View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] wanna know if i am a 32 bits user or a 64 one.

November 10th, 2008, 12:49 AM

im trying to change resolution for this reason :biggrin: :


so im followin a thread GUI to set it right but it says i have to do sth if i am a 32 bits user and sth different if i am a 64 one.

so, my question is how to know it?


November 10th, 2008, 12:55 AM
In a terminal, type

uname -m

i386, i486 or i686 means 32bit.
x86_64 means 64bit.

November 10th, 2008, 12:56 AM
In a terminal, type

uname -m

i386, i486 or i686 means 32bit.
x86_64 means 64bit.

thanks mali!

November 10th, 2008, 12:56 AM
This app maybe useful to you.

Click System > Adminstration > Synaptic Package Manager.

Within the Synaptic Package Manager click the search button and type "gnome-device-manager"

Click the first entry and select “Mark for installation” Then click “Apply” on the toolbar.

November 10th, 2008, 01:00 AM
This app maybe useful to you.

Click System > Adminstration > Synaptic Package Manager.

Within the Synaptic Package Manager click the search button and type "gnome-device-manager"

Click the first entry and select “Mark for installation” Then click “Apply” on the toolbar.

ok, im doin it right now!

November 10th, 2008, 01:01 AM
Device manager will be found in Applications > System Tools

November 10th, 2008, 01:03 AM
Thanks RhysGM

I didn't know about this utility. I needed to find out my father's sound card on his ubuntu desktop over the phone, he could have done that using the gnome-device-manager rather than me telling him how to find out using the command line.

November 10th, 2008, 01:04 AM

nothin to select man!
am i that lost?

November 10th, 2008, 01:14 AM
click reload to make sure everything is upto date.

November 10th, 2008, 01:22 AM
click reload to make sure everything is upto date.

****! i pressed it and this happened!:


and after that one, another one!:



November 10th, 2008, 01:31 AM
In the terminal try

sudo apt-get update


just noticed you are on gutsy, and I have never used Gutsy, only Hardy. although from what I know it shouldn't matter.

November 10th, 2008, 01:38 AM
julio@julio-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get update
[sudo] password for julio:
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 7.10 _Gutsy Gibbon_ - Release i386 (20071016) gutsy/main Translation-en_US
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 7.10 _Gutsy Gibbon_ - Release i386 (20071016) gutsy/restricted Translation-en_US
Get:1 http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg [189B]
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net gutsy Release.gpg
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net gutsy/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://dl.google.com stable/non-free Translation-en_US
Get:2 http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security Release.gpg [189B]
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security/main Translation-en_US
Get:3 http://packages.medibuntu.org hardy Release.gpg [189B]
Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release
Err http://dl.google.com stable Release

Get:4 http://archive.ubuntu.com gutsy Release.gpg [191B]
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net gutsy Release
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security/universe Translation-en_US
Get:5 http://dl.google.com stable Release [1300B]
Ign http://dl.google.com stable Release
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net gutsy/main Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com gutsy Release
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security Release
Hit http://dl.google.com stable/non-free Packages
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org hardy/free Translation-en_US
Err http://ppa.launchpad.net gutsy/main Packages
404 Not Found
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/main Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security/main Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security/restricted Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security/multiverse Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security/restricted Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/restricted Sources
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org hardy/non-free Translation-en_US
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security/main Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security/multiverse Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security/universe Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security/universe Packages
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org hardy Release
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org hardy/free Packages
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org hardy/non-free Packages
Get:6 http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy Release.gpg [191B]
Ign http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/universe Translation-en_US
Get:7 http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-updates Release.gpg [189B]
Ign http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-updates/universe Translation-en_US
Get:8 http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-backports Release.gpg [189B]
Ign http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-backports/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-backports/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-backports/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-backports/multiverse Translation-en_US
Get:9 http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-proposed Release.gpg [189B]
Ign http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-proposed/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-proposed/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-proposed/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-proposed/universe Translation-en_US
Hit http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy Release
Hit http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-updates Release
Hit http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-backports Release
Hit http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-proposed Release
Hit http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/main Packages
Hit http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/restricted Packages
Hit http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/multiverse Packages
Hit http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/restricted Sources
Hit http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/main Sources
Hit http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/multiverse Sources
Hit http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/universe Sources
Hit http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/universe Packages
Hit http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-updates/main Packages
Hit http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-updates/restricted Packages
Hit http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-updates/multiverse Packages
Hit http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-updates/restricted Sources
Hit http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-updates/main Sources
Hit http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-updates/multiverse Sources
Hit http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-updates/universe Sources
Hit http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-updates/universe Packages
Hit http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-backports/main Packages
Hit http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-backports/restricted Packages
Hit http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-backports/universe Packages
Hit http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-backports/multiverse Packages
Hit http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-backports/main Sources
Hit http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-backports/restricted Sources
Hit http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-backports/universe Sources
Hit http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-backports/multiverse Sources
Hit http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-proposed/restricted Packages
Hit http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-proposed/main Packages
Hit http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-proposed/multiverse Packages
Hit http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-proposed/universe Packages
Hit http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-proposed/restricted Sources
Hit http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-proposed/main Sources
Hit http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-proposed/multiverse Sources
Hit http://cl.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-proposed/universe Sources
Fetched 1496B in 13s (111B/s)
Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ubuntu/dists/gutsy/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz 404 Not Found
W: GPG error: http://dl.google.com stable Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY A040830F7FAC5991
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?

it happened the same.
thanks for the help thou bro!

November 10th, 2008, 01:43 AM
I'm by no means an expert, so hopefully someone who knows what they are talking about will reply. But it appears to me as though you have something open that is stopping you updating your packages. Is everything else closed?

My best answer is to install 8.04.

November 10th, 2008, 01:47 AM
let me see, im goin to close everything and try again.

and yes, i'll do change it as soon as i get my brand new 8.10 CD by the snail mail. :lolflag:

November 10th, 2008, 01:55 AM
you could try

sudo aptitude update

this worked for me once when I was trying to install a utility when everything else failed.

November 10th, 2008, 01:56 AM
no, stil the same. damn!

ok, im postin a new thread, again thanks for your help mate!

November 10th, 2008, 02:47 AM
For future reference. The 32bits that you saw in the zsnes window is color-depth (amount of unique colors your monitor/videocard can/are set to display), which aren't affected by your processor architecture (the 32 or 64bits you were asking about, which refers to the max supported instruction lenght).

November 11th, 2008, 07:27 AM
This app maybe useful to you.

Click System > Adminstration > Synaptic Package Manager.

Within the Synaptic Package Manager click the search button and type "gnome-device-manager"

Click the first entry and select “Mark for installation” Then click “Apply” on the toolbar.A similar app that you might like is also in the repos and is called hardinfo. There was another one also that I've used but can't think of it right now...it's another system profiler though. hardinfo can do benchmarking and some other tests as well, but I think gnome-device-manager may just take the cake. Thanks for the tip! gnome-device-manager looks like lspci -vv on sterioids...and formatted in a nice GUI. Bravo!