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How to completely uninstal HPLIP

I have this annoying popup every time I start my pc and I don't know how to eliminate it and either the HPLIP. I tried this method without success https://askubuntu.com/questions/1056077/how-to-...
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How to completely uninstall munin on Ubuntu or RaspberryPi? [closed]

I would like to uninstall munin, including the configuration files. How do I do that?
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Does Pacman's “-n” flag purge configuration files for AUR packages?

In Pacman's man page, there is a -n (nosave) flag that purges all the configuration files of the package being removed. Does this flag work for packages installed from AUR? Is manual cleanup ...
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I can't uninstall Latte. Says no packages to remove

I'm surprised I can't remove Latte because I installed it through Ubuntu Software. It's still there but when I click Remove it tells me there are no packages to remove. Help? Edit: I've tried removing ...
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Uninstall Packet Tracer which is installed using wine

I have installed Packet Tracer 7.2.2(.exe file) using wine and have uninstalled it using the same uninstall.exe file provided. When uninstalled all the files of packet tracer are removed except the ...
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problem during uninstalling dnsmasq package

I'm trying to remove dnsmasq using command : sudo dnf remove dnsmasq but the dependencies of this package wondered me! =================================================================================...
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Why can't remove vim?

uname -a Linux MiWiFi-R3-srv 4.19.0-0.bpo.9-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.19.118-2~bpo9+1 (2020-05-20) x86_64 GNU/Linux sudo dpkg -l vim Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-...
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Uninstalling every program from ArchLinux

I installed Arch and was using it for a while, but I want to go back to a completely clean system. Is there a way to uninstall everything that is installed without reinstalling the whole system?
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How can I uninstall obs-studio built from source code | CentOS 8

How can I uninstall obs-studio built from source code from my CentOS 8 machine? It was built from source code - without the browser - and doesn't work on this PC. When I'm trying to uninstall OBS I'm ...
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How to delete a binary that is not been shown on dpkg -list

So I compiled a program that I downloaded in github with Make and MakeFile , I'm looking to delete it and as far as I can see. it created two binaries. /dev/stterm (which is shown on dpkg -list) /usr/...
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Using “*” doesn't work when Uninstalling Applications in Linux Mint 20

I have (for example) different LibreOffice products installed and I want to remove them. I tried: sudo apt purge libreoffice* This had worked before uninstalling everything that was part of ...
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How to permanently remove inbuilt apps from pop os?

When I use sudo apt autoremove to uninstall inbuilt gnome apps like seahorse(password manager), gnome-calendar, gnome-weather, gnome-contacts, they successfully uninstall. But after sometime, in ...
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How to totally remove Ubuntu?

I've got Ubuntu on my laptop and I want to completely remove it so I have no OS on it. Google provides no answers which would be relative, they are only like "How to delete Ubuntu if you have Windows/...
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What are the apt commands for purging all packages from a specific repository only, and removing it?

I am using Trisquel 7, a variant of Ubuntu 16.04, that uses a custom version of Mate as its desktop environment. I added a https://deb.nodesource.com/node_8.x repository to install some npm stuff we ...
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Dpkg-query and apt errors when trying to uninstall a package

Every time I try to uninstall any application from the start menu (therefore, from the GUI), not from the terminal (in which sudo apt-get remove works), I get this error: E: Unable to locate package ...
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Cannot open MiKTeX, error “File is empty”. Cannot uninstall

I am using KDE neon. After I installed MiKTeX, I updated everything from it, downloaded the "standard package" and then tried to install TeXStudio... a message appeared "installation failed". But ...
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How to remove/uninstall Apache Netbeans if there is no uninstall.sh?

Some time ago I installed Apache Netbeans on my Linux Mint laptop, but since there are no official installers for the LTS version, I downloaded the binaries and unzipped the archive they were in. ...
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Having problem uninstalling f.lux from pop!_os, how do I uninstall f.lux completely?

I'm using pop!_os I installed f.lux, and I uninstalled flux (at least fluxgui..) I was going to try Redshift. I installed Redshift and uninstalled Redshift (as it wouldn't open and my screen began ...
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How do I remove a GRUB?

So I messed up my Arch system by accidentally installing a broken GRUB. I have a working GRUB called grub_uefi, and a broken one just called GRUB. I'd like to remove GRUB from my system but keep ...
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Unable to remove devtoolset-7 from my CentOS System

I am trying to remove devtoolset-7 from my CentOS system. For this I am running following commands:- sudo yum remove devtoolset-7 sudo yum remove devtoolset-7-libatomic-devel sudo yum remove ...
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Safe to remove snap on Ubuntu Server?

I don't use snap and never install snap packages. On a new Ubuntu Server 18.04, snap list shows: No snaps are installed yet. Is it safe to remove it? I'm not sure what weird dependencies are ...
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how remove sid (unstable) repositories

While setting up Debian, allowed sid repositories to install some stuff, but forget disable it after. So latter executed apt update & upgrade. That added more than 500 mb of insecure repos. How ...
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how to uninstall vscode with apt

I installed Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu using: sudo apt install ./code_1.37.1-1565886362_amd64.deb I then found these commands to try to find out more information about the package: dpkg -l ...
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How to remove programs completely on Arch Linux, including files that it created in home directories?

I'd atom installed on the system and tried to remove it with: pacman -Rs atom I still have a .atom folder in /home/user and another Atom folder in /home/user/.config, not sure whether there's ...
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How to remove VirtualBox vboxdrv kernel module?

I previously was using VirtualBox on Fedora 30, but recently moved to using Boxes (review) and am quite happy with the switch. I've removed VirtualBox, but upon booting up my system, I still get a ...
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How to completely uninstall java from RHEL?

