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

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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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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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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 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 following the instructions on the Android website.
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how to uninstall both unixodbc and freetds?

I'm a newbie of using ubuntu, I have followed some guides how to install both unixodbc and freetds, and after I fail to make it work, I decide to uninstall both of them and start from scratch. here ...
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How to Uninstall Pidgin without Removing the whole Desktop System

Pidgin used to be good but can't find any use for it anymore. When I try to uninstall, Synaptic tells me it will remove the Mate Desktop Environment too. Is there a way to only uninstall Pidgin ...
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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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What is bogofilter, and do I need it?

I am trying to thin out the applications and processes on my computer. To do this, I am going through the pack lists in synaptic. I got to bogofilter, which says its a wordlist spam filter. I am not ...
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Removing changes made to geany

Actually I am a newbie here and I installed geany IDE and made some changes to it like hiding the menu (using the full view ). Now I want to undo those changes but don't know how to do it. Can someone ...
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Remove ubuntu-gnome-desktop?

I've recently installed ubuntu-gnome-desktop on my Ubuntu 12.10 32 bit system. It all worked, but now I would like to remove it again, since I like Unity better. This includes undoing all changes like ...
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How to completely remove Phoronix Test Suite?

Is the a way to completely remove Phoronix Test Suite with it's test results, installed suits, etc… from my system? I used the .sh installer file to install the Phoronix Test Suite on my system. So ...
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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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When using os-uninstaller It says i have to use a live usb to proceed and i was wondering if there was another way of doing this?

I'm trying to uninstall ubuntu with the OS uninstaller, and I am facing a problem. The uninstaller says I need to have a USB or live USB and I was wondering if there was another way to remove Ubuntu ...
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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 desktop environments?

I installed few environments that I wanted to try out on Ubuntu 12.04, but none of them worked at all. It could be that I installed them all at the same time, meaning the OS didn't get a chance to ...
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When i tried to uninstall ubuntu i accidentally uninstalled the incorrect version [closed]

So I tried to uninstall ubuntu but I clicked the wrong one to uninstall and I can no longer access anything to uninstall the other version of ubuntu. I used the website, ...
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How to uninstall ubuntu dual boot with windows 10 as both are in same drive [duplicate]

I have inatalled ubuntu 14.04LTS dual boot with windows 10. Problem is that ubuntu and windows 10 is in the same drive. Please help me to uninstall ubuntu without loosing my windows.
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Cannot Uninstall Ubuntu Through Windows [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu with Wubi and am currently running 2 OS's on 1 partition. Whenever I try to boot Ubuntu it just says error: you need to load the kernel first. I would like to uninstall Ubuntu ...
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command for re-installing uninstalled packages?

I just removed a package with synaptic. Many additional (30-40) packages got also removed, because they had dependencies to the main package. Now I reinstalled the main package and I simply want to ...
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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 uninstall Gnome Desktop

I installed the gnome desktop (not the shell) alongside the default Unity desktop but I decided to not use it as I prefer the Unity desktop. I want to uninstall gnome. I already tried the cd ...
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How to uninstall firefox developer edition in ubuntu

How do I completely uninstall Firefox developer edition, I tried by uninstalling from Ubuntu software center, it gets uninstalled but if I re install firefox then again its switching to Firefox ...
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Remove the Packages completely leaving no file? [duplicate]

I have uninstalled a package and i have added the ppa via terminal for example. I have to know that the packages have uninstalled successfully without leaving any file in my computer. Is there any ...
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How to remove the Gtalk Plugin completely?

I have installed Gtalk Plugin in Ubuntu 14.04. How to remove that completely?
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Removing Windows XP after installing Ubuntu by liveCD netinstall [duplicate]

I'm new to linux OS so forgive my noobiness. I installed ubuntu 14.04 on my Windows XP computer as a dual partition using the netinstall mini.iso burned to a cd-r. I had issues with unity desktop ...
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Can not uninstall VSFTPD

When i try to uninstall VSFTPD it shows me the same error: sudo apt-get purge vsftpd Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following ...
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Is there any software like Windows Device Manager in Ubuntu 14.04?

I want to View/Install/Uninstall the System's Default Packages separately like Windows Device Manager. I wanna list the Systems's Default Packages too. Is there anything available regarding to that? ...
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I installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on THE SAME PARTITION as my Windows installation. How do I remove one or the other?

When I went through the Ubuntu installation, I figured I would make two partitions and set Ubuntu on that partition; however, when I went through the installation, it wanted to install ALONGSIDE my ...
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Remove the boot loader after uninstalling Ubuntu?

Recently I installed Ubuntu but decided to remove it. It was dual booted with Windows. The thing is that the boot manager is still there, in fact there are 2! One is called Ubuntu and one is called ...
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.kde/share/config permissions got messed up even after a reinstall

This Q is kind of a follow up from this earlier Q where I had a strange issue with kate which didn't show any plug-ins. While I got it working now (by copying the config folder from one machine to ...
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My OS disappeared (WIN7) on Acer Aspire Lap top including BOOT file

Okay, I'm obviously an extream novice with computers no matter what OS! So Whoever responds To my Question must be patient & Take it Easy on me please. (OKAY) this is what happened Misplaced my ...
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How do I clear the apt-get remove list?

apt-get upgrade shows that a package is supposed to be removed: gradinafrica@host:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] password for gradinafrica: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... ...
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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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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 have Ubuntu in my UEFI settings, but it doesn't show up when I type bdcedit. How to get rid of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu in my UEFI settings, but it doesn't show up when I type bdcedit. How to get rid of Ubuntu in UEFI? Why there are many identifiers in display order? Microsoft Windows [Version ...
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How to boot a USB to reinstall windows when I have ubuntu installed?

I want to go back to windows 7 for now and I am on Ubuntu and it's the only OS that is in my computer, but it seems that when I go to the boot options when I restart my PC, it could not detect the ...
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Remove path to uninstalled codeblocks

I uninstall codeblocks via these commands (Ubuntu 14.04): sudo apt-get autoremove codeblocks sudo apt-get --purge remove codeblocks After that I run: $ codeblocks bash: /usr/bin/codeblocks: No ...
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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 [closed]

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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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? [closed]

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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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 ...