Questions about the 32-bit architecture also known as x86 , the common processor for netbooks and old computers.

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Ubuntu 12.04 resets to default settings after reboot

The first time I run ubuntu 12.04 is fine, but when I restart, all my settings were overwritten to default.
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How to install compiz-plugin-extras and make it work correctly?

I'm still having problems with Compiz... I did everything that you imagine... but "animation add-on" still does not appear in Compiz... I have already done the command apt-get install ...
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Why can't I install uTorrent Server on Ubuntu?

I've seen a detailed tutorial on installing u-torrent but after i enter, last line of code, it says: 'bash: /usr/bin/utserver: No such file or directory' syntax; utserver -settingspath ...
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Where to get official ChromeOS 32-bit builds? [closed]

For some reason, Chrome OS Recovery Media Creator is pulling the latest 64 bit version of ChromeOS and not the latest 32 bit version fo ChromeOS like it used to. This is a problem because I install ...
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What are the biggest disadvantages of using a 64bit version of linux over a 32bit and vice-versa [duplicate]

I've been using Ubuntu 12.10 for some time now, but I am very limited when it comes to installing some software such as wine that won't run on a 64bit. I want to know what are the biggest ...
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Glitchy screen after startup

When I start up, after the Ubuntu loading screen, the screen glitches, it has a bunch of orange lines that go down in a stair-like fashion. I use 12.04 on a 32-bit desktop
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32 bit backup on 64 bit operating system

Is it it possible to restore a backup made on 32 bit ubuntu on a 64 bit version? Like if you backup a 32 bit os and restore it on a 64 bit version.
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How to switch from 32 bit to 64bit without reinstalling?

I have a laptop supports 64bit. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit by a mistake I installed 32bit. Now I want to switch from 32 bit to 64 bit and a new version of Ubuntu 12.10 is also available so I want ...
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Is it possible to “upgrade” from a 32bit to a 64bit installation?

As per title, I wish to know if I can, after a successful 32bit setup and consequent software installations, update to a 64bit version. I know how to partition (actually one of the solutions is to ...
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Got Disconnected from Internet after installing and purging VPN Oneclick

I have tried to install VPN Oneclick on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS to access blocked websites but it did not seem to work as intended and I purged it via apt-get. Now I cannot connect to the Internet on ...
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My ubuntu 13.04 keeps freezing

I have just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my PC dual-booting it with Windows 7, then reboots but when I start to use Ubuntu for about 20 mins it freezes every thing but the mouse. The keyboard doesn't ...
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How do you run a 32-bit program on a 64-bit version of Ubuntu?

I have a 64-bit version of Ubuntu 13.10. I want to run a 32-bit version of a program. However I see ia32-libs is not included in 13.10. Is there a replacement package for this or what?
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error: package architecture (amd64) does not match system (i386)

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 and by the way my wireless is not working. So, I'm trying to fix this problem manually. I have installed the 64 bit Ubuntu already. The problem is I cannot install ...
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What is the memory limit on ubuntu? [duplicate]

I'm a inexperienced user on Linux and was wondering if it had any limit. Windows has limit 32bit-4GB, 64bit-128GB or so. Any help appreciated. Does the 32bit version of ubuntu have a limit?
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installer crashes

I am trying to install "ubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386" on my IBM M52 8213-W2B. Currently I am using windows 8 consumer preview. I am trying to install "ubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386" by booting directly ...
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ubuntu 13.10 with windows 7, 32 or 64 bits for 6gb of ram in AMD processor 32 bits [duplicate]

My processor is an AMD 32-bit, but supports up to 8GB of RAM. I'm going to install ubuntu 13.10 alongside windows 7 with 6 gigs and I want to know if windows 32bit supports 6 gigs if ubuntu 13.10 ...
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Printing problem , Canon LBP2900

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 , 32bit . when I'm printing nothing happen. I actually install my printer drivers , canon LBP2900 from canon site , its contain 2 *.deb file : ...
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32-Bit UEFI Boot Support [closed]

