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

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uninstalling Atlas properly

If you have error that contain “gfortran” in it, like this one: ImportError: ...
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Need help removing a program

I'd installed vim using apt-get, but in my infinite wisdom, I decided to uninstall it and try installing from source. I don't know why, but the end result was kind of borked up. I'm trying to ...
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How can I remove a package?

How to remove linux-image-extra-3.13.0-49-generic from my system? I can't install any package because of this error: $ sudo apt-get autoremove Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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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 computer back up and running again with Windows. How do I remove Ubuntu?
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Install Kubuntu over Ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

I've got a Macbook air and it's impossible to install Kubuntu on it, so I ended up installing Ubuntu 15.04. Now it's time to replace it with Kubuntu 15.04 and the new plasma. Of course I have 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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Uninstall Ubuntu Without Breaking Windows 8.1 Pro Installation

I have a Dell Inspiron 17-3721 With Windows 8 Preinstalled, I upgraded to 8.1, then 8.1 Pro W/ MC, I later installed Ubuntu 14.04 as a second OS. I want to uninstall ubuntu to make more space for my ...
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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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uninstall lampp on ubuntu using terminal command

I want to uninstall LAMPP on Ubuntu on VM. Please advise command to archive this. I have downloaded package using wget command and run sudo ./xampp-linux-1.8.3-2-installer.run. How to delete folder ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu without windows CD, using 16GB PD

I have Windows 7 in a 16GB usb drive and have ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I want to format my computer and put in windows 7 in it. I have backed up all my files. but when i insert the usb drive and restart my ...
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I want to completely remove all traces of Libreoffice 3x

I've heard that Libreoffice 4 is a great improvement over the old versions. I've just re-installed Ubuntu 12.04 (because I've used ot a lot and it's still supported). So, I did the apt-get remove on ...
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How to uninstall apps installed through Firefox Marketplace?

In Firefox 35, there is menu called "Apps" that allows to install "firefox apps" through Firefox Marketplace. I installed an app but now I can't find how to remove it! Is there an obvious way that I ...
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how to safely remove drive?

When I right click on my disk, I have a "safely remove drive" option that appears. When I "safely remove drive", the disk icon goes off, before coming back in a second later. I can hear the disk that ...
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(Xubuntu)How to 'Right Click-Delete' apps in the Applications Menu, like the uninstall feature in Unity

Right clicking reveals several options for the selected app, but I cant actually uninstall the app, instead I have to open the Software Center and manually uninstall. Is there a way to simplify this ...
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Completely Remove LXDE/Lubuntu Desktop Environment

I've install LXDE on my laptop due to Unity's disappointing performance. But now, I want to completely remove LXDE including it's entire list of programs that came installed with it. How do I go about ...
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How to remove KDE Connect dependecies in Cinnamon or any other DE?

I installed KDE Connect in Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity. Now I want to remove the app and all 60 MB of KDE dependencies. If I don't know those package names, how can I remove all the dependencies and not ...
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How to remove Kubuntu 15.04 without loosing Ubuntu?

I have just updated to Kubuntu 15.04 but in KDE there are lots of problems. After installation is broken. So I need to remove Kubuntu 15.04 completely and reinstall it. Before I was using Kubuntu ...
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Unable to unistall software in wine [duplicate]

I am trying to unistall a Windows application installed in Wine. When I run the command: wine unistall - -software it says uninstall: command not found.
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I've installed Latest Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.2 LTS but the old OS (Windows Small Business Server 2003)still showing

I have bought a fairly old server, HP ML110 G4, it has 3GB RAM & 250GB space. After installing Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.2 & selecting to erase the old OS on install, I find the old OS is still ...
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Confusion regarding sudo apt-get purge make

I tried to uninstall make because I wanted to see something and I did sudo apt-get purge make the thing is that in the uninstall process it showed a warning and some weird packages being uninstalled ...
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Uninstalling Dependencies. Is This a Good Practice?

As far as I know I can uninstall a program from Ubuntu using this command... $ sudo dpkg -r packagename But this does not remove the dependencies while the packagename installed. To remove all ...
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How to remove a newer kernel while booted with the older kernel?

I have two kernels installed on my system. 3.16... and 3.19.3...I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 and it came with the 3.16...kernel. I decided to try the latest possible kernel (3.19.3...), but I sometimes ...
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Cannot uninstall AVG antivirus

Whenever I try to uninstall AVG or any other app this pops up: ~$ sudo dpkg -r avg2013flx (Reading database ... 204955 files and directories currently installed.) Removing avg2013flx (2013.3118) ... ...
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Unable to remove plexmedia server from Ubuntu 14.04

I am unable to remove Plexmedia server from Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop 64-bit. Whenever I try to remove it via apt-get or dpkg -r, I am getting following error message. happy@happy-desktop:~$ sudo dpkg ...
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How can you completely remove a package?

