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

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Un-install ubuntu server and grub menu [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu server 11.10 and win 7 on different drives (dual boot) on my laptop. Could anyone tell me how to remove ubuntu server and grub loader? I have tried log in to win 7 and format ...
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Accidentally removed ia32-libs and now GUI is not working

I have removed accidently i32-libs... using the following command sudo apt-get remove ia32-libs Now the GUI is not properly working. How can I fix this?
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Accedently removed ia32-libs and now gui not working in ubuntu 10.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Accidentally removed ia32-libs and now GUI is not working I have removed accidently i32-libs. Now the GUI is not properly working. How can I fix it?
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How to remove all i386 packages from Ubuntu 64bit?

Over the time I installed many i386 packages, which I no longer need. How can I clean up the system and stay only with the amd64 packages?
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Can I remove Gnome if Ubuntu is my original installation?

I installed Ubuntu with Unity and I have also installed Kubuntu. I prefer kubuntu and would like to remove Unity and all the gnome programmes. I was wondering, since it's my original Desktop ...
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remove the ubuntu-desktop package

How does one go about removing the packages installed by ubuntu-desktop. I couldn't imagine going back to that after using LXDE.
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Roll back of Ubuntu installation possible to get a WIN7 partition back?

After testing Ubuntu 11.10 (64 bit) by booting it from the CD, I unfortunately decided to install it on my pc. On my pc I had kept on each hd and the ssd as well space enough for other partitions. I ...
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Removing Ubuntu from a dual-boot setup with Windows

I have installed Ubuntu as another OS on my laptop, and my default OS is Windows 7. I just want to know how to remove (or uninstall) Ubuntu without harming the other OS. PS: Ubuntu and Windows 7 are ...
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How can I uninstall Graphics driver? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is my ATI graphics card supported in Ubuntu? I want to un-install Graphics driver but I do not know how. I downloaded AMD Catalyst™ 11.11 Proprietary Linux x86 Display ...
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removing unnecessary libs

I played around a lot with installing WINE and some stuff for party poker. Also I was following some tutorials on installing adobeair on x64 system. I believe I have downloaded quite a lot -> 200MB ...
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How do I remove SELinux?

How do I remove SELinux in Ubuntu Server 10.04 as the config file is not located in /etc/selinux and the folder /selinux is empty?
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Ubuntu stuck in low resolution after UNinstalling / disabling NVidia drivers

Tried the Nvidia driver, installed using the Additional Drivers panel. Didn't like it much; the CPU seemed to overheat more and the brightness controls stopped working. Also selecting a second ...
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How to remove unwanted configuration files/folders?

When installing an application it creates few files/folder, mostly in HOME ~/.config and ~/.local/share/. After removing the application these files do not automatically get removed. So, is there a ...
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My OS disappeared (WIN7) on Acer Aspire Lap top including BOOT file

Okay, I'm obviously an extream novice with computers no matter what OS! So Whoever responds To my Question must be patient & Take it Easy on me please. (OKAY) this is what happened Misplaced my ...
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How do I remove Ubuntu from windows?

I installed the Ubuntu for Windows version on my vista and it crashed after updating. I tried first to delete it like any other regular app (because that with Ubuntu claims you could), but that didn't ...
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How can I remove Wine 1.4rc3 and install Wine 1.3.37 from Ubuntu PPA?

I'm running Lucid. I had installed Wine 1.3.37 from Ubuntu Wine PPA and I had my programs working. I wanted to install Wine 1.4rc3 so that I could install Office 2010. So I compiled 1.4rc3 from source....
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Why apt-get purge wants to install packages while I use --no-download and --no-install-recommends?

I am using Debian but I think this can be easily posted here. I have already uninstalled openoffice packages from my Debian machine but somehow apt-get put abiword in his place. Now I would like to ...
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Unable to uninstall Ubuntu from “uninstall-wubi.exe”

I tried to uninstall ubuntu with easybcd and forgot to uninstall it from uninstall-wubi.exe. When I tried to unintsall it from that file, got an error: I have Windows 64bit installed as well and I ...
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Can I remove some packages with one command?

I want to remove all apache packages from my system (as I am transitioning to lighttpd). I have these installed : monkey@debVirtual:/etc/php5dpkg --get-selections | grep apachee] apache2-doc ...
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How can I fix the gnome-shell?

I am using gnome-shell on Ubuntu 11.10. After I installed some of the extensions, whenever it logs in; it would not show the userbar (the one with the clock etc). I tried doing the following: How to ...
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How do I remove Chromium including its settings? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I completely uninstall Google Chrome and Chromium? How do I remove the settings from Chromium program in Ubuntu 11.10? Yesterday I tried to remove from synaptic by ...
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How Do I Remove Ubuntu and Install Windows 7? [closed]

I have purchased a new Dell Insperion 620S desktop. It has Ubuntu installed by default. I want to remove Ubuntu, and install Windows 7 instead. Please help me understand the steps to remove Ubuntu.
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Can I remove/ uninstall “Toggle Desktop”?

