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

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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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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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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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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 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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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 Gnome Desktop

I installed the gnome desktop (not the shell) alongside the default Unity desktop but I decided to not use it as I prefer the Unity desktop. I want to uninstall gnome. I already tried the cd ...
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How to uninstall a program (Moneydance 2015)

I have Ubuntu 15.04 and have installed Moneydance 2015. I want to uninstall it and install Moneydance 2014 instead. How do I do this?
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Uninstalling Ubuntu on Chromebook

Look, this whole Ubuntu thing has turned out to be a disaster catastrophic. It’s all buggered up. I’m looking to uninstall it. It’s currently on my Chromebook C720, and keep in mind that my hard drive ...
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How to uninstall Budgie Desktop

I installed Budgie Desktop on my laptop and now i want to uninstall it from my computer and does anyone know how to uninstall it ? and also bluetooth isn't working on my laptop ...
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How do I uninstall airtel 4g dongle

I installed 4g dongle on Ubuntu 14.04 ... but somehow the airtel program is not working. I would like to uninstall it, but I couldn't find the program in the Software Center.
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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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How to remove Gnome desktop from Regular (Unity) Ubuntu 15.04

Currently have Ubuntu 15.04 with the default Unity desktop environment. I wanted to try the Gnome environment so I followed the following instructions: Install GNOME Desktop Ubuntu 15.04 However, ...
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How to fix this error I got while Re-installing dropbox?

How can I fix this error I got while re-installing dropbox? The following packages have unmet dependencies: nautilus-dropbox : Depends: dropbox but it is not going to be installed E: Unable to ...
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Windows has not been removed from dual boot

I have removed windows 8.1 from dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 following this tutorial . I used the OS uninstaller as described in that tutorial. But still when i boot PC, I see that windows has not been ...
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uninstalling Atlas properly

If you have error that contain “gfortran” in it, like this one: ImportError: ...
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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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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. ...