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

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Uninstall Netflix Desktop?

I recently installed Netflix Desktop, but I would like to uninstall it. But I'm a noob when it comes to Ubuntu and I can't find it in the Software Center, how do I go about uninstalling it?
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Comparison of dpkg/APT/aptitude/Ubuntu software centre/synaptic package manager

What are the pros and cons of dpkg APT aptitude Ubuntu software centre synaptic package manager when used to install, remove and update software?
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What Happens if I Remove a DE *before* I Install Another?

I have a FS Amilo laptop with 2GB RAM and Lubuntu/Kubuntu (and Puppy Linux) installed. I'd like to remove Kubuntu and try Xubuntu. I was wondering, what would happen if I uninstall the Kubuntu DE ...
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Uninstalling unwanted applications

In windows, I can see all the programs installed in control panel -> programs and then can uninstall unwanted programs. But in ubuntu 11.04, how can I see such list of installed programs and then ...
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How can I remove icon of uninstalled application from application lens in Dash?

I installed cardapio and its icon was in launcher as well in application lens in dash. When I unistalled cardapio, its icon vanished from the launcher (as it should) but the icon is still present in ...
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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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How to remove unwanted configuration files/folders?

When installing an application it creates few files/folder, mostly in HOME ~/.config and ~/.local/share/. After removing the application these files do not automatically get removed. So, is there a ...
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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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How do you uninstall Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can you remove Unity? I've been trying to find out how to uninstall Unity for a couple days now and I really wish there was just an uninstall option somewhere... ...
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Force apt to remove all emacs*

I have a bug-problem with the apt-packages of emacs: >>Error occurred processing debian-ispell.el: File error (("Opening input file" "no such file or directory" ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with 3.19 Kernel Wants to Update to 3.16

I recently updated my kernel to 3.19.0 to resolve some issues with a Dell XPS 9394 ('15), and things are mostly working well, though now software update looks like it wants to download and install ...
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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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why `dpkg -l | grep package` is showing a package after being purged

To uninstall a package (Ex: tor) installed from repository one should use sudo apt-get remove tor I did this but dpkg -l | grep tor shown something against the package. Next I try sudo apt-get ...
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How to completely uninstall LXDE (12.04)?

I'm trying to remove LXDE from my 12.04 system. I've tried running the following commands (as root from a terminal): apt-get remove lxde apt-get purge lxde apt-get autoremove I've also tried a ...
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How to remove or uninstall a Unity scope

I intalled the Unity Photo Lens using this commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa && sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install unity-lens-photo unity-scope-flickr ...
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Will removing Windows also remove Wubi? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Ubuntu rely on Windows if I install it using the Windows installer? I installed Ubuntu via Ubuntu Windows Installer 12.04, but now I want to remove Windows on my ...
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Find out what packages were installed with a particular package?

I have a simple question. When you install a package using apt-get install, oftentimes, it will install several dependency packages as well as the main one. I was wondering if there is a way to ...
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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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How to uninstall Java 7 binaries installed from Oracle?

I installed Java 7 using the instructions here: http://www.wikihow.com/Install-Oracle-Java-on-Ubuntu-Linux I want to know how to revert this i.e. uninstall Java 7. I am on Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit
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How do I uninstall or disable the entire dash in Unity?

I love using Unity except for the dash. Is it possible to uninstall or disable the dash?
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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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Will mono be carried forward by upgrading to 12.04?

I plan to upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 when 12.04 is released. I noticed from my previous experience in upgrading from 11.04 to 11.10, that Synaptic, which was dropped in 11.10, was retained on my ...
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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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Elementary OS website spontaneously opens up in Chrome throughout the day. I have no idea why or how to stop it. Any solutions?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on my chromebook. However I'm 100% sure the chromebook has nothing to do with it as the problem just started up a couple days ago some time after visiting elementary.io . I ...
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Remove Sublime Text 3 completely

I want to remove completely Sublime Text 3 from my system. I have tried this: sudo apt-get purge sublime-text-installer and the application is gone, but when I install it again... sudo apt-get ...
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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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Accidently installed two versions of swi-prolog, need help to fix it

Alright, I have this problem where I installed two different versions of swi-prolog. I manually installed swi-prolog (swipl) version 5.10.4 from a tar-file, which I see now is a stupid thing. (I ...
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How to completely remove Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from a windows 7 dualboot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from a USB flash-drive, it was very fine. But now I'm missing my games that I had on ...
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How do I completly delete ubuntu 12.04 (only OS installed)?

