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

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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 ...
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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?
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fern-wifi-cracker “Exec format error” breaks packaging system

root@cunix:/home/cunix# sudo apt-get remove fern-wifi-cracker Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages were automatically ...
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How to completely uninstall eclipse?

I'm working on Eclipse Indigo on Ubuntu 12.04. I'm trying to completely uninstall Eclipse (with Synaptic Package Manager + Mark for complete removal), but when I reinstall it, I clearly see that it ...
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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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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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Delete Windows 7 after installing Wubi.exe

Long story short, I need Ubuntu on this net-book installed CRITICALLY by tomorrow. I don't have any flash drives, but the net-book already has Windows 7. If I install Wubi.exe, will I be able to get ...
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How do I remove Ubuntu, wipe hard drive and install Windows XP?

I have ubuntu 11.10, but i want to remove it, format my hard drive and install windows xp, but when i try doing this from the windows installer it says that the hard drive can't be formated so i would ...
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Can't format hard drive back to Windows 7 after fully installing Ubuntu

I've searched the posts and can't find the exact answer I need. I've installed Ubuntu to my hard drive completely, and wiped my Windows 7. I do not want Ubuntu anymore; I want Windows 7 back. But when ...
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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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Why does “Purge” not remove everything related to an app? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can you completely remove a package? I have learnt that using purge command rather than remove is considered better because purge removes all files related to an app ...
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How do I delete files in /usr? [duplicate]

I have filled my disk but can see games in /usr that I could delete but can't see how to do it. I am not a computer buff and have no idea what a terminal is.
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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 uninstall Ubuntu Software Center in 11.10? [duplicate]

I am trying to uninstall software center for ubuntu oneric using the command sudo apt-get remove software center and get this as result Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Completely remove sendmail

How do I completely remove sendmail? I have tried the following: apt-get remove sendmail apt-get purge sendmail Sendmail is still there and running, how do I completely remove it and all config ...
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How do I uninstall Ubuntu from my MacBook and replace it back to mac?

I recently switched my old 2006 I believe MacBook to Ubuntu because I wanted to try it out for a couple of things. I decided to reformat since I didn't have the space to dual-boot, but now when I want ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu from inside itself

I want to upgrade to 32-bit 11.10 but I can't seem to get rid of Ubuntu 10.04. I have Windows 7 but no admin rights, so I can't remove it, and the admin won't do it because he doesn't know what he's ...
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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 can I uninstall VMware-Player?

How can I uninstall VMware-Player? It is not listed in Ubuntu Software Centre or Synaptic Package Manager I am using version 3.1.4
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Getting Error When Uninstalling Google Chrome

I can't update or uninstall Google Chrome. I am getting this error: Setting up google-chrome-stable (36.0.1985.125-1) ... xdg-icon-resource: size argument must be numeric Try 'xdg-icon-resource ...
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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 ...
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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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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 hide grub2 menu?

I need some help, I screwed up while trying to auto-mount on boot my USB external HDD, something went wrong and it doesn't boot to Ubuntu. I installed this ...
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I have broken Ubuntu!

I have been having problems with php and phpMyAdmin and now, after manually removing php, apache2 a when I install anything from the Software Centre I get a failure message. I tried to uninstall ...
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Will Ubuntu work if I remove Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Ubuntu rely on Windows if I install it using the Windows installer? I am planning to install Ubuntu 12.04 using Wubi in Windows7. If in future I want to remove ...
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Why can't I log in after unistalling Python 2.7 and installing Python 3?

I uninstalled the Python 2.7 package to try and upgrade to Python 3. I uninstalled Python 2.7, and noticed some of my launcher items were completely gone. At this point I had installed Python 3. Now ...
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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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Does package manager remove dependencies when original package is removed?

I am new to xubunutu and linux, my question is about how dependencies are removed from the system when we uninstall a package that caused them to install. so consider this case that I install a ...
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How do I uninstall a font installed using gnome-font-viewer?

I installed a TrueType font by running: $ sudo gnome-font-viewer somefont.ttf and clicking the "install" button. I would now like to uninstall that font (as it seems malformed and makes programs ...
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How to uninstall laptop-mode-tools installed from an .tar.gz archive?

Hey all I downloaded this file (http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/laptop-mode-tools) but can't seem to be able to uninstall it. I tried looking online as well as the README file but there is only ...
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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 remove SoapUI?

I've installed SoapUI by downloading it from its website (http://www.soapui.org/), but I would now like to uninstall it. However, it installed using its own little installer so I don't know ...
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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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Get Rid of inSync

I'm new here, so I'm not totally sure if this question would be appropriate for these forums, but anyways... How can I uninstall inSync from my computer. I didn't like the service and so, I ...
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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 ...