This is where I found out how to install it. I tried sudo apt-get remove wmctrl but it did not work, even after reboot. I could not find anything on the Internet. It is the icon on the left, with ...
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Is it possible to completely and safely remove Ubuntu 11.10

I have got Windows XP and by dual-boot method installed Ubuntu 11.10. I do not want, to un install Ubuntu, but I'm interested. Is it possible to completely and safely un-install Ubuntu from dual-...
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Ubuntu wont start up after uninstalling packages with synaptic

I have had Ubuntu for a while and I uninstalled a few packages with synaptic. I then restarted the computer and it turns on the screen for a second, then the screen says "no signal imput" and turns ...
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Uninstall a program installed with Wine

I am using Ubuntu 11.10. By using wine software i installed some software like nimbuzz and ibibo messenger. Both the programs are not working and showing the bug as We're sorry, but an unknown error ...
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My joypad acting like a mouse [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Joystick acts as mouse; won't stop I've a problem, my joypad actually acting like a mouse, and doesn't work with torcs game, somebody know how to make it working ...
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How to uninstall Windows from a Dual Boot system?

I installed Ubuntu in the dual-boot configuration so that I can still boot up in Windows. But I just want to get Windows off of the machine. Anyone know how to do this without having to go through ...
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Why aren't old linux-images removed when installing new kernel updates? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to remove/hide old kernel versions? On my laptop I have limited space but install all new updates, including kernel updates. However, Ubuntu doesn't seem to ...
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How to uninstall Puddletag - audio tag editor?

Today I was install Puddletag (audio tag editor) via deb pack. I tested it, but now i would like to uninstall it.
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How can I install and remove programs in one command line, and confirm only once?

When I install Ubuntu, the first thing I usually do is remove some programs and install some others. To get that done, I enter the following in a terminal: sudo apt-get remove applicationA ...
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How to resolve problem with two versions of Google Earth installed from different sources?

both I installed Google Earth 6.1 several months ago. I've just install GE 6.2 this evening by downloading the .deb package on the Google site. After the download, GE installed fine with the Software ...
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How do I uninstall and remove Ubuntu 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? I installed Ubuntu 11.10 after creating a demo disk from an .iso file. It offered to create a dual boot version where ubuntu ...
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Uninstall ubuntu-desktop with unity, gnome etc

I've installed Ubuntu 11.10, but I was not happy with Unity, so I switched to Gnome 3 (classic). This was also not the best for me, so I've tried LXDE. Again was not exactly, what I'm looking for. So ...
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Can you remove printer/scanner support?

My laptop doesn't have a printer or a scanner connected and never will, as it doesn't work with my printer because of wrong cables. Is there a possibility to remove the printing/scanning related ...
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How can I uninstall and reinstall ubuntu from a dual boot system?

I have attempted to remove Ubuntu from a dual boot system (Windows XP, SP3) by deleting partitions, using both the Ubuntu install CD and GParted. Neither worked for me; instead, all I did was manage ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu TV

i was testing and installed Ubuntu TV via instructions which can be found here. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuTV/Contributing But how do I remove it? make uninstall doesn't work and I am stuck. It is ...
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How do I remove ubuntu from a windows 7 machine without the recovery disk?

I have a computer that originally came with windows 7. I recently installed Ubuntu 11.04 (natty) on it. Now, I want to remove it from the computer while keeping windows. Unfortunately, I don't have ...
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Uninstall Unity without ubuntu-desktop and use Gnome Shell instead [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can you remove Unity? When I try to remove unity in Synaptic or Ubuntu Software Center it says that it want to remove ubuntu-desktop too which depends on all desktop ...
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How do I un-install Ubuntu TV

Before I jump into the deep end of the pool and install this wonderful looking media app. My concerns are it's stability and my ability to revert my system back to it's pre-ubuntuTV state. Are there ...
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How to do the windows equivalent of “format C:”?

Bought a second hand laptop with no OS. Installed Ubuntu and have been running it now for about a year without any problems. Now need to use more windows applications (childrens educational ...
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How to remove a repository and all it's installed programs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove all packages from a certain repository? i have installed programs from the nautilus-actions-extra and it cause a lot of problems so i want to remove this ...
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How do I completely remove Ubuntu?

I have had the last Ubuntu distro (10.something) installed for a year and love it. But I have run in to an issue when I tried to upgrade it to the latest one it did not work and there has come some ...
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How to remove xubuntu-desktop?

A few days ago I installed Xubuntu on top of a normal Ubuntu system: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop I didn't play around for long on Xubuntu before I realised that I liked Ubuntu 2D better. ...
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Why Does VLC Media Player Uninstall When ZSNES Is Installed Through Terminal?

When I try to install ZSNES VLC is being uninstalled and the other way round. I don't want to make any changes to them whenever I do the installation. Does anyone know why this is happening?
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How to completely wipe Ubuntu 11.10 from HDD?

I screwed up using a friend's external HDD and installed Ubuntu on it for my new PC. I can still run it from a disk but I have no idea how to completely wipe the HDD of Ubuntu. Windows won't even ...
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Uninstalling a software installed via Terminal

How to uninstall a software which I have installed via Terminal. I have recently installed the Realtek High Definition Driver which is now a big mess with my audio system. After installed that ...
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Uninstalling Ubuntu when it is on the Windows partition

I partitioned my hard drive in order to install Ubuntu on one half and have Windows 7 on the other. However, when I went to install Ubuntu, I selected install alongside Windows 7 thinking it would ...
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Is it normal for aptitude to automatically remove packages during an installation?

Usually I install via apt-get or Software Center. For secure delete tools, I installed using aptitude. sudo aptitude install secure-delete aptitude however, removed a whole bunch of packages. ...
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How to completely uninstall Sun Java

I have followed a tutorial on how to install sun jdk manually on ubuntu 11.10, alright it worked. But now I want to remove it, because I want to install the 32bit version instead of the 64 (what I did)...