I recently purchased a Dell Venue 8 Pro. I have read online about what it needs in order to boot into Ubuntu or any other Linux distro. From what I have gathered, what really needs to happen is ...
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Unable to install Steam 64bit - Wrong architecture (Lubuntu 12.04)

I'm on a new install of Lubuntu 12.04 on an Acer Aspire 5534 (specifications here, tl;dr: AMD dual-core 64bit) trying to install steam_latest.deb from the Steam website. When I open gdebi to install, ...
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How to install Chrome or Chromium 32 bit on Ubuntu 64 bit

I am unable to find any advice how to install either Chrome or Chromium 32 bit on Ubuntu 64 bit 12.10. I installed ia32-libs, downloaded Chrome install package google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb ...
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Cannot install ia32-libs

I don't know why I can't install ia32-libs. It claims for a dependency that cannot be found on repos. junior@mediacenter:~$ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Installation fails when installing 64-bit version of Ubuntu but not 32 bit

I have a flash drive with Ubuntu 13.10 on it that I'm trying to install. When I try and install the 64 bit version on my computer I get this error: Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount ...
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Install 64-bit (Trusty) on 32-bit (Saucy)

On an Ubuntu 32-bit system (Saucy), I'm trying to install the 64-bit version of Trusty. For this I've created a new partition and (temp.) mounted on /mnt. After installation of (all?) needed packages ...
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64 bit 12.04 too much for 1 Gb RAM?

New install Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit is painfully slow and freezes on a Dell 5150 desktop. It has dual core 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 processors and 1 Gb RAM. Usage is over 700Mb with just the desktop running. I ...
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How to know the source of Ubuntu 64 or 32 bit? [duplicate]

I have an Ubuntu source on a flash stick and I want to know any way that let's me to know the following with out need to run it. The test computer is Windows 7: 1- the version of Ubuntu. 2- 64 bit or ...
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Why isn't utorrent working? How do I remedy this problem?

I tried to install utorrent by following the instructions available at http://www.liberiangeek.net/2012/01/install-utorrent-in-ubuntu-11-10-oneiric-ocelot/ but when I got to the step of typing: ...
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Can I have common CD for 64 bit Ubuntu and 32 bit Ubuntu?

Why does not Ubuntu have a common CD to install Ubuntu, choosing at time of installation whether to install 32 bit or 64 bit Ubuntu, Like Windows disks. Is there any tweak that would allow ...
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How to check if my software is 32 or 64 bit

I want to check if my software is x64 or x32 bit (not os) this software is a executable file and when I check about no information is given if it is 64 or 32 so does anyone knows how to check if my ...
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Can't install Guitar Pro 6 on 64-bit Ubuntu on laptop, but I could on desktop

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit on both my laptop and my desktop. I managed to install Guitar Pro 6 on my desktop by using 32-bit dependencies, following the instructions here to install: I ...
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Dual Boot on a 5-year old laptop

I would like to know if I can set up a 64bit version of ubuntu on an old laptop running a 32bit version of windows 7. The processor is a Pentium(R) Dual-Core T4200 2ghz cpu and has 4gbs of ram. How ...
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What is the easiest way to fix a mixup of 32-bit and 64-bit? [duplicate]

I have a machine which I have accidentally install 32-bit 12.04 LTS on. (Yes, accidentally. I can't recall how I managed that.) What is the easiest way to fix this? Mucking about with the kernel ...
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“drm:[drm_crtc_helper_set_config] *ERROR* failed to set mode on [CRTC6]” during install

I have a desktop PC which I built a while back. It has an Athlon XP 2500+, 2.5GB RAM, and an Nvidia (PNY Verto) Geforce 6200. I removed the CD drive to add another hard drive so I install from a USB ...
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unable to change 64bit architecture to 32 bit architecture while using dpkg command

i am using ubuntu 12.04 64 bit architecture. i want to install skype in order to do this first i need to convert 64 to 32 bit architecture.. so i type the command sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 ...
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Ubuntu 64bit or 32bit

