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

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Ubuntu 12.04 login screen flickers. “Could not write bytes: broken pipes”

I use Ubuntu 12.04 x64 with a dual-boot setup. Yesterday it worked fine but this morning when I attempted to boot it gets to the login screen and then it just flickers, alternating between the login ...
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How can I configure a CheckPoint SSL vpn? [closed]

I have a brand new laptop (yay!) running 64bit Oneiric Ocelot and I'm still figuring out the pieces missing from my old 32bit system. I need to connect to a CheckPoint SSL vpn at work, but there seems ...
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Unable to run VMware - Failed to build vmnet

I am unable to run vmware and below is the error log as to why. Any idea, though and suggestions are appreciated. Thank you. 2014-02-03T16:32:00.904+08:00| vthread-3| I120: Log for VMware ...
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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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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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ia32-libs broken package (Ubuntu 12.04 x64)

I have the latest Android SDK installed on Ubuntu 12.04 x64 I am having almost an identical problem as Problems with Eclipse and Android SDK. The Eclipse ADT plugin is not working for me, and its ...
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Where can I download Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS desktop edition for 64 bit?

I am unable to find the link to download 64 bit Ubuntu version 10.04.4 for Intel based processor.
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Is there any way I can run xampp on 11.10 x64?

Running xampp says it requires a 32 bit system. Is there a workaround, or a different software I can use?? I am indeed aware of the lamp-server installation available in Ubuntu, and am currently ...
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libusb-0.1.so.4 shared lib error in ubuntu 64 bit system

I am trying to install ZTE MF191 driver in ubuntu 12.04 64 bit machine. I am not sure is it support 64 bit or not. But it works fine in 32bit system. These driver package has a executable file named ...
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Why does Ubuntu 12.04 recognize only one processor?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in a machine that has an Intel i3 processor. As far as I know, i3 processor is a multicore one and the OS should recognize 2 processors, just as Windows 7 does. Ubuntu ...
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How do I boot the live CD on a Macbook Pro?

Trying to install Ubuntu-11.10-64bit-MAC on a Macbook Pro. But I cannot get the live CD to load. 'C' does not work 'CMD' does not work 'OPT' no opt key CD is not corrupt and burnt using the ...
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Best way to access a Windows-XP virtual machine

I have set up a virtual machine running windows XP (as guest) on an Ubuntu 11.04/64bit machine. The virtual host is using qemu-kvm. Accessing the virtual windows using virt-manager is possible, but ...
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Upgrade from 32 bit to 64 Bit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to "upgrade" from a 32bit to a 64bit installation? I would like to know if it is possible to upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit. Say currently I am ...
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On a Win 7 machine, can I have BOTH 32 and 64 bit Ubuntu boots?

I have a machine that is Win 7 Enterprise. I installed an Ubuntu 64-bit on a dual boot. However, it turns out that I have software requiring 32-but Ubuntu. Can I install another instance of Ubuntu as ...
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How to compile FontForge?

Who knows right way to compile FontForge on the Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit system? Any experience and suggests will be greatly useful. Full guide for build and install from source here: FontForge : ...
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File transfer from PC to USB disk is very slow

file transfer from PC to USB disk is very slow in my ubuntu 11.04(64bit) but the vice versa is not.transfer starts with like, for the transfer of 700MB file it starts with 30mb/s and towards the end ...
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How do I get a Canon PIXMA MX350 working on 64 bit?

Anybody successful on installing this printer on amd64 please? Canon supplies 32bit drivers -- as *.deb and also as source: http://www.canon.com.au/en-au/For-You/Printers/PIXMA-InkJet-Printers/MX350 ...
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VMware player installation failed building kernel module 3.11

I'm trying to install VMware player under Ubuntu 13.04 and my kernel is 3.11.0.2-generic. The VMware install failed because it couldn't build kernel module: The log is: Ago 18 09:27:20.737: app| ...
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AMD Driver Install Troubleshooting

I have an ATI 5670 HD. I'm running ubuntu 12.10 64bit. I've been having a hell of a time trying to install the most recent drivers for my video card. Everything else seems to be working with the ...
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Deleted /usr/bin/env by mistake, how can I recover it?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 X64, I deleted my /usr/bin/env file by mistake. How could I restore this? Also I copy a file as /usr/bin/dev, I don't know if I originally had a file called /usr/bin/dev. If ...
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How can I get 32-bit program to run on 64-bit Ubuntu?

Sorry to be asking this, but I have read quite a few posts and articles a lot of places wrt the issue I am having, to no avail. I am trying to get a Second Life Viewer (Firestorm) to run, and just ...
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Does Ubuntu support 8Gb of RAM?

I've a motherboard that can accept 8G RAM, But Window only see and use 4G RAM. If I put in my 8G RAM sticks, Will installing a 64bit version of Ubuntu really access most of the 8G's, Or is this a pipe ...
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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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How do I install a 32-bit Java runtime on an amd64 server with multiarch?

