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

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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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Run a 32 bit software on a 64 bit architecture under Ubuntu 13.10

I need to use a software which already works fine in a 32 bit Ubuntu 10.10 virtual machine, with my 64 bit Ubuntu 13.10. I found all the executable files and copy/pasted them into the same directory ...
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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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Trouble installing Ubuntu onto an older intel Pentium 4 machine

I am completely new to Linux and that is why I am trying to do is set up an older PC with a 32bit version of Ubuntu. This computer has an Intel 4 cpu 3.20GHz, DRAM 400MHz, 1024 MB RAM. The issue I am ...
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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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will a 6GB of RAM will be fine and efficiant to run in 32-bit Ubuntu?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 in a Intel Dual Core 3 GHz processor with 2 GB of RAM and I would like to buy a 4 GB of RAM extra and what best I can use it more efficiently and how I am supposed to achieve ...
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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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install IRAF on Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit. Now I want to install programme IRAF, which is running on 32 bit system. And I can not install ia32-libs. sudo apt-get install ia32-libs this is not working What ...
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Can't install primus:i386 package on Ubuntu 13.10 x86_64

When I try to install primus:i386 on my Ubuntu 13.10 x86_64 machine, I get this error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: primus:i386 : Depends: bumblebee:i386 but it is not going to be ...
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how to use a projector with Lubuntu 13.10

My teacher has an Lubuntu 13.10 Laptop and he needs to use it on his projector, but there is no signal. Does anyone know how to use a projector in Lubuntu 13.10? Thanks
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can unbuntu 13.03 be loaded with flash drive? USB

I am wanting to do a split pc, half win xp, half unbuntu 13.04, want to use the linux for internet surfing, youtube, crackle, hulu videos viewing. My pc is a older DELL C521, 1.87ghz, 1.5 gb ram, ...
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My CPU is 32 bit, but I have 3Go of ram, should I take ubuntu 32 bit or 64 bit? [duplicate]

Because on the front page it says 32 bits is for less than 2Go...
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What should I install on 12.04 for a school?

I am in charge of installing Linux on all Windows XP laptops in my school. I chose Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, but I am not sure what I should install on it. Do you guys have any suggestions? Thanks
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Digital Ocean LAMP stack z-panel installation “cannot execute binary file” on Ubuntu 12.04

Having an issue installing z-panel on a Digital Ocean VPS running Unbuntu 12.04. Specifically, when I try to execute the installer I get the following error: installer-10-1-0-ubuntu-64.sh.x: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...