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

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Remove Sublime Text 3 completely

I want to remove completely Sublime Text 3 from my system. I have tried this: sudo apt-get purge sublime-text-installer and the application is gone, but when I install it again... sudo apt-get ...
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Uninstall fglrx [duplicate]

Ubuntu Workstation (2 Monitors on board + 3 Cards Radeon HD 7850) Error Low Graphics mode ... decided as follows: Format the disc. In BIOS settings "initial load settings" Arrancar Graphically by ...
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Remove Webcontent Control

I installed this program to filter the content. It's not quite user friendly and I'd like to remove it completely. I installed and remove through software manager on Ubuntu 12.04. I'm getting red ...
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How do i clean all the files and folder as well as the installations on my ubuntu 14.04 lts server?

Its as the question says, How do i clean all the files, folder and the installations as well on my ubuntu 14.04 LTS VPS? I want to clean it all so that it will appear just like a fresh VPS. Thank ...
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Uninstall all the packages which are installed?

I had installed some packages into fresh created Ubuntu machine, i want to uninstall all the packages which i had installed from the day of beginning(i.e. from 12 hours back) and make the system like ...
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How to uninstall Lubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

Tried uninstalling LXDE and Lubuntu to replace them with MATE but the boot screen still shows Lubuntu and LXDE is still usable.
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Ubuntu won't recognize windows install disc/USB

I have a confirmed working windows 8.1 install disc (Used it to completely install windows 8.1 on another computer with a corrupted windows Vista installation, on which I am typing this question) and ...
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How to remove configuration files of package without its reinstallation

I want to remove configuration files of a package (the system one at least), but avoid reinstalling the package because of its size. Basically I want to do this sudo apt-get purge my-gigabyte-package ...
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How do I uninstall Lubuntu?

I installed Lubuntu using a USB drive. It is dual boot. I want to get back to just Windows XP. I don't have the disk for XP though. Is there any way to do this? Please keep in mind that I'm almost ...
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Can't uninstall wine

I've downloaded a beta version of wine from the ubuntu software center, but ti wasn't what i was looking for so I tried to uninstall it from there wich I couldn't, I know almost nothing about ubuntu ...
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How to uninstall Stellarium?

I installed Stellarium on my eeePC901 like this: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stellarium/stellarium-releases sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install stellarium When I try to launch the program I ...
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Can not uninstall MongoDB

It seems that following the official MongoDB installation instructions when installing on Debian makes you heading for a world of pain. First, it did not install correctly, so now I am trying to ...
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How to get the list of all installed softwares and uninstall the ones which user wants(like add/remove programs in Windows) in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bits OS on my machine. Previously I was using Windows on my machine. Now in Windows, in Control Panel there is one option Add/Remove Programs which lists all the ...
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Remove a domain user account from local workstation, not from AD Domain

I have an AD Domain run by Samba4 and have successfully joined Ubuntu workstations to that domain and able to add users and log into the workstation with domain accounts. Now, I am needing to remove ...
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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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delete a font in ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I want to delete a font in my ubuntu 14.04 I can see the font in the font-viewer but it's not in font-manager, so I can't delete it. Any suggestion? Thank you for your help in advance.
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How to uninstall manually installed java? (jdk 8) [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit and installed the wrong version of Sun/Oracle's Java JDK (32 bit instead of 64 bit) using the Ask Ubuntu Post I assume I have to uninstall it now. How can I do ...
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Accidentally installed Lubuntu and want to revert to Ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.1 which is a fresh install of about one month old. I was trying to get 5.1 surround audio to work so I followed the instructions here which suggested the following commands: ...
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Uninstalling OpenCV in 14.04

I have read various topics regarding the uninstallation of OpenCV, but haven't been able to do so. Partly because I am noob and mainly because those haven't been very much detailed as to how to use ...
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How to completely uninstall ET: Legacy 64 bit from Ubuntu 14.10?

I wasted my whole day trying to install and play ET: Legacy 64 bit on my 64 bit Deepin 2014.2 (based on Ubuntu 14.10) system. I installed the legacy drivers later on when I got a VM_create error. ...
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Removing Ubuntu and Install Windows 7 [duplicate]

I am facing a problem right now in my laptop. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 completely as the only primary OS, but now I want to remove Ubuntu totally and install windows 7. I even tried grub4dos that ...
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How do I remove old Ubuntu versions

I've installed 14.04 "alongside" my older versions of Ubuntu, and now I want to delete the older ones, which are taking up too much space. What is the best way to do it?
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Grub problem in uninstallation of Ubuntu in Windows 8 [closed]

I uninstalled Ubuntu by following the online instructions here. First, I addressed the command prompt to fix the boot. After typing bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /fixboot , I did not reboot my PC and ...
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How to load Windows from GRUB 2.02 (after unistalling Ubuntu) [duplicate]

I wanted to uninstall Lubuntu 14.10 (dual-boot with Windows8) so I used EasyBCD 2.2 and deleted the partitions of Lubuntu (I followed a video tutorial for using EasyBCD). But now as I turn the PC on, ...
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How to get rid of installed .exe files?

