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

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Ubuntu - Nvidia drivers causes weird behaviour

I installed the latest nvidia drivers after many dirty attemps (I'm not used to linux and using console to install drivers) and well, finaly aparently I made it. One thing I noticed is that when I'm ...
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How do I remove Ubuntu completely and install Windows 7? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Computer. I completely deleted my Windows 7 (which I had previously installed). Now I have changed my mind and I wish to install Windows 7 again and I am having ...
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Fully scan and clean broken installations in Ubuntu 12.04

I have gone through the Dist Usage Utility in Ubuntu and I deleted some folders here and there in my Desktop and also in my Downloads. These included some software packages I had installed ...
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How To Remove Ubuntu Without The Ubuntu Partition [duplicate]

I would like to remove my Ubuntu which is dual-booting with windows 7. I don't remember how I installed it, but the Ubuntu partition does not appear on the Disk Management. (Have a SYSTEM partition ...
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How to uninstall SBT?

My current installed Simple Build Tool (SBT) is corrupted and I want to reinstall it. The problem is I didn't install SBT through sudo apt-get command. I followed the tutorial here: ...
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I can not uninstall skype from the Ubuntu Software Center

I tried opening ubuntu software center to uninstall skype, but it doesn't list ANY software under the installed tab. it doesn't list my firefox browser, skype, or anything else. What do I do now?
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How to remove default installed Windows 8.1 and replace with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I've just bought a new computer with default installed Windows 8.1 and i absolutely hate it. I've been using Ubuntu before, but it was totally different for me, because i installed it on an empty ...
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1answer
862 views

Unable to completely purge fglrx

I've got 14.04 and installed the proprietary AMD Catalyst 14.6 using the Generate Distribution Specific Driver Package Option described in the Installer notes. I'd now like to change to the ...
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3answers
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How do I safely delete a program in Ubuntu?

I just installed 'Sublime Text 3' and for some reason I can't install the 'package manager'. Anyway, I want to try uninstall it but I can't find it in my 'ubuntu software center'. On this page it ...
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1answer
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Remove ubuntu-desktop

I've installed xubuntu-desktop and I want to get rid of all the ubuntu-desktop and Unity-related packages. But all the guides I've found are either outdated (psychocatz) or simply don't work ...
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1answer
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Need help getting on windows and uninstalling ubuntu [duplicate]

Im using a Hp pavilion dm1 and I installed ubuntu using a usb stick because my laptop doesnt have a disk drive, I installed ubuntu on a new partition and chose to copy my files to it when installing. ...
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How to completely remove Qt environment?

How to completely remove Qt environment? I installed Qt Creator Integrated Development from the Ubuntu Software Center, then I compiled and installed Qt 4.8.6. There were few errors when I try to ...
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How to uninstall ubuntu 14.04 from windows7 [Dual Boot]. Without using windows 7 dvd for master boot fix [duplicate]

I have been searching for a while to uninstall Ubuntu 14.04. I will reinstall the fresh copy of Ubuntu 14.04 in another partition which I will be doing after few months till then I will use Windows 7. ...
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1answer
745 views

How to fully remove phpMyAdmin? [closed]

I have a server with Ubuntu server on it... I install phpMyAdmin and screwed up in the installation. I need help uninstalling every single file that came with phpMyAdmin. Thanks for the answers, your ...
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3answers
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Completely remove windows 7 ult x64 w/o live CD?

Finally I want to ditch windows completely but after googling I found that to remove win7 from dual boot I've to use live cd/usb, But I don't want to download 700MB+ again. Is there is any other way?
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Deleted elements that I don't know

In order to install a new version of Skype, I did sudo apt-get -force remove skype sudo apt-get autoremove This deleted lots of elements on my laptop and I don't know if they are important. Can ...
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2answers
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How to remove a package providing a service without stopping the service?

