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Old 02-11-2005, 11:07 AM   #1
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find out make and model of pc from command line?


how can i find out the make and model of pc from command line?

i have tried

dmesg

this works on my laptop but onl cos it is using acpi, my pc does not. well the stripped distro i use does not.

uname -a
/proc/cpuinfo

what else is there?

TIA

BoX
 
Old 02-11-2005, 01:51 PM   #2
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lspci should show your pci details, you can find hard disk details with "hdparm -i /dev/hda".
 
Old 02-11-2005, 02:25 PM   #3
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how can i find out the make and model of pc from command line?

ie

compaq n610c

thanks

BoX
 
Old 02-11-2005, 02:26 PM   #4
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I doubt you will be able to find that without looking at the box itself.
 
Old 02-11-2005, 02:46 PM   #5
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The operating system has no idea, and why should it? You can just as easily install the OS on a computer that you built yourself and therefore wouldn't have a make and model. If the OS depended on that information it would be pretty lame.
 
Old 02-12-2005, 05:51 PM   #6
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ok

i need to make myself clearer.

i dont expect the os to know i just want to be able to access BIOS details, such as motherboard id etc. to add to the image name of an image i will be sending to a server.

on my laptop i can find the make and model with dmesg, but only because the ACPI module happens to be looking at a compaq power unit.

i know i can get things like processor and memory from /proc/cpuinfo and so on.
but i would really like to be able to add the make and model of pc/mobo

i know it can be done because i can see it in yast for instance.

maybe i need to rethink.

thanks for you comments,

BoX
 
Old 02-13-2005, 12:51 AM   #7
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Maybe you would be interested in dmidecode and related commands....
http://www.nongnu.org/dmidecode/
 
Old 02-13-2005, 02:34 PM   #8
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looks like just what i need,

thank-you indeed.

BoX

edit: its exactly what i wanted thanks again!!

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