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

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How completely uninstall related packages installed with a package

How do I remove exactly same stuff I have installed or system have installed with adding support for a language for example? Is there a procedure I can follow? Apt-get remove, autoremove or purge is ...
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Ubuntu is kde styled after install AND removal

I installed kubuntu-desktop and every thing was fine. Then later when I actually logged in to Kde, I decided that I still like Unity better so I ran sudo apt-get purge kubuntu-desktop && ...
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Manually Uninstall GDAL

I followed a ./configure, make, make install approach when I originally installed GDAL on my Ubuntu machine, but now I want to upgrade to 1.10. Unfortunately, I want to use apt to perform the ...
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Uninstalling eclipse mars.1

I had originally installed mars.1 package by downloading the tar.gz file and extracting it. when I tried running the sample code hello world it displayed "the error launching configuration has ...
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How to remove jre1.8.0.72? [duplicate]

There is an error during install jre1.8.0.72. How should I remove it? I get an error during purge: sudo apt-get purge jre1.8.0-72 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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How do I soft remove a usb port?

A usb port has been mapped to an interrupt that I want to free up... cat /proc/interrupts | grep 16: 16: 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ...
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apt-get remove --purge wine* removed everything!

sudo apt-get remove --purge wine* opened the gates of hell and removed many things. I wasn't allowed to paste the output here, too big. I stopped the process, I wanted to save what's left of my ...
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Remove emacs and all related files

How can i completely remove emacs from my computar? I messed up and i have more than 100 files related with emacs. I tried locate emacs and delete one by one, but i wonder if there is a way to remove ...
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Full removal of cinnamon (Ubuntu 15.10)

I installed cinnamon using the command sudo apt-get install cinnamon-desktop-environment Noticing I downloaded about 800MB of data/packages and my disk-space increase my about 1GB. Then I decided ...
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Problem while installing mongodb from terminal and from tar

Earlier I had mongod and mongo installed using terminal, version (2.4) without first uninstalling it downloaded the tar file of mongoDB 0f version and extracted it and added it to the path, at that ...
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How do I remove or uninstall Deluge?

I upgraded to 12.04 and Deluge broke. I want to remove it and then add it again. How do I remove Deluge? Tried: Searching the Ubuntu Software Centre Failed: The button reads "Install" (but it's ...
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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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How to get removed a broken package (in this case “click”)?

How to get removed broken package click? I'm trying install ubuntu-sdk in my 14.04 Ubuntu. I am getting too many errors. sudo apt-get autoremove -f click Reading package lists ... Done Building ...
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Cannot uninstall php-memcache using terminal

I uninstalled php5 from my computer with command sudo apt-get -y purge php.* running this command will show me this message in terminal: Errors were encountered while processing: php5-memcache ...
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How to remove ccp when installed from binary?

I installed ccp4-6.5 by unpacking the tar.bz2 files and installed it by running the BINARY.setup. Now I want to remove it. The problem is, the package doesn't appear in dpkg --list and when ever I ...
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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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Could I remove apt with apt?

I know that I can use apt-get remove <package> to remove a program. But apt is a program itself. Could I use apt-get remove apt to remove it, or would it get confused part way through?
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I installed BPG viewer and it deleted default python and other important apps. How to know all that was removed?

I am into bleeding edge and installed BPG viewer to view a file I encoded in BPG format. It was a .deb package and I was never prompted before it uninstalled all the important apps. It even ...
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How can you completely remove a package?

I am trying to do a clean install of the octave3.2 package. To do this, I removed it, then tried to reinstall it. When I reinstalled, an error occurred. It could be a bug in the package, but I ...
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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 can I uninstall popcorn time from Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I tried sudo apt-get remove popcorn time but popcorn is not being recognized, then I installed the Synaptic Package Manager but it also does not recognize it, so how can i uninstall popcorn time?
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How do I completely remove/uninstall an application?

I need to remove Pitivi video editor and Cinelerra and a few more applications, I have seen people talking about how to uninstall something completely but the problem is that I don't even know the ...
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Uninstalled app still showing icon? [closed]

I recently uninstalled live magic through the terminal, however there is still a live magic icon that cant be removed, help?
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Nemo - remove items from context menu

I would like to ask you how can I remove some items from context menu in Nemo File Manager. I mean this items: Set as Wallpaper Send with Thunderbird There is image:
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How to uninstall mathematica 9 from Ubuntu?

I'd like to know how can I uninstall Mathematica from Ubuntu. apt-get remove does not work.
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List of safe to remove applications

I would like to ask you, if is here any list of pre installed applications in Ubuntu, which are safe to remove. Because i tried uninstall unnecessary applications from Software center, but i got ...
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How can I remove my lastest Ubuntu recovery?

