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Old 03-22-2010, 04:23 AM   #1
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Question How to find and display the kernel version booted into, with the KDE 4.3.5 desktop?


With Mandriva 2010 and KDE 4.3.5 it updated to kernel; 2.6.31.12-1mnb and I want to find out if it boots to this new kernel, or the previous one. In the Ubuntu gnome desktop I do know how to find that easy, so what tool or terminal command will display the current running kernel version ?
 
Old 03-22-2010, 05:33 AM   #2
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uname -r will display the current kernel version.
 
Old 03-22-2010, 06:27 AM   #3
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With Mandriva 2010 and KDE 4.3.5 it updated to kernel; 2.6.31.12-1mnb and I want to find out if it boots to this new kernel, or the previous one. In the Ubuntu gnome desktop I do know how to find that easy, so what tool or terminal command will display the current running kernel version ?

last will do that for you
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last
 
Old 03-22-2010, 07:01 AM   #4
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One more way
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cat /proc/sys/kernel/osrelease
 
Old 03-22-2010, 10:06 PM   #5
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Okay thanks for that, but why is there no system utility which can show the kernel version as well, like I believe the old kde 3.5 did have ? And since I chainload to Mandriva's own grub installed on it's root boot sector, I just let it edit the grub 1 boot menu file, right, since it did not come with grub 2, just the ext 4 and original grub boot loader, thanks
 
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Hi james2b

What do you mean by:
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why is there no system utility
I believe cat, last and uname are all system utilities
 
Old 03-23-2010, 03:45 PM   #7
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What I did refer to by a system utility, is a graphical (GUI) type tool. The command; "uname -r" did work for me to display the kernel version. I did install that KInfoCenter tool, but it does not show the kernel.
 
  


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