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Old 10-31-2003, 06:47 AM   #1
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How to find out kernel version?


I just installed Red Hat 9. How can I find out the version of the kernel?
And where can I find good instructions (for a newbie) how to update
the kernel?

And how can I find out the version of xFree86?

Thanks guys

Last edited by merkka; 10-31-2003 at 06:57 AM.
Old 10-31-2003, 07:02 AM   #2
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open a console window and type
uname -r
root@darkstar:~# uname -r

My output is likem this because I recompiled my kernel but you'll see something like this
Old 10-31-2003, 10:15 AM   #3
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To find out the version of XFree86 type --->

$ XFree86 -version


mingdao@paul:~$ XFree86 -version

This is a pre-release version of XFree86, and is not supported in any
way. Bugs may be reported to XFree86@XFree86.Org and patches submitted
to fixes@XFree86.Org. Before reporting bugs in pre-release versions,
please check the latest version in the XFree86 CVS repository

XFree86 Version / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6510)
Release Date: 21 December 2001
If the server is older than 6-12 months, or if your card is
newer than the above date, look for a newer version before
reporting problems. (See http://www.XFree86.Org/FAQ)
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.20-8um i686 [ELF]
Module Loader present

I don't run RH, and how you update the kernel is different that compiling and installing a kernel for Debian. Search the RH sub-forum under Linux Distributions.

Last edited by Bruce Hill; 10-31-2003 at 10:17 AM.


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