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 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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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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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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uninstall ubuntu tweak

I'm having issues with Ubuntu Tweak because it wont let my system update. I think there's a bug because every time I try to install an app or update my pc Ubuntu Tweak keeps telling it can't install ...
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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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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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Revert accidental uninstall of Windows

I followed some instructions to uninstall Ubuntu on my HDD because I would like to reinstall Ubuntu on an external HDD. I burned the image on a dvd. Unfortunately when starting the computer with the ...
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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 ...
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Is there any way to completely remove the launcher, not just hide it?

I would rather that the launcher did not appear whatsoever, even when I open dash. Is it possible to remove it, without removing unity? Hiding it works, but I don't like it being there with the dash, ...
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How do I get to installing a program when it says “to install this prgram you must first remove GLi binding for the gtk +tookit2.12 libgtk2.0-uil”

I'm trying to install qtqr, but I get a message that says: To install QtQr, these items must be removed Gli binding for gtk + toolkit2.12 libgtk2.0-cil How do I remove this item using the software ...
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KDE controls taking over applications in my unity session

Ubuntu 14.04. I tried out KDE now some applications (Firefox and others) in my Unity session have KDE controls instead of the proper gtk controls. Un-installing kubuntu-desktop does not help.
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how to remove ubuntu installed on windows partition

I thought i had done the partition properly but when I installed it Ubuntu was loaded on window partition now I'm trying to reset and start again I'm running windows xp
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Trusty Software Center: Remove Package Listing Under “Installed” dropdown menu

I removed a couple of software and packages. In the Ubuntu Software Center under the "Installed" drop down menu, the packages are still there. They have no function as when I click on it, it leads to ...
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remote install ubuntu server back to start?

I got a Ubuntu server where i have root access, i do not have access to it physically. There was a lot of random stuff on it when i got it. How can i install it back to clean, as it was in the ...
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How can I manually remove a corrupt package?

Currently I'm trying to remove MongoDB, but when I try to execute using one of the commands below; sudo apt-get purge mongodb mongodb-clients mongodb-server mongodb-dev sudo apt-get purge ...
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How to remove or uninstall utorrent webui?

first time I did the process of installation from this page How to install utorrent step by step? it worked properly, today (2nd day) I try and open it starting again the server from terminal and it ...
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Uninstalling Wine Software - Superantispyware

I was wondering if anyone knew of a command for the terminal to uninstall the program "superantispyware" that I installed through wine on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS using Wine; I attempted to do by using ...
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I installed Lubuntu alongside Windows Xp, How do i remove Lubuntu without harming XP

When I installed Lubuntu I didn't even think about it installing on the same partition as Windows XP. How do I uninstall Lubuntu without harming the windows xp OS or any of the documents and stuff?
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Uninstalling manually installed Oracle Java

I (naively) followed this guide: http://www.wikihow.com/Install-Oracle-Java-on-Ubuntu-Linux for JDK 8u5. Everything works fine, except I'm having some problems with JFrames that I wasn't having ...
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How can I remove DRM fron epub books using ADE and Calibre in Ubuntu?

I used to convert epub to mobi via Adobe Digital Editions and Calibre in windows XP after having removed the DRM. The removing procedure was very simple, I only had to install in Calibre some plugins ...
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Uninstalled TLP, or thought so, but still running and akward on 13.10

newbie question, I searched but couldn't find how to uninstall TLP, I installed it but pérformance is weird on 13.10 and I'm on a desktop so don't really need it, so I uninstalled it through Synaptic ...