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Old 11-14-2006, 03:25 AM   #1
squall1986
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Newbie Question - Checking Kernel Version


I am a very new user of Fedora Core 5 and I would just like to know how I check the version of my kernel and if needs be how to update the kernel.
 
Old 11-14-2006, 03:32 AM   #2
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as root in a command prompt (terminal) type
Code:
sudo uname -a
that should give all the information you'll ever want.
As far as kernel updates just type (as root)
Code:
yum update
if a newer version is needed it will install it.
If you open a terminal just type
Code:
su -

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Old 11-14-2006, 07:53 AM   #3
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Su root is not a requirement for "uname -a", you can be any user
hth

You can also go to rpmfind.org and just download the rpm for the kernel you desire.
 
Old 11-14-2006, 02:28 PM   #4
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Su root is not a requirement for "uname -a", you can be any user
hth
SHHH!!!! don't let my users know that I'll never get any peace about the kernel versions
 
  


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