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

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Remove app shortcuts from Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I remove un-installed Wine programs from the Unity dash menu? Sorry if this has already been asked. I installed a couple of apps with Wine, which I un- and then ...
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Does apt-get clean harm your system?

Does cleaning /var/cache/apt/archives by apt-get clean affect installed applications? Is it that the .deb packages there are needed for applications to run properly?
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Can I remove KDE applications from Kubuntu?

I just made the switch to Kubuntu 11.10 and I'm loving it! But I have the annoyances of the software being on here. For starters, it comes with Rekonq and KMail by default, so I installed Firefox ...
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How do I uninstall Ubuntu?

How do I format drive and unistall Ubuntu 11.10? I wanted a dual boot and was given an option to overwrite Windows XP partition and said yes. Format options don't work. I tried a few dos prompts ...
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Can I uninstall Caribou without messing up Gnome?

I just installed the Gnome Tweak Tool in order to change my icon theme to Faenza, but it seems to have installed some other program named Caribou, which I think is an onscreen keyboard program, with ...
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How to re-install Software Center? [duplicate]

I've had a problem with Software Center for a few weeks, where it has just refused to delete a removed PPA from its "All Software" and "Installed Software" drop-down menus. I've tried many suggested ...
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How to remove a second Ubuntu install?

I installed Windows XP in dual-boot with Ubuntu to play Skyrim and that ended up breaking GRUB. After trying zillions of things to fix it (including using boot-repair), I installed Ubuntu in a new ...
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Remove wacom from my system

I purged the "xserver-xorg-input-wacom" package, yet the Wacom entries still appear in gnome-control-panel and my system menus. How can I get rid of them?
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How do I completly remove software? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are the hidden settings-folders not deleted when purging an application? Ok I have 8GB on my desktop dual booting win 7. I installed a few games, assualtcube, ...
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How do I Replace Mythbuntu with 11.04 w/o Trashing SW Raid

I have a MythUbuntu server with a 14tb SW raid setup. I am finding Myth too finicky and would like to go to a vanilla Ubuntu install. Can someone direct me on the best way to approach this without ...
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How to uninstall non dependency packages?

How do you find all packages that were manually installed which are not a dependency of any other installed packages?
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How to uninstall Ubuntu from inside itself

I want to upgrade to 32-bit 11.10 but I can't seem to get rid of Ubuntu 10.04. I have Windows 7 but no admin rights, so I can't remove it, and the admin won't do it because he doesn't know what he's ...
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How to uninstall NetBeans?

Since I did not install NetBeans via the Software Center (I installed it as an .sh file) I can't see an easy way of uninstalling the program. How can I safely uninstall the program?
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How to completely remove desktop?

I wanted to switch to Xfce (I had KDE and GNOME installed), and I did this : sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get remove kubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get remove ubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get ...
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Can I uninstall Totem?

In my opinion, VLC is a much better and much faster player than Totem, and plays everything without having to need all of the extra junk Totem comes with. My question is, can you safely uninstall ...
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How to delete Lazarus completely?

Some time ago Lazarus began to work incorrect ("the project uses target OS Linux and i386"). It doesn't work at all now - I can't compile even an empty program. I tried to remove Lazarus several ...
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Ubuntu One windows Uninstall.exe file missing

I want to uninstall Ubuntu One but unistall.exe file is missing in folder. Now I try to reinstall from installer to get uninstall.exe file, but same problem: the installer do not install ...
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Uninstall ubuntu one for windows 7 [duplicate]

I recently installed ubuntu one for windows and now would like to uninstall it. Problem is; there is no uninstall.exe to be found in the start menu or in the ubuntuone folder. There is a Uninstall ...
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How do I clear old installation files?

I recently updated to 11.10 with a few challenges. It seems I have a few left over files from the previous installation. Because when booting the system, i am given options to choose which version of ...
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how to remove dependencies of webmin post apt-get --purge remove

I removed webmin, as I no longer needed it. But I removed it with apt-get --purge remove, thinking it would remove dependencies and simply retrace back what it did during installation. It turns out I ...
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How to clean up without reinstalling?

Every few years I come to a point where my Ubuntu gets rather bloated, as it is filling up with a lots of packages that I never use. So the goal is to roll the list of installed packages back to what ...
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Remove Epiphany 3.2 after installing it from a PPA?

I installed epiphany 3.2 via ppa at webupd8.org to check out the webapp feature. tried it but its not for me. i removed the ppa in the software sources, and did remove --purge, but it is still there ...
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How can I uninstall all the packages I've installed today?

I was trying to get musepack encoder support built into ffmpeg today, and I inadvertently broke a few things but I'm not sure exactly which package I installed which broke them. How can I remove ALL ...
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Remove old emblems from previous Nautilus version

I've upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10, and I'd like to remove the emblems I put on certain folders from the previous menu of nautilus. How can I do this?
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How to remove and reinstall GNOME 3?

