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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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: ...
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Please help with uninstalling ubuntu! I can't load windows installer because my only hdd is not NTFS format from ubuntu [duplicate]

I just bought a computer that has 1 HDD and no cd drive. I installed ubuntu onto my hdd through a usb. I didn't like ubuntu so I plugged in my windows usb, but ubuntu changed my HDD from NTFS format. ...
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How to uninstall or disable Intel graphic drivers?

as the title says, i want to uninstall my graphic drivers because since the last graphics drivers update i start to get erratic behavior in games like Postal 2 and Portal 2, is there a way to disable ...
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Mathematica uninstallation problem

I had a mathematica version 8 installed in Ubuntu and on top of that I tried to install mathematica version 10 in the /dev directory. It showed that the installation is complete. But now neither one ...
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How to completely remove virtualbox

I had installed VirtualBox but it started giving me problems. So I uninstalled it using:- sudo apt-get remove virtualbox-\* sudo apt-get purge virtualbox-\* But when I reinstalled VirtualBox it ...
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Impossible to uninstall certain apps in ubuntu phone? [duplicate]

I recently bought a bq smartphone ubuntu edition, and I was surprised to see so many pre installed apps that I don't want to use. Some of them are apparently easy to remove, by going to the ubuntu ...
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How to wipe Ubuntu clean? [duplicate]

I am new to Linux and want to restart Ubuntu. Is there a way that I can erase everything, but still keep ubuntu? Somewhat like a factory reset.
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Remove Windows XP after installation of Lubuntu

So thanks to this excellent forum I've got Lubuntu installed alongside Windows XP on my old laptop. When I decide to completely remove XP, should I simply reinstall Lubuntu from my image file? Or is ...
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Leave old kernels installed could be dangerous?

I have been using ubuntu for almost 2 years now and I always encounter guides on the internet on how to uninstall old kernel versions. Even here in Ask Ubuntu there are many questions in this way. ...
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I have accidently install two versions of ubuntu and need to uninstall one of them

Somehow, I have managed to install 15.10 and 14.04 LTS along side windows 10. I am able to switch between all of them easily and with no problem but I would like to uninstall 14.04 LTS. I tried doing ...
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F.lux GUI doesn't open, unable the modify timezone/location

I installed F.Lux while living in Asia. It just asked about my timezone and it ran. It worked, but I had no access to the gui, which I guess was fine at the time. Now I'm back in Europe and this is ...
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How can I go back to previous version

I recently upgraded to Lubuntu 15.10, and I'm having serious problems with my display. At this point, the first thing I want to do is go back to my previous version. Is there a good way to do that ...
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Reinstall UBUNTU without effecting windows

I want to reinstall UBUNTU by removing it first without effecting my installed windows note: my UBUNTU don't open .. it just gives me blank screen
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Deleting Users and their directories Would delete everything from my system?

When I had joined my organization. I had installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 12.04 by fully removing its Windows installation. After regular upgrades and updates now it's been Ubuntu 15.04. Today, I am ...
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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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Where are my kernels?

When I type $ dpkg --get-selections | grep linux-image $ I just do not get anything back. So, I cannot uninstall my old kernels. If type dpkg --get-selections | grep linux: $ dpkg ...
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Error during dual boot startup [duplicate]

I had installed Ubuntu along with Vista on my Compaq presario v3000 in dual boot configuration. A friend deleted both Ubuntu partitions in windows to make room for some stuff. Now when I started the ...
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uninstall problem of V12.04 from widows 10

I'm using dual boot OS of windows 10( original version) and Ubuntu 12.04. After upgrading of my windows from version 7 to Windows 10, the Ubuntu is not showing in my windows control panel. Also I ...
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how to retrieving deleted npm binary?

I accidentally deleted all the content from /usr/local/lib/node_modules, it has npm folder which is necessary for dependency resolution in Nodejs. Now when i run npm command on terminal it gives me ...
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How to remove Notes on Kubuntu

I've been trying to find a way on how to remove notes on Kubuntu, unfortunately I couldn't. When I right-click on the icon there's no option to remove the note. Took a video of the menu that appears ...
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How do I remove a MATLAB program running on Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed MATLAB 2012 on Ubuntu 14.04, and I want to uninstall it. According to the support instructions, I should type in a command as rm -rf matlabroot. Howeever, this does not help. In fact, ...
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Problems with kde plasma dependencies

I wanted to try kde but when I installed it I got a few errors. I didn't think much of these and loaded up kde, and all I had was a cursor and a black screen. So I try'ed to uninstall it and it threw ...
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Install Ubuntu 15.04 from wubi

I want to install Ubuntu but my dvd is corrupted (after maked error to install the garbage of Microsoft.... ) and don't have usb stick. So will my Ubuntu 15.04 from wubi work if I remove windows ?
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Difference between command-line commands regarding uninstalling Cairo-Dock?

The Basis In order to uninstall Cairo-Dock completely, @Nattgew's answer to this question says that the following should be input (inputted?) into the terminal: sudo apt-get remove cairo-dock ...
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Completely uninstall a program on Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm new to the Linux community and I recently switched from windows to linux. Of course, I'm used to uninstall my softwares using the obvious ways on Windows, and I even knew that I should manually ...
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Package does not show up in the installed category?

As the image shows, I have intel linux graphics installer installed but when i search for the same package under installed category, it does not show up and because of this i am not able to ...
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Remove chromedriver, E: Unable to locate package chromedriver

I have two chrome driver installed in different paths, when I want to remove one of them using this command $sudo apt-get remove chromedriver I have always this error Reading package lists... Done ...
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Reinstalling ubuntu - install menu not appear [duplicate]

I want to reinstall Ubuntu 15.10. I have installed the image on my USB. When I restart my laptop and select a boot source (my USB), my laptop continues to boot Windows(regardless of USB). Image was ...
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Uninstall ubuntu 14.04.2

I want to replace 32 bit with 64 bit. How do I unintstall ubuntu 14.04.2 32 bit desktop so as to replace it with ubuntu 14.04.3 64 bit desktop. Note that this is the only operating system on the ...
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Leftover traces of removed Ubuntu in UEFI and Recovery Devices on Windows [closed]

I recently set up a dual boot of Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1 Enterprise. I booted off a USB stick and had it install alongside Windows rather than over top of it. It installed perfectly, bootloader ...