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

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Gparted won't read partition table

I just recently removed two Linux operating systems (mint and ubuntu) from my computer, which also contains a windows vista installation. I removed both with the "OSremover" found on ...
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Phone programs uninstall

I have a issue that some of the programs ( games many ) that I have removed via the store app still show that they are taking space in the phones memory. some no longer have the icon next to them ...
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Any benefit to uninstalling unused applications?

I am a newcomer to Linux and after a few months of trying out different distros I have now settled on Ubuntu 14.10 on my aging HP TX2000 Notebook. One thing I am unsure of is if there is any benefit ...
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How to Update or Re-Install new version ADB?

I have an android based phone and I need ADB for installing new versions. However, untill today ADB was working perfectly but today I got an error, it says "you need 1.0.32 or newer version." Yes, ...
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Uninstall libav packages after re-installing from source

I'm running kubuntu 14.04 and don't plan on upgrading until at least these summer holidays. The libav packages provided are somewhat outdated (two major versions behind) and produce unsatisfying ...
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Java uninstall problems

I am trying to uninstall all java. I am getting an error message saying that I have broken packages. Whey I try sudo apt-get install -f I get a message saying that errors were encountered: ...
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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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Remove Webcontent Control

I installed this program to filter the content. It's not quite user friendly and I'd like to remove it completely. I installed and remove through software manager on Ubuntu 12.04. I'm getting red ...
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How to uninstall plex from ubuntu

I am finding it impossible to completely remove plex from my Ubuntu system, i get the following error: davewold@ubuntuhome:~$ sudo aptitude purge plexmediaserver [sudo] password for davewold: no ...
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How do I uninstall Dropbox?

After booting up, a popup screen tells me Dropbox did not install correctly, but it is lurking somewhere. To install properly I first have to delete the incorrect install. How can I do that? I'm ...
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How to fully remove all packages installed by 'gnome-session-fallback'?

I mainly use Unity, but I installed gnome with: sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback To test how it was, but then I managed to delete all of my settings for my startup applications, so ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu 13.1 from XP computer [duplicate]

A few months ago I installed Ubuntu 13.1 on my XP computer. Now I have to uninstall Ubuntu, and I read several help comments on the web. So I installed easyBCD on the XP computer for rewriting the MBR ...
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apt-get want to remove all my packages

My apt-get thinks everything including my xserver gdm and other vital softwares are unnecessary. The following is the output. When I once ran upgrade it did remove evrything and I had to reinstall my ...
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uninstall pd-extended on ubuntu 14.04

Hi i have wrongly removed the extra direcotry from pd-extended. now logicaly pd cant start up! How can i uninstall pd-extended on ubuntu 14.04 LTS completely in order to install it again? Any ideas ...
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How to remove all i386 packages from Ubuntu 64bit?

Over the time I installed many i386 packages, which I no longer need. How can I clean up the system and stay only with the amd64 packages?
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Uninstall fglrx [duplicate]

Ubuntu Workstation (2 Monitors on board + 3 Cards Radeon HD 7850) Error Low Graphics mode ... decided as follows: Format the disc. In BIOS settings "initial load settings" Arrancar Graphically by ...
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uninstall software in command line

I install a software in commande line from this source and I did : tar -zxvf geneid_v1.4.4.Jan_13_2011.tar.gz and make but I put it in my Download folder, so I would like to install it in a more ...
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How to remove ANY files related to a certain application that is not a package?

I downloaded Telegram (https://telegram.org/) and put the unzipped directory with the two executable files in /usr/bin. Later I removed it there and put it into /opt. I also created a .desktop-file in ...
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Zabbix-agent shows in netstat even when not installed

I am looking trough my ESTABLISHED netstat connections and what seems not right is zabbix-agent running without being installed. One of my lines on $ sudo netstat | grep ESTABLISHED is the following: ...
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Uninstalling Eclipse

whenever I try uninstall eclipse, I get that it's not installed. sudo apt-get autoremove eclipse Package 'eclipse' is not installed, so not removed 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 462 ...
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How to unistall Jdownloader 2 beta?

I want to uninstall Jdownloader 2 beta, having taken the steps in this webpage: http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/tag/13-04/. Apparently, it is a sort of installation with ".sh" files. What I have ...
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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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Can I completely remove Gnome and leave xmonad?

I've installed xmonad. I'm trilled with it. I can now use it as my one and only WM. I'm just wondering is it going to work without problems if I totally remove Gnome. I'm using Ubuntu 10.04.
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How do i clean all the files and folder as well as the installations on my ubuntu 14.04 lts server?

Its as the question says, How do i clean all the files, folder and the installations as well on my ubuntu 14.04 LTS VPS? I want to clean it all so that it will appear just like a fresh VPS. Thank ...
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Uninstall all the packages which are installed?

