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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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 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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Problem in installing/uninstalling wubi

I tried to install ubuntu by wubi file but while installing my computer lost power supply so again i tried to install now it is asking to uninstall previous installation but if i choose option to ...
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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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Some troubles updating texlive-full

I have several problems in updating my packages in ubuntu 13.04. In particular when I run the update manager it showed me that there were some problems with the following packages: tex-common ...
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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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Cannot purge GNOME-shell

Hi I have a problem with a GNOME and I want to uninstall it and then re-install it while I'm trying to uninstalling it the terminal says like this: emanodeh@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get purge ...
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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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Unable to Install or Uninstall a Program

I'm unable to install or uninstall any software using Ubuntu Software Center. I've installed Wine. When I launch Terminal client, it vanishes after a while. Below is the error: There seems to be a ...
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Can't find wireless connections after latest update, can't play any of my music in rhythmbox

After the latest automatic upgrade (now my desktop looks more like Windows, with drop-down menus along the top rather than on the left side) I can't find my wireless networks! There has always been a ...
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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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If I install Ubuntu from CD/USB am I able to return default windows bootscreen if for some reason I want to unistall ubuntu?

As title says. Am I able to go back to default windows 8 boot screen? Do I need Windows 8 DVD for it?
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HP recovery discs to re-install Windows 8 and remove Ubuntu?

So I really need to go back to Windows 8 because I cant play any of my steam games and so on. Can I use my HP recovery discs to Factory Reset (Erase Hard Drive) and will it re-install windows and ...
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removing libraries after uninstallation

I removed abiword, from software center, and did autoremove and autoclean. I wanted to upgrade my system and it shows that Libabiword and abiword-common needs to be upgraded. I was surprised to see ...
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Any effort to get fancontrol uninstalled fails repeatedly

Below is what I am experiencing trying to remove fan control for the purposes of re-installing it. package concmv is missing a newline is what bother me. I try to remove convmv to no avail. Any ...
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Uninstall Dovecot from Ubuntu Server 12.04

I don't need POP/IMAP related service for my server so I have disabled Dovecot but I want to completely remove all package related to Dovecot. There are many packages with similar name and I am not ...
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how to properly uninstall konakart from ubuntu?

I was following these instructions but some of the steps were described in a later stage. I installed konakart by running sudo ./KonaKart-7.2.0.0-Linux-Install-64 but instead I should have ran sudo ...
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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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I updated from 13.04 to 13.10, and now Ubuntu won't boot at all

I think something must have gone wrong with the update process from 13.04 to 13.10, as I now have duplicate entries for each option in my boot menu when I turn on my computer. When I attempt to boot ...
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want to know which programs I can safely uninstall if I just use my 12.04 box as headless plex server

I seem to have a ton of stuff unnecessarily loading up with my ubuntu 12.04 box that I just use as a plex media server. I don't use the graphical element of it at all. I merely just log in ssh when ...
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how to completely uninstall psx2?

I am having problems in uninstalling psx2 from ubuntu 13.04. Can any one have solution.There is no options for uninstalling psx2 whatsoever.
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I am trying to uninstall a version of PCRE, but doing so prompts the deletion of >1GB of files

I just installed Ubuntu, and I'm trying to get all the dependencies for wxwidgets, which depends on glib, which suggests a build of pcre version 8.13 or greater. I had used sudo apt-get libpcre3 ...
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How can I uninstall Files (nautilus) and use PcManFM as my default file manager?

I've installed "File Manager PcManFM" and now I want to uninstall the default file explorer "Files" from my Ubuntu and make PcManFM my default explorer. I tried sudo apt-get remove file but it didn't ...
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Uninstalling broken Ubuntu 12.04 — weird scenario

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS after my Win 8.1 Pro Preview license expired. (using Wubi-- other route wasn't working, before you tell me that Wubi + Win8 X( ) 2 things happened which I neither ...
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Libreoffice auto-restores user profile

I encountered a problem with Libreoffice Writer today. The problem is that, when I insert a picture and change the anchor from 'as a character' to 'to a paragraph' I am unable to move the picture from ...
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Need to free up space on Windows 7 - ok to remove ubtuntu root disks stored on that OS?

Novice alert I'm running two OS on my laptop: Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7. I've got to the point where I must free up some space on the Windows OS. The main folder that's eating up space currently is ...
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Cannot see an option to remove Vpn one Click

I installed VpnOneClick onto my machine, I want to remove it as it doesn't seen to sit well with my Laptop. When i go into the software depository I don't see it listed. Is there a way to hard remove ...
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Undo boot repair

Now that I want to uninstall ubuntu, do I need to revert boot repair's actions in someway because that was needed to get windows 8 booting in UEFI mode in GRUB In the end I'm deleting my Linux ...
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Uninstalling Ubuntu 12.04

I installed Ubuntu alongside my Windows 8 in a dual boot set-up but I didn't like it as much as I thought I would and now I would like to remove it. I have read over steps to do this ( restoring MBR ...
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“Failure to download extra data files” pop-up after installing/uninstalling ttf-mscorefonts-installer

I had to install Wine for some purpose,and with Wine,it's dependency ttf-mscorefonts-installer had to be installed. While installing Wine through Synaptic, in first attempt, ...
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Uninstall nouveau

How to completely remove nouveau to install the driver Nvidia? I tried to install the Nvidia driver as on ubuntu wiki but to no avail. All writes exactly what nouveau is. Tried to add to the blacklist ...