LinuxQuestions.org
View the Most Wanted LQ Wiki articles.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software > Linux - Games
User Name
Password
Linux - Games This forum is for all discussion relating to gaming in Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 03-14-2008, 01:38 PM   #1
carlosinfl
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Orlando, FL
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 2,896

Rep: Reputation: 73
How To Completely Uninstall Quake 4?


I installed Quake 4 and well, it crashes when I startup the game. It starts to load and then I get kicked back to my desktop however the resoltion is extremely low and I can only restart X to get back to a normal session of Gnome which causes me to lose all my current work on my desktop.

Does anyone know how I can uninstall Quake 4 and start again from complete scratch? I ran the installed I downloaded from the web and then copied all the files from my DVD to /usr/local/games/quake4/.

Thanks for any help!
 
Old 03-15-2008, 10:18 AM   #2
MS3FGX
Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: NJ, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Debian
Posts: 5,852

Rep: Reputation: 351Reputation: 351Reputation: 351Reputation: 351
I assume the installer was a script you ran? Did you install as root or the normal user?

If you installed as the normal user, then everything must be under your home directory, possibly with some files hidden. If you installed as root then it could have went anywhere...

But in either event, it should just be a single directory with a hidden configuration file under /home.
 
Old 03-15-2008, 12:20 PM   #3
carlosinfl
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Orlando, FL
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 2,896

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 73
I installed as root simply because it installs the game under /usr/local/games/quake4 & I don't think regular users can write to that dir.

You're saying simply blast that directory and any hidden files?
 
Old 03-17-2008, 08:47 AM   #4
carlosinfl
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Orlando, FL
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 2,896

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 73
I did the following:

Code:
tunafish:/home/cwilliams/.quake4/q4base# rm -rf /home/cwilliams/.quake4/
tunafish:/home/cwilliams/.quake4/q4base# rm -rf /usr/local/games/quake4/
So is this correct? I want to make sure I completely remove every trace of this from my system.
 
Old 03-18-2008, 06:29 PM   #5
bhert
Member
 
Registered: May 2006
Distribution: OpenSUSE 10.3 Kubuntu Hardy Heron
Posts: 268

Rep: Reputation: 30
Basically it is right but depending on how the game was installed(script,package manager,etc) and where it was installed, there might still be traces of the game somewhere else.

This is what I would do to make sure every trace of quake4 is gone.

Code:
find / -iname quake4* 2>/dev/null
-bhert
 
Old 03-19-2008, 01:27 PM   #6
carlosinfl
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Orlando, FL
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 2,896

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 73
Thanks for the info bhert. I ran that command and got the following:

Code:
tunafish:~# find / -iname quake4* 2>/dev/null
/usr/local/bin/quake4-smp
/usr/local/bin/quake4
/usr/local/bin/quake4-dedicated
Now do you simply recommend I just 'rm' those files?
 
Old 03-20-2008, 11:06 AM   #7
MS3FGX
Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: NJ, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Debian
Posts: 5,852

Rep: Reputation: 351Reputation: 351Reputation: 351Reputation: 351
They probably aren't even files, but links to the actual binaries (which you already deleted). If you look at them with "ls" you should see they are all zero in size.

But even if they aren't links, they can be deleted as they obviously are useless now no matter what they are.
 
Old 03-20-2008, 11:32 AM   #8
carlosinfl
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Orlando, FL
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 2,896

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 73
Quote:
Originally Posted by MS3FGX View Post
They probably aren't even files, but links to the actual binaries (which you already deleted). If you look at them with "ls" you should see they are all zero in size.

But even if they aren't links, they can be deleted as they obviously are useless now no matter what they are.
Code:
cwilliams@tunafish:/usr/local/bin$ ls -l
total 0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root staff 31 2008-02-22 11:30 quake4 -> /usr/local/games/quake4//quake4
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root staff 41 2008-02-22 11:30 quake4-dedicated -> /usr/local/games/quake4//quake4-dedicated
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root staff 35 2008-02-22 11:30 quake4-smp -> /usr/local/games/quake4//quake4-smp
Looks like I can just manually delete them
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how do I get apt-get to completely uninstall a package? muxman Debian 22 07-01-2014 05:43 PM
mysql - uninstall completely yogaboy Linux - Software 4 12-27-2006 05:13 PM
How do I COMPLETELY uninstall Automatix2 brocki1 Linux - Desktop 0 12-22-2006 03:04 PM
how to completely uninstall a program royeo Linux - Newbie 1 09-20-2006 09:19 PM
how do I completely uninstall IE ddaas General 17 01-20-2005 06:21 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:22 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration