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

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Install Ubuntu 13.10 on EeePC, 32-bit or 64-bit?

I have a 32-bit EeePC with 4GB RAM. Can I install Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit on it? I want to know whether I should install Ubuntu 32-bit or 64-bit before I download the iso.
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Ubuntu x64 installation

So my computer tells me that the processor is 64-bit capable, but it has 32-bit Windows Vista installed on it. Would it be okay to install 64-bit Ubuntu alongside 32-bit Windows or would it have big ...
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Ubuntu Windows Installer downloads 64 bit Kubuntu for my 32 bit system

I got the Ubuntu windows installer because I figured it would be the simplest way to try Kubuntu out with Windows 7 still present on the machine. Anyway, I started downloading then I noticed the name ...
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I have downloaded Ubuntu 13.04 amd64.iso but ended up with 32bit OS

I did ask this question before, I know, but as a newbee couldn't find my question again. Anyway, I have downloaded (twice) what I thought was the 64 bit version of 13.04 but when I check 'About this ...
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Error - I installed Ubuntu 64-bit on a 32-bit system

My problem is this: I want to install Ubuntu on a 32-bit netbook and a 64-bit notebook, so what do I do now? Install the 32-bit? Do I have to delete the 64-bit Ubuntu on the netbook? Or in the USB ...
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What 32-bit version of Ubuntu will work fast on my laptop? [closed]

I have an old Dell Inspiron 1000. Here are the specs: • CPU type: Mobile Intel Celeron • CPU frequency:2.20 GHz • Hard drive size: 30GB • Shadow RAM:384KB • Cache RAM:256KB • RAM speed:226MHz • ...
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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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Installing Kingsoft on 13.10

I am trying to install Kingsoft in 13.10. However, a32-libs multi arch support is not longer available. What do I need to install to run Kingsoft. I have kingsoft installed, but it will not start ...
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Install 32-bit java along with 64-bit [duplicate]

While I was trying to connect a network I got a message that I should install 32-bit java with update-alternatives. I have 64-bit java already installed. How can I do this?
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Graphics card driver issues

Hi I am writing this out of desperation. I've spent the last 3 days trying to get Ubuntu to work on a new machine I just built. Here are my specs for the hardware. ASUS P5N-E SLI MOBO intel core 2 ...
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Microsoft silverlight not in Ubuntu 13.04 Netflix desktop app [duplicate]

I thought it would be fun to put Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit on my PC, I have been told Netflix would work on 64-bit, bit it didn't. I checked terminal, long story short with 64-bit was I don't know what ...
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How to change icon size?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 32bit on a dell netbook, and the icons are way too huge. I've tried clicking on the cog and logging in as "ubuntu" instead of "ubuntu 2d" but that doesn't work. what do i do?
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Will a 64 bit operating system ran as fast and smooth from a flash drive as the 32 bit version does? [closed]

I have a bootable flash drive that i use ubuntu from. The computer i use it on is powerful enough to run a 64 bit operating system(windows is installed). Does the fact that it is 64 bit matter in ...
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AMD Catalyst driver error [duplicate]

So i downloaded Latest AMD Catalyst™ Drivers for Radeon™ HD 4000, HD 3000 and HD 2000 Series driver, i made it to the install, then if i wanna start installing i get a error: "One or more tools ...
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Bluetooth Keyboard Won't Work Ubuntu 12.04

I am using Ubuntu e command tried everything, even using the command line. I have tried the advise on Ubuntu's support pages, Bluetooth from the command line in 12.04? as well as installing Blueman ...
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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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Install i386 package on armhf system?

Is it possible? And if yes, how to install them properly?
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which version have better support to use in integrated services router, Ubuntu 12.04 or 13.04? [closed]

I will convert pc to router by using Ubuntu. I didn't know which version is better? Thanks
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Correct MD5 sum but it is not installing

I have tried to burn my iso file of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 4 times but none of them booted successfully or installed successfully then I tried to make a boot able USB flash drive but again it dosen't ...
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Steam not running on Ubuntu 13.04 32-bit

Steam just stopped to work. It worked fine until a couple of days ago, but now it won't launch. I've tried both to restart the computer and reinstall Steam, but it makes no difference. When I tried to ...
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dpkg remove, dependencies problems

I have just reinstalled Ubuntu 12.04. I was sure I was installing the 32 bits version, however it turns out (wt* ???) it is actually a 64 bits version. In the meantime, I tried to install some library ...
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Can I install 32-bit Ubuntu in a 64-bit host using VirtualBox?

After countless problems trying to program NASM Assembly in a 64-bit Ubuntu install in VirtualBox, I figured I'd just go to 32-bit programming for now. I'm no expert - can I install 32-bit Ubuntu in ...
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How to install openmotif 2.3.1 on Ubuntu 12.04?

I'm having problems installing Openmotif 2.3.1 in order to run Citrix Receiver. In terminal when I type command sudo dpkg -i openmotif_2.3.1-2_i386.deb the following error message comes up: (Reading ...
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Why do i have 32b Ubuntu after installing the 64b version? [duplicate]

to keep things simple i downloaded the 64b version of Ubuntu to try out on a spare computer but it turns out i have a 32b version? i even made sure to double check with the website and sure enough i ...
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How to change from a 32-bit installation to a 64-bit one? [duplicate]

OK, I feel stupid. Full disclosure, brand new to Ubuntu. I have a five year old XP laptop that I assumed was a 32 bit OS and thus, I installed the 32 bit version of Ububntu 13.0.4. I now see under ...
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How can I solve “Unable to find 32 bit OpenGl libraries” when running PlayOnLinux on a 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 64 bits. I have installed PlayOnLinux, but when I run it, it says: Unable to find 32 bit OpenGl libraries. I see I need ia32-libs to run 32-bit apps. I have installed ...
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I am running 32 bit widows 7, which version of ubuntu do I need to install, 32 or 64 bit?

