"amd64" for Intel Core i7?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 7, 2010
I'm buying a new computer which has an Intel Core i7 processor. It's an Alienware M15x. This is the first 64-bit capable computer I've owned and I was planning to load a 64-bit version of Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala).
When I used Ubuntu's download page to download the 64-bit version, I ended up with "ubuntu-9.10-desktop-amd64.iso" even though there isn't a place to select the processor family.
Since I'm using an Intel processor, I don't think that the "amd64" version is right, but I can't find anything like an "i686" or "x86-64" version anywhere that I've looked.
Is there a 64-bit version of Ubuntu available for Intel processors?
If not, can someone suggest a good 64-bit distro for Intel-based processors?
Intel i7 Processor and amd64 installer
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 22, 2009
I just assembled a new i7 desktop yesterday and was trying to find a installer for 64 bit. Even though the installer is named as amd64 I tried using that to install on my intel machine. Threw a lot of errors and would not install.
Is there a separate installer for Intel 64-bit?
Intex usb 2.0 tv box not working on Ubuntu 11.04
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 14, 2011
I have a usb 2.0 intex tv box which I intend to use with ubuntu 11.04. I tried MythTV, MyTV, Kaffeine, vlc but nothing worked.
I did "lshal" on the command prompt and this was my output (relevant part shown)
udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_6000_1_2004090820040908'
info.linux.driver = 'usb' (string)
info.parent = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_1d6b_2_0000_00_1d_7' (string)
info.product = 'TVBOX' (string)
info.subsystem = 'usb_device' (string)
info.udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_6000_1_2004090820040908' (string)
info.vendor = 'Trident' (string)
linux.device_file = '/dev/bus/usb/001/004' (string)
linux.hotplug_type = 2 (0x2) (int)
linux.subsystem = 'usb' (string)
linux.sysfs_path = '/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb1/1-6' (string)
usb_device.bus_number = 1 (0x1) (int)
usb_device.can_wake_up = false (bool)
usb_device.configuration = '2.0' (string)
How well does Ubuntu handle multiple cores/threads (core i7)?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 29, 2012
I am currently using a Samsung core i7 2630 laptop. Windows 7 seems to do a <snip> poor job of managing my applications across my 4 cores/8 threads.
My example is I am running a tomcat server in eclipse and doing development. I also have a Windows 7 virtual machine running in VMWare. On top of this I have various other things running, like any developer would. With all of this going my system runs pretty slow.
I have an application to monitor my cores/threads. At any given time one or two threads may be spiked and maybe 2% on a couple others. This seems like poor management since I have so many apps running and my system is bogged down.
With Ubuntu is it possible to tell the system to use certain cores/threads when I start up a process? For example I can really start hammering on this thing and not see my 3rd and 4th core being used. So maybe I can tell VMware to always use core 4.
If it's going to behave exactly like Win7 then there may not be a reason to try swi
Reading htop system loads with the i7
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: July 7, 2010
I just built a server, which displays 8 cores in the i7 processor. However, because of the 2 threads per core, it shows up as an 8 core system. When viewing htop, it shows system loads at 0.29,0.18, and 0.13 for respective averaging times. How would I calculate actual system load for this processor? Would I divide the average by 4 or 8? Or, is there another method?
Unable to install Ubuntu 10.10 on i7 860 with Hyper Threading enabled
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 13, 2010
I get kernel panic message when I try to start installation of Ubuntu 10.10 (2.6.35) on a PC with core i7 860 (desktop and server edition):
kernel panic not syncing vfs
comm swapper not tainted
When I disabled HT in bios I can install Ubuntu. Is this a known issue? Are there any patches planned in a near future? Windows seems to support HT with this processor. Should I install a different version of Ubuntu.
Overheat issue with laptop Core i7, ati radeon 4670
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 8, 2012
I have a Dell Studio XPS 16 with Core i7 720QM 500GB/4GB with ATi Radeon HD 4670 gfx card. For months now, I have been facing the problem of overheating when I am using linux. I have tried various options in last 2 years - Fedora, Arch, Ubuntu, Mint, etc but to no avail.
The last time it used to be cool enough was with Ubuntu 11.04 or Linux Mint 11. But 11.04 was unusable, and I decided to upgrade mint to 12 when it came out.
Here are some diagnostics on my most recent Ubuntu 11.10 installation:
Under normal usage (browsing etc. or even idle), temp. ranges:
CPU - 65-70 degrees C
GPU - 60-65 degrees C
HDD - 55-60 degrees C
these temperatures are quite close to critical values and reach them soon enough with continuous usage.
This is the same even after installing the proprietary drivers for gfx card (one solution that is quoted to be tried almost anywhere you search).
The reason for this problem is 'probably' a power regression in the linux kernel (somewhere between t
Which architecture is Intel core i7 ?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 3, 2013
Hi. I have a Lenovo ThinkPad X220 with an Intel Core i7-2620M. I don't understand what this translates to in terms of the list of Debian architectures. I can't figure this out from the Debian pages.
I ran Xubuntu on this machine (dual booted with W7) for a few months
without much trouble and I'm running wheezy amd64 on a desktop. But, finally fed up with all things ubuntu, I put the amd64 wheezy disc into the Lenovo laptop without thinking and got a very inadequate
I guess amd64 is the wrong architecture for the laptop -- can you
tell me what I should be using?
Can/Do ANY Linux companies work with an intel i7 processor?
location: linux.com - date: February 16, 2014
I've tried using latest Ubunto s/w, Downloading to CD OK.
BUT then can't load on my PC, W7 64bit , i7 processor.
It says download assistant, tried 3 times but it does nothing, waste of time?
My ? is does any Linux s/w WORK WITH AN i7, When I looked at Debian for examplethey have precise PC specs to download, all old models or only AMD 64bit?
Is there any 1 that will work with my setup please without having to change my system?
Finally why on earth can't Linux be made to suit any system as Windows?
Intex 3G Wireless Data Card Speed3G V7.2
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: December 14, 2012
I have a Intex 3G Wireless Data Card Speed-3G V7.2 and it comes with a .deb file to install it in Linux. I did it and after that my Ubuntu 12.04 became a little messy with some pop up messages asking my password a lot of times. Now I got a new laptop and before installing the .deb file for Intex 3G Wireless Data Card Speed-3G V7.2 I would like that some expert look at it and edit it, if necessary. The .deb file is at this address:
Thank in advance for any help.