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Not able to uninstall TLauncher from /opt [closed]

My brother has installed a TLauncher for Linux application in Ubuntu so that he could play Minecraft. Now I want to uninstall it, but I am not able to do so because it has been installed in the /opt ...
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firefox-locale-en

There is a package called firefox-locale-en on my system (Ubuntu 20.04 lts), even though I have uninstalled Firefox on the very first day. Is it safe to purge it with sudo apt purge firefox-locale-en? ...
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uninstall SRWare Iron browser [closed]

I installed SRWare iron browser through the command line. Now I want to remove it. I see that the command to remove software is sudo apt-get remove . I have tried iron.deb, iron64.deb, iron, srware ...
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Uninstall ubuntu software-center

Hi everyone my software center is stuck and i want to uninstall it any idea how i uninstall it ? because i tried a lot in it and it seems like it won't start again although it worked before version :...
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xampp uninstall

when I trying to uninstall the xampp server, then showing the dialog box with the message. OS. Ubuntu 19.10 (with windows 10)
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How to repair a broken Gnome?

My Gnome installation (Ubuntu 18.04) appears to be broken. After I log in, it displays some log messages and hangs. The last message says in effect "Starting Gnome." I've tried removing the ...
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USB Mount and Software Centre Issues - Ubuntu 18.04

Using Ubuntu 18.04, but have the following issues on my environment: Ubuntu software center does not work properly; USB device partition hasn't been made automatically during the installation;
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Strange splash screen at shutdown

I noticed that my Ubuntu 16.04 machine now has a very strange splash screen when shutting down: I do not recognize this logo and a google reverse image search has yielded no results. Does anyone ...
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Ubuntu utilities disappeared but still show up in “Show Applications”

Not sure, what the problem is. I have Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome. Today some of my apps, installed with GUI Ubuntu Software, stopped launching (for example: Thunderbird, Chromium, Discord). It's weird, I ...
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How to uninstall dolphin file manager

Hello i post the way i install dolphin to my ubuntu 18.04. flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists kdeapps --from ...
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How do I remove Brave completely?

Some time ago I installed Brave but I didn't like it, so I removed it with sudo apt-get remove --purge brave-browser. After some time I had to reinstall it because I needed a Chromium-based browser. ...
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Trouble removing an application [duplicate]

I have tried to remove makemkv multiple times and it is still here. I tried snap remove makemkv. And is said I don't have permission. I tried from the app store and it comes right back. Please tell me ...
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Errors while installing ubuntu-gnome-desktop

I was installing the above said software using sudo apt-get command,it finished with some errors. After I restarted the system, I have the new gnome environment but I have a black desktop wallpaper ...
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removing python installed from github

Note that in 19.10 the system python is 2.7 so this does not affect OS functions expecting python. I have not broken the system. I installed python3.9 from github (into 19.10) as an experiment and ...
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How to uninstall *old* versions of LibreOffice (6.2, 6.3…) not in Software Center?

How can we uninstall LibreOffice when installed from .debs via their website? These make no entries in the Software Center, so cannot be uninstalled that way. And following other guides such as How ...
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Removing MongoDB: error processing package mongodb-org-server (--remove)

I am having trouble removing mongoDB. on Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS I perform this commands command: dpkg -l | grep mongo result: ic mongodb-org 3.4.24 ...
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18.04: Uninstall Vivado 2019.1

I've tried to use the command "sudo ./xsetup -Uninstall" to remove Vivado, but I get the message "sudo: ./xsetup: command not found".
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removed hplip inappropriately, and cannot make it work again

I am a beginner of linux and using ubuntu 18.04. I had an issue about changing ip address in hplip, so got it removed. Since I had no idea how I had installed it, I first removed all seemingly ...
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Deleting duplicate LibreOffice programs

I have Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS It came preinstalled with LibreOffice Draw, Calc, Impress and Writer. I downloaded LibreOffice Base from the Ubuntu Software app, but it installed the full suite of ...
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I want to restore or replace the win 10. My question is how do I do it? [duplicate]

OK, win 7 is done, so I upgraded to win 10 on my HP6644Y desktop, (have win 10 on a laptop and am satisfied). After reading here about linux distro's I decided to try Ubuntu. downloaded it and ...
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I can't uninstall Oracle VirtualBox

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS (64bits). I've downloaded Oracle VirtualBox 6.1 from "virtualbox.org" and installed it. After some time I decided to install its extension pack (also from the same site)...
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fix ubuntu-software width

The ubuntu-software window is ~2x the width of my (2550x1440) screen, and the UI will only let me make it bigger. I tried > wmctrl -r "Ubuntu Software" -e 0,10,10,100,100 which moved the window ...
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Manually uninstall software without package control

On my Kubuntu 18.10 19.04 system, I have a software installed (in this case: the Arduino IDE), which I would like to completely uninstall. I cannot remember how I installed it, but it does not show ...
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How to see which files apt-get purge will remove before doing it? [duplicate]

How can I see which files apt-get purge will remove from my system before executing the command?
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How do i remove openvpn installed from source? [duplicate]

Alright, so I installed OpenVPN on my Ubuntu-Server 18.04 LTS using this method: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rveZMU0Vg7A And I now I want to remove it. Though none of the methods to remove the ...
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problem during uninstaling python [closed]

when i try to uninstall python3 using "sudo apt-get purge python3" command in terminal, this warnning appears : You are about to do something potentially harmful. To continue type in the phrase 'Yes, ...
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How do I uninstall Telegram which was installed from the tar.xz obtained from the official website?

