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

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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 ...
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Elementary OS website spontaneously opens up in Chrome throughout the day. I have no idea why or how to stop it. Any solutions?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on my chromebook. However I'm 100% sure the chromebook has nothing to do with it as the problem just started up a couple days ago some time after visiting elementary.io . I ...
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How to uninstall a game which is not letting me uninstall it? [duplicate]

I had downloaded feist and installed it just to test the gaming capability of ubuntu, since am new to it. Now as I can see it works perfectly fine, I am trying to uninstall it. But every time when I ...
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How to fully replace APT with RPM?

I was just wondering if there is a way to fully replace APT with RPM? Once I have got RPM installed and setup as it should (if I need to configure it in any way) is there any way to remove APT without ...
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Deleting duplicate files in installed from source?

I'm rather new to the Linux environment and have learned how to install software via using following commands $ mkdir build $ cd build $ cmake $ sudo make install. I noticed that there is a build ...
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Unisntalling Ubuntu from dual-boot windows 10

Reboot the computer. Go to bios. ( How?) Set the boot media to CD/DVD Put the windows 7 DVD(or recovery disk)in to the drive. (I'm using windows 10 and I don't have either DVD or USB, would ...
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Firefox Browser has Safer Browser Home Page…cannot change…why? How?

I have used FF for many years. All of a sudden when installing it with Ubuntu Software Center, it comes with a home page: ...
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How to uninstall apps in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I know it would seem like a simple task. I've tried right-clicking apps, (lets use steam as an example) and clicking uninstall. However, they do not uninstall. So far, i noticed this happening with ...
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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 completely remove any program and its installation files?

Okay, I have noticed that whenever I installed the latest version of any software and then uninstalled it(even after using purge remove command from the terminal)because it doesn't support my ...
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uninstall Canon MX492 printer driver

What is the general method to uninstall drivers in Ubuntu? I need to get rid of the Canon Pixma mx492 driver to see if it improves the chances of the device being visible as a USB device in ...
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Proper way to remove other operating systems after installing ubuntu?

My environment: Linux mint on /dev/sda2 Ubuntu on /dev/sda7 Windows 7 on /dev/sda4 & /dev/sda5 click for gparted screenshot I want to remove my first OS Linux mint. I don't want to waste ...
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Problem uninstalling laptop-mode-tools

I am new to Ubuntu and was playing around with some battery saving tools. I first installed tlp, tried it and uninstalled it. Then I got laptop-mode-tools using tar and uninstalled it using ...
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To install google-chrome-stable, these items must be removed:

I try to install Google Chrome, but I can't do it because they asked me to remove those items. How can I remove the items To install google-chrome-stable, these items must be removed: The web ...
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How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on?

I have absolutely no experience with Linux, and I desperately need to get my computer back up and running again with Windows. How do I remove Ubuntu?
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Two OpenCV's are installed (with different versions) and I can't delete all traces of the past one, please help!

I am new to Linux systems but I really need this for my project, so I really need your help. Here is what happened: I have had OpenCV 2.4 on a linux system and I also installed another library called ...
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Cannot remove Nuvola Player 1.0.5

I have tried purge and removal commands as well as complete removal from packages but this version will just not go away. It now says when I try to remove from the command line that the software is ...
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cant understand the function of apt-cache remove [duplicate]

I needed to reinstall wine from scratch so I first decided to uninstall the current version but, running the command sudo apt-cache pkgnames wine before and after running any of: sudo apt-cache ...
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How to remove ubuntu on ubuntu and reinstall ubuntu [duplicate]

I couldn t find a solution since maybe 5 hours. I have checked everything on Internet. Here is my problem, I dual booted Ubuntu 14.02 beside windows 7. I removed windows 's files accidentally. I ...
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uninstall applications

I have installed phpstorm , but after few minutes after installing it's uninstalled itself. But in /usr/share/applications, these files are still present: JB-controlpanel.desktop ...
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Uninstall desktop environments [duplicate]

After searching the net, and trying several terminal commands, I am still unable to uninstall the desktop environments represented in the picture below: I would like to uninstall all desktop ...
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Three infected files in wine-staging. How I should proceed?

An analysis run with clamtk reported three infected files and I wasn't able to remove it from clamtk or in terminal. Its appear in screen as: /opt/wine-staging/lib/wine/fakedlls/clock.exe ...
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Completely Remove LXDE/Lubuntu Desktop Environment

I've install LXDE on my laptop due to Unity's disappointing performance. But now, I want to completely remove LXDE including it's entire list of programs that came installed with it. How do I go about ...
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uninstall packages using dpkg

I want to uninstall openoffice package and want to do this using single command or regular expression i.e dpkg -r openoffice-org* but dpkg doesnot accept wild cards how can i uninstall all the ...
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How to remove service i installed it?

I'm new to ubuntu i installed service openvswitch-controller by using sudo apt-get install service openvswitch-controller then want to delete it i used sudo rm -rf /usr/sbin/service ...
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How do I remove Skype 4.3 from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (32-bit)

I installed Skype on my nephew's new Ubuntu 14.04 LTS machine, and now we've decided to remove it. But I'm not able to locate it in my Installed programs section of Ubuntu Software Center. I'm able to ...
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Accidentally removed Spotify folder, now I can't uninstall anything

I accidentally removed Spotify folder and now I can't uninstall programs from with apt-get or the Software Center, when I try to remove the flash plugin from the command line it give me this error: ...
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How to uninstall zenmap? [duplicate]

How can I remove zenmap that I installed using this method: bzip2 -cd nmap-7.00.tar.bz2 | tar xvf - cd nmap-7.00 ./configure make sudo make install
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How do I remove all files that match a pattern?

When I revert in Mercurial, it leaves several .orig files. I would like to be able to run a command to remove all of them. I have found some sources that say to run: rm **/*.orig But that gives me ...
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Need to move Arduino IDE applicaion Install to another Directory

I have just installed the latest version of Arduino IDE v1.6.6 under my Downloads directory and all works great. The issue is, I actually didn't want it to install at this location and so would like ...
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How to remove wine-1.7.34 completely

I have tried a lot of different commands, but nothing helped. sudo apt-get remove wine --purge sudo apt-get --purge remove wine sudo apt-get auto remove Wine is still available. Wine ...
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Why is Postgres running even after uninstall? How do I stop it?

I have uninstalled postgres using sudo apt-get --purge remove postgresql a few days back. I have restarted my computer quite a few times since then. But the postgres server seems to be running even ...
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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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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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Missing operating system after trying to uninstall

I first began by booting from Windows 7 install disk. I went to the command prompt and typed in bootrec /fixmbr. After that I rebooted to install cd my drive is still partitioned and I am unable to ...
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Installed gnome-shell and then removed it and went back to unity, running apt-get autoremove threatens to uninstall these packages.

At first I accidentally ran sudo apt-get remove gnome instead of gnome-shell. This made the computer run into a boot loop. I got it fixed by installing gnome-desktop again. I removed the gnome-shell ...
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How does the apt-get purge command work?

How does 'it' (ie. purge) know where the dependencies and configuration files are located? How does purge find out that a particular piece of software created a certain file? Is there some sort of ...
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completely remove wine [duplicate]

I tried to remove wine from the terminal using : apt-get remove wine but wine still exists. How can I remove it completely? harsh@harsh-BOOK:~$ sudo get-apt purge Q4Wine [sudo] password for harsh: ...