We have a Advent PC that has 2GB of RAM and a 2.20GHz (I can list full specs if needed) 64bit CPU, on Ubuntu's website it says if you have 2GB of RAM or less install the 32bit version; but couldn't we ...
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12.04 can't connect to 64 bit WEP

I'm an absolute beginner to Linux, and I already have a problem. Go me! I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit on my desktop PC, dual booted with my previously installed Windows XP. I have a 64 bit ...
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Can I run 64 bit apps in 32 bit Linux? [duplicate]

There are some proprietary apps that are being provided only in 64-bit version.
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What is the recommended release of Ubuntu for 32-bit Intel based Macs?

What is the recommended release of Ubuntu for 32-bit Intel based Macs? I see for 13.10 that there are specialised images for macs, (e.g. ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64+mac.iso). These only support ...
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For a 32-bit kernel, what are the pros/cons of PAE vs. non-PAE?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit. My kernels are PAE kernels. I know these are the kernels we can use for 32-bit OS which have 4 GB RAM, to utilize all 4GB of RAM. My system is a 32-bit system. So I ...
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VLC can't read DVDs even after I installed things to read them

Moment ago and I got this from VLC media player Playback failure: DVDRead could not open the disc "/dev/dvd". Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvd:///dev/dvd'. Check the log ...
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Wired internet connect issue

When I first start up my PC it will not recognize the wired connection. If I run IFCONFIG this is what I get; Code: eth4 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:05:5d:29:4f:5b inet6 addr: ...
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How can I USB install Ubuntu 12.04.4 on my Macbook using the 32-bit image?

I've downloaded both the 32 and 64-bit images of Ubuntu 12.04.4 and used the startup disk creator in Ubuntu to create a both a 32 and 64-bit Ubuntu install USB. However, I am only able to boot from ...
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Ubuntu Installation of 64-bit on 32-bit OS [duplicate]

I have confusion of installing Ubuntu 12.04!. Actually my system is 32-bit with 4GB RAM. In the official page of Ubuntu its given as 32-bit(for machine less than than 2GB RAM). Can anyone please help ...
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Trying to install Steam ERROR: You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run: not

I've ALready installed Steam But when i click on the program i get this message ERROR- You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run: not I dont know what to install or EVEN ...
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How do I install Steam on my ubuntu? [duplicate]

my PC installed Ubuntu12.04x86-64 but steam only for the 32bit, what should I do to run steam on my machine?
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How do you know if you can add 64 bit version of Lubuntu?

NOOB alert- I have an HP/Compaq nc6120 laptop. I just added the 32 bit version of Lubuntu, however I wondered what would tell me if I could use the 64 bit version? Here are my PC Specs Computer: ...
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Installing Chrome OS Desktop Environment on my 32bit computer

This question says that it's possible to install Chrome OS as a desktop environment to Ubuntu but it's only available for 64bit PCs. Would it work on my 32bit PC? I just want to try it. It doesn't ...
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what's the difference between lib32stdc++6 and libstdc++6 (i386)

As far as I know they both implement the same stuff. Is the lib32stdc++6 kind of emulated version of (i386) for 64 bit Linux?
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Will there be an option to upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit [duplicate]

Will there be an option in the new Ubuntu 14.04 release to migrate from a 32bit to 64bit version of Ubuntu? Seems like many users require this functionality in a supported way without doing a fresh ...
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Steps to install 32 bit wine on 64 bit 12.04 LTS

Any help on this matter would be appreciated. I have 64 bit 12.04 LTS installed, I am looking for everything needed, step by step order to install 32 bit wine in order to run windows 32 bit software ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on VirtualBox? I Insert the ISO file, then I start the VBox, and then I get a battery and then I get a message [duplicate]

When I try to install ubuntu on Vbox, it shows an error that says to use x86-64 kernel but i already have one.