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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Uninstall Ubuntu 14.10 from Windows 8.1 computer

I want to completely uninstall ubuntu 14.10 from my system.But I run it alongside windows 8.1,so I cant just format the drive.Also,will I be able to login into windows once ubuntu is uninstalled ...
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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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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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-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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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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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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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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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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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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Remove unneeded package after update and install

I am trying to get a basic and simple installation of Ubuntu 14.04. First I executed update and install and later I start to remove all my docs from /usr/share/doc/* but I want to keep removing some ...
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How to remove graphic card drivers

I'm completely new at linux so i need some help please. I just bought a NVIDIA Quadro k 600 graphic card and i need to install it in my computer which has instead an Intel Q45/Q43. The quick ...
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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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How do I uninstall/remove XRCed?

I've been trying to remove this "package" (XRCed), which I have no idea how I got installed in the first place. It seems it has something to do with this: http://manned.org/xrced/cbeff1fd The thing ...
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How to get rid of cloud-init?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 image as my base box for vagrant. Unfortunately this base box contains cloud-init which causes many problems during starting-up the machine: ...
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Installed ubuntu now want to uninstall it [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu on my laptop, there was no option to install it alongside windows 8 so i took the something else option and went to te partitioning option, and took the /sda/devca5 and then 1 tb ...
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Is there a simple way to remove all packages that were received through a repository?

I just added a repository and did sudo apt-get update and upgrade... but as soon as I finished typing I realized I didn't want all that junk it came with just a couple packages off the repository. ...
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Removing Ubuntu and installing Windows [duplicate]

I switched from Windows to Ubuntu 14.04. But I want my Windows back. I've seen so much tutorials but they are all different. Can someone explain how I can remove Ubuntu completely and install Windows ...
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Unable to uninstall xbox driver

I've used the following article to install xbox 360 drivers on my Elementary OS Luna installation http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/07/dealing-with-xbox-controllers-in-ubuntu Now, I'm facing some ...
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How do I remove these nvidia components

Screen-shot of terminal: Using purge won't get rid of it, how do I remove these components?
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Uninstalled Ubuntu 14.04, can't boot Windows 8 stuck GNU GRUB

I've got a problem with my computer after trying to uninstall Ubuntu 14.04 (in probably the wrong way). The steps I took yesterday to try this are as follows: booted windows 8 went to uninstall ...
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How do I uninstall Xubuntu? [duplicate]

My Nan was originally on Windows XP so I changed it to Ubuntu. She had problems using it so I changed it to Xubuntu (as I could make it look similar to Windows and she woul d find it easier to use. ...
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How I remove to ubuntu from windows7

I used dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. And I want to remove Ubuntu from my PC. I tried these steps And I have two problems: After I deleted my Linux partition, I tried to expand other spaces. ...
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How can i remove docky and all its dependencies please? [duplicate]

i'm using ubuntu 14.04, i installed docky but i don't wanna use it anymore, how can i remove docky and all its dependencies please? system specs : Lenovo ideapad Z570, Memory: 3.9 GiB, OS Type: ...
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Uninstall activemq from ubuntu (Troubleshoots with libactivemq-java)

I am trying to uninstal activemq using: sudo apt-get autoremove activemq . I get following report: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The ...
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Remove manually installed java application

I had installed an Java application named Visual_Paradigm. Now I want to uninstall it from my Ubuntu 14.04 System. I couldn’t find the package in synaptic Package Manager. I know this could be ...
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How do I uninstall a font installed using gnome-font-viewer?

I installed a TrueType font by running: $ sudo gnome-font-viewer somefont.ttf and clicking the "install" button. I would now like to uninstall that font (as it seems malformed and makes programs ...
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How to remove gitbook editor?

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 with the Cinnamon desktop (I can't stand Unity). I use the laptop mostly for browsing and for amateur astronomy. Unexpectedly, i found myself needing a markdown ...
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uninstallation of an application doesn't remove files in ~

I uninstall wine 1.6.1 from software center, because I will install a higher version of wine by compiling from source. But the uninstallation doesn't remove those files in ~. ~/.wine/drive_c$ ls * ...