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

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How did someone disable my Ubuntu bootloader?

I recently installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 on my Thinkpad. However, some idiot (who didn't know my password) accessed my computer while I was gone (after I hibernated it) and must have messed ...
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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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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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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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What is a correct way to remove old boost version and install new one?

I want to delete libboost1.54-dev(which I think was installed via sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends libboost-all-dev) and install libboost1.56-devon Ubuntu 14.04. Seems command sudo apt-...
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My ubuntu 15.10 packages uninstalled accidentally . How to get them back again?

I am new to ubuntu and I was trying to install wine1.7 in ubuntu 15.10. I was following this link from the ubuntu forum while facing problems in installing ubuntu... Wine 1.7 not installing on ...
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Weird Wine Packages w/ Weird Names - Can't Remove

So I tried to install some stupid game through Wine but the game is not originally in English and some weird things happened. Now I am stuck with these "apps" that go nowhere (it was unable to open - ...
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How to Reinstall or Remove Wacom Drivers

I'm a new user banging my head against the wall trying to get my Wacom tablets to work on Kubuntu 14.04. I have two tablets: a bigger, older Intuos 2, and a smaller, much newer Intuos Pen Small. I ...
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unsuccesful uninstalling of elementary theme

I install elementary theme on my Ubuntu 14.04 but It couldn't choose it at log in page, it wasn't there. So enter thissudo apt-get purge elementary-os and sudo apt-get remove elementary-os after that ...
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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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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. I'...
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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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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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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 to uninstall bitnami-orangehrm?

I have downloaded "bitnami-orangehrm-3.3.2-1-linux-installer.run" also I have installed it. Now i would like to uninstal it. because, I used wrong port number at the time of installation process. ...
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How do I start over installing Wordpress on 14.04?

I installed Wordpress on 14.04 last year and had a working website and login. I recently let the Blue host expire for it and removed the nameservers and link back to Tumblr. Without remembering this, ...
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Deleted single file, after reboot it's back

I have a file "Zkousky.ics" (calendar file, exams) on my desktop. Whenever I remove it, however, after reboot the file is back. I used several methods of removing, but the file is always coming back ...
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Recover My Windows partitions ,data and operating system(windows 10) from live USB Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my GPT(UEFI) kind of HP Notebook

Please solve my problem. Originally I had windows 10 with 4 drives (C: D: E: F:). Now after trying to install Ubuntu I have only a single partition of 930 GB and I am unable to see my data in it. I ...
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Evolution messages keeps coming back after uninstall and install

I am unable to perform a fresh installation of Evolution. I tried all the methods given in the post How do I completely remove Evolution?. But it doesn't help. After I uninstall and reinstall I end ...
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Laptop keeps booting to GNU GRUB after formatting Ubuntu partition

I formatted my Ubuntu partition, but my computer still boots to GNU GRUB. I tried creating a windows recovery thingy on a USB stick and using bootrec.exe /fixmbr and variants thereof, all of which ...
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Programs get uninstalled by themselves

I'm running Gnome 3 on Ubuntu 16.04. Last night when trying to install a new package via apt-get, I got the message "The following programs were installed but are no longer required", and then a huge ...
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Some USB drives cannot be removed savely

I have two USB 3.0 flash drives, the first hast 16GB and can be removed savely. The other one has 32GB and the menu entry 'remove safely' is not visible. Is this a matter of file system or partition ...
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How to remove a broken package?

Tor is broken and I have tried out this: sudo apt-get install --reinstall tor then sudo apt-get remove tor sudo rm tor I even tried apt-get autoremove tor But it throws me an error along the ...