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

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How to remove Ubuntu Software Center sections after uninstalling an app?

I once have downloaded chrome for my 14.04 ubuntu. After a while, I've uninstalled it but at Ubuntu Software Center it keeps showing Google section when I click at the down arrow besides "All ...
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Uninstall Slack Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Slack from the .deb file provided by their website. But now I need to uninstall it. But when I type sudo apt-get remove slack It says Package 'slack' is not installed, so not removed 0 ...
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Trying to uninstall libwacom will remove many other packages

As the title, I was trying to remove libwacom packages in order to install those provided by their channel so to be able to correctly use their tablet. However, whenever I try to remove or purge ...
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Hide prompt on removing phpmyadmin

got to reinstall mysql (from 5.6 to 5.7). Therefore I have to reinstall phpmyadmin, completely! This is what I tried: sudo apt-get remove -y -q phpmyadmin But I am getting 2 prompts asking me if ...
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Recover from aborted tt-rss install

I tried installing tt-rss and mid way through decided I didn't want to install a DB and Web server so I aborted the install. Now I can't install any updates. Package manager is telling me to fix ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu, Reinstall Windows?

My personal Ubuntu (15.10) experiment just isn't working out; I found out the hard way that I know less than nothing about Linux. I'm completely at sea. I have a bootable USB with Windows 10 ready to ...
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Can't get new software on ubuntu software centre

I recently purchased whatsapp for ubuntu off the software centre but when I try to install it this screen comes up. http://imgur.com/iOdWUvZ <--- screenshot New software can not be installed ...
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Cant uninstall fluxgui - package not found

Update 23/03/2015: So when I restart the following blinks for a few brief seconds. So it looks like my laptop is not restarting properly and therefore fluxgui cannot be removed? I get the first one ...
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Ubuntu is still in the bios [duplicate]

I recently uninstalled Ubuntu i am using Windows 10 .However when I go to my bios i still see Ubuntu there. Is there any way of getting rid of this?
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Uninstall Saturday's install

I was trying to install Netflix on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Followed directions going through terminal. And some files didn't install and Now I do not have WiFi. Nor the wanted install. So how do I ...
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How to completely uninstall a program? [duplicate]

I mean to the point there is no left over in the kernel, because when I installed VMware it had to install kernel modules, so I proceeded and a few hours later when I went to shut down my PC, on the ...
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Weird Wine Packages w/ Weird Names - Can't Remove

So I tried to install some stupid game through Wine but the game is not originally in English and some weird things happened. Now I am stuck with these "apps" that go nowhere (it was unable to open - ...
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How to Reinstall or Remove Wacom Drivers

I'm a new user banging my head against the wall trying to get my Wacom tablets to work on Kubuntu 14.04. I have two tablets: a bigger, older Intuos 2, and a smaller, much newer Intuos Pen Small. I ...
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how to remove python 3.4.4 in ubuntu 14.04

I installed python 3.4.4 in ubuntu 14.04, but I want to remove it. when I open terminal and type python3.4 -V then the output is the following. Python 3.4.4 when I installed, I referenced this ...
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Uninstall Windows 10 and install Ubuntu

A friend would like to use Ubuntu 14-4 or 15-10, but the OS on his laptop in Windows 10. When I put the ISO from one or the other in his dvd-drive, it starts up, but after a short while Windows ...
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Change of mode of usage

I installed Ubuntu on PC along side windows. However, I would like to uninstall it and instead use it within windows as a virtual machine. How do I go about removing it?
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Attempting to uninstall and reconfigure pygame for python 3.4.4 or Ubuntu 14.04

First off I want to mention I'm a scrub with ubuntu. Also I am a bit unsure if my python version is 3.4.4, but that is what it sais on my tgz file when I search for it, so I think that is correct. I'...
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Uninstalling Go (golang)

I'm trying to install drive, which requires Go. I did: sudo apt-get install golang git mercurial which successfully installed version 1.2.1. Unfortunately, when I tried to install drive with: go ...
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de-install ubuntu and install lubuntu with USB

I am trying to install lubuntu on my notebook (aspire one) as Ubuntu seems too heavy or is getting really slow. therefor I thought of installing lubuntu (or are there other suggestions?). Now I dont ...
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Remove Mail Applet from Toolbar in Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to find out how to remove the Thunderbird Mail Applet from the top right corner of the toolbar in Ubuntu 14.04 I have already tried going to Thunderbird-Add-ons manager - Extensions and ...
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Which partitions to delete for uninstalling ubuntu? [duplicate]

I want to uninstall Ubuntu. Here is a screen shot of my partitions:The screenshot Please help me find out which partitions to delete. I installed Ubuntu in legacy and windows 10 is in UEFI.
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Magnet links opens up Opera error dialog - Yet Opera was removed!

