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

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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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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 libncurses5:...
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Cannot install Android 2.3 libs dies to missing ia32-libs-multiarch

I need to get my box up to par or android development, but cannot get ia32-libs to install for the life of me. Can anyone help? The error Android's tool gave me was Stopping ADB server failed (code -1)...
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how to install ubuntu 32bit with wubi [duplicate]

I want to install ubuntu 12.04 32bit with wubi, I tried to create shortcut from wubi.exe and change target to "32bit" but it didn't work and remained downloading 64bit can any one help me ?
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Can I install 32 bit Ubuntu on dual boot with 64 bit windows 7?

I'm asking this because I've downloaded the Ubuntu 11.10 32 bit ISO, burned it to a CD and tried to install it on my PC but the installation screen never shows up. When I start the CD I choose "...
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Wake-on-LAN broken on 64 bit, works on 32 bit

How can I get WOL to work on 64 bit Ubuntu? It's a wierd situation. The hardware is a heavily modified ASUS G75VW 3D. Windows and 32 bit Ubuntu work fine for Wake on LAN. The motherboard has a minor ...
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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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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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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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How to run x86-32 (IA-32) applications on Kubuntu x86-64 (AMD64)?

There are some applications that are only for i386 version but I have amd64 version. Can I run them on my system? I am using Kubuntu 12.04.1 LTS 64-bit version.
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Can I upgrade my 32-bit version of Ubuntu to 64-bit Ubuntu?

For a while, I have been using a 32-bit version of Ubuntu, and I have been considering switching to the 64-bit version. Because I am not too familiar with the ins and outs of Ubuntu yet, I was ...
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mount / in wine as /

Now, wine mounts / folder as Z: drive, and in winecfg I can change it to another letter, but i need to mount it as is / to /.(This behaviour was on other version of wine, I dont remember which). ...
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Skype doesn't work through Empathy 3.4 but works in Pidgin

I'm trying to connect to Skype throught Empathy 3.4 in Ubuntu 12.04 i386 (last update installed) I installed the pidgin-skype plugin, but there is no bigbrownchunx-skype-dbus protocol in list. It ...
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3D textures on Intel HD 3000 Sandy Bridge have erroneous rectangles in 32-bit GL/GLU games (but not 64-bit ones) in either 32-bit or 64-bit

I am wondering if there is a way to fix the following problem with Intel HD 3000 video drivers on Oneiric. As can be seen from the the linked image below the problem is that in some games (namely ...
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Printer driver cant install: /usr/bin/lpq: Error - unknown destination “/tmp”

I am trying to setup Xerox 7120 office printer on Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit machine but am unable to install drivers. After downloading linux drivers, extracting and executing (sudo ./setup) I get the ...
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Ubuntu 32 Bit boot from USB

I'm having trouble getting to boot to 32 bit Ubuntu from a 64 bit machine. Everything I'm reading says there shouldn't be an issue. I've been able to boot from the 64 bit version when installed on a ...
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Unable to compile 32 bit Qt 4.8.6 libraries on 64 bit machine

I am trying to build 32 bit Qt 4.8.6 libraries on Ubuntu 14.04. I have installed additional libraries sudo apt-get install libx32gcc-4.8-dev sudo apt-get install libc6-dev-i386 sudo apt-get install ...
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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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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: libgl1-mesa-dri:i386,...
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Can't find whoopsie process

I have tried several find commands to find whoopsie but I can't find the process to disable it. I know it's not already disabled because when I do locate whoopsie I get: /usr/share/apport/whoopsie-...
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Lubuntu 14.04 doesn't list my network [duplicate]

I have tried to open nm-applet but it doesn't list my/any networks. I thus can't connect to the internet. $ lspci | grep -i Network network controller: Broadcom corporation BCM4321 802.lla/b/g/n (...
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Installed 64-bit ubuntu on 32-bit windows vista [duplicate]

I am not very knowledgeable about computing, so pardon me if I am asking a stupid question. I installed ubuntu on my 32-bit windows vista via http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/windows-installer ...
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My ubuntu 13.04 keeps freezing [closed]

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 I overcome the problem with Opera I have screenshot in the body?

The problem is that I can't see a thing when I try to edit preferences because of the following screen: Click on the image to open a full resolution version. I am running 32 bit 12.10 and using ...
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pinning a :i386 package

I have gcc-4.7 installed from the ubuntu-toolchain-r ppa. Since gcc-4.8 was recently added to that ppa, I've run into a problem. Acroread wants libstdc++6:i386, but I can't figure out how to pin that ...
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BCM43142 drivers for Ubuntu 12.10 32-bit [duplicate]

related to How do I install BCM43142 wireless drivers for Dell Vostro 3460/3560? . That question is not reflecting a solution for Ubuntu 12.10 32-bit.
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Install 32 bit JRE on 64 bit Ubuntu 12.04 for Nokia SDK 2.0

I have successfully install java for my ubuntu through terminal but in mobile project want to include Nokia SDK 2.0 but this Platform is not able to run without 32bit jre. Error The SDK could not ...
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How do I get a Radeon 9200 Pro graphic card recognized and working? [closed]

