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

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How to uninstall teamviewer deb v10.0.036281 from ubuntu 14.04

I installed teamviewer deb v10.0.036281 which is a 32bit?64bit Multi architecture one, it didn't worked well, so I tried to uninstall by using sudo apt-get remove teamv but got this reply E: Unable ...
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How to uninstall self compiled binaries? [duplicate]

I have been playing around with compiling some binaries. It all started because I wanted ffmpeg instead of avconv, now I just can't stop compiling stuff. I must find another hobby !! Anyway, I ...
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Do I have to uninstall wine each time uninstalling a program installed by wine? [duplicate]

Let me try to explain this. Sorry for being a newbie. Anyways, I have wine installed to install Evernote, then I realized Evernote version 5.9* is no good that I should go for an older version 5.8* ...
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I can't figure out how to reinstall windows [duplicate]

I wanted to try Ubuntu out, but now that I've tried it I don't really think it is for me and I want to go back to Windows 10. I can't figure out how though. I don't know anything about Ubuntu, and I ...
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WINE not properly uninstalling

So I recently updated to WINE version 1.9.6 from version 1.6.2 (from software manager). The new version was not working, so I decided to uninstall it, and reinstall the old version, but the new ...
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Can't get new software on ubuntu software centre

I recently purchased whatsapp for ubuntu off the software centre but when I try to install it this screen comes up. http://imgur.com/iOdWUvZ <--- screenshot New software can not be installed ...
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Having difficulty uninstalling World of Warcraft os v 15.10

New patch for WoW came out, found that I was prevented from signing in. Was running the game client through PlayonLinux, stupidly removed it, then tried to reinstall and believe that it loaded (i can ...
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How to remove Ubuntu Software Center sections after uninstalling an app?

I once have downloaded chrome for my 14.04 ubuntu. After a while, I've uninstalled it but at Ubuntu Software Center it keeps showing Google section when I click at the down arrow besides "All ...
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How to remove gitbook editor?

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 with the Cinnamon desktop (I can't stand Unity). I use the laptop mostly for browsing and for amateur astronomy. Unexpectedly, i found myself needing a markdown ...
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Uninstall Slack Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Slack from the .deb file provided by their website. But now I need to uninstall it. But when I type sudo apt-get remove slack It says Package 'slack' is not installed, so not removed 0 ...
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Cant uninstall fluxgui - package not found

Update 23/03/2015: So when I restart the following blinks for a few brief seconds. So it looks like my laptop is not restarting properly and therefore fluxgui cannot be removed? I get the first one ...
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how to uninstall emacs from command line?

I have ubuntu 12.04 I installed emacs using below commands. $ apt-get update $ apt-get install emacs Then, as expected, I could find emacs while searching in dash. Next I wanted to uninstall ...
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Remove Sublime Text 3 completely

I want to remove completely Sublime Text 3 from my system. I have tried this: sudo apt-get purge sublime-text-installer and the application is gone, but when I install it again... sudo apt-get ...
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How do I uninstall MariaDB on Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)?

I have installed MariaDB from source and now I need to uninstall it. I used these commands to install it: wget http://mirrors.hustunique.com/mariadb/mariadb-10.0.14/source/mariadb-10.0.14.tar.gz tar -...
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Hide prompt on removing phpmyadmin

got to reinstall mysql (from 5.6 to 5.7). Therefore I have to reinstall phpmyadmin, completely! This is what I tried: sudo apt-get remove -y -q phpmyadmin But I am getting 2 prompts asking me if ...
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Trying to uninstall libwacom will remove many other packages

As the title, I was trying to remove libwacom packages in order to install those provided by their channel so to be able to correctly use their tablet. However, whenever I try to remove or purge ...
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Recover from aborted tt-rss install

I tried installing tt-rss and mid way through decided I didn't want to install a DB and Web server so I aborted the install. Now I can't install any updates. Package manager is telling me to fix ...
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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 Ubuntu, Reinstall Windows?

My personal Ubuntu (15.10) experiment just isn't working out; I found out the hard way that I know less than nothing about Linux. I'm completely at sea. I have a bootable USB with Windows 10 ready to ...
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How to completely uninstall a program? [duplicate]

I mean to the point there is no left over in the kernel, because when I installed VMware it had to install kernel modules, so I proceeded and a few hours later when I went to shut down my PC, on the ...
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Ubuntu is still in the bios [duplicate]

I recently uninstalled Ubuntu i am using Windows 10 .However when I go to my bios i still see Ubuntu there. Is there any way of getting rid of this?
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Uninstall Saturday's install

I was trying to install Netflix on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Followed directions going through terminal. And some files didn't install and Now I do not have WiFi. Nor the wanted install. So how do I ...
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What's the equivalent of “add or remove programs” in Ubuntu?

I wanted to install the plugin TeXlipse (installation instructions) and for that I am supposed to remove any previous version of it. Maybe the eclipse GUI is sufficient to achieve this end. What's ...
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Weird Wine Packages w/ Weird Names - Can't Remove

So I tried to install some stupid game through Wine but the game is not originally in English and some weird things happened. Now I am stuck with these "apps" that go nowhere (it was unable to open - ...
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How can one remove all packages installed after a certain date/time?

