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

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uninstall lampp on ubuntu using terminal command

I want to uninstall LAMPP on Ubuntu on VM. Please advise command to archive this. I have downloaded package using wget command and run sudo ./xampp-linux-1.8.3-2-installer.run. How to delete folder ...
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(Xubuntu)How to 'Right Click-Delete' apps in the Applications Menu, like the uninstall feature in Unity

Right clicking reveals several options for the selected app, but I cant actually uninstall the app, instead I have to open the Software Center and manually uninstall. Is there a way to simplify this ...
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how to safely remove drive?

When I right click on my disk, I have a "safely remove drive" option that appears. When I "safely remove drive", the disk icon goes off, before coming back in a second later. I can hear the disk that ...
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How to remove KDE Connect dependecies in Cinnamon or any other DE?

I installed KDE Connect in Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity. Now I want to remove the app and all 60 MB of KDE dependencies. If I don't know those package names, how can I remove all the dependencies and not ...
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I've installed Latest Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.2 LTS but the old OS (Windows Small Business Server 2003)still showing

I have bought a fairly old server, HP ML110 G4, it has 3GB RAM & 250GB space. After installing Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.2 & selecting to erase the old OS on install, I find the old OS is still ...
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Uninstalling Dependencies. Is This a Good Practice?

As far as I know I can uninstall a program from Ubuntu using this command... $ sudo dpkg -r packagename But this does not remove the dependencies while the packagename installed. To remove all ...
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How to remove a newer kernel while booted with the older kernel?

I have two kernels installed on my system. 3.16... and 3.19.3...I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 and it came with the 3.16...kernel. I decided to try the latest possible kernel (3.19.3...), but I sometimes ...
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Cannot uninstall AVG antivirus

Whenever I try to uninstall AVG or any other app this pops up: ~$ sudo dpkg -r avg2013flx (Reading database ... 204955 files and directories currently installed.) Removing avg2013flx (2013.3118) ... ...
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Unable to unistall software in wine [duplicate]

I am trying to unistall a Windows application installed in Wine. When I run the command: wine unistall - -software it says uninstall: command not found.
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Unable to remove plexmedia server from Ubuntu 14.04

I am unable to remove Plexmedia server from Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop 64-bit. Whenever I try to remove it via apt-get or dpkg -r, I am getting following error message. happy@happy-desktop:~$ sudo dpkg ...
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Confusion regarding sudo apt-get purge make

I tried to uninstall make because I wanted to see something and I did sudo apt-get purge make the thing is that in the uninstall process it showed a warning and some weird packages being uninstalled ...
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Why doesn't “apt-get autoremove” remove all installed dependencies?

Installing libav-tools and ubuntu-restricted-extras also installs these new packages: cabextract chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra freepats gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3 gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad ...
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How can I remove Ubuntu and reinstall a fresh Ubuntu 15.04 to my computer? [duplicate]

I don't really know what I'm doing, and don't want to get this wrong. I've made a backup of everything I want to keep on an external hard drive, and wish to do a clean install of Ubuntu 15.04 from a ...
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Uninstall broken Plex Media Server from 15.04

I tried installing Plex Media Server on Ubuntu 15.04 but it didn't work because of the migration to systemd from Upstart. Unfortunately I can't seem to be able to uninstall it now either, since the ...
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Where do cancelled downloads go in Ubuntu software center?

When you cancel a download in Ubuntu software center, where exactly do they go? Are they deleted or do we need to manually delete them?
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How to uninstall Android Studio completely from Ubuntu? [closed]

I want to uninstall Android Studio completely from Ubuntu but i can't figure out how to do it. I installed it following the instructions on the Android website.
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How to Remove the bootloader and automativally start ubuntu 14.04

Currently I am using Ubuntu alongside Windows 7.I have decided to get rid of windows and gain some extra disk space.That's easy. But How am i Supposed to remove the Bootloader at startup and directly ...
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I uninstalled lxde using all methods but still lubuntu screen displays while logging in

I have uninstalled lxde using terminal and it is not visible in my laptop but still its screen is displayed while logging in, and in the list of desktop environments options it is available
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How can I uninstall ubuntu and then install windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I want verification that my windows 8.1 instalation disk will run if i uninstall ubuntu
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LibreOffice Draw tries to download 27.9 MB data when I try to remove it

I'm trying to uninstall libreoffice on Ubuntu Software Center. But it says it will also remove Impress as well. When I confirm, it starts downloading some 27.9 MB data. Why is this so? Update: ...
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How to remove Kubuntu 15.04 without loosing Ubuntu?

I have just updated to Kubuntu 15.04 but in KDE there are lots of problems. After installation is broken. So I need to remove Kubuntu 15.04 completely and reinstall it. Before I was using Kubuntu ...
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how to uninstall mariadb in ubuntu 14.04

I have installed mariaDB from source and now I need to uninstall it, I used these commands to install it: $ wget http://mirrors.hustunique.com/mariadb/mariadb-10.0.14/source/mariadb-10.0.14.tar.gz $ ...
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How to uninstall a not fully installed or removed package?

Alright so here is my problem, I tried installing Spotify. It wasn't going well so I decided to uninstall it. Being a complete n00b I though deleting the folder where it was installed to would solve ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu 15.04 from dual boot on windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I want to uninstall ubuntu 15.04 . I dual booted it with windows 8.1. Please help me step by step, how to safely uninstall it... I dont want to loose any data. I used 2gb as swap area and 13 gb for ...
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How to get removed a broken package (in this case “click”)?

