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    Distro and kernel


    How can i see from a terminal program which distro i am using and the version of the kernel on the linux distribuition?

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    Code:
    uname -a

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    I got this whole mess up.

    $ uname -a
    Linux 00e0295c9f23 2.4.21-0.13mdk #1 Fri Mar 14 15:08:06 EST 2003 i686 unknown unknown GNU/Linux

    I typed man uname to see what came up, just in case. Thanks a lot!! I was just wondering cause i got a linux computer at work and i couldn't find anyplace in the GNome that gave a clue about what distro i was running. Tomorrow, first thing i'll do is type uname and find out. BTW, i didn't like it, the distro or the GUI, i'd rather stay with KDE and Mandrake. Guess it's simpler.

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    okay
    you run mandrake with a 2.4 kernel

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    I am at work now, and i got this:

    Linux training8 2.4.26 #6 Mon Jun 14 19:07:27 PDT 2004 i686 unknown unknown GNU/Linux

    What's the distro's name: GNU?

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    No, uname doesn't actually report the name of the distro. The GNU refers to that it's basically a GNU system with a Linux kernel.

    Finding out what distro it is can actually be fairly hard. Try finding out what package management system it uses.

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    The only thing i know for sure it that it's running Gnome. I'm gonna dig into it a bit further. Anyways, it is completely different than my mandrake 9.1 back at home.

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