libc6-i686 on a i386 machine ? boot up prob.?

Asked by Mat H on 2009-12-05

Hi i have Ubuntu Karmic 9.10 and have started to get boot problems after updates on my machine which is a i386 32bit. I have your fully functioning Karmic Cd which i originally used.
Can you tell me if the GNU shared library libc6-i686 is wrong for my machine ? I have a ATI Radeon Graphics card xpress 200m if that helps.My comp was purchased nov 07.
Hope you can help.
p.s my boot up was fine until the updates.
Thanks
Matt Holbrook
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Solved by:
Andy Ruddock
Solved:
2009-12-23
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2009-12-23
Last reply:
2009-12-08
Best Andy Ruddock (andy-ruddock) said : #1

That library's fine, i386 is generally used to distinguish the 32-bit Intel architecture from the 64-bit Intel/AMD architecture.
Whatever your boot problems they're probably unrelated to the libc6 update. What are the boot problems?

Mat H (mat.hd) said : #2

Its OK after a complete reinstall and system update.

On the odd occasion after an update i ended up with a blank screen.But now it just does that when i try to rush and close the comp down by closing the laptop screen itself (physically) and turning off mains.( screen goes blank and theres no return from hibernation.)

I must say for a couple errors i'd settle for that any day because Ubuntu Karmic 9.10 is brill and has so many free options.

Many Thanks.

Mat Holbrook