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How to check my current version of Linux Mint?

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:30 pm
by Pipps
Is there any way that I can check which version of Linux Mint I am currently running on my fully installed Linux Mint system?

Re: How to check my current version of Linux Mint?

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 3:50 am
by Boo
try:
cat /etc/linuxmint/info

Boo

Re: How to check my current version of Linux Mint?

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:34 am
by Pipps
Your suggestion worked perfectly!

Mine says "Linux Mint 6 Felicia - Main Edition".

Thanks!

Re: How to check my current version of Linux Mint?

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:01 am
by lexon
I read the label on my ISO CD.

lexon

Re: How to check my current version of Linux Mint?

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:39 am
by Pipps
CDs are archaic.

USB pendrives are far more reliable for data retention.

Re: How to check my current version of Linux Mint?

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 4:26 pm
by linuxviolin
You can also open the System Monitor. There is a tab 'System' where I guess you should have the Mint version, kernel version, Gnome version, processor, memory...

Re: How to check my current version of Linux Mint?

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:09 pm
by lexon
Pipps wrote:CDs are archaic.

USB pendrives are far more reliable for data retention.
Your opinion. I have had a couple pen drives fail.
If I need a new CD, I burn one. CDs are cheap.

The CD is near my PC and has a label on it. I know what Mint version is on my PC without looking at the CD.

I have no need of bragging rights so I use what works.

lexon.

Re: How to check my current version of Linux Mint?

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:59 pm
by JCH2
Thank you "Boo" and "linuxviolin"; yours were useful answers (even 4 years later) inside the little pissing contest of others.

Re: How to check my current version of Linux Mint?

Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:37 am
by Wendy101
JCH2 wrote:Thank you "Boo" and "linuxviolin"; yours were useful answers (even 4 years later) inside the little pissing contest of others.
LOL! Same here after all this time! Thanks for the help and the laugh! :lol:

Re: How to check my current version of Linux Mint?

Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:57 am
by Tejas_0
linuxviolin wrote:You can also open the System Monitor. There is a tab 'System' where I guess you should have the Mint version, kernel version, Gnome version, processor, memory...
That tab seems to have disappeared in Petra, which will tell you at least it's not Petra. After having looked hi & lo before for info on system learnt it was not deemed to be essential.

Re: How to check my current version of Linux Mint?

Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:33 am
by usbtux
In the more modern releases from a terminal type inxi -F
Which gives all your info.

or use
cat /etc/lsb-release
DISTRIB_ID=LinuxMint
DISTRIB_RELEASE=11
DISTRIB_CODENAME=katya
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 11 Katya"

cat /etc/lsb-release
DISTRIB_ID=LinuxMint
DISTRIB_RELEASE=13
DISTRIB_CODENAME=maya
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 13 Maya"

cat /etc/lsb-release
DISTRIB_ID=LinuxMint
DISTRIB_RELEASE=16
DISTRIB_CODENAME=petra
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 16 Petra"

Re: How to check my current version of Linux Mint?

Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:35 am
by wilbobob
When I'm not sure whether I'm in the 32 bit or 64 bit installsof LM13 I have on the desktop I look at the Welcome Screen in Menu-Preferences.

Re: How to check my current version of Linux Mint?

Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:49 am
by Tejas_0
usbtux wrote:In the more modern releases from a terminal type inxi -F
Which gives all your info.
Thanx. That was all the info had been looking for that time, except for the fact that after showing the first 3-4 lines there was quite a pause followed by system crash. On reboot ran first thing, and everything came through. Suspect failed before at level of graphics card.

Re: How to check my current version of Linux Mint?

Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:37 am
by yerbamatemint
Wendy101 wrote:
JCH2 wrote:Thank you "Boo" and "linuxviolin"; yours were useful answers (even 4 years later) inside the little pissing contest of others.
LOL! Same here after all this time! Thanks for the help and the laugh! :lol:
I'm running at least ten computers here, all different flavors and OS's. All I wanted to know was 32-bit or 64-bit Linux Mint. Reading the CD didn't help, because I burned both the 32- and 64-bit versions, just in case. And I didn't put it in a spreadsheet. Thanks to all of you for pointing out the multiple ways to find the information.

Re: How to check my current version of Linux Mint?

Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:04 am
by mastapat
yerbamatemint wrote:
Wendy101 wrote:
JCH2 wrote:Thank you "Boo" and "linuxviolin"; yours were useful answers (even 4 years later) inside the little pissing contest of others.
LOL! Same here after all this time! Thanks for the help and the laugh! :lol:
I'm running at least ten computers here, all different flavors and OS's. All I wanted to know was 32-bit or 64-bit Linux Mint. Reading the CD didn't help, because I burned both the 32- and 64-bit versions, just in case. And I didn't put it in a spreadsheet. Thanks to all of you for pointing out the multiple ways to find the information.
Another method to figure out 32/64 is the command:

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uname -a
If you see "x86_64" then you know its 64-bit :o

Re: How to check my current version of Linux Mint?

Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:53 pm
by Spearmint2

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cat /boot/grub/grub.cfg |grep "menuentry '" |cut -c -45

Re: How to check my current version of Linux Mint?

Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:49 am
by RicCrouch
There are some great replies in this thread, from the simple to the complex. I think it's important for everyone to remember as they answer questions in this forum that there is a WIDE range of Linux skill level passing through these virtual halls (especially on this board, "Newbie questions). While I'm more than comfortable dropping to a terminal and finding information, many are not. With the demise of Windows XP, a lot of newbies are in here looking for info on how to use Mint, because it's one of the best substitutes for former XP users. So, as you answer questions, it's worth taking a moment to get to know your audience .

And for those of you asking questions, it helps us give relevant answers if you give us some idea of where you are coming from as well.

Re: How to check my current version of Linux Mint?

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:52 pm
by kardo
linuxviolin wrote:You can also open the System Monitor. There is a tab 'System' where I guess you should have the Mint version, kernel version, Gnome version, processor, memory...
In my system (which turns out to be Linux Mint 17.1, Rebecca 64-bit) I found it under Preferences -> System Info.

Great to have this thread, started in 2009 and still helping in 2017! (and by the way, I'm one of those former Windows XP users)

Re: How to check my current version of Linux Mint?

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:53 am
by colormar
Just open Terminal and write:
lsb_release -a
and press ENTER
Thats all.