View Full Version : [ubuntu] Switching from 64 to 32 bit on my Toshiba A205-S5859 laptop?

April 8th, 2011, 08:24 PM
Hello all.

My laptop has run Ubuntu ever since I bought it new. I have run 64 bit on Ubuntu starting with Hardy.

It has always acted slightly flaky. Since I have never run 1 minute of Windows on it I cannot say if Vista or 7 would run better (probably not).

I have 2 other machines (Athlon 64 and Core 2 Quad) that run the 64 bit Linux EXTREMELY well. No hiccups or anything.

My question is after reading even Apple has Snow Leopard on MacBook Pros boot into the 32 kernel for stability reasons.

Should I switch my Core 2 Duo 4GB Toshiba laptop over to 32 bit? Would it act less flaky? Since my laptop is the sit on the couch, surf the web, Skype with friends, chat with buddies on Pidgin, 64 bit is not really a drop dead requirement. Your thoughts.


April 9th, 2011, 12:13 AM
Please elaborate on "flaky" or it's really difficult to answer the question.

March 26th, 2012, 03:13 AM
I have the same laptop and it runs all of the 32-bit OS's just fine. I've run Ubuntu 10.4, 11.10, Fedora 16, Debian 6, Windows Vista Home Ed, etc....

March 26th, 2012, 05:24 AM
This thread has been sleeping for almost a year,please create a new thread on this topic.

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