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

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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)...
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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, Gnome-...
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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" --with-package-origin="...
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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 doesn'...
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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 (/dev/...
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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 >>command=C:\windows\...
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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 ...