Questions about uninstalling softwares 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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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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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 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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Uninstalling ubuntu + partitions

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed onto my dual-boot system; how can I uninstall it? Which partition(s) should I delete? As you can see, I have two used/Full up 'Other' partitions and one ext4 ...
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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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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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Uninstall Eigen 3.0.5

In short, I believe that my question is about how to properly uninstall Eigen 3.0.5, but here is a brief story of how I got myself into a mess: I did sudo apt-get install libeigen3-dev; however, I ...
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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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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 ...
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My Ubuntu install CD wrote over entire Mac OS X. How Can I get OS X back?

so I decided to try out Ubuntu and burned the install CD. I went through the menu process, and chose a 20gb partition to install Ubuntu on. Without warning or further confirmations, the Ubuntu ...
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Uninstaller for amd catalyst /usr/share/ati/amd-uninstall.sh, does not exist or cannot be found

I am unable to uninstall the AMD Catalyst driver using the script specified by the AMD instructions here. When I run the command: sudo ./amd-driver-installer-13.35.1005-x86.x86_64.run --uninstall ...
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu OS installation possible on the same computer?

I have a simple question: "If I install Ubuntu 13.10 on my Windows 8 PC and lets say I need/want to go back to Windows 8, could I use recovery discs to remove Ubuntu and simply reinstall Windows"? ...
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Trying to UNinstall Open Office 3.4 Ubuntu 13.4

I tried so many ways to remove Open Office 3.4, trying to upgrade to 4.0. I've done every command i could find. I resorted to deleting the openoffice.org and openoffice.3org directories. I guess the ...
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Ubuntu 12.10/ kubuntu not starting after I used a command sudo apt-get remove --purge cairo*

It has deleted everything and now when I switch the PC on. a black screen appears saying HW activator, start and all. I have tried to recover boot, but it has helped. http://paste.ubuntu.com/6230749. ...
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i would like to uninstall ubuntu & install it along with window

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed. While installing it I have given full hard disk storage for it. I'm unable to uninstall it nor am I able to install Windows xp along side it. I have tried to shrink ...
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Software Center seems opened correctly, but disappeared suddenly after a second or two

I am trying to access Ubuntu software center to remove some app from my pc, but each time I tried to initiate Ubuntu Software Center, it appeared on the screen for 2 seconds then it disappeared ...
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Uninstalling php5. Having Done all i know to uninstall all of php5 for clean installation … i still haev all these files left!

Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad) ||/ Name ...
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HOW to UNINSTALL tomcat-6.0.41 from Ubuntu?

I have installed tomcat-6.0.41 in a separate folder /home/admin/web and I need to uninstall the tomcat server as I have to re-install and write installation guidelines from first. Help me to ...
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Linux Skype problem with login

I can't login to my skype with my password, but on windows or android phone i can login normally.I was trying fully reinstall skype but this don't help me. Is something bad with connection ? some ...
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uninstall ubuntu 12.04 3

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 from USB stick inside Windows 7 as it asked for three options to install inside windows to install as its primary OS to do something else I chose to install inside ...
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Switching from Jupiter to TLP

As the laptop battery saving applet Jupiter isn't maintained anymore, I've seen many recommendations to use TLP instead. There seems to be a couple of TLP installation and configuration tutorials ...