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Is there a good list of methods of finding the details of the system we are running? A lot of these posts including my own are taking more time to answer because the post doesn't contain any system specs. I think a lot of us newbies don't know how to find that information. I only know a few, and most of those are specific to the distro I am using.
What kernel version am I using? 2.4 or 2.6?
# insert code here
What kernel modules are loaded at the moment?
What disk partitions are there?
# fdisk -l
What disk partitions are configured to be mounted
# less /etc/fstab
What scripts are being loaded at boot?
What error messages are displayed at boot?
Am I using Alsa for sound support?
The list can continue indefinitely. Can we at least get the basics. Perhaps have them as a sticky as well.