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

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How to remove a package providing a service without stopping the service?

I currently have the uwsgi package installed. I would like to remove the package but leave the current uWSGI instances running. Is this possible? (Yes, I do realize the service will only continue ...
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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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How to uninstall all non-default software?

I want to essentially reset Ubuntu 14.04 to factory settings, but I want to keep my unity preferences and my python packages. I'm thinking I should just uninstall all software that aren't factory ...
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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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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 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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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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reset to factory conditions?

Is it possible to reset Ubuntu 14.04 to factory conditions or remove all programs. I tried Ubuntu advanced option (safe mode). I'm new to Ubuntu.
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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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Unable to completely purge fglrx

I've got 14.04 and installed the proprietary AMD Catalyst 14.6 using the Generate Distribution Specific Driver Package Option described in the Installer notes. I'd now like to change to 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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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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Remove Multiple Players from Ubuntu Sound Menu is not working on 14.04

The fallowing procedure is not working: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/07/how-to-remove-multiple-players-from-ubuntu-sound-menu I have tried to put vlc there with no success. Any help?
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How to Definitely remove OSX after successful Dualboot

I've been running OSX 10.6.8 and Ubuntu-Studio 12.04 on my Macbookpro 5'5 for a couple of weeks now.I barely do anything on OSX anymore so I see no reason to keep using disk space for it. So now I ...
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I want to reinstall my Ubuntu, and I want to delete my partitions but I don't know if there were any recovery partitions installed

So, I installed Ubuntu and I have the problem of "Running on low graphics mode". I've tried every advice to fix this, but none of them seem to work. I want to reinstall Ubuntu, as I think I may have ...
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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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How to restore Windows 8 after Debian then Ubuntu installs

I have lost the ability to boot into Windows 8 on my new computer. Here is the sequence of events that led to this: I installed the newest version of Debian by resizing the main partition and ...
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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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How do I uninstall 13.04

The install procedure worked until reboot. I installed 13.04 alongside Windows XP. But booting from the grub menu results in a blank screen. XP professional is on one disk, and 13.04 on another disk. ...
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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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Graphics driver troubles

I have an hp pavilion g6 and have just recently switched to ubuntu 12.10 but im having issues with the graphics driver, the graphics are really slow and the brightness wont change and is stuck on max. ...
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Error running cisco vpn client ubuntu 10.04 server. How to fix it?

I've been struggling to get cisco vpn working on an ubuntu 10.04.3 server with a 2.6.32-35-server kernel. i followed the lamnk.com tutorial. i installed my linux kernel sources this way 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 can I uninstall 64-bit Ubuntu to install 32-bit?

Wubi has automatically installed 64-bit Ubuntu on my 32-bit Windows Vista laptop. Virtually every action in Ubuntu is now met with an error message. Can I cleanly remove this installation and ...
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installed proprietary driver and i lost all sound

I previously only had right channel sound from my ALC HD 883 Realtek soundcard running 12.10. I tried most everything from the troubleshooting guides and decided to try installing the proprietary ...
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iMac remove OS and install Ubuntu

I have a 2010 iMac, that is now out of warranty. I was wondering if there was a way to completely remove the Apple OS and install a clean version of Ubuntu, with no remaining Apple OS (like you can ...
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Clean uninstall of kernel

During installation of ubuntu kernel 3.5.0.20-33 sthg. wrong happened, I guess during initramfs. How can I cleanly uninstall the kernel? apt-get remove --purge linux-image-3.5.0.20 and re-installing ...
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Upgrade Kubuntu 11.10 to 12.10 I get error code that 11.10 is outdated

I installed Kubuntu 11.10 on top of Windows 7. Everything works fine. I tried to update 11.10 to 12.10 and I get error Code that 11.10 is outdated and not supported. Update stops. I downloaded 12.10 ...
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Delete Ubuntu and Grub from PC (and BIOS unaccessible)

I've really done a mess while upgrading 12.04 to 12.10, or my PC did, or ubuntu did, I can't really tell. The situation now is I have a dual booting machine, Windows 7 and ubuntu 12.10 -When turning ...
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When uninstalling all GRUB packages for EC2 AMI build script, how do I bypass prompting?

