Exploring Hardware Environment

Determine 32 vs. 64-bit OS

>file /sbin/init
/sbin/init: ELF 64-bit LSB shared object, x86-64,...

Determine Ubuntu Version and Version Name

>lsb_release -a
Description:	Ubuntu 13.10
Release:	13.10
Codename:	saucy
> cat /etc/*-release
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=13.10
DISTRIB_CODENAME=saucy
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 13.10"
NAME="Ubuntu"
VERSION="13.10, Saucy Salamander"
...

Network

Determine other machines on same local subnet

>/sbin/ifconfig - shows Bcast address, e.g. 192.168.1.255
>ping -b 192.168.1.255 - shows other machines on local subnet

Applications

Slack

Reset hung Linux Slack client:

cd ~/.config/Slack
rm -Rf SS