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Old 10-24-2010, 05:13 PM   #1
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uninstalling through wine - ubuntu


I had previously installed a game and thought I had uninstalled everything for the game but after uninstalling wine as well I realized that there was still a program left behind and that not all the wine files were gone either.

I am very beginner and I don't even know where the application would be located in my file system. I just really want to get rid of wine and everything attached to it.

I was actually sort of experimenting and hoping to use wine and play the game...but I think I am in much too over my head.

I hope that is enough information. I am not very computer literate, so I must apologize for the flimsy description.

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Old 10-24-2010, 06:44 PM   #2
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This stuff should all be in your ~/.wine directory (eg /home/username/.wine). Deleting this directory ("folder" in windows terminology) should effectively remove all your wine related settings and anything that you installed within wine.

And just to make sure, how did you install and uninstall wine? Did you use a package manager?

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Old 10-25-2010, 12:49 PM   #3
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Thank you. I did try deleting the ~/.wine directory after having used a package manager to uninstall it. I am still noticing the application showing up in my drop-down list within a wine file of some sort.
 
Old 10-25-2010, 01:13 PM   #4
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About you gaming problem, there is a nice software called "PlayOnLinux", install it(wine will also reinstalled automatically as a dependency). PlayOnLinux is a nice graphical software which makes installing games to wine painless for new users.

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hoping to use wine and play the game...but I think I am in much too over my head
This is not and effective way of learning linux my friend, jump in and fool around. Reinstalling ubuntu is painless and believe me as far as you keep away from sudo you cannot do any serious damage, even if you damage your user settings, all you need to do is creating a new user and deleting the old one.

As a nice guy at centos forums said; "even if you break it you get to keep all the pieces".
 
Old 10-25-2010, 02:47 PM   #5
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I might add here make a different partiton for really important stuff so that you do not loose data.
 
Old 10-26-2010, 10:48 PM   #6
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Hi,

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I am still noticing the application showing up in my drop-down list within a wine file of some sort.
What is your "drop-down list"? Is that a menu of some sort? If so a menu from what program?

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Old 12-08-2010, 08:00 AM   #7
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to uninstall wine on ubuntu

i had try uninstall wine on ubuntu, cause eror setting
this,s my method, but i reinstall again
>ubuntu software center> installed software >fine/ search (on the right place side) letter "wine"> remove

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Old 12-08-2010, 09:40 AM   #8
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I noticed that wine on my computer puts menu-entries under ~/.local/share/applications/wine. If you delete this folder you should get rid of this menu-entries. Maybe you have to logout an login again to see it working.
 
  


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