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

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Completely Uninstall Pycharm 3.4 from Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Pycharm 3.4 community edition which does not upgrade to the latest version of the IDE. I want to completely uninstall Pycharm 3.4 and reinstall 4.x.x version. I installed it form .tar.gz ...
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How can one remove all packages installed after a certain date/time?

On the ninth of November I tried installing the last stable release of BasKet Note Pads which apparently is not supported off the bat because it needs to be ported to QT4 and KDE 4, whatever that ...
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Total Blackness after Bumblebee uninstall

I'm new to Linux and was until 1hr ago a huge fan! Now I think I've managed to to turn my laptop (Asus Vivobook i5, SSD) into a paperweight by uninstalling Bumblebee (incorrectly?) I used this ...
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Removing nvidia cuda toolkit and installing new one

a month ago I installed the cuda 5.5 on Ubuntu 14.04 (which is not supported for this version of Ubuntu version) , and I didn't do it well. I want to remove what I've installed earlier and install ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu OS-Uninstaller

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 (I had the .iso already and couldnt be bothered downloading 14.04) alongside a broken Windows 7. GRUB shows Windows 7 and Ubuntu as normal Before we go any further, ...
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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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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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How can I uninstall Adobe acroread when nothing else works?

I have checked all similar questions. None of them offer a working solution in my case. This is not a duplicate. Here are the details of my unique situation: $ acroread This causes Adobe Acrobat ...
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Can't install software due to broken isc-dhcp-server dependency

while trying to setup hotspot i have messed up with the dhcp server setting , i do not know what went wrong but i am getting following error while installing anything : Errors were encountered while ...
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Remove packages Ubuntu 12.04

I'm doing a bit of cleaning on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I've noted that when I install a package (via apt-get install packageName), the depends and recommends packages linked at this package are also ...
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About removing old kernels

I am trying to remove my used kernels since my /boot is going low. Here I have a chicken and egg problem. First I try to remove the kernel with command: sudo apt-get autoremove linux-image-... and ...
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Metasploit (install)

Hey i was installing metasploit on my laptop,suddenly i accidentally remove/moved the plug. So my laptop turned off. When i reinstall metasploit, this is what i get My question is, how can i kill ...
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I have Ubuntu 13 and I want 12 back! 13 won't boot my ubuntu 12 dvd during resarting

I installed 13 fine with no problems from a dvd, but now that i can't get jack to work on here i want 12 back very badly. I have it on a disk but I cant get the newest version of Ubuntu to recognize ...
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How to remove application that is “not installed”?

Ubuntu 12.04.3 64-bit. Installed app "Implosion" from Software Center. Tried it out, and removed it via Software Center. But it is still installed and playable! Reinstalled from SC and removed ...
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How do I uninstall ubuntu (installed alongside Windows 8)?

Looking for a detailed how-to on uninstalling Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS. I've installed it alongside Windows 8.
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Changing from 2 operating systems to just Ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows. Now I want to remove Windows. Is there an easier way to remove Windows than uninstalling everything and installing Ubuntu again?
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unistall Ubuntu when Wubi fails

I installed Ubuntu using Wubi on my Windows 7 laptop about a year ago. I hadn't used it for a while until a couple of days ago. I checked for software updates and got a bunch. I began to install them. ...
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Ubuntu One uninstall / re-install broken Windows XP SP3

Ubuntu One is broken and will no longer sync on my Windows XP SP3 laptop. It says "Getting Information, please wait..." forever, on home network with no firewall or proxy. Once it is stuck, it will ...
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I cant install programs on Ubuntu error subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2

please help, i cant install or unistall programs the error is that: installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5% (Reading database ... 10% (Reading database ... 15% ...
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How can I remove the second Ubuntu at start up

I had to uninstall and then reinstall Ubuntu. Now I show two Ubuntu choices in the menu when I start my computer. I searched google and have removed the extra kernel. That did not fix my problem. Does ...
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Where did the “Safe Removal” in the Disks (Disk Utility) application go in 12.10?

In the Disk Utility in 12.04, there is a "Safe Removal" option for removable hard drives. In the equivalent Disks utility in 12.10, this option has disappeared. Where did it go? How do I safely ...
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Can't install windows

I try to boot from the Windows XP disc and it wont let me, it says there is no Harddrive, when i do have a hard drive. I just want to uninstall ubuntu and get windows.
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Corrupt Pidgin - Unable to remove

I recently installed Pidgin and tried to install pidgin-facebookchat. Ubuntu software center now says that pidgin is corrupt so I press repair but nothing gets fixed. I've tried sudo apt-get purge ...
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Unable to uninstall applications via Ubuntu Software Centre

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 Recently I tried to uninstall apps from Ubuntu Software centre, but it shows the app is uninstalled, but with some error. When I check the application from App Menu, It ...
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How to uninstall teamviewer deb v10.0.036281 from ubuntu 14.04

I have installed teamviewer deb v10.0.036281 which is a 32bit?64bit Multi architecture one, it didnt worked well, so i tred to uninstall by using "sudo apt-get remove teamv" but got this reply ( "E: ...
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How do I uninstall Ubuntu 14.04.1 from a Vista machine?

