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Getting hardware information from Linux to help forum staff

Discussion in 'General Linux' started by ryanvade, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. ryanvade

    ryanvade Guest

    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)

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    • 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:
      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 Guest

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

    rko25118 Guest

    It's nice to have tools for Linux.
    1 person likes this.
  4. ZZs

    ZZs Guest

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

    I made this a sticky thread because I think this will help many users.
  6. I-Nex is the best, I use it personally and it gives the information in well organised manner.
  7. byau

    byau Guest

    dmidecode ?
  8. byau

    byau Guest

    Also look around the /proc and /sys directories
    1 person likes this.
  9. jaye

    jaye Guest

    where can i get some files of learning linux drivers development?
    2 people like this.
  10. dtse9

    dtse9 Guest

    why not use bios and uefi?the setup screen show the imformations of important hardwares.
    you can use f2 ,f12 ,f11,f10 or del to show setup screen.
    #11 dtse9, Aug 6, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2015
    1 person likes this.
  11. alicia reyes

    alicia reyes Guest

    Thanks, very useful information

    #12 alicia reyes, Sep 9, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2015
  12. blackneos940

    blackneos940 Guest

    Yeah, but you can't Copy and Paste from there very easily..... :)
  13. blackneos940

    blackneos940 Guest

    Though, it CAN still be useful....... :)
  14. blackneos940

    blackneos940 Guest

    Hey, what's Netrunner.....? :3
  15. jonnyc

    jonnyc Guest

    How about some real English, and a bit less of the tla-shpeak!!!
    Linux life's hard enough already!

    #16 jonnyc, Nov 3, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2015
  16. atanere

    atanere Guest

    Or... if you want to learn Linux... speak Linux! :confused::D
  17. john murray

    john murray New Member

    Jan 21, 2018
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    i read this and as a new commer to the world of linux and the research i have done so far.. this is the one thing i have learned.. i understanding the terms is the first step to knowledge.. .. im getting there,,lol
    atanere likes this.
  18. Dennis Burge

    Dennis Burge New Member

    Jan 4, 2018
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  19. Dennis Burge

    Dennis Burge New Member

    Jan 4, 2018
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    Hi Shailendra, Just wanted to see if you could help a real greenie! I went to the i-nex site and selected for download the one for Mint(sylvia). I cant find anythig that gives instruction on how to download. Can you help?

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