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What is the difference between i686 and x86_64 packages?

I have a machine with both glibc i686 and x86_64, and a very annoying problem with glibc. Is it normal to have two libraries of the same name installed on one computer? How can I know which library ...
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What is the difference between ARM architecture and ARM core? [closed]

I read the data sheet of the TI - DM385 , in which they have mentioned as: ARM Cortex-A8 Core - ARMv7 Architecture What's the difference?
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Find out if CPU supports dynamic speed setting

I need to find out in my script if a (potentially legacy) CPU supports dynamic speed setting, and eventually get value of maximum and current speed. What makes it more complicated is that I need to ...
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64-bit kernel, but all 32-bit ELF executable running processes, how is this?

The output from uname: root@debian:~ # uname -a Linux 5asnb 2.6.32-5-amd64 #1 SMP Mon Jun 13 05:49:32 UTC 2011 x86_64 GNU/Linux However the /sbin/init executable shows up as 32-bit: root@debian:~ ...
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32-bit vs 64-bit vs ARM in regards to programs and OSes

So when I run Raspbian (basically a ARM Debian derivative with LXDE), I can install any normal package using aptitude. But if, for example, I wanted to download a .deb file, I would have to choose ...
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Is there a tool that I can use to create a diagram of my system's architecture?

I'm looking for a tool that can create both graphical files as well as text based ASCII representations of my system's CPU & motherboard architectures.
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Is there a way to dump a CPU's CPUID information?

I'm familiar with lshw, /proc/cpuinfo, etc. But is there a method for getting at a CPU's CPUID opcode?
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Is the ELF format bound to a CPU architecture or not? [closed]

If you go through wikipedia it states that "ELF is flexible and extensible by design, and it is not bound to any particular processor or architecture." Then why are there so many packages like ...
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Differences between Chromium OS overlays?

In the ChromiumOS source, there are currently the following build overlays offered: overlay-amd64-corei7 overlay-amd64-drm overlay-amd64-generic overlay-amd64-host overlay-arm-generic ...
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Debian package available for ia64 but not for x86_64?

I want to download aptitude to build it from source on my 64bit machine. It is a Thinkpad with a normal x86_64 CPU, nothing special. The download page only has: alpha amd64 armel armhf hppa ...
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Is there a system command, in Linux, that reports the endianness?

Does anyone know of a command that reports whether a system is Big Endian or Little Endian, or is the best option a technique like this using Perl or a string of commands? Perl # little $ perl ...
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debootstrap from Intel Atom (i686) to AMD Sempron (AMD 64)

I'm working on setting up a minimal Debian install on a USB stick, and am just trying to wrap my head around debootstrap and differences in architectures. I want to create a system to run on AMD64 ...
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default wordsize in UNIX/Linux

I was inspecting the preprocessed output of my C program and happened to look at the header file wordsize.h It is located in /usr/include/i386-linux-gnu/bits/wordsize.h the file contains only one ...
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Determining Linux architecture from files

I have a system with an unrecoverable /usr partition. Terrified the drives are going bad, I've got it booted into a LiveCD environment, and I can't remember what the install architecture was, the ...
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How to get past “Loading Initial Ramdisk” hang after going from x86_64 to i686 cpu

Long story short, I have a Ubuntu 12.04 64-Bit Server setup as a virtual machine with VirtualBox (4.1.18). I migrated the guest machine from an AMD chipset (a gaming machine) to an Intel Xeon (server ...
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Huge page and performance improvemnt

How can using huge page improve performance? I have read that huge pages improve performance by reducing TLB lookups and reducing the size of the page table. Can someone tell me how this helps with ...
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Can one install an armel Ubuntu package on armhf Ubuntu system?

My particular concern is about installing "coq" in Ubuntu 12.04 for Toshiba AC100 (armhf distro), which hasn't been built successfully for armhf, but is available for armel -- ...
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Difference between “machine hardware”, “processor type” and “hardware platform”

My Linux machine reports "uname -a" outputs as below: [root@tom i386]# uname -a Linux tom 2.6.9-89.ELsmp #1 SMP Mon Apr 20 10:34:33 EDT 2009 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux [root@tom i386]# As per man ...
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How to determine Linux kernel architecture?

uname -m gives i686 and uname -m gives i686 i386 output in Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.4 (Tikanga) machine. I need to install Oracle Database 10g Release 2 on that machine. So, how can I ...