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

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Don't know the Ubuntu's password! How to uninstall Ubuntu?

I got my laptop with Ubuntu however, I have no idea about the password that was set on it. How may I uninstall it?
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how can i remove a wireless driver?

i want to remove this 2 drivers : PHY Interface Driver Chipset phy0 wlan0mon mac80211_hwsim Software simulator of 802.11 radio(s) for mac80211 phy1 ...
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MATLAB installation in home folder

Im a relatively new user on the ubuntu 14.04 OS and have little experience with the system. Earlier this week I tried to install our all favorite matlab software package. Due to a confusion that I ...
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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 purge previously only removed packages?

I have a list of packages on my system, that were installed and removed again, but not purged, i.e. there are still a lot of conffiles etc. laying around. The output of dpkg --get-selections | grep ...
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can't afford to remove Lubuntu installed via Wubi on Windows

I tried to install Lubuntu from Windows via Wubi, but i couldn't afford to do it. Probably the file that i donwloaded from Linux site is not working. But now i'm not able to uninstall it anymore. I ...
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Remove ubuntu-desktop

I've installed xubuntu-desktop and I want to get rid of all the ubuntu-desktop and Unity-related packages. But all the guides I've found are either outdated (psychocatz) or simply don't work ...
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I am trying to uninstall VMWare Workstation but I get..“another installion is in progress..”

I am trying to uninstall VMware Workstation 9 from Ubuntu 13 and 14 but I get the following message "..another installation is in progress please complete the installation.." I am using the sudo ...
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How can I unistall a damge app [closed]

I have installed an old version of WPS Office. A few days ago, something went wrong and now I can't use software udpade among other problems. Just I wanted to update WPS Office. I downloaded: ...
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Remove linux version 3.19.31 [duplicate]

My system was just updated with linux image 3.19.31. When it was rebooted, the system hang at the login screen and did nothing. How can I remove this image? It has a major bug in it.
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Uninstall Ubuntu 14.04 lts from ASUS Ux31 [duplicate]

I have an ASUS UX31 (no dvd drive) and I need to reset to Windows 7 OS, but when I try and run the dvd through external dvd drive (setup.exe file) it says "error occured" what to do?
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How to remove dual-booted Elementary OS with Zorin OS [closed]

I know that this has been asked numerous times. My apologies for duplication related to this and/or similar topics. I originally installed Zorin OS9. I kinda like Zorin at this time. Just recently ...
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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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REMOVE GNS3 1.3.9

This version keeps giving this error message " Can't connect to server http://127.0.0.1:8002 Even when I change the port number. I am wondering how can I uninstall it since I compiled using ...
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What should I do if I “installed” Ubuntu instead of just “trying” it? [duplicate]

Help! I'm brand new to Ubuntu and need some hand holding. I just created a Live CD of Ubuntu and installed version 12.10 when I think I may have been better off just trying it:( I started my Ubuntu ...
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Removing program after accidentally removed its installation folder

How can I remove or reinstall a program after I accidentally removed its installation folder? I accidentally removed /opt/spotify/folder and I cannot reinstall spotify-client nor purge it. sudo ...
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How to remove Oracle JDK

I didn't find article any related articles How to remove Oracle JDK there are some related articles but they didn't solve the problem. I installed Oracle JDK tarball file from Oracle site by ...
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Removing Ubuntu without loosing data

Dear all I want to remove ubuntu 14.04 and try Centos without using dual boot (to save space) this is the only OS I have in my labtop. Do I will loose all data in my home directory and Downloads ...
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How to remove Hubstaff from Ubuntu

I recently had to install HubStaff (https://hubstaff.com/). Now I need to remove this software from my Linux machine running Ubuntu 15.04 (64 Bit). I browsed their support section ...
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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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uninstall wireshark Version 1.12.7 from ubuntu trusty tar

I installed this version {version 1.12.7} of Wireshark and its not working as i want it. I compiled it as directed from the tutorial. it works only as root user and the commands to change that ...
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Remove ubuntu-gnome-desktop?

I've recently installed ubuntu-gnome-desktop on my Ubuntu 12.10 32 bit system. It all worked, but now I would like to remove it again, since I like Unity better. This includes undoing all changes like ...
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Can I (if so how) uninstall windows after completely installing Ubuntu 12.04 from a USB boot drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to I remove windows but keep Ubuntu? I have successfully installed Linux Ubuntu 12.04 of my computer with the USB boot method. When I installed Ubuntu, I selected ...
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Unable to uninstall or reinstall Ubuntu desktop

The uninstall-wubi option doesn't work. When I try reinstalling it they show an error and tells me to check "wubi 12.04 rev266" log Everything goes fine till the bottom which shows this: There is ...
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How to uninstall Solr

I used this DigitalOcean article to install Solr 5.3.1 in my system. It worked fine. Now I wish to uninstall it. How do I carry that out? All the existing articles seem to specify using apt-get but ...
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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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Problem installing Oracle 10g Express edition

I have installed Oracle 10g Express edition in Ubuntu 10.10 and it doesn't show or ask to give my password during installation. When I click on "start database" it gave the warning "Operation failed, ...
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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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Uninstall Reaver 1.4 from ubuntu 12.04

I did install reaver 1.4 from the following two commands. Now I have to remove it, how can I do that ? $ sudo apt-get install libpcap-dev sqlite3 libsqlite3-dev libpcap0.8-dev $ wget ...
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How to uninstall apps installed through Firefox Marketplace?

