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I tried to uninstall skype from the terminal and i think I already did because it says it cannot locate the package however when i turn the wifi off and on my skype contacts who are online appears at the bottom right of the screen and whenever I get a message I am still notified. I tried to search skype from my files but I cannot even find it and when I try to purge or remove it, it says unable to locate package. Help me!!!!!

i installed it by following the steps here: http://www.wikihow.com/Install-Skype-Using-Terminal-on-Ubuntu then i uninstalled it by sudo apt-get purge skype.

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Try this, one command at a time:
Disclaimer: I don't have access to an Ubuntu machine and so can't test these out.

sudo apt-get purge skype

sudo apt-get autoremove
rm -rf ~/.skype

If that doesn't work, try this:

sudo dpkg --remove skype
sudo dpkg --remove getskype-*
  • i did that but it says unable to locate file. – Zc Yhel Jun 1 '15 at 17:36
  • @ZcYhel After which command? – Parto Jun 1 '15 at 17:37
  • after the first one it says unable to locate – Zc Yhel Jun 1 '15 at 17:57
  • That's expected since you already removed it, just continue with the others. – Parto Jun 1 '15 at 17:58
  • it doesn't work. – Zc Yhel Jun 1 '15 at 18:07

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