When I try to uninstall all GRUB packages from the cloud-image version of Ubuntu I use in AWS EC2, I get an interactive prompt. I need put this all in a script under automation, so prompts need to be ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu 10.04 LTS run side by side with windows 7?

i am new to Ubuntu. And I have installed the ubunti 10.04 LTS into my computer. i choose to install ubuntu to run side by side with Windows 7. Now i want to uninstall ubuntu. but i cannot find the ...
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Uninstall selected packages by date

Is there a way to uninstall all packages that were installed in a span of time between 1 min? I tried using the synaptic package manager but I can't find any filter to be able to check only the ...
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Can log in as root but not user

My system said there were updates available and I went ahead and updated. Now when it boots up I can sign in as root but not my other id (just User). It prompts me and when I try to sign in as User it ...
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How do you remove a “bad” installation of xboxdrv-ubuntu

I tried to use XboxDRV-Ubuntu today. I think the install is corrupted, because there is no joystick thing in the settings (worked quite a few days ago), joysticks aren't detected, etc. The ...
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How to remove all traces of a bad install

I tried installing Ubuntu, and it seemed to work. However, I messed up and put it on the wrong drive. Then I panicked,and tried to remove it. So now, when I try to install it after removing all I can, ...
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Uninstall Calibri font, installed from Windows' font directory

I use a PC with both Ubuntu and Windows 7. I tried to install the Calibri font in Ubuntu by opening the calibri.ttf file found under the Windows/Fonts directory using Font Viewer and clicked on the ...
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How to completely remove Qt environment?

How to completely remove Qt environment? I installed Qt Creator Integrated Development from the Ubuntu Software Center, then I compiled and installed Qt 4.8.6. There were few errors when I try to ...
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Issue regarding Swap in Ubuntu 14.04

As on my way of Ubuntu Installation, I have encountered an issue regarding swap area. I have selected the root area and i was trying to install Ubuntu on my Windows Disk partition everything was ...
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Removing BlueZ and friends packages completely in Ubuntu 14.04

Am using a Dell Inspiron N4110 laptop. It is running Ubuntu 14.04 amd64 and Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (both fresh installations) in dual-boot configuration. The laptop has Atheros WLAN + Bluetooth 4.0. ...
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How to install a orig.tar.gz installed package

Hey all I downloaded this file (http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/laptop-mode-tools) but can't seem to be able to uninstall it. I tried looking online as well as the README file but there is only ...
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Uninstall-Ubuntu.exe doesnt start win8

I started to install ubutu 14 and then installition wasnt response so i closed my computer.Then i tried to install it again but it keep sayin that previous installition was detected remove it before ...
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Problems uninstalling Ubuntu/Grub on a Windows 8 Laptop

I have tried to uninstall Ubuntu on my dual-booted Windows 8 laptop and seem to be having issues with removing the GRUB startup thing. When it starts up, the GRUB "menu" just says, "GNU GRUB version ...
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Totally remove unity from Ubuntu 14.04 with its dependencies and configurations

My unity is damaged. I need to reinstall it but when I reinstall it nothing changes. Nothing is fixed. I tried reinstalling it from the software centre. (packages "ubuntu-desktop" and "unity"). I ...
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How do I uninstall a program that I did not install using apt-get

I have installed a program called LIGGGHTS by following the installation instructions in this link: https://github.com/CFDEMproject/LIGGGHTS-PUBLIC/wiki/Installing-LIGGGHTS-on-Ubuntu-12.x I had ...
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Removing livewallpaper.

I can not seem to find any resources regarding the removal of livewallpaper, a google search yields nothing on the topic and I have been driven to ask you guys. I have little knowledge of ubuntu or ...