Questions tagged [uninstall]

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

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Change a multiboot

I have a triple boot desktop with Win 10, Ubuntu 20 and Mint 18. My default OS is Ubuntu. I would like to remove Mint since I rarely use it and want to increase disk space. How can I remove Mint ...
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How can I uninstall another version of Ubuntu I installed 'along side' an existing Ubuntu install?

I put in a USB ISO of a different Ubuntu version and thought I would try the 'Install Along Side' option. Now I want to uninstall it and have my original Ubuntu start up without the grub menu. I ...
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How to forcefully remove a package marked rH by dpkg?

I tried to install the Canon CQue driver for my printer by downloading the .deb file from Canon's website and installing it with dpkg -i filename.deb The installation didn't finish and I always get an ...
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How to completely remove a Snap app

I installed, and later removed, the kdenlive Snap from my Ubuntu 20.04 system. The removal went like this: sudo snap remove --purge kdenlive I notice there's still these two remnants of kdenlive on ...
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How to remove application installed using snap : cannot update snap namespace: invalid argument

I am trying to remove an application from snap ... here is my initial condition sudo snap install audacity # install type audacity audacity is hashed (/snap/bin/audacity) snap list | grep ...
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Can't remove i2p browser

When I open activities menu in ubuntu I see three same i2pbrowser icons and I can execute the application. However it does not exist in the list of installed package in Ubuntu Software. I try to ...
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How to rollback unattended upgrade command

My system hardware is facing abnormal heat after an upgrade. I want to rollback to check if it is the reason for the heat. I brought the history using: gedit /var/log/apt/history.log I see a lot of ...
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How to revert my Ubunut stsem to previous state before an update

Yesterday I installed updates using apt-get update apt-get upgrade Something seems to have went wrong as my system is heating too much since then. The hardware is fine but it is a software issue. I ...
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PHP 7.2 error on autoremove / updating packages | initscript php7.2-fpm, action “restart” failed

I'm running apt autoremove and or apt-get upgrade on Ubuntu 18.04 and getting this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly ...
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How to install rbase without uninstalling libcurl4

How to install rbase without uninstalling libcurl4 I have installed Hugin. When I install rbase, hugin and libcurl4 are uninstalled. When i install Hugin, rbase and libcurl3 are uninstall. What to do? ...
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Cant delete ubuntu entry from EFI partition [duplicate]

I had installed Ubuntu on my D: drive and when I wanted to get rid of Ubuntu I cleared the drive through windows disk manager. Now I want to get rid of the EFI Ubuntu entry so i took the necessary ...
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Uninstalling an app called Menu Editor and other related apps to menu editor

I recently started using it (about a month ago). I downloaded this app called Menu Editor. I added some kind of launchers from it and I'm not sure how to delete those launchers and the Menu Editor app....
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Failed install of VirtualBox unable to uninstall, purge, or reinstall

I'm trying to make the switch from Windows to GNU/linux. So far, I've installed Ubuntu, messed around with the command line a bit, and tried to install VirtualBox so I can run Windows 10 in a ...
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How to completely remove MySQL from my system?

I want to completely remove MySQL from my system, including databases, settings, logs, journals, etc. How can I do it? Update/Note: The MySQL was installed using the following terminal commands: sudo ...
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preseed uninstall

I'm having a problem with my preseed file for Ubuntu 20.04. I'm trying to remove Rhythmbox, Thunderbird, Libreoffice and Remmina which are installed by default (I first checked on an install the ...
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I am unable to launch or uninstall Sosumi

Recently I was uninstalling Sosumi from my laptop, so I could get a fresh install of macOS to give it more storage. What ended up happening is, the software center crashed at 75%, Sosumi never got ...
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Unable to remove “*” - Software Center not uninstalling correctly

Unable to remove "*": Error while installing a package: Installed gir1.2-dee-1.0 package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 1 Every time I try to remove a ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu 16.04

I have a dual booted laptop with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04. I have seriously messed up my Ubuntu with several broken packagaes to the point where I can't use Python or upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04. I ...
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Is it possible to make a uninstall script?

Basically I want a script that executes the following command: apt remove --purge -y ~PROGRAM~ && apt autoremove -y Except I could use options to change ~PROGRAM~ to the name of the package I'...
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How to uninstall DeskTime from ubuntu 20.04?

I download "desktime-linux_5.1.30_x64.deb" file form DeskTime official website and install. Now, I am trying to uninstall desktime from my ubuntu but I didn't find it on Ubuntu software.
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How to Remove `CD` from ubuntu

I use ubuntu 20.4 version and I'd like to remove CD from ubuntu. because every time system will show [FAILED] failed unmounting /cdrom Image
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Traces of KDE remain after botched uninstall

So I was following this guide to install (and then uninstall) KDE on Ubuntu, but there was quite a lot wrong with it, e.g. you had to reboot rather than restart to get the DE, and when uninstalling ...
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How to uninstall MATLAB

So I've looked around how to do this but so far haven't had luck. I've tried the command sudo apt-get purge matlab-support And then I tried this one, but I don't have a folder "lmdown". I ...
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I have ImageMagick installed but I can't uninstall [duplicate]

You can see with this pictures the ImageMagick software is installed. And: But if i try unistall: $ sudo dpkg --purge --force-all imagemagick dpkg: warning: ignoring request to remove imagemagick ...
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Unable to uninstall a package showing via apt list

