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Select your Operating System

Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:36 pm
Now you can select your operating system from a selection menu (list) in your User-CP.
We strongly recommend that you set your Operating System there, doing which, your OS will show up on your profile next to your posts (for example, see mine). That helps other members to know which distro you are using and can hence, provide you with a solution more quickly.

If you use linux and you don't know your distro, type the following command at the terminal (CLI) of your OS:
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lsb_release -a


You can set it at User-CP -> Edit Profile (under "Additional Information") or follow this link to reach the User-CP profile page: usercp.php?action=profile

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RE: Select your Operating System

Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:25 am
Sweet. But what if you use more than 1? Too bad they were a tad little bigger. :P

Last edited by ComaWhite on Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:26 am, edited 1 time in total.


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RE: Select your Operating System

Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:45 am
If you are posting a thread where you need assistance with an OS that is now shown up on the profile box, you can mention it separately. Though you raised a good point ;)
I'll see if we find a better alternative.

EDIT: You can add it to your sig if you want. More than one entry will clutter the profile box.

Last edited by sayakb on Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:48 am, edited 1 time in total.


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RE: Select your Operating System

Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:50 am
LinuxIsInnovation wrote:If you use linux and you don't know your distro, type the following command at the terminal (CLI) of your OS:
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lsb_release -a



Doesn't work in opensuse 11.1 :-(
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RE: Select your Operating System

Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:07 am
You don't actually need that if you know your distro ;)
But that's strange anyway, it even works on a 7 year old redhat server at my college :-S


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RE: Select your Operating System

Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:07 am
marsii wrote:
LinuxIsInnovation wrote:If you use linux and you don't know your distro, type the following command at the terminal (CLI) of your OS:
Code: Select all
lsb_release -a



Doesn't work in opensuse 11.1 :-(



Strange... for me work without any problem. Type lsb and hit TAB. ;) and do not forget the -a.


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RE: Select your Operating System

Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:42 pm
lsb_release -a
bash: lsb_release: command not found

I suppose some package is not installed. I have installed from the Live-CD, which only contains a minimal installation.

In what package is "lsb_release"?
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RE: Select your Operating System

Sat Jan 03, 2009 2:21 pm
marsii wrote:lsb_release -a
bash: lsb_release: command not found

I suppose some package is not installed. I have installed from the Live-CD, which only contains a minimal installation.

In what package is "lsb_release"?


That package is: lsb - Linux Standard Base Core.


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RE: Select your Operating System

Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:33 pm
Great!
Maybe was useful to indicate the version of the distribution: Kubuntu 8.10/Intrepid, Opensuse 11.1 ...


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Hello,

if you use openSUSE type simply
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cat /etc/SuSE-release
It would help you to remember too. ;-)
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RE: Select your Operating System

Sun Jan 04, 2009 9:58 pm
It might be interesting to see statistics of some sort that would show which distro is the most popular with KDE users...
(If my observing is correct it would be SuSE or Kubuntu)


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RE: Select your Operating System

Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:40 am
Primoz wrote:It might be interesting to see statistics of some sort that would show which distro is the most popular with KDE users...


Yes! Statistics are cool ;-)


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RE: Select your Operating System

Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:23 pm
Since not many have selected their OS, it can be a largely inaccurate count. Though I'll see if I can come up with something that adds to the forum stats or something. Till then, maybe use a poll instead? :)
http://forum.kde.org/whats-your-favouri ... 13339.html


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Mario wrote:Hello,

if you use openSUSE type simply
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cat /etc/SuSE-release
It would help you to remember too. ;-)


Or better,
Code: Select all
cat /etc/*-release

if you don't know if it's OpenSuSE ;-)

Last edited by Alec on Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:54 pm, edited 1 time in total.


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RE: Select your Operating System

Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:52 am
kde forum is cool


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