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

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What Happens if I Remove a DE *before* I Install Another?

I have a FS Amilo laptop with 2GB RAM and Lubuntu/Kubuntu (and Puppy Linux) installed. I'd like to remove Kubuntu and try Xubuntu. I was wondering, what would happen if I uninstall the Kubuntu DE ...
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What is the terminal command to force the software center to update its installed lists?

Hello I have installed haroopad.deb (markdown editor) through the Software Center. After that the program can be found unity dash search and starts fine. But the Software Center is unaware of the ...
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How to remove libglew1.10 without killing ubuntu desktop

I am on Ubuntu 14.04. If I do sudo apt-get remove libglew1.10 ubuntu-desktop and unity will be removed, I accidentally do it once and I had to go to recovery mode to reinstall everything back. I ...
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Uninstalling programs in Ubuntu [duplicate]

In Ubuntu, is there something like the control panel of Windows from where I can uninstall a program?
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GIMP failed to uninstall

This is what I get when I try to uninstall GIMP: yoyo@yoyo-Inspiron-3521:~$ sudo apt-get remove gimp [sudo] password for yoyo: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Safe to remove /usr/local/bin/node?

In the past I installed Node.js. Now I tried updating it following this guide and ended up having two versions of it, node on version 0.10.7 and nodejs on version 0.12.7. To clear this up I wanted to ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu 14.10 and perform a fresh install of Linux Mint 17.3 [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 on top of a (X) Windows 7 PC laptop (No CD ROM) (Windows is gone) thinking that I would like it. Now I am finding much more in the newer distros- Linux Mint 17.3, Ubuntu ...
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How do I completely remove/uninstall an application?

I need to remove Pitivi video editor and Cinelerra and a few more applications, I have seen people talking about how to uninstall something completely but the problem is that I don't even know the ...
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How to uninstall OS from dual boot system?

I have HDDs with different configurations of Windows and Ubuntu versions: Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 8 Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10 ... I would like to uninstall Windows ...
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Ubuntu/Grub Not leaving Boot Menu (Win 10)

I've scoured the internet trying to fix this. Browsed every possible solution from questions answered on this page but I simply can not remove ubuntu/grub fully from my PC. So, I originally started ...
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how do i remove ubuntu 15.10 (thats encypt)whithout having windows installed

Recently I tried dual booting Windows, and was very unsuccessful. Instead of installing it as "something else," I chose the encrypt option, lost all of my Windows files and drives. So for the last ...
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How to uninstall a game which is not letting me uninstall it? [duplicate]

I had downloaded feist and installed it just to test the gaming capability of ubuntu, since am new to it. Now as I can see it works perfectly fine, I am trying to uninstall it. But every time when I ...
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How to remove uninstalled keyboard from panel bar?

I am new to Ubuntu and from Burma (Myanmar) country. Previously I installed some of our language keyboards into my Ubuntu. After that I uninstalled them because they were not stable. But they still ...
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How to fully replace APT with RPM?

I was just wondering if there is a way to fully replace APT with RPM? Once I have got RPM installed and setup as it should (if I need to configure it in any way) is there any way to remove APT without ...
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Unisntalling Ubuntu from dual-boot windows 10

Reboot the computer. Go to bios. ( How?) Set the boot media to CD/DVD Put the windows 7 DVD(or recovery disk)in to the drive. (I'm using windows 10 and I don't have either DVD or USB, would ...
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How to uninstall apps in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I know it would seem like a simple task. I've tried right-clicking apps, (lets use steam as an example) and clicking uninstall. However, they do not uninstall. So far, i noticed this happening with ...
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Problem with texsudio

I wanted to update my texstudio from 2.9.4 to the latest version 2.10.4. But I am unable to do it. First I ran this command, sudo dpkg -i texstudio_2.10.4-13.1_i386.deb it gave me error. After this ...
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How to completely remove any program and its installation files?

Okay, I have noticed that whenever I installed the latest version of any software and then uninstalled it(even after using purge remove command from the terminal)because it doesn't support my ...
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Problem uninstalling laptop-mode-tools

I am new to Ubuntu and was playing around with some battery saving tools. I first installed tlp, tried it and uninstalled it. Then I got laptop-mode-tools using tar and uninstalled it using ...
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uninstall Canon MX492 printer driver

What is the general method to uninstall drivers in Ubuntu? I need to get rid of the Canon Pixma mx492 driver to see if it improves the chances of the device being visible as a USB device in ...
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Two OpenCV's are installed (with different versions) and I can't delete all traces of the past one, please help!

I am new to Linux systems but I really need this for my project, so I really need your help. Here is what happened: I have had OpenCV 2.4 on a linux system and I also installed another library called ...
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Proper way to remove other operating systems after installing ubuntu?

My environment: Linux mint on /dev/sda2 Ubuntu on /dev/sda7 Windows 7 on /dev/sda4 & /dev/sda5 click for gparted screenshot I want to remove my first OS Linux mint. I don't want to waste ...
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To install google-chrome-stable, these items must be removed:

I try to install Google Chrome, but I can't do it because they asked me to remove those items. How can I remove the items To install google-chrome-stable, these items must be removed: The web ...
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How to remove ubuntu on ubuntu and reinstall ubuntu [duplicate]

I couldn t find a solution since maybe 5 hours. I have checked everything on Internet. Here is my problem, I dual booted Ubuntu 14.02 beside windows 7. I removed windows 's files accidentally. I ...
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cant understand the function of apt-cache remove [duplicate]

I needed to reinstall wine from scratch so I first decided to uninstall the current version but, running the command sudo apt-cache pkgnames wine before and after running any of: sudo apt-cache ...
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uninstall applications

I have installed phpstorm , but after few minutes after installing it's uninstalled itself. But in /usr/share/applications, these files are still present: JB-controlpanel.desktop ...
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Uninstall desktop environments [duplicate]

After searching the net, and trying several terminal commands, I am still unable to uninstall the desktop environments represented in the picture below: I would like to uninstall all desktop ...
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How to remove service i installed it?

