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nerodog 03-25-2015 02:58 PM

Eeeek! My kubuntu thinks I have an AMD-64 - How do I tell it I have Intel Core i-5?
Dear Everyone,

I seem to have blown it when I first installed my OS.

All the updating messages when I run Muon's software
updates keep saying AMD and AMD64, and other things
that make me think my kernel and libs are confused as
to what processor I have.

What the sticker on the front plate of this Lenovo
V570 says it has, to quote exactly, is an "Intel
Inside(tm) CORE(tm)i5". In the bad old days of Linux
1.0, we would have to recompile the kernel, a prospect
not for the faint of heart.

I was hoping there would be something simpler that you
young whipper-snappers do nowadays.

Old Newbie,

273 03-25-2015 03:06 PM

AMD64 is the name of the architecture used by the Core i5 and most modern 64 bit desktop processors. It is named such because it was AMD who created the extended instruction set -- they then cross licensed it to Intel for use of some of their instructions sets (putting a long story short):

nerodog 03-25-2015 04:17 PM


Thanks for the on-point and quick
answer, and it was my favorite answer,
Do Nothing thou Fool, lest the Shade of
Wronged Electra take Thee in the Night,
and let Wild Loki loose amoung your
foolish databases.

Anyway, thanks.


273 03-25-2015 04:19 PM

You're welcome. Don't forget to mark the thread solved.

nerodog 03-25-2015 04:26 PM

Now how do I mark the thread resolved?

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Ok, got that figured out.

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