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

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Uninstall program by terminal

How can I uninstall any program using terminal. For example, how can I uninstall TeamViewer 7 wich is stored in my home folder. I can not see TeamViewer in ubuntu softvare center, so I can not ...
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Remove Webcontent Control

I installed this program to filter the content. It's not quite user friendly and I'd like to remove it completely. I installed and remove through software manager on Ubuntu 12.04. I'm getting red ...
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How to fully remove all packages installed by 'gnome-session-fallback'?

I mainly use Unity, but I installed gnome with: sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback To test how it was, but then I managed to delete all of my settings for my startup applications, so ...
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apt-get want to remove all my packages

My apt-get thinks everything including my xserver gdm and other vital softwares are unnecessary. The following is the output. When I once ran upgrade it did remove evrything and I had to reinstall my ...
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uninstall pd-extended on ubuntu 14.04

Hi i have wrongly removed the extra direcotry from pd-extended. now logicaly pd cant start up! How can i uninstall pd-extended on ubuntu 14.04 LTS completely in order to install it again? Any ideas ...
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Uninstall fglrx [duplicate]

Ubuntu Workstation (2 Monitors on board + 3 Cards Radeon HD 7850) Error Low Graphics mode ... decided as follows: Format the disc. In BIOS settings "initial load settings" Arrancar Graphically by ...
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uninstall software in command line [duplicate]

I install a software in commande line from this source and I did : tar -zxvf geneid_v1.4.4.Jan_13_2011.tar.gz and make but I put it in my Download folder, so I would like to install it in a more ...
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How to remove ANY files related to a certain application that is not a package?

I downloaded Telegram (https://telegram.org/) and put the unzipped directory with the two executable files in /usr/bin. Later I removed it there and put it into /opt. I also created a .desktop-file in ...
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Zabbix-agent shows in netstat even when not installed

I am looking trough my ESTABLISHED netstat connections and what seems not right is zabbix-agent running without being installed. One of my lines on $ sudo netstat | grep ESTABLISHED is the following: ...
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Uninstalling Eclipse

whenever I try uninstall eclipse, I get that it's not installed. sudo apt-get autoremove eclipse Package 'eclipse' is not installed, so not removed 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 462 ...
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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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Can I completely remove Gnome and leave xmonad?

I've installed xmonad. I'm trilled with it. I can now use it as my one and only WM. I'm just wondering is it going to work without problems if I totally remove Gnome. I'm using Ubuntu 10.04.
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How do i clean all the files and folder as well as the installations on my ubuntu 14.04 lts server?

Its as the question says, How do i clean all the files, folder and the installations as well on my ubuntu 14.04 LTS VPS? I want to clean it all so that it will appear just like a fresh VPS. Thank ...
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Uninstall all the packages which are installed?

I had installed some packages into fresh created Ubuntu machine, i want to uninstall all the packages which i had installed from the day of beginning(i.e. from 12 hours back) and make the system like ...
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How to remove lubuntu-desktop from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have installed lubuntu-desktop in my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Now I want to get pure Ubuntu. How can I revert back to Ubuntu only ? Note: I have searched in the google and found solutions for 12.04 / ...
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How to uninstall Lubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

Tried uninstalling LXDE and Lubuntu to replace them with MATE but the boot screen still shows Lubuntu and LXDE is still usable.
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Ubuntu won't recognize windows install disc/USB

I have a confirmed working windows 8.1 install disc (Used it to completely install windows 8.1 on another computer with a corrupted windows Vista installation, on which I am typing this question) and ...
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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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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 do I uninstall Lubuntu?

I installed Lubuntu using a USB drive. It is dual boot. I want to get back to just Windows XP. I don't have the disk for XP though. Is there any way to do this? Please keep in mind that I'm almost ...
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How to remove configuration files of package without its reinstallation

I want to remove configuration files of a package (the system one at least), but avoid reinstalling the package because of its size. Basically I want to do this sudo apt-get purge my-gigabyte-package ...
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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.
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Can't uninstall wine

I've downloaded a beta version of wine from the ubuntu software center, but ti wasn't what i was looking for so I tried to uninstall it from there wich I couldn't, I know almost nothing about ubuntu ...
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I can not remove Ruby1.9.3p0 from ubuntu. What is the process?

I have installed ruby 1.9.3p0 and on executing the command ruby -v it shows the version 1.9.3p0 installed. When i try to remove it by command sudo apt-get remove ruby1.9.3p0 it says package not found ...
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Steps to deinstall postgres

I installed postgres. It created a user account. I don't need postgres anymore. What are the steps I have to proceed to uninstall it completely from Ubuntu 14.04? (I didn't install the software over ...
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How to uninstall Stellarium?

