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

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Error installing Android Studio! Now I want to uninstall it completely [duplicate]

I tried installing android studio in my Ubuntu 14.04 using terminal. I entered the commands sudo add-apt-repository ppa:paolorotolo/android-studio sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
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How can I remove Cairo Dock from my desktop after having uninstalled it?

I have uninstalled Cairo Dock and now that I have done this, it is still attached to my desktop. Every time I reboot the computer and sign in, a warning shows up on my desktop regarding my ...
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VLC crashes on playing WMV after installing (and removing) FFmpeg

I have Xubuntu 14.04. I added the ppa:jon-severinsson/ffmpeg repo and then installed ffmpeg and frei0r-plugins. After doing that VLC started crashing on playing WMV files. All WMV files cause it to ...
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The Ubuntu CD doesn't start. Please help!

well I have a new HP Pavilion. It runs with Winows 8.1 and I hate it.. now I want to install the Ubuntu Gnome but I can't because when I put in the CD the CD doesn't start. I really need to replace ...
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How do I uninstall Android Studio if it was installed via Ubuntu Developer Tools Center (UDTC)?

I installed Android Studio Beta on Xubuntu 14.10 by executing udtc android in a terminal. I want to uninstall it such that there are no traces on my machine of its prior existence. I chose ...
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Problem on uninstall OpenOffice

I installed OpenOffice 4.0 by Terminal. I would like to use back LibreOffice. Therefore, I referred to How To Uninsatall OpenOffice?. But it seemed failed. After I typed in sudo apt-get install ...
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Administrator User Issues with Postgresql 9.3, Can't Uninstall

I've read every other related question available here. None of them are having the same problem or provide solutions. I need to uninstall Postgres. When I go to the var/lib directory to edit the ...
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Receiving an Error when Trying to Delete a File?

I'm trying to remove some files from an installation I screwed up. I went to the directory in the terminal, and typed sudo rm PCSX but it tells me it doesn't exist even though I can quite clearly see ...
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How to List all software installed on Ubuntu 14.04 and Uninstall them

I am beginner to Ubuntu. I have installed ubuntu desktop 14.04 and have tried to install PHP, Apache, MYSQL and PHPMYADMIN through terminal. I have tried many commands but have only installed Apache ...
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Step by step instructions on how to remove grub2 or mount the EFI partition and delete files (UEFI)

everyone very sorry if this is a duplicate question however I cannot seem to get the instructions on other questions to work. I have been trying to uninstall grub and Ubuntu. I have looked at a lot of ...
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Troubles finding .wine folder

I have installed linux mint on a friends computer for them and I also installed Wine so that she could play Sims on it. The operating system is running off a 100gb ssd so I tried to configure wine to ...
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How would I removed grub2 from my bootloader?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 to my external hard drive but I accidentally left my computer's main drive mounted and for some reason grub was put on my bootloader. Anyone know how I can remove it from my ...
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How do I completely uninstall Google Chrome and Chromium?

I'm having a problem with Chrome and one of its extensions, so I want to completely uninstall everything. I've uninstalled Chrome through the Software Center, but when I reinstall it, all of my ...
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Openntpd cannot be uninstalled

I have openntpd installed when I was trying to install Cloudstack on my Ubuntu 14.10. I no longer needs openntpd but now I cannot uninstall it. I tried sudo apt-get autoremove and purge but I always ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu OS-Uninstaller

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 (I had the .iso already and couldnt be bothered downloading 14.04) alongside a broken Windows 7. GRUB shows Windows 7 and Ubuntu as normal Before we go any further, ...
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Uninstall Calibri font, installed from Windows' font directory

I use a PC with both Ubuntu and Windows 7. I tried to install the Calibri font in Ubuntu by opening the calibri.ttf file found under the Windows/Fonts directory using Font Viewer and clicked on the ...
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How do I know if I'm in a jail, container, snapshot, etc. environment?

I received a machine (Ubuntu 12.04 server) from a coworker when he left the company. I created my own user as sudo/admin and used the machine for months. After rebooting for the first time since I was ...
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How do I remove Steam?

Anyone know of a way to remove Steam from Ubuntu 12.04? Looked around the net but could not find an straight forward solution. Thanks.
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Removing Universal Access features removes ubuntu-mate-desktop

I am in no way impaired and want to remove every and all features of my ubuntu-mate distribution that I definitely do not need --- to free up as much space as possible (I only have 8 Gigs of space). ...
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How to completely uninstall eclipse?

I'm working on Eclipse Indigo on Ubuntu 12.04. I'm trying to completely uninstall Eclipse (with Synaptic Package Manager + Mark for complete removal), but when I reinstall it, I clearly see that it ...
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I have two versions of LibreOffice installed: how to remove the older one?

I think I updated the LibreOffice suite from 4.2 to 4.3 but in fact I have both installed in my Xubuntu 14.04. The Xfce menu: A seen above, the older version does not follow the system theme. ...
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MAJOR Ubuntu problem please help [duplicate]

My root account is corrupt or something every time I log into it I just get a blank desktop. I can move my cursor and right click and I get a few options but that's it. I CANNOT open a terminal from ...
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is it safe to remove apport?

Do I break anything if I sudo apt-get purge apport I have my secret business plan for world domination and who knows what's in a core dump? I've seen Ubuntu (in particular dconf) recreate config ...
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How to completely remove desktop?

I wanted to switch to Xfce (I had KDE and GNOME installed), and I did this : sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get remove kubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get remove ubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get ...
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How to uninstall all non-default software?

