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

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Very safe to install Ubuntu on Mac?

I want to install Ubuntu on my Intel mac and I don't want any data lost. I also want to completely uninstall Ubuntu if necessary. I'm wondering if this is possible. I have a backup made (with Time ...
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Help restore driver after messing it [closed]

firstly I'm new to Ubuntu. Well my problem is I have RTL8187L Wireless USB adapter and I'm using Ubuntu 10.10.However, stock driver shipped with this Ubuntu won't work with my adapter. It detect the ...
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Using GParted to remove windows partition

I'm currently dual-booting to either Ubuntu 10.10 or Windows XP. However, I rarely use windows and would like to remove it. I've use the Ubuntu live CD to access GParted. I've also deleted the ...
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Getting rid of Minefield (Firefox daily build)

Now that Firefox 4.0 is out, I've removed Minefield that I had previously installed via mozilla-daily. My problemis that I can't get rid of it, I mean it still appears in Gnome Menu (with missin icon ...
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Uninstalling MATLAB from laptop, how to get rid of launcher icon?

I messed up my MATLAB install... Followed https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MATLAB/R2010a but launcher isn't working. It says "Could not launch 'MATLAB R2010a' Failed to execute child process ...
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What's the name of PPA? (for ppa-purge)

I'm testing PPAs, so I commonly use ppa-purge, that restores my default versions. But I always have problem with the ppa name. What do I need to put as argument for ppa-purge? I always used my ...
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How to de-brand Ubuntu?

I am working on an Ubuntu Mod, and I would like to change the name/splash screen/login screen/etc in order to make it a more customized environment. I've been able to change all of the names shown ...
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How can I remove all default installed games?

I want to remove all the games that are installed by default. How can I do it all at once?
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Uninstalled aplications still show launcher icons under installed aplications?

The question is in the title, I always remove applications that I do not use after installing or upgrading, this includes games etc (wish it was possible to install Ubuntu with no applications then ...
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Error with APE Server Installation

I was trying to install APE-Server from the .deb file at the ape-server homepage (www.ape-project.org) and I ran into an error so wanted to try removing the installation and reinstalling. I did a ...
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Confusion about git; how to undo?

I wanted to install some source code that was on git. Don't really know what that means ; I've never used git before, but I figured it was time to learn so, I first installed git. Next I tried to ...
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How do you uninstall Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can you remove Unity? I've been trying to find out how to uninstall Unity for a couple days now and I really wish there was just an uninstall option somewhere... ...
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How to fully delete an application with all settings made?

I installed AWN dock, I tried to change some of the settings and it disappeared. I tried to completely uninstall it using synaptic and reinstall, but when I launch it I can't see anything like it kept ...
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How to remove a package entirely?

I'm quite new to Linux, but before using it I was hearing that Windows programs, after uninstallation, leaves a lot of remains on the hard disc, and Linux removes all. I'm using Ubuntu 10.04. To ...
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Removing unneeded graphical drivers?

I have an Intel GMA 4500M graphic card. In synaptic package manager I found out that there are a bunch of installed packages for nvidia and ATI. I was wondering if I can remove these packages since I ...
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Problem installing Oracle 10g Express edition

I have installed Oracle 10g Express edition in Ubuntu 10.10 and it doesn't show or ask to give my password during installation. When I click on "start database" it gave the warning "Operation failed, ...
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How can I remove Ubuntu from my dual-boot and replace it with another distribution?

In Windows XP, I right click on my computer, select manage → Disk management, right click on the Ubuntu partition and choose Delete logical drive. Can I remove Ubuntu like this? If not please suggest ...
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Is there an application to remove Unity UI? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can you remove Unity? After trying two versions of Ubuntu Desktop on CD and one on USB and then must go back to Windows, finally I decided to install Ubuntu Netbook. ...
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Uninstalling application built from source [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: If I build a package from source how can I uninstall or remove completely? I know that Ubuntu has come a long way in helping new users to get used to their linux ...
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Remove unused applications? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I free up disk space? I'm running low on hard drive space and have been prompted to remove unused applications. Is there a way to find unused ...
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How do I clean build and installs, ie un-build?

