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    Default Linux (!)

    There seems to be no place to ask simple linux questions!
    F'rinstance, I would like a cli command which would give me a brief report on what versions of Kernel, kde, nvidia driver, pulse, alsa etc, a sort of "software environment".. I am sure there is one but I don't know it, and it is (almost!) impossible to search for.........
    Could we not have a sub-forum for people who are new to linux, and could place questions on cli linux commands...
    .............please?

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    Default Re: Linux (!)

    There are plenty of forums where you can ask Linux only questions Linux Format | The #1 source for Linux to give but one example.

    But to answer your question; if you select the 'My computer' icon in KDE, you will get the answers all in a single window. That is true of all distributions that use KDE, not just openSUSE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john_hudson View Post
    There are plenty of forums where you can ask Linux only questions Linux Format | The #1 source for Linux to give but one example.

    But to answer your question; if you select the 'My computer' icon in KDE, you will get the answers all in a single window. That is true of all distributions that use KDE, not just openSUSE.
    OK and point taken!
    There is no "My Computer" icon on mine! ("My System" opens a list of directories btw)
    but the example was asking for a cli command.....

    I did find a system>monitor>kinfocentre in the menu tree,








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    Open a terminal or cli
    su to be root and the command is uname -r to find the kernel version. The rest it is not hard to google for answer.

    Hope this helps. I want to preserve my sig.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wakou
    There seems to be no place to ask simple linux questions!
    F'rinstance, I would like a cli command which would give me a brief
    report on what versions of Kernel, kde, nvidia driver, pulse, alsa etc,
    a sort of "software environment".. I am sure there is one but I don't
    know it, and it is (almost!) impossible to search for.........
    Could we not have a sub-forum for people who are new to linux, and
    could place questions on cli linux commands...
    .............please?
    Hi
    There is always the looking for sub forum, here are some (I'm not a KDE
    user though )
    Code:
    uname -r
    lsb_release -rd
    nvidia-settings -q 'NvidiaDriverVersion' |cut -f3 -d ":"
    Most cli commands if your not sure run the command with --help

    This is always worth a read and bookmarked as a reference;
    http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz

    However your original question is noted and something is currently being
    worked on

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    When you would have asked this in Programming/scripting or even Lookin for something? I would have answered:
    Code:
    rpm -qa
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    Ty to Henk, John, Malcolm and Conram for kind and useful answers.

    But I deliberately asked the question here, ie "Can we not have a sub -forum"
    The question itself was merely an example of a question that might not have another home.
    I have just been publicly spanked by a member for asking questions in the wrong place..... and am finding the forum quite a frustrating place ATM.
    PM please if you have a problem with my attitude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wakou View Post
    Ty to Henk, John, Malcolm and Conram for kind and useful answers.

    But I deliberately asked the question here, ie "Can we not have a sub -forum"
    The question itself was merely an example of a question that might not have another home.
    I have just been publicly spanked by a member for asking questions in the wrong place..... and am finding the forum quite a frustrating place ATM.
    PM please if you have a problem with my attitude.
    Not a problem for me, I understand, it really just frustrating sometimes. the only way you can do is pause for a bit relax and when ready face again the task.

    Cheers,
    conram
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    Quote Originally Posted by conram View Post
    Not a problem for me, I understand, it really just frustrating sometimes. the only way you can do is pause for a bit relax and when ready face again the task.

    Cheers,
    conram
    Thank-you, and your answer is the most correct of all.........



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    it is obvious that here we get tons of folks with no clue whatsoever
    about linux cli..

    i've thought a lot about it and haven't decided exactly how to 'solve'
    that problem..

    perhaps you are on the right track and a new-to-linux forum is
    perfect...because folks need not to be 'spanked' for asking (for
    example) "What is a 'terminal' and *how* do i 'open' one? And, tell me
    why and how to become a 'root', too!"

    but, i do not think it should be a sub-forum (under what?
    install/boot/login?)...nope i think it ought to be a major forum,
    maybe with sub-forums...and be the first, at the TOP of this page
    http://forums.opensuse.org/

    however, until that gets built you need to go ahead and ask....or,
    maybe (i know this is a drag, but it will put you head and shoulders
    above the other n00bs very quickly) begin reading this foundation book
    on page one: _LINUX: Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition
    (Version 1.0.0)_ at http://rute.2038bug.com/

    really! begin on page one because each new page builds on past pages..

    [of course, the problem with a "Linux Beginner" forum at the top of
    the page is that from then on it will be FILLED with posts like "I
    downloaded openSUSE, double clicked on it and nothing happened. WTF!
    This @%# sucks! How do you expect me to try it!?!"]

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