How do I get rid of any .exe files installed through Wine for example? Is there some general rule or way where are .exe software stored and I can just click and get rid off them?
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why installing a new application in linux is so complex..? [closed]

Why installing or uninstalling a new application in linux is so complex? why there is no installer like windows installer which would help users without prior knowledge about linux command line (like ...
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How are dependencies maintained during uninstallation?

I have recently uninstalled ubuntu-web-browser from my ubuntu 14.04 using synaptic package manager as I don't use it. Now I can't start vlc media player nor play any file using vlc. It sort of opens ...
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How to Delete Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu. But, Once I have forgotten my password, I tried to open it. I was successful. But, My ubuntu is crashed! I have Upgrade it. But, it is not working good yet! Now, I want to ...
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GRUB refuses to uninstall

I recently uninstalled Ubuntu and reinstalled it on an external HDD. By mistake I selected my laptop's ssd as the location of the bootloader. I decided to do the install all over again and this time ...
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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 to delete Nautilus - Files completely in Ubuntu 14.04LTS

I have tried: sudo apt-get remove nautilus sudo apt-get remove --purge nautilus In the Ubuntu Software Center, it seems nautilus is uninstalled: On the other hand, I have also done the ...
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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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Uninstall google earth pro

I installed google earth pro because google was giving away free keys, I installed it with a bin file and I can't use it or uninstall it :\ This is a portion of the files discovered when typing ...
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Everything uninstalled on ubuntu 14.10

In process of downgrading openssl, trying to first remove its current version I did sudo apt-get purge openssl. Now it has uninstalled EVERYTIHING ON MY SYSTEM! openssl, octave..etc and I cant even ...
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Cannot remove openjdk without having an older version installed, how can I do so?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit with Oracle Java installed, hence I would like to uninstall openjdk, but when I try to uninstall it via the command line I get the following output: ~$ sudo apt-get ...
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I use Windows and Ubuntu together. I want to uninstall Windows

I use Ubuntu and Windows together but now I want to uninstall Windows. OS uninstaller and gparted were recommended to me. Do any files or documents in Windows C: hard disk get harmed or deleted? ...
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Steps to deinstall postgres

I installed postgres. It created a user account. I don't need postgres anymore. What are the steps I have to proceed to uninstall it completely from Ubuntu 14.04? (I didn't install the software over ...
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Fully uninstall X server

I was playing around with the x server and LXDE in ubuntu server and installed it using the command sudo apt-get install xorg lubuntu-desktop. When I went to uninstall it, by using the command sudo ...
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How to Uninstall Ubuntustudio 14.04 Running Alongside Windows 7

I mistakenly selected Run Alongside Windows instaed of dual-boot when installing Ubuntustudio from a flash drive. What I wanted was to make two partitions, but what happened was I installed a virtual ...
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How do I completly delete ubuntu 12.04 (only OS installed)?

I thought based on the tech spec alone, that the computer in question could work with it. I installed it from a disk on key. I thought it was slow because of that- but it's not.... I want to get rid ...
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“Failed to start session” after uninstalling PulseAudio

I had downloaded and installed PulseAudio, as I read that it could possibly work with 14.04; it didn't. I uninstalled it through Synaptic Package Manager, then while uninstalling, icons started to be ...
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Removing 'kubuntu-restricted-extas' (Or: Understanding 'apt-get autoremove' in general)

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu (respectively Kubuntu) and Linux in general. Yet, some thing is causing trouble to me. Excuse me, if this has been answered before, but I somehow can't put together those ...
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Removing a Corrupted Ubuntu Installation

I have a corrupted Ubuntu partition on my computer. Would installing a new copy of Ubuntu and selecting to remove the old OS remove the corrupted copy from my computer?
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How to uninstall redundant python instance? [duplicate]

When I execute: $ which -a python /usr/local/bin/python /usr/bin/python This bothers me because execute python directly will execute /usr/local/bin/python, but it can't link to correct ...
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Can not install or remove anything due to a package error?

I recently installed a Python framework called kivy (python-kivy). Somehow I couldn't complete the installation due to some error. I tried sudo apt-get remove the package, but it's not working. Due to ...
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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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Fully un- and reinstall Cinnamon (all config data and stuff too)

I have Cinnamon installed on my 14.10 system and recently it stopped working properly. Maybe I did a bad config and therefore want to completely (200%) delete and reset all data belonging to this for ...
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How to remove Chrome OS Desktop Environment?

I tried to install Chrome OS Desktop Environment but it didn't worked from some reason. I was prompted with a message saying that there is some error, so how can I remove the installed components?
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Removing a program in Ubuntu--unable to find package name

I want to remove program "fio" from my Ubuntu. First, tried apt-get remove fio but it did not work. Then I tried to find its package name by whereis fio dpkg-query -S /usr/local/bin/fio but ...
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How to uninstall dualboot Ubuntu 14 and Windows 8.1 dualboot

So I used This Tutorial to install dualboot. I stopped at step 7 because everything was fine. Now I want to have it become just a normal Windows 8.1 machine. I have a USB recovery drive that I took as ...