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

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How do I uninstall python2.7 on 15.10?

I have 2 versions of python installed on my computer, not using pythonbrew but as 2 seperate packages (2.7 as python and 3.5 as python3), I'd like to remove 2.7 and reinstall 3.5 because this causes ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - OpenCV “make uninstall”

I have installed OpenCV following the directions given here Now I want to know how I can make a clean uninstall of it since I need to install an older version. I have tried to follow the ...
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Undo Ubuntu installation [duplicate]

I Installed Ubuntu on a Windows XP computer (completely installed not side by side) I have 1 gb of RAM with a Pentium 4 processor Ubuntu version is 15.04 it runs as slow as heck is there any way to ...
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What volume should i delete if i want to uninstall Ubuntu?

I want to delete my ubuntu from this computer and i'm having a problem by not knowing what partitions I need to delete. here is a screenshot : if you can recognize which number i need to delete i ...
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Trouble removing ruby 2.3.0p0 from Ubuntu

I need to install ruby via rvm. I already have it installed via packet manager though, and now I want to remove that version. So far so good, removing stuff with apt-get remove isn't hard. BUT after I ...
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How to uninstall self compiled binaries? [duplicate]

I have been playing around with compiling some binaries. It all started because I wanted ffmpeg instead of avconv, now I just can't stop compiling stuff. I must find another hobby !! Anyway, I ...
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Do I have to uninstall wine each time uninstalling a program installed by wine? [duplicate]

Let me try to explain this. Sorry for being a newbie. Anyways, I have wine installed to install Evernote, then I realized Evernote version 5.9* is no good that I should go for an older version 5.8* ...
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Remove ubuntu by command [closed]

I have problem with the system. Probably error. Want to remove ubuntu and reinstall it. I can just write in the terminal. Can't open the computer... there is a command to remove ubuntu? It will ...
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WINE not properly uninstalling

So I recently updated to WINE version 1.9.6 from version 1.6.2 (from software manager). The new version was not working, so I decided to uninstall it, and reinstall the old version, but the new ...
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I can't figure out how to reinstall windows [duplicate]

I wanted to try Ubuntu out, but now that I've tried it I don't really think it is for me and I want to go back to Windows 10. I can't figure out how though. I don't know anything about Ubuntu, and I ...
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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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Having difficulty uninstalling World of Warcraft os v 15.10

New patch for WoW came out, found that I was prevented from signing in. Was running the game client through PlayonLinux, stupidly removed it, then tried to reinstall and believe that it loaded (i can ...
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How to remove Ubuntu Software Center sections after uninstalling an app?

I once have downloaded chrome for my 14.04 ubuntu. After a while, I've uninstalled it but at Ubuntu Software Center it keeps showing Google section when I click at the down arrow besides "All ...
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Uninstall Slack Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Slack from the .deb file provided by their website. But now I need to uninstall it. But when I type sudo apt-get remove slack It says Package 'slack' is not installed, so not removed 0 ...
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Trying to uninstall libwacom will remove many other packages

As the title, I was trying to remove libwacom packages in order to install those provided by their channel so to be able to correctly use their tablet. However, whenever I try to remove or purge ...
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Hide prompt on removing phpmyadmin

got to reinstall mysql (from 5.6 to 5.7). Therefore I have to reinstall phpmyadmin, completely! This is what I tried: sudo apt-get remove -y -q phpmyadmin But I am getting 2 prompts asking me if ...
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Recover from aborted tt-rss install

I tried installing tt-rss and mid way through decided I didn't want to install a DB and Web server so I aborted the install. Now I can't install any updates. Package manager is telling me to fix ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu, Reinstall Windows?

My personal Ubuntu (15.10) experiment just isn't working out; I found out the hard way that I know less than nothing about Linux. I'm completely at sea. I have a bootable USB with Windows 10 ready to ...
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Can't get new software on ubuntu software centre

I recently purchased whatsapp for ubuntu off the software centre but when I try to install it this screen comes up. http://imgur.com/iOdWUvZ <--- screenshot New software can not be installed ...
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Cant uninstall fluxgui - package not found

Update 23/03/2015: So when I restart the following blinks for a few brief seconds. So it looks like my laptop is not restarting properly and therefore fluxgui cannot be removed? I get the first one ...
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Ubuntu is still in the bios [duplicate]

I recently uninstalled Ubuntu i am using Windows 10 .However when I go to my bios i still see Ubuntu there. Is there any way of getting rid of this?
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Uninstall Saturday's install

I was trying to install Netflix on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Followed directions going through terminal. And some files didn't install and Now I do not have WiFi. Nor the wanted install. So how do I ...
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How to completely uninstall a program? [duplicate]

I mean to the point there is no left over in the kernel, because when I installed VMware it had to install kernel modules, so I proceeded and a few hours later when I went to shut down my PC, on the ...
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Weird Wine Packages w/ Weird Names - Can't Remove

So I tried to install some stupid game through Wine but the game is not originally in English and some weird things happened. Now I am stuck with these "apps" that go nowhere (it was unable to open - ...
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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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how to remove python 3.4.4 in ubuntu 14.04

