Webmin displays wrong Operating System

Webmin
mojorisin
2012-03-10
2014-08-01
  • mojorisin
    mojorisin
    2012-03-10

    Hello,

    today I was updating CentOS 5.7 to 5.8 through Webmin. However my browser crashed and the updating process was cancelled at 80%. So I restarted the browser and finished the pending updates via Webmin. Terminal now returns

    # cat /etc/redhat-release
    CentOS release 5.8 (Final)

    But webmin System Information still gives me 5.7. I assume that this is a result of the browser crash and the information was not updated in webmin. How can I update the information in webmin? (update from 5.6  to 5.7 automatically changed the system information to the new version)

     
  • d elleray
    d elleray
    2012-03-10

    simply go to webmin > webmin configuration > operating system

    and tick the box  "Update Webmin to use detected OS"

    Detected operating system CentOS Linux 5.8
    Update Webmin to use detected OS

    :-)
    d.

     
  • mojorisin
    mojorisin
    2012-03-10

    Thanks buddy, it's working!!!

     
  • Steve Valliere
    Steve Valliere
    2012-03-28

    simply go to webmin > webmin configuration > operating system

    and tick the box "Update Webmin to use detected OS"

    I'm running webmin 1.580 on Ubuntu 11.10 and instead of "operating system"  I have a config panel named "Operating System and Environment."  The panel I have shows the detected operating system, but does not have the checkbox you reference.  Instead, it just has a field where I may manually type in the OS version number and a listbox where I may select the OS name.  Is there a better version of webmin that can automatically pull this info?  It would be nice if I did not need to remember to manually update webmin when I upgrade the OS - which will probably be happening again in a month or two.

     
  • snickers2k
    snickers2k
    2014-07-15

    same here... no box for "update webmin to use detected OS" ... :(
    but know that it was working once...

     
  • Daniel Brotsky
    Daniel Brotsky
    2014-08-01

    In Webmin 1.690 on my Ubuntu 14.04.1 server (which I recently upgraded from 12.x), the System Information page was still reporting 12.x but at the bottom it said "Detected operating system is 14.04.1" and there was a button labeled "Update to Detected Operating System"; pressing that button did the trick.