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

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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 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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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Need help removing a program

I'd installed vim using apt-get, but in my infinite wisdom, I decided to uninstall it and try installing from source. I don't know why, but the end result was kind of borked up. I'm trying to ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu Without Breaking Windows 8.1 Pro Installation

I have a Dell Inspiron 17-3721 With Windows 8 Preinstalled, I upgraded to 8.1, then 8.1 Pro W/ MC, I later installed Ubuntu 14.04 as a second OS. I want to uninstall ubuntu to make more space for my ...
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I want to completely remove all traces of Libreoffice 3x

I've heard that Libreoffice 4 is a great improvement over the old versions. I've just re-installed Ubuntu 12.04 (because I've used ot a lot and it's still supported). So, I did the apt-get remove on ...
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(Xubuntu)How to 'Right Click-Delete' apps in the Applications Menu, like the uninstall feature in Unity

Right clicking reveals several options for the selected app, but I cant actually uninstall the app, instead I have to open the Software Center and manually uninstall. Is there a way to simplify this ...
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I've installed Latest Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.2 LTS but the old OS (Windows Small Business Server 2003)still showing

I have bought a fairly old server, HP ML110 G4, it has 3GB RAM & 250GB space. After installing Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.2 & selecting to erase the old OS on install, I find the old OS is still ...
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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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How to uninstall program installed from tar.xz and save Nvidia settings?

I recently made the switch to Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 and I'm really liking it so far. However there are a few issues I came across while trying to make my experience better. I need redshift and I ...
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can't uninstall unotelly - dns problem

Hi I have installed unotelly using these suggested procedure: Terminal Method 1 - Easy Way using our Preconfigured File: Open Terminal Enter wget www.unotelly.com/downloads/resolv.conf.ubuntu Enter ...
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Uninstall Eclipse Indigo

I have a preinstalled Eclipse Indigo on my ubuntu 12.04 that I want to uninstall. When I try sudo apt-get remove eclipse what I get is: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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I deleted the Ubuntu partition and extended the Windows 8 one?

Now when I try to start my computer I get GNU GRUB minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. How do Ifix my computer so I can run Windows again? So I've found I can press F11 to load the boot menu. ...
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How to remove ANY files related to a certain application that is not a package?

I downloaded Telegram (https://telegram.org/) and put the unzipped directory with the two executable files in /usr/bin. Later I removed it there and put it into /opt. I also created a .desktop-file in ...
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Uninstalling Eclipse

whenever I try uninstall eclipse, I get that it's not installed. sudo apt-get autoremove eclipse Package 'eclipse' is not installed, so not removed 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 462 ...
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How do i clean all the files and folder as well as the installations on my ubuntu 14.04 lts server?

Its as the question says, How do i clean all the files, folder and the installations as well on my ubuntu 14.04 LTS VPS? I want to clean it all so that it will appear just like a fresh VPS. Thank ...
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Can't uninstall wine

I've downloaded a beta version of wine from the ubuntu software center, but ti wasn't what i was looking for so I tried to uninstall it from there wich I couldn't, I know almost nothing about ubuntu ...
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Uninstalling OpenCV in 14.04

I have read various topics regarding the uninstallation of OpenCV, but haven't been able to do so. Partly because I am noob and mainly because those haven't been very much detailed as to how to use ...
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How to completely uninstall ET: Legacy 64 bit from Ubuntu 14.10?

I wasted my whole day trying to install and play ET: Legacy 64 bit on my 64 bit Deepin 2014.2 (based on Ubuntu 14.10) system. I installed the legacy drivers later on when I got a VM_create error. ...
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GRUB refuses to uninstall

I recently uninstalled Ubuntu and reinstalled it on an external HDD. By mistake I selected my laptop's ssd as the location of the bootloader. I decided to do the install all over again and this time ...
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How to delete Nautilus - Files completely in Ubuntu 14.04LTS

I have tried: sudo apt-get remove nautilus sudo apt-get remove --purge nautilus In the Ubuntu Software Center, it seems nautilus is uninstalled: On the other hand, I have also done the ...
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Uninstall google earth pro

I installed google earth pro because google was giving away free keys, I installed it with a bin file and I can't use it or uninstall it :\ This is a portion of the files discovered when typing ...
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How to Uninstall Ubuntustudio 14.04 Running Alongside Windows 7

I mistakenly selected Run Alongside Windows instaed of dual-boot when installing Ubuntustudio from a flash drive. What I wanted was to make two partitions, but what happened was I installed a virtual ...
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Can not install or remove anything due to a package error?

I recently installed a Python framework called kivy (python-kivy). Somehow I couldn't complete the installation due to some error. I tried sudo apt-get remove the package, but it's not working. Due to ...
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Can't get rid of Pipelight!

I'm trying to completely remove Pipelight for a clean reinstall, but I keep getting an annoying little hiccup. E: The package pipelight-multi needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for ...
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Wine isn't going away! Yikes!

I run Ubuntu 14.04 (I think) and recently installed Wine and Wine Pipelight. I have no idea what I was thinking, because now I can't get rid of them at all! I've run the purge command and tried to ...