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HARDWARE INFO COMMANDS


Sure you need to know all about your hardware, and to help you find the info here are a few commands that will help you find your information needed:

$ dmesg ( debugging messages from kernel )

# lshw > lshw.txt ( makes txt file with list of hardware in /home/user )

# lshw -html >lshw.html ( same as above in a nice html file )

$ lspci ( lists PCI devices, more elaborate with the -vv option )

$ lspcidrake ( same as above but only in Mandriva and PCLos )

# scanpci ( to scan PCI buses and report information about the configuration space settings for each PCI device.)

# dmidecode ( the computer's DMI ( SMBIOS ) table in readable format )

# lsusb ( lists USB devices, more elaborate with the -vv option )

$ lshal ( lists all devices with their properties, "lshal --monitor" monitors the changes )

$ cat /proc/devices ( list loaded hardware devices )

$ cat /proc/dma ( what dma channels are used )

$ cat /proc/interrupts ( what IRQs are used )

$ cat /proc/ioports ( what I/O are used )

$ cat /proc/meminfo ( info about memory use )

$ cat /proc/modules ( loaded kernel modules )

$ cat /proc/cpuinfo ( info about the processor )

$ cat /proc/pci ( plugged in PCI devices )

$ cat /proc/scsi/scsi ( SCSI devices )

$ cat /proc/buddyinfo ( check memory fragmentation )


There you go, that should help you hunt down the specs.



Bruno



-- Oct 1 2007 --


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