I recently installed Ubuntu on my Vista machine. I would really love to have my machine back to just Windows. I tried using the Recovery cd (well, okay, it wasn't the cd it was the Recovery Image on ...
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auto remove and uninstallation

Recently, I un-installed some packages and now in my command line I get a message like this when I tried to update and upgrade my system. The message is the following: X@Y-LT:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade ...
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How can I remove Ubuntu without using live-cd/usb

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my notebook. I would like to completely remove the operating system so that my PC is in "No operating System" mode. I searched internet and the how-to's need a ...
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Restore EFI System Partition to state before installing Ubuntu

I found this thread that says how to delete GRUB2 Uninstalling GRUB from UEFI laptop But I'm not sure if it applies to me or if I'm doing the things correctly, I'll attach a few screenshots about the ...
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Is there a simple way to remove all packages that were received through a repository?

I just added a repository and did sudo apt-get update and upgrade... but as soon as I finished typing I realized I didn't want all that junk it came with just a couple packages off the repository. ...
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uninstallation of an application doesn't remove files in ~

I uninstall wine 1.6.1 from software center, because I will install a higher version of wine by compiling from source. But the uninstallation doesn't remove those files in ~. ~/.wine/drive_c$ ls * ...
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Remove conflicting stuff thunderbird

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and am using Thunderbird for my mail. The thing is I wasn't getting the notification sound to play, After Googling and viewing multiple posts, I installed what the ...
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Lubuntu Uninstalled Icon remains

I installed Skype and found it wasn't really working so I uninstalled it; but the icon is still on my desktop (I use the netbook remix). It's also still listed in the menu under internet. How do I get ...
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Remove or cancel OneDrive-d afther starting ubuntu 14

I have ubuntu 14 and the programm OneDrive-d conform installation on my drive . my question : How can I remove OneDrive-d from ubuntu and how can I stop the automatic running afther reboot with ...
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Ubuntu is standalone OS on my laptop. Vista install failed, Ubuntu will not run now . Help

Ubuntu is stand alone system on my laptop, installed windows vista and got hung up after product key entry. I manually powered off laptop. now Ubuntu does not come up .. gets a thermal ...
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Is it possible to individually uninstall packages previously installed using a meta-package?

I have no need for the help utility, document viewer, contacts app, etc. that Gnome has built into the gnome-shell. Is is possible to remove just those packages? Every time I try it wants me to ...
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apt-get want to remove all my packages

My apt-get thinks everything including my xserver gdm and other vital softwares are unnecessary. The following is the output. When I once ran upgrade it did remove evrything and I had to reinstall my ...
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How do you remove a “bad” installation of xboxdrv-ubuntu

I tried to use XboxDRV-Ubuntu today. I think the install is corrupted, because there is no joystick thing in the settings (worked quite a few days ago), joysticks aren't detected, etc. The ...
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Uninstall Calibri font, installed from Windows' font directory

I use a PC with both Ubuntu and Windows 7. I tried to install the Calibri font in Ubuntu by opening the calibri.ttf file found under the Windows/Fonts directory using Font Viewer and clicked on the ...
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Can I delete libc-bin?

Question is simple, I need to know because I cant upgrade/install anything, because it always says I have to uninstall/delete it to continue. It also says dont do it, if I dont know what I am doing. ...
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Dodgy install/uninstall Puppet

Getting started with Puppet and also not much chop on Ubuntu. Seems I've made a mess of installing/uninstalling Puppet on Tahr. My hunch so far is that I've deleted it incorrectly and now my ...
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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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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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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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Uninstall Ubuntu 14.04 x64 that runs with Win8 and Ubuntux86

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on my system that already have Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 32 bit installed. I want to uninstall the 64 bit version now. How can I do that?
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Accidentally installed the Matlab launcher without the actual Matlab and cannot stop the installation process

I do not have Matlab in my computer so the installer keeps on asking me where is Matlab located and I do not know how to make it stop asking! Tried uninstalling the launcher in terminal with sudo ...
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Lubuntu installation problem

I installed lubuntu alongside with windows 7. I cleared some space for it in a separate partition and it automatically took tat space and installed. But the problem is that the lubuntu does not have ...
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Can't boot windows anymore?

Installed xubuntu, restart computer, and it instantly boots up into xubuntu, when usually I have the choice of booting into windows as well as an old installation of ubuntu I downloaded a long time ...
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Uninstall Scangearmp

I want to uninstall "scangearmp-mx340series-1.50-1-i386-deb". I have installed it using Archive Manager for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It is not working so i want to uninstall ALL installed items of the ...
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Kerio VPN client removing problem

I have installed Kerio VPN client from it's Debian file but it didn't finish its installing process and software center was frozen until i force quite it . and now i can not update or install ...