Questions tagged as ['uninstall']

Questions about uninstalling software in Ubuntu, or uninstalling Ubuntu from a computer.
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javier1zq avatar
How to remove packages with unknown names
cn flag

I made the grave mistake of running the command sudo apt-get install -y games-minesweeper thinking it would only install one game. It ended up installing like 30 or so games:

installed games

The problem is i can't uninstall these packages since they don't show up in the Ubuntu software app, and running:

sudo apt-get remove games-minesweeper

only returns:

Package 'games-minesweeper' is not installed, so not removed

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Polly avatar
Is it safe to install Ubuntu on Windows 10 from Microsoft store?
in flag

I have been asked by my professor to do so. But I have heard during uninstallation of the Ubuntu we may face problems .Is it?

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How to remove KDE icons from Ubuntu 20.04 after uninstalling Latte Dock
kz flag

I have Ubuntu 20.04 installed. I got these KDE icons after installing "Latte Dock" on Ubuntu. But after removing Latte Dock:, I still have these KDE icons. I have also tried sudo apt remove kde-full, sudo apt autoremove and sudo apt remove –purge kubuntu-desktop kde-standard language-pack-kde-en but nothing is happening for these KDE icons to be removed.

Clicking here you can see the KDE icons I ...

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fazan avatar
How to remove gnu grub without booting into Windows?
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I'm on edge of tears. I have a dual boot machine for Ubuntu and Windows 7. After POSTing, I get sent into the GNU Grub menu. And recently, my Windows boot broke, and I can not boot into it. However, despite changing the settings in the BIOS and even entering Windows' boot menu, I can not boot neither my recovery dvd's (I made 4 copies just in case) to fix my Windows installation, neither an utility usb  ...

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hal avatar
Wipe-clean Ubuntu installation
cn flag

I recently bought a Thinkpad carbon X1 gen9 with Ubuntu preinstalled. The preinstalled Ubuntu have some problems (see this forum) and I was thinking of trying Debian.

As soon as I try to boot from the USB stick that has an image of Debian I am "thrown" into grub and I am unable to do anything else (I guess lack of knowledge).

Now, I thought that I try another distro, and tried to boot up Kubuntu. The ...

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How to uninstall ubuntu dual boot from a windows 10 machine
cn flag

I installed ubuntu using a flash drive alongside windows. Most guides state that I have to delete the partition that was dedicated to the ubuntu install however when I look through Disk manager in windows, I do not see any new allocated space.

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Lucianbuntu avatar
E: Unable to locate package HexChat
cn flag

I want to uninstall Hexchat and remove it completely so i can install it again, because it's broken. And any ”purge remove or autoremove” does not uninstall it. Some ”config files” are not deleted. Every time i reinstall it, it looks the same (broken). I tried to use answers from similar questions: ”unable to locate package” but i do not understand anything, i am a beginner.Ubuntu 21. ...

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How to uninstall .bin installed file in ubuntu
us flag

I have no much experience with Ubuntu I have installed .bin file but Now I'm not able to uninstall it I have tried some commands like :

sudo apt-get remove package_name
sudo apt-get purge package_name

I have searched a lot on it but could not find any fix. If you guys have any clue please share it with me, Thank You!

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SchroedingersLion avatar
Uninstall MS Teams
in flag

I had a problem with the MS Teams app and tried to update my version via the package manager. This however led to an additional installation of MS Teams. I wanted to uninstall both applications now to clear my system.

Using sudo apt remove teams I was able to uninstall one of the installations. The other one is still being shown when I view the application screen, and I don't know how to remove it.

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How To Uninstall ProtonVPN
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I installed ProtonVPN from the proton site. I can't for the life of me figure out how to remove the remaining pieces of the software. I've done the usual things:

  1. Checked the ubuntu Store (not there)
  2. Purged protonvpn (can't find)
  3. apt remove protonvpn (can't find)
  4. unhid files and searched in Files and deleted all the protonvpn remnants I could find.

