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Simply type in sudo apt-get remove wine and let it uninstall wine. If there is a package in your machine that is truly installed called wine-staging-i simply type in sudo apt-get remove wine-staging-i and it will remove that package. If it claims that wine-staging-i is not apparent on your machine... it means it isn't. You can also use Systemback - A free ...


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I finally uninstall MySQL completely, and reinstall it using these lines : Remove all files related to MySQL sudo apt-get purge mysql* sudo apt-get autoremove sudo apt-get autoclean Then upgrade my distribution sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Then install MySQL sudo apt-get install mysql-server That's all.


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To remove mysql completely from your system run following command in terminal sudo apt-get purge mysql-server mysql-client mysql-common mysql-server-core-5.5 mysql-client-core-5.5 sudo rm -rf /etc/mysql /var/lib/mysql sudo apt-get autoremove sudo apt-get autoclean Hope it helps.


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I Have solved the problem, BIG tnx to the people that helped me. The only thing i had to do wast to make so that the cd was in first boot place or something like that. Tnx again.


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Sorry to hear about that! There's no need of killing any computer! Simply install another operating system (OS). Any OS you like. During the install process it will probably ask you where you want it installed. Choose erase ENTIRE disk and install. After erasing entire disk, it will probably ask you for a new partition. Create a new partition any way you see ...


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If you machine is a UEFI machine, use the EFI menu which some function key at power-up brings up to select Windows. See superuser site for a permanent fix in changing the boot order in Windows. If a legacy machine, sometimes the recovery media is still not sufficient to reset the boot (all the instructions are assuming you can bring up a recovery ...


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Open System -> Preferences -> Personal -> Startup Applications (or run mate-session-properties) and there's actually "Tilda" there, just waiting to be disabled xD It surely gives that extra ~40MB of free RAM and unnoticably speeds-up boot! If it's just a matter of keyboard shourtcuts, Tilda got nice preferences for everything.


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This answer is based on Seth's answer, and is intended to solve a small problem that I was facing on my machine (Ubuntu 14.04) when I tried to execute his first command: sudo apt-get purge abiword abiword-common abiword-plugin-grammar abiword-plugin-mathview alacarte argyll cups-pk-helper epiphany-browser epiphany-browser-data evolution evolution-common ...


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It is a known bug for the moment, the cpu also runs at 100% with this bug. A quick fix is, open the program named software & updates uncheck unsupported updates(xenial-backports). This fixes the problem for now.


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The permissions are wrong on one of your folders in your $PATH do a echo $PATH and look at all your folders mine looks like /usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/games the folders are seperated by :'s then cd to every folder and ls -l to see permissions if the folder is not 755 (drwxr-xr-x) then do a ...


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You can boot up with an Ubuntu live USB or CD and use the following command in a terminal window to fix the MBR. dd if=/usr/lib/syslinux/mbr/mbr.bin of=/dev/sda


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I am still using ubuntu-tweak on 14.04. It works nicely, and its janitor only requires a single click and two times typing the sudo password; and old modules and kernel stuff is gone for good. I find that far better than the other "manual procedures" listed so far.


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https://utappia.org/2016/03/28/ucaresystem-core-v3-0-released-and-available-in-ppa/ this one works quite well and thorough and safely.


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I'd recommend letting apt handle this for you, using the command: sudo apt-get autoremove That should do everything you need. Once the process is complete, it's worthwhile checking the filesystem locations that Zanna has mentioned in her answer. On a sidenote, I prefer to keep at least one old kernel version that I know works, just incase the current ...


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This answer tells how to do it the command line way. I always use this way for packaged kernels but there are some other places you should look to make sure everything is really and truly gone! So my complete process would be to open a terminal and type uname -r Write it down & for whatever you love most, do not hurt anything with that release number, ...


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If you want to uninstall Ubuntu completely from your windows 7, it can be done in two parts. If you only remove the Ubuntu, it can cause Grub error, so the second part is to repair the Windows boot loader. Part 1: Uninstall Ubuntu in Windows Part 2: Fix windows 7 boot loader There are two ways fixing MBR in windows: First, fix MBR with command prompt ...


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The following bash script should do what you describe. You may want to put an echo in front of the rm the first time you run it, just to make sure that it's going to do what you expect. #!/bin/bash if test -d "$1" then from="$1" else echo "could not find source directory \`$1'" >&2 exit 1 fi if test -d "$2" then to="$2" else ...


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If you'd installed the netbeans through Ubuntu software center it is enough to use the same to uninstall it. It is a very simple process. Go to Ubuntu software center and select the select the netbeans ide and uninstall it. If it is installed via terminal, then locate the netbean directory normally(usr/local/netbean) and run the uninstall file uninstall.sh. ...


