Questions tagged [uninstall]

Questions about uninstalling software in Ubuntu, or uninstalling Ubuntu from a computer.

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How to remove data files from uninstalled applications?

I am searching for a maintenance tool that cleans up left overs, including in /home, from uninstalled applications based on the history of my uninstalls. These leftover files can be small and ...
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How to uninstall OpenVPN Access Server?

I need to remove OpenVPN Access Server completely from my system. I installed it with root access(sudo -i) using the following commands from the OpenVPN website: apt update && apt -y install ...
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Themes won't uninstall from Global Themes in Kubuntu 20.04

I'm new to Linux, and KDE in particular. Backstory: I've upgraded from Kubuntu 18.04 to Kubuntu 20.04 recently, and I've encountered a weird problem when I try to install a new theme. I install ...
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UBUNTU 20.04 upgrade from 19.10 important software removal [duplicate]

I have notified by the OS 19.10 that upgrade is available. During the process, I have noted that on the removal sequence it wishes to remove several and important software and plugins I need. Is there ...
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Can't uninstall Oracle VirtualBox 6.1

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 and it's my main OS (No other OS installed except for Ubuntu) When I try to uninstall Oracle VirtualBox 6.1 it says that there are VMs running even though there aren't (I ...
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How to remove Python3.8 and Install Python3.6 as default Python in Ubuntu 20.04

completely new here, I was working around from last 2 days to remove the python3.8 from ubuntu 20.04 and install python3.6 as default python. But the issue is when I tried to uninstall or purge ...
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How to remove Python 3.8.2 from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, without damaging preinstalled versions of Python 2.7 and Python 3.6?

I have Ubuntu 18.04 LST with Python 2.7.17 and Python 3.6.9 preinstalled. I have installed Python 3.8.2 via: sudo apt update sudo apt install build-essential zlib1g-dev libncurses5-dev libgdbm-dev ...
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Budgie lockscreen persists after attempting to reinstall gdm3

I switched from the new gnome DE to ubuntu budgie, but when I switched back, I realized that the budgie lockscreen was still in place. Here are the commands I used to attempt the switch: sudo apt ...
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Uninstall umake on Ubuntu 16.04

On Ubuntu 16.04, I have umake installed at /usr/bin/umake. When I run umake --version it reports 18.05 I just used snap install ubuntu-make --classic to install the latest version, and this is ...
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How to remove MonoGame Pipeline Tool from Applications?

I have recently given MonoGame and MonoDevelop a try for game development, but I decided to uninstall. I managed to uninstall MonoDevelop, and the command whereis mono yields no more results, however ...
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I uninstalled Ubuntu 18.04LTS and installed Ubuntu 20.04LTS on windows 10, but now it is not working with virtual environment

[I uninstalled Ubuntu 18.04LTS and installed Ubuntu 20.04LTS on windows 10 but it is not working correctly with python3 -m venv env when I create a virtual environment, also it does not work with ...
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the command “sudo apt remove virtualvox 6.1” has removed all programs and system

I have Ubuntu 20.04 LTS installed. When I executed the command sudo apt remove virtualvox 6.1 has removed all programs and system. Unable to restart Ubuntu. Help, please.
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Unable to uninstall GNOME Shell Extension 'Sensors'

I tried for over 2 hours to uninstall Sensors extension, but I just can't. This is what I tried so far: Deleted both local's and system's GNOME extensions folder content, then reset GNOME Shell, the ...
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Kubuntu shows on boot instead ubuntu

I tried Kubuntu 20.04 by installing with $ sudo tasksel install kubuntu-desktop. It worked very well but I wanted to switch back to ubuntu 20.04, so I used these to remove kubuntu: $ sudo apt-get ...
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Broke ubuntu while uninstalling app

I tried to uninstall unity-tweak-tools by the command line but while looking at removal process, I saw that it was removing way more than what I wanted. I don't know why, but it started to remove many ...
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I am getting this error while uninstall amdgpu and uninstall is not working, What is wrong with it?

My command is : chmod +x uninstall-force.sh ./uninstall-force.sh Removing previous local repository... WARNING: apt does not have a stable CLI interface. Use with caution in scripts. E: ...
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How to uninstall a flatpak application “Open Drive”

I installed a Flatpak after figuring out that the equivalent Snap did not properly work on my device. Now I do not manage to uninstall the application via the remove button. The app is OpenDrive, the ...
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Remove a package located in usr/local [duplicate]

I would like to remove a package that I have installed in usr/local When I use autoremove , it only removes the packages that are present in usr/include How do I remove the package in usr/local?
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Can I install new Ubuntu instead of resolving unknown filesystem entering rescue mode.grub rescue problem

I have deleted Ubuntu partition and getting unknown filesystem entering recovery mode. Can I install new Ubuntu os instead of resolving this problem as I am not understanding it. Will it be possible.
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Uninstalled package still has active icon

So I recently installed VBA-M, which is a visualboyadvance emulator on ubuntu and I wanted to uninstall it. I installed this via terminal, and I tried to uninstall this by removing the package. I did ...
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Uninstalled gtk and ubuntu freezes in login

Summary: Unintentionally removed gtk from my xubuntu and now it is stuck at xubuntu loading screen. Details: I wanted to uninstall libjson-glib-1.0 but it uninstalled gtk as well which i didnt think ...
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Repair OS after uninstall GNOME

i installed GNOME on my Xubuntu OS. afterwards I decided to remove because it made the system heavier. The problem is that now when i running the computer, instead of seeing the Xubuntu icon as the ...
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remove some file on usb flasdisk

I want to remove just some files on flash disk in ubuntu, usually, I just right-click by mouse in windows and erase them. but I can't find it in ubuntu. I have already erased any file that contains in ...
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How can i increase sdd4 size with unallocated size?

