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

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Uninstall Kubuntu from a dual-boot with Ubuntu?

I have a multi-boot system with Windows 7, Ubuntu 15.04, and Kubuntu 15.04 installed in that order. At the moment, I think my system boots through Kubuntu's GRUB. My Windows is installed on an NTFS ...
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How to remove Redshift [on hold]

I finally got f.lux working, now I want to completely uninstall Redshift. I tried sudo apt-get remove --purge redshift redshift-gtk but when typing redshift into console, I am getting "Trying location ...
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How to Remove Webbrowser Without Uninstalling Unity Webapps?

I want to save disk space by removing unwanted applications such as webbrowser(I use firefox). however, after sudo apt-get uninstalling or purging I can't open unity tweak tool, and by reinstalling ...
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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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Remove gcc from Ubuntu

I want to completely remove gcc from Ubuntu. I am using gcc 4.9 which happens to be the latest version. How can I remove it completely from my system?
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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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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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Why does removing Firefox install another browser?

I want to remove Firefox (with sudo apt-get purge firefox*) but without installing the Epiphany browser. How can I do this? I want to remove Firefox because I want to use Google Chrome as my default ...
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How to uninstall programs in ubuntu if they are not in Software Center? 12.04

I've installed a program through the terminal, the program is Cuttlefish. Now I want to uninstall it and I can't find it in teh software Center. How can I do it? Thanks!
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Elementary OS website spontaneously opens up in Chrome throughout the day. I have no idea why or how to stop it. Any solutions?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on my chromebook. However I'm 100% sure the chromebook has nothing to do with it as the problem just started up a couple days ago some time after visiting elementary.io . I ...
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uninstall packages using dpkg

I want to uninstall openoffice package and want to do this using single command or regular expression i.e dpkg -r openoffice-org* but dpkg doesnot accept wild cards how can i uninstall all the ...
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Problems uninstalling Ubuntu (Bios keeps showing it?)

I'm trying new distributions, and I want to clean all my Ubuntu installation. I have a dual boot W 8.1 - Ubuntu. This is what I've done so far: 1 - I changed my boot priority from BIOS. 2 - I ...
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How to remove Pepper Flash through terminal?

How to remove Pepper Flash through terminal? I have installed it & after installing, I am getting few errors in Mozilla and most of the time the browser crashes and does not work properly. How do ...
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I want to uninstall ubuntu 14.04 which exists with windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 approximately a month back. I used the dual boot procedure to keep it alongside my windows 8.1. Now I want to uninstall ubuntu and disable the dual boot while keeping my ...
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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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Uninstall LXDE on Ubuntu 14.04

i installed LXDE on Ubuntu 14.04. After that i tried to unistall it and I have followed the instructions from many people, posted on AskUbuntu. The problem now is that, even if i followed every step ...
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Error while installing or updating anything

since i was trying to install java manually which i coulnt 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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Everything uninstalled on ubuntu 14.10

In process of downgrading openssl, trying to first remove its current version I did sudo apt-get purge openssl. Now it has uninstalled EVERYTIHING ON MY SYSTEM! openssl, octave..etc and I cant even ...
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Is it OK to delete uninstalled packages from Ubuntu? [closed]

I ran aptitude from the terminal, and it said that I have 69,000 uninstalled packages. Can they safely be deleted without affecting system stability or functionality?
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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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Can I remove Unity now and how?

I have installed gnome-session-flashback and I love my new Gnome desktop, and I am sure that I do not want to go back to Unity, and as unity stuff takes up a lot of space on my machine, is there a ...
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How to uninstall VirtualBox in 12.04?

Can anyone help me removed VirtualBox? By the way, I couldn't install some softwares, is it because it is a 64-bit version?
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Removing a program that apt doesn't see

I have an old installation of R that I would like to get rid of and replace with a new version. However, apt doesn't see this package at all. It doesn't show up in Synaptic and running sudo apt-get ...
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Remove deleted files (.jpg) from Unity Dash (Ubuntu 14.04)

I once had a picture (.jpg) that I deleted but a thumbnail of it still comes up on the Unity Dash when clicking on the "pictures" filter. So obviously it says the file is missing because I deleted. ...
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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 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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Uninstall program by terminal

How can I uninstall any program using terminal. For example, how can I uninstall TeamViewer 7 wich is stored in my home folder. I can not see TeamViewer in ubuntu softvare center, so I can not ...
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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 completely remove my Emacs?

I downloaded Emacs source files, and installed it using make. After installing Emacs successfully, I manually removed the downloaded source files to save disk space. Now I want to remove Emacs and I ...
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Kill a process to before it starts?

I have a package that has taken over it seems. It's a beta version of a CLI VPNclient. I want to remove it from my system however, running rm -rf filename will NOT remove it. I tried to kill the ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Can I delete libc-bin?

Question is simple, I need to know because I cant upgrade/install anything, because it always says I have to uninstall/delete it to continue. It also says dont do it, if I dont know what I am doing. ...
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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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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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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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How do I remove the Ubuntu Software Center?

I have a pretty slow computer, and every time I open Ubuntu Software Center, the entire computer slows down, and 97% of the time, it hangs. So, I was wondering whether you can uninstall Ubuntu ...
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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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Problems uninstalling NetBeans 7.3.1 on Ubuntu 12.04

I am having problems trying to uninstall NetBeans 7.3.1 on Ubuntu 12.04. When I run the uninstaller, it shows the message: cannot create local directory: /root/.nbi Someone knows how to solve ...
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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 ...
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Is it possible to undo an apt-get install command?

I installed Carpadio on my Xubuntu install (a Live USB), which then pulled like over 50 packages from, I suppose, the Ubuntu side of the repository. Now I would like to undo this. However for all my ...
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How to undo Apt actions

Some times I manually install some '.deb' files using dpkg -i *.deb and the apt get broken. So I want to undo last (sometime more) operation. How can I do it