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

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Can I remove Gnome if Ubuntu is my original installation?

I installed Ubuntu with Unity and I have also installed Kubuntu. I prefer kubuntu and would like to remove Unity and all the gnome programmes. I was wondering, since it's my original Desktop ...
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How to completely wipe Ubuntu 11.10 from HDD?

I screwed up using a friend's external HDD and installed Ubuntu on it for my new PC. I can still run it from a disk but I have no idea how to completely wipe the HDD of Ubuntu. Windows won't even ...
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Dependencies still exist in “dpkg -l” after running “apt-get remove dependencies-names”

I suspected that installing xfce4 cause some issues in Ubuntu so I removed them using apt-get remove xfce4 xfce4-goodeis. But when I ran 'dpkg -l' I still can see some libraries and packages for ...
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How to delete a non-working kernel after update?

I have. a simple question. After I updated my kernel, I couldn't boot (stuck on purple screen) unless I chose the old kernel. So how do I delete the new kernel with synaptic. And how do I do this ...
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How to remove software installed from source, where “make” was not used?

I download this package and following the instructions on the website i untared its package in /usr/local/share and used ./install command to install it. now I need to remove it. Is there anyway to ...
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MythTV in dmesg though it is not installed

dmesg shows stranges massages. Last year I tried mythtv but it didn't work for me and thus I removed it again. Today I saw that dmesg shows this messages: [ 16.047679] init: mythtv-backend main ...
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Still asking whether I want to boot into Ubuntu although there is no Ubuntu partition any more

My Ubuntu partition is gone but when I boot up, Grub still asks if I want to boot into Windows 7 or Ubuntu. To put it simply how do I get it to stop asking for Ubuntu and only have 7.
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How do I uninstall Cinnamon?

So I installed the cinnamon desktop environment on Ubuntu 12.10 but now I want to uninstall it. What would the command line(s) be to 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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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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Which of these are Ubuntu partitions I can safely delete from Windows?

I am trying to uninstall Ubuntu by following these directions, but I have a question. Which partitions do I delete? I am assuming it is the three blank ones, but why would Ubuntu have three ...
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Removing Ubuntu from a dual-boot setup with Windows

I have installed Ubuntu as another OS on my laptop, and my default OS is Windows 7. I just want to know how to remove (or uninstall) Ubuntu without harming the other OS. PS: Ubuntu and Windows 7 are ...
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remove package with apt-get or dpkg [duplicate]

I am just wondering if I want to remove a package from my system say google-chome-stable, i have two ways of doing it: sudo apt-get remove google-chrome-stable and dpkg -r google-chrome-stable ...
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How to uninstall RubyMine 5.4.3.2.1?

I was trying to upgrade from RubyMine 5.4.3.2.1 to 6 for that I was trying to uninstall RubyMine 5.4.3.2.1. I removed RubyMine directory from where I installed RubyMine. Now everytime I need to run ...
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How to uninstall an application

How can I uninstall an application including systemwide configuration files and user-specific configuration files of that app?
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What would happen after I uninstall all my OS using OS-Uninstaller? Will I be able to boot from USB or CD so that I can make a fresh install of an OS?

What would happen after I uninstall all the OS using OS-Uninstaller? For more information about OS-Uninstaller, you can visit the wiki and Ubuntu Forums Will I be able to boot from USB or CD so that ...
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Uninstall Windows [duplicate]

I have a question about removing windows. I installed Ubuntu from the windows desktop because the live cd did not work. How can I delete Windows without removing Ubuntu?
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getting rid of preinstalled software

I want to use my old netbook for a few very simple purposes, mainly accounting - spreadsheet documents and going online to get numbers. I have another computer for gaming, movies and all other bell ...
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How to remove openjdk-7?

I want to uninstall java 7 and install the version 6 (as some of programs I would like to use are incompatible with 7). I tried : $ sudo apt-get remove openjdk-7-jre [sudo] password for USER: ...
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why am i not getting my ubuntu 12.10 login screen back after uninstalling xubuntu 12.10?

I installed xubuntu, then uninstalled it completely, but I am not getting my original log-in screen back. It's a simple log-in screen with the computer's icon, user name, password and session details ...
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What is the application that displays notifications in Lubuntu 12.04 and how to remove it?