On the 9th of November I tried installing the last stable release of BasKet Note Pads which apparently is not supported off the bat because it needs to be ported to QT4 and KDE 4, whatever that means. ...
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how to remove python 3.4.4 in ubuntu 14.04

I installed python 3.4.4 in ubuntu 14.04, but I want to remove it. when I open terminal and type python3.4 -V then the output is the following. Python 3.4.4 when I installed, I referenced this ...
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Uninstall Windows 10 and install Ubuntu

A friend would like to use Ubuntu 14-4 or 15-10, but the OS on his laptop in Windows 10. When I put the ISO from one or the other in his dvd-drive, it starts up, but after a short while Windows ...
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Change of mode of usage

I installed Ubuntu on PC along side windows. However, I would like to uninstall it and instead use it within windows as a virtual machine. How do I go about removing it?
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Remove Mail Applet from Toolbar in Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to find out how to remove the Thunderbird Mail Applet from the top right corner of the toolbar in Ubuntu 14.04 I have already tried going to Thunderbird-Add-ons manager - Extensions and ...
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Attempting to uninstall and reconfigure pygame for python 3.4.4 or Ubuntu 14.04

First off I want to mention I'm a scrub with ubuntu. Also I am a bit unsure if my python version is 3.4.4, but that is what it sais on my tgz file when I search for it, so I think that is correct. I'...
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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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uninstall xampp on ubuntu using terminal command

I want to uninstall XAMPP on Ubuntu on VM. Please advise command to archive this. I have downloaded package using wget command and run sudo ./xampp-linux-1.8.3-2-installer.run. How to delete folder ...
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Uninstalling Go (golang)

I'm trying to install drive, which requires Go. I did: sudo apt-get install golang git mercurial which successfully installed version 1.2.1. Unfortunately, when I tried to install drive with: go ...
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How to install EasyBCD?

I want to delete ubuntu 11.10 from dual boot system(windows 7 + ubuntu 11.10). I currently have ubuntu as main OS but I don't want to continue with it further.I don't have CD for win 7 so I am trying ...
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de-install ubuntu and install lubuntu with USB

I am trying to install lubuntu on my notebook (aspire one) as Ubuntu seems too heavy or is getting really slow. therefor I thought of installing lubuntu (or are there other suggestions?). Now I dont ...
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How to remove password recovery reset?

How can I remove the ability to reset passwords outside of Ubuntu. This probably is ill advised, but I already have set a really good password that I cannot forget with high entropy and 42 characters....
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Which partitions to delete for uninstalling ubuntu? [duplicate]

I want to uninstall Ubuntu. Here is a screen shot of my partitions:The screenshot Please help me find out which partitions to delete. I installed Ubuntu in legacy and windows 10 is in UEFI.
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(installation problem) Software update failure-Impossible installation Ubuntu 14.04 lts - 64 icoree5

My software updater does not let me install any programme. This is the details it gives back: installArchives() failed: Setting up install-info (5.2.0.dfsg.1-2) ... /etc/environment: line 3: JAVA: ...
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How do I safely uninstall gnupg?

Warned by Enigmail they soon won't support gnupg and switch to gnupg2 I installed the later. Now trying to remove gnupg, I see a bunch of software will be removed as a consequence: apt apturl ...
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how to uninstall oracle database from Ubuntu 14.04

i used this link to install oracle database 12c se2. http://www.oracle.com/webfolder/technetwork/tutorials/obe/db/11g/r1/prod/install/dbinst/dbinst.htm i know that this link is 11g but i just used ...
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Removing Ubuntu Mate15.10

I happened to install Ubuntu without partitions as the only Os ON MY PC. Now that I want to install windows 7, how can I go about it. I've tried inserting a cd to run the windows OS but when I try to ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 and Katoolin removing failed [closed]

Unfortunately, I installed Katoolin by following these steps. After installation, I tried to remove it using this solution. Now, I see this weird menu. I can't take screenshot, menu is closed while I ...
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How to delete a stuck folder

I want to delete a folder that stuck on the top bar of my server screen while deplacing it (Ubuntu Desktop 12.04) Thanks in advance please see screenshot
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unsuccesful uninstalling of elementary theme

I install elementary theme on my Ubuntu 14.04 but It couldn't choose it at log in page, it wasn't there. So enter thissudo apt-get purge elementary-os and sudo apt-get remove elementary-os after that ...
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Completely remove openssl dev version

I installed openssl dev version from github. However, I now wish to remove it to install openssl from the official repos. I tried to remove it using sudo apt-get remove --purge openssl but it's still ...
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Unable to uninstall MariaDB [closed]

I tried to re-install MariaDB, I used: sudo apt-get purge mysql* mariadb* But the only package remaining to be un-installed after the failed attempted above is mariadb-server-10.0. When I try to ...
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How to uninstall Cisco Packet Tracer 6.2

I downloaded the files from cisco (ubuntu installation files (with tutorial/student version)) and extracted the files. Yielding a folder Packettracer62Student. I ran the file install found in the ...
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How to remove Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I just formatted the drive containing Ubuntu from Windows and merged the partition. But when I go into the boot option, I can still see the Ubuntu option and GRUB is still there. Please tell me how ...
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driver will not uninstall

So yesterday I installed a driver, found out that it was obsolete, removed it, and installed a new one. (It is a file folder named "/usr/src/rtlwifi-new-0.9~trusty") For some reason the new one won't ...
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How can I uninstall software?

Seeing there are various ways to install on Ubuntu. What are the various ways to uninstall items? Which ways always work? How can I be sure something was uninstalled?