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Old 04-01-2010, 02:37 PM   #1
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Talking Why does it say "Linux" instead of "Ubuntu"


Hi,
I did search if such a question existed but could not find any relevant results and I could not decide where to post, so sorry if this is not the place, but it does seem to be newbie question;

Why does it say "Linux" on my posts whereas I have Karmic Koala - 32 bit on the left over there?
 
Old 04-01-2010, 02:42 PM   #2
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Probably because your browser doesn't have Ubuntu in the User Agent string.
 
Old 04-01-2010, 02:43 PM   #3
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You need to set the distribution in firefox, or the browser you are using.
There is a thread at LQ concerning this problem.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-posts-749091/
 
Old 04-01-2010, 02:46 PM   #4
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What browser are you using?

You might want to check out this thread
 
Old 04-01-2010, 02:49 PM   #5
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I posted the first one using chrome, now this one is from ff. Let's see how it goes.
Edit: Lol it shows nothing from ff, now I checked both ff and chrome settings - could not find where to set the distro, I guess that was not the place to look.
I checked the links you guys gave but did not see anything about any configuration. Can you tell me where it is or how to do it?

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Old 04-01-2010, 03:50 PM   #6
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^^ Refresh the page.
 
Old 04-01-2010, 03:54 PM   #7
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checked the links you guys gave but did not see anything about any configuration. Can you tell me where it is or how to do it?
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ubuntu-799421/
 
Old 04-01-2010, 03:57 PM   #8
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Oops - nice one . So ff can do it but not chrome, for now, for me.
 
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http://lifehacker.com/5050497/change...r-agent-string
 
Old 04-01-2010, 06:26 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by pljvaldez View Post
Isn't this for windows?
 
Old 04-01-2010, 06:44 PM   #11
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Sorry, maybe. I guess I didn't read it very closely... I'll have to check when I get home.

EDIT: This link claims you can start it from the command line with a user agent string.

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Old 04-01-2010, 07:50 PM   #12
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Run google-chrome and type address:

Code:
about:
In result apart of other things you see User Agent string:

Code:
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US) AppleWebKit/533.2 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/5.0.342.1 Safari/533.2
Default string doesn’t include information about your distribution so your system is recognized as Linux.
 
Old 04-01-2010, 07:51 PM   #13
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Now run google-chrome with such command:

Code:
google-chrome --user-agent="Mozilla/5.0 Slackware/13.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US) AppleWebKit/533.2 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/5.0.342.1 Safari/533.2"
Now User Agent string includes information about your distribution (Slackware 13.0 in the example above).

To make life easier you’d prepare alias to start google-chrome:

Code:
alias chrome='google-chrome --user-agent="Mozilla/5.0 Slackware/13.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US) AppleWebKit/533.2 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/5.0.342.1 Safari/533.2"'
 
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Old 04-02-2010, 03:16 AM   #14
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Hm, thnx guys. This post is from chrome run through the command given. I wrote "Ubuntu/9.10", let's see.
Again, Thank you all.
Cheers

Edit: Roxx

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Old 04-02-2010, 03:18 AM   #15
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