I currently have the uwsgi package installed. I would like to remove the package but leave the current uWSGI instances running. Is this possible? (Yes, I do realize the service will only continue ...
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1answer
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Bittorrent Clients Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 32bit

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu (read - noob) and am finding it very difficult to determine if there is a BT client with the "Remove Torrent, Remove + Delete Torrent, Remove + Delete Torrent + Data" options ...
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Getting Error When Uninstalling Google Chrome

I can't update or uninstall Google Chrome. I am getting this error: Setting up google-chrome-stable (36.0.1985.125-1) ... xdg-icon-resource: size argument must be numeric Try 'xdg-icon-resource ...
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How do I uninstall code block completely from Ubuntu 14.04(Including plugins)

I install code block with some plugins .but There is a problem with codeblock. so i want to uninstall codeblock completely so that i can install it from begining with new codeblock window.
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I have an Ubuntu option on boot, but Ubuntu is not installed and I want to get rid of it [duplicate]

My laptop originally came with Windows 8, a while back I tried to install Ubuntu, but it didn't work so I just deleted everything. Today I did a factory reset on my laptop because I am going to sell ...
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Reinstallation troubles [duplicate]

I currently have ubuntu 14.04 and mainly use windows 7. I don't know what partitioning is and I don't know how ubuntu was originally installed on my computer. All I know is that the 14.04 is very ...
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Issue regarding Swap in Ubuntu 14.04

As on my way of Ubuntu Installation, I have encountered an issue regarding swap area. I have selected the root area and i was trying to install Ubuntu on my Windows Disk partition everything was ...
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Problem unistalling ubuntu 13.10 from bootloader(windows 8) [closed]

I installed ubuntu 13.10 on my usb. Then I formatted the usb with ubuntu 13.10, but now how to remove the ubuntu from boot loader on windows 8. I was trying to install ubuntu 14.10 on my hard disk ...
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Removing BlueZ and friends packages completely in Ubuntu 14.04

Am using a Dell Inspiron N4110 laptop. It is running Ubuntu 14.04 amd64 and Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (both fresh installations) in dual-boot configuration. The laptop has Atheros WLAN + Bluetooth 4.0. ...
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How do I remove microsoft windows on an asus desktop [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu but Windows is still there. My old Ubuntu CD won't work on the ASUS Desktop as there's no CD drive. How do I completely remove Windows?
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How to install a orig.tar.gz installed package

Hey all I downloaded this file (http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/laptop-mode-tools) but can't seem to be able to uninstall it. I tried looking online as well as the README file but there is only ...
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1answer
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Completely uninstall xampp if not installed from apt-get

I've downloaded XAMPP from their website. And then manually installed it from my home directory and it is installed in /opt/lampp I've made tons of changes and I don't remember how to revert back to ...
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1answer
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How to recover partition when uninstalling wubi?

I have uninstalled wubi on my laptop, the problem is, my Hard Disk space wasn't restored. It went from 500gb to 250gb when I installed wubi, but when I uninstalled wubi/ubuntu, my hard disk space is ...
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3answers
858 views

how to uninstall viber completely from Ubuntu 14.04?

How can i uninstall viber completely from Ubuntu 14.04? I did not find any option.
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How to remove Gnome from Ubuntu Desktop 14.04

I need to use Ubuntu Desktop on my server for certain reasons because I can't use Ubuntu Server, but to make it more efficient I would like to remove the desktop environment and boot straight to the ...
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1answer
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How can I uninstall Ubuntu when dual-booted? [duplicate]

I've been deciding on whether to install Ubuntu and keep it as dual-boot, or to only use Windows, and I need to know how to uninstall Ubuntu and keep Windows alone, with all my Windows data left on ...
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1answer
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How to remove Google Drive from Ubuntu

Can you tell me the command lines for removing Google Drive from Ubuntu? I don't find it very useful since it doesn't sync for some reason, I would rather use internet version only. I've used this ...
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I need help uninstalling Ubuntu please help [duplicate]

