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

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What are the differences between 32-bit and 64-bit, and which should I choose?

What is the difference between 32-bit and 64-bit Ubuntu? I've heard the 64-bit platform performs better and can detect more than 4GB of RAM. Also, while some apps haven't ported to 64-bit yet, ...
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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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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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Cannot install ia32-libs

I don't know why I can't install ia32-libs. It claims for a dependency that cannot be found on repos. junior@mediacenter:~$ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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How to run 32-bit app in Ubuntu 64-bit?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and the current Android development SDK, which contains 32-bit executables. I found that I cannot run those 32-bit binaries. Trying to start them from bash gives me an error: ...
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amd64, i386 (32bit / 64bit) - Which version to choose?

Can every CPU (in my case a Intel i7 890) install both of them ? Amd64 and i386 ? I would like to install Ubuntu 64bit. So what is the right download ?
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How do I upgrade from x86 to x64 without losing settings?

Is there an easy way to upgrade the system to x64 from x86 without losing settings and having to repartition etc?
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Does Ubuntu Desktop 32Bit Support more than 4GB Memory with default installation?

Does Ubuntu Desktop 32 Bit support more than 4GB memory WITHOUT changing anything (Without having to activate PAE via compiling kernel or anything similar). Will installing the 32 Bit Ubuntu on the ...
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How to install XAMPP?

Hi all im a noob on Ubuntu/Linux World, So i need some that give a full tutorial to How to install Xampp from apachefriends.org correctly on Ubuntu 11.10 + all beyond Ubuntu for 32 bit and also 64 ...
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Running 32-bit app under 64-bit linux

By mistake I have installed 64-bit linux(hey! it happens to every1!). How can I run 32-bit app under that linux?
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Trying to install Steam ERROR: You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run: not

I've ALready installed Steam But when i click on the program i get this message ERROR- You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run: not I dont know what to install or EVEN ...
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How do I create a 32-bit WINE prefix?

How do I create a 32-bit Wine prefix on Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit?
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DVD with both 32-bit and 64-bit Ubuntu

Is there any such images in existence that will allow me to install 64-bit Ubuntu if supported, or fallback to 32-bit otherwise? I'm participating in an installfest by a new and unofficial LoCo, and ...
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How to install 32 Bit Wine on 64 Bit Ubuntu?

Currently I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 64 Bit on my laptop and I want to install some Windows programs with Wine (Dreamweaver CS5/Starcraft II etc) but these programs require the 32Bit version of Wine to ...
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Can't install wine (or ia32-libs) in Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit

As already pointed out here, people seems to have issues with installing wine in the latest version of Ubuntu. I'm suspecting this only happens with 64 bit users. For example, when trying to install ...
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Why does my laptop resume immediately after suspend? [closed]

I seem to be having some problem with suspend mode. Every time I try to suspend my laptop, it just locks the screen. Or maybe it successfully suspends just to resume only an instant after. What could ...
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Can I switch from 64bit to 32bit?

Is their anyway I can switch from Ubuntu 64-bit to Ubuntu 32-bit easily without replacing the whole OS.
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For a 32-bit kernel, what are the pros/cons of PAE vs. non-PAE?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit. My kernels are PAE kernels. I know these are the kernels we can use for 32-bit OS which have 4 GB RAM, to utilize all 4GB of RAM. My system is a 32-bit system. So I ...
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How to fix “Unable to start services” in VMware Player 4.0.3. on Ubuntu 12.04 32 Bit

I just updated to Ubuntu 12.04 and installed the lastest VMware (4.0.3). When it starts it shows "Before you can run VMware, several modules must be compiled and loaded into running kernel". After ...
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Trouble with Ubuntu installation in VirtualBox

I'm having some problems getting Ubuntu to install. I'm running Windows XP Home (32bit) on an older Dell Dimension 2350 with 1GB ram, trying to install either Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (32Bit) or 13.04 (32Bit) ...
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Switching from 32 to 64 bit via upgrade [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I switch a 32-bit installation to a 64-bit one? I was quite sure myself that it's not possible to switch from a 32-bit to a 64-bit Ubuntu without a clean ...
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Running 32-bit Firefox with sun-jre in 64-bit Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am trying to run juniper networks connect program to vpn into work and it only works on 32bit sun jre. All the things I have found with google failed so far. I can't use any scripts, like ...
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How to remove all i386 packages from Ubuntu 64bit?

Over the time I installed many i386 packages, which I no longer need. How can I clean up the system and stay only with the amd64 packages?
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS stuck on 'Configuring bcmwl-kernel-source (i386)'

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my HP Pavilion dv5000, but it's stuck during the installation on 'Configuring bcmwl-kernel-source (i386)'. Where is the problem? How to fix it? I tried ...
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How to find out if my system is i386 or x86_64 before installing Ubuntu?

I am using Windows as of now and want to install Ubuntu. I want to find out if my system is i386 or x86_64? How to do that? Thanks.
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How to install a Lexmark z600 series printer?