I installed Stellarium on my eeePC901 like this: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stellarium/stellarium-releases sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install stellarium When I try to launch the program I ...
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How to get the list of all installed softwares and uninstall the ones which user wants(like add/remove programs in Windows) in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bits OS on my machine. Previously I was using Windows on my machine. Now in Windows, in Control Panel there is one option Add/Remove Programs which lists all the ...
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Remove a domain user account from local workstation, not from AD Domain

I have an AD Domain run by Samba4 and have successfully joined Ubuntu workstations to that domain and able to add users and log into the workstation with domain accounts. Now, I am needing to remove ...
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How to completely remove a oracle jdk that didn't install properly?

I recently installed a oracle jdk from a webupd8ppa on Ubuntu 12.04 beta, but apparently it didn't work out, and now it is giving me errors at every update or install I make, even after deactivating ...
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How are dependencies maintained during uninstallation?

I have recently uninstalled ubuntu-web-browser from my ubuntu 14.04 using synaptic package manager as I don't use it. Now I can't start vlc media player nor play any file using vlc. It sort of opens ...
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Uninstall gmusic browser

I would like to uninstall gmusic browser from my xubuntu installation. I find it does not meet my playback requirements. How do I go about this?
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How can I uninstall Opera from Xubuntu?

I have downloaded opera from the website (deb package) and installed it. Now I want to remove it but I don't know how. I tried sudo apt-get remove opera but it didn't work.
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How do I find out which software/packages are installed from the date of installation of ubuntu?

I am about to uninstall Ubuntu entirely and reinstall a fresh copy. Before I do that I want to make a list of software/package that I have installed so far. Any way to list out? Update: The answer ...
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How to uninstall manually installed java? (jdk 8) [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit and installed the wrong version of Sun/Oracle's Java JDK (32 bit instead of 64 bit) using the Ask Ubuntu Post I assume I have to uninstall it now. How can I do ...
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delete a font in ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I want to delete a font in my ubuntu 14.04 I can see the font in the font-viewer but it's not in font-manager, so I can't delete it. Any suggestion? Thank you for your help in advance.
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Accidentally installed Lubuntu and want to revert to Ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.1 which is a fresh install of about one month old. I was trying to get 5.1 surround audio to work so I followed the instructions here which suggested the following commands: ...
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How to completely remove my Emacs?

I downloaded Emacs source files, and installed it using make. After installing Emacs successfully, I manually removed the downloaded source files to save disk space. Now I want to remove Emacs and I ...
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Uninstalling OpenCV in 14.04

I have read various topics regarding the uninstallation of OpenCV, but haven't been able to do so. Partly because I am noob and mainly because those haven't been very much detailed as to how to use ...
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How to completely uninstall ET: Legacy 64 bit from Ubuntu 14.10?

I wasted my whole day trying to install and play ET: Legacy 64 bit on my 64 bit Deepin 2014.2 (based on Ubuntu 14.10) system. I installed the legacy drivers later on when I got a VM_create error. ...
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Grub problem in uninstallation of Ubuntu in Windows 8 [closed]

I uninstalled Ubuntu by following the online instructions here. First, I addressed the command prompt to fix the boot. After typing bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /fixboot , I did not reboot my PC and ...
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Removing Ubuntu and Install Windows 7 [duplicate]

I am facing a problem right now in my laptop. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 completely as the only primary OS, but now I want to remove Ubuntu totally and install windows 7. I even tried grub4dos that ...
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How do I remove old Ubuntu versions

I've installed 14.04 "alongside" my older versions of Ubuntu, and now I want to delete the older ones, which are taking up too much space. What is the best way to do it?
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How to load Windows from GRUB 2.02 (after unistalling Ubuntu) [duplicate]

I wanted to uninstall Lubuntu 14.10 (dual-boot with Windows8) so I used EasyBCD 2.2 and deleted the partitions of Lubuntu (I followed a video tutorial for using EasyBCD). But now as I turn the PC on, ...
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How to get rid of installed .exe files?

How do I get rid of any .exe files installed through Wine for example? Is there some general rule or way where are .exe software stored and I can just click and get rid off them?
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How to uninstall firefox developer edition in ubuntu

How do I completely uninstall Firefox developer edition, I tried by uninstalling from Ubuntu software center, it gets uninstalled but if I re install firefox then again its switching to Firefox ...
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How do I completly delete ubuntu 12.04 (only OS installed)?

I thought based on the tech spec alone, that the computer in question could work with it. I installed it from a disk on key. I thought it was slow because of that- but it's not.... I want to get rid ...
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why installing a new application in linux is so complex..? [closed]

Why installing or uninstalling a new application in linux is so complex? why there is no installer like windows installer which would help users without prior knowledge about linux command line (like ...
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How to Delete Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu. But, Once I have forgotten my password, I tried to open it. I was successful. But, My ubuntu is crashed! I have Upgrade it. But, it is not working good yet! Now, I want to ...
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How to uninstall VirtualBox in 12.04?

Can anyone help me removed VirtualBox? By the way, I couldn't install some softwares, is it because it is a 64-bit version?
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GRUB refuses to uninstall

I recently uninstalled Ubuntu and reinstalled it on an external HDD. By mistake I selected my laptop's ssd as the location of the bootloader. I decided to do the install all over again and this time ...