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

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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 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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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 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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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 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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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 ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu 15.04 from dual boot on windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I want to uninstall ubuntu 15.04 . I dual booted it with windows 8.1. Please help me step by step, how to safely uninstall it... I dont want to loose any data. I used 2gb as swap area and 13 gb for ...
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How to install fglrx with Wine (Gnome 15.04)

I want to play some Windows-only steam games without having to reboot into Windows every time. But when I install Wine it uninstalls my FGLRX driver software, keeping me from playing games at all. ...
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How to remove Gnome from Ubuntu Desktop 14.04

I need to use Ubuntu Desktop on my server for certain reasons because I can't use Ubuntu Server, but to make it more efficient I would like to remove the desktop environment and boot straight to the ...
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How to uninstall Google Chrome?

I decided to try out Google Chrome and see if it was any different from Chromium, but now I can't figure out how to uninstall it. That's what I have installed. How to get rid of it is the question.
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Removing Oracle JDK and re-configuring update-alternatives

Please check the scenario below: sudo update-alternatives --config java There are 5 choices for the alternative java (providing /usr/bin/java). Selection Path ...
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uninstallation didn't work

I recently installed "Battle for Wesnoth" and the "BfW map editor" from software center. I uninstalled it with Software Center and now the game is shown as uninstalled there. However, I can still ...
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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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How to remove MySql apt repo

I was trying to install MySql on my system running Ubuntu 14.04. So I added a MySql apt from the link Steps to fresh install MySql After running into a lot of trouble and realizing the apt uses libs ...
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How to uninstall crebs in Ubuntu 14.10

I recently installed crebs by downloading the source code and following the instructions and running setup.sh as root. I did it this way because the ppa was not working. however i have no idea how to ...
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How to remove after login screen (annoyingly slow)?

I've just installed Ubuntu Server LTS. After login, the screen slooooowwwwwlllllyyyy mutates into a splash screen with a gear and other icons and then sloooowwwwwllllyyyy presents the desktop. How ...
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Can i remove a package from apt without uninstall

is it posible to remove a package from apt without uninstall it from disc? I have a broken owncloud package. I was able to repare the installation manually but now i always get an update error ...
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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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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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Unable to fully remove Juju

After downloading Juju and playing around with it a little bit, my curiosity is satisfied. I decided to move on to other endeavors and uninstall Juju, although despite my best efforts a piece of Juju ...
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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 LaTeX and reinstall from official site

Ubuntu 14.04 Texlive info : TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2013/Debian) kpathsea version 6.1.1 Following this post I'm thinking about completely removing LaTeX and reinstalling from the official tug ...
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How to delete all OSes on a computer except for one

I want a simple way to delete all Oses off my computer except for one, that being Ubuntu. I also want to put all the remaining unallocated space onto the Ubuntu partition, so that it may have the ...
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can I safely remove accountsservice?

My disk is near full and I need to remove so many software. Can I remove accountsservice with no worry? Is is related to account-plugins or user login into Ubuntu? Will I have problem in ubuntu login? ...
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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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How do I uninstall Zentyal or can I revert to a 'clean' installation somehow?

I have installed zentyal 3.5 from the Zentyal PPA on a fresh ubuntu 14.04 installation. After a few tests I want to uninstall zentyal. Unfortunately, there are no instructions as to how to remove ...
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Error installing Android Studio! How to uninstall it completely? [duplicate]

I tried installing android studio in my Ubuntu 14.04 using terminal. I entered the commands sudo add-apt-repository ppa:paolorotolo/android-studio sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
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How do I uninstall xubuntu completly and switch to ubuntu? [duplicate]

I know there are threads on this topic, but they are old. I have tried the techniques on http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/puregnome, but the command gives me a lot of errors when I try it. Any idea ...
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How to remove Redshift

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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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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Can I install Chrome on my Ubuntu Phone

I tried installing chrome as per instructions at http://www.howtogeek.com/203768/beginner-how-to-install-google-chrome-in-ubuntu-14.04/ using my phone's terminal. Although it seems that it has ...
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How to unistall cinco dias from ubuntu phone

How can I uninstall cinco dias app? Is this possible? Theres a couple of others I'd like to remove too but can't find those in the store searching via the name to uninstall.
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How do I uninstall GRUB?

A hard drive that I use only for data storage still has GRUB from past Ubuntu installations. How can I remove GRUB from it without harming the rest of the drive's data? Background I occasionally ...
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remove package with broken pipe problem

I installed qupzilla today to replace chrome (it was hogging WAY to much ram). I liked it and I wanted to update it to the latest version using there repository but as I tried to update it an error ...
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Remove Unity completely and exchange it with LXDE [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu onto my old Windows Vista laptop but unfortunately it is running very slow. I also live in a region of Germany which has a very poor internet connection and I am unable to ...
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How do I safely uninstall gnupg?

Warned by Enigmail they soon won't support gnupg and switch to gnupg2 I installed the later. Now trying to remove gnupg, I see a bunch of software will be removed as a consequence: apt apturl ...
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Uninstalling mcafee antivirus

i am using Ubuntu 14.04 I have installed mcafee antivirus . But now i am unable to uninstall it while running command sudo dpkg --purge mfert it gives error dpkg: dependency problems prevent removal ...