Questions about the 64-bit architecture, and how to get some software working on it.

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Where can I order pressed Ubuntu 12.04 64bit Desktop CDs with professional graphics?

Canonical have confirmed today they will be shipping 32-bit Desktop CDs of 12.04 from their store, with the product page just updated to reflect this. I prefer 64-bit, I thought it was now the ...
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Boot repair asking for 64 bit iso - what do I do with it?

I had dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu precise pangolin 12.04. I upgraded to windows 8.1. It broke grub. So I used a live usb to run ubuntu and ran boot repair. However, it tells me I have to download ...
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How can I install both 32 and 64 bit versions of the same -dev package?

I'm trying to install libsqlite3-dev for both i386 and amd64 on the same Ubuntu 12.04 machine. I'm developing an application that uses sqlite3, and want to compile and test both the 32-bit and 64-bit ...
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Can't change the Dash Color

I try to change the Dash color from CCSM or MyUnity but I after I choose a color it changes to the default by it self in 2-3 seconds. using unity 5.12.0
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OS only reports 4.1GB of RAM and not the 6GB that is installed… why?

My ubuntu 64-bit 11.10 installed box has 6GB RAM but Ubuntu only uses 4.1GB. I have read various things about the 4GB limit etc, but all those talk about using less than 4GB. What could be causing ...
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Why (again) Ubuntu's recommended version (for 11.04) is 32bit, not 64bit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why not use 64-bit Ubuntu? 11.04 is already available. But why 32bit is again recommended and what's "wrong" with x64 ? P.S. I know about this question, but this is ...
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Brightness Control in ubuntu 13.04-64bit not working in Toshiba T110

I'm new to this forum and thought I'd try it out. So, much like every edition since about 11.10 brightness control doesn't work "out-of-the-box". I have a Toshiba Satellite T110-12P and although I've ...
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Why isn't Unity loading on VirtualBox?

I also tried Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears, and none of the solutions worked. The virtual machine runs Ubuntu 12.10 i386 and the host computer has Windows 7 x64.
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How to get mit-scheme from the package manager? [closed]

I installed the latest version of x64 lubuntu and I want to install a scheme interpreter. Strangely, in Synaptic only debugger and documentation is available to install. I would rather not compile my ...
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Unable to shutdown Ubuntu 12.04

I just have installed Ubuntu 12.04 64 bits just few days ago, and everything is ok, but just some times when I tray to shutdown the system just freezes for a long time, and I have to force the ...
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How to install skype in xubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit [duplicate]

I am trying to install skype in xubuntu 14.04 64bit from here. I tried ubuntu 10.04 32bit and ubuntu 12.04(multiarch). In xubuntu 14.04 64bit for both cases it is showing broken package message. Could ...
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Switchable Graphics: Embeded graphics card problems

I have a Dell Inspirion 17R 5721 It has a AMD graphics card and a Intel. I installed the drivers that AMD develops and I ran into the following problems. Every time it's me that has to change the ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 amd64: libnm-glib problem [closed]

I'm using a webstick part time for internet connection. After several break ups of my provider, instead of getting a new connection, I get this answer: Connection activation failed (1) Creating ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit system freezes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? Ubuntu 12.04 LTS system freezes completely, only way out is a hard reboot :( It's random, often while doing Shotwell, sometime ...
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Is 32 bit Ubuntu installation necessary to install 64 bit Ubuntu?

I'm going to install Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin(x64) and this article says it requires clean install from 32 bit. Does it mean -- forgive me, I'm Turk and my English is not perfect -- "First ...
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Is there a 64bit version of ubuntu for intel CPUs? [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 that I'm planning on dual booting with. I want to use Ubuntu 13.04, but on the daily builds download page there is only "PC (Intel x86) desktop image" listed for intel, ...
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12.04 stuck at the login screen

I did fresh installs of Ubuntu 12.04 on all my computers yesterday and one of them just doesn't seem to like 12.04. Let's start with the symptoms: I initially tried installing through a USB flash ...
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Dependency problems installing wine 1.5 on ubuntu 12.04 x64

Trying user1261084 solution: $ sudo apt-get install wine Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may ...
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Tweaks and configuration for Radeon Open Source driver

Can I tweak or configure Radeon driver to reduce overheating. My GPU gets 70-80C temp on start. I don't want Catalyst by now because they are very slow for 2D. using mobility hd4570, Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Does Ubuntu support 64 bit CPUs?

Am thinking of upgrading to a new laptop (64 bit) and would like to install Ubuntu 12.04 or newer. Are they compatible?
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Brightness not working on an HP Pavilion Dv6 with a ATI Radeon HD6770M

I was always unable to change my brightness since I installed Ubuntu, but I figured that installing the latest ATI driver for my graphics card would work. I did, but I still can't change the ...
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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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Trouble Installing 12.10 on a GA-990FXA-UD3 Base Machine: Network and USB Don't Work

I've spent two days pulling my hair out trying to get Ubuntu to install correctly on a new machine I built using a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 motherboard. Ubuntu seems to install fine, however, neither ...
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Is running an add on like “No Script” in Firefox needed on a linux system? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I use No-Script? A friend recommended the "No Script" add on for Firefox, however this friend runs a windows system. Is running "No Script" on a Linux system ...
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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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Adobe Reader (acroread) 64 bit looks bad

I installed acroread on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit with gdebi (also tried dpkg and via repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ precise partner"). The result looks bad. For example the open-dialog is ...
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How do I adjust the screen brightness on an Acer Aspire One D270?

