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Old 01-27-2009, 08:30 AM   #1
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Is this causing any of my problems?

I have some problems which I will not go into right now and I was looking into different ways of solving them. The main one being a move from Suse 11 to Debian.

One thing I notice however is that output of 'uname' labels the machine and processor as i686 and the hardware platform as i386.

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am0032@linux-ckg1:~> uname -a
Linux linux
-ckg1 #1 SMP 2008-06-07 01:55:22 +0200 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux 
Should this be so? Shouldn't all three match?

Many thanks

Old 01-27-2009, 08:46 AM   #2
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I use Ubuntu and when I do this command I get better result in the name;
lsb_release -a
Old 01-27-2009, 08:46 AM   #3
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Nope, it's fine. Your processor is an i686 (Pentium Pro and above), and the machine class is i386 (32bit PC). Anyone with an i686 PC will get the same output.

Old 01-27-2009, 09:10 AM   #4
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many thanks

many thanks.


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