I have installed and downloaded and built mongodb, and just one works. $ mongo mongo: error while loading shared libraries: libmozjs.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory $ ...
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How to remove configuration files completely

Recently I uninstalled some software using sudo apt-get --purge autoremove, thinking that this would remove all traces of it including unused dependencies and configuration files. However I discovered ...
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How do I remove ndiswrapper completely?

I would like to remove the ndiswrapper from my system after mistakenly installing it to enable a wifi card that it turned out had native Ubuntu support and only required firmware. What is the full ...
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Uninstall Evince while retaining update and upgrade ability

I tried to uninstall Evince but got a message that doing so would remove ubuntu-desktop which appears to be needed to update or upgrade the system. Can we remove Evince and retain update and upgrade ...
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How to change Ubuntu into Lubuntu?

I want to install Lubuntu on my old desktop with 128MB of RAM. As the memory is not enough to run the graphical installer, I had to follow the minimal install from a minimal.iso file as described ...
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Comparison of dpkg/APT/aptitude/Ubuntu software centre/synaptic package manager

What are the pros and cons of dpkg APT aptitude Ubuntu software centre synaptic package manager when used to install, remove and update software?
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Removing Firefox in Ubuntu with all add-ons like it never existed

I have been using firefox for a long time in Ubuntu, I downloaded some add-ons but it made firefox extremely slow, even if I remove them nothing will change. I tried to remove firfox also but ...
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How do I uninstall Nautilus-Elementary?

Looking at the associated packages, I'm concerned about breaking Nautilus if I try and uninstall Nautilus-Elementary. Can someone please advise me on the best way to remove it?
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Force apt to remove all emacs*

I have a bug-problem with the apt-packages of emacs: >>Error occurred processing debian-ispell.el: File error (("Opening input file" "no such file or directory" ...
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How do I uninstall Kubuntu and install Ubuntu?

I want to uninstall Kubuntu and install Ubuntu, but I want to completely clear former installation first. How do I do it most unharmfully?
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How to remove a duplicate Ubuntu Installation without ruining OS boot menu

I have a dual boot setup: windows vista and ubuntu. But, I actually have a duplicate Ubuntu install that I setup a long time ago to get my bootmenu back... (my computer at one point could not find ...
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Why does removing Firefox install another browser?

I want to remove firefox (with sudo apt-get purge firefox*) but without installing the epiphany browser. how to do it? PS : I want to remove firefox becouse I want to use and only use google-chrome ...
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Synaptic remove “gedit” wants to remove “ubuntu-desktop”. How can I reinstall “gedit”?

I want to make a clean start with gedit; ie. remove all customization. Synaptic Package Manager, indicated that ubuntu-desktop would also be removed! Well, that sounded to be a bit on the ...
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How to remove everything Ubuntu One-related?

Is sudo aptitude purge ubuntuone? sufficient to remove everything Ubuntu One-related from my system?
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How can you remove Unity?

In previous versions of Netbook Remix I was able to disable the netbook-launcher and just have a blank desktop. I liked the speed of the Netbook version but not the interface, this worked well for ...
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Unable to uninstall Wine apps

I recently ran the iTunes 10 installer in Wine and everything seemed to go well. Then, when I tried to run it, it would constantly crash/and the appearance would be glitchy. After looking at the Wine ...
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Downgrade from one version to a previous version? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to roll back Ubuntu to a previous version? Is it at all possible to downgrade from one version of Ubuntu to a previous version without doing a re-install similar to ...
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How do I remove the Ubuntu boot option created by Wubi?

My friend installed Ubuntu on a separate partition on a PC with Windows 7 using Wubi. But by mistake he reformatted the drive containing Ubuntu. He is still getting Ubuntu option in the boot menu. How ...
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How can I uninstall software?

Seeing there are various ways to install on Ubuntu. What are the various ways to uninstall items? Which ways always work? How can I be sure something was uninstalled?
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Is there a way to reset all packages/sources and start from scratch?

I have been playing with package management by adding sources from older Ubuntu releases in order to get older versions of some software (e.g. PHP). Unfortunately at some point I must have overdid it ...
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Completely Remove Ruby + Rails + Gems?

I have messed up my ruby dev environment on Ubuntu 10.04. I need to install Ruby this time using RVM. What is the best possible way to remove: Ruby All Gems RubyGems From my machine, so that I ...