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

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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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how to remove a file from /opt?

Ubuntu 12.4 LTS 64 Bit I need to remove files that causing a problem in installing a program. The files are in the directory /opt and the files are in the directory /etc/polipo.
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Removing popularity-contest without trashing the system?

I do want to uninstall the "popularity-contest" package from my system. While I know that I can disable it with $ dpkg-reconfigure popularity-contest it is still a package I want removed. ...
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How to point /usr/bin/python to python2.6?

I had done something like: http://paste.ubuntu.com/704579/ I kind of want to undo that one. While trying to remove virtualbox-ose I get the error saying Removing virtualbox-ose ... * Stopping ...
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How do I remove Skype 4.3 from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (32-bit)

I installed Skype on my nephew's new Ubuntu 14.04 LTS machine, and now we've decided to remove it. But I'm not able to locate it in my Installed programs section of Ubuntu Software Center. I'm able to ...
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Once ubuntu is installed, can I still update other operating systems?

Right now, I am a newbie almost ready to install ubuntu alongside windows 8 on my laptop soon, and have gone through most of the things I need to plan. Lately, I noticed that Microsoft is preparing ...
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How to Remove Ubuntu 10.04/10.10/etc without Replacing It with Another OS?

Is there a way to completely remove Ubuntu 10.04/10.10/etc from a HDD without replacing it with another OS, so the HDD will return to its origin-state (empty)? I have googling this, as well as using ...
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On which partition is Ubuntu located?

I'm trying to delete the Ubuntu partition and then later I'm planning on running Ubuntu through VitualBox on Windows 7. The problem is I don't know which partition is Ubuntu so I can use that space ...
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How to uninstall softwares installed with `apt-get`

I am a newbie and followed the instructions of the site: http://sejalivre.org/instalando-o-java-6-update-30-no-ubuntu/ in order to install Java and some proprietary software based on Java on my Ubuntu ...
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Is it possible to completely and safely remove Ubuntu 11.10

I have got Windows XP and by dual-boot method installed Ubuntu 11.10. I do not want, to un install Ubuntu, but I'm interested. Is it possible to completely and safely un-install Ubuntu from ...
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How do I completely remove Ubuntu?

I have had the last Ubuntu distro (10.something) installed for a year and love it. But I have run in to an issue when I tried to upgrade it to the latest one it did not work and there has come some ...
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Can I remove KDE applications from Kubuntu?

I just made the switch to Kubuntu 11.10 and I'm loving it! But I have the annoyances of the software being on here. For starters, it comes with Rekonq and KMail by default, so I installed Firefox ...
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Can I uninstall Totem?

In my opinion, VLC is a much better and much faster player than Totem, and plays everything without having to need all of the extra junk Totem comes with. My question is, can you safely uninstall ...
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Boots up in terminal and startx can't be found

ubuntu 12.04 newest kernel 3.7.1 Ok, I downloaded "Eclipse" in order to do some programming. then I wanted to reinstall it so i " sudo apt-get --purge remove [Ecplise] ". Then I restarted my ...
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Python3.2 error; Unable to install or remove anything

I searched around as much as I could, but I couldn't seem to find a solution to fix my problem. Whether I install anything, remove anything, run sudo apt-get update or sudo apt-get upgrade, I still ...
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How can I uninstall Unity-2D

I want to completely remove Unity-2D (not Unity) on Ubuntu Precise Pangolin 12.04. I used dpkg -l | grep unity-2d to list the packages which belongs to Unity-2D. The result was this: ii ...
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remove the ubuntu-desktop package

How does one go about removing the packages installed by ubuntu-desktop. I couldn't imagine going back to that after using LXDE.
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Ubuntu wont start up after uninstalling packages with synaptic

I have had Ubuntu for a while and I uninstalled a few packages with synaptic. I then restarted the computer and it turns on the screen for a second, then the screen says "no signal imput" and turns ...
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How to remove a second Ubuntu install?

I installed Windows XP in dual-boot with Ubuntu to play Skyrim and that ended up breaking GRUB. After trying zillions of things to fix it (including using boot-repair), I installed Ubuntu in a new ...
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What is “Nepomuk Backup” and why is it installed?

I've noticed a new item under Applications -> System Tools: Nepomuk Backup. I haven't installed it, and it just showed up recently. Why is it there and why was it installed (possibly with some ...
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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 ...
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How to unistall a program installed by a .sh installer?

I downloaded a .sh program (in this case is a game) and then I installed using "sh name.sh" (or maybe it was "bash name.sh". I don't remember quite well, but I guess it has no importance in this case ...
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Can't uninstall manually installed python 2.7.5

I manually installed python 2.7.5 using checkinstall. I downloaded and extracted the source tarball from python.org in /usr/local/src, then ran these commands ./configure sudo make sudo checkinstall ...
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Completely removing a package

I have recently corrupted my Gimp installation. When I try apt-get remove gimp it removes it. But when I try to reinstall it fresh from repository, it won't. It just installs it back from local ...
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Ubuntu Installation Partitioning Gone Wrong

I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.4 LTS beside my Windows 7. So I put the CD and booted my PC, everything was easy, but I wanted to give Ubuntu 200GB and instead I gave it more than a terabyte. Now, my ...
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If I uninstall ubuntu, will Windows Boot Manager still be there?