I want to essentially reset Ubuntu 14.04 to factory settings, but I want to keep my unity preferences and my python packages. I'm thinking I should just uninstall all software that aren't factory ...
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auto remove and uninstallation

Recently, I un-installed some packages and now in my command line I get a message like this when I tried to update and upgrade my system. The message is the following: X@Y-LT:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade ...
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how to remove kubuntu plasma 5 dekstop?

I installed KDE 5 Plasma using this command $ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/next $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install kubuntu-plasma5-desktop $ sudo apt-get upgrade How to remove ...
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How can one remove all packages installed after a certain date/time?

On the ninth 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 ...
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Ubuntu is kde styled after install AND removal

I installed kubuntu-desktop and every thing was fine. Then later when I actually logged in to Kde, I decided that I still like Unity better so I ran sudo apt-get purge kubuntu-desktop && ...
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Uninstalling program

I have installed Xilinx ISE IDE following this tutorial: Install Xilinx Ise on the Ubuntu and now I want to uninstall it but I have no idea how to do it cause there is no tutorial for this.
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Remove Multiple Players from Ubuntu Sound Menu is not working on 14.04

The fallowing procedure is not working: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/07/how-to-remove-multiple-players-from-ubuntu-sound-menu I have tried to put vlc there with no success. Any help?
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How do I remove or uninstall Deluge?

I upgraded to 12.04 and Deluge broke. I want to remove it and then add it again. How do I remove Deluge? Tried: Searching the Ubuntu Software Centre Failed: The button reads "Install" (but it's ...
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Deluge daemon 'Starting up' after uninstall

Okay, let see if I can keep this short and simple. I switched from deluge-daemon to transmission-daemon a few months ago on my Ubuntu 14.04 server VM. I was doing something totally unrelated when I ...
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Unable to fully remove Juju

After downloading Juju and playing around with it a little bit, my curiosity is satisfied. I decided to move on to other endeavors and uninstall Juju, although despite my best efforts a piece of Juju ...
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How to remove multiple apps?

I tried to remove multiple apps from the software centre GUI by Ctrl+Select but nothing happens. After each removal, it refreshes its screen. I have many Thai fonts (that I could see after selecting ...
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How do you remove a “bad” installation of xboxdrv-ubuntu

I tried to use XboxDRV-Ubuntu today. I think the install is corrupted, because there is no joystick thing in the settings (worked quite a few days ago), joysticks aren't detected, etc. The ...
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Everything gone after apt-get remove python2.7

I recently upgraded to ubuntu 14.04 and I installed python2.7 and 3.4 both so I wanted to just keep 3.4 and I knew apt-get remove python would mess up with whole Distro of mine, So I being specific ...
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Ubuntu without GUI

I am using an Ubuntu 12.04 lts and I don't need the GUI, so I changed the grub to start as text mode, but since I don't use the GUI, I want to delete all about it to save space. I tried "sudo ...
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How can I remove Ubuntu without using live-cd/usb

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my notebook. I would like to completely remove the operating system so that my PC is in "No operating System" mode. I searched internet and the how-to's need a ...
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Trouble with GRUB

I wanted to remove my Ubuntu part of my Ubuntu and Win 8 dualboot, so I deleted the Ubuntu partition, ran EasyBCD and rebooted the computer. Grub was still there. So I read some guide that told me to ...
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Uninstall of software

Sometimes when I install software using the sudo apt-get install <package> command the package may take minutes to be installed and in the end it may occupy some gb of space. If I uninstall it ...
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-bash: no such file or directory for ALL commands

I can't use any command right now in linux besides cd. Doing ls, vim, shutdown returns on of the the following bash: /usr/bin/name_of_command : No such file or directory bash: /bin/name : No such ...
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Restore EFI System Partition to state before installing Ubuntu

I found this thread that says how to delete GRUB2 Uninstalling GRUB from UEFI laptop But I'm not sure if it applies to me or if I'm doing the things correctly, I'll attach a few screenshots about the ...
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Uninstall GRUB2 from Windows 8.1 pre-installed PC

So, I've read in numerous sites that after uninstalling Ubuntu (I have Ubuntu 14.04) I have to restore my EFI partition or something like that, however these fixes seem to be for MBR formatting, my ...
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too many JDK's after installing openjdk-8

I upgraded to Ubuntu gnome 14.10 this weekend. I've been curious to try out JavaFX, and noticed that there is now an openjfx package available. So I apt-get installed openjdk-8-jdk and openjfx and ...
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I used Autoremove command

I was un installing some items from xubuntu 14.04 but after some time i got message like to use autoremove..and now when i logged in after rebooting everything i suppose important is gone. Even my ...
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Have dual XP and Ubuntu. Want to uninstal and the reinstal XP and keep Ububtu [duplicate]

I have both systems right now. I have installed Ubuntu from CD. My XP is divided in two parts (system and local disc). I would like to uninstall XP and install it again fresh. There is no option to ...
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14.04 Development | Unity not going away

So I have been coding for a while now, and a few days ago, I decided I'd try out making an Ubuntu-based distro. Everything was going great: I had my software picked out, had my kernel configured ...
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Remove ubuntu 13.10 alongside 14.04

I have installed ubuntu 13.10 alongside 14.04 on another hard-drive partition. Now I want to remove 13.10, how can I do it?
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How does one remove applications installed through “python setup.py install”?

I have two applications that I attempted to install, but they didn't work and now I can't get rid of them. They were both installed through sudo python setup.py install so there aren't any actual ...