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

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Is there a way for me to uninstall or delet EVERYTHING off of my computer?

Is there a way for me to uninstall or delete EVERYTHING off of my computer including Linux Ubuntu because i want to make sure i can know evrything that I have on it is just the stuff that I need. ...
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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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Is it possible to undo an apt-get install command?

I installed Carpadio on my Xubuntu install (a Live USB), which then pulled like over 50 packages from, I suppose, the Ubuntu side of the repository. Now I would like to undo this. However for all my ...
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How to undo Apt actions

Some times I manually install some '.deb' files using dpkg -i *.deb and the apt get broken. So I want to undo last (sometime more) operation. How can I do it
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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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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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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 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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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 does one remove applications installed through “python setup.py install”?

I have two applications that I attempted to install, but they didn't work and now I can't get rid of them. They were both installed through sudo python setup.py install so there aren't any actual ...
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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 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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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 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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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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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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How to delete a folder in /usr/bin? [closed]

I tried to install Adobe Reader 9.bin. In Terminal, I did set the path to /usr/bin. Now I cannot delete this app because it does not work correctly. Please help me out. Thanks in advance. My Ubuntu is ...
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How to remove orphaned files and residues

I'm using 12.04 LTS. After uninstalling unwanted packages using purge and autoremove commands I still have orphaned files in system / home directory (configuration and cache files mostly). Just 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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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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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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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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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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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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How to Remove elementary desktop environment?

I'm running ubuntu 12.10 and yesterday I installed elementary from ppa:elementary-os/daily. I later realized that elementary replaces the stock nautilus with another version that looks misplaced in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do I remove duplicate programs in Classic menu indicator? [Ubuntu 14.04]

I have installed Cisco Packet Tracer Student 6.2 in Ubuntu 14.04. It works, but it has been shown for three times in the Classic MenuIndicator. You can check my situation by clicking the link to see ...
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Huge loss of memory from USB boot. Any help? [duplicate]

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 13 on my laptop using an 4Gb USB drive with a bootable .ISO However I went to try and format the USB on my desktop(Windows 7 :( ) and now it only has 700Mb Is ...
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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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Removing GRUB from windows system after uninstalling Ubuntu from Windows 7 [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 (no separate partitions, I selected inside windows option). I want to uninstall Ubuntu but last time I tried it and the Ubuntu is released but the GRUB ...
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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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How to remove a lot of packages installed at a particular time?

Here is the situation: say, at 17:00, I installed a lot of packages, I can see them in the ubuntu software center history. Also I can see them in the dpkg log file using the method provided by this ...
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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 laptop-mode-tools installed from an .tar.gz archive?

Hey all I downloaded this file (http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/laptop-mode-tools) but can't seem to be able to uninstall it. I tried looking online as well as the README file but there is only ...