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

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How can I remove icon of uninstalled application from application lens in Dash?

I installed cardapio and its icon was in launcher as well in application lens in dash. When I unistalled cardapio, its icon vanished from the launcher (as it should) but the icon is still present in ...
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How do you remove the Amazon app in Ubuntu 16.04

In previous versions you could remove the Amazon app via the Ubuntu Software application, under "uncategorised". But in 16.04 I can't find it there, so how do I get rid of it. Thank you please.
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What uninstalls apps from ubuntu?

A week ago I installed Unity Tweak Tool, then I found out it's no more there ... so I installed it again, and then it was removed automatically. Then I installed it the third time, this time it was ...
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Help :- Removing Ubuntu using EasyBCD

I am having windows 7 and ubuntu dualboot.Now, I want to remove ubuntu and I came across a method of using software EasyBCD (here is the link to refer it:-How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back ...
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How to uninstall Image Magick?

I want to remove ImageMagick from Ubuntu 16.04. I've tried sudo apt-get remove imagemagick with no joy. I've tried to click the "remove" button in the Ubuntu Software app, but that doesn't remove ...
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Help uninstalling Ubuntu LTS

First of all, I'm sorry if this specific question has been addressed, but I couldn't find all of the details I needed in other questions. I have Windows 10 installed on my C drive and Ubuntu LTS ...
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How to uninstall firefox developer edition in ubuntu

How do I completely uninstall Firefox developer edition, I tried by uninstalling from Ubuntu software center, it gets uninstalled but if I re install firefox then again its switching to Firefox ...
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Did I brick my laptop trying to uninstall Ubuntu?

I had Ubuntu dual booting and wanted to remove it. I followed the instructions at "How to Geek" It says "it is hard" to tell which partition (the 2 unnamed partitions it will not let me remove) to ...
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Open with “Wine Internet Explorer” option left in Shutter after removing Wine

I installed the latest dev or stable version (I don't remember which now) of Wine using their official repository but then didn't need it any more so removed it, but now I have found that strangely ...
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How can I uninstall Qt5 that I installed from .run?

I installed Qt from qt-linux-opensource-5.0.1-x86_64-offline.run file. It works fine, but I am unable to use KDE libs in it. So can anyone please say how to uninstall it?? I could also not find any ...
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My ubuntu 15.10 packages uninstalled accidentally . How to get them back again?

I am new to ubuntu and I was trying to install wine1.7 in ubuntu 15.10. I was following this link from the ubuntu forum while facing problems in installing ubuntu... Wine 1.7 not installing on ...
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How to remove Python 2 in 16.04?

Ubuntu has dropped Python 2 in 16.04. It is still installed after an upgrade, though (it was not part of the "obsolete packages"). Is there a clean way to remove Python 2 and all its dependencies in ...
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Mysql-common cannot be uninstalled

I'm trying to completely uninstall mysql to reinstall it later, after uninstalling all mysql-related packages, mysql-common seems to remain in a broken state. $ sudo dpkg -l | grep mysql pc ...
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How to remove the old Installation of Ubuntu

I forgot my password and I decided to reinstall Ubuntu with the last version. Now, how can I get rid of the old version? I use VM Virtualbox as emulator. I must say that I am and old COBOL developer ...
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How do I remove a full file?

Some 32 bit (mostly lib) files were downloaded to my computer by mistake. How do I find them all and delete them with their contents?
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Am i missing packages ? - After removing Wine 1.9.5 - removed packages - help

I have been using Ubuntu for a while now. Yesterday I tried to install WINE 1.9.5. For some reason it didn't show up in the Dash so I tried to uninstall it as instructed in the terminal: sudo ...
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How do I wipe a harddrive with Ubuntu on it? [duplicate]

I want to completely wipe a harddrive with Ubuntu on it, so I can put Windows back on it. How do I do that? I don't want to dual boot either, I just want to wipe the drive and put Windows on it. How ...
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Can you remove printer/scanner support?

My laptop doesn't have a printer or a scanner connected and never will, as it doesn't work with my printer because of wrong cables. Is there a possibility to remove the printing/scanning related ...
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Uninstall a program

Hello I am new to Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu 14.04.4, It works fine, but have problems with graphics. So I downloaded my graphics driver software but that's not for my device(its my mistake). So I ...
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ttf-mscorefonts-installer fails to update. Unistall/ install [duplicate]

I am sure, this is going to be a duplicate thread, but believe me, I tried out all the original ones In fact. Whenever my system starts up, I am welcomed with this message below: I searched all the ...
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Removing Ubuntu from a laptop [duplicate]

This may have been asked before, but I can't seem to find an appropriate answer. I've been searching for about two days now, to no avail. Here is my situation. I purchased a new laptop. The original ...
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Reading package list…Error

Reading package lists... Error! W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/universe amd64 Packages ...
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How do I uninstall python2.7 on 15.10?