This question is an extension of another a few days ago: Video card not found First I try to install Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop removing Windows XP Home Edition. Everything was nearly ok, just that graphic ...
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Change Bootloader title to include bit

Secondlife runs on 32 bit linux. I've tried WINE, Crossover, and installing the 32 bit libraries. Nothing has worked so now I'm having to install a 32 bit copy of Ubuntu as a second partition just to ...
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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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Both 64-bit and 32-bit support for development purposes

I'm looking for directions to complete in the most convenient way (well at least without lots of troubles) set up as in subject. I need (probably): 64 bit platform for running 64-bit Vmware Win7 ...
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Netflix Desktop Application will not start, Ubuntu 12.10 [closed]

I got the Netflix Desktop app and did what is said to do from this link http://www.iheartubuntu.com/2012/11/ppa-for-netflix-desktop-app.html when I click on Dash Home and click the Netflix Desktop ...
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Software Center crashes and terminal errors [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update? I'm a new user to Ask Ubuntu and I've only recently switched to Ubuntu 12.04. When I try to open ...
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Can I upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 from 32 bit to 64 bit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to “upgrade” from a 32bit to a 64bit installation? There was a similar question for older Ubuntu versions, but not for 12.04. Multiarch is ready ...
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Compiling on Ubuntu (10 or 11) 32 bits for Debian 6 64 bits

Does a program compiled on Ubuntu 32 bits work on Debian 6 64 bits? I went googling and found: "Normally a program compiled on a 32bit system works on a 64 also, but not the other way." So the 32 ...
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NEC Corporation uPD720200 USB 3.0 controller doesn't run at full speed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: USB 3.0 card not recognized I have fresh install of Ubuntu 10.10. I have external HD on USB 3.0. Trying to connect this via PCI Express NEC controller. dmesg: [ 8966....
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Why do I need lib64 on my 32 bit machine?

I am trying to install Oracle on my 32-bit machine that runs Ubuntu 10.4. I am following install Oracle on Ubuntu tutorial. At the very first step there is a requirement to manually install library ...
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Only 1 GB of RAM. Should I go for 32-bit Lubuntu, or 64-bit?

I know this has been explained very well in general, but I want to ask for advice on this particular situation. I hope it's not considered a duplicate. My friend has this old netbook with only 1 GB ...
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Which Ubuntu should I install for >8GB RAM?

I having using Ubuntu for about 6 years now. I have seen some of its bests and some of its worsts. I have tried Ubuntu 64 bits and have many issues, among them the computer ran a lot slower than ...
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Can i Dual boot Win 7 64 Bit with Ubuntu 32 Bit?

I have a Windows 7 64 bit and now i am thinking to install Ubuntu 32 Bit on a separate partition as dual boot.Can i do that? Someone told me that I cannot dual boot a 64 bit and 32 bit OS as it can ...
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AMD64 slower than i686?

Hm... I Installed 12.04 B1 before it promptly crashed and corrupted my drive, but before that, it seemed much slower than a 32-bit version of 11.10 which I installed before. I bought a new drive, and ...
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How to move from 10.04 32bit to 11.04 64bit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I upgrade from x86 to x64 without losing settings? I installed Ubuntu at a time when I did not know whether my laptop was 64bit compatible. Stupid of me not to check....
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Using flash player on a 32-bit machine

This is kind of two problems bundled together. I'll focus on only one and I'll try to be as specific as possible: I don't have flash player installed on Firefox, I started looking and it turns out ...
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Steam won't start on Ubuntu 16.04

After it was reinstalled, updates downloaded but it won’t start even from the terminal. This is the error message it gives: Running Steam on ubuntu 16.04 32-bit STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 x64 and i386

I'm a pretty new user to Ubuntu. I downloaded the 14.10 x64 iso for my new laptop and it installed and dual booted fine. I was super pleased with how fast it ran so I decided to install it on my 8 ...
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Is there Ubuntu Server for 32bit systems?

Please help! I have 3 desktops and 1 laptop and bring the laptop everywhere and keep the 3 desktops at home and they all have Ubuntu on them and I would like to access media and any kind of files I ...
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How can I determine what packages I had installed before a new install?

Situation: want to move from 32-bit to 64-bit environment (taking advantage of >4GB RAM) bought new HDD and installed new OS mounted old HDD as a secondary device Question: How can I determine ...
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Can ubuntu 64 bit run ubuntu 32 application? [duplicate]

Can ubuntu 64 bit run ubuntu 32 application? Now all our pcs and laptop are i7, 16GB memory.
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How do I use the 32-bit JVM on a 64 bit OS?

I have a 64-bit server with only 1 GiB of RAM (VM at Rackspace). I need to run a few instances of the JVM, and the 64 bit VMs are consuming too much RAM. I can't seem to find anyplace that tells me ...
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32-bit or 64-bit for Dell Optiplex 780 [duplicate]

My Dell Optiplex 780 is blanccoed, how do I know whether I need a 32 or 64 bit ubuntu?