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Old 01-26-2012, 12:57 PM   #1
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Is there an equivalent to dxdiag on OpenSuse?


Hello,

I am using opensuse and I was wondering if there was a equivalent to dxdiag ? Namely, I need to know the model of the internal components as I want to upgrade the PC as it's a really old P4 and I'm not even sure what's in there. How do I proceed?

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Old 01-26-2012, 02:21 PM   #2
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Well, I think there are some hardware discovery programs in yast you can try if you want a graphical interface. Look for system information or hardware information

In the terminal, try the following:
lshw - list hardware information
lscpu -list cpu info
lspci - list pci devices info

These will generally work on most distributions.

EDIT: yep, in Yast, go to hardware, then select Hardware Information. If it doesn't show in the version you have installed, there are also other programs which can be installed via the package manager.

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Old 01-26-2012, 03:49 PM   #3
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Well, I think there are some hardware discovery programs in yast you can try if you want a graphical interface. Look for system information or hardware information

In the terminal, try the following:
lshw - list hardware information
lscpu -list cpu info
lspci - list pci devices info

These will generally work on most distributions.

EDIT: yep, in Yast, go to hardware, then select Hardware Information. If it doesn't show in the version you have installed, there are also other programs which can be installed via the package manager.
Thanks, that's what I'm looking for. Where's the motherboard on yast? is it IDE?
 
Old 01-27-2012, 09:49 AM   #4
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after some research and playing with a vitual machine setup with suse I wasn't able to find motherboard information in the GUI, however, in the terminal running
Quote:
sudo /usr/sbin/dmidecode | less
should show you information on the baseboard and bios right near the top. Of course if you don't have sudo enabled, running without the word sudo as root will do the trick.
 
Old 01-27-2012, 10:41 AM   #5
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dxdiag is a directx program. directx is a MS product. The main reason a lot of games won't work in Linux unless in WINE.
 
Old 01-27-2012, 01:49 PM   #6
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dxdiag is a directx program. directx is a MS product. The main reason a lot of games won't work in Linux unless in WINE.
yes... what's your point?
 
Old 01-27-2012, 01:54 PM   #7
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yes... what's your point?
read the OP's post
 
Old 01-27-2012, 02:01 PM   #8
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read the OP's post
I have. You may wish another look as the OP used dxdiag as an example. It's something the OP is familiar with which can provide such information on a system they're familiar with. They stated in the TLP that they are looking to discover hardware information, not use dxdiag on linux.
 
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hardinfo is an excellent tool for listing hardware in a GUI environment.
 
  


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