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How to find out what distros are using particular Linux version?

Given a distribution and its version, I can find which version of kernel it uses, e.g. for Ubuntu they are listed here, and for currently supported versions of Fedora they are here. In general, ...
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Linux distro recommendation for lenovo flex 2 [closed]

I am looking for a linux distro for lenovo flex 2. I want to be able to install softwares easily and won't freeze or cause problems. I have tried installing ubuntu 14.04 on it but it took me forever ...
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Is there a plain GNU/Linux OS?

I'm currently looking at all the different Linux distros and can't seem to find the original GNU/Linux OS. Apparently there is a GNU System which combined the GNU project with the Linux kernel. How do ...
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Example of a package that has the same name in two different distros but refers to unrelated upstream projects for each?

I'm thinking about organization of open source packages across different distributions, and one of the issues that might arise is that different distributions decide to assign a different package name ...
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how to use rpmbuild for el5 on el6 system

Do any of you have a idea how to build a spec file using rpmbuild for a el5 system while running on el6 host? spec is a simple packaging of py script. Difference between el5 and el6 rpm should by ...
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Is there any graphical distro that is smaller than TinyCore's? [closed]

That I can download for free. I don't want to use/learn LFS at the moment.
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Linux Debian codenames

I've got few, quite silly, non-technical questions about giving codenames to Debian releases. Each Debian release has its unique codename, which is (so far) characters' name from Toy Story movies by ...
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Dependency hell: Why not create portable applications [closed]

Back in time to the ages when I was using Windows, applications were installed in an independent way. This left a lot of freedom to the end user/sysadmin to decide what and where to upgrade, what to ...
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Which distro to switch to (laptop) [closed]

I switched to Linux Ubuntu 14.04 from Windows 8.1 about a month ago because I wanted to get more out of my laptop (Lenovo Flex 2). I have been trying to either solve or ignore some issues that I have ...
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Installing linux on a tablet

I would like to install linux on my tablet. It has Cortex A9 processor (RockChip RK2928), 512MB RAM and 4GB internal memory. My question is: is there any linux distro that would work on it? I tried to ...
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Official resources about disc management on linux / distributions [closed]

My question is about official linux and common distributions (e.g. fedora/debian) on learning disk management in practice on linux / linux distributions. The layout, may be including the file system, ...
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Dual Booting - MAC OSX

I'm new to the whole Linux OS and want to use a distro called "Parrot Security" Problem is, I have a Mac Laptop to which I want to dual boot from. I've installed reFINd and tried to boot from a ...
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Ubuntu 15 vs Mint 17 vs Zorin 9 vs Elementary OS (newbie) [on hold]

I have always used windows but my computer is always overheating and i think i should try something new. I am going to clean it with compressed air and i am thinking of installing a linux distro as ...
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How bug fixing exactly works in a distro ? upstream vs downstream

I'd like to know how bug fixing exactly works in Linux distributions. I mean, after all a distro is made of opensource software made by external developers, and then packaged by the distro's ...
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Which Linux distribution places all applications in /opt?

I read on DistroWatch quite a while back that there's a Linux distribution that installs all application files in /opt directory. However, I do not remember the name of this distribution. Anyone ...
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Linux distribution for a beginner Windows 7 user with good compatibility [closed]

A few days ago a friend asked me if I could install a good Linux distribution on his old PC (actually not very old: Intel Core 2, 2 GB of RAM). He's a Windows 7 user and a lawyer who uses the PC ...
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How should can I set up a machine dedicated only to running ZynAddSubFx syntheziser?

I'd like to set up a Linux machine dedicated only to run the soft synth ZynAddSubFx or Yoshimi (and receive midi data for ditto). The synth should start automatically when I switch on the power. I'd ...
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A fast and lightweight distro with GUI (for web development) [closed]

I know this is probably very controversial but I spent 2 weeks googling, downloading, installing and erasing various distros and still have no clear answer. My machine An old Asus EeeBox PC EB1012P ...
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How do I make a linux image which is of my current system?

I want a really minimalistic version of Linux to run on my raspberry pi. I need nothing on it apart form the tools to make it work. I can then install the things I need such as python, nano, ssh etc. ...
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What Linux distros make upgrades easy? [closed]

I am currently running Fedora 16 on my laptop, which is like 3 years EOL-ed. The reason that's the case is because it is not easy to upgrade to the current version in Fedora (at least v16) and it ...
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where to download gentoo 2.2?

My hosting company has gentoo. I want to install the same system on my virtualbox/vagrant. If I do cat /etc/gentoo-release I get: Gentoo Base System release 2.2 and uname -r: ...
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Upgrading elementary OS to Freya

I have elementary OS Luna and I want to upgrade it to Freya. As I did past times in Ubuntu, I've waited to the package manager to notify me the new version is out and to upgrade the OS but Elementary ...
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How can I recognize that a certain Linux distribution is based on Debian, looking at file structure? [duplicate]

I have an unknown (let's assume uname -a returns nothing) Linux distribution I have root access to. How can I verify, looking at file structure, that it is based on Debian?
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Can I run files from Ubuntu in Mint?

I was wondering, since recently I've decided I want to move from Ubuntu 14.04 to XFCE mint linux, if games installed in Ubuntu will run in Mint? I've copied my home folder onto an external hard drive, ...
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Running application compiled on another distribution

I wonder whether I can compile application on one Linux distribution and use it on another Linux distribution (same CPU architecture). If not what problems I can run into? Only problems which came to ...
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Will Debian Wheezy (stable) automatically upgrade to Jessie once Jessie becomes the stable release?

