Is there an authoritative way to get the GNOME version, as long as I have a working GNOME desktop (any version) running? Several of these suggestions don't work on my system, either because the executables and/or packages simply don't exist or the menu item isn't available.
If you launch
My aging Fedora 14 box
content (on my system):
The file is part of the package
If you play with that file you can instantly see the results :)
(note that this file might be missing on some older
Note that commands like
You can run it in the console
(possibly having to change the display).