It has been a headache trying to install this printer. All the tutorials I found are for older versions of Ubuntu, and none of them work. How can I install this printer? Edit: HOWTO: Install PITA ...
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Can I install two Ubuntu versions on the same machine?

I have Ubuntu 10.10 32 bit already installed on my machine..I am using MongoDB and it does not work properly with 32 bit machine. So I want to install 64 bit Ubuntu 10.10 on my system on another ...
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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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Can I install a 32-bit Java in addition to a 64-bit version?

For normal development I'm using the 64-bit VM which comes when I install the Java development kit (OpenJDK) with the package manager. But there are some Java applications (containing native ...
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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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Why can't I install uTorrent Server on Ubuntu?

I've seen a detailed tutorial on installing u-torrent but after i enter, last line of code, it says: 'bash: /usr/bin/utserver: No such file or directory' syntax; utserver -settingspath ...
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What is the technical reason preventing a simple upgrade (non-destructive) from 32 to 64-bit?

I was under the impression that upgrading from 32-bit to 64-bit required a new kernel. This would mean replacing the kernel is all that would be needed. Perhaps drivers and libraries need to be ...
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How do I install the build dependencies for Android?

I'm trying build the Android source using these packages. ButI am getting this error: $ sudo apt-get install git-core gnupg flex bison gperf build-essential zip curl zlib1g-dev gcc-multilib ...
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How to downgrade from 64-bit to 32-bit

I have a 2gb chromebook with 64-bit ubuntu 12.04 and it runs extremly slow and often crashes so how to I downgrade it to 32-bit or is their another solution?
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Is it possible to convert a 32-bit ubuntu installation to 64-bit? [duplicate]

As in title, is it possible to convert a 32 bit Ubuntu installation to 64 bit to read additional memory after performing a memory upgrade?
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32 bit packages in 64 bit ubuntu

Can I install the downloaded 32 bit packages to 64 bit OS? (now using UBUNTU 12.04(32bit) and going to install UBUNTU 12.04(64bit) on another PC.)
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I installed a 64-bit OS in a 32-bit processor

As the title suggest, I accidentally installed 64-bit Ubuntu 13.04 in a 32-bit processor, and it is working fine for now (actually I feel my PC became more responsive). Will there be any problem in ...
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I have a 32-bit machine, can I use programs that are meant for 64-bit processors?

I am using a 32-bit machine, but I am having to use a relatively obscure semantic database which only comes in 64-bit versions. What are my options for running it in my local dev environment? ...
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running a 32 bit .bin file on 64 bit Kubuntu

I am running a 64-bit version of Kubuntu 12.04. When trying to run a 32-bit .bin file I am getting the following error: $ ./jdevstudio11121install.bin ./jdevstudio11121install.bin: No such file or ...
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Should I install 12.04 or 12.10?

I've been using 12.04 for a few months now, but today I began thinking about re-installing Ubuntu, and now I'm a bit confused. What should I Choose? Ubuntu 12.04 or 12.10 32 bit or 64 bit I want ...
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How to get 32 bit version of libraries on Ubuntu 64 bit?

I'm trying to compile a program which uses Google's V8 library (which is 32 bit). Therefore any library I use within my program also has to be 32 bit. Where can I download the 32 bit version of ...
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Windows 7 Blue Screen then restart after loading from GRUB

I have Ubuntu dual booting Windows 7 and after repairing GRUB and a few Windows Updates, now Windows 7 just goes to blue screen upon loading from GRUB then restarts. Is there any way to fix 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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What is the recommended release of Ubuntu for 32-bit Intel based Macs?

What is the recommended release of Ubuntu for 32-bit Intel based Macs? I see for 13.10 that there are specialised images for macs, (e.g. ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64+mac.iso). These only support ...
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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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Installing Ubuntu on an Asus Vivotab Smart Windows 8 32-bit processor tablet

Good day, I just got an Asus Vivotab Smart with Windows 8 but the processor is actually a 32-bit type. I am kinda confused with the Ubuntu version to install (32-bit or 64-bit). I have read all the ...
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32-bit or 64-bit [duplicate]

I'm installing 12.04 on to my desktop. I just have a question on which version is better for my hardware. My specs are: Processor: Intel Core i5 2400 @ 3.10GHz Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology ...
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32-Bit UEFI Boot Support

I recently purchased a Dell Venue 8 Pro. I have read online about what it needs in order to boot into Ubuntu or any other Linux distro. From what I have gathered, what really needs to happen is ...
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How do I apt-get a 32-bit package on a 64-bit installation? [duplicate]

I was trying to get a game working. But I have Lucid Lynx on amd64 running while the game binary was 32 bit (no 64 bit version available and nobody was in the mood for recompiling). It lacked ...
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ERROR: 32-bit Linux Android emulator binaries are DEPRECATED when attemping to run the Android emulator

I have set the android development environment in Ubuntu 10.10, 32 bit. After creating the AVD when I launched the emulator I have received the following error. ERROR: 32-bit Linux Android ...