Questions tagged [uninstall]

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

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If I build a package from source how can I uninstall or remove completely?

I used source code to build one package such as below: ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var --libexecdir=/usr/lib --with-package-name="Myplugin" --with-package-origin="...
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How can I uninstall a nvidia driver completely ?

As expected, Nvidia drivers have reduced my customizations. I can't login to Unity 3D session. I can't find any content to help me to uninstall the driver and I don't know what to do as I have never ...
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How can you remove Unity?

In previous versions of Netbook Remix I was able to disable the netbook-launcher and just have a blank desktop. I liked the speed of the Netbook version but not the interface, this worked well for me....
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How to completely uninstall Java?

How can I completely remove all traces of Java on my system? I already know how to install it in case I need it again.
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How can I uninstall software?

Seeing there are various ways to install on Ubuntu. What are the various ways to uninstall items? Which ways always work? How can I be sure something was uninstalled?
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How can you completely remove a package?

I am trying to do a clean install of the octave3.2 package. To do this, I removed it, then tried to reinstall it. When I reinstalled, an error occurred. It could be a bug in the package, but I ...
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Can I uninstall and reinstall Ubuntu Software Center?

Since migrating to a true install and upgrading to 12.04 I have had several problems that seem to relate to the Ubuntu Software Center. Hanging at applying changes and blank screen on screen lock only ...
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How to completely remove desktop?

I wanted to switch to Xfce (I had KDE and GNOME installed), and I did this : sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get remove kubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get remove ubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get ...
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Uninstall a program installed with Wine

I am using Ubuntu 11.10. By using wine software i installed some software like nimbuzz and ibibo messenger. Both the programs are not working and showing the bug as We're sorry, but an unknown error ...
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How to replace an old version of Ubuntu with a newer one from USB/DVD?

I dual booted ubuntu 11.04/11.10 a while ago with a USB stick and i want to uninstall it. I would like to completely uninstall the old version and get 12.04. I have a 64 bit laptop. Please help!
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How to uninstall Windows from a Dual Boot system? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu in the dual-boot configuration so that I can still boot up in Windows. But I just want to get Windows off of the machine. Anyone know how to do this without having to go through ...
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How can I remove and re-install Unity?

Unity is misbehaving after installing GLX Dock - HUD does not open with GLX Dock turned off and there are ugly shadows in the panel, three control buttons (close, minimise, maximise) and "Ubuntu ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu from a dual boot system? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? I have dual boot laptop having two os windows 7 and Ubuntu. I want to remove ubuntu and merge space with windows.
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What is the Difference Between `apt-get purge` and `apt-get remove`?

Is there any difference between sudo apt-get purge <package-name> and sudo apt-get remove <package-name> ? I often see people recommend one or the other. In other words, what ...
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How to uninstall manually installed Nvidia drivers?

How do I uninstall manually installed Nvidia drivers 310.14 and revert to Noveau. I have Ubuntu 12.10.
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How do I completely uninstall Google Chrome and Chromium?

I'm having a problem with Chrome and one of its extensions, so I want to completely uninstall everything. I've uninstalled Chrome through the Software Center, but when I reinstall it, all of my ...
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How do I delete one of two Ubuntus on my PC

I've installed Ubuntu 13.04 two times on my PC. Each on a different partition. I would like to delete the one which I'm not using. How would I do that?
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How to remove Oracle JDK

I didn't find any related articles about How to remove Oracle JDK. There are some related articles but they didn't solve the problem. I installed Oracle JDK tarball file from Oracle site by following ...
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How do I remove the LAMP stack so I can start over?

I'd like to start over with my webserver and I'd like to reinstall all the LAMP packages, how do I do that?
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Removing Firefox in Ubuntu with all add-ons like it never existed

I have been using Firefox for a long time in Ubuntu, I downloaded some add-ons but it made firefox extremely slow, even if I remove them nothing will change. I tried to remove Firefox also, but re-...
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How to remove the graphical user interface?

Okay my question is that, I want to run a heavy application, on a Virtual Machine (VirtualBox) with just 2 GB RAM (Windows 7 32Bit Host has 4 GB, 3.5 GB effective). Initially I thought of installing ...
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Using GParted to remove windows partition

I'm currently dual-booting to either Ubuntu 10.10 or Windows XP. However, I rarely use windows and would like to remove it. I've use the Ubuntu live CD to access GParted. I've also deleted the ...
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How do I completely remove Ubuntu?

I have had the last Ubuntu distro (10.something) installed for a year and love it. But I have run in to an issue when I tried to upgrade it to the latest one it did not work and there has come some ...
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How do I remove Steam?

Anyone know of a way to remove Steam from Ubuntu 12.04? Looked around the net but could not find an straight forward solution. Thanks.
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How to remove xubuntu-desktop?

A few days ago I installed Xubuntu on top of a normal Ubuntu system: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop I didn't play around for long on Xubuntu before I realised that I liked Ubuntu 2D better. ...
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How to remove configuration files completely

Recently I uninstalled some software using sudo apt-get --purge autoremove, thinking that this would remove all traces of it including unused dependencies and configuration files. However I discovered ...
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Completely Remove LXDE/Lubuntu Desktop Environment

I've install LXDE on my laptop due to Unity's disappointing performance. But now, I want to completely remove LXDE including it's entire list of programs that came installed with it. How do I go about ...
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How do I uninstall GRUB?

