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

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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 ...
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How to recover photos and videos on a new installation?

I installed ubuntu 15.10 with the option , since I had already 14.04 , installing saving files, documents, photos and video . To restart the bitter surprise , all gone , how do I recover years of hole ...
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Remove Ubuntu and restore DOS, not Windows

I would like to uninstall Ubuntu and bring my laptop back to DOS. I don’t have Windows on it. All the examples I have seen use Windows to uninstall. How do I do this?
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How to remove Nitroshare from Ubuntu 15.10

I would like to uninstall Nitroshare from ubuntu 15.10. But after installation the program does not show up as installed program in the software center. How to uninstall Nitroshare?
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how can i remove a wireless driver?

i want to remove this 2 drivers : PHY Interface Driver Chipset phy0 wlan0mon mac80211_hwsim Software simulator of 802.11 radio(s) for mac80211 phy1 ...
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Install ligthdm after autoremove lightdm

I think I did a big mistake and autoremove through sudo apt-get autoremove lightdm instead of remove lightdm. So in my little knowledge about Linux I think I removed more than lightdm. I ...
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How to purge previously only removed packages?

I have a list of packages on my system, that were installed and removed again, but not purged, i.e. there are still a lot of conffiles etc. laying around. The output of dpkg --get-selections | grep ...
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can't afford to remove Lubuntu installed via Wubi on Windows

I tried to install Lubuntu from Windows via Wubi, but i couldn't afford to do it. Probably the file that i donwloaded from Linux site is not working. But now i'm not able to uninstall it anymore. I ...
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I am trying to uninstall VMWare Workstation but I get..“another installion is in progress..”

I am trying to uninstall VMware Workstation 9 from Ubuntu 13 and 14 but I get the following message "..another installation is in progress please complete the installation.." I am using the sudo ...
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How can I unistall a damge app [closed]

I have installed an old version of WPS Office. A few days ago, something went wrong and now I can't use software udpade among other problems. Just I wanted to update WPS Office. I downloaded: ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu 14.04 lts from ASUS Ux31 [duplicate]

I have an ASUS UX31 (no dvd drive) and I need to reset to Windows 7 OS, but when I try and run the dvd through external dvd drive (setup.exe file) it says "error occured" what to do?
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how to remove microsoft-network folder

hey everyone i wanna delete this folder called microsoft-network how to do this CLick here for image to see what folder i mean
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REMOVE GNS3 1.3.9

This version keeps giving this error message " Can't connect to server http://127.0.0.1:8002 Even when I change the port number. I am wondering how can I uninstall it since I compiled using ...
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How to remove dual-booted Elementary OS with Zorin OS [closed]

I know that this has been asked numerous times. My apologies for duplication related to this and/or similar topics. I originally installed Zorin OS9. I kinda like Zorin at this time. Just recently ...
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Removing Ubuntu without loosing data

Dear all I want to remove ubuntu 14.04 and try Centos without using dual boot (to save space) this is the only OS I have in my labtop. Do I will loose all data in my home directory and Downloads ...
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Remove linux version 3.19.31 [duplicate]

My system was just updated with linux image 3.19.31. When it was rebooted, the system hang at the login screen and did nothing. How can I remove this image? It has a major bug in it.
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Removing program after accidentally removed its installation folder

How can I remove or reinstall a program after I accidentally removed its installation folder? I accidentally removed /opt/spotify/folder and I cannot reinstall spotify-client nor purge it. sudo ...
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problme with Uget after unistalling elementary-desktop

I tried to install elementary-desktop alongside unity on Ubuntu 14.4. I faced some problems so I unistalled it and removed the repository but now I when I open Uget download manger all I have is a ...
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uninstall wireshark Version 1.12.7 from ubuntu trusty tar

I installed this version {version 1.12.7} of Wireshark and its not working as i want it. I compiled it as directed from the tutorial. it works only as root user and the commands to change that ...
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Mate Desktop Environment won't uninstall from Ubuntu

I'm new to the community. I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and decided to install Mate Desktop Environment to use it instead of Unity. I have installed Mate DE from the following ...
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How to remove Hubstaff from Ubuntu

I recently had to install HubStaff (https://hubstaff.com/). Now I need to remove this software from my Linux machine running Ubuntu 15.04 (64 Bit). I browsed their support section ...
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How to uninstall Solr

I used this DigitalOcean article to install Solr 5.3.1 in my system. It worked fine. Now I wish to uninstall it. How do I carry that out? All the existing articles seem to specify using apt-get but ...
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When removing Ubuntu for windows should I delete all partitions?

I'm about to install Windows 10 from a usb. Currently the only operating system on my computer is Ubuntu. I want to remove Ubuntu for windows 10 and probably create a dual boot at a later time. When ...
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Complete Uninstall from your android phone

Guys! I need to completely uninstall linux Ubuntu from my android phone, tried searching the net, all futile. Hoping I hear from all the techie and geeks out here. Cheers!
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How to Uninstall unbuntu [duplicate]

Please tell me how to uninstall my laptop is falling apart. I tried using an iso but it wouldn't mount and using the boot menu at startup wont work either.
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Mricron installation problem?

I am a new Linux user. I installed the current version of Mricron according to the instructions of it's website. But program does not run when I type "startmricro" on the terminal or double click on ...
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uninstall ubuntu 8.10 and grub [duplicate]

how do I remove ubuntu and grub from my vista system and regain access to my second hard disk where ubuntu is installed. There doesn't appear to be an uninstall option on the install disk, so I tried ...
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Uninstall ubuntu to reclaim disk space? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu, and Windows 10 running side by side on my hp laptop. I am running out of storage space on the Windows side. Can I uninstall Ubuntu, and reclaim the partitioned hard drive space?
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Some softwares are not working after uninstall bodhi desktop from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am trying to open synaptic from termial. gksudo synaptic but I am getting the following error. Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/gksudo", line 5, in <module> import ...
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Remove hibernated Windows8.1 from Dualboot System with Linux

I have a dual boot system Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / Win8.1. Windows is hibernated because it stuck up while updating and never got past 100%. I know you can fix that but I just want to get rid of Windows. ...
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apt-get is trying to install when doing a remove --purge

I'm trying to remove a package using sudo apt-get remove --purge ka-lite but when I run that command, it tries to download and install another package instead of removing the one I'm asking for. ...
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How can I completely remove Nagios from Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid)

I cannot find a workaround to completely remove Nagios from Ubuntu Vivid (15.04) Anybody have a solution?
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How to uninstall PacketTracer

I installed cisco packettracer for networking class today, but I have no idea how I would go about uninstalling it. I have tried searching Synaptic Package Manager for terms like packettracer, packet ...
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How I can uninstall without trace files from console? even with the program folder eg gimp uninstall

How I can uninstall without trace files from console? even with the program folder eg gimp uninstall i use sudo apt-get –purge remove gimp sudo apt-get clean gimp and nothig the folder still appear ...