I get all the time notifications in the upper right corner and as a tray icon for all kind of actions, especially downloads. What app is that in Lubuntu? (it is not notify-isd) Is it possible to set ...
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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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Completely Uninstall Ubuntu 12.04.1 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? I want to completely uninstall Ubuntu 12.04.1. Because I'm really frustating while use this os. Please help me how to ...
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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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Replace Unity with Gnome / Cinnamon [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install the Cinnamon Desktop? I have already installed Ubuntu 12.04 and now cannot reinstall Kubuntu Xubuntu etc. I don't want Unity and its associated stuff ...
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Wiped Ubuntu files, bootloader still there, how can I remove it and restore Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? I had Ubuntu installed through the Windows 7 dual boot option. Not knowing exactly what I was doing, I just deleted the ...
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How to uninstall non dependency packages?

How do you find all packages that were manually installed which are not a dependency of any other installed packages?
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Remove Epiphany 3.2 after installing it from a PPA?

I installed epiphany 3.2 via ppa at webupd8.org to check out the webapp feature. tried it but its not for me. i removed the ppa in the software sources, and did remove --purge, but it is still there ...
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How can I uninstall all the packages I've installed today?

I was trying to get musepack encoder support built into ffmpeg today, and I inadvertently broke a few things but I'm not sure exactly which package I installed which broke them. How can I remove ALL ...
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How do I clean build and installs, ie un-build?

I have installed and downloaded and built mongodb, and just one works. $ mongo mongo: error while loading shared libraries: libmozjs.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory $ ...
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uninstall package compiled from source

This question extends this one, where the advice is to use checkinstall in the future. Sound advice, but I wonder if it is possible to just repeat the compile process and then store the list of files ...
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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 ...
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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 can I uninstall oracle java 8 and install oracle java 7 instead with webupd8 installer?

I installed oracle java 8 by typing in terminal: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java sudo apt-get update <br/> sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer but now I want to ...
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How do I uninstall Lightworks?

This is what I have tried so far: $ sudo apt-cache search lightworks lightworks - Hollywood-strength editing for everyone $ sudo apt-get --purge remove "lightworks - Hollywood-strength editing ...
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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 to uninstall ubuntu and grub from pre-installed windows 8?

I am about to install ubuntu to dual-boot on my pre-installed windows 8 laptop. Before I do, I really need to know how to uninstall ubuntu safely if I don't like it, or if I have to for some reason. ...
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Uninstalling Ubuntu 13.04?

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 along side with Windows XP and then installed Kubuntu 13.04 , both installation took place using USB flash drive. I now want to uninstall Ubuntu and keep Kubuntu along ...
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Uninstall software

I am an absolute newbie to Ubuntu. I am running 12.04 64 bit. I installed PDF-Editor from Tracker software and now I would like to get it off this machine, but I can't figure out how to do it. I ...
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Apt-get dist-upgrade wants to destroy my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

This morning I have issued a command I use fairly often: apt-get dist-upgrade Usually it finds little to do, some times it will replace the kernel and headers. With my great surprise today it ...
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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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How to restore Windows 8 UEFI after deleting Ubuntu Partition?

I bought a Fujitsu with pre-installed Windows 8. I wanted to dual boot Ubuntu as I had done on my previous Windows 7 laptop. I followed some guides and managed to install it, with the GRUB boot ...
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How to remove Ubuntu 12.10 from dual boot with Win 7?

I have dual booted Ubuntu with Windows 7. I wanted to uninstall Ubuntu. So as per an answer for one of the related questions on this site I did the following: Deleted the Ubuntu Partition through ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 not loading after removing Wine

I used the following command to get rid of Wine on my Ubuntu 12.04 system but instead it got rid of everything! sudo apt-get remove wine* Now when I try to load my Ubuntu I get the following: The ...
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How do I Uninstall Deepin Software Center?

I installed Deepin Software Center yesterday.But now when i want to uninstall it, i cant find it on Ubuntu Software center 'installed' section. Do not know the SUDO CODE too. Can anyone help?
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Blacklisting grub packages from installing

I am trying to block GRUB packages from being installed (after having purged them). The problem is virtually identical to Blacklisting packages from installing and even involves GRUB which is exactly ...
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How to safely remove Ubuntu 12.04 from a dual-boot installation with Windows XP? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? I have an Acer Netbook with Windows XP on it. I had installed Ubuntu 12.04 (actually upgraded from 10.?? to 11.04 to 11.10 ...
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Uninstall ubuntu-desktop with unity, gnome etc

I've installed Ubuntu 11.10, but I was not happy with Unity, so I switched to Gnome 3 (classic). This was also not the best for me, so I've tried LXDE. Again was not exactly, what I'm looking for. So ...
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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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Uninstall ubuntu one for windows 7 [duplicate]

I recently installed ubuntu one for windows and now would like to uninstall it. Problem is; there is no uninstall.exe to be found in the start menu or in the ubuntuone folder. There is a Uninstall ...