra disk space.That's easy. But How am i Supposed to remove the Bootloader at startup and directly ...
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How to uninstall Android Studio completely from Ubuntu? [closed]

I want to uninstall Android Studio completely from Ubuntu but i can't figure out how to do it...I installed it from the website.
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I uninstalled lxde using all methods but still lubuntu screen displays while logging in

I have uninstalled lxde using terminal and it is not visible in my laptop but still its screen is displayed while logging in, and in the list of desktop environments options it is available
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How do i uninstall hydra from thc?

I installed Hydra from a website that shows how you do. And hydra did not work, so i wanted to remove/uninstall it. But i cant find how to uninstall hydra! Please help!
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How can I uninstall ubuntu and then install windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I want verification that my windows 8.1 instalation disk will run if i uninstall ubuntu
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How to uninstall plex from ubuntu

I am finding it impossible to completely remove plex from my Ubuntu system, i get the following error: davewold@ubuntuhome:~$ sudo aptitude purge plexmediaserver [sudo] password for davewold: no ...
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Problems uninstalling NetBeans 7.3.1 on Ubuntu 12.04

I am having problems trying to uninstall NetBeans 7.3.1 on Ubuntu 12.04. When I run the uninstaller, it shows the message: cannot create local directory: /root/.nbi Someone knows how to solve ...
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How to get removed a broken package (in this case “click”)?

How to get removed broken package click? I'm trying install ubuntu-sdk in my 14.04 Ubuntu. I am getting too many errors. sudo apt-get autoremove -f click Reading package lists ... Done Building ...
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Cannot remove NGINX

I have been experimenting with nginx as a webserver for php files. I come from an Apache background but I wanted to try it. I recently had an issue with it and needed to switch back to Apache. I ...
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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 ...