My system specifications are: Ubuntu 12.04, 64-bit, Acer Aspire One D270, Intel Atom CPU The usual brightness increase/decrease key combination using Fn key doesn't work in Ubuntu as many pointed ...
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Problem building a Qt5 project with QWebKit

I'm trying to port a simple project from Qt4 to Qt5. The project uses QWebKit. I installed the qt5-default and libqt5webkit5-dev packages. I then changed the qmake project file to contain this: QT += ...
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Skype on 64 bit has non default mouse cursor theme

I have installed Skype from Canonical Partner repository on my 64-bit Ubuntu system. When I hover the mouse over the Skype window, the mouse cursor theme changes from default white to black. How can ...
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When using Ubuntu on a Live CD or USB, how can I determine if a different, inactive install is 32 vs 64 bit?

I was not able to determine by searching whether this question has already been asked and answered. My search always turned up some other 32 versus 64 bit question. I want to know if it is possible ...
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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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Alternate ISO image for current unstable (alpha/beta) releases

I'm looking for minimal/alternate ISO image files of current unstable releases. Where can I find them? Furthermore, are the core packages in the command line installs stable enough for daily use?
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Chroot into a 32-bit version of Ubuntu from a 64-bit host

Xilinx webPack 10.1 requires 32-bit Linux. Only this old version is compatible with their boards. How to make 32-bit applications work on a 64-bit operating system lists: Installation of 32-bit ...
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Minecraft: Slow performance OUT of the game

I downloaded Minecraft yesterday to see what the fuss is about, brilliant game! When playing in Windowed mode, if I try and do anything else, i.e. use the computer, when the game is paused, the ...
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How can I adjust the scroll speed of my mouse manually?

I have a wireless mouse device and I would like to speed-up the scrolling. I found a hint that tell us to install gpointing-device-settings. Unfortunatelly this program is not working in Lucid.Trying ...
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Can I install `libssl-dev:i386` on x86_64 system without losing important packages?

On my x86_64 12.10 system, when I try to apt-get install libssl-dev:i386 apt wants to remove a bunch of things: The following packages will be REMOVED: build-essential dkms g++ g++-multilib gcc ...
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Does 64bit ubuntu takes more memory than 32bit or is “quantal” more demanding than “precise”?

I've just clean-installed 12.10 64bit and i noticed an increase in memory usage. I used 12.04 32bit and was running about ~400mb on startup(gnome3 no effects) + firefox, now the machine uses about ...
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Adding new commands

I have added some new commands to ~/.bash_profile but every time I start a new terminal session, it seems to forget these commands and I have to do . ~/.bash_profile again. Is there a way to avoid ...
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Installing Ubuntu with Fake RAID 1

I had: Software: Dual boot with Windows XP Ubuntu 10.04 LTS x32 Hardware Fake RAID 1 (mirroring) with 2x1 TB: Partition 1 - Windows Partition 2 - SWAP Partition 3 - / (root) Partition 4 - ...
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Can't run Google Earth with Ironhide - libGL.so.1 wrong elf class

I've got a working ironhide setup (ubuntu 11.10). Most applications works fine with the nvidia-drivers (nvidia-current), but I can't get Google Earth (64bit .deb installed) working with or without ...
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Flash player for 11.04 64bit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Adobe Flash player? How do install adobe flash player for my 64 bit 11.04? Also is it stable yet?
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Why is Flash performing so badly in 10.10 64-bit compared to 10.04 64-bit?

Edit: After discovering some more about the problem (namely that it seems to be caused by waking from suspend) I created a new question. In Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit, I was running the latest 64-bit Flash ...
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Can't launch Eclipse

I've been using Eclipse for quite a while. I just switched from OpenJDK to SunJDK. I went back to using Eclipse, it opened just fine. I added some libraries to my build path of a project, but the ...
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Gwoffice 0.97 has a dependency issue and won't install

When trying to install the latest version of gwoffice 0.97 I get: The following packages have unmet dependencies: gwoffice : Depends: libgranite1 but it is not installable E: Unable to correct ...
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Why does aptitude want to remove a bunch of files?

Recently I encountered dependencies resolve issues when using APTITUDE (it is my favorite). Nevertheless, I started to feel that APTITUDE does not behave as it is supposed to be in 64 bits systems ...
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How can I get flash working on Kubuntu 11.04 64bit?

Flash is not working on Kubuntu 11.04, 64bit on any browser. Even after a purge and reinstall, any flash application gives either says the plugin is missing or not up to date (depends on browser). ...
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Massive graphical corruption when playing videos

After upgrade my Ubuntu to 11.04 I have a weird problem playing videos. See the capture from my display. I'm getting the same thing with all of the players and video file types. Ubuntu 11.04 64bit ...
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Troubles with Acrobat Reader within Firefox?

I just built a new machine and installing Acrobat was last step in process. Am running Thinkpad X210 with 10.10 64-bit. I've always been able to reliably open PDFs inline from the web; however, when I ...
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How can I fix 'no wubildr' error in WUBI on Windows 7? [closed]

Good Evening All, I just got my HP Laptop Back from the factory and then I tried to install Ubuntu. It got through the whole installation, however, when I restarted and chose Ubuntu a quick screen ...