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Old 05-24-2011, 11:17 AM   #1
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What is the command for specifications in Ubuntu?


I would like to check the specifications for my computer like what kind of network adapter card I have and what kind of video card etc. Does anyone know what that command is in Ubuntu?
 
Old 05-24-2011, 11:28 AM   #2
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You can install lshw for that, it will give you a nice overview.
You can also use more basic tools, like dmidecode, lspci, lsusb.
It is also possible to gather info from the /proc directory, for example cat /proc/cpuinfo will show information about your processor.
 
Old 05-24-2011, 11:38 AM   #3
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I installed lshw but it said that to use lshw as normal user will give wrong or incomplete info. How do I use it as root? When I click on it in the system->preferences->hardware lister it doesn't give me a choice to log in as root. What do I do?
 
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Open a terminal and issue
Code:
sudo lshw
 
Old 05-24-2011, 11:42 AM   #5
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In a terminal type sudo lshw
Enter your password when asked.
 
Old 05-24-2011, 11:54 AM   #6
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Great, thanks guys, just one more question: if I have
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Ethernet interface
product: RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
and kismet supported card is realtek 8180 11b and the driver is rtl8180-sa2400 what do I do to be able to set up kismet? Do go to kismet.conf and change source = none,none,addem to source = rtl8180, eth0, internal?
 
Old 05-24-2011, 12:04 PM   #7
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lshw is very verbose by default. You may find it helpful to invoke lshw in this fashion.

Code:
~$ cd /tmp/
tmp$ sudo lshw > lshw.log
tmp$
The output of lshw will be sent to the file /tmp/lshw.log. The file will be available until the next time you reboot, when it will be deleted.

http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/...n1/lshw.1.html

If you intend to share the data on the Internet (ie in a forum post), then you may consider using the -sanitize option.

Quote:
Originally Posted by man lshw
-sanitize
Remove potentially sensible information from output (IP
addresses, serial numbers, etc.).
I think they mean sensitive instead of sensible.

Code:
tmp$ sudo lshw -sanitize > lshw.log
HTH

Last edited by Telengard; 05-24-2011 at 12:05 PM.
 
Old 05-24-2011, 12:17 PM   #8
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I'm trying to turn on my wlan0 but when I do ~: sudo ifconfig wlan0 up followed by ~: sudo iwconfig wlan0 mode monitor I get
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Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
SET failed on device wlan0 ; Device or resource busy.
 
Old 05-24-2011, 12:39 PM   #9
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Thank for all the info. Do you know how I can find my SSID?
 
Old 05-24-2011, 12:56 PM   #10
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Do you know how I can find my SSID?
If it is your network, you should know it, or you can connect to your router with an ethernet cable, login to your router, and see what it is set as.

If it's not your network, we can't help you.
 
Old 05-24-2011, 01:01 PM   #11
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Ok, thanks for the help
 
  


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