Yet, I can still launch ProtonVPN from the desktop i ...

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Sujal Jain avatar
Purge Clipit on Ubuntu 20.04 not working
jp flag

I installed clipit by following the instructions on this page for Ubuntu ( so I used the command sudo apt-get install build-essential git automake xdotool autoconf intltool autopoint gtk+-3.0 and then

tar zxvf clipit-x.y.z.tar.gz
cd clipit-x.y.z
./configure --with-gtk3 
sudo make install

It was not showing up on the dash and I was no ...

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Hercislife avatar
Installed app from source but then accidentally deleted source code before uninstalling, can I uninstall the app?
ly flag

I built a program from source then went to pull the code and build again to get a more recent version but my pull wasn't working so I deleted the directory before uninstalling the app (dumb) and now whenever I try to build the app again or try to install via apt it doesn't overwrite the old version. The version I am using is 0.1.12 and the current release is 0.4.0. Am I just screwed here?

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Ananthu K Kumar avatar
What all things happen when I uninstall an application in Ubuntu?
mx flag

I'm working on a desktop application and recently when I uninstalled it to install a newer version the local folder of the application got deleted.

I'm curious to know what are all the things that will happen when you uninstall an application in Ubuntu.

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LiberoCarli avatar
Uninstall MKUSB
cn flag

So I installed a few weeks ago mkusb to make a persistent live USB and now I don't need it anymore. But I can't find a way to uninstall it, it's not in the "Ubuntu Software" app, it's like there isn't. How can I completely delete it from my computer?

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Robert Smolders avatar
How to recover a deleted Ubuntu installation in Windows Subsystem for Linux
fo flag

I had both Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu20.04 and wanted to delete Ubunto18.04. However, I deleted Ubuntu20.04 mistake. Is there a way for me to restore the files from Ubuntu 20.04?

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ve3oat avatar
What is the *real* package name of Librevault
us flag

Just installed Librevault file sharing program from Ubuntu Software and decided that I don't like it. Want to uninstall it completely.

But dpkg --list does not find 'librevault". Does anyone know the real name of this invasive program?

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ArtificiallyIntelligence avatar
Ghost Slack program that I cannot find its path
br flag

I am using Ubuntu 20.04. I want to remove Slack app. link to slack app

I tried sudo apt-get remove slack. It reports no error and it seems to delete some files. But still, I can find Slack from the dashboard.

Even worse, I was trying to use htop to locate the path of Slack that I just opened. Guess what, it gives me a fake path that doesn't exist, called /app/extra/lib/slack/slack Then I tried to l ...

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mig001 avatar
How to uninstall freefilesync from Ubuntu
us flag

I installed FreeFileSync for my Ubuntu 20.04 from here;

Installation was successful and the app is working. The problem is I can't remove FreeFileSync from my device.

  1. I tried ubuntu software centre: It is not listed there
  2. Tried following commands. But none did work
sudo apt remove freefilesync
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
R ...
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mLstudent33 avatar
re: How to find unnecessary files downloaded for an install of dart on Ubuntu 20.04
ph flag

From the documentation:

I did sudo apt-get install libdart6-dev then I scrolled down and saw the install everything option so did sudo apt-get install libdart6-all-dev. First one was about 590M and second one about 298M which I thought meant after the second command, it just inst ...

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Iberico avatar
how to uninstall packages built from source and remove them entirely?
cn flag

I have built a lib, Open3D, from source and installed it. Afterwards, i ran make uninstall for the library and deleted the entire file directory which i cloned from git, i still have existing files from Open3D from /usr/local/lib directory. This is frustrating. How do i completely remove all these files? I don't face such problems if the package i require can be installed from apt.

This is what i ...

