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Old 01-14-2006, 02:24 AM   #1
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uninstall a program


so, let's say i had installed something. In this case it's an ATi driver that isn't working

I believe it's files to be in /usr/X11R6/bin/fireglcontrolpanel

I want to uninstall it, but it doesn't show up in the distro's package/program management tool. So can I just delete that folder?

Does linux use something like a registry that i would have to modify?

thanks for any help. I'm desperate to get my video driver working, and I'm totally confused.
 
Old 01-14-2006, 05:15 AM   #2
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Since you are using SuSE, which is an rpm-based distro, do I assume correctly that you installed the driver from an rpm package?

If so, rpm -e <packagename> will uninstall the driver.
 
Old 01-14-2006, 07:14 AM   #3
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I want to uninstall it, but it doesn't show up in the distro's package/program management tool. So can I just delete that folder?
If it is not installed by RPM to uninstall it with rpm -e packagename, usually you have to just delete the installed folder. It you have compiled the application, just move to the folder where you runned the "make install" command, or if the folder does not exist anymore, recompile the app exactly like the last time and then run make uninstall

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Does linux use something like a registry that i would have to modify?
Linux does not have registry.

Good luck!

Boby
 
Old 01-16-2006, 02:32 PM   #4
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bigrigdriver, it is not from an rpm. it was a .run file that had a graphical installer, so I'm not really sure if it ultimately uses an rpm or not. from the sounds of boby's post, I should just delete the folder.
 
  


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