I need to remove GNOME 3, so I can re-install it, for I experienced a huge power surge that disrupted my session in GNOME 3, and currently, the GNOME 3 interface is acting strangely.
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Can't uninstall Ubuntu One and Banshee in Ubuntu Software Center

I recently upgraded my Google Cr-48 to Ubuntu 11.10 from Ubuntu 11.04. I have several questions. I try uninstalling Ubuntu One like I did previously (Why did it re-install?). It comes up with an ...
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How to uninstall Google Chrome?

I decided to try out Google Chrome and see if it was any different from Chromium, but now I can't figure out how to uninstall it. That's what I have installed. How to get rid of it is the question.
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Removing packages installed outside of Software Center [closed]

I installed a driver a while ago and now need to remove it to be able to install a new driver. The new driver is compatible with Software Center but will not install saying it cannot co-exist with the ...
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How can I uninstall VMware-Player?

How can I uninstall VMware-Player? It is not listed in Ubuntu Software Centre or Synaptic Package Manager I am using version 3.1.4
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How do I remove an extension from LibreOffice 3?

I click the remove button, but nothing happens... Is there any way to remove an extension? I have 3 to get rid of.
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How to point /usr/bin/python to python2.6?

I had done something like: http://paste.ubuntu.com/704579/ I kind of want to undo that one. While trying to remove virtualbox-ose I get the error saying Removing virtualbox-ose ... * Stopping ...
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What is “Nepomuk Backup” and why is it installed?

I've noticed a new item under Applications -> System Tools: Nepomuk Backup. I haven't installed it, and it just showed up recently. Why is it there and why was it installed (possibly with some ...
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How do I uninstall Ubuntu One on Windows 7?

Just tried Ubuntu One ver.2 on Windows 7 and got into trouble with syncing. The installer did not make any entry in the Control Panel Install/Remove programs. How do I uninstall/remove the ...
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Why am I unable to remove the Ubuntu One icon?

I have removed the Ubuntu One icon from the Unity launcher and it keeps returning. I right click the icon and uncheck the 'Keep in Launcher' option. I do not use this service and I want to remove it ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu Software Center in 11.10? [duplicate]

I am trying to uninstall software center for ubuntu oneric using the command sudo apt-get remove software center and get this as result Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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how to uninstall unity in ubuntu 11.04, not disable it [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can you remove Unity? How can i uninstall or purge the unity desktop completely from Ubuntu11.04, not disable it, exactly remove it?
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How do I completely remove ekiga?

How do I completely remove ekiga via sudo apt-get remove --purge seems to leave some information when i re-install ekiga. can i rm -rvf even tho ekiga is not just in the home file but in the ...
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How can I completely remove xfce4 when apt-get remove --purge doesn't work?

Starting with a Ubuntu server, I wanted a window manager, so I installed xfce4. I used sudo apt-get install xfce4 to do this. To remove it, I used sudo apt-get remove --purge xfce4 which ...
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Can't format hard drive back to Windows 7 after fully installing Ubuntu

I've searched the posts and can't find the exact answer I need. I've installed Ubuntu to my hard drive completely, and wiped my Windows 7. I do not want Ubuntu anymore; I want Windows 7 back. But when ...
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How can I revert back from an upgrade to the Proposed repository?

I mistakenly enabled the Pre-release updates (natty-proposed) repository and then upgraded all packages. How can I undo this? Here are the test results from @enzotib's instructions and the test ...
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How can I uninstall a locale via command-line?

I have 5 unused locales on my system. How can I remove them via command line? I have use localepurge but it didn't work.
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I can't remove a package - what should I do?

I'm trying to remove libavcodec52 package but it won't work. If I try through Software Central it just tells me it didn't work and to check my internet conection. If I try it at the terminal, this ...
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Uninstall Enlightenment E16 on Ubuntu 10.04

How can I uninstall e16 from Ubuntu 10.04 I have Gnome and KDE installed too, which i want to keep Thanks
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Google Earth caused an update error, cannot completely remove [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update? Hi guys, I downloaded the Google Earth program from Google's site and installed ...
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How to uninstall OpenOffice?

I want to completely remove open office from my system. What packages do I need to uninstall to remove it completely? I am using Ubuntu 10.10.
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How can I remove the default application indicators, like the power or the volume indicator, in Unity?

After installing a bunch of new application indicators, I realized that I was using a lot of the top-bar space, and wanted to get rid of some default indicators to have more space. Is this somehow ...
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How to cleanly remove a badly installed .deb?

Whenever I try to use dpkg or apt-get, I get the warning: dpkg: warning: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/available' near line 12674 package 'jarnal': error in Version string 'build901': version number ...
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How to properly remove packages

I would like to uninstall some packages, but I find that after I run the sudo apt-get remove <package-name> command I still have log files or other types of files running around. Is there a way ...
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Unable to delete files from drive in Banshee [closed]

When I imported all of my music from my iPod into Banshee, I got all of the wrong music, so I decided to delete it all. Now it says that there is no such file or directory, so it won't delete the ...
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Installing Ubuntu Again

I installed ubuntu last week on my computer. The way I did it was creating a partition on my HDD and then I used the windows installation of ubuntu to installed there. After I did it, I restart my ...