These Forums (and elsewhere) - How to display basic machine information

A head’s up on a recommendation I’ve submitted to improve information accuracy in these Forums

Basically. basic information about the machine should be included so any help is relevant to the machine.

The following command can be executed on the machine and the results prepend the forum post, provides the following information:

  • OS
  • OS version
  • Desktop
  • Kernel

Although my suggested command isn’t a certainty, that should not prevent anyone from executing on the subject machine if they wish
(copy and paste into a root console and run)

cat /etc/*release | grep PRETTY_NAME= && uname -a


One thing is for sure, there is no need to run this as Superuser (root console). And when there is no need to do something “as root” the golden rule is: don’t. Just use a normal uer console please.