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Old 01-27-2006, 07:36 AM   #1
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trying to use Mandriva control center


i know this sounds bad--but how do i know which architecture i am using?? i586/ia64/ppc/x86_64 etc
 
Old 01-27-2006, 07:47 AM   #2
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typing uname -a will give you the name of your kernel and the system architecture. uname -r will give just the kernel.
 
Old 01-27-2006, 07:51 AM   #3
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simcox--have u used suse 10 yet??
 
Old 01-27-2006, 07:53 AM   #4
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Actually, the one you want is uname -m which prints the architecture. See man uname.
 
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uname -a worked
 
Old 01-27-2006, 08:00 AM   #6
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it said i have a i686 -but that is not a option listed--what is the differance between that and i586??
 
Old 01-27-2006, 08:42 AM   #7
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I think i586 is the right one. Is it on the easyurpmi page? Things like ia64 are 64bit architectures. There's also PPC for powerpc and SPARC. Generally speaking you'd have i386, i486, i586 etc. Your architecture is i686, so you can't go above that. In other words if your computer was an older version, you'd have to selct a different number like i386.
 
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aight--this is a PIII 1gh 256 ram
 
  


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