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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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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Uninstall grub without uninstallng ubuntu?

I have dual boot laptop .I need to uninstall Grub do remove some features from windows-8.1 .can i remove grub without affecting ubuntu and Windows ?So that i can install grub and it will restore all ...
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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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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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Manually Uninstall GDAL

I followed a ./configure, make, make install approach when I originally installed GDAL on my Ubuntu machine, but now I want to upgrade to 1.10. Unfortunately, I want to use apt to perform the ...
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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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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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Removing Xubuntu

Dear all I have used the following tutorial to install Xubuntu desktop environment. https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/alternative But unfortunately it removes my Unity desktop ...
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MATLAB installation in home folder

Im a relatively new user on the ubuntu 14.04 OS and have little experience with the system. Earlier this week I tried to install our all favorite matlab software package. Due to a confusion that I ...
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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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Administrator User Issues with Postgresql 9.3, Can't Uninstall

I've read every other related question available here. None of them are having the same problem or provide solutions. I need to uninstall Postgres. When I go to the var/lib directory to edit the ...
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Troubles finding .wine folder

I have installed linux mint on a friends computer for them and I also installed Wine so that she could play Sims on it. The operating system is running off a 100gb ssd so I tried to configure wine to ...
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How would I removed grub2 from my bootloader?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 to my external hard drive but I accidentally left my computer's main drive mounted and for some reason grub was put on my bootloader. Anyone know how I can remove it from my ...
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How do I know if I'm in a jail, container, snapshot, etc. environment?

I received a machine (Ubuntu 12.04 server) from a coworker when he left the company. I created my own user as sudo/admin and used the machine for months. After rebooting for the first time since I was ...
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Removing Universal Access features removes ubuntu-mate-desktop

I am in no way impaired and want to remove every and all features of my ubuntu-mate distribution that I definitely do not need --- to free up as much space as possible (I only have 8 Gigs of space). ...
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Uninstalling program

I have installed Xilinx ISE IDE following this tutorial: Install Xilinx Ise on the Ubuntu and now I want to uninstall it but I have no idea how to do it cause there is no tutorial for this.
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Everything gone after apt-get remove python2.7

I recently upgraded to ubuntu 14.04 and I installed python2.7 and 3.4 both so I wanted to just keep 3.4 and I knew apt-get remove python would mess up with whole Distro of mine, So I being specific ...
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Trouble with GRUB

I wanted to remove my Ubuntu part of my Ubuntu and Win 8 dualboot, so I deleted the Ubuntu partition, ran EasyBCD and rebooted the computer. Grub was still there. So I read some guide that told me to ...
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Uninstall GRUB2 from Windows 8.1 pre-installed PC

So, I've read in numerous sites that after uninstalling Ubuntu (I have Ubuntu 14.04) I have to restore my EFI partition or something like that, however these fixes seem to be for MBR formatting, my ...
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Uninstall Reaver 1.4 from ubuntu 12.04

I did install reaver 1.4 from the following two commands. Now I have to remove it, how can I do that ? $ sudo apt-get install libpcap-dev sqlite3 libsqlite3-dev libpcap0.8-dev $ wget ...
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14.04 Development | Unity not going away

So I have been coding for a while now, and a few days ago, I decided I'd try out making an Ubuntu-based distro. Everything was going great: I had my software picked out, had my kernel configured ...
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Remove ubuntu 13.10 alongside 14.04

I have installed ubuntu 13.10 alongside 14.04 on another hard-drive partition. Now I want to remove 13.10, how can I do it?
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Remove unneeded package after update and install

I am trying to get a basic and simple installation of Ubuntu 14.04. First I executed update and install and later I start to remove all my docs from /usr/share/doc/* but I want to keep removing some ...
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How to get rid of cloud-init?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 image as my base box for vagrant. Unfortunately this base box contains cloud-init which causes many problems during starting-up the machine: ...
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Unable to uninstall xbox driver

I've used the following article to install xbox 360 drivers on my Elementary OS Luna installation http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/07/dealing-with-xbox-controllers-in-ubuntu Now, I'm facing some ...
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How do I remove these nvidia components

Screen-shot of terminal: Using purge won't get rid of it, how do I remove these components?
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Uninstall activemq from ubuntu (Troubleshoots with libactivemq-java)

I am trying to uninstal activemq using: sudo apt-get autoremove activemq . I get following report: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The ...
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How to remove mobile partner 21 from ubuntu 14.04?

I have installed mobile partner 21 in ubuntu 14.04 lts. I want to remove it due to security issues. Please help me remove it.
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Ubuntu DVD won't boot

I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, but as I can't start Windows, I tried uninstalling Ubuntu from within itself. I downloaded os-uninstaller, but that works only with the "Try Ubuntu" option ...
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How to uninstall Xubuntu and Grub to have only one system?

here is my problem: I have on my laptop Xubuntu installed in dual boot with Debian. Xubuntu was the first OS installed, so it manages grub. I want to uninstall it and only keep Debian. How can I do ...
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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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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 ...