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Old 07-23-2004, 08:59 AM   #1
KiwiPingu
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How can you find out what distro you have?


Hello World

I am running fedora 2. I think it is the latest version. My friend installed it for me and I no nufinck.

Can someone tell me how I can find out exactly what version I am running. Then I will be able to tell you all what distribution I have when I ask all the other questions Ive got.

 
Old 07-23-2004, 09:18 AM   #2
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you already know what distribution you have,"Fedora Core 2".

I think what you want to know is what kernel you are running. The kernel is the Core Operating system.

to find out which kernel run

rpm -q --qf "%{version}-%{release} %{arch}\n" kernel |grep `uname -r`

in a terminal (the place where you can run commands). It will output something like.

2.4.22-1.2188.nptl athlon

2.4.22-1.2188.nptl -------> this is my kernel version
athlon --------> this is my arcitecture, ie I have an AMD athlon processor
 
Old 07-23-2004, 09:21 AM   #3
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Smile

Thank you.

ill try that
 
Old 07-23-2004, 09:22 AM   #4
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There's a way that works on all system:

For complete list of informations on you system, type this in a terminal:
Code:
uname -a
Get complete info about the program with:
Code:
man uname
I hope this helps

Last edited by lokee; 07-23-2004 at 09:25 AM.
 
Old 07-23-2004, 09:32 AM   #5
KiwiPingu
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Thumbs up Thanks Iokee

That worked a treat and thought me some other things.

 
  


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