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

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How to uninstall a program (Moneydance 2015)

I have Ubuntu 15.04 and have installed Moneydance 2015. I want to uninstall it and install Moneydance 2014 instead. How do I do this?
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Can't remove ubuntu phone - click package

Eg: remove euronews scope: root@ubuntu-phablet:/home/phablet# sudo click unregister --user=phablet com.canonical.scopes.euronews Returns: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/click",...
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Uninstalling Ubuntu on Chromebook

Look, this whole Ubuntu thing has turned out to be a disaster catastrophic. It’s all buggered up. I’m looking to uninstall it. It’s currently on my Chromebook C720, and keep in mind that my hard drive ...
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How to uninstall Budgie Desktop

I installed Budgie Desktop on my laptop and now i want to uninstall it from my computer and does anyone know how to uninstall it ? and also bluetooth isn't working on my laptop ...
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delete ubuntu completely from hard drive [duplicate]

i want to completely delete Ubuntu from my hard drive and then want to install window on it. Please help me as soon as possible. after installing window i will install Ubuntu
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installing ubuntu without having windows in first place [duplicate]

So recently I got a new pc. I did not put any other starting os but ubuntu. I recently got a windows 8 disk, but whenever i try booting it gives me an error about the os that im using(ubuntu). I would ...
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HELP UNINSTALLING UBUNTU [duplicate]

Im pretty new to ubuntu. and i recently got ubuntu on my new pc instead of windows. I recently got a windows disk and would like to uninstall ubuntu. I would preferably not like to use a cd or a usb ...
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postgres fails to uninstall

while trying to uninstall postgresql with sudo apt-get remove postgresql I received the following error message Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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apt-get — remove triggers a package install?

I want to remove and purge apache2 - Why does this trigger an install of php5-cgi ? sudo apt-get --purge remove apache2 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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I can not remove blender

I want to install the new version of blender (2.75), but first I have to remove my old version of blender (2.74), I try to remove blender with this command: sudo apt-get remove blender but when I ...
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how to uninstall/remove abaqus from Ubuntu [duplicate]

What should I do to uninstall/remove Abaqus from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? I did not install abaqus by commmand "sudo apt-get ....", now I don't know how to remove it from ubuntu. I followed instruction as ...
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How to uninstall Cisco Packet Tracer 6.2

I downloaded the files from cisco (ubuntu installation files (with tutorial/student version)) and extracted the files. Yielding a folder Packettracer62Student. I ran the file install found in the ...
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How do I uninstall airtel 4g dongle

I installed 4g dongle on Ubuntu 14.04 ... but somehow the airtel program is not working. I would like to uninstall it, but I couldn't find the program in the Software Center.
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Completely removing mono

I've been trying to remove mono completely from my Ubuntu 12.04 installation. I have seen a few other posts with sudo apt-get purge mono-runtime and sudo apt-get purge mono-complete and sudo apt-get ...
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Is there a way for me to uninstall or delet EVERYTHING off of my computer?

Is there a way for me to uninstall or delete EVERYTHING off of my computer including Linux Ubuntu because i want to make sure i can know evrything that I have on it is just the stuff that I need. ...
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What would be the consequences of uninstalling the net-tools package in a default Ubuntu system?

I know that the net-tools package is deprecated and that its features are supposedly provided by the iproute2 package. However, I find that I keep using the old net-tools programs: it's an old habit....
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How to remove QEMU completely

I installed QEMU from software center but removed latter (using software center). But updates are recommended to QEMU (see screen shot). That means QEMU is not uninstalled properly. How can I ...
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Is it possible to log all items installed, modified, removed? (Ubuntu Server 14.04.2)

Is it possible to log automatically when things are installed, removed or modified at my Ubuntu server? It would be nice if I can view the log to see what I (as root) did modify, install, remove. I'...
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Why do I still see an Apache site on Nginx?

I installed nginx then I installed apache2, after a while I removed apache2. After a couple of weeks I noticed something strange when I accessed http://localhost: nginx handles the request but when I ...
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how to remove other linux os and stay with ubuntu only

I have latest ubuntu 15.4. I wanted to try fedora so I installed it afterwards and got dual boot. Now I want to remove fedora and stay with only ubuntu. How do I completely remove fedora and ...
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Is it safe to uninstall samba if I don't use it?

I didn't manually install samba on my Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop. Neither do I use it for anything. So is it safe to remove it? If I remove it the following packages will be removed with it, which also I ...
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How to fully cancel changes due to installation of software that require complex procedures?

I have recently install from source a software (Odoo) that require a complex procedure to be installed: creation of new users, connection to servers etc. etc. I want to install it again because it ...
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How to remove Gnome desktop from Regular (Unity) Ubuntu 15.04

Currently have Ubuntu 15.04 with the default Unity desktop environment. I wanted to try the Gnome environment so I followed the following instructions: Install GNOME Desktop Ubuntu 15.04 However, ...
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Unwanted files in Downloads directory from a failed OS upgrade attempt

Downloaded ubuntu 15.04 and in the middle of setting it up decided to keep 14.04. That left files such as boot, install, and WUBI.exe in the Download directory. Neither 14.04 nor the Terminal, using ...
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How to fix this error I got while Re-installing dropbox?

