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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

0
votes
0answers
577 views

Totally remove unity from Ubuntu 14.04 with its dependencies and configurations

My unity is damaged. I need to reinstall it but when I reinstall it nothing changes. Nothing is fixed. I tried reinstalling it from the software centre. (packages "ubuntu-desktop" and "unity"). I ...
0
votes
2answers
57 views

How to uninstall programs (Comodo) [duplicate]

So Comodo wont work properly so I want to uninstall it. I dont want to install other programs that are not legitiment
2
votes
0answers
52 views

Complete removal of all bluetooth related packages

I have a poorly powered netbook and I would like to safely "trim the fat" from my 14.04 install. What I'm looking to do is remove all traces of bluetoothd (a service that does not seem to want to ...
0
votes
0answers
81 views

Uninstall Ubuntu 14.04 WITHOUT Recovery Disk/USB - HELP NEEDED URGENTLY! [duplicate]

I am dual booting Windows 8 & Ubuntu and I want to safely uninstall Ubuntu from Windows 8. 2 Questions 1) How do I safely uninstall Ubuntu from Windows 8 without a recovery disk/USB?: Can I not ...
2
votes
5answers
470 views

How to completly remove php libraries?

I use zsh. when I try to upgrade the system, some packages related to php pop up, I want to remove them sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
0
votes
0answers
45 views

How do I uninstall a program that I did not install using apt-get

I have installed a program called LIGGGHTS by following the installation instructions in this link: https://github.com/CFDEMproject/LIGGGHTS-PUBLIC/wiki/Installing-LIGGGHTS-on-Ubuntu-12.x I had ...
0
votes
2answers
189 views

Problem apache server (re-)Installation

I am newbie in Ubuntu and I removed all apache file following command sudo chown user /etc/init.d/apache2 sudo chmod 755 /etc/init.d/apache2 sudo rm /etc/init.d/apache2 I know its wrong way to ...
0
votes
0answers
88 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

Is there any way to completely remove the launcher, not just hide it?

I would rather that the launcher did not appear whatsoever, even when I open dash. Is it possible to remove it, without removing unity? Hiding it works, but I don't like it being there with the dash, ...
0
votes
1answer
67 views

Cant Uninstall 14.04 and Reinstall 12.04

I upgraded to 14.04 a few days ago and would like to go back to 12.04 LTS for a while longer only thing is that now when I insert my 12.04 startup disc and reboot my computer its not booting the live ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

Can I remove one ubuntu without touching the other?

I have ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 lts on the same notebook. I want to get rid of ubuntu 14.04. Can I do it without remove ubuntu 14.04 without removing ubuntu 12.04.4?
0
votes
2answers
47 views

How does one uninstall Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP laptop and I formatted the partition which had Windows 8.1. So Ubuntu could have all the hard drive space. Is there a way I could uninstall Ubuntu and reinstall ...
1
vote
1answer
148 views

How to remove texlive 2009 on ubuntu 12.04

I installed texlive 2009 in my system by accident, and I have use every way I know to remove it. Did not work... sudo apt-get remove texlive Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
0
votes
1answer
59 views

Uninstall Ubuntu 14.04 x64 that runs with Win8 and Ubuntux86

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on my system that already have Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 32 bit installed. I want to uninstall the 64 bit version now. How can I do that?
0
votes
0answers
12 views

How do I get to installing a program when it says “to install this prgram you must first remove GLi binding for the gtk +tookit2.12 libgtk2.0-uil”

I'm trying to install qtqr, but I get a message that says: To install QtQr, these items must be removed Gli binding for gtk + toolkit2.12 libgtk2.0-cil How do I remove this item using the software ...
0
votes
2answers
629 views

How do I remove all desktop-related packages, leaving server only? [duplicate]

I've got a VPS server, on which I surprisingly find packages like bluez or thunderbird-gnome-support or firefox or libqt4. Do I have to list all the packages like in "How to delete all desktop ...
1
vote
0answers
36 views

install ubuntu on an external hard disc

Not long ago I bought a new PC brand Lenovo. I make W7 install because some Windows programs interest me and I need them. From the Ubuntu website I downloaded 14.04. LTS and I burned on a DVD. Now it ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

