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

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Having troubles accessing/uninstalling Dropbox

I've spent hours trying to get this to work. I just want to uninstall Dropbox so I can freshly install it again. Using the top answer on How do I uninstall Dropbox? , this is what shows up for me. ...
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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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I may have uninstalled everything

I ran sudo apt-get autoremove and watched as literally everything including Software Center was slowly removed. I'm new and was slow to stop it in time. Now when I boot in my desktop shows just my ...
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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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Uninstall every program that I've installed

I'm triying to make a bash file to uninstall every program that I've installed, but I don't know how to do it, is there any specific command to list every program that I've installed manually or ...
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How do I uninstall utorrent launcher that I created in Ubuntu 14.04

Hopefully some out there can help me out on how to removed a created launcher (in this case for utorrent), which I had created it using the gnome panel-create launcher manually, I made a mistake by ...
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How can I uninstall a nvidia driver completely ?

As expected, Nvidia drivers have reduced my customizations. I can't login to Unity 3D session. I can't find any content to help me to uninstall the driver and I don't know what to do as I have never ...
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Removing Ubuntu from a dual-boot setup with Windows

I have installed Ubuntu as another OS on my laptop, and my default OS is Windows 7. I just want to know how to remove (or uninstall) Ubuntu without harming the other OS. PS: Ubuntu and Windows 7 are ...
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How to uninstall NetBeans?

Since I did not install NetBeans via the Software Center (I installed it as an .sh file) I can't see an easy way of uninstalling the program. How can I safely uninstall the program?
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How can i remove Ubuntu? (delete/uninstall) [duplicate]

i have dual boot system! Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS and Windows Xp! I want to delete the Ubuntu and use only Windows Xp, because my netbook is too old and the wifi does not work with Ubuntu! I searched for a ...
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Completely Uninstall Pycharm 3.4 from Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Pycharm 3.4 community edition which does not upgrade to the latest version of the IDE. I want to completely uninstall Pycharm 3.4 and reinstall 4.x.x version. I installed it form .tar.gz ...
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How completely uninstall related packages installed with a package

How do I remove exactly same stuff I have installed or system have installed with adding support for a language for example? Is there a procedure I can follow? Apt-get remove, autoremove or purge is ...
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Ubuntu is kde styled after install AND removal

I installed kubuntu-desktop and every thing was fine. Then later when I actually logged in to Kde, I decided that I still like Unity better so I ran sudo apt-get purge kubuntu-desktop && ...
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Manually Uninstall GDAL

I followed a ./configure, make, make install approach when I originally installed GDAL on my Ubuntu machine, but now I want to upgrade to 1.10. Unfortunately, I want to use apt to perform the ...
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Uninstalling eclipse mars.1

I had originally installed mars.1 package by downloading the tar.gz file and extracting it. when I tried running the sample code hello world it displayed "the error launching configuration has ...
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How to remove jre1.8.0.72?

There is an error during install jre1.8.0.72. How should I remove it? I get an error during purge: sudo apt-get purge jre1.8.0-72 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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How can one remove all packages installed after a certain date/time?

On the ninth of November I tried installing the last stable release of BasKet Note Pads which apparently is not supported off the bat because it needs to be ported to QT4 and KDE 4, whatever that ...
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How do I soft remove a usb port?

A usb port has been mapped to an interrupt that I want to free up... cat /proc/interrupts | grep 16: 16: 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ...
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apt-get remove --purge wine* removed everything!

sudo apt-get remove --purge wine* opened the gates of hell and removed many things. I wasn't allowed to paste the output here, too big. I stopped the process, I wanted to save what's left of my ...
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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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Remove emacs and all related files

How can i completely remove emacs from my computar? I messed up and i have more than 100 files related with emacs. I tried locate emacs and delete one by one, but i wonder if there is a way to remove ...
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Full removal of cinnamon (Ubuntu 15.10)

I installed cinnamon using the command sudo apt-get install cinnamon-desktop-environment Noticing I downloaded about 800MB of data/packages and my disk-space increase my about 1GB. Then I decided ...
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Problem while installing mongodb from terminal and from tar

Earlier I had mongod and mongo installed using terminal, version (2.4) without first uninstalling it downloaded the tar file of mongoDB 0f version and extracted it and added it to the path, at that ...
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How do I remove or uninstall Deluge?

