Which version do I have?

Hello, I am installing now the server, but I don't know which version I have. Is there any command to use to get the information about the version (and also if possible the system's name (desktop, server..) I am using?

Thank you.




cat /etc/lsb-release


uname -a

next step ..

Thank u very much.
With uname -a I get this:
Linux lserver 2.6.12-9-386 #1 Mon Oct 10 13:14:36 BST 2005 i686 GNU/Linux
I don't see anything about Ubuntu in here, is that the version's info of "Linux kernel" I am using?

And with cat /etc/lsb-release I got this:
DISTRIB_DISCREPTION="Ubuntu (The Breezy Badger Release)"

What is that breezy anyway?
So, that is the server I have installed today! I don't know anything about it, but it seems that the networking configuration are not autoconfigured!
inet addr: Mask:

I tried to stop, start and then restart the networking, but I still don't get an IP!! Does that means DHCP is not installed/configured?

If I don't, I will not be able to install/use ssh !



Breezy badger is the name of the release you installed. I must say that your version is very old. I recommend installing the latest one which you can download from here:


I'm sure you will have a lot less trouble with the new version(hopefully).

If you don't want to do that then if you could post the result of these commands(run in a terminal) here I'm sure someone can help you out:

lspci -v

Actually, try this first:



next step ..

Thank u for your reply. I solved the problem by editing:
I added auto eth0 and then restarted the networking, now I have an IP. I experienced something strange and that's pinging my ubuntu server from another machine.
I can't ping, but things changed after I installed samba !! Does anyone know why is this?

I am going to install the newest version of Ubuntu, but at this time I just need to learn, explore, experience and discover the possibilities of Linux server. That's all.

Best regards,


I still have 2 problems with the network configurations :)

Every time I login I have to do this:

And when I ping serverUbuntu (ubuntu server edition) from wsUbuntu (ubuntu desktop edition) I find but not vice versa. I can't ping serverUbuntu from wsUbuntu.

Thanks in advance