A hard drive that I use only for data storage still has GRUB from past Ubuntu installations. How can I remove GRUB from it without harming the rest of the drive's data? Background I occasionally ...
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Ubuntu is kde styled after install AND removal

I installed kubuntu-desktop and every thing was fine. Then later when I actually logged in to Kde, I decided that I still like Unity better so I ran sudo apt-get purge kubuntu-desktop && ...
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How do I remove kubuntu-full and all it's applications?

I'm running 12.04 - I installed kubuntu to try it out and realized that with all the bloatware applications that I didn't want it anymore - I was able to uninstall the kubuntu-desktop but there are ...
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How to completely remove virtualbox [duplicate]

I had installed VirtualBox but it started giving me problems. So I uninstalled it using:- sudo apt-get remove virtualbox-\* sudo apt-get purge virtualbox-\* But when I reinstalled VirtualBox it ...
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Removing GRUB from windows system after uninstalling Ubuntu from Windows 7 [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 (no separate partitions, I selected inside windows option). I want to uninstall Ubuntu but last time I tried it and the Ubuntu is released but the GRUB ...
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Can I remove Unity now and how?

I have installed gnome-session-flashback and I love my new Gnome desktop, and I am sure that I do not want to go back to Unity, and as unity stuff takes up a lot of space on my machine, is there a ...
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Is it safe to remove old kernels after installing the latest mainline?

I have installed the mainline kernel 3.10 as recommended here so that I can have my WiFi. I'm running into space problems as described here (dpkg configuration running out of space, having separate /...
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Unable to uninstall Wine apps

I recently ran the iTunes 10 installer in Wine and everything seemed to go well. Then, when I tried to run it, it would constantly crash/and the appearance would be glitchy. After looking at the Wine ...
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How do I uninstall MySQL completely?

The answers to related questions forget to: remove the MySQL databases remove the mysql user remove the logs in /var/log How do I uninstall MySQL completely?
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How to uninstall NetBeans?

Since I did not install NetBeans via the Software Center (I installed it as an .sh file) I can't see an easy way of uninstalling the program. How can I safely uninstall the program?
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How to remove all i386 packages from Ubuntu 64bit?

Over the time I installed many i386 packages, which I no longer need. How can I clean up the system and stay only with the amd64 packages?
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Why removing gnome-core does not remove all of it's dependencies?

I installed gnome-core package on Ubuntu (minimal version for the beagle bone) and it was almost 600mb. However, when I try to un-install it using sudo apt-get autoremove gnome-core It removes only ...
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How Do I Remove Ubuntu and Install Windows 7? [closed]

I have purchased a new Dell Insperion 620S desktop. It has Ubuntu installed by default. I want to remove Ubuntu, and install Windows 7 instead. Please help me understand the steps to remove Ubuntu.
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How to uninstall VirtualBox in 12.04?

Can anyone help me remove VirtualBox? I am running 12.04.
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How can I revert back from an upgrade to the Proposed repository?

I mistakenly enabled the Pre-release updates (natty-proposed) repository and then upgraded all packages. How can I undo this? Here are the test results from @enzotib's instructions and the test ...
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How to remove uninstalled wine app icons from unity dash?

I installed LAN Messenger (for Windows) using wine but turns out LAN Messenger is also available for linux as well. So.. I uninstalled LAN Messenger from wine. I also removed wine. deleted the .wine ...
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apt-get install with '-' (minus / hyphen) removes packages

I was looking for some package (nautilus-terminal), and accidentally did this: $ sudo apt-get install nautilus- Reading package lists... Done ...
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How to remove Ubuntu from dual boot system with Windows 7?

I wish to remove Ubuntu and I'm not quite sure how. I know it has something to do with partitions. I have 3 partitions. 1. OS [683 GB] 2. Recovery [14 GB] 3. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (E:) I know it says ...
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“Kept back” packages for update , want to uninstall unity? [duplicate]

Here is the problem, today i started updating my ubuntu 16.04 laptop, to my surprise i got some packages that are marked as "Kept back", here are these packages compiz compiz-core compiz-gnome ...
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Wiped Ubuntu files, bootloader still there, how can I remove it and restore Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? I had Ubuntu installed through the Windows 7 dual boot option. Not knowing exactly what I was doing, I just deleted the files ...
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Remove ubuntu-gnome-desktop?

I've recently installed ubuntu-gnome-desktop on my Ubuntu 12.10 32 bit system. It all worked, but now I would like to remove it again, since I like Unity better. This includes undoing all changes like ...
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Removing nvidia cuda toolkit and installing new one

a month ago I installed the cuda 5.5 on Ubuntu 14.04 (which is not supported for this version of Ubuntu version) , and I didn't do it well. I want to remove what I've installed earlier and install ...
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How to completely uninstall eclipse?

I'm working on Eclipse Indigo on Ubuntu 12.04. I'm trying to completely uninstall Eclipse (with Synaptic Package Manager + Mark for complete removal), but when I reinstall it, I clearly see that it ...