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

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What is the terminal command to force the software center to update its installed lists?

Hello I have installed haroopad.deb (markdown editor) through the Software Center. After that the program can be found unity dash search and starts fine. But the Software Center is unaware of the ...
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Complete removal of all bluetooth related packages

I have a poorly powered netbook and I would like to safely "trim the fat" from my 14.04 install. What I'm looking to do is remove all traces of bluetoothd (a service that does not seem to want to ...
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How to remove Xubuntu notification style?

I downloaded Xubuntu to try it on Ubuntu. After uninstalling it using sudo apt-get purge xubuntu-desktop I found out that even after that when there were pop-up notifications, it would appear in ...
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Remove Unity Icon when 'Unlock from Launcher' does not appear

I recently installed the LibreOffice 3.5.4.2 meta package via the Ubuntu Software Center. This does not contain LibreOffice Base, so I installed it separately via the Ubuntu Software Center as well. ...
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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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Fully un- and reinstall Cinnamon (all config data and stuff too)

I have Cinnamon installed on my 14.10 system and recently it stopped working properly. Maybe I did a bad config and therefore want to completely (200%) delete and reset all data belonging to this for ...
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Need to remove GNU GRUB version 2.00-19ubuntu2.1

I originally posted a question about removing Ubuntu and GRUB from a dual boot system. This is what my partition map looked like at the start: My question was marked as a duplicate by moderators, ...
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How can I remove Ubuntu record from my boot list?

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an external USB3.0 drive. I selected sdb (the usb stick) as grub point and created a new ext4 partition as root on sdb1. Everything went very well and I could either ...
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Removing Ubuntu, Please Help

I had the wubi.exe in my 16gb usb drive. When attempting to install it, I mistakenly selected my USB drive as my installation drive. After installing, I formatted my USB drive, meaning the uninstaller ...
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Postgresql 8.2 service will not stop and uninstall

My system config is as follows: System (running on Amazon EC2) Ubuntu 10.04 Postgresql-8.2 installed and it is working. ubuntu@ip:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/postgresql-8.2 status: Running clusters: ...
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Cleaning up Ubuntu files from Windows

Installed Ubuntu using wubi along side windows vista but on a separate drive (say E:, while my windows was in C:). It was all working fine. One fine day, when I logged into Ubuntu, got a popup from ...
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How can I “toggle” the unity launcher?

I don't want to hide it, like put my mouse of the top-left/left side of the screen, I want to have like a ccsm plugin that can say to turn it on/off. How can I do this but also have the possibility to ...
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Installed gnome-shell and then removed it and went back to unity, running apt-get autoremove threatens to uninstall these packages.

At first I accidentally ran sudo apt-get remove gnome instead of gnome-shell. This made the computer run into a boot loop. I got it fixed by installing gnome-desktop again. I removed the gnome-shell ...
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Completely uninstall a program on Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm new to the Linux community and I recently switched from windows to linux. Of course, I'm used to uninstall my softwares using the obvious ways on Windows, and I even knew that I should manually ...
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Removing Ubuntu without loosing data

Dear all I want to remove ubuntu 14.04 and try Centos without using dual boot (to save space) this is the only OS I have in my labtop. Do I will loose all data in my home directory and Downloads ...
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Remove hibernated Windows8.1 from Dualboot System with Linux

I have a dual boot system Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / Win8.1. Windows is hibernated because it stuck up while updating and never got past 100%. I know you can fix that but I just want to get rid of Windows. ...
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why can't completely remove ro say uninstall nginx?

apt-get --purge remove nginx Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer ...
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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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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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What does icon size means?