I'm new to ubuntu i installed service openvswitch-controller by using sudo apt-get install service openvswitch-controller then want to delete it i used sudo rm -rf /usr/sbin/service ...
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Three infected files in wine-staging. How I should proceed?

An analysis run with clamtk reported three infected files and I wasn't able to remove it from clamtk or in terminal. Its appear in screen as: /opt/wine-staging/lib/wine/fakedlls/clock.exe ...
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Need to move Arduino IDE applicaion Install to another Directory

I have just installed the latest version of Arduino IDE v1.6.6 under my Downloads directory and all works great. The issue is, I actually didn't want it to install at this location and so would like ...
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How to uninstall zenmap? [duplicate]

How can I remove zenmap that I installed using this method: bzip2 -cd nmap-7.00.tar.bz2 | tar xvf - cd nmap-7.00 ./configure make sudo make install
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Why is Postgres running even after uninstall? How do I stop it?

I have uninstalled postgres using sudo apt-get --purge remove postgresql a few days back. I have restarted my computer quite a few times since then. But the postgres server seems to be running even ...
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Accidentally removed Spotify folder, now I can't uninstall anything

I accidentally removed Spotify folder and now I can't uninstall programs from with apt-get or the Software Center, when I try to remove the flash plugin from the command line it give me this error: ...
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Missing operating system after trying to uninstall

I first began by booting from Windows 7 install disk. I went to the command prompt and typed in bootrec /fixmbr. After that I rebooted to install cd my drive is still partitioned and I am unable to ...
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How to Remove varicad2013-en (A Virus or PIA)

I am having a problem. I was running out of space and remove varicad2013-en from my system manually. Now when I try to do a system upgrade, the system fails with the following message: Processing ...
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Installed gnome-shell and then removed it and went back to unity, running apt-get autoremove threatens to uninstall these packages.

At first I accidentally ran sudo apt-get remove gnome instead of gnome-shell. This made the computer run into a boot loop. I got it fixed by installing gnome-desktop again. I removed the gnome-shell ...
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How does the apt-get purge command work?

How does 'it' (ie. purge) know where the dependencies and configuration files are located? How does purge find out that a particular piece of software created a certain file? Is there some sort of ...
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completely remove wine [duplicate]

I tried to remove wine from the terminal using : apt-get remove wine but wine still exists. How can I remove it completely? harsh@harsh-BOOK:~$ sudo get-apt purge Q4Wine [sudo] password for harsh: ...
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Please help with uninstalling ubuntu! I can't load windows installer because my only hdd is not NTFS format from ubuntu [duplicate]

I just bought a computer that has 1 HDD and no cd drive. I installed ubuntu onto my hdd through a usb. I didn't like ubuntu so I plugged in my windows usb, but ubuntu changed my HDD from NTFS format. ...
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How to uninstall or disable Intel graphic drivers?

as the title says, i want to uninstall my graphic drivers because since the last graphics drivers update i start to get erratic behavior in games like Postal 2 and Portal 2, is there a way to disable ...
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Mathematica uninstallation problem

I had a mathematica version 8 installed in Ubuntu and on top of that I tried to install mathematica version 10 in the /dev directory. It showed that the installation is complete. But now neither one ...
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How to completely remove virtualbox

I had installed VirtualBox but it started giving me problems. So I uninstalled it using:- sudo apt-get remove virtualbox-\* sudo apt-get purge virtualbox-\* But when I reinstalled VirtualBox it ...
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Impossible to uninstall certain apps in ubuntu phone? [duplicate]

I recently bought a bq smartphone ubuntu edition, and I was surprised to see so many pre installed apps that I don't want to use. Some of them are apparently easy to remove, by going to the ubuntu ...
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How to wipe Ubuntu clean? [duplicate]

I am new to Linux and want to restart Ubuntu. Is there a way that I can erase everything, but still keep ubuntu? Somewhat like a factory reset.
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Remove Windows XP after installation of Lubuntu

So thanks to this excellent forum I've got Lubuntu installed alongside Windows XP on my old laptop. When I decide to completely remove XP, should I simply reinstall Lubuntu from my image file? Or is ...
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Leave old kernels installed could be dangerous?

I have been using ubuntu for almost 2 years now and I always encounter guides on the internet on how to uninstall old kernel versions. Even here in Ask Ubuntu there are many questions in this way. ...
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I have accidently install two versions of ubuntu and need to uninstall one of them

Somehow, I have managed to install 15.10 and 14.04 LTS along side windows 10. I am able to switch between all of them easily and with no problem but I would like to uninstall 14.04 LTS. I tried doing ...
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F.lux GUI doesn't open, unable the modify timezone/location

I installed F.Lux while living in Asia. It just asked about my timezone and it ran. It worked, but I had no access to the gui, which I guess was fine at the time. Now I'm back in Europe and this is ...
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How can I go back to previous version

I recently upgraded to Lubuntu 15.10, and I'm having serious problems with my display. At this point, the first thing I want to do is go back to my previous version. Is there a good way to do that ...
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Reinstall UBUNTU without effecting windows

I want to reinstall UBUNTU by removing it first without effecting my installed windows note: my UBUNTU don't open .. it just gives me blank screen