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Lite Version Information
« on: April 07, 2014, 11:35:34 AM »
 

mjwilliamsmj

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How can I identify what version of Linux Lite I have installed?

I have tried many of the commands on other Linux forums, but the results are always about Ubuntu.
Is there a way to tell if I am using Linux Lite 1.0.6 or 1.0.8?
 


Re: Lite Version Information
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2014, 11:55:54 AM »
 

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How can I identify what version of Linux Lite I have installed?

I have tried many of the commands on other Linux forums, but the results are always about Ubuntu.
Is there a way to tell if I am using Linux Lite 1.0.6 or 1.0.8?

Hello and Welcome,

The one I use gives everything, but look at the last line

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cat /etc/lsb-release
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Re: Lite Version Information
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2014, 12:39:29 PM »
 

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Result of the command:

[email protected]:~$ cat /etc/lsb-release
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=12.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=precise
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS"
[email protected]:~$


The last line identifies as:
Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS (Precise Pangolin) - Ubuntu Releases

So I do not see where the Linux Lite information is identified.
 

Re: Lite Version Information
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2014, 12:52:53 PM »
 

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Result of the command:

[email protected]:~$ cat /etc/lsb-release
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=12.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=precise
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS"
[email protected]:~$


The last line identifies as:
Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS (Precise Pangolin) - Ubuntu Releases

So I do not see where the Linux Lite information is identified.

Hi,

I'm confused, I'm sure I've not edited anything..??
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[email protected]:~$ cat /etc/lsb-release
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=12.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=precise
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Lite 1.0.8"
[email protected]:~$

O.K.. will need another option
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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2014, 01:14:53 PM »
 

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Menu > System > System Information and click "Summary"... 3rd line down

Last Edit: April 07, 2014, 01:26:33 PM by Wirezfree
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Re: Lite Version Information
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2014, 02:10:40 PM »
 

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And the system response (still identifies as Ubuntu), I did get a bunch of updates last night - maybe they changed the system information!

-Computer-
Processor      : Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.66GHz
Memory      : 1477MB (365MB used)
Operating System      : Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS
User Name      : michael (Michael John Williams)
Date/Time      : Mon 07 Apr 2014 02:06:05 PM EDT
-Display-
Resolution      : 1600x900 pixels
OpenGL Renderer      : Unknown
X11 Vendor      : The X.Org Foundation
-Multimedia-
Audio Adapter      : HDA-Intel - HDA VIA VT82xx
-Input Devices-
 Power Button
 Sleep Button
 Power Button
 AT Translated Set 2 keyboard
 ImExPS/2 Generic Explorer Mouse
 HDA VIA VT82xx Line
 HDA VIA VT82xx Front Mic
 HDA VIA VT82xx Rear Mic
 HDA VIA VT82xx Front Headphone
 HDA VIA VT82xx Line-Out
-Printers-
No printers found
-SCSI Disks-
ATA HDS722580VLAT20
HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH22NP20
eM Bay Reader
eM Bay Reader
eM Bay Reader
eM Bay Reader
 

Re: Lite Version Information
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2014, 02:41:12 PM »
 

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@ mjwilliamsmj,

Strange.  Just checked both versions with VirtualBox using the "System Information" program and got same results as Wirezfree -- it showed Linux Lite 1.0.8 and 1.0.6 respectively.

So, I ran this command in a terminal to see what kernel was used in each version:
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uname -a
The version 1.0.8 used a kernel beginning with "3.8.0 ... -generic".  The 1.0.6 version had kernel beginning with "3.2.0 ... -generic".  Run that command and see if yours starts with either "3.8..." or "3.2...".  That should tell you what you have.
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Re: Lite Version Information
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2014, 07:20:18 PM »
 

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Tried uname -a with the following result:

3.2.0-40-generic-pae

I knew that I had installed Linux Lite 1.0.6, but the question was how to identify later.
There is also no information on 32-bit versus 64-bit.  I had used the 32-bit version.

I am beginning to think the system update that I executed last night replaced the Linux-Lite identification strings with Ubuntu identification.
This will leave the default desktop background as the only indicator of what system is installed.
 

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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2014, 08:20:23 PM »
 

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That same command will also show either x86_64 (for 64-bit version), or i686 (for 32-bit version).

Just peeked at the System Info program and it also lists those under the "Operating System" category.

You're probably right that something got changed during an update -- but I don't know what that might be.
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Re: Lite Version Information
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2014, 09:39:22 PM »
 

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Hi. I think the (/etc/issue) and (/etc/lsb-release) files were replaced during an update. See below.




Here's the original contents of those files:

Linux Lite 1.0.6 - /etc/lsb-release
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DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=12.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=precise
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Lite 1.0.6"

Linux Lite 1.0.6 - /etc/issue
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Linux Lite 1.0.6 LTS \n \l
Linux Lite 1.0.8 - /etc/lsb-release
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DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=12.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=precise
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Lite 1.0.8"

Linux Lite 1.0.8 - /etc/issue
Code: [Select]
Linux Lite 1.0.8 LTS \n \l
 

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« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2014, 12:32:20 AM »
 

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Yes Scott, people are choosing the wrong option during updates, when the default is already chosen for them. All they need to do is press Enter for the issue and the lsb updates.
 

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« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2014, 11:24:42 AM »
 

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Yes Scott, people are choosing the wrong option during updates, when the default is already chosen for them. All they need to do is press Enter for the issue and the lsb updates.

Hi Valtam,

Can you clarify which update you are referring to.?
When I select Update on the main menu,
I enter my Password, and that's it, no option to choose from.
It runs, and the updates are applied, the screen closes

I have never encountered any screens like Scott(0) posted.

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Re: Lite Version Information
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2014, 11:40:01 AM »
 

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Hi,

I did in fact receive the screens posted during the update.
And yes, I selected to replace the files, as it was an update - silly me.
I have corrected the files back to their original contents.

All is good, now.
Thank you all for being patient with me.

A suggestion for the update would be to remove these two files from the update, so the Linux Lite distribution is not mis-marked.
 

Re: Lite Version Information
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2014, 11:50:45 AM »
 

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Hi Valtam,

Can you clarify which update you are referring to.?
When I select Update on the main menu,
I enter my Password, and that's it, no option to choose from.
It runs, and the updates are applied, the screen closes

I have never encountered any screens like Scott(0) posted.

Thanks... David

Hi. I'm fairly confident the update from the previous screenshot comes from:
package = base-files
version = 6.5ubuntu6.7

I'm not sure why you never got a prompting option for the changes. Maybe check in Synaptic to confirm that it is actually installed.
 


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