Accidentally installed the Matlab launcher without the actual Matlab and cannot stop the installation process

I do not have Matlab in my computer so the installer keeps on asking me where is Matlab located and I do not know how to make it stop asking! Tried uninstalling the launcher in terminal with sudo ...
1
vote
1answer
327 views

Prevent apt-get remove from uninstalling related packages

I uninstalled some packages with apt-get remove. In addition to the selected packages the Okular document viewer was removed, which was running on my computer long before the other packages. Is there ...
-1
votes
1answer
223 views

How to remove uninstalled wine app icons from unity dash?

I had installed LAN Messenger (for Windows) using wine but i found out that LAN Messenger is also available for linux so: I uninstalled LAN Messenger from wine. I also removed wine. deleted the ...
0
votes
2answers
140 views

How to uninstall with apt-get? [duplicate]

I ran this command: sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-murrine:i386 gtk2-engines-pixbuf:i386 sni-qt:i386 But now I want to remove what I've just installed. What's the command?
0
votes
1answer
68 views

Lubuntu installation problem

I installed lubuntu alongside with windows 7. I cleared some space for it in a separate partition and it automatically took tat space and installed. But the problem is that the lubuntu does not have ...
2
votes
0answers
95 views

How can I remove Ubuntu record from my boot list?

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an external USB3.0 drive. I selected sdb (the usb stick) as grub point and created a new ext4 partition as root on sdb1. Everything went very well and I could either ...
3
votes
1answer
111 views

Is there a way to uninstall Unity?

I changed my desktop to LXDE because I’m running Ubuntu in a VM. I don't want to download Lubuntu and reinstall (I think it will take too much time), so I simply want to uninstall ubuntu-desktop or ...
0
votes
1answer
56 views

Can't boot windows anymore?

Installed xubuntu, restart computer, and it instantly boots up into xubuntu, when usually I have the choice of booting into windows as well as an old installation of ubuntu I downloaded a long time ...
0
votes
3answers
174 views

How to remove unnecessary locales

I noticed I have several unneeded locales installed.I only need one locale. How to remove all the rest? The locales are for example firefox-locale-?
0
votes
0answers
25 views

KDE controls taking over applications in my unity session

Ubuntu 14.04. I tried out KDE now some applications (Firefox and others) in my Unity session have KDE controls instead of the proper gtk controls. Un-installing kubuntu-desktop does not help.
-1
votes
1answer
82 views

How to uninstall ubuntu server 14.04 amd64 [duplicate]

How to uninstall ubuntu,i can't boot into ubuntu because i forgot my password.I don't have any window live cd,but have window vista and xp,and have ubuntu server live cd.I have tried with grub ...
0
votes
1answer
101 views

Uninstall Spotify?

I was under the assumption it would work with wine, but was incorrect. I would like to completely remove it but everything I've seen on the internet hasn't helped in the slightest.
1
vote
0answers
5k views

How to REMOVE UNITY at 14.04 [duplicate]

I'm a relative new user in linux, I have a laptop with low-medium hardware, Unity goes OK but when I work with web browser or 3-5 windows and applications , crashes and gets slow. I have installed KDE ...
0
votes
1answer
436 views

How do I install and uninstall kubuntu desktop environment?

