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

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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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how to remove a system protected folder [closed]

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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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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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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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 Disk Utility software from my computer?

I want to remove Disk Utility from my Ubuntu computer. How can I remove it? For security reasons, I want to hide that utility from others. How can I hide it, then unhide it again?
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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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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 Universal Media Server

I would like to uninstall the Universal Media Server, but can't find on it's site a how to. I am new to Ubuntu 14.04LTS, new to Ubuntu period as well as old (in age appr. 72yo). So have pity on me and ...
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Computer doesnt start after installing Oibaf Drivers

I recently installed Oibaf drivers on my computer and after having done that, the computer no longer starts, freezes in gnome logo (I use ubuntu gnome), I install the drivers using these commands: ...
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Which are the default installed programs in Xubuntu which are safety to uninstall? [duplicate]

Thinking that the Xubuntu could be even more slimmer/more lightware/more faster... Tell me please are there any applications(pre-installed software) from the Standard(default) installation of ...
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Uninstalling the program Padre [closed]

After uninstalling the program Padre (Rentas 2014) In two folders installed applications blank as not remove stayed. Can someone help me please? My operating system is Ubuntu 14.04LTS. Thank ...
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Install Windows 7 and remove Ubuntu without harming any personal files [closed]

Ok,Because Ubuntu doesnt run many programmes and isnt user friendly, i want to remove it (14.04 LTS) but, I have a lot of personal files and no hard disk to back them in and have windows 7 pro on my ...
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Reinstall Ubuntu 14.04 from USB- It is the only OS on my system.

I am a very novice Ubuntu user, and there were some issues when I first installed Ubuntu. I would like to reinstall it from my USB, but I can't figure out how to do this even after reading through the ...
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How do I permanently remove a (wireless) usb mouse?

I bought a new wireless usb mouse today, because my old one broke down. I want to permanently remove the old one from the list of devices shown in the mouse settings dialog in system settings (I'm ...
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How to reuse a drive in which windows was installed before

I was using Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 as dual boot. I just uninstalled windows completely. Windows was in sda2 (type:ext3). Now I can't use this drive (it's empty and not writeable). How I can use ...
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Windows has not been removed from dual boot

I have removed windows 8.1 from dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 following this tutorial . I used the OS uninstaller as described in that tutorial. But still when i boot PC, I see that windows has not been ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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(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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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: ...