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JXuan avatar
Uninstalling and reinstalling nvidia driver (installed via "Software & Updates" Ubuntu 18.04)
nl flag

My current nvidia-driver-470 was installed via “Software & Updates”. Since I am experiencing frequent and sudden freezes, I would like to first uninstall and reinstall the driver.

I am not able to find detailed steps online to uninstall the driver (installed via “Software & Updates”).

Commonly suggested nvidia-installer --uninstall is not available. sudo apt-get remove --purge ‘^nvi ...

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paulhector avatar
Restoring [K]Ubuntu 20.04 after removing Python with apt-get
br flag

TLDR: I need to restore my distro after sudo removing all Python dependencies

I did the stupid thing and now I need to fix it. I wanted to do a clean install of Python for a class, uninstalling all programs that I installed using the command our teacher gave us (basically, remplacing apt-get install in the line he gave us to install Python with apt-get remove). So I ran the following:

sudo apt-get  ...

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Isaac Singh avatar
How do I completely remove Steam or .deb file?
th flag

I would like to know how to uninstall Steam. I looked everywhere but I cannot find any answers. I think it is worth mentioning that I installed it from a website and not the Software Store.

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Meena avatar
Multiple versions of Python and pip on my AWS EC2 instance
zm flag

I have multiple versions of Python (2.7 - Default, 3.5, 3.7.0a1 ) installed on my server. And along with that pip also got installed. I want to remove all except 2.7. Please let me know how to do it.

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sequence avatar
Unable to uninstall python-wxgtk3.0 in Ubuntu 20.04
gb flag

When I try to uninstall this package, I get the message that

python-wxgtk3.0 installed python-wxgtk3.0 package pre-removal script subprocess returned error exit status 1

Here is the output:

After this operation, 30.5 MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] 
(Reading database ... 308794 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing python-wxgtk3.0 ( . ...
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Ashish Sarraf avatar
I am unable to uninstall netbean in my Ubuntu
tr flag

i install netbeans form terminal and now I am try to uninstall netbeans. i have tried remove for Ubuntu software

sudo apt-get remove --purge netbeans
sudo apt remove netbeans
sudo apt autoremove netbeans
all of above says/: 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
Package 'netbeans' is not installed, so not removed
0 upgraded, 0 newly install ...
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Trunk avatar
No Boot From Main Drive After Removing KDE Plasma
nc flag

I have (or, at least, had) Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on my main SSD drive with a similar SSD backup. I also have Ubuntu 21.04 on a USB so I could view Wayland.

To explore the KDE Plasma desktop environment, I followed this procedure to install it.

After I looked at KDE Plasma and found it less intuitive than Gnome, I found that simply rebooting forced me to select a desktop environment during the boot-up proc ...

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Marco avatar
Update Or Remove Alacritty
in flag

I built Alacritty by following the instructions from Alacritty Github and I don't know how to update it.

So, I thought if I install Alacritty with this code ↧, It will be easy to update it.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:aslatter/ppa
sudo apt install alacritty

Can anyone help me to remove it, or guide me on how to update it?

Thank you

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Ashu avatar
Uninstall/Remove Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
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I was changing the case and PSU of my kid's desktop computer. It was 2015 HP Desktop - Intel Quad core computer. Lots of parts and upgrades being done on it and latest one was GPU(Nvidia 1005 Ti)-so it was due for a change of PSU and case(for better airflow). It has 5 SATA port on - as the new case is not having the 5.25" bay - so DVD drive cannot be used. It had two SSD and one 3.5inch hard drive. I didn ...

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CA1Greco avatar
Ubuntu 20.04. Attempt to delete printer driver fails from bad install
id flag

Went to Settings > Printers. Two drivers for Canon MX922 printer shown. Second one works. First one doesn't work. I click on settings wheel for the bad one, selected and pressed Remove Printer. Got message that says the printer has been deleted. THEN I closed the little message window. The printer REAPPEARS as "Added" (I did not click undo button). Also tried command line sudo command to delete. Prin ...