I installed Telegram by visiting https://desktop.telegram.org/ and downloaded a tar.xz file. After which I ran tar -xJf telegram.tar.xz which uncompressed the tar.xz file and gave me Telegram and ...
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sudo apt purge emacs* removed ubuntu-desktop, shotwell etc

I wanted to do a fresh install of emacs so I tried to uninstall everything related to emacs using: sudo apt purge emacs* Here is the output: $ sudo apt purge emacs* Reading package lists... Done ...
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Ctrl-Alt-F1 Unavailable after removing python3

I recently removed python3 from my Ubuntu 18.04 system, and the next time I tried to logon I was greeted with a failed to start session error when entering my credentials. Unfortunately, Ctrl-Alt-F1 ...
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Remove windows 10 in ubuntu dual boot [duplicate]

Have been searching all over the internet on how to to remove Windows 10 from dual boot but all i get is answers that are not very clear to me on what to do.I have been using Ubuntu for like 5 months ...
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accidentally removed a lot of libraries

I installed multiple versions of openssl (because mysqlconnectorcame with them), but that broke cmake, so I tried re-installing openssl with sudo apt-get remove openssl. However, that apparently ...
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unistalling software on ubuntu server 18.04

i need help to uninstall mattermost on ubuntu server 18.04 first of all here is how i installed the app: wget https://releases.mattermost.com/5.1.0/mattermost-5.1.0-linux-amd64.tar.gz Extract the ...
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“reading files list for package 'vlc-plugin-video-splitter:amd64': Input/output” while trying to upgarde or use software update app on Ubuntu 18.04

I recently reinstalled VLC from Ubuntu Software Center and when I try to use the Software Updater to install the updates, I get the following error message: pkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: ...
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Corrupted paths in Python 3.7 and it is possible restore/revert Python3.7 to it's original state? (19.04)

My python3.7 paths are corrupted. As I ended up installing apt and pip3 packages, from virtualenv, wrapper, django. Which is bad practice to install from pip3. I didn't back the files up properly. It ...
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Uninstall a lot of plugins of pidgin

So I want to uninstall pidgin. I first ran sudo apt remove pidgin. This worked and something was removed. I then ran apt-cache search pidgin and I got a lot of plugins that were not removed: pidgin - ...
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Can't uninstall the software [closed]

Tried to remove the software from Ubuntu software center but in search the is coming up again and the app is working. how to uninstall the app?
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Is it safe to disable or remove the Keyring in Ubuntu 18.04LTS since the last update broke it?

After doing an update to my Ubuntu machine, the next time I re-started it asked for my keyring password. I put the correct one, an no matter how many time I do that upon every re-start it will ask me ...
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can't remove Postman from Ubuntu 16.04 machine

Somehow I have ended up with one version of Postman installed on /usr/opt as a folder and on /usr/bin and /usr/lib. I tried to clean the mess and remove postman (all of it) especially the one stacked ...
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Installing CImg on ubuntu from bash script

I would like to install CImg from a non-interactive bash script I've tried doing this using apt install -y cimg-dev Which works until the installer get to asking me about what region I am in This ...
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How do I uninstall Vivado on Ubuntu 19.04?

I recently installed Vivado 2019.1 on Ubuntu by running sudo ./xsetup. I didn't pay attention where Vivado was installed, so by default it was installed in /tools/Xilinx/Vivado. Because of that, I can'...
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How do I remove Confluent CLI completely?

I used the following commands to install Confluent CLI to my Ubuntu system following the steps that are mentioned here. I executed the following commands consecutively: wget -qO - https://packages....
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Unlocking main password to get into laptop [duplicate]

I can't login to my laptop I have tried all passwords I know and non work. I only have the one account and can't get in. What do I do to get in?
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Removing unnecessary Software Updating apps

I installed Ubuntu 19.04 yesterday and something that bothers me is that i have 4 apps that should be taking care of updating the distro. My question is which ones can be removed safely? Software ...
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Uninstalling Node and NPM

I'm trying to uninstall nodejs and npm, but although I can see current version, I can't uninstall it. This is what is happening output locate -w npm: home/juliana/snap/notepad3/common/.wine/...
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Amarok won’t uninstall and gives error 1

Amarok-utils and have tried almost everything on boards and no results. In terminal tried autoclean dpkg and no results
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Is there a way to restore ubuntu 18.04 as fresh install? [duplicate]

I am wondering if I can restore Ubuntu 18.04 as fresh installation. As new copy
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How to uninstall php server monitor?

I've researched quite a bit and haven't found the answer, I've searched every package in my computer and none of them were from phpservermon so I couldn't remove it through terminal. The version I ...
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Not sure if Wine was actually uninstalled

I'm new to Ubuntu and tried to install wine earlier. I decided I didn't want to continue with the install though, so I tried to uninstall it using sudo apt-get remove wine --purge but whenever I ...
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How to remove relic from desktop app display

Enclosed please find a photo of my Ubuntu desktop application display. There is the vestige, relic in last row,, left after uninstallation of “MyChrome” app from Ubuntu repository. Have you idea how ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS Broken Apt Install LibreOffice Hangs Updates

Can't install. Can't uninstall. System updates now do not work. How do I fix this? It started with apt install libreoffice and it failed. apt --fix-broken-install fails as follows: sudo apt --fix-...

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