Is there an easy way to downgrade from the AMD64 version to the I386 version of 10.04. I am having all sorts of problems with my machine running the AMD64 version of Ubuntu. The same problems do not occur on my netbook where I use the I386 version.
I recently upgraded my hardware and installed 32-bit Karmic (well really Mint 8 ) before realizing I would probably have gotten better performance from the amd64 architecture. Is it possible to convert an i386 system to amd64? Is it a good idea? Will there be a lot of problems afterwards? Is it easier to just backup home and etc, install a clean 64-bit system, then restore settings from backup? If I do convert the system, how do I do it? I thought I might be able to just install a different kernel but I can't find an amd64 kernel in the repositories..
I'm using my Debian installation for a long time (~10 years) and my system is evolved to fit my tastes, usage habits and hardware setup. However, this system started on 32bit hardware and It's having some major limitations (both performance and coping with the hardware) on a 64bit system with 16GB RAM.
I've read the cross grading manuals on the network and they don't feel like firmly tested and the best ways to do it. I'm perfectly capable of anything, minimum downtime is essential since this is my primary workstation and I need it for many daily (light and heavy) tasks.
There's a certain program I'm trying to run that will only work with the 32-bit version of a certain library - the 64-bit version included in the repository won't work for it. I found an i386 .deb package online (made for ubuntu but it should work with regular debian), but when I try to install it, it says incorrect architecture, use amd64 version instead.
How can I force it to accept the i386 version of this package?
I installed Debian Squeeze on a laptop today, with the official i386 DVD1. At the end, I was very disappointed to notice the installer automatically chose the amd64 kernel (with i386 packages ? how does that work ?). The hardware is compatible, but I'd really like to use the i386 kernel instead. Earlier, you could choose the kernel during installation ; I looked in Expert install with no luck. Where is it ?
I just installed Debian stable from the standard i386 DVD. When I booted up, I noticed that GRUB showed me that I had the amd64 version of Debian installed. However, I did not download an amd64 DVD, nor do I want that architecture installed on my system (even though my system can support it). The output from "uname -a" (which included both "amd64" and "x86_64") also seem to confirm this. However, I was able to install 32 bit packages and get them to work (gdebi wouldn't even let me do this when I had Ubuntu 32-bit).
the mcr85+1 packages were built using qt 4.6.3, so will be squeeze-compatible. umplayer is a fork of the abandoned smplayer project which adds skinning, shoutcast stream, and minitube-like videos search, playback, and download capability to the program.
i did a pull and build from the svn repo, since that is newer than the 0.92 debs on the website and solves some videos issues. debianized sources included so one can build the program on any architecture that supports qt 4 4.6 and mplayer...plus it's a good idea not to trust anybody's binaries off the web, so to be really safe, rebuild the program yourself if you don't know who the heck i am. update 20 april 2011: link to svn 143 builds and sources: [url] update: 25 june 2011: new pull from svn--fixes the returning control bar problem with skins and kde 4 kwin desktop effects enabled:
squeeze users should use the mcr85 packages, the mcr110 ones need qt 4.7. sources included as usual. it looks like it would be a nice addition to the debian repo...
I have a computer with internet access with amd64 architecture running Debian stable (Lenny). I have another computer with NO internet access with i386 architecture running Debian stable (Lenny).I want to download some packages for the i386 computer using the amd64 computer. So far, the only way I can see to do this is to use dpkg-architecture to temporarily change to i386 on the internet computer, run aptitude with the download-only option to retrieve the packages I need with all suitable dependencies, then switch the internet computer back over to amd64.
I can't imagine I'm the only person who ever needed to do this, and yet I've had no luck finding any advice. The method I described seems rather awkward - is there a more elegant solution?
I apologize to the membership, I realize now the absurdity of this subject. Having now studied the online repository search functions closer, I see it appears packages are automatically retrieved with all necessary dependencies. As such, it is not necessary to use apt and its various functions to do the job.
I have installed Ubuntu 11.04, 64 bit and now I am trying to install/configure MFC-7420 scanner part (printer works fine)I tried to follow the steps listed at http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-590793.html, but I don't have etc / udev / rules.d/45-libsane.rules file to edit and can not continue with the remaining steps of the guide.
I also tried to follow the steps provided by the Brother Solution Center http:[url].... I have downloaded brscan2 64 bit and installed without error but when I tried to install the brscan-skey-0.2.1-3.amd64.deb using >sudo dpkg -i --force-all brscan-skey-0.2.1-3.amd64.deb I get the following error:
************************************************** ************************************************** sudo dpkg -i --force-all brscan-skey-0.2.1-3.amd64.deb [sudo] password for aUser: dpkg: warning: overriding problem because --force enabled:[code].....
