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Old 02-22-2012, 12:51 AM   #1
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getting serial number of machines


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I have a number of machines running ubuntu and windows xp these are all clients

Is there any command or script which i can use to get the serial number of the monitor they are using.

waiting for a positive response. As i cant go and disturb each and every user in order to get their serial.

Thanks a lot
 
Old 02-22-2012, 01:58 AM   #2
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Sometimes it is shown in /var/log/Xorg.0.log (it isn't on my system). Alternatively:
  • it might be parseable out of the contents of the edid virtual file of the /sys/devices directory for the graphics card, for example /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:0b.0/0000:01:00.0/drm/card0/card0-VGA-1/edid
  • there's a package called xresprobe which has a ddcprobe command
  • there's a package called read-edid
 
Old 02-22-2012, 02:15 AM   #3
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I came up with http://paste.debian.net/157153 while figuring out just exactly how much my crt could really do. Turns out, it can do a lot more than the edid says it can, but what you want is the bit that extracts the monitor data given the edid. It should be easy enough to figure.
 
Old 02-22-2012, 03:28 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by fernfrancis View Post
Hi


I have a number of machines running ubuntu and windows xp these are all clients

Is there any command or script which i can use to get the serial number of the monitor they are using.

waiting for a positive response. As i cant go and disturb each and every user in order to get their serial.

Thanks a lot
On linux
Open terminal.
type:
Code:
su
enter your root password
then type:
Code:
lshw
then enter.

This one provide you specifications of your computer and serial no. of all device attached to the computer.


On windows i think you need to use a third party software.
Like.
1. Belarc Advisor http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
2. Spiceworks http://www.spiceworks.com/

Hope this one helps.
 
Old 02-23-2012, 12:09 AM   #5
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Dear All thanks for your responses,

I need to do this remotely from one computer , i dont want to disturb the users.

lshw does not list the monitor serial number.

Last edited by fernfrancis; 02-23-2012 at 12:17 AM.
 
Old 02-23-2012, 12:47 AM   #6
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I need to do this remotely from one computer , i dont want to disturb the users.
Understood. Does it prevent you using any of the possible solutions?
 
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none of the solutions work for me
 
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dmidecode or biosdecode would show that if the bios is common and you have access to run it.
 
  


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