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Probably you just need to remove skype-bin too: sudo apt purge skype-bin


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Did you use: sudo apt-get remove in order to uninstall skype? Perhaps something is not been deleted as it should be. Try to run this instead: sudo apt-get --purge remove <program name> Then reboot the system. I suggest you to install BleachBit to clean your OS. Check your Home if something is still there, press: CTRL + H to see hidden ...


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sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove visual-studio-code This should remove the files (of visual-studio-code), its configuration files and the dependencies.


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The bad thing about installing other Desktop environments is they install a lot of extra packages and it is sometimes hard to find and remove all of them. Start by running this command: sudo apt-get purge abiword abiword-common abiword-plugin-grammar abiword-plugin-mathview alacarte argyll cups-pk-helper epiphany-browser epiphany-browser-data evolution ...


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sudo dpkg --remove visual-studio-code This will remove the software (including the Dash icon/desktop entry). I think that this method will leave the configuration information around (if you re-install); there's also a purge option on dpkg that will remove this information as well. sudo dpkg --purge visual-studio-code


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First some clarification : qemu is a metapackage, depending on all other qemu-related packages. As I use the synaptic package management tool which has the possibility to save the complete installation history of all time, I am able to tell you which packages are installed alongside qemu. Commit Log for Thu Apr 21 18:34:38 2016 Installed the following ...


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purge remove will remove about everything regarding the package packagename, but not the dependencies established during installation. sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove [packagename] This will remove the package along with the configuration files and dependencies. You may like to have a walk through following links: How to completely remove any program ...


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I think your first command is only purging the wine package, which is just a dependency for the others. sudo apt-get purge "^wine.*" should purge every package on your system starting with the word 'wine'. Note that apt-get uses regular expressions for pattern matching, hence the ^ and .*


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Simply running sudo apt remove --purge wine* should remove the wine packages and not result in any additional installations. Sidenotes * is acting as wildcard here apt and apt-get are similar commands - while they are not 1:1 the same. apt seems to be the future. --purge results in removing the user-related configs as well and not just the package ...


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I once tried apt-get purge apt-get in a vm and it worked, but I would never do this on a real pc. Many programs (for example Libre office) had also been removed.


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Running apt-get purge <packagename> Will remove not only the packages, but the configuration files as well.


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Reboot your system and press Control-Alt-F1 to get to a text terminal. Log in there and type the following: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get install --reinstall lightdm


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To be honest it would be better to back up for files and all config files in the Home folder and do a fresh install of Ubunutu. If not try this: Start by running this command: Uninstall just ubuntu-gnome-desktop sudo apt-get remove ubuntu-gnome-desktop sudo apt-get remove gnome-shell This will remove just the ubuntu-gnome-desktop package itself. ...


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I had the same issue. First I uninstalled the application, then I deleted all references from the following folder: /usr/share/applications /usr/local/share/applications ~/.local/share/applications Rebooted.... If not install this MENU editor: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:caldas-lopes/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ezame and delete ...


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Don't worry you can remove/dissable it from command line. Try this first, gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Lenses disabled-scopes "['more_suggestions-amazon.scope', 'more_suggestions-u1ms.scope', 'more_suggestions-populartracks.scope', 'music-musicstore.scope', 'more_suggestions-ebay.scope', 'more_suggestions-ubuntushop.scope', ...


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I have got it.I just had to delete ubuntu partition and use that unallocated space either as a new volume or use it to expand other drives...Done. The method works like a charm.


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imagemagick may be a dependency for other pieces of software run apt-cache showpkg imagemagick to see what packages depend on imagemagick to run However if you want to force a removal, this may cause unintended consequences! run sudo dpkg --purge --force-all imagemagick


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You can do this in a terminal window sudo apt remove --purge imagemagick But doing it you will remove also other software that you may need, like parts of the printing system. My recomendation? don't remove image magic


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Had to uninstall this PPA. The rest of the instructions worked as expected, and my original Firefox profile was restored. sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-daily/firefox-aurora


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Not sure what version of windows you are using but you could try putting in the disc and try the repair .. it should overwrite the grub and reinstall the windows boot loader. If you are using Windows 10 you click on the repair link then troubleshoot.. then advanced options finally start up repair and it should have one entry with your windows listed choose ...


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Manually edit .local/share/applications/mimeapps.list and remove any lines with wine. I noticed that installing a package may add lines to the file, but uninstalling it will not update this file. It would be too risky, I guess. Also, cd to ~/.local/share/mime, and remove all occurrences of wine: find and delete lots of files called x-wine..., and remove ...


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The basic steps will be: 1 - Copy files from your D drive to somewhere that won't be deleted 2 - Delete and repartition your drive to be a single drive again, (you will need repartitioning software for this and as far as I know it is not supported under Windows without third party software. I'd suggest Gparted here to do this (make a USB stick with it, ...



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