software installation problem

Heike C. Zimmerer nospam07q1 at
Fri Feb 15 23:54:10 UTC 2008

"SPS Khokhar" <sim_astro at> writes:

> I'v install ubuntu 7.10 on my desktop.
> When i tried to install anyother software from add/remove utility, following message displayed
> Canonical Ltd. provides technical support and security updates for Bluetooth Obex Server
> Bluetooth Obex Server cannot be installed on your computer type (amd64). Either the application requires special hardware features or the vendor decided to not support your computer type.
> model name      :               Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.00GHz

The reason is probably that you've installed the 64 bit version.  Not
all drivers are available there.  Given that you're running a Pentium
D and 1Gb of Ram, for practically all usage patterns a 32 bit system
will fit that hardware better.  You won't benefit from 64 bits except
in some very rare cases but get a slightly larger memory consumption
and a small speed penalty instead.

So I suggest to install the 32 bit version instead (which will offer
more drivers).  Forget that 64 bit marketing hype unless you're using
4GB Ram or more.

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