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Old 03-08-2006, 07:56 AM   #1
cranium2004
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how to see which motherboard i am using?


hi,
Is there any software that can show me all attached hardware listing like system information comes with windows XP?
 
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Old 03-08-2006, 11:10 AM   #2
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Motherboard Info

As I'm running SUSE, I'm not sure if it will be the same for you, but an execution of 'hwinfo' as root displays a huge amount of info. If I go to #45 in the section entitled "----- hal device list -----", I get my motherboard info:

Quote:
45: udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer'
storage.policy.default.mount_option.exec = true
storage.policy.default.mount_option.pamconsole = true
storage.policy.default.mount_option.noauto = true
storage.policy.default.managed_keyword.secondary = 'kudzu'
storage.policy.default.managed_keyword.primary = 'managed'
storage.policy.default.use_managed_keyword = true
storage.policy.default.mount_root = '/media'
org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.SystemPowerManagement.method_execpaths = { 'hal-system-power-suspend', 'hal-system-power-hibernate', 'hal-system-power-set-power-save' }
org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.SystemPowerManagement.method_signatures = { 'i', '', 'b' }
org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.SystemPowerManagement.method_names = { 'Suspend', 'Hibernate', 'SetPowerSave' }
info.interfaces = { 'org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.SystemPowerManagement' }
info.addons = { 'hald-addon-acpi' }
system.product = 'A7N8X2.0 REV 2.xx'
system.vendor = 'ASUSTeK Computer INC.'
smbios.chassis.type = 'Desktop'
smbios.chassis.manufacturer = 'Chassis Manufactture'
smbios.system.uuid = 'Not Present'
smbios.system.serial = 'xxxxxxxxxxx'
smbios.system.version = 'REV 2.xx'
smbios.system.product = 'A7N8X2.0'
smbios.system.manufacturer = 'ASUSTeK Computer INC.'
smbios.bios.release_date = '10/06/2003'
smbios.bios.version = 'ASUS A7N8X2.0 Deluxe ACPI BIOS Rev 1007'
smbios.bios.vendor = 'Phoenix Technologies, LTD'
power_management.acpi.linux.version = '20050408'
power_management.type = 'acpi'
power_management.is_enabled = true
system.formfactor = 'desktop'
system.kernel.machine = 'i686'
system.kernel.version = '2.6.13-15.8-default'
system.kernel.name = 'Linux'
info.udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer'
info.product = 'Computer'
linux.sysfs_path_device = '(none)'
info.bus = 'unknown'
Is that the type of command that you are looking for? Like I said, I think that's SUSE-only, but you may be able to try and compile the source for your particular platform. You can get the source from somewhere like rpmfind.net//linux/RPM/suse/9.3/i386/suse/src/hwinfo-10.16-3.src.html. I figured since no one else has responded, I'd at least throw that out there.
 
Old 03-08-2006, 04:29 PM   #3
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Open the case and read what's printed across it...
 
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Old 03-08-2006, 09:31 PM   #4
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hi scottmorris,
yes i am looking something like that command that shows hardware info. Thanks for reply. downloading src rpm as i am trying that on Fedora which is not having any hwinfo like command on my system.
 
Old 03-09-2006, 11:03 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Komakino
Open the case and read what's printed across it...
Oh, man, I absolutely love your sig! Can I send you $100 just for the fact that it's there? Your sig proves that you're the man. You only forgot one thing.... then != than.... People say, "This is better then that." Drives me to drink. Thank you for that great sig.


Back to the topic.... opening the case and reading what's on the motherboard is probably the least painful, foolproof method of figuring out what motherboard you have. *slaps forehead* why didn't I think of that?
 
Old 03-09-2006, 11:47 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by scottmorris
As I'm running SUSE, I'm not sure if it will be the same for you, but an execution of 'hwinfo' as root displays a huge amount of info. If I go to #45 in the section entitled "----- hal device list -----", I get my motherboard info:

Is that the type of command that you are looking for? Like I said, I think that's SUSE-only, but you may be able to try and compile the source for your particular platform. You can get the source from somewhere like rpmfind.net//linux/RPM/suse/9.3/i386/suse/src/hwinfo-10.16-3.src.html. I figured since no one else has responded, I'd at least throw that out there.