I am trying to do a clean install of the octave3.2 package. To do this, I removed it, then tried to reinstall it. When I reinstalled, an error occurred. It could be a bug in the package, but I ...
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Why doesn't “apt-get autoremove” remove all installed dependencies?

Installing libav-tools and ubuntu-restricted-extras also installs these new packages: cabextract chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra freepats gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3 gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad ...
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How to uninstall Nomachine

I want to remove 'NOMACHINE' from my computer, but I can't see it in software manage. I tried to delete the files but, some are locked. How should I proceed?
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How can I remove Ubuntu and reinstall a fresh Ubuntu 15.04 to my computer? [duplicate]

I don't really know what I'm doing, and don't want to get this wrong. I've made a backup of everything I want to keep on an external hard drive, and wish to do a clean install of Ubuntu 15.04 from a ...
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Uninstall broken Plex Media Server from 15.04

I tried installing Plex Media Server on Ubuntu 15.04 but it didn't work because of the migration to systemd from Upstart. Unfortunately I can't seem to be able to uninstall it now either, since the ...
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How can I uninstall oracle java 8 and install oracle java 7 instead with webupd8 installer?

I installed oracle java 8 by typing in terminal: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer but now I want to uninstall oracle ...
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Where do cancelled downloads go in Ubuntu software center?

When you cancel a download in Ubuntu software center, where exactly do they go? Are they deleted or do we need to manually delete them?
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LibreOffice Draw tries to download 27.9 MB data when I try to remove it

I'm trying to uninstall libreoffice on Ubuntu Software Center. But it says it will also remove Impress as well. When I confirm, it starts downloading some 27.9 MB data. Why is this so? Update: ...
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How to Remove the bootloader and automativally start ubuntu 14.04

Currently I am using Ubuntu alongside Windows 7.I have decided to get rid of windows and gain some extra disk space.That's easy. But How am i Supposed to remove the Bootloader at startup and directly ...
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How to uninstall Android Studio completely from Ubuntu? [closed]

I want to uninstall Android Studio completely from Ubuntu but i can't figure out how to do it...I installed it from the website.
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I uninstalled lxde using all methods but still lubuntu screen displays while logging in

I have uninstalled lxde using terminal and it is not visible in my laptop but still its screen is displayed while logging in, and in the list of desktop environments options it is available
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How do i uninstall hydra from thc?

I installed Hydra from a website that shows how you do. And hydra did not work, so i wanted to remove/uninstall it. But i cant find how to uninstall hydra! Please help!
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How can I uninstall ubuntu and then install windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I want verification that my windows 8.1 instalation disk will run if i uninstall ubuntu
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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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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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How to get removed a broken package (in this case “click”)?

How to get removed broken package click? I'm trying install ubuntu-sdk in my 14.04 Ubuntu. I am getting too many errors. sudo apt-get autoremove -f click Reading package lists ... Done Building ...
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Cannot remove NGINX

I have been experimenting with nginx as a webserver for php files. I come from an Apache background but I wanted to try it. I recently had an issue with it and needed to switch back to Apache. I ...
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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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Corrupt Pidgin - Unable to remove

I recently installed Pidgin and tried to install pidgin-facebookchat. Ubuntu software center now says that pidgin is corrupt so I press repair but nothing gets fixed. I've tried sudo apt-get purge ...
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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 can I revert back from an upgrade to the Proposed repository?

I mistakenly enabled the Pre-release updates (natty-proposed) repository and then upgraded all packages. How can I undo this? Here are the test results from @enzotib's instructions and the test ...
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How do I remove the LAMP stack so I can start over?

I'd like to start over with my webserver and I'd like to reinstall all the LAMP packages, how do I do that?
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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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How to uninstall a not fully installed or removed package?

Alright so here is my problem, I tried installing Spotify. It wasn't going well so I decided to uninstall it. Being a complete n00b I though deleting the folder where it was installed to would solve ...
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how to uninstall mariadb in ubuntu 14.04

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 $ ...
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Completely Remove Ruby + Rails + Gems?

I have messed up my ruby dev environment on Ubuntu 10.04. I need to install Ruby this time using RVM. What is the best possible way to remove: Ruby All Gems RubyGems From my machine, so that I ...