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

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What is the Difference Between `apt-get purge` and `apt-get remove`? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the correct way to completely remove an application? Is there any difference between sudo apt-get purge <package-name> and sudo apt-get remove ...
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Totally remove unity from Ubuntu 14.04 with its dependencies and configurations

My unity is damaged. I need to reinstall it but when I reinstall it nothing changes. Nothing is fixed. I tried reinstalling it from the software centre. (packages "ubuntu-desktop" and "unity"). I ...
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How to uninstall programs (Comodo) [duplicate]

So Comodo wont work properly so I want to uninstall it. I dont want to install other programs that are not legitiment
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Complete removal of all bluetooth related packages

I have a poorly powered netbook and I would like to safely "trim the fat" from my 14.04 install. What I'm looking to do is remove all traces of bluetoothd (a service that does not seem to want to ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu 14.04 WITHOUT Recovery Disk/USB - HELP NEEDED URGENTLY! [duplicate]

I am dual booting Windows 8 & Ubuntu and I want to safely uninstall Ubuntu from Windows 8. 2 Questions 1) How do I safely uninstall Ubuntu from Windows 8 without a recovery disk/USB?: Can I not ...
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Unable to shut down: failed to execute child process “lubuntu-logout” (no such file or directory)

I am unable to shut down after i uninstalled many programs in lubuntu using software center. The error message that I get is: Failed to execute child process "lubuntu-logout" (no such file or ...
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Problem apache server (re-)Installation

I am newbie in Ubuntu and I removed all apache file following command sudo chown user /etc/init.d/apache2 sudo chmod 755 /etc/init.d/apache2 sudo rm /etc/init.d/apache2 I know its wrong way to ...
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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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How do I uninstall a program that I did not install using apt-get

I have installed a program called LIGGGHTS by following the installation instructions in this link: https://github.com/CFDEMproject/LIGGGHTS-PUBLIC/wiki/Installing-LIGGGHTS-on-Ubuntu-12.x I had ...
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How to uninstall VMware Player on Ubuntu 12.04?

I want to uninstall VMware Player on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS system. How should I uninstall it?
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Is there any way to completely remove the launcher, not just hide it?

I would rather that the launcher did not appear whatsoever, even when I open dash. Is it possible to remove it, without removing unity? Hiding it works, but I don't like it being there with the dash, ...
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Removing livewallpaper.

I can not seem to find any resources regarding the removal of livewallpaper, a google search yields nothing on the topic and I have been driven to ask you guys. I have little knowledge of ubuntu or ...
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Cant Uninstall 14.04 and Reinstall 12.04

I upgraded to 14.04 a few days ago and would like to go back to 12.04 LTS for a while longer only thing is that now when I insert my 12.04 startup disc and reboot my computer its not booting the live ...
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Can I remove one ubuntu without touching the other?

I have ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 lts on the same notebook. I want to get rid of ubuntu 14.04. Can I do it without remove ubuntu 14.04 without removing ubuntu 12.04.4?
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How does one uninstall Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP laptop and I formatted the partition which had Windows 8.1. So Ubuntu could have all the hard drive space. Is there a way I could uninstall Ubuntu and reinstall ...
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How to remove texlive 2009 on ubuntu 12.04

I installed texlive 2009 in my system by accident, and I have use every way I know to remove it. Did not work... sudo apt-get remove texlive Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How to remove xubuntu-desktop?

A few days ago I installed Xubuntu on top of a normal Ubuntu system: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop I didn't play around for long on Xubuntu before I realised that I liked Ubuntu 2D better. ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu 14.04 x64 that runs with Win8 and Ubuntux86

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on my system that already have Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 32 bit installed. I want to uninstall the 64 bit version now. How can I do that?
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How do I get to installing a program when it says “to install this prgram you must first remove GLi binding for the gtk +tookit2.12 libgtk2.0-uil”

I'm trying to install qtqr, but I get a message that says: To install QtQr, these items must be removed Gli binding for gtk + toolkit2.12 libgtk2.0-cil How do I remove this item using the software ...
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How do I remove all desktop-related packages, leaving server only? [duplicate]

I've got a VPS server, on which I surprisingly find packages like bluez or thunderbird-gnome-support or firefox or libqt4. Do I have to list all the packages like in "How to delete all desktop ...
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install ubuntu on an external hard disc

Not long ago I bought a new PC brand Lenovo. I make W7 install because some Windows programs interest me and I need them. From the Ubuntu website I downloaded 14.04. LTS and I burned on a DVD. Now it ...
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Accidentally installed the Matlab launcher without the actual Matlab and cannot stop the installation process

I do not have Matlab in my computer so the installer keeps on asking me where is Matlab located and I do not know how to make it stop asking! Tried uninstalling the launcher in terminal with sudo ...
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Prevent apt-get remove from uninstalling related packages

I uninstalled some packages with apt-get remove. In addition to the selected packages the Okular document viewer was removed, which was running on my computer long before the other packages. Is there ...
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How to remove uninstalled wine app icons from unity dash?

