Originally Posted by sag47
neilemac, you can check to see if you have a 32 or 64 bit system by typing the following command in your konsole.
You should see something like i686, i386, or x86-64. Where the later is 64-bit and the two former are 32-bit.
Have entered the code and found the following thread after the name of my pc and IP# showed up: ...generic #37-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jun 11 07:54:58 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux
So, i686 means I have 32bit, yes? However, I notice that the date is last month's; that was disconcerting at first but methinks that is the date my friend G dropped by to fix my box by checking out my hard drive when my pc went awry and refused to boot up. We discovered there were loose elements inside my tower, fixed them and then it booted up.
sag47- Remember that LQ has a wiki.
--Yes, I've checked out the wiki, thanks for reminding me.
sag47 - You may also wish to read the Ubuntu Pocket Guide.
Thanks for your helpful advice, oddly enough, I had borrowed the UPG handbook from my local public library a couple or three weeks ago. Found it most useful but all its info has not quite installed ...in my brain. Shhh.
sag47 - I realize this being your first time using Linux that the wealth of information can be overwhelming
This is not my first time with GNU/Linux; but this is my first session (week) using the Konsole. You've helped a great deal SAM and I'm honoured to be in your company.
And thank you for the quote from your book (linked in your previous comment in this thread).
sag47- At any rate I hope you stick with trying to use it because once you get to know it then you'll never want to look back.
Am already convinced SAM, "keep on walking don't look back."
Since following your advice and finding the string finishing with this: ....i686 GNU/Linux, that means I have 32 bit, yes; and Synaptic tells me that w32codecs are installed. Had followed earlier advice given above and downloaded the medibuntu repository. My question now is, however, will vlc simply find the codecs when I attempt to play a video needing them or will I have to manually install them into the player?