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

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Error in Installation of Qt5.x 32 bit on Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit

I want to install Qt5.x on Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit. But while installation I faced the problem of libsm6 missing. I learned Ubuntu needs 32 bit libraries for functioning. I followed this link and tried to ...
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install v4l2ucp: unmet dependencies

I run: sudo apt-get install v4l2ucp I got this error message: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f ...
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32-bit lib wants to remove it's 64-bit counterpart

xubuntu 14.04, 64 bit. Installing libvpx1:i386 wants to remove libvpx1 and all of the programs that depend on it. From that library's very minimal dependencies, I can't figure out why it wants to ...
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Is it Possible to create a desktop shortcut for the Sage Notebook?

Sage is a python-based mathematics software that integrates a wide range of mathematics software into a single python interface. Calling sage from the terminal (which is how you call it) creates a ...
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where is the 32 bit ubuntu snappy core image

The Ubuntu Website states that Ubuntu Core is Now available on a wide range of 32 and 64-bit ARM and X86 platforms. The following page says 64-bit PC (AMD64) snappy image Choose this to ...
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For an old machine with 4 GB of RAM, is a 32-bit or 64-bit system faster? [duplicate]

I installed the 64-bit version of Ubuntu 14.04 for the first time, and I think it is heavier than the 32-bit version. While it was installing it got stuck. I tried four times to install. Is it true ...
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Is Ubuntu desktop 32 bit source code the same as Ubuntu desktop 64 bit source code

Is Ubuntu desktop 32 bit source code the same as Ubuntu desktop 64 bit source code? I recently had occasion to go backwards from 64 bit to 32 bit and they seems subtlety different.
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error installing steam on ubuntu 14.04 fatal error loading steamui.so

When I try to install steam it crashes and provides an error message that says: You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run: libGL.so.1 and after i press ok steam ...
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Esterel Compiling in Ubuntu 64 bit

The latest version of esterel is available only in 32 bit. Installed it in 64 bit ubuntu. When compiling esterl to C. I haven't get any errors. esterel -simul foo.strl cc -c foo.c While running: ...
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How to check if my software is 32-bit or 64-bit

I want to check if my software is 64 bit or 32 bit (not the OS). This software is an executable file, and when I check it, no information is given if it is 64-bit or 32-bit. How do I check if my ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.10 (64-bit) on a Windows 8 bay trail atom tablet

For those of you wondering, this is not actually a question, it's a guide. "How can I install 64-bit Ubuntu on my 32-bit UEFI Bay Trail atom tablet?"
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Cannot install Gimp 64 bit

I am trying to install Gimp on a 64 bit PC with Ubuntu 14.10. I have added the dedicated PPA ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp but I am not able to install Gimp due to its reliance on a lot of 32 bit ...
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Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 halts on bcmwl-kernel-source(i386)?

I've read through the relevant posts, and don't find an answer. Problem: I install from disk Ubuntu 14.04.LTS 32-bit. At boot, Ubuntu gives a wireless error [81.275055] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware ...
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How to downgrade from 64-bit to 32-bit

I have a 2gb chromebook with 64-bit ubuntu 12.04 and it runs extremly slow and often crashes so how to I downgrade it to 32-bit or is their another solution?
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How to run 32 bit game on 64 bit system?

I want to play Mount and Blade: Warband with my friends, but when I open the game, it just glitches out my computer and forces me to restart my computer. On a reddit post I found, it says that "Also, ...
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Can Ubuntu 32-bit access 8GB RAM?

I need to use a large software package (Xojo) that requires the 32-bit architecture to run. Try as I might, I can't seem to install the 32-bit libraries on my 64-bit installation of 15.04. I don't ...
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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 use CUDA 7 32 bit, on Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit?

I have a single precision GPU (my understanding is that this is 32 bit). My linux version is Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. I would like to use CUDA 7 for some scientific programming applications; however ...
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How to remove all i386 packages from Ubuntu 64bit?

Over the time I installed many i386 packages, which I no longer need. How can I clean up the system and stay only with the amd64 packages?
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problem installing ubuntu in 64 bit compiler [closed]

i boot the Ubuntu 14.04 ISO using startup disk in my 32bit but while installing on 64 bit of windows os it is not asking install Ubuntu directly it is opening windows OS how can i install in 64 bit OS ...
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Performance of KVM on 32 Bit Ubuntu compared to 64 Bit?

Due to hardware failure, I recently grabbed a harddisk out of an old 32 bit machine and plugged it into a new 64 bit system - powered on, everything good, services outage minimised. Now I am planning ...
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32 bit on 64 bit causing strange characters

I installed a 32 bit game server on 64 bit ubuntu server 14.04.2 LTS. This required a few libraries, including lib32gcc. Now, whenever I run apt-get, I get all kinds of strange characters. The ...
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How to compile a boot loader for 32bit UEFI to be able to boot and install a 32bit Ubuntu OS?

