Getting hardware information from Linux to help forum staff

Discussion in 'General Linux' started by ryanvade, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. ryanvade

    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    Hello everyone,

    I don't think this should be in the forum assistance or forum announcements..so I put it here.

    When seeking help on the forum, providing hardware specifications can be the key to solving problems. With this post I hope to show some basic commands and tools to help everyone do that.


    My first program is a newcomer that I saw on LAS (Linux action show, jupiterbroadcasting.com)

    • I-Nex. This program is the GNU/Linux equivalent to CPU-Z from Windows. It provides an easy to use interface and can generate reports that users can upload to sites like postbin. I recommend using this tool to make hardware reports and attaching them to your posts here at linux.org home page: http://i-nex.linux.pl/ I-Nex.png The second Tool I want to mention is LSHW. LSHW (LiSt HardWare) is a commandline/graphical tool that gives just as much information as I-Nex. The difference being comandline support. lshw.png
    • Lastly I am going to mention good old lspci. List PCI is a program that will list all the pci devices on a computer. When using it in a general way, lspci will only name the PCI devices and the device ID. To get more detailed information on a PCI device, you can use the following:
      Code:
      lspci -v -s ID 
      for AGP devices, you can use lsagp in the same fashion.
    If anyone else knows of some good hardware information listing software, pleas post them. Remember, this post is to show how anyone can get basic hardware information with GNU/Linux. Please list your hardware when asking for help in the forums.
  2. Virneto

    Virneto Member

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    Yep!! This is very usefull information for me!!! Thanks!!!
  3. rko25118

    rko25118 New Member

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    It's nice to have tools for Linux.
  4. ZZs

    ZZs Active Member

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    lspci: -s: Invalid slot number
    My laptop with Debian didn't like it, but I'm familiar with the command.
  5. DevynCJohnson

    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    Thanks Ryan!:D

    I made this a sticky thread because I think this will help many users.
  6. Shailendra Patel

    Shailendra Patel New Member

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    I-Nex is the best, I use it personally and it gives the information in well organised manner.
  7. byau

    byau New Member

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    dmidecode ?
  8. byau

    byau New Member

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    Also look around the /proc and /sys directories
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  9. jaye

    jaye New Member

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    where can i get some files of learning linux drivers development?
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    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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