When I do which java I get the following output: which java /dir/java/bin/java I have already uninstalled java rpm using the following `rpm -qa | grep -i java` rpm -e rpm-name Still java is not ...
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How to uninstall or remove recently-installed packages

I installed the development packages for X11 today and now want to remove them. I do not remember the exact name of the package that I installed. I installed by running apt-get install ... and now ...
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Remove MariaDB in non-interactive mode

When I want to remove MariaDB from the system, I run # apt remove --purge mariadb*, but then I get a prompt like this one: Is there a way for me to skip this prompt specifying a value for yes or no? ...
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How to uninstall Mongoose OS from Debian?

I installed Mongoose OS using the following command on Debian 9.5.0: curl -fsSL https://mongoose-os.com/downloads/mos/install.sh | /bin/bash How do I safely uninstall this software?
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How to remove faulty GPU drivers Ubuntu 18.04

I have a new build which I have set up as dual boot with Windows10 alongside ubuntu 18.04. The Ubuntu installation has a root/home and swap partitions. As part of the set up process I was trying to ...
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How to uninstall Linux, from a dual-booting Windows 10 PC?

Suppose I installed some type of Linux on a Windows PC, to achieve a dual-boot system. Then, what steps do I need to un-do the installation of Linux? This question applies to: Standard EFI boot, as ...
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How do I uninstall RHEL7? [closed]

I am trying to replace my operating system. How do I uninstall RHEL7? How do I install a new operating system (non Linux)? Thanks.
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Synaptic: How to completely remove dependant packages by default?

I want to sort out some preinstalled programs, but when a package depends on the package I want to remove, it only gets marked for removal, not complete removal, so I have to mark all of them for ...
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cgroup files for uninstalled software

I recently had some issues with running pycharm-community where it completely failed to load, so I decided to completely remove the software and try again with a fresh install. Unlike most software I ...
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How does the purge command know where to look to delete package config files?

I am just starting to get how purge and remove are different from each other, but one thing I don't get is: How does purge know where to look for user config files, and how much does it actually ...
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How can I uninstall Microsoft Word Online on Manjaro (Gnome ver.)?

Manjaro with Gnome comes with some preloaded applications. One of them is a suite of Microsoft Word Online applications (Word, Outlook, etc). And I would like to uninstall them, since I'll be using ...
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Ubuntu: Issue in removing package ultimate-download-manager2

I installed program from ubuntu software center, the program is called ultimated media downloader 2. However, after that I tried to remove it but I could not find it using dpkg -l, or apt-get remove/...
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Remove compiled package without the source files

As I can see from other questions, in order to remove a manually compiled package I need to use make uninstall. However, I deleted the source files, so I cannot do this. I learned that in the future I ...
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Why does my CentOS machine think I still have Java 6 instead of 8 intalled?

So I have Java 8 installed on my CentOS 6 machine; rpm -qa yields jre1.8-1.8.0_161-fcs.x86_64 and java -version yields java version "1.8.0_161" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_161-...
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Disk full after broken installation of KDE desktop and now cannot remove/uninstall anything

I wanted to install Plasma 5.12 on my Ubuntu 16.04.03 system. So I ran the following lines in Terminal: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports sudo apt update && sudo apt full-...
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Uninstall Python Compiled App on Debian

So ages ago I knew how to do this but now I have forgot the last command. So for some odd reason alot of python apps I compile to the system and not just python apps don´t have uninstall options in ...
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How to identify and remove orphaned config files of uninstalled Software?

Programs often store config files in the home directory usually in a hidden directory, often but not limited to sub-directories of ~/.config, ~/.local or ~/.gnome After uninstalling the programs, the ...
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Remove All Packages from task-kde-desktop [Debian Stable/9] [duplicate]

So I installed KDE with task-kde-desktop and ended up not liking it. I tried apt purge task-kde-desktop and noticed the small amount of packages being uninstalled compared to installing it. So I tried ...
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How can I uninstall all packages from one Debian source?

I previously added some external sources to /etc/apt/sources.list.d but I now want to remove one of them. I also want to: remove all packages solely from that source revert all packages to versions ...
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Remove extra non-working scanners

I tried to add a USB scanner to my system without any luck and now when I start XSane or Image Scan! for Linux I get a list of non-working scanners. How these can be removed? I've tried: # pacman -...
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Why does Wine insist on removing systemd?

I'm on a fresh install of Mint 18.2, and I'm adding a bunch of multimedia tools. I would like to have LMMS use VST files, as well; but this requires Wine as (curiously) VSTs are all portable ...
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How to uninstall conky

I downloaded conky from github: https://github.com/brndnmtthws/conky then I installed it using this method: $ mkdir build $ cd build $ ccmake /home/user/conky # this will launch a curses-based UI ...
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dpkg-query -l shows removed packages, but dpkg-query -l “pattern” doesn't find them - why?

I've just uninstalled some i386 versions of certain packages. If I execute: dpkg-query --list | grep ":i386" I see them listed. If, however, I execute: dpkg-query ---list "*:i386" I don't see them,...
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How can I know when it's safe to uninstall my i386 packages (on an amd64 system)?

I use GNU/Linux Mint 18.1 on an amd64/x86_64 processor. I have a bunch of i386 packages installed - 250 of them to be exact. Up until today I knew I need some/most of them, since I had 32-bit Skype ...
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How to uninstall wine? [closed]

I have a question. How to completely remove wine?I tried sudo apt-get purge wine sudo apt-get autoremove sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get install -f rm -r ~/.wine rm -r ~/.local/share/...