I have 2 versions of python installed on my computer, not using pythonbrew but as 2 seperate packages (2.7 as python and 3.5 as python3), I'd like to remove 2.7 and reinstall 3.5 because this causes ...
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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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HELP!!! Remove partially installed ubuntu

I wasn't paying attention and accidentally started installing Ubuntu to my laptop instead of my virtual machine. I have less than zero experience with Linux or computers really. I have Windows 10 but ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - OpenCV “make uninstall”

I have installed OpenCV following the directions given here Now I want to know how I can make a clean uninstall of it since I need to install an older version. I have tried to follow the ...
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how do i switch main bootloader to windows bootloader [duplicate]

I am trying to uninstall Ubuntu and you guys are asking yourself what the hell is he thinking or something similar because this is an Ubuntu forum. I want to know how to switch my main bootloader to ...
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Undo Ubuntu installation [duplicate]

I Installed Ubuntu on a Windows XP computer (completely installed not side by side) I have 1 gb of RAM with a Pentium 4 processor Ubuntu version is 15.04 it runs as slow as heck is there any way to ...
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How do I remove Samba4.2.0pre which was compiled from source?

I cloned samba from git to samba-master with clone git git://git.samba.org/samba.git samba-master and did git pull It downloaded from git and I figured I would only get the latest stable ...
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What volume should i delete if i want to uninstall Ubuntu?

I want to delete my ubuntu from this computer and i'm having a problem by not knowing what partitions I need to delete. here is a screenshot : if you can recognize which number i need to delete i ...
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Remove ubuntu by command [closed]

I have problem with the system. Probably error. Want to remove ubuntu and reinstall it. I can just write in the terminal. Can't open the computer... there is a command to remove ubuntu? It will ...
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Trouble removing ruby 2.3.0p0 from Ubuntu

I need to install ruby via rvm. I already have it installed via packet manager though, and now I want to remove that version. So far so good, removing stuff with apt-get remove isn't hard. BUT after I ...
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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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Error while installing or updating anything

Since I was trying to install Java manually which I couldn't doing I have been having these errors while trying to install or update anything through terminal or update manager. (Reading database ...
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How to uninstall teamviewer deb v10.0.036281 from ubuntu 14.04

I installed teamviewer deb v10.0.036281 which is a 32bit?64bit Multi architecture one, it didn't worked well, so I tried to uninstall by using sudo apt-get remove teamv but got this reply E: Unable ...
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How to uninstall self compiled binaries? [duplicate]

I have been playing around with compiling some binaries. It all started because I wanted ffmpeg instead of avconv, now I just can't stop compiling stuff. I must find another hobby !! Anyway, I ...
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Do I have to uninstall wine each time uninstalling a program installed by wine? [duplicate]

Let me try to explain this. Sorry for being a newbie. Anyways, I have wine installed to install Evernote, then I realized Evernote version 5.9* is no good that I should go for an older version 5.8* ...
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I can't figure out how to reinstall windows [duplicate]

I wanted to try Ubuntu out, but now that I've tried it I don't really think it is for me and I want to go back to Windows 10. I can't figure out how though. I don't know anything about Ubuntu, and I ...
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WINE not properly uninstalling

So I recently updated to WINE version 1.9.6 from version 1.6.2 (from software manager). The new version was not working, so I decided to uninstall it, and reinstall the old version, but the new ...
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Xen uninstallation

I have tried to install Xen on my ubuntu 14.04 system but I got an error while rebooting " error while mounting /proc/xen. Now i want to remove xen packages completely from my system. I have tried ...
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Can't get new software on ubuntu software centre

I recently purchased whatsapp for ubuntu off the software centre but when I try to install it this screen comes up. http://imgur.com/iOdWUvZ <--- screenshot New software can not be installed ...
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Having difficulty uninstalling World of Warcraft os v 15.10

New patch for WoW came out, found that I was prevented from signing in. Was running the game client through PlayonLinux, stupidly removed it, then tried to reinstall and believe that it loaded (i can ...
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How to remove Ubuntu Software Center sections after uninstalling an app?

I once have downloaded chrome for my 14.04 ubuntu. After a while, I've uninstalled it but at Ubuntu Software Center it keeps showing Google section when I click at the down arrow besides "All ...
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How to remove gitbook editor?

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 with the Cinnamon desktop (I can't stand Unity). I use the laptop mostly for browsing and for amateur astronomy. Unexpectedly, i found myself needing a markdown ...
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Uninstall Slack Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Slack from the .deb file provided by their website. But now I need to uninstall it. But when I type sudo apt-get remove slack It says Package 'slack' is not installed, so not removed 0 ...
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Cant uninstall fluxgui - package not found

Update 23/03/2015: So when I restart the following blinks for a few brief seconds. So it looks like my laptop is not restarting properly and therefore fluxgui cannot be removed? I get the first one ...
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how to uninstall emacs from command line?

I have ubuntu 12.04 I installed emacs using below commands. $ apt-get update $ apt-get install emacs Then, as expected, I could find emacs while searching in dash. Next I wanted to uninstall ...
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Remove Sublime Text 3 completely

I want to remove completely Sublime Text 3 from my system. I have tried this: sudo apt-get purge sublime-text-installer and the application is gone, but when I install it again... sudo apt-get ...
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How do I uninstall MariaDB on Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)?

I have installed MariaDB from source and now I need to uninstall it. I used these commands to install it: wget http://mirrors.hustunique.com/mariadb/mariadb-10.0.14/source/mariadb-10.0.14.tar.gz tar ...
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Hide prompt on removing phpmyadmin

got to reinstall mysql (from 5.6 to 5.7). Therefore I have to reinstall phpmyadmin, completely! This is what I tried: sudo apt-get remove -y -q phpmyadmin But I am getting 2 prompts asking me if ...