Looking for boot repair program, I looked at this: What does the size icon means? If they the same, why two icons? And the most important, how to uninstall the needless one?
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How to uninstall Universal Media Server

I would like to uninstall the Universal Media Server, but can't find on it's site a how to. I am new to Ubuntu 14.04LTS, new to Ubuntu period as well as old (in age appr. 72yo). So have pity on me and ...
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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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Cannot remove openjdk without having an older version installed, how can I do so?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit with Oracle Java installed, hence I would like to uninstall openjdk, but when I try to uninstall it via the command line I get the following output: ~$ sudo apt-get ...
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“Failed to start session” after uninstalling PulseAudio

I had downloaded and installed PulseAudio, as I read that it could possibly work with 14.04; it didn't. I uninstalled it through Synaptic Package Manager, then while uninstalling, icons started to be ...
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VLC crashes on playing WMV after installing (and removing) FFmpeg

I have Xubuntu 14.04. I added the ppa:jon-severinsson/ffmpeg repo and then installed ffmpeg and frei0r-plugins. After doing that VLC started crashing on playing WMV files. All WMV files cause it to ...
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How to remove graphic card drivers

I'm completely new at linux so i need some help please. I just bought a NVIDIA Quadro k 600 graphic card and i need to install it in my computer which has instead an Intel Q45/Q43. The quick ...
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wubi uninstallation 12.04.3

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 from USB stick inside Windows 7 as it asked for three options to install inside windows to install as its primary OS to do something else I chose to install inside ...
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Uninstall ubuntu from external hard drive + remove bootloader from internal hd

I have created a bootable usb stick with linuxlive and Ubuntu.I then tried to install ubuntu on my external harddrive. However I guess I wrongly picked the drive where the boot section is installed, ...
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I can not uninstall skype from the Ubuntu Software Center

I tried opening ubuntu software center to uninstall skype, but it doesn't list ANY software under the installed tab. it doesn't list my firefox browser, skype, or anything else. What do I do now?
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install ubuntu on an external hard disc

Not long ago I bought a new PC brand Lenovo. I make W7 install because some Windows programs interest me and I need them. From the Ubuntu website I downloaded 14.04. LTS and I burned on a DVD. Now it ...
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Trying to clean up my MBR's

I curently have at least two Grub's installed on my HD. Iḿ trying to use a couple of tools to configure the one currently in use (I guess that is the one on /dev/sda). More precise, I want to load ...
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Removing remains of lubuntu-desktop also removed kubuntu-desktop

I've converted Lubuntu to Kubuntu by installing kubuntu-desktop. After do-release-upgrade I removed the remains of Lubuntu using the following command: sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove abiword ...
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Can't remove LibreOffice Writer from Launcher

I updated from LibreOffice 3.4 to 4.1. Then I uninstalled 3.4. The links to Libreoffice in the Launcher still worked, but I wanted to use the main LibreOffice icon instead of the individual app ...
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Uninstalling Firefox means installing KDE

I'm running Ubuntu with Gnome-shell. For reasons outside of this question, I needed to temporarily uninstall Firefox. I had no other browser installed at that time. On entering sudo apt-get ...
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Installed Ubuntu on another drive, got rid of the drive, and dual boot screen is still coming up

EDIT: I am not asking how to uninstall Ubuntu. The drive it was installed on is now gone. I did not uninstall it before I pulled it out. On start up the dual boot screen is still showing up and asking ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why did Kubuntu Break Ubuntu's desktop theme on uninstall?

For some reason. After I uninstalled kubuntu. The file icon and wifi drop down menu of my default ubuntu theme is completely wrong. The colour of the backgrounds for it are wrong too. I don't know ...
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How to remove libglew1.10 without killing ubuntu desktop

I am on Ubuntu 14.04. If I do sudo apt-get remove libglew1.10 ubuntu-desktop and unity will be removed, I accidentally do it once and I had to go to recovery mode to reinstall everything back. I ...
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Ubuntu/Grub Not leaving Boot Menu (Win 10)

I've scoured the internet trying to fix this. Browsed every possible solution from questions answered on this page but I simply can not remove ubuntu/grub fully from my PC. So, I originally started ...
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How to remove uninstalled keyboard from panel bar?

I am new to Ubuntu and from Burma (Myanmar) country. Previously I installed some of our language keyboards into my Ubuntu. After that I uninstalled them because they were not stable. But they still ...
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Problem uninstalling laptop-mode-tools

I am new to Ubuntu and was playing around with some battery saving tools. I first installed tlp, tried it and uninstalled it. Then I got laptop-mode-tools using tar and uninstalled it using ...
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uninstall Canon MX492 printer driver

What is the general method to uninstall drivers in Ubuntu? I need to get rid of the Canon Pixma mx492 driver to see if it improves the chances of the device being visible as a USB device in ...