Nice utility !! apt-get install hwinfo and it's now on my Debian system. I can see how this utility may come in handy in the future. thanks for the heads up.
 
Old 03-09-2006, 01:35 PM   #7
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hi,
so there is no way to see hardware listing thru' single command??
 
Old 03-10-2006, 10:42 AM   #8
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Hardware Listing

Quote:
Originally Posted by cranium2004
hi,
so there is no way to see hardware listing thru' single command??
Well, apparently, it's a little harder to get the actual motherboard info through a single command. If you are looking for 'hardware listing' as a general concept, sure, there are many commands (you may have to run some of these as root):

lspci
lshw
cat /proc/cpuinfo
cat /proc/devices
cat /proc/meminfo
dmesg

I just don't see the motherboard in any of the output of those cmds. hwinfo is the only one that does it for me. If you do ever find a standard command (as opposed to hwinfo, which apparently is native to SUSE), please let us know what it is. That could be a valuable bit of info to know.
 
Old 03-10-2006, 11:46 AM   #9
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hwinfo is also included in knoppix, I believe, but I'm not sitting at a box just this second. Since hwinfo is part of a utility suite, maybe a google search will turn up some portability?
 
Old 03-10-2006, 06:03 PM   #10
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Here is what I get on an Asus board (a retail, not OEM board):
system.product = 'To Be Filled By O.E.M. To Be Filled By O.E.M.'

Code:
  system.vendor = 'To Be Filled By O.E.M.'
  smbios.chassis.type = 'Desktop'
  smbios.chassis.manufacturer = 'Chassis Manufacture'
  smbios.system.uuid = '00020003-0004-0005-0006-000700080009'
  smbios.system.serial = 'To Be Filled By O.E.M.'
  smbios.system.version = 'To Be Filled By O.E.M.'
  smbios.system.product = 'To Be Filled By O.E.M.'
  smbios.system.manufacturer = 'To Be Filled By O.E.M.'
  smbios.bios.release_date = '08/11/2004'
  smbios.bios.version = '1009.004'
  smbios.bios.vendor = 'American Megatrends Inc.'
 
Old 03-10-2006, 07:37 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by scottmorris
Oh, man, I absolutely love your sig! Can I send you $100 just for the fact that it's there?
You can send it to me.

Peace...
 
Old 03-22-2006, 05:26 AM   #12
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Motherboard info

You can also install lshw which is an alternative to hwinfo.
 
Old 01-30-2010, 03:20 PM   #13
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dmidecode | more
 
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Old 01-30-2010, 03:30 PM   #14
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Great command! Thanks!

Peace...
 
Old 05-27-2014, 06:50 AM   #15
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Code:
$> lshal

  system.board.product = 'GA-880GA-UD3H'  (string)
  system.board.serial = ''  (string)
  system.board.vendor = 'Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.'  (string)
  system.board.version = 'x.x'  (string)
  system.chassis.manufacturer = 'Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.'  (string)
  system.chassis.type = 'Desktop'  (string)
  system.firmware.release_date = '05/14/2010'  (string)
  system.firmware.vendor = 'Award Software International, Inc.'  (string)
  system.firmware.version = 'F2'  (string)
  system.formfactor = 'desktop'  (string)
  system.hardware.primary_video.product = 38677  (0x9715)  (int)
  system.hardware.primary_video.vendor = 4098  (0x1002)  (int)
  system.hardware.product = 'GA-880GA-UD3H'  (string)
  system.hardware.serial = ''  (string)
  system.hardware.uuid = '31433646-3635-3237-4332-4338FFFFFFFF'  (string)
  system.hardware.vendor = 'Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.'  (string)
  system.hardware.version = ''  (string)
  system.kernel.machine = 'i686'  (string)
  system.kernel.name = 'Linux'  (string)
  system.kernel.version = '2.6.37.6-hm'  (string)
  system.kernel.version.major = 2  (0x2)  (int)
  system.kernel.version.micro = 37  (0x25)  (int)
  system.kernel.version.minor = 6  (0x6)  (int)
 
  


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