Questions tagged [uninstall]

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

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How can I remove all the users and groups associated with removed (purged) programs?

How can I remove all the users and groups associated with removed (purged) programs? For example, I install exim. It created a group and a user named Debian-exim. I then use it for a while, and remove ...
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How to remove conflicting NVIDIA packages and unmet dependencies?

There is a problem in my ubuntu to do with the libnvidia packages. It looks like there are 2 different drivers installed I think maybe? I have tried several troubleshooting steps like sudo dpkg --...
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How to remove all versions of python except the default version so that Ubuntu doesn't break?

Pretty much as the title suggested, I've got multiple version of python lying around and they are causing a headache. On Windows, I would just delete every instance of python and start over but I've ...
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What is the dependency of tshark

I have been trying to delete the common dependency for tshark, but I could not find it. Is there a way to find it? also how to know which one is the right one to remove.
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Problem with filename expansion when removing software [duplicate]

I want to delete everything related to libreoffice. So I did a: sudo apt remove --purge libreoffice* But it's telling me that: E: Unable to locate package libreoffice* I'm not exactly sure what ...
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How to delete “Not Set Up” bluetooth history

Actual Screenshot I would like to know how to delete the " Not set up" bluetooth history. I would like to clean all the unused bluetooth connections. But can't find a way to delete them. ...
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Files appearing immidiatly after deleting (from mounted hdd)

I am brand new to Ubuntu and still unsure about most functions I have 2 HDDs in my pc. One for my os, the other for my games, movies and series. I want to delete a folder containing my old steam games ...
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What exactly is “Install RELEASE”? How to get rid of it?

Beginner. Recently set up win10/ubuntu dual boot. "Install RELEASE" was in my dock post-installation (Ubuntu 20.04.1). Internet search resulted in me simply removing it from favorites, ...
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how to remove VLC from computer search and as default player

I having problem with opening videos using vlc player so I removed it completely using many commands such as sudo apt-get remove vlc sudo apt-get purge vlc sudo apt-get remove vlc-data sudo apt-get ...
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how do i remove ylmfos icon pack

hi i need help with ylmfos icons pack how do i remove them i tried all the things here https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2157006 my version of ubuntu is 20.04.1 LTS also my icons pack is from ...
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I have no idea what I'm doing and need help please [duplicate]

Ok so my brother passed away a few months ago and left behind his asus computer my mom just bought him before he passed. He downloaded ubuntu or whatever on it and she wants me to clear everything off ...
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Does Ubuntu Software use purge to completely remove an app?

Or does it only remove the app but still leaves some files from the removed app?
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20.04 - How to completely uninstall iRedMail

I can't figure out how to remove iRedMail - can someone please help? I keeps starting on startup, eating all my RAM and disrupting my webserver. Not very experienced with Ubuntu
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how to uninstall genymotion in ubuntu 18.04

I have downloaded and unstalled genymotion in my ubuntu 18.04 version laptop and i have deleted the downloaded file of genymotion after intalling and now i wanted to uninstall it. Help me to uninstall ...
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How can I remove and purge EasyScreenCast from Ubuntu 20.04?

I typed sudo apt remove easyscreencast and I got the result: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package ...
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Uninstall multiple version of python3 on Ubuntu

I've switched on Ubuntu 20.04 some days ago, and i wanted to install the latest version of python (3.8.5 at the time). The problem is that i've certainly not installed it properly and now i have two ...
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I can't remove packages that have unmet dependencies

EDIT 3 : This is after command sudo apt-get purge libpciaccess* laur@laur-System-Product-Name:~$ sudo apt-get purge Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu Studio

Technically a duplicate question but I only saw one post like this and it was from 8 years ago. I installed Ubuntu Studio on top of my existing installation of Ubuntu 20.04.1 and I'd like to remove ...
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Can't get rid of BluejeansHelper.log

I have been trying to do that since April, in vain. I had to install Bluejeans on my laptop to run some tests. Bluejean was not up to the task so I uninstalled it. Since then, there is that ...
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Having 2 Discord Apps installed

As you can read in the title, I accidentally installed 2 Discord apps; one is from the Ubuntu Software and the other is from the .deb file in the Discord website. I came here to ask you if there's an ...
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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 Ubuntu system to previous state before an update

Yesterday I installed updates using apt-get update apt-get upgrade Something seems to have gone 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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