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

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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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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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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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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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Help to UNINSTALL Photoshop. Please, help the Linux newbie)

I am very fascinated with the professional help here on AskUbuntu. And I need your help again. I installed Ubuntu just two days ago and spent all this time setting it up. Now the question is about the ...
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Deleting duplicate files in installed from source?

I'm rather new to the Linux environment and have learned how to install software via using following commands $ mkdir build $ cd build $ cmake $ sudo make install. I noticed that there is a build ...
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Completely Uninstall Spideroak

I tried to remove Spideroak with autoremove command. But I still have the Spideroak Hive. Can somebody help me, how to remove Spideroak completely. Thanks
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How can one remove all packages installed after a certain date/time?

On the 9th of November I tried installing the last stable release of BasKet Note Pads which apparently is not supported off the bat because it needs to be ported to QT4 and KDE 4, whatever that means. ...
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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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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 dual-...
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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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How to remove texlive 2009 on ubuntu 12.04

I installed texlive 2009 in my system by accident, and I have use every way I know to remove it. Did not work... sudo apt-get remove texlive Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Remove copy.com cloud client

I tried copy.com cloud client on my Lubuntu. I can't find any instructions how to remove it. Any idea? Maybe this instructions for installation will helps someone: https://copy.zendesk.com/entries/...
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KDE Accessible always open and unclosable

since today i have a weird icon in my notifications area, its called KDE accessible... it has a close button but it doesn't closes when i press that button. it also has a process but that process is ...
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Terminal Command for Uninstalling Programs [duplicate]

What is the terminal command for easily uninstalling programs or software?
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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 libunity-2d-...
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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 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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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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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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Fouled up my openjdk-8-jre

Ubuntu 16.04. I was trying to run pycharm, and realized that I must have corrupted my jre at some point. Even after doing: sudo apt purge openjdk-8-jre running java -version gives me: nick@...
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How do I soft remove a usb port?

A usb port has been mapped to an interrupt that I want to free up... cat /proc/interrupts | grep 16: 16: 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 IR-IO-...
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Uninstall all packages installed on a certain day in synaptic

Today I installed the package maven on my system. Unfortunately its the wrong version. Now I'd like to uninstall all packages that were installed as dependencies. Do I have to uninstall them manually? ...
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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 remove unnecessary locales

I noticed I have several unneeded locales installed.I only need one locale. How to remove all the rest? The locales are for example firefox-locale-?
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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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How to Remove Bluetooth Manager in Xubuntu

I wanna remove bluetooth manager and its daemon from Xubuntu because my computer doesn't have bluetooth device. How should I do? Note : I've searched questions http://askubuntu.com/search?q=Remove+...
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How do I remove my old ubuntu installation and install a new install without affecting my Windows 8 install

I have downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit for my laptop, as I installed 13.04 and I have quite a few bugs and errors. Since 12.04 is the most stable version and it's also LTS, I will stay with that one. ...
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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 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 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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Remove unused applications? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I free up disk space? I'm running low on hard drive space and have been prompted to remove unused applications. Is there a way to find unused applications/programs ...
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How can I install software(made for Mac OS) in Ubuntu 14.04?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in my hp compaq 6910P Notebook.Now I want to use mac based software,since I can use windows based software through Wine. But I do not know how to install and run Mac ...
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Auto remove limitations?

Is it possible to do sudo apt-get autoremove without removing packages in use? I did an autoremove command and it asked my if i wanted to remove those packages. Since it was a lot of packages i ...
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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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Completely Uninstall Pycharm 3.4 from Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Pycharm 3.4 community edition which does not upgrade to the latest version of the IDE. I want to completely uninstall Pycharm 3.4 and reinstall 4.x.x version. I installed it form .tar.gz ...
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Removing nvidia cuda toolkit and installing new one

a month ago I installed the cuda 5.5 on Ubuntu 14.04 (which is not supported for this version of Ubuntu version) , and I didn't do it well. I want to remove what I've installed earlier and install ...
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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 ...