What release am I running?
Identifying build number
If you are sure that you are running an official release produced by OLPC (as opposed to a deployment), you can follow the techniques below to identify the build number, and then refer to the table to see which release it corresponds to.
If you are not running an offical OLPC release (e.g. you are running a development release, pre-release, or deployment build), or if you are unsure, skip to #Identifying release information to determine the version information in more detail.
|Build number||Release||Also called||Release date||Release notes|
|883883||11.3.0||13201200001 November 2011||Release notes/11.3.0|
|874874||11.2.0||131130720022 July 2011||Release notes/11.2.0|
|860860||10.1.3||129515400016 January 2011||Release notes/10.1.3|
|852852||10.1.2||128314080030 August 2010||Release notes/10.1.2|
|802802||8.2.1||124218720013 May 2009||Release notes/8.2.1|
|767767||8.2.0||122395680014 October 2008||Release notes/8.2.0|
|711711||8.1.2||121911840019 August 2008||Release notes/8.1.2|
|708708||8.1.1||12181680008 August 2008||Release notes/8.1.1|
|703703||8.1.0||Update.1||120684960030 March 2008||Release notes/8.1.0|
|656656||7.1.2||Ship2 patch2||120054600017 January 2008||Release notes/7.1.2|
|653653||7.1.1||Ship2 patch1||119760840014 December 2007||Release notes/7.1.1|
|650650||7.1.0||Ship.2||11968308005 December 2007||Release notes/7.1.0|
|623623||Ship.1||Trial-3||119363040029 October 2007||Release notes/623|
|542542||Trial-2||11859408001 August 2007||OLPC Trial-2 Software Release Notes|
|206206||10.1.1||update for XO-1.5 hardware||12784752007 July 2010||Release notes/10.1.1|
|6464||10.1.0||first release for XO-1.5 hardware||126119880019 December 2009||Release notes/10.1.0|
|3636||13.1.0||13678128006 May 2013||Release notes/13.1.0|
|2121||12.1.0||134638560031 August 2012||Release notes/12.1.0|
|1818||13.2.6||14468724007 November 2015||Release notes/13.2.6|
|1717||13.2.5||14364144009 July 2015||Release notes/13.2.5|
|1616||13.2.4||143131680011 May 2015||Release notes/13.2.4|
|1616||13.2.3||142673760019 March 2015||Release notes/13.2.3|
|1515||13.2.2||141654600021 November 2014||Release notes/13.2.2|
|1414||13.2.1||14041872001 July 2014||Release notes/13.2.1|
|1313||13.2.0||137403360017 July 2013||Release notes/13.2.0|
"About my Computer" in release 10.1.x
You can find what build and firmware your XO is running by:
- Return to the Home view by pressing the Home key , or the F3 key,
- If you do not see the XO icon, click the "ring" icon, or press Ctrl+1, to switch to Favorites view from List view,
- Hover over the XO icon, or right-click it, and a menu will pop up,
- Click the item "My Settings", then click "About my Computer", and a panel will appear,
In the software section of the panel you will find a build number, e.g. 852.
"About my XO" in release 8.2.x
If you have Release 8.2.X, then the instructions above are almost the same, except the menu option is called "Control Panel" and the icon is "About my XO".
"About this XO" in release 8.1.x
- Return to the Home view by pressing F3.
- Hover the cursor over the XO icon in the middle of the Home view.
- In the menu that pops up, click the item "About this XO".
From the terminal
For all releases, including those older than 8.1.x, try the following commands, in this order. One of them will reveal the build number:
cat /boot/olpc_build cat /etc/issue olpc-netstatus -i
Identifying release information
If you are running a software version that is not an official release (e.g. a pre-release), or are unsure, the following instructions will help you identify the version information.
From the terminal
The following commands from the Terminal activity should reveal information about the release you are running:
cat /etc/olpc-release cat /etc/issue olpc-netstatus -i
From the console
The console displays the build number, until it scrolls off the top of the screen.
- Press ctrl+alt+F2 (the F2 key is the same as the Group key . The Ctrl key has a solid diamond on it (♦); the Alt key has an open diamond on it (♢). See Keyboard Shortcuts for more details.)
- Read the build number from the first line of text that appears in the console window
OLPC build 650 (stream ship.2: variant devel_jffs2) kernel 2.6.22-20070919.2.olpc.0987654321abcdefabcedf on an i586 xo-05-29-BB login:
The OS build number in the above example is 650, from the ship.2 stream.
Checking firmware version
Checking wireless firmware version
From the terminal, run:
ethtool -i eth0
On recent OLPC OS releases, this information is also available in Sugar where you read the build number (follow the instructions above).