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Questions about uninstalling Ubuntu from a computer.

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LiveOS - Uninstallation by `apt purge` is supposed to increase free disk space, but it actually decreases free disk space. Why?

By uninstalling a package, we expect that there will be more free disk space. However, "sudo apt purge PACKAGE" actually decreases the free disk space. It seems that "apt purge" ...
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an error in uninstall a package in ubuntu

I create a package on Ubuntu (Ubuntu 20). During installation, it calls preinst.sh and postinst.sh; in uninstll, "apt purge packagename" calls prerm.sh. When running postrm.sh, I get an ...
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Delete polkit rule

I have followed this article https://devanswers.co/how-to-fix-authentication-is-required-to-create-a-color-profile-managed-device-on-ubuntu-20-04-20-10/ Now I am no longer able to remove users, ...
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How to roll back or uninstall a script ran from wget piped to bash?

I piped the following script to bash using wget with the intention of installing a theme for bash. wget -O - https://teejeetech.com/scripts/jammy/tweak_terminal | bash Now I cannot find a way to roll ...
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How to uninstall an app, that has been downloaded from a web browser?

I basically installed Opera browser from another browser, but it didn't load some videos, so I decided to download it again from Ubuntu Software and then it worked perfectly. Now I have two Opera web ...
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What is the `gjs` process in Ubuntu 22.04? What if I remove it?

I have 2 processes running as gjs in my Ubuntu 22.04. Using the ps -aux | grep -n gjs command I can find them as: /usr/bin/gjs /usr/share/gnome-shell/org.gnome.Shell.Notifications /usr/bin/gjs /usr/...
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Remove software - general way?

This is what my program center looks like. Tried to get JDownloder2 from different sources, because non was working. Still, none is. I want to get rid of them again. I come from Windows. Here, i go to ...
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What is Xwayland? What if I remove it from Ubuntu 22.04?

Xwayland seems new in Ubuntu 22.04. What is it? Is removing it safe?
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How do I uninstall this Adobe program?

I recently installed this version of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC using the instructions at this page: https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-install-adobe-acrobat-reader-dc-wine-on-ubuntu-20-04-focal-fossa-linux ...
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How to remove Private Internet Access vpn servers from my network connection?

I have already done what the below two links say but still have these pia servers showing up in my system. How can I completely remove it. Linux - Uninstalling the PIA App through the Terminal remove ...
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Cannot Remove Preinstalled Apps in 22.04

One of the things I do immediately post-installation is remove about a dozen preinstalled apps. Use Aisleriot Solitaire as the example here. I did a new (erase disk) install of 22.04. As usual, went ...
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Unable to uninstall a package (gns3-gui)

I have installed the GNS3 server and client separately on Ubuntu 20.0.4. when I check the packages list, GNS3 (GUI) is available: test@gns3vm:/$ dpkg -l gns3* Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold ...
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Is it safe to uninstall evolution-data-server packages on 20.04?

Is it safe to uninstall evolution-data-server package on Ubuntu 20.04? I have noticed that a number of evolution processes (e.g. evolution-alarm-notify) are running.
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How to update and remove Pkexec executable

I came to know that most linux distros(including Ubuntu) have a vulnerability due to PKEXEC. The advice that is given to be safe is to either update the polkit or remove the Pkexec executable. My ...
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How To Remove LOCK From System Menu Settings

Is there a way to REMOVE the option for LOCK that sits between SETTINGS and POWER OFF as seen in this pic so that it is NOT THERE at all:
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How do I completely remove Keyrings from system?

None of the answers seem to do the trick nd youtube videos talk about putting in a default password; but that is like storing your passwords in a safe and leaving the safe unlocked. All my passwords ...
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Get rid of the OS that installed grub

I have a laptop that runs windows 10, Ubuntu and deepin 20. Deepin 20 is the latest operating system I installed. I want to get rid of it. I tried to delete the deepin partition but that got me suck ...
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My laptop is on dual boot. Now i want remove ubuntu 20.04 from my laptop but both windows 10 and ubuntu is on SSD and there is no partition in SSD

enter image description hereenter image description hereI want remove ubuntu from my laptop but both operating system is in same partition.then how to remove i don't know?
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How to remove wine7.0-rc1 compiled from source? [duplicate]

I tried to uninstall wine7.0-rc1 but wine is still here. This is what I type on my terminal: wine --version Here is the output, so the wine version wine-7.0-rc1 So how to uninstall this wine ...
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I can't remove broken MongoDB [duplicate]

When I run the command sudo apt-get purge mongodb-org* v I got this errors E: Unable to locate package mongodb-org-server_5.0.6-2_amd64.deb E: Couldn't find any package by glob 'mongodb-org-...
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Could uninstalling Matlab 2020b and matlab2021a affect my programming?

I'm trying to free up space on my Linux. Looking for what was taking up disc space I noticed that Matlab 2020b and matlab2021a are taking a significant amount of disc space (ca 60 GB). I do not use ...
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How to unistall Tauon Music Player?

I installed the Tauon Music Player flatpack because it has a lot of positive reviews, but it's not what I'm looking for in a player. How can I uninstall it? I am running Ubuntu Desktop 20.04 and ...
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Stuck on grub rescue and cant access the bios

I have a lenovo laptop that has a dualboot windows and linux and then suddenly decided to delete the linux partition then restarted my pc after restarting I am greeted with a screen called grub rescue ...
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How to uninstall pip3 from home directory?

