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

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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 ...
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Uninstall every program that I've installed

I'm triying to make a bash file to uninstall every program that I've installed, but I don't know how to do it, is there any specific command to list every program that I've installed manually or ...
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How do I uninstall utorrent launcher that I created in Ubuntu 14.04

Hopefully some out there can help me out on how to removed a created launcher (in this case for utorrent), which I had created it using the gnome panel-create launcher manually, I made a mistake by ...
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How can i remove Ubuntu? (delete/uninstall) [duplicate]

i have dual boot system! Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS and Windows Xp! I want to delete the Ubuntu and use only Windows Xp, because my netbook is too old and the wifi does not work with Ubuntu! I searched for a ...
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How completely uninstall related packages installed with a package

How do I remove exactly same stuff I have installed or system have installed with adding support for a language for example? Is there a procedure I can follow? Apt-get remove, autoremove or purge is ...
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Uninstalling eclipse mars.1

I had originally installed mars.1 package by downloading the tar.gz file and extracting it. when I tried running the sample code hello world it displayed "the error launching configuration has ...
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How to remove jre1.8.0.72? [duplicate]

There is an error during install jre1.8.0.72. How should I remove it? I get an error during purge: sudo apt-get purge jre1.8.0-72 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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How do I soft remove a usb port?

A usb port has been mapped to an interrupt that I want to free up... cat /proc/interrupts | grep 16: 16: 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ...
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Remove emacs and all related files

How can i completely remove emacs from my computar? I messed up and i have more than 100 files related with emacs. I tried locate emacs and delete one by one, but i wonder if there is a way to remove ...
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Full removal of cinnamon (Ubuntu 15.10)

I installed cinnamon using the command sudo apt-get install cinnamon-desktop-environment Noticing I downloaded about 800MB of data/packages and my disk-space increase my about 1GB. Then I decided ...
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Problem while installing mongodb from terminal and from tar

Earlier I had mongod and mongo installed using terminal, version (2.4) without first uninstalling it downloaded the tar file of mongoDB 0f version and extracted it and added it to the path, at that ...
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Ubuntu only os. Problems encountered

I don't have any other Operating System on my laptop, only Ubuntu. Ubuntu is not working properly and it doesn't boot automatically. All I can do to boot is mounting / in the root. How can i uninstall ...
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Cannot uninstall php-memcache using terminal

I uninstalled php5 from my computer with command sudo apt-get -y purge php.* running this command will show me this message in terminal: Errors were encountered while processing: php5-memcache ...
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Clean Kubuntu uninstall/Win10 install

Im using Kubuntu only,my hdd has mounted 400Gb to file system and i cant unmount it to creat new partition so i can boot from windows cd.I want to uninstall completly the Kubuntu OS and install ...
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I installed BPG viewer and it deleted default python and other important apps. How to know all that was removed?

I am into bleeding edge and installed BPG viewer to view a file I encoded in BPG format. It was a .deb package and I was never prompted before it uninstalled all the important apps. It even ...
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Log of all dependencies installed with a package

I installed xinit and ubuntu-desktop on my web server as an experiment. I want to remove them, so I ran apt-get autoremove for each of them. Much less space was freed than was used in installation. I ...
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How to remove ccp when installed from binary?

I installed ccp4-6.5 by unpacking the tar.bz2 files and installed it by running the BINARY.setup. Now I want to remove it. The problem is, the package doesn't appear in dpkg --list and when ever I ...
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How can I uninstall popcorn time from Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I tried sudo apt-get remove popcorn time but popcorn is not being recognized, then I installed the Synaptic Package Manager but it also does not recognize it, so how can i uninstall popcorn time?
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Could I remove apt with apt?

I know that I can use apt-get remove <package> to remove a program. But apt is a program itself. Could I use apt-get remove apt to remove it, or would it get confused part way through?
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Uninstalled app still showing icon? [closed]

I recently uninstalled live magic through the terminal, however there is still a live magic icon that cant be removed, help?
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Nemo - remove items from context menu

I would like to ask you how can I remove some items from context menu in Nemo File Manager. I mean this items: Set as Wallpaper Send with Thunderbird There is image:
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How can I remove my lastest Ubuntu recovery?

I had problem with wireless network in Ubuntu 14.04 after installing og re-installation of packages it create more problems for me, and now I can not boot Ubuntu. My question is how can i remove my ...
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How do I remove Windows 8 to install Ubuntu, while retaining the data in my other drives?

I have windows in my C: drive.The whole C drive I can afford to lose. However, I would not like to lose my music, video clips and other such data in dives D, E and F. How do I do that? Thank you!
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ubuntu gnome black screen

Whenever i boot Ubuntu gone off my laptop it comes up with a black screen and i cannot do anything. This has been happening for a while, the OS was working fine then i closed the lid of my laptop and ...
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How to remove icons from buttons

I would like to ask you, how can I remove icons (see image) from buttons at "Zrusiť" and "Odstrániť"
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uninstall Ubuntu 15.10 and replace it with 14.04?

I have Ubuntu 15.10 on a laptop that I want to remove and replace it by 14.04 release. I've already made a bootable flash with 14.04 OS. I tried just to plug it and reboot but nothing happened .. Any ...
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Uninstall flux which was installed from source

I installed Flux using following steps (source) git clone https://github.com/Kilian/f.lux-indicator-applet.git cd f.lux-indicator-applet sudo python setup.py install Now I want to ...
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List of safe to remove applications

I would like to ask you, if is here any list of pre installed applications in Ubuntu, which are safe to remove. Because i tried uninstall unnecessary applications from Software center, but i got ...
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Help to UNINSTALL Photoshop. Please, help the Linux newbie)

I am very fascinated with the professional help here on AskUbuntu. And I need your help again. I installed Ubuntu just two days ago and spent all this time setting it up. Now the question is about the ...
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Why did Kubuntu Break Ubuntu's desktop theme on uninstall?

For some reason. After I uninstalled kubuntu. The file icon and wifi drop down menu of my default ubuntu theme is completely wrong. The colour of the backgrounds for it are wrong too. I don't know ...