I want to get rid of my Ubuntu partition, because I never use it on my laptop, only on my desktop. If I remove Ubuntu (I'm assuming GRUB will go with it), will Windows Boot Manager still allow me to ...
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How do I remove Cinnamon?

Today I installed Cinnamon 1.4 but when I log in to it I can't see any panels, just my background image. Can you tell me how to log in to Unity using the terminal and how to remove Cinnamon?
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How do I completely remove Ubuntu 12.04 on my Mac?

I have dual booted Ubuntu 12.04 on my Mac using disk utility and the rEFIt tool.The battery life is very bad and therefore I want to switch back to Ubuntu 10.04 . How can I completely remove the 12.04 ...
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How to uninstall Puddletag - audio tag editor?

Today I was install Puddletag (audio tag editor) via deb pack. I tested it, but now i would like to uninstall it.
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How to uninstall Ubuntu 11.10 in netbook

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Acer netbook as a dual boot with the default Windows XP on said netbook. Now I need only Windows XP and want to completely uninstall Ubuntu 11.10, there is no cd ...
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I uninstalled lxde using all methods but still lubuntu screen displays while logging in

I have uninstalled lxde using terminal and it is not visible in my laptop but still its screen is displayed while logging in, and in the list of desktop environments options it is available
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How to remove Google Drive from Ubuntu

Can you tell me the command lines for removing Google Drive from Ubuntu? I don't find it very useful since it doesn't sync for some reason, I would rather use internet version only. I've used this ...
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Unable to remove old kernels [duplicate]

I'm trying to remove old kernel versions so I can upgrade. The method I'm using is below. sudo apt-get purge linux-image-x.y.z-server Every time I run it I get the following error: ...
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How to completely remove my Emacs?

I downloaded Emacs source files, and installed it using make. After installing Emacs successfully, I manually removed the downloaded source files to save disk space. Now I want to remove Emacs and I ...
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What did evolution install and how can I safely remove all of it, wihtout screwing up unity?

I installed evolution briefly, didnt like it and tried uninstalling. $ sudo apt-get purge evolution After I checked what else was installed called evolution $ dpkg -l | grep -i evolution ii ...
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Bios unable to find Ubuntu 64bit CD, with 32bit installed already

My friend and I are having a problem, where his PC won't find Ubuntu 64bit CD, after having installed 32 bit already by accident. He gets a BIOS message saying "Media test failed. Check cable" and ...
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How do I remove the Twitter icon from indicator-messages?

Ubuntu 12.10 When I click Envelope (indicator-messages) the icons for Twitter, Майл.ру, Google+ and Unity-mail are appears. 1) Problem I need only Unity-mail linked with my Google-mail account, but I ...
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Completely remove Ubuntu and partitions from Mac OS X Lion [duplicate]

I couldn't make the WiFi work on Ubuntu 12 after installing alongside OS X for a try. I tried everything and nothing worked, now I'd like to completely remove it since it's too complicated, is it safe ...
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How to remove Xubuntu notification style?

I downloaded Xubuntu to try it on Ubuntu. After uninstalling it using sudo apt-get purge xubuntu-desktop I found out that even after that when there were pop-up notifications, it would appear in ...
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Uninstall empathy without affecting dependencies

I am trying to uninstall empathy from my Ubuntu 12.10. So I issued the following command sudo apt-get purge empathy Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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How do I remove twitter and/or other things I “install” in FireFox

When the popup appeared saying, "Do you want to install this for quicker access" or something like that, I said Yes and clicked Yes, thus it installed. I want to uninstall it.
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Why can't I reinstall MySQL? [closed]

List item I've been looking all around the Internet for an answer but didn't find anything. I hope you can help me now. I have a server with MySQL. From one day to another, MySQL didn't let me ...
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How may I clean ALL the cruft from 12.04?

I do not want any games. I do not want any AV-related stuff (no music, no videos, no photos, ... no entertainment at all). I do not want the LibreOffice package(s). I am thinking about just ...
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I cannot remove/install software some dependency issue?

I'm having difficulty trying to install/uninstall applications in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have this warning error that appears on my desktop in the form of a red icon with a line through it and it states: ...
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apt-get problem while installing , removing and updating [duplicate]

I tried to install ZTE's software for mobile broadband but it got error while installing itself. Now I was ok with the network-manager which itself detects my USB modem. But, everytime while ...
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Uninstall GRUB and Plymouth [closed]

I have questions about Plymouth and GRUB. My problem with Plymouth is that it is ugly and slow. Which, as far has I know, is the opposite of what it should be. Is there any way to REMOVE (not ...
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How can I remove Windows and upgrade Wubi install to a full install without a CD or USB stick?

I have Windows XP with Wubi installed. Now I want to remove Windows XP and upgrade the Wubi install to a full installation. How can I do that without a USB stick or a CD?
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How to uninstall Ubuntu from a dual boot system? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? I have dual boot laptop having two os windows 7 and Ubuntu. I want to remove ubuntu and merge space with windows.
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Manual Uninstall of Wubi Failed, Stuck and Cannot Reinstall [closed]

I want to reinstall Wubi on Windows 7 (ASUS 1215N). I followed the uninstall instructions at this Ubuntu Wiki page. I get this error message: Error executing command ...
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how to uninstall unity in ubuntu 11.04, not disable it [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can you remove Unity? How can i uninstall or purge the unity desktop completely from Ubuntu11.04, not disable it, exactly remove it?