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

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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 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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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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Uninstall libav packages after re-installing from source

I'm running kubuntu 14.04 and don't plan on upgrading until at least these summer holidays. The libav packages provided are somewhat outdated (two major versions behind) and produce unsatisfying ...
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uninstall pd-extended on ubuntu 14.04

Hi i have wrongly removed the extra direcotry from pd-extended. now logicaly pd cant start up! How can i uninstall pd-extended on ubuntu 14.04 LTS completely in order to install it again? Any ideas ...
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Remove Webcontent Control

I installed this program to filter the content. It's not quite user friendly and I'd like to remove it completely. I installed and remove through software manager on Ubuntu 12.04. I'm getting red ...
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How do I uninstall Lubuntu?

I installed Lubuntu using a USB drive. It is dual boot. I want to get back to just Windows XP. I don't have the disk for XP though. Is there any way to do this? Please keep in mind that I'm almost ...
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Remove a domain user account from local workstation, not from AD Domain

I have an AD Domain run by Samba4 and have successfully joined Ubuntu workstations to that domain and able to add users and log into the workstation with domain accounts. Now, I am needing to remove ...
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How do I remove duplicate programs in Classic menu indicator? [Ubuntu 14.04]

I have installed Cisco Packet Tracer Student 6.2 in Ubuntu 14.04. It works, but it has been shown for three times in the Classic MenuIndicator. You can check my situation by clicking the link to see ...
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How do I remove old Ubuntu versions

I've installed 14.04 "alongside" my older versions of Ubuntu, and now I want to delete the older ones, which are taking up too much space. What is the best way to do it?
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Everything uninstalled on ubuntu 14.10

In process of downgrading openssl, trying to first remove its current version I did sudo apt-get purge openssl. Now it has uninstalled EVERYTIHING ON MY SYSTEM! openssl, octave..etc and I cant even ...
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Steps to deinstall postgres

I installed postgres. It created a user account. I don't need postgres anymore. What are the steps I have to proceed to uninstall it completely from Ubuntu 14.04? (I didn't install the software over ...
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Fully uninstall X server

I was playing around with the x server and LXDE in ubuntu server and installed it using the command sudo apt-get install xorg lubuntu-desktop. When I went to uninstall it, by using the command sudo ...
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How to uninstall dualboot Ubuntu 14 and Windows 8.1 dualboot

So I used This Tutorial to install dualboot. I stopped at step 7 because everything was fine. Now I want to have it become just a normal Windows 8.1 machine. I have a USB recovery drive that I took as ...
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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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Uninstall Reaver 1.4 from ubuntu 12.04

I did install reaver 1.4 from the following two commands. Now I have to remove it, how can I do that ? $ sudo apt-get install libpcap-dev sqlite3 libsqlite3-dev libpcap0.8-dev $ wget ...
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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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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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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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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 ...