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Old 02-22-2008, 08:26 PM   #1
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Is there any way to know what distribution of linux I'm using since my brother installed mine for me. My brother says slackware my friend says kubuntu i just need some clairafication.
 
Old 02-22-2008, 08:35 PM   #2
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Usually there will be an /etc/DISTRO-version or /etc/DISTRO-release file or similar. Sometimes 'uname -a' will give information if the distro is in part of the kernel name.
 
Old 02-22-2008, 08:36 PM   #3
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There are lots of ways...

Look in /etc/ for any file with "version" in the name. My new install of Kubuntu even has a "kubuntu-default-settings" dir in there.

Look in /boot/grub/menu.lst. Check out the "title"s.

"uname -a" might tell you.

There might be a splash-screen or text info during boot.

Firefox menu Help / About Mozilla Firefox... Mine says "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1.12) Gecko/20080207 Ubuntu/7.10 (gutsy) Firefox/2.0.0.12"
 
Old 02-22-2008, 09:18 PM   #4
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guest@fujitsu:~$ uname -a
Linux fujitsu 2.6.21.5 #2 Tue Jun 19 15:22:48 CDT 2007 i686 Pentium III (Coppermine) GenuineIntel GNU/Linux


what does this mean?
 
Old 02-22-2008, 09:24 PM   #5
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guest@fujitsu:~$ uname -a
Linux fujitsu 2.6.21.5 #2 Tue Jun 19 15:22:48 CDT 2007 i686 Pentium III (Coppermine) GenuineIntel GNU/Linux


what does this mean?
Found it slackware 12.0.0 so can anyone find me wine for this version?
 
Old 02-22-2008, 09:27 PM   #6
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Found it slackware 12.0.0 so can anyone find me wine for this version?
Look here

http://www.linuxpackages.net/search_...=wine&ver=12.0
 
Old 02-22-2008, 09:42 PM   #7
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Or, better yet, have some friends help you to build it yourself.

http://slackbuilds.org/repository/12.0/system/wine/
 
Old 02-22-2008, 10:59 PM   #8
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The information that appears in (various parts of) uname-output is actually specified (as a simple character string) when the kernel is built; there is no single standard way that distro authors handle it. But if they do wish to identify their particular distro, that's where they are probably most likely to do it.
 
  


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