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11010110
December 12th, 2008, 07:29 AM
Every time i try and download a .deb of anything from skype to flash it ends up downloading fine and then when i try and install it (it usually starts this process by itself) it tells be Error: wrong architecture 'i386'

Im stumped lol any ideas?

Thanks in advance!

mobilediesel
December 12th, 2008, 07:35 AM
Every time i try and download a .deb of anything from skype to flash it ends up downloading fine and then when i try and install it (it usually starts this process by itself) it tells be Error: wrong architecture 'i386'

Im stumped lol any ideas?

Thanks in advance!

What kind of processor does your computer have? i386 compatible would be Intel, AMD or IBM. It would seem you have something different.

11010110
December 12th, 2008, 07:40 AM
intel dual core 1.6 1.7ghz. i have no idea what the problem could be

mobilediesel
December 12th, 2008, 07:49 AM
intel dual core 1.6 1.7ghz. i have no idea what the problem could be

Hmmm. Do your downloaded files say what processor they're for?

11010110
December 12th, 2008, 07:55 AM
i had to chose between the 64 bit version and the 32 bit version so i chose the latter and now im stuck lol.

its happened with opera adobe flash skype and others...

prshah
December 12th, 2008, 08:30 AM
Error: wrong architecture 'i386'


What version of Ubuntu are you using? 64bit (X86_64) or 32 bit (i386 / i686)? You can find out by opening a terminal (Applications-Accessories-Terminal) and giving the command
uname -m

If you get i386 or i686, then you have 32 bit and need the 32bit version of whatever software you choose to use.

If you get amd64 or x86_64 then you are using a 64bit operating system and need to get the 64bit version of whatever software you choose to use.

11010110
December 12th, 2008, 09:51 AM
I used teh wubi installer... it must have chose to put in a 64bit version. you would think it would have some clue lol. I thought i picked the right settings. Tomorrow ill erase and reinstall ubuntu. that is unless someone knows a way i could swap out OS without losing any data (ive only had linux via a wubi install for tonight)

Thanks for your help looks like i have a lot of work ahead of me lol

redgilda
December 25th, 2008, 04:15 PM
I've got a similar problem..

I tried to add flash to Firefox, it pointed me to adobe site and suggested the x86 version

when I check in terminal:
redgilda@redgilda-ubuntu:~$ uname -m
x86_64

so why do I get the 'wrong architecture error'?

any help appreciated, screenshots attached ;-)

ugm6hr
December 25th, 2008, 04:21 PM
when I check in terminal:
redgilda@redgilda-ubuntu:~$ uname -m
x86_64

so why do I get the 'wrong architecture error'?

The .deb is an i386 file (for 32-bit Linux).

Your Ubuntu is 64-bit.

Hence the wrong architecture error.

redgilda
December 25th, 2008, 06:55 PM
well on the flash site it said that its an x86 version so thats the one I took. it was the only .deb available.

but for now I upgraded to ubuntu 8.10 and the flash item in the site that didnt work before - works now, so I'm happy for now...

Moop
December 25th, 2008, 07:02 PM
The 64 bit version of flash is in a different place called Adobe Labs. It's still alpha so they don't put it on the main download page.
http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html

white3911
February 25th, 2009, 11:59 PM
The 64 bit version of flash is in a different place called Adobe Labs. It's still alpha so they don't put it on the main download page.
http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html

Thanks for this the link! However when I download the file, extract it and then try to open the file, I get the following error code:

Could not display "/home/user/Desktop/libflashplayer.so"
This is no application installed for this file type.

Which application do I need to run .so files?

jimmyhacker
February 26th, 2009, 12:03 AM
the applications wich needs .so must read it.no program can open .so files.so its like DLL on windows.

oldos2er
February 26th, 2009, 12:08 AM
Thanks for this the link! However when I download the file, extract it and then try to open the file, I get the following error code:

Could not display "/home/user/Desktop/libflashplayer.so"
This is no application installed for this file type.

Which application do I need to run .so files?

You don't "run" the *.so file, just copy it to your plugins directory (/usr/lib/firefox/plugins and/or /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins).

white3911
February 26th, 2009, 01:21 AM
Thanks for the quick response. If you could, walk me through how I'm supposed to "copy to my plugins list". I'm a huge newb with the computer literacy of a 5 year old. Again thanks for your help, this is why I love Linux!

PS I have the extracted .so file saved on the desktop.

white3911
February 26th, 2009, 03:27 AM
bump...\\:D/

presence1960
February 26th, 2009, 03:32 AM
try this to get flash working : http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=772490

oldos2er
February 26th, 2009, 03:35 AM
http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/linux-install-flash-player-10.html

white3911
February 26th, 2009, 03:36 AM
okay... when I try to extract the files to /usr/lib/firefox/plugins and/or /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins I receive the following message:

"You do not have the right permission to extract achieves in the folder "file:///usr/lib/mozzila/plugins""

presence1960
February 26th, 2009, 03:51 AM
okay... when I try to extract the files to /usr/lib/firefox/plugins and/or /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins I receive the following message:

"You do not have the right permission to extract achieves in the folder "file:///usr/lib/mozzila/plugins""

go to the link in post #17. download the flash alpha 64bit file. right click on the tar.gz file and choose extract here. There will be a Get Flash 64bit file. Double click it and choose run in terminal. simple, if that doesn't work open a terminal and enter
sudo apt-get install nspluginwrapper flashplugin-nonfree

the first method worked in Mint5 64bit and the second worked in Kubuntu 8.10 64 bit

white3911
February 26th, 2009, 07:46 PM
go to the link in post #17. download the flash alpha 64bit file. right click on the tar.gz file and choose extract here. There will be a Get Flash 64bit file. Double click it and choose run in terminal. simple, if that doesn't work open a terminal and enter

the first method worked in Mint5 64bit and the second worked in Kubuntu 8.10 64 bit

Thank you so much! This solved my problem!

presence1960
February 26th, 2009, 11:37 PM
Thank you so much! This solved my problem!

No problemo. Someone helped me when I needed help. Just sharing info I have learned since using Linux. I am glad it is now working for you! Now dive in there and share what you learn. What goes around comes around.

tonychar
March 3rd, 2009, 10:02 PM
go to the link in post #17. download the flash alpha 64bit file. right click on the tar.gz file and choose extract here. There will be a Get Flash 64bit file. Double click it and choose run in terminal. simple, if that doesn't work open a terminal and enter

the first method worked in Mint5 64bit and the second worked in Kubuntu 8.10 64 bit
Brilliant! Worked for me too, with tyhe exact same problem. Thanks so much!

stchman
March 3rd, 2009, 10:36 PM
Every time i try and download a .deb of anything from skype to flash it ends up downloading fine and then when i try and install it (it usually starts this process by itself) it tells be Error: wrong architecture 'i386'

Im stumped lol any ideas?

Thanks in advance!

Use 32 bit version on i386 installs and 64 bit on x86_64 installs. Pretty straightforward.