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Old 02-19-2012, 08:58 AM   #1
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advice on system


Hi peeps,
I am at a loss, I recently had a problem with my aspire 1 not letting me do owt on it.
So I found a thread that told me how to put it back to the start point with the disc.
Then all I got was a message saying that my machine was not upto date.
So i found another thread that let me update to a more recent firefox.
So then I found out about the system add/remove software,
you know i have had this machine for 3 year and have always been afraid to mess with it, as all the threads seemed to say that it would commit hari kari if you messed with it.
But I decided to try the changes to see what happens for myself.
Question how do i find out what my system is running as I want to download skype and itunes but dont know about this fedora or ubuntu stuff. total diddy when it comes to all this speak, so any help is very much appreciated can you keep it in english speak.
cheers sooty
 
Old 02-19-2012, 10:03 AM   #2
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So, what happens if you open a terminal and type on terminal
Code:
uname -a
To open a terminal look in the start menu under system utilities or press alt f2
 
Old 02-19-2012, 11:21 AM   #3
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cheers for that
Linux localhost 2.6.23.9lw #105 SMP PREEMPT Fri Jun 27 18:56:59 EDT 2008 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
dont know what that means but thats wot came up.
 
Old 02-19-2012, 12:15 PM   #4
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I guess it depends in the distro I tested that command in my Ubuntu machine and it did tell me there it was Ubuntu. I am right now in FreeBSD and it does tell me that information.
So we will have to figure out another way to find what distro you have installed.
 
Old 02-19-2012, 12:46 PM   #5
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Do any of these files exist on your computer? If so, what is in it?
  • /etc/lsb-release
  • /etc/release
  • /etc/arch-release
  • /etc/debian_version
  • /etc/gentoo-release
  • /etc/knoppix-version
  • /etc/mandrake-release
  • /etc/pardus-release
  • /etc/puppyversion
  • /etc/redhat-release
  • /etc/slackware-version
  • /etc/SuSE-release
  • /etc/xandros-desktop-version
  • /etc/zenwalk-version
 
Old 05-02-2012, 04:46 PM   #6
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Try this command on terminal
Code:
lsb_release -a
hope you still find this useful.
Good luck to you!
 
  


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