How can I fix this error I got while re-installing dropbox? The following packages have unmet dependencies: nautilus-dropbox : Depends: dropbox but it is not going to be installed E: Unable to ...
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How to uninstall Battle.net and Hearthstone

I downloaded Hearthstone and Battle.net a while ago and they had both been working great. However, I am now unable to properly log into my hearthstone account. When I do log in hearthstone is ...
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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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i am unable to install/uninstall anything using terminal

I can't open software center. also nothing is being installed using terminal command. Please help! I am getting this as an error: rahul@rahul-Aspire-5745:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package ...
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I want to uninstall Ubuntu completely and install Windows 8.1, but everything I've tried hasn't worked [duplicate]

I've bought a Windows 8.1 key with the intention of uninstalling Ubuntu 14.04 and installing Windows 8.1. I don't have a recovery disk, but I do have a USB handy that I can run something from... I'm ...
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Can't install or remove packages

I'm getting this error: dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: files list file for package `linux-image-extra-3.13.0-39-generic' contains empty filename I think it might have some thing to do ...
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E: Unable to locate package fbmessenger

I accidentally clicked on Install for Facebook Messenger in Ubuntu 14.04. The icon appears on the left bar. However, when I try to remove the package (following this answer), I am getting: gsamaras@...
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How to compleately remove the i3 desktop enviroment from Ubuntu?

I'm trying to remove the i3 desktop environment from the Ubuntu (14.04) login screen. after following these commands in root I had i3 installed; # echo "deb http://debian.sur5r.net/i3/ $(...
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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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how to remove a system protected folder [closed]

how to remove a system protected folder I tried to install the Ubuntu software repository. But had a power failure after disk 2 of 9 and I was unable to go on to disk 3. As I was going through the ...
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Dual boot with two separate drives

I currently have my computer setup dual booting ubuntu and windows 8.1. Both operating systems are installed on separate physical drives. My question is that now I have a new laptop (which I will be ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on my HP Mini 1000 after HDD has been wiped? [closed]

I bought an HP Mini about a year ago and I've never been able to use it. My friend sold it to me and it was a great little machine when I first looked at it. It was running Windows 7 but he decided to ...
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What does icon size means?

Looking for boot repair program, I looked at this: What does the size icon means? If they the same, why two icons? And the most important, how to uninstall the needless one?
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How can I remove or hide Disk Utility software from my computer?

I want to remove Disk Utility from my Ubuntu computer. How can I remove it? For security reasons, I want to hide that utility from others. How can I hide it, then unhide it again?
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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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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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Why would removing a couple of modules remove lots of packages?

I ran the following: sudo apt-get remove postfix mailutils libsasl2-2 ca-certificates libsasl2-modules Why would that command do the following and what's the best way to undo it? Reading package ...
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Deleted partition didn't fix windows boot

Okay so I uninstalled Ubuntu. Deleted its partition and hit the wrong button before I fixed the windows boot loader. Now I am stuck at the grub terminal on boot. Is there any way to load windows from ...
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How to uninstall Universal Media Server

I would like to uninstall the Universal Media Server, but can't find on it's site a how to. I am new to Ubuntu 14.04LTS, new to Ubuntu period as well as old (in age appr. 72yo). So have pity on me and ...
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Which are the default installed programs in Xubuntu which are safety to uninstall? [duplicate]

Thinking that the Xubuntu could be even more slimmer/more lightware/more faster... Tell me please are there any applications(pre-installed software) from the Standard(default) installation of ...
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Uninstalling the program Padre [closed]

After uninstalling the program Padre (Rentas 2014) In two folders installed applications blank as not remove stayed. Can someone help me please? My operating system is Ubuntu 14.04LTS. Thank ...
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Install Windows 7 and remove Ubuntu without harming any personal files [closed]

Ok,Because Ubuntu doesnt run many programmes and isnt user friendly, i want to remove it (14.04 LTS) but, I have a lot of personal files and no hard disk to back them in and have windows 7 pro on my ...
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Reinstall Ubuntu 14.04 from USB- It is the only OS on my system.

I am a very novice Ubuntu user, and there were some issues when I first installed Ubuntu. I would like to reinstall it from my USB, but I can't figure out how to do this even after reading through the ...
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How to reuse a drive in which windows was installed before

I was using Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 as dual boot. I just uninstalled windows completely. Windows was in sda2 (type:ext3). Now I can't use this drive (it's empty and not writeable). How I can use ...
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Windows has not been removed from dual boot

I have removed windows 8.1 from dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 following this tutorial . I used the OS uninstaller as described in that tutorial. But still when i boot PC, I see that windows has not been ...