I had installed LAN Messenger (for Windows) using wine but i found out that LAN Messenger is also available for linux so: I uninstalled LAN Messenger from wine. I also removed wine. deleted the ...
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Lubuntu installation problem

I installed lubuntu alongside with windows 7. I cleared some space for it in a separate partition and it automatically took tat space and installed. But the problem is that the lubuntu does not have ...
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How to uninstall with apt-get? [duplicate]

I ran this command: sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-murrine:i386 gtk2-engines-pixbuf:i386 sni-qt:i386 But now I want to remove what I've just installed. What's the command?
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If I build a package from source how can I uninstall or remove completely?

I used source code to build one package such as below: ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var --libexecdir=/usr/lib --with-package-name="Myplugin" ...
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How can I remove Ubuntu record from my boot list?

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an external USB3.0 drive. I selected sdb (the usb stick) as grub point and created a new ext4 partition as root on sdb1. Everything went very well and I could either ...
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Uninstall nouveau

How to completely remove nouveau to install the driver Nvidia? I tried to install the Nvidia driver as on ubuntu wiki but to no avail. All writes exactly what nouveau is. Tried to add to the blacklist ...
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Is there a way to uninstall Unity?

I changed my desktop to LXDE because I’m running Ubuntu in a VM. I don't want to download Lubuntu and reinstall (I think it will take too much time), so I simply want to uninstall ubuntu-desktop or ...
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Can't boot windows anymore?

Installed xubuntu, restart computer, and it instantly boots up into xubuntu, when usually I have the choice of booting into windows as well as an old installation of ubuntu I downloaded a long time ...
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PPA removal problems

In an effort to use my printer, I installed a PPA but in the end, this PPA was not necessary. Now, this PPA causes an error when updates are loaded. The update error message is the following: ...
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how to remove ubuntu 12.04 from dual booting with windows xp with xp installation cd [duplicate]

I have dual booting system with Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows XP. Now I want to remove Ubuntu 12.04 and retained Windows XP. How do I remove the Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows XP installation CD command ...
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Ubuntu reinstall

I recently really messed up on Ubuntu along with I've had problems with upgrading to 14.04 and I want to get rid of my windows side, I'm using dual boot. I want to pretty much just get rid of the ...
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How to remove unnecessary locales

I noticed I have several unneeded locales installed.I only need one locale. How to remove all the rest? The locales are for example firefox-locale-?
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Uninstall Scangearmp

I want to uninstall "scangearmp-mx340series-1.50-1-i386-deb". I have installed it using Archive Manager for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It is not working so i want to uninstall ALL installed items of the ...
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KDE controls taking over applications in my unity session

Ubuntu 14.04. I tried out KDE now some applications (Firefox and others) in my Unity session have KDE controls instead of the proper gtk controls. Un-installing kubuntu-desktop does not help.
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Uninstall Spotify?

I was under the assumption it would work with wine, but was incorrect. I would like to completely remove it but everything I've seen on the internet hasn't helped in the slightest.
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How to uninstall ubuntu server 14.04 amd64 [duplicate]

How to uninstall ubuntu,i can't boot into ubuntu because i forgot my password.I don't have any window live cd,but have window vista and xp,and have ubuntu server live cd.I have tried with grub ...
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uninstalling ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 12.04.2 along with windows 7. I absolutely liked it! But I now want to uninstall this version, reinstall windows 7 and again install ubuntu. How do I remove ubuntu 12 from my system? I ...
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how to remove ubuntu installed on windows partition [duplicate]

I thought i had done the partition properly but when I installed it Ubuntu was loaded on window partition now I'm trying to reset and start again I'm running windows xp
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14.04 Cannot remove lenses

I want to remove photo, video and music lenses from the dash, in 12.04 was enough to purge the unity-lens-whatever but in 14.04 this trick doesn't do the job, neither remove the scopes. Ideas? ...
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How do I install and uninstall kubuntu desktop environment?

I just want to try kde. How do I install it through the command line? If I don't like it, how do I uninstall it through the command line?
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command sudo dpkg -r PacketTracer not working

I have installed Cisco Packet Tracer from Cisco-PT-601.bin. But I cannot open it. When I tried to remove/uninstall using sudo dpkg -r PacketTracer, it said there is no installed package matching ...
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How can I completely remove xfce4 when apt-get remove --purge doesn't work?

Starting with a Ubuntu server, I wanted a window manager, so I installed xfce4. I used sudo apt-get install xfce4 to do this. To remove it, I used sudo apt-get remove --purge xfce4 which ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu

So recently I downloaded the most recent ubuntu iso for installation alongside my Windows 8.1. Everything went really smoothly with no errors or hiccups during installation. The only thing is I've ...
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How can I uninstall Qt5 that I installed from .run?

I installed Qt from qt-linux-opensource-5.0.1-x86_64-offline.run file. It works fine, but I am unable to use KDE libs in it. So can anyone please say how to uninstall it?? I could also not find any ...
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Uninstall a program installed with Wine

I am using Ubuntu 11.10. By using wine software i installed some software like nimbuzz and ibibo messenger. Both the programs are not working and showing the bug as We're sorry, but an unknown error ...
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Trusty Software Center: Remove Package Listing Under “Installed” dropdown menu

I removed a couple of software and packages. In the Ubuntu Software Center under the "Installed" drop down menu, the packages are still there. They have no function as when I click on it, it leads to ...
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I can't remove tuxcut, can anyone help me here?

When I click on remove button, it says I can't remove it because of the following error: installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5% [..] (Reading database ... 100% ...