I had problem with wireless network in Ubuntu 14.04 after installing og re-installation of packages it create more problems for me, and now I can not boot Ubuntu. My question is how can i remove my ...
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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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Uninstalled TLP, or thought so, but still running and akward on 13.10

newbie question, I searched but couldn't find how to uninstall TLP, I installed it but pérformance is weird on 13.10 and I'm on a desktop so don't really need it, so I uninstalled it through Synaptic ...
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ubuntu gnome black screen

Whenever i boot Ubuntu gone off my laptop it comes up with a black screen and i cannot do anything. This has been happening for a while, the OS was working fine then i closed the lid of my laptop and ...
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How to remove icons from buttons

I would like to ask you, how can I remove icons (see image) from buttons at "Zrusiť" and "Odstrániť"
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Leave old kernels installed could be dangerous?

I have been using ubuntu for almost 2 years now and I always encounter guides on the internet on how to uninstall old kernel versions. Even here in Ask Ubuntu there are many questions in this way. ...
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uninstall Ubuntu 15.10 and replace it with 14.04?

I have Ubuntu 15.10 on a laptop that I want to remove and replace it by 14.04 release. I've already made a bootable flash with 14.04 OS. I tried just to plug it and reboot but nothing happened .. Any ...
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Uninstall flux which was installed from source

I installed Flux using following steps (source) git clone https://github.com/Kilian/f.lux-indicator-applet.git cd f.lux-indicator-applet sudo python setup.py install Now I want to ...
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Help to UNINSTALL Photoshop. Please, help the Linux newbie)

I am very fascinated with the professional help here on AskUbuntu. And I need your help again. I installed Ubuntu just two days ago and spent all this time setting it up. Now the question is about the ...
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experimental nvidia drivers, no normal boot? how to remove nvidia drivers from recovery mode?

After I installed experimental Nvidia drivers, Ubuntu will not boot. How can I remove the drivers from recovery mode? If I choose recovery mode and in the menu choose "root" (drop to root shell ...
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Why did Kubuntu Break Ubuntu's desktop theme on uninstall?

For some reason. After I uninstalled kubuntu. The file icon and wifi drop down menu of my default ubuntu theme is completely wrong. The colour of the backgrounds for it are wrong too. I don't know ...
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How to remove a package whose correct name you don't know?

I had downloaded arc-theme-solid_1450051815.946cbf5_all.deb file from http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/Horst3180/xUbuntu_15.04/all/ and had installed it using the Software Center but ...
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What is the terminal command to force the software center to update its installed lists?

Hello I have installed haroopad.deb (markdown editor) through the Software Center. After that the program can be found unity dash search and starts fine. But the Software Center is unaware of the ...
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What Happens if I Remove a DE *before* I Install Another?

I have a FS Amilo laptop with 2GB RAM and Lubuntu/Kubuntu (and Puppy Linux) installed. I'd like to remove Kubuntu and try Xubuntu. I was wondering, what would happen if I uninstall the Kubuntu DE ...
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GIMP failed to uninstall

This is what I get when I try to uninstall GIMP: yoyo@yoyo-Inspiron-3521:~$ sudo apt-get remove gimp [sudo] password for yoyo: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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How to remove libglew1.10 without killing ubuntu desktop

I am on Ubuntu 14.04. If I do sudo apt-get remove libglew1.10 ubuntu-desktop and unity will be removed, I accidentally do it once and I had to go to recovery mode to reinstall everything back. I ...
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Uninstalling programs in Ubuntu [duplicate]

In Ubuntu, is there something like the control panel of Windows from where I can uninstall a program?
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Safe to remove /usr/local/bin/node?

In the past I installed Node.js. Now I tried updating it following this guide and ended up having two versions of it, node on version 0.10.7 and nodejs on version 0.12.7. To clear this up I wanted to ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu 14.10 and perform a fresh install of Linux Mint 17.3 [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 on top of a (X) Windows 7 PC laptop (No CD ROM) (Windows is gone) thinking that I would like it. Now I am finding much more in the newer distros- Linux Mint 17.3, Ubuntu ...
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How to uninstall OS from dual boot system?

I have HDDs with different configurations of Windows and Ubuntu versions: Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 8 Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10 ... I would like to uninstall Windows ...
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How to remove uninstalled keyboard from panel bar?

I am new to Ubuntu and from Burma (Myanmar) country. Previously I installed some of our language keyboards into my Ubuntu. After that I uninstalled them because they were not stable. But they still ...
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How can I install and remove programs in one command line, and confirm only once?

When I install Ubuntu, the first thing I usually do is remove some programs and install some others. To get that done, I enter the following in a terminal: sudo apt-get remove applicationA ...
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Ubuntu/Grub Not leaving Boot Menu (Win 10)

I've scoured the internet trying to fix this. Browsed every possible solution from questions answered on this page but I simply can not remove ubuntu/grub fully from my PC. So, I originally started ...
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how do i remove ubuntu 15.10 (thats encypt)whithout having windows installed

Recently I tried dual booting Windows, and was very unsuccessful. Instead of installing it as "something else," I chose the encrypt option, lost all of my Windows files and drives. So for the last ...