Super Newbie figs it out
[QUOTE=UpstreamSwimmer;3026265]Not a goofy question at all. I just got an Eee PC and knew it's runs Xandros but didn't know which version of Debian it's based on. This would be useful when searching for repos.
For the record, I looked in /etc/issue, as maanga mentioned, and found it's Debian 4.0 (etch).
As mentioned in maanga's link, /proc/version returned even more specific info: Debian 4.1.1-21.
So I got completely lost trying to find out exactly this. I wanted to upgrade FireFox from ver 2 to 3.6 but I didn't know what distro. For the smart alecks who said look at the CD - first of all it's a DVD which is why I got this ASUS EEPC for free in the first place. It doesn't have a DVD and the guy who had it couldn't figure out how to load the OS even though it came with the disks.
Anyway I was able to load linux w/o difficulty but using the shell was new to me so just to clarify for the next newbie
First you have to get a console window open
type "ctrl alt T"
open home (icon bottom left) then work/file manager/tools/open console window
you should see
note the space beween cat and /proc
it should show something like this:
home/user> cat /proc/version
Linux version 126.96.36.199-eeepc (root@i386-coreos) (gcc version 4.1.2 20061115 (prerelease) (Debian 4.1.1-21)) #2 Tue Jul 8 12:00:00 EDT 2008
Good luck newbies hope this helps any asus eee pc types.
P.S. Still haven't figured out how to update firefox