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    [SOLVED] name & version -> desktop


    Hi.

    i'm searching a way to get back the name and the version of the desktop that
    i'm currently using.

    thanks

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    Welcome to the forums!

    Try running the following command:

    Code:
    cat /etc/*-release
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    Thanks for the words.


    The command aint works

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    Take a look around in the /etc folder for any files related to version, release, etc.

    You can also try running the following to see what all will come up:

    Code:
    uname -a
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    cat /etc/*version
    I think additional threads reside on the forums with other possible solutions. You might be able to find those threads with some searching.
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    In the /etc dir i do have some files named gnome and gnome*. One of them named gnome-vfs-2.0. But the application i would like to install requires gnome 2.10, so this is why i'm trying out to retreive such informations.

    Thanks for helping me

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    Oh, sorry... I was giving you commands to learn your distro and version info.

    For desktop environment version, you can go to: System / About Gnome
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    No Problems!

    Well, i'm a bit shy about the anwser that you tell...it was just here, in front of me, and i needed to ask!

    Thanks a lot

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