I am on Debian Wheezy (stable) and routinely update my system via the basic: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade In the future, once Jessie becomes the stable release, I wonder whether ...
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On which Linux based distribution is gcc not installed?

I've always thought that any Linux distro would include gcc (or at least a C compiler), but according to one of my teachers, this is not the case. Do you know any distro matching this case, and also, ...
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Relationship between distribution & package manager

A little consideration will show that each/every Linux distribution correlates/associates with a specific Package Manager. For example: APT: Debain Family (Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, etc.) RPM: RedHat ...
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How can I get my Linux distribution name and version using the command line ? [duplicate]

I have Linux Mint Version 7.1 Rebecca. What do I need to write in the command line in order to find this information. I tried uname -a , but I got informations about my computer name, Kernel Version ...
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Looking for a Distro for a beginner in kernel hacking [closed]

I'm currently trying to learn the basics of the linux kernel via Linux Kernel in a Nutshell and Linux Kernel Development books, the problem is that when using Ubuntu, there are a lot redundant ...
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Ghost Vulnerability - CVE-2015-0235

Does the Ghost Vulnerability require access (as in being a logged in user) to the effected OS in question? Can someone clarify the 'remote attacker that is able to make an application call'? I only ...
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Where can I find the kernel configuration on each Linux distribution?

I'm pretty sure that all Red Hat and Debian based distributions follow the convention of shipping the kernel configuration in /boot/config-*, but what of other distributions? Or, if this convention ...
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Is the kernel version fixed within the life of a release/version of each Linux distribution?

I read the Table of versions of List of Ubuntu releases. I found that the kernel version for each release is fixed. E.g. the kernel is 2.6.24 for Ubuntu 8.04, 2.6.32 for 10.04, 3.2+ for 12.04, and ...
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Installing generic-logos and generic-release on Fedora

The guidelines for Fedora remixes suggest to replaces packages fedora-logos, fedora-release, and fedora-release-notes with the generic-* equivalents when making a remix. Most tutorials online focus on ...
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LXDE/LXQT distro with 5 years support?

Does a distro exist based on (pre-installed) LXDE/LXQT which has 5 years support minimum. I have seen Lubuntu which only has 3 years support. I am basically looking for a very stable desktop distro ...
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Memory Required for SSH-only Linux Setup

I am attempting to set up a minimal Debian or CentOS installation for internal network access. The purpose of the setup will be to allow SSH access into the rest of the internal network—that's it. It ...
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Lightweight SSH-only distro (< 128 MiB RAM) [closed]

I am looking to set up an SSH entry point into my network via a lightweight Linux or BSD setup. The purpose of the distro will be to allow SSH access into the rest of the internal network—that's it. ...
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Do different distros (but same kernel ver) have same hardware support

As far as I know the device drivers are located in the Linux kernel. For example let's say a GNU/Linux distro A has the same kernel version as a GNU/Linux distro B. Does that mean that they have the ...
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Can aura run on other linux distros?

Is it possible to run the Google Chrome OS's Aura GUI in other linux distros like fedora or ubuntu?
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How to set-up a Gnu/Linux distro for kids? [closed]

I will have to repair a computer, which will be used by kids (9-12 years). This computer had Vista, but I will install a Gnu/Linux distro, for security/pedagogic reasons. I just come here to ask if ...
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Why distros don't have a unique version which continously provide updates? [closed]

I don't see the point why distros, instead of building new versions, don't have a unique version, which continously provide upgrades for the linux kernel, desktop environment, software packages, etc. ...
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Implications of including GPL software in a distribution?

It's well known that the FreeBSD project is actively trying to route out all traces of GPL'ed software in favor of more permissive-licensed software replacements.[1] Their reasons are ambitious, ...
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Why are there different types of linux distributions? What makes them unique, fundamentally? [closed]

They all use Linux kernel (lower layer). They all provide support for the same set of packages (higher layer), despite version differences. And even though their beliefs and "philosophy"s differ, what ...
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Sharing Apache-httpd documents across multiple Linux distributions?

I'd like to be able to have multiple distributions, say Fedora and Debian, both sharing an Apache DocumentRoot. For example, I could have the same partition mounted to /var/www in both distributions. ...
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What is the difference between the “Retro” and “Standard” version of Puppy Linux?

In one of the download locations for Puppy Linux, two different ISOs are listed: precise-5.7.1.iso (156 MB) precise-5.7.1-retro.iso (200 MB) What is the difference between these two versions?
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Switching from LMDE to debian testing + LMDE

I currently have LMDE UP8 with cinnamon installed. I want to add debian testing repos for all my packages but I still want to keep LMDE repos for specific packages like cinnamon, firefox, flashplayer, ...
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bash: regular expressions in if expression

In my script on my ubuntu machine I declare a string like this: DEBUG_PACKAGE_LIST=$(apt-cache search dbg | awk '{ print $1 }' | grep -e "-dbg") For you to help you understand my problem here is ...
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Which distro for this ancient laptop? [closed]

I have ancient laptop and need a distro for it which will do basic stuff mainly Word processing, Web Browsing, Playing some songs and movies on it. The specs are: Intel Celeron M 440 @ 1.60 Ghz ...
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How to know what packages I'm missing?

A while ago I made my own distro of Linux using SuseStudio and may have left out some important packages. Apps like gnome-software and gnome-music don't work The computer runs really high process ...
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Init-systems and service management on different distributions

Is there some overview which Linux distribution comes with which (default) init system and uses which tool for starting/stopping services? Is there some distribution independent way to ...