I installed python 3.4.4 in ubuntu 14.04, but I want to remove it. when I open terminal and type python3.4 -V then the output is the following. Python 3.4.4 when I installed, I referenced this ...
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Uninstall Windows 10 and install Ubuntu

A friend would like to use Ubuntu 14-4 or 15-10, but the OS on his laptop in Windows 10. When I put the ISO from one or the other in his dvd-drive, it starts up, but after a short while Windows ...
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Change of mode of usage

I installed Ubuntu on PC along side windows. However, I would like to uninstall it and instead use it within windows as a virtual machine. How do I go about removing it?
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Attempting to uninstall and reconfigure pygame for python 3.4.4 or Ubuntu 14.04

First off I want to mention I'm a scrub with ubuntu. Also I am a bit unsure if my python version is 3.4.4, but that is what it sais on my tgz file when I search for it, so I think that is correct. ...
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Uninstalling Go (golang)

I'm trying to install drive, which requires Go. I did: sudo apt-get install golang git mercurial which successfully installed version 1.2.1. Unfortunately, when I tried to install drive with: go ...
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de-install ubuntu and install lubuntu with USB

I am trying to install lubuntu on my notebook (aspire one) as Ubuntu seems too heavy or is getting really slow. therefor I thought of installing lubuntu (or are there other suggestions?). Now I dont ...
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Remove Mail Applet from Toolbar in Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to find out how to remove the Thunderbird Mail Applet from the top right corner of the toolbar in Ubuntu 14.04 I have already tried going to Thunderbird-Add-ons manager - Extensions and ...
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Which partitions to delete for uninstalling ubuntu? [duplicate]

I want to uninstall Ubuntu. Here is a screen shot of my partitions:The screenshot Please help me find out which partitions to delete. I installed Ubuntu in legacy and windows 10 is in UEFI.
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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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(installation problem) Software update failure-Impossible installation Ubuntu 14.04 lts - 64 icoree5

My software updater does not let me install any programme. This is the details it gives back: installArchives() failed: Setting up install-info (5.2.0.dfsg.1-2) ... /etc/environment: line 3: JAVA: ...
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how to uninstall oracle database from Ubuntu 14.04

i used this link to install oracle database 12c se2. http://www.oracle.com/webfolder/technetwork/tutorials/obe/db/11g/r1/prod/install/dbinst/dbinst.htm i know that this link is 11g but i just used ...
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Removing Ubuntu Mate15.10

I happened to install Ubuntu without partitions as the only Os ON MY PC. Now that I want to install windows 7, how can I go about it. I've tried inserting a cd to run the windows OS but when I try to ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 and Katoolin removing failed [closed]

Unfortunately, I installed Katoolin by following these steps. After installation, I tried to remove it using this solution. Now, I see this weird menu. I can't take screenshot, menu is closed while I ...
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How to delete a stuck folder

I want to delete a folder that stuck on the top bar of my server screen while deplacing it (Ubuntu Desktop 12.04) Thanks in advance please see screenshot
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unsuccesful uninstalling of elementary theme

I install elementary theme on my Ubuntu 14.04 but It couldn't choose it at log in page, it wasn't there. So enter thissudo apt-get purge elementary-os and sudo apt-get remove elementary-os after that ...
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Completely remove openssl dev version

I installed openssl dev version from github. However, I now wish to remove it to install openssl from the official repos. I tried to remove it using sudo apt-get remove --purge openssl but it's still ...
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Unable to uninstall MariaDB [closed]

I tried to re-install MariaDB, I used: sudo apt-get purge mysql* mariadb* But the only package remaining to be un-installed after the failed attempted above is mariadb-server-10.0. When I try to ...
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How to remove Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I just formatted the drive containing Ubuntu from Windows and merged the partition. But when I go into the boot option, I can still see the Ubuntu option and GRUB is still there. Please tell me how ...
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driver will not uninstall

So yesterday I installed a driver, found out that it was obsolete, removed it, and installed a new one. (It is a file folder named "/usr/src/rtlwifi-new-0.9~trusty") For some reason the new one won't ...
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How do I remove this driver?

I found a driver for my wireless adapter, but for some reason, it hasn't worked correctly and I have been having a lot of issues. I'll show you the code I put into the terminal to install it. How do I ...
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Errors were encountered while processing: software-center-aptdaemon-plugins

I am getting below error when trying to install or upgrade any package. I think below error was generated after unistall software center, i have also tried to install software center but getting same ...
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Can I revert an apt-get install libfolks25

On Ubuntu Precise and just learning how to use apt-get, I ran: sudo apt-get install libfolks25 It installed a slew of files, many marked vivid. And, of course, installing things I really didn't ...
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Uninstalling ubuntu from external hard drive

I had installed ubuntu on my external hard disk and the boot loader is itself installed in the hdd. How do i uninstall it from the hdd and remove the ubuntu boot entry from UEFI? These are the only ...
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Having troubles accessing/uninstalling Dropbox

I've spent hours trying to get this to work. I just want to uninstall Dropbox so I can freshly install it again. Using the top answer on How do I uninstall Dropbox? , this is what shows up for me. ...
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I may have uninstalled everything

I ran sudo apt-get autoremove and watched as literally everything including Software Center was slowly removed. I'm new and was slow to stop it in time. Now when I boot in my desktop shows just my ...