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Old 01-19-2008, 10:40 AM   #1
Micik
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Finding out computer hardware from terminal window


Hello,
is it possible to find out computer hardware featuer from terminal (console) window? If so, how? Are these informations (CPU's GHz, RAM, HDD...) are written in some file or...?

Thank you.
 
Old 01-19-2008, 11:17 AM   #2
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What exactly do you want to know? There are several ways to get information about the hardware in your machine. You could use lspci or lsusb. You could cat files in /proc. udevtest provides some information.
 
Old 01-19-2008, 11:28 AM   #3
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Some distros have got a tool called lshw installed as default. (You might have to run this as root). It shows a lot of nice information. As mentioned, you could also use lspci and lsdev.
If you don't have lshw installed, it should probably be easy to install
 
Old 01-19-2008, 11:29 AM   #4
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dmesg should also help.
 
  


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