I had installed some packages into fresh created Ubuntu machine, i want to uninstall all the packages which i had installed from the day of beginning(i.e. from 12 hours back) and make the system like ...
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How to remove lubuntu-desktop from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have installed lubuntu-desktop in my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Now I want to get pure Ubuntu. How can I revert back to Ubuntu only ? Note: I have searched in the google and found solutions for 12.04 / ...
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How to uninstall Lubuntu 14.04?

Tried uninstalling LXDE and Lubuntu to replace them with MATE but the boot screen still shows Lubuntu and LXDE is still usable.
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Ubuntu won't recognize windows install disc/USB

I have a confirmed working windows 8.1 install disc (Used it to completely install windows 8.1 on another computer with a corrupted windows Vista installation, on which I am typing this question) and ...
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Removing livewallpaper.

I can not seem to find any resources regarding the removal of livewallpaper, a google search yields nothing on the topic and I have been driven to ask you guys. I have little knowledge of ubuntu or ...
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If I build a package from source how can I uninstall or remove completely?

I used source code to build one package such as below: ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var --libexecdir=/usr/lib --with-package-name="Myplugin" ...
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How do I uninstall Lubuntu?

I installed Lubuntu using a USB drive. It is dual boot. I want to get back to just Windows XP. I don't have the disk for XP though. Is there any way to do this? Please keep in mind that I'm almost ...
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How to remove configuration files of package without its reinstallation

I want to remove configuration files of a package (the system one at least), but avoid reinstalling the package because of its size. Basically I want to do this sudo apt-get purge my-gigabyte-package ...
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How to uninstall manually installed Nvidia drivers?

How do I uninstall manually installed Nvidia drivers 310.14 and revert to Noveau. I have Ubuntu 12.10.
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Cant install games, Remove and re-download also fails

installArchives() failed: Selecting previously unselected package libalut0. (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5% (Reading database ... 10% (Reading database ... 15% (Reading database ... ...
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Completely uninstall xampp if not installed from apt-get

I've downloaded XAMPP from their website. And then manually installed it from my home directory and it is installed in /opt/lampp I've made tons of changes and I don't remember how to revert back to ...
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Can not uninstall MongoDB

It seems that following the official MongoDB installation instructions when installing on Debian makes you heading for a world of pain. First, it did not install correctly, so now I am trying to ...
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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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Can't uninstall wine

I've downloaded a beta version of wine from the ubuntu software center, but ti wasn't what i was looking for so I tried to uninstall it from there wich I couldn't, I know almost nothing about ubuntu ...
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I can not remove Ruby1.9.3p0 from ubuntu. What is the process?

I have installed ruby 1.9.3p0 and on executing the command ruby -v it shows the version 1.9.3p0 installed. When i try to remove it by command sudo apt-get remove ruby1.9.3p0 it says package not found ...
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Steps to deinstall postgres

I installed postgres. It created a user account. I don't need postgres anymore. What are the steps I have to proceed to uninstall it completely from Ubuntu 14.04? (I didn't install the software over ...
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How to uninstall Stellarium?

I installed Stellarium on my eeePC901 like this: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stellarium/stellarium-releases sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install stellarium When I try to launch the program I ...
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How to get the list of all installed softwares and uninstall the ones which user wants(like add/remove programs in Windows) in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bits OS on my machine. Previously I was using Windows on my machine. Now in Windows, in Control Panel there is one option Add/Remove Programs which lists all the ...
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Remove a domain user account from local workstation, not from AD Domain

I have an AD Domain run by Samba4 and have successfully joined Ubuntu workstations to that domain and able to add users and log into the workstation with domain accounts. Now, I am needing to remove ...
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How do I remove duplicate programs in Classic menu indicator? [Ubuntu 14.04]

I have installed Cisco Packet Tracer Student 6.2 in Ubuntu 14.04. It works, but it has been shown for three times in the Classic MenuIndicator. You can check my situation by clicking the link to see ...
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How to completely remove a oracle jdk that didn't install properly?

I recently installed a oracle jdk from a webupd8ppa on Ubuntu 12.04 beta, but apparently it didn't work out, and now it is giving me errors at every update or install I make, even after deactivating ...
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How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on?

I have absolutely no experience with Linux, and I desperately need to get my laptop back up and running again with Windows. How do I remove Ubuntu?
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How are dependencies maintained during uninstallation?

I have recently uninstalled ubuntu-web-browser from my ubuntu 14.04 using synaptic package manager as I don't use it. Now I can't start vlc media player nor play any file using vlc. It sort of opens ...
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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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How can I uninstall Opera from Xubuntu?

I have downloaded opera from the website (deb package) and installed it. Now I want to remove it but I don't know how. I tried sudo apt-get remove opera but it didn't work.
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How do I find out which software/packages are installed from the date of installation of ubuntu?

I am about to uninstall Ubuntu entirely and reinstall a fresh copy. Before I do that I want to make a list of software/package that I have installed so far. Any way to list out? Update: The answer ...