I just want to try kde. How do I install it through the command line? If I don't like it, how do I uninstall it through the command line?
1
vote
1answer
1k views

14.04 Cannot remove lenses

I want to remove photo, video and music lenses from the dash, in 12.04 was enough to purge the unity-lens-whatever but in 14.04 this trick doesn't do the job, neither remove the scopes. Ideas? ...
0
votes
0answers
47 views

how to remove ubuntu installed on windows partition [duplicate]

I thought i had done the partition properly but when I installed it Ubuntu was loaded on window partition now I'm trying to reset and start again I'm running windows xp
1
vote
2answers
128 views

PPA removal problems

In an effort to use my printer, I installed a PPA but in the end, this PPA was not necessary. Now, this PPA causes an error when updates are loaded. The update error message is the following: ...
0
votes
1answer
204 views

Uninstall Ubuntu

So recently I downloaded the most recent ubuntu iso for installation alongside my Windows 8.1. Everything went really smoothly with no errors or hiccups during installation. The only thing is I've ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

Trusty Software Center: Remove Package Listing Under “Installed” dropdown menu

I removed a couple of software and packages. In the Ubuntu Software Center under the "Installed" drop down menu, the packages are still there. They have no function as when I click on it, it leads to ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

remote install ubuntu server back to start?

I got a Ubuntu server where i have root access, i do not have access to it physically. There was a lot of random stuff on it when i got it. How can i install it back to clean, as it was in the ...
0
votes
1answer
59 views

Uninstall Scangearmp

I want to uninstall "scangearmp-mx340series-1.50-1-i386-deb". I have installed it using Archive Manager for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It is not working so i want to uninstall ALL installed items of the ...
-1
votes
1answer
91 views

Install dual-boot Win7 alongside existing Ubuntu install

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on my laptop and I would like to install Windows 7 home premium without uninstalling Ubuntu. If this is not possible, is it possible to do a full backup to an iso ...
0
votes
1answer
123 views

I can't remove tuxcut, can anyone help me here?

When I click on remove button, it says I can't remove it because of the following error: installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5% [..] (Reading database ... 100% ...
0
votes
0answers
163 views

How can I manually remove a corrupt package?

Currently I'm trying to remove MongoDB, but when I try to execute using one of the commands below; sudo apt-get purge mongodb mongodb-clients mongodb-server mongodb-dev sudo apt-get purge ...
0
votes
1answer
339 views

Kerio VPN client removing problem

I have installed Kerio VPN client from it's Debian file but it didn't finish its installing process and software center was frozen until i force quite it . and now i can not update or install ...
0
votes
0answers
91 views

Uninstalling Wine Software - Superantispyware

I was wondering if anyone knew of a command for the terminal to uninstall the program "superantispyware" that I installed through wine on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS using Wine; I attempted to do by using ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

Uninstall application installed using .sh file [duplicate]

I installed an application using a .sh file which I want to uninstall. I tried uninstalling using the software centre but I don't find the application there. How do I uninstall this software?
-2
votes
1answer
507 views

Cannot uninstall TrueCrypt

I installed TrueCrypt from their website (.tar.gz file) extracted through the archive manager to /usr/share/truecrypt. I no longer need the app but I cannot uninstall it through sudo apt-get remove ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

“safely remove” option for external devices removed from ubuntu 14.04?

I noticed that with 14.04, the option "safely remove" is no longer there with external HDD's or flash drives. It just says "eject" now. Is eject and safely remove now consolidated into one option, ...
0
votes
1answer
115 views

I uninstalled Ubuntu, but UEFI manager still shows two boot options. Is it ok to delete them?

I installed Ubuntu some time ago, and it went bad. I then uninstalled it, and a few weeks later reinstalled it and it went fine. Later I uninstalled it also because of some problems, and after all of ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

uninstall ubuntu 14.04 lts [duplicate]

Hi I ‘m 1 day old to ubuntu, I Installed ubuntu 14.04 lts on my windows 8 on 4-may-2014, even after giving the option boot along side win 8, it over wrote win8 and starts ubuntu 14. now I have no ...
0
votes
2answers
7k views

How to uninstall ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

i have installed Ubuntu 14.04 in dual boot with windows 8.1 and want to know as to if ever in future if i need to remove Ubuntu . how will i do that? please help.
0
votes
0answers
745 views

I installed Lubuntu alongside Windows Xp, How do i remove Lubuntu without harming XP

When I installed Lubuntu I didn't even think about it installing on the same partition as Windows XP. How do I uninstall Lubuntu without harming the windows xp OS or any of the documents and stuff?