I can't resize sdd4 with the unallocated partition. How can I move sdd3/unallocated partition to the right?
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How to remove package dsfont on ubuntu 18.04?

I used the answer of How to install dsfont package? to solve my problem with my TeX editor,but my problem got worst. I want to remove this package to return to initial step and find another way to ...
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How to uninstall the snap version of digiKam?

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04, and just installed the digiKam snap via the snap store. It won't run. Further, when I use these terminal commands ... sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get autoremove digikam I'...
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Safely remove an external drive makes Files crash

when I use in Files (Nemo) the option 'Safely remove' for an external drive, the program always crashes (disappears completely). Some time later Ubuntu offers to send in a crash report. Any ...
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sudo ls -lRa . | grep command

I am new to Linux, trying to clean my system after deleting a package 'thunderbird'. I use command sudo ls -lRa . | grep thunderbird to find all the remaining config files and other leftover files to ...
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MATLAB compete remove from my laptop

How can I remove MATLAB completely which was installed in software center (Ubuntu 18.04 lts) . But I did not install any MATLAB software in my laptop. When I tried to remove MATLAB which was installed ...
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Get a list of recently removed packages?

Context I have recently tried to figure out how to remove properly postgresql on bionic (Ubuntu server 18.04 4.15.0-96-generic x86_64 GNU/Linux) and after that, to install a new version starting with ...
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Best practice for managing packages installed from source

What's the best practice for installing/upgrading/uninstalling packages that are compiled from source? How do I keep track of all installed files and upgrade/remove them as necessary without littering ...
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How can I get autoremove to actually remove things?

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04. I want to clean out the /usr/src directory, but didn't want to do it manually using the advice here -- Safe to remove /usr/src/linux-headers after purging older linux images? ....
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How to completely remove a program?

I have transferred to linux 3 days ago and there are so many things that I love about it but at the same time I am starting to grow tired, because majority of stuff just does not work as it is ...
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Ubuntu does not start due to too little disk space

In my computer I have 2 disks. I have one that runs Windows 10 and one that has Ubuntu on it. I also have a partition for my personal files (this is mainly used by Windows so it is a NTFS file system)...
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Issue after trying to uninstall ubuntu from Windows 10

After I tried to uninstall ubuntu from my windows machine using the command wslconfig /unregister It said unregistering and stayed like that for a very long time, I killed the session and re-...
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A disk was created after snap remove

I wanted to remove the package (Telegram) with the snap remove command. After that, a separate disk appeared with part of its files.1 Why did this happen? How to merge and remove it are these files?
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Forgot to make partition in Win 10 disk managmnt bfor dual booting Ubuntu,Now want to uninstal Ubuntu,But no partition to delete in Win disk mgmt

I dualbooted Ubuntu 16.04 alongside Windows 10. I forgot to create partition before installation and just installed and allocated space using "dragging feature". I want to uninstall Ubuntu now, but ...
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Error while installing Jitsi

I am not very knowledgeable when it comes to Ubuntu. I wanted to install Jitsi because I didnt know theres a webapplication. While installing I came across an error which I tried to resolve but didnt ...
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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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Duplicate Apps installed (Slack)

I have started to use Linux a few months back so I'm a novice user. Recently I came accross this issue where I have managed to install two duplicate apps, one through the official app website and the ...
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Software uninstalled, apparently at random

Some of my software got removed from my system, at random, as it seems to me. I had atom, pycharm and django installed, but now its gone without a trace and I don't know why. Some more background: ...
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Why do removed packages still appear in dpkg?

I wanted to uninstall the package pure-ftpd (because I finally set up sftp to replace it), so I ran the command: sudo apt remove pure-ftpd sudo apt autoremove However, dpkg still lists it. (I later ...
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no apt package “atom” .but there is a snap with that name [duplicate]

I installed atom.Then i removed it with '''sudo apt-get remove atom''' command. Now when i tried '''sudo apt-get remove --purge atom''' , it shows '''" no apt package "atom", but there is sanp with ...
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i uninstalled the python2 with sudo apt-get remove after that generates the following error , any help would be great,thankyou

root@odroid:/var/cache/apt/archives# sudo apt-get autoclean Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done root@odroid:/var/cache/apt/archives# sudo apt-get ...
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Need help removing Ubuntu from a single boot hard disk [duplicate]

I bought a used PC recently (an old hp 8200 elite) that arrived with ubuntu 19.10 installed. I never used It and I want to install windows istead. The problem is I can't do anything on this os. ...
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Eclipse multiple installs

I have an eclipse icon that is not working, that is, it gives me an error when I try to launch eclipse. I could not get the application to work, so I tried to uninstall it, but the icon remained - ...
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How to remove safely and completely gnome its associated files from Ubuntu 18.04?

I recently made a big mistake by upgrading ubuntu from 16.04 to 18.04. After the upgradation to 18.04, like many I also had the same high memory/cpu problems. My system started to lag and memory usage ...
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System logs shows uninstalled program still working (ExpressVPN)

So I had ExpressVPN, a commercial VPN service. I uninstalled it a long time ago (restarted many times since then), but I just saw this in syslog: Mar 8 13:03:39 elliott systemd[1]: expressvpn....
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Remove partially installed package

I installed texlive-full by accident. This took up 1.3 GB of space and did not finish correctly. I now want to remove it, but any remove command and any method suggested in the similar threads either ...
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digiKam Uninstall from 18.04

I installed digiKam on my Ubuntu 18.04 machine. Now since I don't use it I'd like it removed. I used the Ubuntu Software pkg and Removed it. But, it still shows on my Brave desktop and if I click on ...

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