I upgraded to 12.04 and Deluge broke. I want to remove it and then add it again. How do I remove Deluge? Tried: Searching the Ubuntu Software Centre Failed: The button reads "Install" (but it's ...
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Ubuntu only os. Problems encountered

I don't have any other Operating System on my laptop, only Ubuntu. Ubuntu is not working properly and it doesn't boot automatically. All I can do to boot is mounting / in the root. How can i uninstall ...
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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 uninstall php-memcache using terminal

I uninstalled php5 from my computer with command sudo apt-get -y purge php.* running this command will show me this message in terminal: Errors were encountered while processing: php5-memcache ...
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How to remove ccp when installed from binary?

I installed ccp4-6.5 by unpacking the tar.bz2 files and installed it by running the BINARY.setup. Now I want to remove it. The problem is, the package doesn't appear in dpkg --list and when ever I ...
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Clean Kubuntu uninstall/Win10 install

Im using Kubuntu only,my hdd has mounted 400Gb to file system and i cant unmount it to creat new partition so i can boot from windows cd.I want to uninstall completly the Kubuntu OS and install ...
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How to uninstall Yed?

how to uninstall yEd? i have browsed some source like this yEd but i don't understand the details. And this is how i installed it.
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Could I remove apt with apt?

I know that I can use apt-get remove <package> to remove a program. But apt is a program itself. Could I use apt-get remove apt to remove it, or would it get confused part way through?
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I installed BPG viewer and it deleted default python and other important apps. How to know all that was removed?

I am into bleeding edge and installed BPG viewer to view a file I encoded in BPG format. It was a .deb package and I was never prompted before it uninstalled all the important apps. It even ...
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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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Log of all dependencies installed with a package

I installed xinit and ubuntu-desktop on my web server as an experiment. I want to remove them, so I ran apt-get autoremove for each of them. Much less space was freed than was used in installation. I ...
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How can I uninstall popcorn time from Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I tried sudo apt-get remove popcorn time but popcorn is not being recognized, then I installed the Synaptic Package Manager but it also does not recognize it, so how can i uninstall popcorn time?
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How do I completely remove/uninstall an application?

I need to remove Pitivi video editor and Cinelerra and a few more applications, I have seen people talking about how to uninstall something completely but the problem is that I don't even know the ...
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Uninstalled app still showing icon? [closed]

I recently uninstalled live magic through the terminal, however there is still a live magic icon that cant be removed, help?
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Nemo - remove items from context menu

I would like to ask you how can I remove some items from context menu in Nemo File Manager. I mean this items: Set as Wallpaper Send with Thunderbird There is image:
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How to uninstall mathematica 9 from Ubuntu?

I'd like to know how can I uninstall Mathematica from Ubuntu. apt-get remove does not work.
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List of safe to remove applications

I would like to ask you, if is here any list of pre installed applications in Ubuntu, which are safe to remove. Because i tried uninstall unnecessary applications from Software center, but i got ...
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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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How can I remove my lastest Ubuntu recovery?

I had problem with wireless network in Ubuntu 14.04 after installing og re-installation of packages it create more problems for me, and now I can not boot Ubuntu. My question is how can i remove my ...
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How do I remove Windows 8 to install Ubuntu, while retaining the data in my other drives?

I have windows in my C: drive.The whole C drive I can afford to lose. However, I would not like to lose my music, video clips and other such data in dives D, E and F. How do I do that? Thank you!
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Uninstalled TLP, or thought so, but still running and akward on 13.10

newbie question, I searched but couldn't find how to uninstall TLP, I installed it but pérformance is weird on 13.10 and I'm on a desktop so don't really need it, so I uninstalled it through Synaptic ...
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ubuntu gnome black screen

Whenever i boot Ubuntu gone off my laptop it comes up with a black screen and i cannot do anything. This has been happening for a while, the OS was working fine then i closed the lid of my laptop and ...
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How to remove icons from buttons

I would like to ask you, how can I remove icons (see image) from buttons at "Zrusiť" and "Odstrániť"
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Leave old kernels installed could be dangerous?

I have been using ubuntu for almost 2 years now and I always encounter guides on the internet on how to uninstall old kernel versions. Even here in Ask Ubuntu there are many questions in this way. ...
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uninstall Ubuntu 15.10 and replace it with 14.04?

I have Ubuntu 15.10 on a laptop that I want to remove and replace it by 14.04 release. I've already made a bootable flash with 14.04 OS. I tried just to plug it and reboot but nothing happened .. Any ...
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Uninstall flux which was installed from source

I installed Flux using following steps (source) git clone https://github.com/Kilian/f.lux-indicator-applet.git cd f.lux-indicator-applet sudo python setup.py install Now I want to ...
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Help to UNINSTALL Photoshop. Please, help the Linux newbie)

I am very fascinated with the professional help here on AskUbuntu. And I need your help again. I installed Ubuntu just two days ago and spent all this time setting it up. Now the question is about the ...