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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

1
vote
1answer
410 views

Can't download or remove software

Nothing works, whether it's an update, or software, or anything, even on Synaptic. I found another similar thread, and tried that but that didn't work. Synaptic is giving me the following message: ...
0
votes
1answer
246 views

Uninstalling 12.04 to install 10.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to roll back Ubuntu to a previous version? I would like to uninstall 12.04 on my Asus Netbook so that I can install 10.04 which I prefer. What is the procedure for the ...
1
vote
2answers
12k views

Remove Ubuntu From Live USB

I want to use Ubuntu on my USB Stick as shown here. But was wandering if I can change my USB Stick back when I have finished trying Ubuntu? And if I can, how?
3
votes
0answers
436 views

Uninstall GRUB and Plymouth [closed]

I have questions about Plymouth and GRUB. My problem with Plymouth is that it is ugly and slow. Which, as far has I know, is the opposite of what it should be. Is there any way to REMOVE (not ...
5
votes
4answers
29k views

How do you uninstall wine 1.5?

I installed Wine through the terminal using these commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install wine1.5 I know that I've removed at least part of ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

How do I remove the Youtube Unity lens?

I installed the Youtube scope and lens using these commands in terminal: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/lenses sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install yavol scope-youtube Every ...
1
vote
1answer
632 views

Can't install windows

I try to boot from the Windows XP disc and it wont let me, it says there is no Harddrive, when i do have a hard drive. I just want to uninstall ubuntu and get windows.
0
votes
2answers
368 views

I Want To Start Over But Its Confusing

Okay, I had a desktop completely running on Ubuntu 12.04. No dual boot at all. I wanna re-install it because of some complications. Now I know there are many methods out there, but none could work so ...
5
votes
2answers
527 views

Detecting packages that i am not using to uninstall them

I've been using ubuntu for almost four years now. I am pretty sure there are many applications and packages i never use (like empathy, for example) and i would like to know which ones they are. Is ...
10
votes
3answers
5k views

What does it mean “Processing Triggers for…” after installing/Uninstalling?

When i uninstalled a deb package i get this: Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ... ...
3
votes
0answers
2k views

Remove Unity Icon when 'Unlock from Launcher' does not appear

I recently installed the LibreOffice 3.5.4.2 meta package via the Ubuntu Software Center. This does not contain LibreOffice Base, so I installed it separately via the Ubuntu Software Center as well. ...
4
votes
1answer
4k views

Uninstalling unwanted applications

In windows, I can see all the programs installed in control panel -> programs and then can uninstall unwanted programs. But in ubuntu 11.04, how can I see such list of installed programs and then ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

Why does “Purge” not remove everything related to an app? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can you completely remove a package? I have learnt that using purge command rather than remove is considered better because purge removes all files related to an app ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

How to remove Windows 7 from alongside with 12.04

I have installed 12.04 alongside Windows 7. Now I am happy with 12.04 that it works better for me. I really want to remove Windows 7 from my HDD and left 12.04 to work with me, and got free HDD space ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

How to uninstall other OS's using Ubuntu?

Having found Mint better than Windows 7, and now finding Ubuntu 12.04 an even better experience, I would like to uninstall Mint from my triple-booted machine. (Migrating my files to Ubuntu, of course....
0
votes
2answers
22k views

How can I remove kubuntu-Desktop completely from Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I uninstall Kubuntu and install Ubuntu? I installed kde desktop on my Ubuntu installation to try it and I like unity more and for space concerns I need to remove it. ...
0
votes
2answers
14k views

Ubuntu 12 gdm install remove problem

I installed gdm. Then I removed it with: sudo apt-get remove gdm sudo apt-get purge gdm Now I can't pass Ubuntu logo at starup. How to enable lightdm back? Have tried sudo dpkg-reconfigure ...
0
votes
2answers
413 views

Uninstall ubuntu full to windows [closed]

I recently installed ubuntu one for windows and now would like to uninstall it. Problem is; there is no uninstall.exe to be found, I have fully converted the harddrive any idea how to revert back to ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Update Manager will not Install Updates

When I go into Update Manager it says that I have 161 Updates, I hit the Install Button and a Box comes up that says "To install or remove Softwere you need to Authenticate" I put in My Password and ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Old kernel in grub and /boot but not uninstallable

I have kernel 2.6.38 still visible in the grub menu and I see abi-2.6.38-11-generic config-2.6.38-11-generic initrd.img-2.6.38-11-generic vmlinuz-2.6.38-11-generic (among the respective files for ...
0
votes
1answer
962 views

How to Completely Uninstall Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? I have had Ubuntu on my netbook for a while now but I really need Windows back on my netbook for one of my classes. I have no ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

How to remove Ubuntu from my windows 7 64 bit

I used the version of ubuntu that allows you to install through windows. When I start my system it asks me if I want to select Ubuntu or Windows 7. No problem, but I wanted to dual boot by giving ...
1
vote
1answer
398 views

Why does openjdk automatically install when other version removed?

Every time I try to use openjdk java 7, nothing happens. I try 6, and still, no response. So, i tried removing it with Ubuntu Software Center. Every time I click on "Remove", it appears to remove ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Trying to install java JDK every time I install/remove anything

I have installed java JDK following this tutorial: http://www.duinsoft.nl/packages.php?t=en The installation was ok but every time I install or uninstall anything, I get this message: Downloading......
2
votes
1answer
9k views

How to safely remove Ubuntu 12.04 from a dual-boot installation with Windows XP? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? I have an Acer Netbook with Windows XP on it. I had installed Ubuntu 12.04 (actually upgraded from 10.?? to 11.04 to 11.10 and ...
1
vote
0answers
3k views

How to remove unity and the default desktop environment of Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can you remove Unity? How to completely remove desktop? I have installed LXDE from Ubuntu software center,(didn't install the addons i.e. chromium, GUI login manager, ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

How do I completely reinstall Ubuntu 12.04?