I am running Ubuntu 20.04LTS. When I search for virtualbox in my packages, it shows a number of packages. ~$ apt list | grep virtualbox WARNING: apt does not have a stable CLI interface. Use with ...
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How to uninstall VirtualBox from debian package? [duplicate]

I installed VirtualBox by downloading the .deb file directly from their website, however, turns out I won't actually need that program and I have no idea on how to uninstall it. I found a couple ...
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How to uninstall/remove a .run file? [duplicate]

So I installed the XAMPP with a .run extension by running chmod+x filename.run and it git installed. But now I want to uninstall it. How do i do so?
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Ubuntu Gnome: No such file or directory [remove steam]

The intention was to remove steam 1st: sudo apt-get remove steam [if steam was installed via terminal] 2nd: rm -rf ~/.local/share/Steam && rm -rf ~/.steam [remove steam dependencies] But I ...
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phpmyadmin uninstalled, but still prompting for login via browser

Discovered today that phpmyadmin is running on my public webservers(!). I immediately uninstalled it. That is, I thought I did until I went to [site]/phpmyadmin in my browser and found that the login ...
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How do I remove Timekpr next from my system its Ubuntu? It says that cant remove virtual packages

Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Virtual packages like 'timekpr' can't be removed 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not ...
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Unable to remove Anki

I've tried virtually everything I've found so far, like sudo apt-remove anki, etc which basically returns package not found. The closest I've come is running sudo apt-file list anki, which gives me a ...
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uninstall cmake in Ubuntu 18.04

I need to uninstall cmake from my Ubuntu machine. I tried via command line as I saw in How can I uninstall software in Ubuntu? sudo apt-get remove cmake sudo apt-get purge cmake sudo apt remove cmake ...
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How to remove mullvad Vpn on ubuntu 20.04?

I tried sudo apt-get remove Mullvad It show me this message https://i.stack.imgur.com/C6zHJ.png
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How can I remove the Epic Games Launcher Icon from the Application Menu?

I recently installed Lutris --> Fortnite --> Epic Games --> and selected create shortcut to Applications Menu as opposed to Desktop for the Epic Games Launcher, Fornite worked briefly but the ...
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How can I remove the Additional Drivers application present within the Applications Menu

My machine requires no additional drivers, however I cannot remove this application [additional drivers] neither did I install it. I tried the following: Removing it via the Ubuntu Software center, ...
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Delete Ubuntu with separate efi

I first had Windows 10 installed with EFI partition, I later installed Ubuntu and created a separate EFI partition for its bootloader. Now I want to delete Ubuntu. Can I directly delete the EFI ...
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Uninstalling Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and installing Windows 7 [duplicate]

I'm currently ubuntu 20.04 and I want to delete it completely and install Windows 7. How do i do that?
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Remove (Lutris)

I wanted to fully unistall lutris , what I did is sudo apt remove lutris sudo apt autoremove sadly I found that there are 27 Giga still in the dir ( local ,share , lutris , runners , wine )
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How to delete a Gnome extension that does not have the “delete button”?

I want to delete the "Desktop Icons" Gnome extension in Ubuntu 19.10. How may I do that without that red delete button?
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Permission Denied - when removing Snap Gimp Package

I want to uninstall gimp. I type the following command to do so: sudo snap remove gimp When I do this, I get the following error: error: cannot perform the following tasks: - Save data of snap "...
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How to remove all the packages that come with gnome? [duplicate]

I have recently switched from gnome to unity and have removed gnome with sudo apt remove ubuntu-gnome-desktop sudo apt remove gnome-shell I have also purged config files like below sudo apt purge ...
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How to check the version of libssh-dev installed and update to newer version?

I tried to check my libssh-dev version by running the following command: user@client56:~$ dpkg -l | grep libssh ii libssh-4:amd64 0.6.3-4.3ubuntu0.5 ...
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How to remobe lubuntu 20.04 from ubuntu 20.04?

I tried uninstalling lubuntu desktop from ubuntu with various commands on google but any command didn't seem to work.What can i do to remove lubuntu from ubuntu?
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Should I remove Rstudio version 3.4 before installing the new version 3.5 on Ubuntu 18.04

I have a new machine operated by Ubuntu 18.04. I installed RStudio v.3.4, but I can not install other R packages essential to my work basically Phyloseq since some of the dependencies are not ...
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I have to unninstall GRUB [duplicate]

So I had removed ubuntu from my laptop by formatting the the disk which it was on, but the GRUB isn't gone yet and I can't find the EFI option with cmd as I have formatted disk, help me to remove the ...
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Multiple apps still show in output when updating despite being “removed”

I downloaded Wine and Runescape when I first got my computer, and haven't had a need for either and tried to remove them. Yet everytime I update it says connecting to both of them in the terminal ...
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How do I remove all Files and Folders from a Wine installation [Battle.net]

I installed Battle.net using Wine, the Icon for Battle.net appeared in the Ubuntu Applications Menu. I ran the application, however the GUI interface looked corrupted and incompatible. I used the Wine ...
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Unable to locate package after manual uninstall

I installed waterfox from a third party repository using apt. I completely forgot that I installed it using apt and uninstalled it manually. When running apt remove waterfox, I receive a message "...
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I have uninstalled Skychart but still have “cat” folder remaining. Want to get rid of that and re download Skychart from Cartes du Ciel

Have uninstalled the program Skychart from synaptic package manager but still have "cat" files remaning after doing the following steps. I want to reinstall Skychart as if it were brand new, ...
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Does the remove --purge command completely removes the installed package? [duplicate]

If I use the remove --purge command does that completely erase the package and the configuration files from my system?

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