I have an odd problem. I installed a new version of Ubuntu 14.04 and Mate Desktop. Clicking a magnet link opens up a error message form Opera (unable to open profile - you don't have permissions, bla ...
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(installation problem) Software update failure-Impossible installation Ubuntu 14.04 lts - 64 icoree5

My software updater does not let me install any programme. This is the details it gives back: installArchives() failed: Setting up install-info (5.2.0.dfsg.1-2) ... /etc/environment: line 3: JAVA: ...
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how to uninstall oracle database from Ubuntu 14.04

i used this link to install oracle database 12c se2. http://www.oracle.com/webfolder/technetwork/tutorials/obe/db/11g/r1/prod/install/dbinst/dbinst.htm i know that this link is 11g but i just used ...
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Removing Ubuntu Mate15.10

I happened to install Ubuntu without partitions as the only Os ON MY PC. Now that I want to install windows 7, how can I go about it. I've tried inserting a cd to run the windows OS but when I try to ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 and Katoolin removing failed [closed]

Unfortunately, I installed Katoolin by following these steps. After installation, I tried to remove it using this solution. Now, I see this weird menu. I can't take screenshot, menu is closed while I ...
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How to delete a stuck folder

I want to delete a folder that stuck on the top bar of my server screen while deplacing it (Ubuntu Desktop 12.04) Thanks in advance please see screenshot
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unsuccesful uninstalling of elementary theme

I install elementary theme on my Ubuntu 14.04 but It couldn't choose it at log in page, it wasn't there. So enter thissudo apt-get purge elementary-os and sudo apt-get remove elementary-os after that ...
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Completely remove openssl dev version

I installed openssl dev version from github. However, I now wish to remove it to install openssl from the official repos. I tried to remove it using sudo apt-get remove --purge openssl but it's still ...
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Unable to uninstall MariaDB [closed]

I tried to re-install MariaDB, I used: sudo apt-get purge mysql* mariadb* But the only package remaining to be un-installed after the failed attempted above is mariadb-server-10.0. When I try to ...
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How to remove Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I just formatted the drive containing Ubuntu from Windows and merged the partition. But when I go into the boot option, I can still see the Ubuntu option and GRUB is still there. Please tell me how ...
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driver will not uninstall

So yesterday I installed a driver, found out that it was obsolete, removed it, and installed a new one. (It is a file folder named "/usr/src/rtlwifi-new-0.9~trusty") For some reason the new one won't ...
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How do I remove this driver?

I found a driver for my wireless adapter, but for some reason, it hasn't worked correctly and I have been having a lot of issues. I'll show you the code I put into the terminal to install it. How do I ...
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Errors were encountered while processing: software-center-aptdaemon-plugins

I am getting below error when trying to install or upgrade any package. I think below error was generated after unistall software center, i have also tried to install software center but getting same ...
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Can I revert an apt-get install libfolks25

On Ubuntu Precise and just learning how to use apt-get, I ran: sudo apt-get install libfolks25 It installed a slew of files, many marked vivid. And, of course, installing things I really didn't ...
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Uninstalling ubuntu from external hard drive

I had installed ubuntu on my external hard disk and the boot loader is itself installed in the hdd. How do i uninstall it from the hdd and remove the ubuntu boot entry from UEFI? These are the only ...
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Having troubles accessing/uninstalling Dropbox

I've spent hours trying to get this to work. I just want to uninstall Dropbox so I can freshly install it again. Using the top answer on How do I uninstall Dropbox? , this is what shows up for me. ...
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I may have uninstalled everything

I ran sudo apt-get autoremove and watched as literally everything including Software Center was slowly removed. I'm new and was slow to stop it in time. Now when I boot in my desktop shows just my ...
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Uninstall every program that I've installed

I'm triying to make a bash file to uninstall every program that I've installed, but I don't know how to do it, is there any specific command to list every program that I've installed manually or using ...
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How do I uninstall utorrent launcher that I created in Ubuntu 14.04

Hopefully some out there can help me out on how to removed a created launcher (in this case for utorrent), which I had created it using the gnome panel-create launcher manually, I made a mistake by ...
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How can i remove Ubuntu? (delete/uninstall) [duplicate]

i have dual boot system! Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS and Windows Xp! I want to delete the Ubuntu and use only Windows Xp, because my netbook is too old and the wifi does not work with Ubuntu! I searched for a ...
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How completely uninstall related packages installed with a package

How do I remove exactly same stuff I have installed or system have installed with adding support for a language for example? Is there a procedure I can follow? Apt-get remove, autoremove or purge is ...
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Uninstalling eclipse mars.1

I had originally installed mars.1 package by downloading the tar.gz file and extracting it. when I tried running the sample code hello world it displayed "the error launching configuration has ...
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How to remove jre1.8.0.72? [duplicate]

There is an error during install jre1.8.0.72. How should I remove it? I get an error during purge: sudo apt-get purge jre1.8.0-72 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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How do I soft remove a usb port?

A usb port has been mapped to an interrupt that I want to free up... cat /proc/interrupts | grep 16: 16: 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 IR-IO-...
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Remove emacs and all related files

How can i completely remove emacs from my computar? I messed up and i have more than 100 files related with emacs. I tried locate emacs and delete one by one, but i wonder if there is a way to remove ...
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Full removal of cinnamon (Ubuntu 15.10)

I installed cinnamon using the command sudo apt-get install cinnamon-desktop-environment Noticing I downloaded about 800MB of data/packages and my disk-space increase my about 1GB. Then I decided ...
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Problem while installing mongodb from terminal and from tar

Earlier I had mongod and mongo installed using terminal, version (2.4) without first uninstalling it downloaded the tar file of mongoDB 0f version and extracted it and added it to the path, at that ...
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Ubuntu only os. Problems encountered

I don't have any other Operating System on my laptop, only Ubuntu. Ubuntu is not working properly and it doesn't boot automatically. All I can do to boot is mounting / in the root. How can i uninstall ...
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Cannot uninstall php-memcache using terminal

I uninstalled php5 from my computer with command sudo apt-get -y purge php.* running this command will show me this message in terminal: Errors were encountered while processing: php5-memcache ...