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

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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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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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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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error: package architecture (amd64) does not match system (i386)

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 and by the way my wireless is not working. So, I'm trying to fix this problem manually. I have installed the 64 bit Ubuntu already. The problem is I cannot install ...
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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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/proc/net/dev on ubuntu 12.04 x86

How can i prevent reset byte count in /proc/net/dev when there is higher than 4gb of transfert? The 'bytes' counter in /proc/net/dev wraps after bytes > 2^32. I understand that there are other ...
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What is the difference between machine, processor and hardware platform?

I was just going through uname and found that -m and -p gave same result, but -i returns a different result. What is the difference between i686 and i386 ? $ uname -mpi gives i686 i686 i386.
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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: ...
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Downgrading 64bit to 32bit [duplicate]

Is it possible to downgrade from 14.04.1 64-bit to 32-bit as an old PC is having real trouble running 64-bit.
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Microsoft Office 2010 Pro and Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I currently use x64 and I tried to install Microsoft Office 2010 Professional x86 & x64 and it failed with Wine and Play on Linux. It says that it needs MSXML 6 SP1, yet installation fails every ...
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Installing IBM Installation Manager (32-bit) on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (64-bit)

Can someone help on Installing IBM Installation Manager (32-bit) on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (64-bit)? Here's the steps attempted so far: Installed 64-bit Installation Manager (IM) on 64-bit Ubuntu LTS ...
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How to install lib32-gnutls in Ubuntu 14.04 32bit

I have a login problem with a game (league of legends - the login server did not respond).I found somewhere that I need to install lib32-gnutls to fix this problem, but I don't know how to do this. I ...
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Stuck on “Configuring bcmwl-kernel-source (i386)” while installing Ubuntu 14.04

So, as the title says, installation get stuck while Configuring that package. Now, I am aware that this question has already been asked, but the solution requires internet connection and I don't have ...
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Has anybody been able to install Acestream on Ubuntu 14.04 32bit?

I'm trying to follow the instructions on wiziwig.eu but I can't find the dependency packages python2.7-apsw and so forth...
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Developing 32 bit application and using it in 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04

I would like to develop 32 bit c++ applications on an Ubuntu 14.04, 64 bit machine and use it on both 32 bit and 64 bit machines. One of the main difficulties I face is that I use some library which ...
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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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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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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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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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packaging Error for amd64

I am trying to package lttoolbox-3.2 for ubuntu , I successfully created ppa and built 32-bit packages. but it always fails for 64 bit failed log ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...