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Old 07-27-2010, 04:08 AM   #1
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Smile finding out what system your rinning

I have a linux system and Im trying to find out how you tell what version its running
Old 07-27-2010, 04:12 AM   #2
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To get information about your kernel,
uname -a
To see the release version, check if /etc hosts a file that tells you it; for example it could be called fedora-release, in which case
cat /etc/fedora-release
told you which Fedora release it was. On Debian it's debian-something and so on, so you'll have to see the file name yourself, for example with
ls /etc
Also check
uname --help
for all options for that. For more precise information (not about the distribution as such, but the system in general) you could also read the files under /proc "filesystem".

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Old 08-12-2010, 08:51 AM   #3
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Looking at the left bottom corner of your first post I see you are running Suse:

As stated by b0uncer, uname -a and in your case cat /etc/SuSE-release will give you some more info.
Old 08-12-2010, 10:12 AM   #5
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cat /etc/issue


lsb_release -a

on a terminal window. To get to a terminal window on GNOME click Applications then Accessories then Terminal
I am afraid I am not too familiar with KDE. You could also try pressing CTRL+ATL+F1 to get to a Terminal, you'll then have to login to run these commands, to get back to GUI type CTRL+ALT+F7


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