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

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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 ...
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Can I uninstall Compiz if only using Gnome-Shell?

I already know that I can uninstall Unity if I'm using Gnome-Shell exclusively, but I'm also wondering if it's safe to uninstall Compiz when I'm only using Gnome-Shell, since as far as I know, ...
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If I build a package from source how can I uninstall or remove completely?

I used source code to build one package such as below: ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var --libexecdir=/usr/lib --with-package-name="Myplugin" ...
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Completely Remove LXDE/Lubuntu Desktop Environment

I've install LXDE on my laptop due to Unity's disappointing performance. But now, I want to completely remove LXDE including it's entire list of programs that came installed with it. How do I go about ...
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is it safe to remove zram swap enabler?

I have recently installed zram swap enabler, which initially seemed great as it made almost everything seem snappier than before, however over time the spike in CPU for compressing/decompressing ram ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu 11.10 / Install Linux Mint 12 [closed]

I'd like to switch my system to Linux Mint. For that purpose I made a live USB drive to boot from. However when booting I'm not asked from what to boot. Ubuntu is just being loaded, and then it ...
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How to remove ubuntu from mac?

I installed ubuntu and linux mint into my mac. I want to remove it because I gave it too less space. Now, I don't know what to do now.
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Removing popularity-contest without trashing the system?

I do want to uninstall the "popularity-contest" package from my system. While I know that I can disable it with $ dpkg-reconfigure popularity-contest it is still a package I want removed. ...
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How to completely uninstall Java?

How can I completely remove all traces of Java on my system? I already know how to install it in case I need it again.
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How to remove linux mint at GRUB?

I installed linux mint manually. now i removed it but at the time of boot screen it is showing "linux mint 12 flubox, 3.0.0-13-generic (/dev/sda5)" "linux mint 12 flubox, 3.0.0-13-generic ...
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How to uninstall VMware Workstation 8 Trial?

I downloaded VMware Workstation 8 trial and need to remove it completely. When I try to: sudo vmware-installer -u vmware-workstation It returns: sudo: vmware-installer: command not found I still ...
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How to uninstall Realplayer 11 (Gold)?

I accidentally installed sometime ago the Realplayer to test embedding videos inside PDFs. Anyhow this turned out not to work and wouldn't have been portable eitherway, so I decide to get rid of this ...
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What packages did Midori install for it to run that I should uninstall to be completely rid of Midori?

I've installed Midori, tried it, and disliked it, so I've uninstalled it. Problem is, I forgot to keep track of what packages Midori installed along with itself, and since I'm trying to get rid of ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu 11.10 in netbook

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Acer netbook as a dual boot with the default Windows XP on said netbook. Now I need only Windows XP and want to completely uninstall Ubuntu 11.10, there is no cd ...
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Manual Uninstall of Wubi Failed, Stuck and Cannot Reinstall [closed]

I want to reinstall Wubi on Windows 7 (ASUS 1215N). I followed the uninstall instructions at this Ubuntu Wiki page. I get this error message: Error executing command ...
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Can't remove CouchDB

Under 11.04, when I do sudo couchdb -V, I get a response like "couchdb - Apache CouchDB 1.1.1". When I do couchdb -V, without sudo, I get that no package/program like that is installed. I've tried ...
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How to uninstall/reinstall Raderon 7500 driver?

How I can uninstall or reinstall my Radeon 7500 driver? Also, can I try a different Xorg version? My T40 (Thinkpad) is not getting 3D acceleration on Ubuntu 11.10. What is the best Ubuntu version if I ...
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Grub boot problems with older ubuntu

I have two inter-related problems on my computer. My install of 9.10 had a boot failure last week. Looks like a file was deleted or corrupted. I was unable to get it to work. Realising it was a ...
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How do I completely uninstall Google Chrome and Chromium?

I'm having a problem with Chrome and one of its extensions, so I want to completely uninstall everything. I've uninstalled Chrome through the Software Center, but when I reinstall it, all of my ...
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How to fully remove the eclipse package?

I installed Eclipse via command apt-get install eclipse. This command completed correctly. After this, I run Eclipse and add some configurations: Added a new URL for "Available Software Sites". On ...
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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?