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I would like to find my computer information on a linux box. For example on windows XP, I can go to Start-->Run and type in msinfo32. This will give me a pop up box with my motherboard name and other information. Is there a command line that I can get those information in Linux?
Basically, I'm looking for these information without opening the linux box:
Mother board name
network card name that is installed on the computer (active/inactive)
how much Memory installed.
I don't have graphical interface installed on this linux box so I will have to rely on command line. Will I be able to get this info without opening the box?
I'm quite sure you can get (at least most of) the information without opening the box. Check out commands such as
lspci | less
And other files under /proc/ (like /proc/cpuinfo). The /proc filesystem is actually a non-physical filesystem that provides a "peek hole" into your kernel, and can provide some more or less useful information about your system; for example your laptop's battery information is found there, if you have acpid or similar installed that can take that information (and have a laptop with a battery, of course). The lspci command prints information about your hardware devices.
"lspci" will show you cards in slots
(edited - in brain cramp moment I had said lsdev - d'oh!)
If running Fedora Core or Redhat "kudzu -p" will show you info about all hardware.
On Linux looking in /proc will give you more information than you'll ever want to know. This is one of the most valuable things to learn about Linux. "man proc" will tell you the various areas you can traverse in proc.
e.g. /proc/cpuinfo will give you details about your processors.
Hint about proc. These aren't real files. If you see a file that has 0 bytes that is a way to see the resource - just type "cat /proc/<path to 0 byte file> to see the details it shows you. Some of the categories in /proc have subdirectories (e.g. /proc/scsi) so you have to go under those subdirectories to see the details of the resources described by those subdirectories (e.g. /proc/scsi/megaraid would show Megaraid [Dell PERC] information, /proc/scsi/aic7xxx would show Adaptec information.)
Last edited by MensaWater; 03-01-2007 at 03:19 PM.
I mean how complete is that ? and simple too and yes running it as root will allow it to get a bit more info..
You should see this when run on a Dell or similar PC with a detailed DMI.. it will tell you how many memory slot, what size the sticks in them are, and what the max size memory module the slot will support.. very nice...