I'm a long time Ubuntu user, but I haven't been following the community for the last several versions. I just did fresh default minimal amd64 install of Oneiric and I need a 32-bit JRE for a ...
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ATI Radeon HD with Catalyst driver stuck mirroring screens

In 11.10 I replaced my aging Nvidia card with a new Radeon HD 6970 card. The single card has two DVI output ports which I've connected to two monitors. I installed Catalyst version 11.9 and I cannot ...
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Install i386 printer driver on an amd64 system?

According to this topic, it's possible to install these i386-drivers for my Pixma MP560 printer on an amd64 Ubuntu. Unfortunately, I cannot install the drivers: sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture ...
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Does 64bit Chromium include the Flash plugin

I tried to find this in Chromium's website but the don't mention it. I know that that Chromium 32bit comes with the Flash plugin included, but does the 64bit version include it too?
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How can I find/install a package that appears not to be available

I'm trying to install the novell iPrint client on ubuntu 10.10, which comes as an rpm package and so needs to be installed via alien. One of its requirements to work properly seems to be a package ...
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~/.xsession-errors is 2.7gb big (and growing), on fresh install, caused by gnome-settings-daemon errors

I've just installed Ubuntu 10.10 x64, activated the recommended Nvidia drivers, and I noticed my hard disk space is disappearing, I narrowed the culprit down to this: alex@alex-home:~$ ls -la .x* ...
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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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Does “sudo apt-get” installs 32bit or 64bit by default?

Ubuntu 13.04 64bit Does "sudo apt-get install" installs 32bit or 64bit by default? e.g. If I try Does "sudo apt-get install postgresql" which version will it install?
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How can I run Citrix Receiver on 13.04 x64? [closed]

I am trying to install Citrix receiver on Ringtail and I seem to be having a dependency issue. I have installed the correct architecture, but it requires a separate install of Open Motif. OpenMotif ...
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Installing Ubuntu I get: please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU

I've downloaded Ubuntu 12.10 and 9.04 - Desktop, respectively and burned a them on separate DVD and CD. But when I run setup.exe or booting from drive E: I get a welcome display, choose language, ...
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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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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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Will Ubuntu 12.04 64bit run on a Intel Celeron 900?

I have a Intel Celeron 900 @ 2.20 ghz will it run or does it require a amd 64bit proccesor.
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Running 64 bit Ubuntu distribution from 32 bit Ubuntu

Related to this question How do I run qemu with 64bit processor on a 64bit machine?, I'm trying to run latest ubuntu 11.10 64bit distribution under Ubuntu 11.04 32 bit using qemu on a core2duo (64 bit ...
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Installing LBP 2900 printer -> libs folders wrong?

I am trying to get my Canon LBP2900 printer to work on Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit. What I have done is try to follow the steps on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CanonCaptDrv190 So I downloaded the ...
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zeitgeist-daemon excessive RAM usage

I have installed last week Ubuntu 11.04 64 on a new machine. I am running the GUI using Unity. However I have noticed that after 1-2 hours the process zeitgeist-daemon starts using excessively the ...
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No sound in Oil Rush

I've installed oil rush using desura (currently in beta) using ubuntu 11.04 64 bit. The game runs perfectly fine except I can't hear any sound. What suggestions do you have? Note: I also had the same ...
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Ubuntu on AMD based Sony Vaio VPCY B15AG

Last week I bought a AMD E350 (AMD Fusion platform) based Sony VAIO (VPCYB15AG) having AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics, I removed Windows that came along with and installed Ubuntu 10.10 (AMD64) using USB ...
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crackling audio with Pulseaudio

This is a problem that I have been experiencing for a while now (since 9.10); before that I used a beta driver from Creative (I have a SB X-Fi on my Dell XPS 710), and even though, I have to compile ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 64bit - computer shuts down by itself

After I installed Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit on my Lenovo ThinkPad T61 today, I could boot up Ubuntu without problem but after I run the Software Center, Additional Driver, or Firefox, the computer will shut ...
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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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Do I need to remove the 32 bit version of Steam Beta before upgrading to the final version of Steam?

Ok, just want to figure this out. I have Ubuntu 12.04.1 64 Bit, and have installed the Steam Beta which was only 32 bit. Now that is available in the software centre and now as 64 bit, I just want to ...
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Copying files to zfs mountpoint doesn't work - the files aren't actually copied to the other filesystem, [closed]

I have 3 x 4 TB disks in a NAS that I want to group together and access as if they were one whole 'unit' of some kind. I also have a 250GB disk containing the OS - this is full of films and tv shows ...
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Can't install Skype because of 'ia32-libs-multiarch' several dependencies

I'm trying to install Skype in 12.04LTS. It fails to install from the Software Center, complains about skype-bin being a virtual package. skype-bin fails to install from apt-get, requires ia32-libs. ...
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Can't install Skype on 12.04 64-bit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Skype on 12.04 x64 does not start even after purging and reinstalling it I've tried many different ways: I downloaded the file from the Skype website, which returned ...
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Shutter is using big memory

I included Shutter on my Startup Applications list upon installing the app. For the second time in two days, my laptop would suddenly freeze heavily for a few seconds that I can't even move the mouse ...
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how can i make ubuntu software center offer 32-bit packages

I am developing a 3D game/graphics/simulation engine on 64-bit ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The 64-bit version of my application compiles, links and executes just fine. However, I cannot build a 32-bit version ...