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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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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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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How to Remove Webbrowser Without Uninstalling Unity Webapps?

I want to save disk space by removing unwanted applications such as webbrowser(I use firefox). however, after sudo apt-get uninstalling or purging I can't open unity tweak tool, and by reinstalling ...
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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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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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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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Ubuntu only os. Problems encountered

I don't have any other Operating System on my laptop, only Ubuntu. Ubuntu is not working properly and it doesn't boot automatically. All I can do to boot is mounting / in the root. How can i uninstall ...
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Clean Kubuntu uninstall/Win10 install

Im using Kubuntu only,my hdd has mounted 400Gb to file system and i cant unmount it to creat new partition so i can boot from windows cd.I want to uninstall completly the Kubuntu OS and install ...
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Log of all dependencies installed with a package

I installed xinit and ubuntu-desktop on my web server as an experiment. I want to remove them, so I ran apt-get autoremove for each of them. Much less space was freed than was used in installation. I ...
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How do I remove Windows 8 to install Ubuntu, while retaining the data in my other drives?

I have windows in my C: drive.The whole C drive I can afford to lose. However, I would not like to lose my music, video clips and other such data in dives D, E and F. How do I do that? Thank you!
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Problem with texsudio

I wanted to update my texstudio from 2.9.4 to the latest version 2.10.4. But I am unable to do it. First I ran this command, sudo dpkg -i texstudio_2.10.4-13.1_i386.deb it gave me error. After this ...
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How to Remove varicad2013-en (A Virus or PIA)

I am having a problem. I was running out of space and remove varicad2013-en from my system manually. Now when I try to do a system upgrade, the system fails with the following message: Processing ...
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Remove Windows XP after installation of Lubuntu

So thanks to this excellent forum I've got Lubuntu installed alongside Windows XP on my old laptop. When I decide to completely remove XP, should I simply reinstall Lubuntu from my image file? Or is ...
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How to remove Notes on Kubuntu

I've been trying to find a way on how to remove notes on Kubuntu, unfortunately I couldn't. When I right-click on the icon there's no option to remove the note. Took a video of the menu that appears ...
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How do I remove a MATLAB program running on Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed MATLAB 2012 on Ubuntu 14.04, and I want to uninstall it. According to the support instructions, I should type in a command as rm -rf matlabroot. Howeever, this does not help. In fact, ...
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Install Ubuntu 15.04 from wubi

I want to install Ubuntu but my dvd is corrupted (after maked error to install the garbage of Microsoft.... ) and don't have usb stick. So will my Ubuntu 15.04 from wubi work if I remove windows ?
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Uninstall ubuntu 14.04.2

I want to replace 32 bit with 64 bit. How do I unintstall ubuntu 14.04.2 32 bit desktop so as to replace it with ubuntu 14.04.3 64 bit desktop. Note that this is the only operating system on the ...
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how to remove microsoft-network folder

hey everyone i wanna delete this folder called microsoft-network how to do this CLick here for image to see what folder i mean
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problme with Uget after unistalling elementary-desktop

I tried to install elementary-desktop alongside unity on Ubuntu 14.4. I faced some problems so I unistalled it and removed the repository but now I when I open Uget download manger all I have is a ...
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Mate Desktop Environment won't uninstall from Ubuntu

I'm new to the community. I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and decided to install Mate Desktop Environment to use it instead of Unity. I have installed Mate DE from the following ...
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When removing Ubuntu for windows should I delete all partitions?

I'm about to install Windows 10 from a usb. Currently the only operating system on my computer is Ubuntu. I want to remove Ubuntu for windows 10 and probably create a dual boot at a later time. When ...
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BitDefender Uninstall - Corrupted Package!

I tried to istall BitDefender to Ubuntu 14, following their website but was never successful. Now I try to remove the corrupted package but nothing seems to work no matter what I try (tried almost ...