How to get removed broken package click? I'm trying install ubuntu-sdk in my 14.04 Ubuntu. I am getting too many errors. sudo apt-get autoremove -f click Reading package lists ... Done Building ...
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How to install fglrx with Wine (Gnome 15.04)

I want to play some Windows-only steam games without having to reboot into Windows every time. But when I install Wine it uninstalls my FGLRX driver software, keeping me from playing games at all. ...
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Removing Oracle JDK and re-configuring update-alternatives

Please check the scenario below: sudo update-alternatives --config java There are 5 choices for the alternative java (providing /usr/bin/java). Selection Path ...
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uninstallation didn't work

I recently installed "Battle for Wesnoth" and the "BfW map editor" from software center. I uninstalled it with Software Center and now the game is shown as uninstalled there. However, I can still ...
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How to remove MySql apt repo

I was trying to install MySql on my system running Ubuntu 14.04. So I added a MySql apt from the link Steps to fresh install MySql After running into a lot of trouble and realizing the apt uses libs ...
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Can i remove a package from apt without uninstall

is it posible to remove a package from apt without uninstall it from disc? I have a broken owncloud package. I was able to repare the installation manually but now i always get an update error ...
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How to remove after login screen (annoyingly slow)?

I've just installed Ubuntu Server LTS. After login, the screen slooooowwwwwlllllyyyy mutates into a splash screen with a gear and other icons and then sloooowwwwwllllyyyy presents the desktop. How ...
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How to uninstall crebs in Ubuntu 14.10

I recently installed crebs by downloading the source code and following the instructions and running setup.sh as root. I did it this way because the ppa was not working. however i have no idea how to ...
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Uninstall LaTeX and reinstall from official site

Ubuntu 14.04 Texlive info : TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2013/Debian) kpathsea version 6.1.1 Following this post I'm thinking about completely removing LaTeX and reinstalling from the official tug ...
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How to delete all OSes on a computer except for one

I want a simple way to delete all Oses off my computer except for one, that being Ubuntu. I also want to put all the remaining unallocated space onto the Ubuntu partition, so that it may have the ...
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can I safely remove accountsservice?

My disk is near full and I need to remove so many software. Can I remove accountsservice with no worry? Is is related to account-plugins or user login into Ubuntu? Will I have problem in ubuntu login? ...
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How to remove Redshift [closed]

I finally got f.lux working, now I want to completely uninstall Redshift. I tried sudo apt-get remove --purge redshift redshift-gtk but when typing redshift into console, I am getting "Trying location ...
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Can I install Chrome on my Ubuntu Phone

I tried installing chrome as per instructions at http://www.howtogeek.com/203768/beginner-how-to-install-google-chrome-in-ubuntu-14.04/ using my phone's terminal. Although it seems that it has ...
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How to unistall cinco dias from ubuntu phone

How can I uninstall cinco dias app? Is this possible? Theres a couple of others I'd like to remove too but can't find those in the store searching via the name to uninstall.
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Remove Unity completely and exchange it with LXDE [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu onto my old Windows Vista laptop but unfortunately it is running very slow. I also live in a region of Germany which has a very poor internet connection and I am unable to ...
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remove package with broken pipe problem

I installed qupzilla today to replace chrome (it was hogging WAY to much ram). I liked it and I wanted to update it to the latest version using there repository but as I tried to update it an error ...
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How do I safely uninstall gnupg?

Warned by Enigmail they soon won't support gnupg and switch to gnupg2 I installed the later. Now trying to remove gnupg, I see a bunch of software will be removed as a consequence: apt apturl ...
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Uninstalling mcafee antivirus

i am using Ubuntu 14.04 I have installed mcafee antivirus . But now i am unable to uninstall it while running command sudo dpkg --purge mfert it gives error dpkg: dependency problems prevent removal ...
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how to uninstall emacs from command line?

I have ubuntu 12.04 I installed emacs using below commands. $ apt-get update $ apt-get install emacs Then, as expected, I could find emacs while searching in dash. Next I wanted to uninstall ...
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How to uninstall program installed from tar.xz and save Nvidia settings?

I recently made the switch to Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 and I'm really liking it so far. However there are a few issues I came across while trying to make my experience better. I need redshift and I ...
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can't uninstall unotelly - dns problem

Hi I have installed unotelly using these suggested procedure: Terminal Method 1 - Easy Way using our Preconfigured File: Open Terminal Enter wget www.unotelly.com/downloads/resolv.conf.ubuntu Enter ...
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Uninstall Eclipse Indigo

I have a preinstalled Eclipse Indigo on my ubuntu 12.04 that I want to uninstall. When I try sudo apt-get remove eclipse what I get is: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Cant get back to windows after uninstalling ubuntu

I have a surface pro 3 so I thought about dual booting it with Ubuntu, every thing went fine but I didn't like it because it had some bugs and I couldn't get the type cover to work so I decided to ...
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I deleted the Ubuntu partition and extended the Windows 8 one?

Now when I try to start my computer I get GNU GRUB minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. How do Ifix my computer so I can run Windows again? So I've found I can press F11 to load the boot menu. ...
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Does package manager remove dependencies when original package is removed?

I am new to xubunutu and linux, my question is about how dependencies are removed from the system when we uninstall a package that caused them to install. so consider this case that I install a ...
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Phone programs uninstall [closed]

I have a issue that some of the programs ( games many ) that I have removed via the store app still show that they are taking space in the phones memory. some no longer have the icon next to them ...