I want remove Ubuntu. Is there any chance that I may make a bootable usb. Or a easy and safe way to remove Ubuntu.
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1answer
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uninstall ati catalyst control drivers ubuntu 12.04

I followed the steps described on http://www.thefanclub.co.za/how-to/ubuntu-amd-catalyst-install and now my ubuntu gives me the blank screen .. i tried a lot of things to uninstall ati catalyst but ...
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1answer
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Installing few packages removed shotwell

While trying to install these packages: elementry-desktop, xubuntu-desktop & synaptic my shotwell got removed. Why? Will there be any conflict if I try to install shotwell again? Please help, I ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu 14.04, screenshot of GParted [duplicate]

So I want to uninstall Ubuntu 14.04 from my PC as I can't log back into Windows 8.1 and I have all my programs on that and I really just wanna get rid of Ubuntu. Please help otherwise I'm done for D: ...
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Uninstall a package that I have installed using a .sh script [duplicate]

I have more older versions of NetBeans installed on my system and I would like to uninstall them. The problem is that I have installed them all from a .sh shell installer script simply running from ...
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How to uninstall Hbase from Ubuntu?

I had installed HBase -0.94 in my Ubuntu system. I want to uninstall it now. I tried, sudo apt-get purge hadoop-hbase but it shows unable to locate package. Help me uninstall it.
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Uninstall-Ubuntu.exe doesnt start win8

I started to install ubutu 14 and then installition wasnt response so i closed my computer.Then i tried to install it again but it keep sayin that previous installition was detected remove it before ...
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Installed a software from source code, how to uninstall it? [duplicate]

Recently I've been doing some reading on FFmpeg, and so I was told that FFmpeg served by the Ubuntu official repository is outdated. I followed the official FFmpeg installation guide, and managed to ...
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Help. I installed Gnome on my computer and now i would like to uninstall it since now I have cinnamon. [duplicate]

problem is i havent been able to delete it. I dont remember how I installed it but now I would just like to get rid of it. FYI. Im using a laptop with Ubuntu 14.04
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How to uninstall all non-default software?

I want to essentially reset Ubuntu 14.04 to factory settings, but I want to keep my unity preferences and my python packages. I'm thinking I should just uninstall all software that aren't factory ...
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Revert accidental uninstall of Windows [duplicate]

I followed some instructions to uninstall Ubuntu on my HDD because I would like to reinstall Ubuntu on an external HDD. I burned the image on a dvd. Unfortunately when starting the computer with the ...
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1answer
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iptables-persistent not uninstalling

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and I simply want to uninstall iptables-persistent to test something. As suggested here ...
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1answer
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Remove darkcoin-qt

How do I remove cleanly darkcoin-qt application (the wallet for darkcoin) ? I tried "sudo apt-get remove darkcoin-qt" but it does not work ("unable to locate package...").
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Problems uninstalling Ubuntu/Grub on a Windows 8 Laptop

I have tried to uninstall Ubuntu on my dual-booted Windows 8 laptop and seem to be having issues with removing the GRUB startup thing. When it starts up, the GRUB "menu" just says, "GNU GRUB version ...
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How to remove a defective wine application that refuses to uninstall?

I attempted to install a windows application (DaemonLite) via Wine. Halfway through, a message came up that because of some "serious problem" it was not possible to install the program. Yet the ...
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Delete Ubuntu from dual boot Windows 8.1 in GPT disk [duplicate]

I'm using Windows dual booting with Ubuntu. I have uninstalled, and at that time my disk was formated as MBR. After deleting all partitions of Ubuntu I choose to rebuild the MBR in my disk. That way ...
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Totally remove unity from Ubuntu 14.04 with its dependencies and configurations

My unity is damaged. I need to reinstall it but when I reinstall it nothing changes. Nothing is fixed. I tried reinstalling it from the software centre. (packages "ubuntu-desktop" and "unity"). I ...