I thought based on the tech spec alone, that the computer in question could work with it. I installed it from a disk on key. I thought it was slow because of that- but it's not.... I want to get rid ...
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How can I uninstall Opera from Xubuntu?

I have downloaded opera from the website (deb package) and installed it. Now I want to remove it but I don't know how. I tried sudo apt-get remove opera but it didn't work.
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How do I remove the Ubuntu boot option created by Wubi?

My friend installed Ubuntu on a separate partition on a PC with Windows 7 using Wubi. But by mistake he reformatted the drive containing Ubuntu. He is still getting Ubuntu option in the boot menu. How ...
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How can I install and remove programs in one command line, and confirm only once?

When I install Ubuntu, the first thing I usually do is remove some programs and install some others. To get that done, I enter the following in a terminal: sudo apt-get remove applicationA ...
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How to uninstall both packaged and manually installed versions of PHP?

I installed PHP by following this answer on 14.04: sudo -i wget http://in1.php.net/distributions/php-5.3.29.tar.bz2 tar -xvf php-5.3.29.tar.bz2 cd php-5.3.29 ./configure make make install I want to ...
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Is it OK to delete uninstalled packages from Ubuntu? [closed]

I ran aptitude from the terminal, and it said that I have 69,000 uninstalled packages. Can they safely be deleted without affecting system stability or functionality?
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Confusion about git; how to undo?

I wanted to install some source code that was on git. Don't really know what that means ; I've never used git before, but I figured it was time to learn so, I first installed git. Next I tried to ...
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Accidentally uninstalled most of my programs… help? [closed]

I did an 'apt-get remove' on a whole bunch of packages including zip, curl, libx11-dev, libglib2.0-dev, etc. and, after I did that, nearly all of my applications have silently disappeared (I believe ...
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How to do the windows equivalent of “format C:”?

Bought a second hand laptop with no OS. Installed Ubuntu and have been running it now for about a year without any problems. Now need to use more windows applications (childrens educational ...
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How do I uninstall Ubuntu One on Windows 7?

Just tried Ubuntu One ver.2 on Windows 7 and got into trouble with syncing. The installer did not make any entry in the Control Panel Install/Remove programs. How do I uninstall/remove the ...
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How to remove a package entirely?

I'm quite new to Linux, but before using it I was hearing that Windows programs, after uninstallation, leaves a lot of remains on the hard disc, and Linux removes all. I'm using Ubuntu 10.04. To ...
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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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how to completely remove cuda toolkit/driver from ubuntu 12.04

I am on a Ubuntu 12.04 32bit. I have installed Cuda driver and toolkit, and now I want to remove them. I have installed manually so they does not appear in synaptic/apt. I have removed the driver ...
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Uninstall gmusic browser

I would like to uninstall gmusic browser from my xubuntu installation. I find it does not meet my playback requirements. How do I go about this?
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How to replace an old version of Ubuntu with a newer one from USB/DVD?

I dual booted ubuntu 11.04/11.10 a while ago with a USB stick and i want to uninstall it. I would like to completely uninstall the old version and get 12.04. I have a 64 bit laptop. Please help!
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Completely uninstall xampp if not installed from apt-get

I've downloaded XAMPP from their website. And then manually installed it from my home directory and it is installed in /opt/lampp I've made tons of changes and I don't remember how to revert back to ...
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re-install R in ubuntu

I have messed up R's Makeconf file. I tried: sudo apt-get --purge remove r-base sudo apt-get --purge remove r-base-dev --I got R in the first place by doing: sudo apt-get install r-base sudo ...
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Meaning of “Processing triggers for ureadahead”

I am trying to uninstall Tomcat 7 from Ubuntu 12.04 by issuing the command sudo apt-get remove tomcat7 as a result I am getting the following response My Questions Has the package tomcat7 been ...
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How do I completely reinstall Ubuntu 12.04?

I need to uninstall Ubuntu 12.04 and install it back again. I installed it alongside windows. I recently uninstalled Windows. I wish to re install the same version of Ubuntu after this. I really ...
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Oracle Java 7 Removing Error!

fellow Linuxeers! So, I've had this problem recently when I tried to remove Oracle's Java 7 after it didn't want to work correctly. So, when I tried to: sudo apt-get purge oracle-java7-install I ...
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Removing a program that apt doesn't see

I have an old installation of R that I would like to get rid of and replace with a new version. However, apt doesn't see this package at all. It doesn't show up in Synaptic and running sudo apt-get ...
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How to remove a lot of packages installed at a particular time?

Here is the situation: say, at 17:00, I installed a lot of packages, I can see them in the ubuntu software center history. Also I can see them in the dpkg log file using the method provided by this ...