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July 22nd, 2008, 07:40 PM
I've been trying to get my ubuntu to sync with my windows mobile device. I've followed through MANY MANY guides and have decided to give up on it. Is there anyway to get rid of all this crap that I've installed on here? I can't remember all of it because I was installing like crazy following these guides. Any help is greatly appreciate thanks!

July 22nd, 2008, 07:41 PM
Uninstall Ubuntu or all the extra stuff?
Windows mobile devices are always a pain, as MS dont want to play nice...

July 22nd, 2008, 07:48 PM
did you install with synaptic, a terminal command, build the programs yourself, or some combination of that?

if it was synaptic you would probably be best searching the way you did to install them. If it was commandline you probably could find a log to see what you did then just remove those packages, if you built yourself probably find the makefiles and try to uninstall.

July 22nd, 2008, 08:48 PM
im trying to remove some and im getting this..

E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?

July 22nd, 2008, 08:56 PM
Ensure no update managers etc. are running, and if you are typing the commands, use the prefix, "sudo" meaning 'super user do'.