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

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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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Which version should I download? [duplicate]

I want to download Ubuntu 14.04 (and I know this will kind of sound newbie-ish but here goes) which one should I download? Usually, I would pick the 32-bit version but it says for computers with less ...
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error occur when sudo apt-get update

Below error was occur after upgrading Ubuntu 14.04 from 13.01: (gedit:15234): IBUS-WARNING **: The owner of /home/jez/.config/ibus/bus is not root! jez@JEZZONEFLY:~$ sudo apt-get update 忽略 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04,32 or 64 bits with 2 gb of ram? [duplicate]

I have an AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+ × 2, with an Nvidia GT 220 and 2 GB of ram. I am currently running 13.10. Do you think it would be better to upgrade to 14.04 in 64 or 32 ...
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Am I running 32-bit or 64-bit?

I know this question has been asked a number of times, but my system seems to contradict itself… Following the answer to this question, I have run the following: $ uname -a Linux manaha ...
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Which 14.04 distro for Core2 Duo with 4 GB RAM? 32 bit? [duplicate]

So, does my 6-yr old Core-2 Duo 32-bit processor system work best with the 32-bit distro, or will the 64 bit version work?
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Problems installing 32bit program on 64bit system Kubuntu 14.04

I have problems installing GuitarPro 32bit on a 64bit system! I knew that the ia32-libs package will install most 32bit programs, so when I run : sudo apt-get install ia32-libs The response is: ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Steps to install 32 bit wine on 64 bit 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

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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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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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.
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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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I just noticed I Installed 64-bit system by mistake [closed]

I have a Gateway M-6804m Notebook with 3GB of RAM https://support.gateway.com/s/Mobile/2007/Tempest/1014839R/1014839Rsp2.shtml I installed ubuntu with the windows installer about 2 weeks ago, but I ...
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libs versions when cross compiling [duplicate]

I'm trying to build an application. It requires the next libs: libev(x86-32) libev(x86-64) libev-devel(x86-32) libev-devel(x86-64) for Ubuntu I run: sudo apt-get install libev-dev and get libev4 ...
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i didn't found how or is it possible to install MAYA on a 32-bit ubuntu?

i need to know how i can install MAYA (any possible version) on a 32-bit Ubuntu!!.thanks
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Lubuntu doesn't detect all the RAM (just 1GB of 1,5GB

I installed Lubuntu in a Thinkpad X40 laptop. The OS runs pretty well but it's not detecting (and using) all the RAM installed. The X40 has 512MB of internal RAM memory and an additional module of ...
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How do I force Kubuntu 12.10 to boot in 32-bit mode (Linux 3.2.0-34-generic-pae)?

Just upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10, on my ancient 32-bit Dell Latitude C-400 laptop. After the install, I restarted my machine as directed by the OS and got a blank screen. The computer appeared to be ...
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AMD64 or i386 for Acer Aspire 5530G

I have laptop Acer aspire 5530G: AMD Turion X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile ZM-80 2.1 with 2GB RAM. So, What is Ubuntu better: amd64 or i386? if CPU amd, but RAM is 2 GB.
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apt-get update not working + ubuntu 32-bit Vs 64-bit

I am a newbie to linux platform.Please don't mark this question as duplicate before reading it completely.! My system is running on intel i5 processor and the OS I recently installed is 64-bit Ubuntu ...
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Installed 32-bit by accident, want to upgrade to 64 and keep W7 [duplicate]

I'm brand new to Linux/Ubuntu, and I have multiple flash drives with the latest release on it. Last night, I mistakenly installed the 32-bit OS while I intended to install the 64 bit. Just before ...
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DualBoot 32Win & 64Mac from Live USB +Persistance

So I have a 32 bit Live USB with persistance that I use to write code, cause that's just how I roll. I can boot it onto my school computers(32 bit Win) no problem, but obviously not my Mac (2007 iMac, ...
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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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window vista 32 bit installation [duplicate]

I am a not a computer geek, so I probably think this is dumb questions.. I have a vista 32 bit and trying to install Ubuntu, When I run the file with iso player, it said that I need to reboot PC and ...
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Ubuntu install freezes using every method on Windows XP

I'll list the information I know, but I'm not a programmer or computer whiz so if you need more please explain how I can obtain it for you. I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a Sony Vaio laptop, running ...
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In first step of Ubuntu installation: crash screen [duplicate]

I am a Java programmer and I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 to use for my programming needs. But I have a problem. On my first step of installing Ubuntu X86 (I am a newbie) when I go to setup screen in ...
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after installing ubuntu windows is not showing in grub

Recently for one project I installed 64-bit Ubuntu (initially it was Ubuntu 32-bit) in my college lab machine. But the problem is after installing 64-bit it is not showing me the windows in grub ...
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Trine 2 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy 64-bit

Having bought Trine 2 on the Humble Indie Bundle, I can play the game on Ubuntu 13.04 after having installed the ia32-libs package. This package has been deprecated in Ubuntu 13.10 and the game no ...
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How to install VMWare Player on 32-bit 13.10 without 64-bit virtualisation

I'm having a nightmare of a time trying to install VMWare Player on my 32-bit 13.10. Apparently my CPU doesn't have 64-bit virtualisation support (I enabled CPU virtualisation in the bios but no joy). ...
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How do I install 32-bit packages on 64-bit Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am using the 64-bit version of Ubuntu, but I need to install a 32-bit version of a package to use with a proprietary extension for it, which is only available in 32-bit. How can I install the 32-bit ...