I'm on Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS. I was messing around in my home directory and ran pip3 install --upgrade pip trying to upgrade pip3. I got this warning: WARNING: The scripts pip, pip3 and pip3.8 are ...
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Problems Uninstalling LATTE from Ubuntu 20.04

I'm trying to uninstall LATTES from my laptop but I get the message that "there are no packages to remove". Altough the icon still shows on the list of the installed apps.Could somebody help ...
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stalled on ubuntu 20.04

I installed Crossover on Ubuntu 20.04 and then installed 2 windows programs. The screen resolution when running the windows programs is so small that they are unusable. I want to remove them but can ...
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Unable to remove Boost library files? [duplicate]

I have done apt-get remove libboost-all-dev command. But, I can still see a directory /usr/include/boost. I want to remove everything related to Boost. How do I do this?
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Convert output file with the following columns to CSV removing the pipes

This is what I have in my output file: v6_ntoa | v6_ntoa | id | client_syn_packets ---------------+--------------+-------------+-------------------- 105.245.90.61 | 82.17.112.84 |...
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Uninstall XTerm

I unintentionally downloaded XTerm and UXTerm. GNOME Terminal is working just fine for me for now (I'm new to LINUX), and I don't want to have XTerm and UXTerm on my computer if I'm not using them. ...
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Made my user disappear

Recent I installed zsh and made it my default shell, but then I wanted the old one back and decided to uninstall using command sudo apt-get --purge remove zsh. When I restarted my computer my user had ...
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How can I update Wine, without uninstalling it?

As per title, how can I update Wine without uninstalling it? Seems a noob question, but it's first time that I find my self to upgrade Wine. Wine, today it is at the stable version 7.0, and in the ...
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How to remove this Microsoft Office from my Ubuntu?

I installed them hoping they would work from a random website and now I'm stuck with them. I'm unable to do it with apt/or snap remove.
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Accidentally deleted everything in home directory along with other important files

Might be the worst mistake I've made in Ubuntu. To give some context: I created a directory named "~" by accident in the home directory. Didn't want it so I recursively deleted the directory....
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Can I Uninstall Breeze in Kubuntu 20.04.2

I want to unistall the Breeze and Kubuntu themes. I don't like them and I don't use them. But since they came as standard with the Kubuntu 20.04.2 I'm running I wonder if this is possible without ...
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ClamAV doesn't Uninstall completely | Ubuntu 18.04

A month ago, not sure how but maybe ClamAV got installed during the software update 'apt-get update' & apt-get upgrade' I complete tried to remove the clamAV using remove or purge, then followed ...
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How to uninstall a program (which claims it isn't installed)?

Darktable seems to be installed twice on my machine, once (probably) via the Software Center (which seems slow / unreliable) and once as a Flatpak (cf. https://flathub.org/apps/details/org.darktable....
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Reinstall MS teams after upgrade to Ubuntu 21.10

I had MS Teams Preview running (mostly) smoothly on Ubuntu 20.04. After upgrading to Ubuntu 21.10 at first, Teams pretended to work flawlessly, but after some time, different issues occurred. For ...
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How to uninstall all software and files in Ubuntu server?

I have a Ubuntu Server. And over the course of time, I have installed countless apps like Apache, Minecraft server etc. but Now I need to uninstall all software and files in Ubuntu server except the ...
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Where on earth is the Postman application on my 20.04 desktop?

Do I have a "ghost" Postman (v.5.5.5) that can be launched, but not be removed? screen capture of the app The app is not in Ubuntu Software under "installed", not found in Snap - ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.3 Wi-Fi stopped working after update to Linux 5.13

My laptop runs Ubuntu 20.04.3, and I had to make adjustments to get it to recognize the Wi-Fi adapter. After rebooting my laptop, the Wi-Fi and ethernet stopped being recognized by the computer. This ...
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Linux image impossible to remove

For some reason Ican't boot Ubuntu with the 5.13 kernel (it's stuck on the logo screen). When I launch Ubuntu with the previous version of the kernel (5.11) it works perfectly. I tried to remove the 5....
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Cloned Ubuntu 1804 disk to m.2 drive and am now being prompted for password at login

I have been using Ubuntu to run arcade machines for years. I have a drive I have been cloning for a long time. I recently cloned that drive to a new m.2 drive and now when I start up the drive i am ...
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How to uninstall nibbler chess gui?

How to install nibbler chess GUI as described here I installed nibbler chess gui but I want to remove it. how can I do it?
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Can't Uninstall Tor Browser

I recently tried uninstalling the Tor browser by following the instructions provided from a website, but Tor does not seem to be uninstalling properly. Whenever I search for Tor in the Launcher, I ...
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uninstall youtube-viewer (ppa)

i installed youtube-viewer as per the documentation: https://github.com/trizen/youtube-viewer sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 now i don't want it, but: removing it as suggested here ...
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Ubuntu 21.10 Software app weirdness

I'm on Ubuntu 21.10 and have issues with the gnome-software installer application. I am trying to remove and reinstall LibreOffice. In the Software application it shows the LibreOffice applications as ...
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Installing ubuntu 18.04 by removing windows 8.1 [closed]

I just need to install ubuntu 18.04 by removing windows 8.1 from my machine. Which option will be good for me? creating partitions during installation or simply clicking on 'erase everything and ...
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How do I uninstall a problematic kernel?

Running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS I got a notice that an upgrade was needed and I consented. The upgrade updated my kernel from 5.4.0-91-generic to ...-92 and broke things. I can still boot to ...91 from GRUB. ...
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Error when trying to uninstall/reinstall git

I have tried to reinstall git after having errors with pulling an update from github. I've found that there is an error with libc-bin. Can anyone give me pointers here? Thanks in advance, the whole ...
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Error dpkg python

Without thinking much about what I was doing, I deleted the bin / python3 folder. Now I have problems with all. I cannot install anything. I tried too many different thing from here trying too find a ...
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