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

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i386 deb package for amd64 machines [closed]

I am building an application and I want to build a DEB package, but I have a problem... I want that the DEB package can be installed both 32 bits machines and 64 bits machines. Then I build a 32 bits ...
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Is 32-bit or 64-bit recommended for me based on my experience? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Difference between 32bit and 64 bit? So I've tried out the 32-bit Ubuntu 11.10 on my laptop. My knowledge with Ubuntu (and linux in general) is fairly limited. So I ...
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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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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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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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installing 64 bit kernel on 32bit ubuntu

I compiled my own custom kernel in a 64 bit linux mint 16 installation. I've also heard that the 64 bit kernel could also run 32 bit applications too. Would it be possible to install it and use it in ...
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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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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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Possible using 64-bit on 32-bit processor?

I have a PC (yet old) using AMD processor. I've tried booting Ubuntu x64 from LiveUSB, but it works! Larger image Why? But in my Windows Device Manager it shows x86...
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Mousepad not working with 12.04

I am running 12.04 64-bit, and I have had a bit of trouble with Ubuntu. First, I installed 12.10 32-bit, and then I tried to install 64-bit, but it didn't work. Then, one of my friends, who has the ...
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How do I change the permissions for my USBs?

For some reason I have discovered that I can no longer edit any of the data I have on my USBs. I was once able to edit it and I am able to edit the data on it on other PCs. I am running 32 bit 12.10 ...
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Multiple Ubuntu, Windows how to make grub to detect them all?

I have 4 Ubuntu version on a system (11.04 and 11.10 both in 32 and 64 bit) and also a few versions of Windows, after a restore now I have the grub from an earlier version and it sees just a system ...
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How to get rid of i386 libs?

Yesterday, I tried to install the Ubuntu 64bit package for Netviewer. This package seems to be a big mess as it is not really a 64bit version of the app, but instead uses Wine to get it to run. Along ...
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How to make Machinarium work again?

I am on Ubuntu 12.04 (64b) and bought Machinarium a while ago. I played with no problems for some days and wanted to play again today. However, when I tried to play, I got this error: ./Machinarium: ...
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Should I upgrade to 64 bit Ubuntu with an old laptop model?

I just realized, and I mean it literally just a few minutes ago, that my processor Intel T5870 supports 64-bit. I have had this laptop (ThinkPad R61i) for two years mainly running Ubuntu 32-bit. So ...
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Installing old Loki games on 12.04 64-bit results in no audio

All, Here's an interesting problem. I followed instructions provided online for installing Loki Games' Heroes of Might and Magic 3 (see http://www.swanson.ukfsn.org/loki/ and ...
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How do I can install libxcb-render-unil0?

I need libxcb-render-unil0 for running DraftSight™ 32x ver under my 64x os. I was trying to install it by a terminal or Synaptic Package Manager but it I didn't succeed in this. ...
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How to install 64-bit libraries on 32-bit system?

I need to cross-compile for 64-bit architecture on a 32-bit platform (using gcc-multilib and -m64 flag). For this I need to install 64-bit versions of the dependent libraries. How do I do that?
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When will deb multi arch support be included in Ubuntu?

When will deb multi arch support be included in Ubuntu? Is there any ongoing work?
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Installing 32-bit Wine 1.7.19 on 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I'm having a bad time trying to install 32-bit version of Wine 1.7.19 on a 64-bit version of Ubuntu 14.04. I've got through all the questions related to that on AskUbuntu but I haven't found a working ...
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Can I install the 64 bit version?

Ok, I've always, for some reason, thought that my cpu had 32 bit registers... so I always installed the 32bit version of all OSs that I've used. Now though I ran a lscpu, and I get: fer@fer-lap:~$ ...
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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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Gnuplot does not work as Intended

I have installed Gnuplot 4.6.4 after downloading it from sourceforge.net and it does not have the wxt terminal. How can I remedy this issue? In addition to that the cursor position is not displayed in ...
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Install 32 bit ubuntu along side 64 bit windows 8

I need to install Ubuntu 32 bit alongside windows 8 64 bit. Can anyone tell me how to get windows/UEFI to run the 32 bit disk? I have disabled secure boot and gotten a 64 bit disk to run, but I need ...
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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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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 publish a game that requires native libraries on the Ubuntu Sofware Center

Very recently I published a proprietary game on the Ubuntu Software Center. I uploaded a Debian package containing the binary files. Since the game is written in Java I used 'any' architecture in the ...
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install matlab 2013a with error

