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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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....
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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?
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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"?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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(...
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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 ?
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Which of these are Ubuntu partitions I can safely delete from Windows?

I am trying to uninstall Ubuntu by following these directions, but I have a question. Which partitions do I delete? I am assuming it is the three blank ones, but why would Ubuntu have three partitions?...
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How do I remove Ubuntu, wipe hard drive and install Windows XP?

I have ubuntu 11.10, but i want to remove it, format my hard drive and install windows xp, but when i try doing this from the windows installer it says that the hard drive can't be formated so i would ...
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Corrupt Pidgin - Unable to remove

I recently installed Pidgin and tried to install pidgin-facebookchat. Ubuntu software center now says that pidgin is corrupt so I press repair but nothing gets fixed. I've tried sudo apt-get purge ...
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How do I uninstall the TuxOnIce kernel in 12.04?

I recently installed tuxonice on a Toshiba z830. I have ubuntu 12.04 (kernel was: 3.2.0-26) I wanted to be able to hibernate, which I consider to be a basic thing a OS should allow you to do. Well, it ...
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How to uninstall a program in Wine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Uninstall a program installed with Wine How do you uninstall a program in Wine? I tried installing a windows program through wine but it didn't work and now I can't figure ...
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How do I get back hard drive space after I have uninstalled Ubuntu from Windows?

I installed Ubuntu on windows like it says to do it on Ubuntu's website as an application. I did not want it to create a separate partition on my hard drive. A few days ago, I uninstalled Ubuntu by ...
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How do I remove Ubuntu from a dual-boot Windows 7 laptop?

I'm new to Ubuntu and liked it a lot! However after testing it on my old crappy laptop I now want to remove it. I've looked at tutorials on how to uninstall and it says to start by deleting the Linux ...
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How do I remove non-functional links from the Dash?

I have dead (non-functional) links in my Dash, how do I manually remove them? They were created by an installation of a Java program via bash script. Here is the script (if it helps): Minecraft
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How to completely remove the kubuntu-desktop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove kubuntu-full and all it's applications? I installed the kubuntu-desktop on Ubuntu 12.04. I promptly removed it, the applications it installed are still ...
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How can I “toggle” the unity launcher?

I don't want to hide it, like put my mouse of the top-left/left side of the screen, I want to have like a ccsm plugin that can say to turn it on/off. How can I do this but also have the possibility to ...
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How can I remove Windows and upgrade Wubi install to a full install without a CD or USB stick?

I have Windows XP with Wubi installed. Now I want to remove Windows XP and upgrade the Wubi install to a full installation. How can I do that without a USB stick or a CD?
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How to Uninstall / Remove Ubuntu 12.04 from Live Media

I need to uninstall and reinstall Ubuntu, but when I open it, the only options that come up are Demo mode and Learn more, nothing about Uninstalling.
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Unable to uninstall applications via Ubuntu Software Centre

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 Recently I tried to uninstall apps from Ubuntu Software centre, but it shows the app is uninstalled, but with some error. When I check the application from App Menu, It ...
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What packages are safe to uninstall to reduce installation size? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I turn my desktop Ubuntu 8.04 into a command line only install? This question is similar to a previous question I asked How can I turn my desktop Ubuntu 8.04 into a ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: Replacing pulseaudio with Alsa?

Because of skype sound issues I was told to replace pulseaudio with alsa. I only found a solution for Ubuntu 10.10. Does this still work for Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin? Or does it still not make ...
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How to uninstall ubuntu 12.04 installed from inside windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I uninstall Ubuntu Wubi? I installed Ubuntu running windows 7. Now I want to remove it, want to know if i just need to uninstall it from control Panel, or is there ...
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Unable to fully remove Juju

After downloading Juju and playing around with it a little bit, my curiosity is satisfied. I decided to move on to other endeavors and uninstall Juju, although despite my best efforts a piece of Juju ...
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How do I uninstall Wubi? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I uninstall Ubuntu Wubi? How can I uninstall Ubuntu which I installed using Wubi without affecting my files if I have 2 OS's on 1 partition?
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How to deinstall top panel or allow programs/windows to be ontop of that panel

As the title says. The problem is my screen size is 1080p, and i need a program to run in 1080p in window mode, but the top panel is forcing the programwindow out of the screen how to fix that. or ...
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How do you remove Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? I have no idea what was deleted or uninstalled or even what system ran previously on the computer. The computers are public ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ( installed alongside Win 7 from Boot CD) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? A few days back I installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows. When I put the CD in, the setup said that I should boot from CD ...
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Removing Samba Error

I am having a problem with Samba package. So I did the following to remove it, and got some errors. # sudo apt-get --purge remove samba-common Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How to perform full system restore on Ubuntu 12.04 removing all software footprints

How to go about performing system restore in Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) so that it also remove all software footprints as well. My system has only Ubuntu and is 64 bit.
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How to remove Ubuntu from dual boot system with Windows 7?

I wish to remove Ubuntu and I'm not quite sure how. I know it has something to do with partitions. I have 3 partitions. 1. OS [683 GB] 2. Recovery [14 GB] 3. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (E:) I know it says ...
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How can you completely remove a package?

I am trying to do a clean install of the octave3.2 package. To do this, I removed it, then tried to reinstall it. When I reinstalled, an error occurred. It could be a bug in the package, but I ...
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Windows Installer (Trial Run)

So Windows Installer is like a trial run in my mind from what I see. It partitions your hard drive so you can use Ubuntu, but Ubuntu relies on Windows remaining on the system, yes? So I have 2 ...