In Firefox 35, there is menu called "Apps" that allows to install "firefox apps" through Firefox Marketplace. I installed an app but now I can't find how to remove it! Is there an obvious way that I ...
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What is “Nepomuk Backup” and why is it installed?

I've noticed a new item under Applications -> System Tools: Nepomuk Backup. I haven't installed it, and it just showed up recently. Why is it there and why was it installed (possibly with some ...
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How to unistall Jdownloader 2 beta?

I want to uninstall Jdownloader 2 beta, having taken the steps in this webpage: http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/tag/13-04/. Apparently, it is a sort of installation with ".sh" files. What I have ...
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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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Some softwares are not working after uninstall bodhi desktop from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am trying to open synaptic from termial. gksudo synaptic but I am getting the following error. Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/gksudo", line 5, in <module> import ...
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Complete Uninstall from your android phone

Guys! I need to completely uninstall linux Ubuntu from my android phone, tried searching the net, all futile. Hoping I hear from all the techie and geeks out here. Cheers!
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Mricron installation problem?

I am a new Linux user. I installed the current version of Mricron according to the instructions of it's website. But program does not run when I type "startmricro" on the terminal or double click on ...
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uninstall ubuntu 8.10 and grub [duplicate]

how do I remove ubuntu and grub from my vista system and regain access to my second hard disk where ubuntu is installed. There doesn't appear to be an uninstall option on the install disk, so I tried ...
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How to Uninstall unbuntu [duplicate]

Please tell me how to uninstall my laptop is falling apart. I tried using an iso but it wouldn't mount and using the boot menu at startup wont work either.
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Uninstall ubuntu to reclaim disk space? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu, and Windows 10 running side by side on my hp laptop. I am running out of storage space on the Windows side. Can I uninstall Ubuntu, and reclaim the partitioned hard drive space?
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How to Uninstall Spotify forever

i have a problem in my pc, i want to uninstall spotify but im not able to do that. http://i.imgur.com/smHhH6j.png I used synaptic to do it but didnt work for me. I want to uninstall it because its ...
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How can I remove icon of uninstalled application from application lens in Dash?

I installed cardapio and its icon was in launcher as well in application lens in dash. When I unistalled cardapio, its icon vanished from the launcher (as it should) but the icon is still present in ...
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How to Update or Re-Install new version ADB?

I have an android based phone and I need ADB for installing new versions. However, untill today ADB was working perfectly but today I got an error, it says "you need 1.0.32 or newer version." Yes, ...
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How to uninstall Google Chrome?

I decided to try out Google Chrome and see if it was any different from Chromium, but now I can't figure out how to uninstall it. That's what I have installed. How to get rid of it is the question.
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Remove hibernated Windows8.1 from Dualboot System with Linux

I have a dual boot system Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / Win8.1. Windows is hibernated because it stuck up while updating and never got past 100%. I know you can fix that but I just want to get rid of Windows. ...
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apt-get is trying to install when doing a remove --purge

I'm trying to remove a package using sudo apt-get remove --purge ka-lite but when I run that command, it tries to download and install another package instead of removing the one I'm asking for. ...
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How can I completely remove Nagios from Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid)

I cannot find a workaround to completely remove Nagios from Ubuntu Vivid (15.04) Anybody have a solution?
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Can I remove Unity now and how?

I have installed gnome-session-flashback and I love my new Gnome desktop, and I am sure that I do not want to go back to Unity, and as unity stuff takes up a lot of space on my machine, is there a ...
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How to uninstall PacketTracer

I installed cisco packettracer for networking class today, but I have no idea how I would go about uninstalling it. I have tried searching Synaptic Package Manager for terms like packettracer, packet ...
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How do I remove the Ubuntu Software Center?

I have a pretty slow computer, and every time I open Ubuntu Software Center, the entire computer slows down, and 97% of the time, it hangs. So, I was wondering whether you can uninstall Ubuntu ...
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How to uninstall manually installed Nvidia drivers?

How do I uninstall manually installed Nvidia drivers 310.14 and revert to Noveau. I have Ubuntu 12.10.