I tried to install Matlab2013a in my laptop (Ubuntu system). I download a ISO file (very big) and followed their instruction: mount it and run "install". But it returns me an error: Cannot locate ...
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32 bit Wine in 64 bit PC running Ubuntu 64 bit Precise

As I'm using dotnet20, I've setup a WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 with WINEARCH=win32 (as per question 'Installing dotnet2,0 on 64 bit machine'). I saw in above question (How to install 32 Bit Wine on 64 Bit ...
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install ubuntu on laptop with windows 8 32bit

I saw in the instructions that if I wanted to install ubuntu on my PC wiht withdows 8 i should download the 64 bit version. My laptop is an older 32 bit laptop that I have put windows 8 on. Should I ...
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Deleted the Ubuntu file in Windows, but i am still prompted to choose between Ubuntu and Windows on boot

I installed Ubuntu using Wubi. I got version 12.10 32-bit. After all was done I noticed a file on my C: drive labeled Ubuntu so i figured when i wanted to uninstall this would be the file to delete. ...
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How to install lib1394 i386 (32bit) version on ubuntu 11.10 amd64

I have an old acquisition program for a firewire that seems to need the 32bits version of the library libraw1394.so . Some notes, about the problem: I think that the output of uname -m indicates ...
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How do I call FreeMat that was installed via Alien?

How do I call FreeMat that was installed via Alien? I'm running 12.10 32 bit. I have tried freemat, freemat4.1.1 and freemat4 and none have worked.
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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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Problems with AMD driver for ATI Radeon HD 3870

For some reason after installing the drivers for the video card ATI Radeon HD 3870, start lags. Slows scrolling, sometimes flash player and games. I'm tired. At first it was all in 12.04, and recently ...
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Trick 64-bit Ubuntu to allow 32-bit pci wireless card?

I have an older 32-bit Belkin F5D6001 (aka ADMtek ADM8211 802.11b Wireless Network Card) that I got to work in 32-bit Ubuntu 12.04 via NDISWrapper (Windows Wireless Networking) by using the CD it ...
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MaaS install 64-bit client nodes doesn't work

I have installed a MaaS node that will act as the parent and I am trying to add additional nodes via the PXE boot. The nodes boot fine and get an image from the MaaS server but they only install the ...
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How do I install the latest python-opencv in 64-bit Ubuntu?

I heard that OpenCV supports only 32 bit Python. But my OS is Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit and it has Python 2.7 64 bit. How can I install latest OpenCV-Python bindings on this system for 32 bit Python? .
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Multi-Architectures and Their Binaries

Why is there a /usr/lib and a /usr/lib32 directory but only a /usr/bin and no /usr/bin32 directory on a AMD64 64-bit-install of Ubuntu? If or when Debian/Ubuntu start supporting ...
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Boots to terminal

I had a system running 10.04, I think. I upgraded it to 11.04, everything was fine. But then when I upgraded it further to 11.10, the system would only boot to a terminal, no desktop like before. I ...
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Difference between -generic and -i386 kernel images

The regular auto-update installs the -generic linux image on my machine intel core i3 machine. Is it better to use -i386 kernel? What kind of machines -generic linux image supports? The comment #5 at ...
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Does Ubuntu on computer with 64 bit processor, need to be 64 bit as well? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My processor is 64-bit - does that mean I need the amd64 image? I tried installing Ubuntu 32-bit on my computer, but before the installation had really started, I got ...
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Ubuntu Server on 5 year old PC

I was recently downloading Ubuntu server to put on an old machine to serve media around my house. I was wondering why they recommend the 64-bit version of there server? Does this affect anything if ...
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Most system settings are not visible [duplicate]

System settings does not show all the settings. I'm using Unity on Ubuntu 14.03 32bit. See the image below: How can I fix this problem?
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Installing Atom text editor on 32-bit Ubuntu 13.10?

The Atom editor newly introduced by the GitHub team, looks like "a hackable text editor for the 21st Century", and I must say, the screenshots have lured me. Official binaries are only available for ...
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Cannot load acpi_cpufreq module [closed]

I have been trying hard recently to scale my CPU Frequency from 1GHz (the current frequency) to 1.67 GHz (the maximum frequency) but it won't let me as when I execute sudo cpufreq-set -u 1.67GHz it ...
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how to get ubuntu to load via DVD onto pc on xp

Downloaded the 32bit Desktop 14.04 version using a Windows 7 laptop. I have checked the download using winMD5SUM - ok- and burned a DVD using Deepburner. After several tries at booting the pc in ...
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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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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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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 ...