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

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Acer Aspire One, system slow. Graphics problem?

I have a Acer Aspire One Intel Atom CPU N280 1.66GHz 2gb RAM Video: Intel Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller It was running Windows Vista before, and was very slow. I tried to ...
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TrueCrypt container sluggish data transfer only in Ubuntu

I downloaded two setup files for truecrypt namely truecrypt-7.1a-linux-x86.tar.gz & TrueCrypt Setup 7.1a.exe one for linux & one for my windows8 I installed both the files in respective OSes ...
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Do I need to upgrade my kernel?

my first post here, so be kind, lol, I know you will be. I run a dual boot between Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and the Linux is a whole new learning curve for me. I bought an ...
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How can I tell whether my Firefox is 32 bit or 64 bit?

I have a 64-bit Ubuntu. For the preinstalled Firefox I had to download the 64-bit plugins (Flash, Java); the 32 bit plugins didn't work. Then I downloaded Firefox from mozilla.org, which just has one ...
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Going from 32-bit to 64-bit, will “Reinstall Ubuntu” in the installer break my system?

I'm trying to go from a 32-bit Xubuntu 14.04 to a 64-bit Xubuntu 14.04. In the installer, I get this option: Reinstall Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My /home is already on a separate partition, so my ...
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Installing 32bit wireless driver on amd64

I have a Dell Latitude 3330 laptop. After updates my wireless stopped working. Found the drivers, deb files. When I try to install using Ubuntu Software Centre, i am getting a message saying wrong ...
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32-bit OS on a 64 bit processor [duplicate]

I have a laptop with a 64-bit processor, but by accident i installed the 32-bit version of Ubuntu 14.04. i can always back my data up, and re-install Ubuntu, but i want to know if using 32-bit will be ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 x64 HPmini 100-3100 getting stuck

here is the thing: I install last Ubuntu version in a Hp mini 110-3100 with n455 1.66ghz 64bit I-Atom processor and 2gb RAM, should i install Ubuntu 32bit? because, 64 bit is getting stuck for no ...
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Ubuntu with both 32bit and 64bit libcurl

Im running a c++ application and Asterisk in 64bit Ubuntu machine.My C++ application needs 32bit libcurl. And Asterisk needs 64bit libcurl to do some http calls in the dialpaln.Can I keep both 32bit ...
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determine if you have a 64bit processor [duplicate]

I would like to find out on the console if my processor is 64 bit capable. I can find out that I have installed the 32 bit version of Ubuntu with uname -a If it doesn't contain 64 at all, then I ...
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Am I using more than 4 GB on my 32-bit system?

I have a relatively clean installation of Ubuntu which reads this under system details: I've read everywhere that 32-bit OSs don't support more than 4 GB of RAM (some sources say 3 GB), so what's ...
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logging into a LXC container

Trying to create LXC container to run 32bit Wine on my 64bit machine. I have done all as instructed. Then coming to the part, where to start the container: sudo lxc-start -n my32bitbox After a ...
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install 32bit or 64 for older pc [duplicate]

I got a hp/compaq presario c751nr, this laptop is a older computer with 2gb of ram i think it has a 64 bit processor but i believe it came with 32 bit vista,correct me if im wrong. im a tech savy ...
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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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Installation taking a very long time, hangs at “Configuring bcmwl-kernel-source” [closed]

I am installing Ubuntu 14.04(32-bit) on my laptop (Compaq Presario V2000), and after about 7 hours, it is still in Configuring bcmwl-kernel-source (i386) mode. The messages I read are as follows: ...
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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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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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How to install 32-bit Windows apps on 64-bit Ubuntu (ver : 14.04)? [duplicate]

I am getting errors while running 32-bit windows applications via Wine 1.7 on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. Please help.
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Determining system architecture

Does anyone know of a program or script I can use to find out what architecture my Sony VAIO PCV-RS520 desktop computer is? I've been mulling over an upgrade to 14.04 64-bit, however I am not sure if ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS Adobe Flash Player

I have Adobe Flash Player installed on Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS 32-bit but there seems to be a few instances of the same player especially in Google Chrome. When I check through chrome://plugins/ I saw two ...
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Can I install 64 bit Ubuntu on my Intel Core i7 64bit PC? [duplicate]

I've an Intel Core i7 64 bit PC. I've seen that Ubuntu 14.04 LTS has the following two versions.. ubuntu-14.04-desktop-i386.iso (Intel 32 bit) ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso (AMD 64 bit) Can ...
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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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How to do build a 64-bit develop environment in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32-bit? [closed]

I using the Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS 32-bit. But now, I want to build 64-bit binaries & packages as same source of Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS 32-bit on it. I think that, If I use CLFS(Cross Linux From ...
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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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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 can I deploy 32 and 64 bit versions of my application in the Ubuntu's Software Center under a single entry?

I don't know how or don't see the option to have 32-bit and a 64-bit version of my application under the same entry in the Ubuntu's Software Center, and .deb packages cannot contain multiple ...
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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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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 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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can I upgrade ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit from 13.10 32 bit [duplicate]

Currently I am using ubuntu 13.10 32 bit version. Can I upgrade it to ubuntu 14.04 64 bit version?
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Upgraded my 32 bit machine with 64 bit live image of Ubuntu 14.04 by accident!

I just upgraded my 64 bit laptop successfully to Ubuntu 14.04 using a 64 bit live image and then upgraded my Desktop with the same 64 bit image forgetting that my desktop is a 32 bit machine. Now my ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installer crashes

I am trying to install "ubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386" on my IBM M52 8213-W2B. Currently I am using windows 8 consumer preview. I am trying to install "ubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386" by booting directly ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to “upgrade” from a 32bit to a 64bit installation?

As per title, I wish to know if I can, after a successful 32bit setup and consequent software installations, update to a 64bit version. I know how to partition (actually one of the solutions is to ...
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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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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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How to install Chrome or Chromium 32 bit on Ubuntu 64 bit

I am unable to find any advice how to install either Chrome or Chromium 32 bit on Ubuntu 64 bit 12.10. I installed ia32-libs, downloaded Chrome install package google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb ...
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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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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 ...