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

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Can't mount external laptop HDD on laptop

I'm running a vanilla instance of 32bit Ubuntu 11.04 installed on the k53e laptop. The machine is up to date. I have an external laptop HDD that I'm accessing via the rocketfish RF-HD3025. The ...
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How do put two operating systems on one DVD-R? [duplicate]

How would I go about installing Ubuntu 32 and 64 bit 12.10 on the same disk? I would really like to do this if you could help. I'm on Ubuntu 12.10 64bit ATM if that helps. Edit: What I meant was ...
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How can I install both 32 and 64 bit versions of the same -dev package?

I'm trying to install libsqlite3-dev for both i386 and amd64 on the same Ubuntu 12.04 machine. I'm developing an application that uses sqlite3, and want to compile and test both the 32-bit and 64-bit ...
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WebEx audio doesn't work on 12.04 LTS 32-bit

I got "The Audio Device is Unaccessible Now" when trying to connect audio to WebEx session using computer. It's known issue for 64-bit installations and common workaround is to setup 32-bit browser ...
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Installing 32 bit java now that ia32-sun-java6-bin is not available [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Sun/Oracle's proprietary Java 6/7 JRE or JDK? Prior to 11.10, I could install a 32 bit java side by side with the 64 bit versions using the package ...
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Can I switch from 64bit to 32bit?

Is their anyway I can switch from Ubuntu 64-bit to Ubuntu 32-bit easily without replacing the whole OS.
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Running 32-bit Firefox with sun-jre in 64-bit Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am trying to run juniper networks connect program to vpn into work and it only works on 32bit sun jre. All the things I have found with google failed so far. I can't use any scripts, like ...
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Why does Wubi.exe for Ubuntu 11.10 not run on Windows 7 32bit?

I installed Ubuntu 11.04 32bit before with the Wubi installer.I therefore completely uninstalled ubuntu and downloaded the new Ubuntu 11.10 32bit.But now When I execute the Wubi.exe it doesn't ...
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Upgrade from 32 bit to 64 Bit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to "upgrade" from a 32bit to a 64bit installation? I would like to know if it is possible to upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit. Say currently I am ...
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avant window navigator still starts at startup after i uninstalled

I have recently installed Avant Windows navigator for openbox and when I go to other gui interfaces like Ubuntu Classic or Ubuntu it also starts so I uninstalled everything I installed to make it ...
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Firefox youtube flash player shows as grey box?

Firefox and Youtube videos were working after upgrading from 10.04 to 10.10 but a couple of weeks ago, my Youtube flash video player shows up as a grey box. The sound still works and I can hear the ...
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How to Install Viber on Ubuntu 13.10, 32bit [duplicate]

I hope everyone is OK I would like to know if someone knows how to install Viber on Ubuntu 13.10, 32 Bit. Best Regards,
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How do I get LibreOffice to make titles for columns such that as I scroll down I see the titles instead of “A,B,C,…” for columns?

By instead of "A,B,C,..." I mean the column letters you see in this screenshot: I am using LibreOffice 4.0.2 that I installed from the tarball of debian packages that I downloaded from the ...
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On a Win 7 machine, can I have BOTH 32 and 64 bit Ubuntu boots?

I have a machine that is Win 7 Enterprise. I installed an Ubuntu 64-bit on a dual boot. However, it turns out that I have software requiring 32-but Ubuntu. Can I install another instance of Ubuntu as ...
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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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running a 32 bit .bin file on 64 bit Kubuntu

I am running a 64-bit version of Kubuntu 12.04. When trying to run a 32-bit .bin file I am getting the following error: $ ./jdevstudio11121install.bin ./jdevstudio11121install.bin: No such file or ...
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How do I get Jmol to show implicit Hydrogens?

For some reason when I use Jmol it fails to show implicit hydrogens even when I have the box labelled, "Show Hydrogens" ticked. How do I overcome this problem? I am running 32 bit 12.10 on a Dell ...
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Installing Ubuntu I get: please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU

I've downloaded Ubuntu 12.10 and 9.04 - Desktop, respectively and burned a them on separate DVD and CD. But when I run setup.exe or booting from drive E: I get a welcome display, choose language, ...
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Can I install `libssl-dev:i386` on x86_64 system without losing important packages?

On my x86_64 12.10 system, when I try to apt-get install libssl-dev:i386 apt wants to remove a bunch of things: The following packages will be REMOVED: build-essential dkms g++ g++-multilib gcc ...
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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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Running 64 bit Ubuntu distribution from 32 bit Ubuntu

Related to this question How do I run qemu with 64bit processor on a 64bit machine?, I'm trying to run latest ubuntu 11.10 64bit distribution under Ubuntu 11.04 32 bit using qemu on a core2duo (64 bit ...
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What is the technical reason preventing a simple upgrade (non-destructive) from 32 to 64-bit?

