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

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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 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 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 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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 to remove Minitube completely to scratch?

I tried to completely remove and re-install Minitube for personal issues and I did it with: sudo apt-get remove --purge minitube-* But after re-installation I got all history and subscriptions ...
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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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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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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 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 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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How can I remove username from panel in 12.10?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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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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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 ...