I am currently running 32 bit widows 7 on a Acer Aspire D270 netbook (Atom CPU, 1GB RAM), which version of Ubuntu do I need to install, 12,04 32 or 64 bit version? Please help and be gentle with me, I ...
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Is Ubuntu compatible with my 32 bit windows 7 system?

I'm brand new to Ubuntu and not tech savvy like the rest of this group apperantly is. I have an older machine (32 bit windows 7) and I'm curious about Ubuntu and want to try it out, if it works well ...
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32-bit to 64-bit migration using virtualbox

I have a 32-bit Ubuntu installation which I would like to migrate to 64-bit. To minimize risk and to ensure that the installation is working I would like to first do the install on a virtualbox VM. I ...
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Which version do I need to download? [duplicate]

I'm currently running a Windows 7 computer, but it says I have a 64-bit OS, and I'm confused as to whether or not I need to download the 32-bit version of Ubuntu, or the 64-bit, since it says to ...
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How to install 32 bit Ubuntu on 64 bit machine [duplicate]

I am using ubuntu 12.04 LTS (64bit) in 64 bit machine. But I want to use a 32-bit operating system (either 12.04 or 8.04), I tried to do it using bootable pen drive but it failed, while I have alreay ...
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Ubuntu 32 bit or 64 bit on windows virtual pc on 64 bit windows 8?

I'd like to install ubuntu 12.04 on windows virtual pc on 64 bit windows 8. My laptop has corei7 processor, so I know that it can support 64 bit ubuntu. But I'm not sure what would be the best choice, ...
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Version 12.04 (precise) (32-Bit) and 8 GB?

Ich bin neu unterwegs mir Ubuntu und bin wirklich begeistert! Meine Frage: wenn ich noch 4GB DDR3 einbaue (auf 8 GB) kann ich bei diesem System belassen oder muss ich auf die 64 bit Version gehen ...
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Switch from Ubuntu 13.04 64bit to 32bit

Actually after reading my problem, most of you will laugh at me. I myself am, for such a stupid mistake. What exactly happened was, I was downloading 32-bit version of Ubuntu 13.04 for my old PC. ...
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Can I install Ubuntu 32 bit in a 64 bit machine? [duplicate]

I have a Windows 8 64 bit machine (Asus N56VJ) and I was asked to install a 32 bit Linux OS at the university for a programming course. The main problem is that I'm not able to boot from CD (already ...
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Kubuntu 12.10 - Do I have to install all the i386 packages in order to run wine on an amd64 machine?

Actually I have several questions here, but the main problem I want to solve is that, I need to run wine1.6 on my amd64 machine, which installed Kubuntu 12.10 for now. First thing I noticed was that, ...
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How to dual boot 12.04 64 bit and 32 bit on

I have a re-purposed HP notebook with 12.04 32 bit installed. I'm about to upgrade the ~70 GB drive with a larger one for a new project that will also require 12.04 64 bit. I had intended to use dd ...
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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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Install 32-bit version of Oracle JDK 7 on a 64-bit Ubuntu?

I am using http://askubuntu.com/a/61873/23678 to install the 64-bit version of Oracle JDK 7 under Ubuntu 64-bit. Is there a way to tweak this mechanism to install the 32-bit JDK instead? If not, how ...
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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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How do I convert a x86 RPM to a x86 DEB within a x64 system?

In my case the software I am trying to convert is the Lacie lightscribe labeler. 1.- I renamed the RPM mv LaCie\ LightScribe\ Labeler\ 1.0\ Linux.rpm lacie-lightscribe-labeler-1.0.rpm 2.- Convert ...
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Ubuntu 32 to 64 bit [duplicate]

I've installed ubuntu 12.04 in a dual boot with a windows 7. I've got the ISO months ago to use in another pc (32bit). Now I've got an laptop with windows 7 64-bit, and installed the 32-bit ubuntu. ...
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Difference between installing libx:i386 and lib32x

There's a series of libs available in the Ubuntu repositories like lib32stdc++6 and lib32ncurses5. You can either install these on a 64 bit system, or go for installing libstdc++6:i386 and ...
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64bit OS or 32 bit OS for system with 4gb of Ram [duplicate]

I have an Intel Dual core pc with 4gb of ram ,Should I chose 64bit OS or 32 bit OS help me in deciding the OS NB:I like to install the latest 13.04 on my PC
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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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Should I download the 32-bit version or the 64-bit version of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have a 13" Macbook Pro 2010. Should I download the 32-bit version or the 64-bit version of Ubuntu?
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Can't get 32 bit Ubuntu to boot on a macbook

I have tried 12.04 and 13.04 and neither one creates a bootable disk. I already have 64 bit Ubuntu but need 32 bit for a specific program that I need to run. I have tried Startup Disk Creator on ...
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Change install from 64 bit down to 32 bit

Is it at all possible when doing a command line distro upgrade that I went from 64 bit down to 32 bit? When I first installed my system, I installed 64 bit Ubuntu. Recently I upgraded to version ...
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I Installed 64 bit OS in 32 bit Processor

As the title suggest, I accidentally installed 64bit Ubuntu 13.04 in 32bit Processor, and it is working fine for now (actually I feel my PC became more responsive). Will there be any problem in the ...
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Ubuntu freezes at installation-dialog and at live-boot

i´m quite new to ubuntu/linux, because i prefered using windows, yet. Now i have a older notebook that runs very slow with windows xp and consumples a lot of battery. So i choosed to use a more ...