I want to install a 32-bit Ubuntu on a system with a 32-bit UEFI (Bay Trail Intel Atom tablet). How should I proceed? This is not a duplicate of 32-Bit UEFI Boot Support, because this doesn't explain ...
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FlashUSB error at installation

The problem goes as follows: After seeing how accessible Ubuntu is on my computer I decided to install it on my father's pc. I downloaded the latest ISO (32 bit as he has only 2 gbs of RAM) and used ...
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32 bit vs 64 bit [duplicate]

I'm new to the Ubuntu community and I have a question: I've noticed while downloading both 32 bit and 64 bit versions that the 32 is referred to as i386 (which I assume is an Intel reference) and the ...
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Install Waveengine on 32 bit ubuntu 14.04

You might know about WaveEngine which is a free cross-platform, open source 3d game engine like unity. I used it on windows 7. Now, I have come to ubuntu(which I definitely like), but when I install ...
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x86 or 64bit on a system at 2GB

New to the world of Ubuntu, and I've been poking around the last few days because I finally got around to trying it! It's awesome so far but it's really sluggish on this PC... I received a 'busted ...
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32-Bit UEFI Boot Support

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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what is the difference between x86_64 amd64 and 64 bit

what is the difference between x86_64 amd64 and 64 bit ? I think its a stupid question but still. I use a x86_64 bit Ubuntu, but when ever I try to do a live boot of any other 64 bit images like the ...
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Memory leaks with zeitgeist-fts. It takes 1.2 GiB of memory [duplicate]

I have a memory leak with zeitgeist-fts which takes up 1.2 GiB of memory. A screen capture can be found here: When I kill process, memory is released and everything is working fine. Then again, ...
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What is the difference between machine, processor and hardware platform?

I was just going through uname and found that -m and -p gave same result, but -i returns a different result. What is the difference between i686 and i386 ? $ uname -mpi gives i686 i686 i386.
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How to run 32-bit app in Ubuntu 64-bit?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and the current Android development SDK, which contains 32-bit executables. I found that I cannot run those 32-bit binaries. Trying to start them from bash gives me an error: ...
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VMWare Player 3.1.6 32 bit installed with Ubuntu 14.04

Dear Ubuntu spezialists, I use Ubuntu 14.04 on an old 32 bit netbook. Now I installed VMWare 3.1.6, since this is the last real 32bit VMWare Player (although there seem to be newer versions of the ...
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/proc/net/dev on ubuntu 12.04 x86

How can i prevent reset byte count in /proc/net/dev when there is higher than 4gb of transfert? The 'bytes' counter in /proc/net/dev wraps after bytes > 2^32. I understand that there are other ...
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Installing java for 32 bit on a 64bit OS on terminal

I am using Ubuntu trusty tar 64 bit and I want to install Java 32bit. I have removed the previous java runtime environment which was 64 bit. Now i need help how can I do this on the command line? I ...
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Error installing needed libraries for Steam

So I installed Steam from the steampowered.com download. Now that Steam's installed, when I try to run it I get the following: Steam needs to install these additional packages: ...
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How to create a specific wine version and a new prefix [duplicate]

I want to create a second wine prefix 32-bit and I want a specific wine version for example 1.4 I have wine installed with the official ppa So can I create second wine prefix with specific wine ...
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My Ubuntu Is 64 Bit On 32 Bit PC? [closed]

My (probably 32bit) PC is low on RAM but the version of Ubuntu is 64-bit. Is there a way to change the architecture without losing my files. My PC sometimes freezes but Ubuntu Serach Transparent ...
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What are the differences between 32-bit and 64-bit, and which should I choose?

What is the difference between 32-bit and 64-bit Ubuntu? I've heard the 64-bit platform performs better and can detect more than 4GB of RAM. Also, while some apps haven't ported to 64-bit yet, ...
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Failed to install sqlite3 for Asterisk 11

I'm trying to install Asterisk 11 in Ubuntu Server 14.04 32 bits, and I can't to install sqlite3 for I use Asterisk 11 in this machine. Please see below the message: ...
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Lost data because of Installation of Ubuntu 14.04 Amd-64 [duplicate]

First I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 32Bit as dual boot with Windows 8. After That I replaced it with Ubuntu 14.04 64Bit in my Sony VAIO SVE15137CNW System. While installation my BIOS is set to in ...
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Having trouble running setup-environment (YOCTO) in a ubuntu 32-bit VM

I am running a 32-bit Ubuntu in VirtualBox on my i7-64 bit System and was following steps to build YOCTO; In the process, I have to run the following command $ MACHINE=smarch-samx6i ...
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Upgrading ubuntu 12.04 32 bit to 64 bit [duplicate]

I have recently installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS i686.I want upgrade it to 64 bit.How can I do it via terminal?
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Error while installing 32 bit Library on 64 bit Ubuntu [duplicate]

$ sudo apt-get install package-name:i386 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package package-name:i386 $ sudo apt-get ...
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Not able to boot 32bit from 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04 for installation

My machine runs on 2GB RAM since the 64bit is hungry for more memory i thought of downgrading to 32bit to avoid slowness. I downloaded 32 bit iso file and extracted the same to pendrive. When ...
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Why is there no +mac download for 32 bit systems or for GNOME?

When I was first toying with 64 bit Ubuntu I was led to try the +mac version of the installer and that solved some problems for me. Now however, I want to use GNOME; and want the 32bit version. ...
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Ubuntu installation on my system

I am installing Ubuntu OS in virtual box. I have 32 bit intel system with 3 GB RAM. So can I install i386 ubuntu OS?
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Recording 32-Bit Applications on a 64-Bit System with GLC

I'm stumped. Or I'm stupid. Let's go with the second one. I installed GLC, the game recorder, on my 64-Bit Ubuntu 14.04 hoping to record games like CSGO and other source games on Ubuntu like I did ...
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uninstall utorrent, installed the 64bit on 32bit

i am new to ubuntu, Just recently installed torrent using this link. Problem is i mistakenly downloaded the 64bit and after installing it i found out my OS is 32bit, As After going all those ...
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Cannot boot up computer

I installed ubuntu and burned the iso file to the d drive. After I reboot my computer, the ubuntu install menu shows up. I choose the first option (the "try ubuntu" thing) and then this happen. ...