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

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Uninstall empathy without affecting dependencies

I am trying to uninstall empathy from my Ubuntu 12.10. So I issued the following command sudo apt-get purge empathy Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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How do I remove twitter and/or other things I “install” in FireFox

When the popup appeared saying, "Do you want to install this for quicker access" or something like that, I said Yes and clicked Yes, thus it installed. I want to uninstall it.
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How can I remove Windows and upgrade Wubi install to a full install without a CD or USB stick?

I have Windows XP with Wubi installed. Now I want to remove Windows XP and upgrade the Wubi install to a full installation. How can I do that without a USB stick or a CD?
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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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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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Removing 'kubuntu-restricted-extas' (Or: Understanding 'apt-get autoremove' in general)

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu (respectively Kubuntu) and Linux in general. Yet, some thing is causing trouble to me. Excuse me, if this has been answered before, but I somehow can't put together those ...
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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 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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Remove Multiple Players from Ubuntu Sound Menu is not working on 14.04

The fallowing procedure is not working: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/07/how-to-remove-multiple-players-from-ubuntu-sound-menu I have tried to put vlc there with no success. Any help?
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Postgresql 8.2 service will not stop and uninstall

My system config is as follows: System (running on Amazon EC2) Ubuntu 10.04 Postgresql-8.2 installed and it is working. ubuntu@ip:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/postgresql-8.2 status: Running clusters: ...
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How do I fix my resolution after Directx install through Steam?

I'm a bit long-winded so see bottom for quick version and specs. Friendly Hello: Hello all on these askUbuntu pages, I just recently built my own computer and decided to switch to Ubuntu for the ...
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Problems installing Telegram on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (defunct icon in Dash)

Oh boy... I have been a Linux user for three weeks now, and I really don't know what to do anymore :-( I tried to install Telegram on my Linux Ubuntu 16.04 LTS through various ways but with no ...
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I can't seem to update ubuntu, software updater is blank

Hi I appreciate any help with this: Ubuntu Software Updater is blank when opened. It also won't update through ubuntu updates in the Ubuntu software application. Could use the terminal but then ...
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How do you remove the Amazon app in Ubuntu 16.04

In previous versions you could remove the Amazon app via the Ubuntu Software application, under "uncategorised". But in 16.04 I can't find it there, so how do I get rid of it. Thank you please.
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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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Install ligthdm after autoremove lightdm

I think I did a big mistake and autoremove through sudo apt-get autoremove lightdm instead of remove lightdm. So in my little knowledge about Linux I think I removed more than lightdm. I ...
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how to uninstall both unixodbc and freetds?

I'm a newbie of using ubuntu, I have followed some guides how to install both unixodbc and freetds, and after I fail to make it work, I decide to uninstall both of them and start from scratch. here ...
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What would be the consequences of uninstalling the net-tools package in a default Ubuntu system?

I know that the net-tools package is deprecated and that its features are supposedly provided by the iproute2 package. However, I find that I keep using the old net-tools programs: it's an old ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Remove chromedriver, E: Unable to locate package chromedriver

I have two chrome driver installed in different paths, when I want to remove one of them using this command $sudo apt-get remove chromedriver I have always this error Reading package lists... Done ...
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How to recover photos and videos on a new installation?

I installed ubuntu 15.10 with the option , since I had already 14.04 , installing saving files, documents, photos and video . To restart the bitter surprise , all gone , how do I recover years of hole ...
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can't afford to remove Lubuntu installed via Wubi on Windows

I tried to install Lubuntu from Windows via Wubi, but i couldn't afford to do it. Probably the file that i donwloaded from Linux site is not working. But now i'm not able to uninstall it anymore. I ...
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I am trying to uninstall VMWare Workstation but I get..“another installion is in progress..”

I am trying to uninstall VMware Workstation 9 from Ubuntu 13 and 14 but I get the following message "..another installation is in progress please complete the installation.." I am using the sudo ...
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How can I completely remove Nagios from Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid)

I cannot find a workaround to completely remove Nagios from Ubuntu Vivid (15.04) Anybody have a solution?
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Uninstalling wine1.5, cannot uninstall

So as stated in a prior question, I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a dedicated server and due to a recent security breach in which an ex-friend used ptraces (not sure what ptraces are) to somehow remotely ...
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command for re-installing uninstalled packages?

I just removed a package with synaptic. Many additional (30-40) packages got also removed, because they had dependencies to the main package. Now I reinstalled the main package and I simply want to ...
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I installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on THE SAME PARTITION as my Windows installation. How do I remove one or the other?

When I went through the Ubuntu installation, I figured I would make two partitions and set Ubuntu on that partition; however, when I went through the installation, it wanted to install ALONGSIDE my ...
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How to boot a USB to reinstall windows when I have ubuntu installed?

I want to go back to windows 7 for now and I am on Ubuntu and it's the only OS that is in my computer, but it seems that when I go to the boot options when I restart my PC, it could not detect the ...
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Uninstall LXDE on Ubuntu 14.04

i installed LXDE on Ubuntu 14.04. After that i tried to unistall it and I have followed the instructions from many people, posted on AskUbuntu. The problem now is that, even if i followed every step ...
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Remove deleted files (.jpg) from Unity Dash (Ubuntu 14.04)

I once had a picture (.jpg) that I deleted but a thumbnail of it still comes up on the Unity Dash when clicking on the "pictures" filter. So obviously it says the file is missing because I deleted. ...
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Can't remove ubuntu phone - click package

Eg: remove euronews scope: root@ubuntu-phablet:/home/phablet# sudo click unregister --user=phablet com.canonical.scopes.euronews Returns: Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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Error while removing apache2 on ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to remove apache2 from my ubuntu 14.04 : I typed following command: sudo apt-get purge apache2 apache2-utils apache2.2-bin apache2-common but it showed error E: Could not get lock ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu installation which resides in windows partition

I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 into my laptop and after asking some questions on this same forum, decided to install it alongside windows. I had a free, but allocated partition and my intention was ...
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Uninstalling Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04, but partitioned for it. I was wondering how to uninstall Ubuntu. Also, only 2 out of the 6 partitions have names. I have Windows 7, and also want to remove grub so that ...
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Computer doesnt start after installing Oibaf Drivers

I recently installed Oibaf drivers on my computer and after having done that, the computer no longer starts, freezes in gnome logo (I use ubuntu gnome), I install the drivers using these commands: ...
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How do I permanently remove a (wireless) usb mouse?

I bought a new wireless usb mouse today, because my old one broke down. I want to permanently remove the old one from the list of devices shown in the mouse settings dialog in system settings (I'm ...