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Old 06-16-2010, 04:23 PM   #1
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which distro do i have?


have tried to find out which distro my netbook is running, but cant find the info anywhere! Can anyone give me an easy step-by-step process?
 
Old 06-16-2010, 04:32 PM   #2
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There isn't necessarily one, you can see a bunch of info from a "uname -a", or "cat /etc/issue" can tell you. But these are things that you'd often see prsented very directly to you. The top of your dmesg output, and various points throughout will also often tell you.
 
Old 06-16-2010, 04:34 PM   #3
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try:
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cat /etc/*[_-][RVrv]{elease,ersion}
You'll probably pick up a few non-related items, but one of them should tell you what version of linux you're running, 'uname -a' may also show some details.
 
Old 06-16-2010, 04:36 PM   #4
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Open a terminal and

Code:
demo@mepis1:/aufs/home/demo$ cat /proc/version
Linux version 2.6.32-1-mepis-smp (MEPIS 2.6.32-0mepis5) (waldi@debian.org) (gcc version 4.3.2 (Debian 4.3.2-1.1) ) #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Dec 2 10:00:34 EST 2009
demo@mepis1:/aufs/home/demo$ uname -a
Linux mepis1 2.6.32-1-mepis-smp #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Dec 2 10:00:34 EST 2009 i686 GNU/Linux
demo@mepis1:/aufs/home/demo$ cat /etc/issue
Welcome to antiX. Powered by MEPIS and Debian.

Press Ctrl-Alt-F7, or maybe Ctrl-Alt-F8, for graphical login screen
 
Old 06-16-2010, 04:39 PM   #5
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give us a screenshot that might help
 
Old 06-16-2010, 04:51 PM   #6
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Oops! Replacing my earlier stupid answer with this stub.

Last edited by johnsfine; 06-16-2010 at 04:53 PM.
 
Old 06-16-2010, 05:03 PM   #7
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distro version

/home/user> uname -a

Linux asus-209153092 2.6.21.4-eeepc #6 Mon May 5 11:38:34 EDT 2008 i686 GNU/Linux

/home/user> cat /etc/issue

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 \n \l


many thanks!



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There isn't necessarily one, you can see a bunch of info from a "uname -a", or "cat /etc/issue" can tell you. But these are things that you'd often see prsented very directly to you. The top of your dmesg output, and various points throughout will also often tell you.
 
Old 06-16-2010, 05:10 PM   #8
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I believe you are using a distro called Xandros that comes preinstalled on Asus eee-pc's.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xandros#ASUS_Eee_PC
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=xandros
 
Old 06-17-2010, 03:44 AM   #9
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Could be debian.
Are you using GNOME?
e.g. there are applications, system and other menus on top.
 
Old 06-17-2010, 06:08 AM   #10
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Code:
lsb_release -a
Code:
uname -a
 
Old 06-17-2010, 07:40 AM   #11
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Quote:
Debian GNU/Linux 4.0
Debian 4.0?
wow, thats a classic
 
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Old 06-17-2010, 03:22 PM   #12
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Debian 4 is classic? heh. I still see Fedora core 4 regularly ... that would have been between debian 3.0 (woody) and 3.1 (sarge) which was around 2002-2005. Debian 4 (etch) was EOL'd 02/15/2010. I've even occasionally seen unpatched, untouched, fedora core 1 and two years ago I copied data off a redhat mothers day release machine... which was from the mid 90s sometime. It's scary sometimes how many old servers are sitting out there waiting to be exploited.
 
  


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