I need to uninstall Ubuntu 12.04 and install it back again. I installed it alongside windows. I recently uninstalled Windows. I wish to re install the same version of Ubuntu after this. I really ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

How to uninstall Gwibber? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I safely remove gwibber? I am new to linux and I started using Gwibber but I wanna uninstall it from my Ubuntu. What shall I do?? Quick help needed. My facebook is ...
1
vote
1answer
297 views

Removing Ubuntu & Windows does not boot

I'm really desperate. I installed 12.04 LTS alongside Windows 7. No Problems. Then Ubuntu did not boot. I repaired the Grub Loader, then both worked nice (though in the Grub Loader it showed two ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

Can I (if so how) uninstall windows after completely installing Ubuntu 12.04 from a USB boot drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to I remove windows but keep Ubuntu? I have successfully installed Linux Ubuntu 12.04 of my computer with the USB boot method. When I installed Ubuntu, I selected the ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

How do I uninstall the Cinelerra package?

I am new to ubuntu, I installed cinelerra through these steps sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cinelerra-ppa/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install cinelerra now i want to uninstall it, how is ...
4
votes
4answers
5k views

How can I remove icon of uninstalled application from application lens in Dash?

I installed cardapio and its icon was in launcher as well in application lens in dash. When I unistalled cardapio, its icon vanished from the launcher (as it should) but the icon is still present in ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Unable to install 12.04 along side with Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install 12.04 inside Windows? Previously I got Ubuntu 11.04 installed with Wubi. Work perfectly. Then I got this new update of 12.04, download the ISO, burned into CD....
2
votes
1answer
935 views

Is it possible to uninstall a software from Ubuntu 12.04 installed on USB stick?

I have Installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB stick. Now, is it possible to uninstall a software (the software is remastersys) from this USB stick installation? How can I do that?
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Unistall a specific application

I am trying to install the webframework Play! http://www.playframework.org/documentation/2.0.2/Installing The problem that I encounter is that i already have another app called 'play' so if I use: ...
4
votes
5answers
968 views

Will removing Windows also remove Wubi? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Ubuntu rely on Windows if I install it using the Windows installer? I installed Ubuntu via Ubuntu Windows Installer 12.04, but now I want to remove Windows on my ...
0
votes
1answer
490 views

Set Default music player to Banshee, yet it's still Rythmbox?

I kind of have two questions, that tie into each other. I want to set Banshee as the default music player. It seems simple enough. Go to "systems settings > Details > Default Applications" and ...
1
vote
4answers
9k views

How do I remove google chrome which is not starting anymore?

I have tried to make google chrome run as root using this tutorial but now simply Google Chrome won't start. If I try from terminal with google-chrome I get: root@ubuntu:~# google-chrome ...
0
votes
3answers
3k views

How to uninstall MAAS

I accidentally selected the options to install MAAS on a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04. In order to remove the server/service, is it just a matter of "sudo apt-get remove maas"?
1
vote
1answer
319 views

How to completely uninstall 12.04 and revert to 11.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to roll back Ubuntu to a previous version? I am trying to uninstall 12.04 to revert back to 11.04 due to compiler compatibility issues. I tried installing using an .iso ...
0
votes
2answers
8k views

How do I remove Ubuntu on my computer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? I want to remove my Ubuntu on my computer. When I go to Windows, I decide to format the disk but I got this: Can someone ...
7
votes
1answer
10k views

How to uninstall a program installed through Wine

I installed Picasa 3.9 with Wine, but I did not like it, and now I want to delete it. I tried uninstalling Picasa with the option from Picasa help menu but it didn't work. How do I fully ...
2
votes
5answers
879 views

Will Ubuntu work if I remove Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Ubuntu rely on Windows if I install it using the Windows installer? I am planning to install Ubuntu 12.04 using Wubi in Windows7. If in future I want to remove Windows(...
1
vote
1answer
8k views

Uninstall RVM, Ruby, Ruby gem and rails in Ubuntu 12.04

What is the best way to remove RVM, Ruby, Ruby gem and rails in Ubuntu 12.04 ?
8
votes
3answers
5k views

Why removing gnome-core does not remove all of it's dependencies?

I installed gnome-core package on Ubuntu (minimal version for the beagle bone) and it was almost 600mb. However, when I try to un-install it using sudo apt-get autoremove gnome-core It removes ...
2
votes
4answers
2k views

How do I delete files in /usr? [duplicate]

I have filled my disk but can see games in /usr that I could delete but can't see how to do it. I am not a computer buff and have no idea what a terminal is.
0
votes
1answer
1k views

How can I remove linux from a laptop

Recently, I installed linux on my dad's computer, but now he wants it removed. How can I remove it, and get Windows XP back? or at least set Windows XP as default boot OS? I need this as soon as ...
1
vote
2answers
4k views

How to completely remove Ubuntu 12.04 after restoring computer to factory settings?

I have reset my computer to factory settings (without knowing that Ubuntu will not be uninstalled). After setting up, Ubuntu was still listed at the start up boot manager, when I selected it, it gave ...
0
votes
1answer
612 views

How to safely uninstall alternative package version?

Sometime ago, I installed S3TC packages via PPA to get the most updated package version. But now I want to uninstall it and get back the "standard" Ubuntu package version. When I tried to remove it ...
10
votes
1answer
19k views

How do I uninstall ffmpeg?

I am using ubuntu 12.04. I had installed ffmpeg a while ago (so don't clearly remember whether it was from source or repo). Now, I am unable to uninstall it. I have tried the followin: $ sudo apt-get ...