I was under the impression that upgrading from 32-bit to 64-bit required a new kernel. This would mean replacing the kernel is all that would be needed. Perhaps drivers and libraries need to be ...
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how can i make ubuntu software center offer 32-bit packages

I am developing a 3D game/graphics/simulation engine on 64-bit ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The 64-bit version of my application compiles, links and executes just fine. However, I cannot build a 32-bit version ...
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Problem installing mysql, error in post-installation script

Having problems loading/installing mysql Here is the output while installing: mysql-server-5.1 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 0 B/6,258 kB of archives. ...
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Upgrading ubuntu 12.04 from 32 to 64 bit

So I know this has been asked alot on this site, but I want to be a 100% sure if I am doing it correct (seeing as I don't want to break my notebook or what not). I read several questions and I think ...
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Microphone not working with Steelseries 5HV2 Ubuntu 12.10

I have recently updated my Packard Bell Easynote LM-81 to Ubuntu 12.10 32-Bit. I tried to start a Skype conversation (installed from the software center, without problems), when I found that my ...
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Bios unable to find Ubuntu 64bit CD, with 32bit installed already

My friend and I are having a problem, where his PC won't find Ubuntu 64bit CD, after having installed 32 bit already by accident. He gets a BIOS message saying "Media test failed. Check cable" and ...
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How to upgrade from 32bit Wubi to 64bit Wubi?

I have a 12.04 beta 2 Wubi installed. I want to change it to a 64 bit wubi when I upgrade to the final 12.04 version. Would I need to uninstall the old Wubi and then reinstall a complete new one? ...
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How can I find out if my installed OS is a 32-bit or a 64-bit? [duplicate]

I am a newbie so maybe my question is not so shiny. I wont to install something (virtualbox) but I have to chose between the 32-bit version and the 64-bit version according to my OS. Problem is that I ...
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Which Ubuntu version to install (12.04 or 13.04) [duplicate]

I have windows 7 installed in my laptop. I have a lenovo G570 series laptop. I would like to install ubuntu. Can anyone tell me which version to install ( 32-bit or 64-bit and 12.04 or 13.04)
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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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Touchapd undetected fresh 12.04 install on Dell Vostro 1710

Decided to install 12.04LTS on my vostro 1710, but the touchpad is not recognized at all. I found some similar bug reports but the solutions given did not help me out. Here is my xinput list: ...
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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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Flash stops working in Firefox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix Flash issues? I got a weird issue this morning: after an update, my firefox flash plugin stopped working. For any flash object I try to run, it appears a ...
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32bit vs 64bit on desktop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between 32-bit and 64-bit and which should I choose? My cpu is Intel® Core™2 Quad Q8200 which, by Intel page support 64bit. I went to the download ...
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Should I install 12.04 or 12.10?

I've been using 12.04 for a few months now, but today I began thinking about re-installing Ubuntu, and now I'm a bit confused. What should I Choose? Ubuntu 12.04 or 12.10 32 bit or 64 bit I want ...
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Can't install wine (or ia32-libs) in Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit

As already pointed out here, people seems to have issues with installing wine in the latest version of Ubuntu. I'm suspecting this only happens with 64 bit users. For example, when trying to install ...
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What should I install on 12.04 for a school?

I am in charge of installing Linux on all Windows XP laptops in my school. I chose Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, but I am not sure what I should install on it. Do you guys have any suggestions? Thanks
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Can a partition table be edited from a LiveUSB of another architecture?

My purpose is to re-partition a dual-boot machine (running Ubuntu 13.04 / Windows 7), i.e. the current table is as follows: ----------------------------------------------------------- | | ...
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x86 or x64 for AMD E-300 and 4 GB of RAM? [duplicate]

So I have a machine with AMD E-300 ( http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Bobcat/AMD-E%20Series%20E-300.html ), and 4096 MegaBytes of RAM memory, 3712 MB usable, because the integrated GPU takes 384 MB. What ...
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Can 32 bit use HDMI?

I want to buy a desktop, and use Ubuntu with it. My question is: Can I have a 32 bit computer with HDMI? Also, will it be beneficial to purchase a 64 bit computer, when it comes to Ubuntu?
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Ubuntu system totally freezes 12.04 12.10 13.04 [duplicate]

This problem is an ongoing issue for me. Maybe someone has an idea out there. I've been using Ubuntu 32 bit for years with much pleasure. It all stopped when I upgraded to version 12.04. Since ...
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How is possible that Ubuntu 12.04 32bit can see all of 6gb ram

I have Ubuntu 12.04 32bit and system is displaying all of my ram 5.7 GiB, how is this possible?
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Packages not showing up in created APT repository

I created an APT repository using deb-scanpackages, and it seemed to go well. When I did a apt-get update on another server, the Packages.gz file was retrieved, and all seemed well - until I went to ...
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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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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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Questions about architecture

So, I've been trying to learn as much as I can about linux operating systems, and something is currently confusing me. uname -a Linux L655 3.5.0-27-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Mon Mar 25 19:58:17 UTC ...
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Python 2.7: no documentation found when typing help('print')

I have just installed Python 2.7 and Python 3.2 on my Ubuntu 12.04 (32 bit). sudo apt-get install python python-doc python3 python3-doc I opened a Python 3 shell (is it called like that) typing ...
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Install Grub without Linux [closed]

My brother wants to get windows 7 64 bit alongside his Windows 7 32 bit. How can I install/modify Grub onto his computer in order to create easy boot options without having to install a Linux ...
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How to install libxml2-dev (32-bit) package on a 64-bit Ubuntu (11.10)

I want to run an binary for a 32-bit application which is dynaically linked to the libxml2 on a 64-bit Ubuntu (11.10). I have found and installed 32-bit libraries for most of the other libraries used, ...