Which dependencies am I missing? or What am I doing wrong?
I want to make a live-USB containing among others both Ubuntu desktop i386 and Ubuntu desktop AMD64. How do I go about this? I tried using unetbootin, first adding i386 and then amd64, but that failed. My computer with an athlon II did manage to boot, and showed it had booted into the 64-bit version (ram shown was 3.9 GB, i386 goes to about 2.7 I think), my wife's computer with a pentium 4 did not manage to boot, got to a black screen. I think this is because casper has issues, being overwritten (I'd seen something to that effect somewhere), and thus only the latest version added being booted (in this case amd 64).
I'm under the impression that the startup disc creator included won't help, nor won't the multicd.sh script, so how do I circumvent the issues?
I am working on a project which targets both 32 and 64 bit architectures at the moment. My system is amd64. I added i386 architecture using this guide. However, my problem is
Code: Select allapt-get install package-name:i386
prompts the removal of currently installed packages (amd64 arch.) which is the problem.
Code: Select allReading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following extra packages will be installed: libportaudio0:i386
Some of the packages I am talking about are
Now, as of now, I want to carry out the compilation using 32 bit libraries, however, I really don't want to install 64bit version of all prerequisites each time I switch the compilation from 32 bit to 64. Is there any way to have both architectures at the same time?
I was following a simple tutorial on how to program and compile a hello world program using assembly when I got this error;Quote:ld: i386 architecture of input file `hello.o' is incompatible with i386:x86-64 output.The tutorial told me to make two files;Quote:hello.asmsection .data;section declaration
msg db "Hello, world!",0xa;our dear string len equ $ - msg ;length of our dear string section .text;section declaration
I recently installed updates for my laptop (its very old) and upgraded it form Ubuntu 8.04 to 9.10. This has caused a major decrease in permormance and I was wondering if there is any way of removing these upgrades.
I am having problems with 9.10 (first and foremost it won't boot properly, opens in low graphics mode only) and wishing I'd stuck with 9.04! Only find threads that didn't get answered or closed threads (including one about 'partial upgrades', which I did after booting in low graphics mode the first time. I am new to, or at least pretty green about Ubuntu and pretty much always install any updates offered - don't shoot me) Anyhow, I am hoping to avoid a full re-installation, but is there any way of going back, downgrading to 9.04?
I have used the 64 bit version of Ubuntu 10.04 for a while and am satisfied with it. The problem is when I watch video (Bloomberg) and listen to radio at the same time, it uses up a lot of memory (My PC has 3 GB of Ram). It degrades the performance of the PC. I also read that the only reason to use a 64 bit version is when a PC has 4 GB of Ram. Therefore, I wonder if it is possible to downgrade my current 64 bit version of Ubuntu 10.04 to a 32 bit version.
Last night I upgraded to Natty 11.04 and did not like it. I downgraded to 10.10. I'm having a problem booting to a stable kernel. 11.04 uses 2.6.38. When I downgraded to 10.10, 2.6.38 was still at the top of Grub's list. When I boot there is a big black screen with a login and password. I was able to get to Ubuntu by holding down the shift key when rebooting and booted to 2.6.35-25-generic. I would rather not have to do this every time I turn on my computer. I went to Synaptic to delete 2.6.38, and did not see the version listed. I've read a lot (but I'm not a programmer). There isn't anything obvious (from this pea brain's perspective) to fix my problem.
It looks like the latest kernel update has borked the sound on my Macbook Pro 5 4. Is it possible to downgrade to the previous version (which i believe is -19) where my sound worked? If so, how do I go about this?
Aafter installing 10.04 loads of problems have arised accumulating to no GUI. I doubt this is possible unlike windows. I haven't made any backups but could i restore it to 9.10 or copy my home dir to an external drive in text only (cant use live cd, its encrypted) and reinstall?
I have currently the LATEST version of Kubuntu 10.04 and I just DO NOT LIKE kde 4.. There are things I liked better in 3 than I did 4. I hate the desktop containers I hate when you turn them off and put your icons on the desktop they pop back to where they were before I just found it to have more JUNKWARE than I wanted. I just want simple KDE 3 back.
I had KUBUNTU 8.10 and thinking I was getting KDE 3 it gave me KDE 4.0.0 ( the one where the taskbar was black )
Is there a way to find to get I guess 8.04 to get KDE 3.5 back?