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From the list you gave, lspci is probably the best for this (it does cover AGP as well). It should give you the card, or at least the chipset, which is more useful for finding a driver
(e.g. I have a Hercules 3D Prophet 9800 Pro. lspci tells me what I need to know, that I have an ATi Radeon 9800 Pro chipset for the VGA display, which is much more useful for hunting down a driver).
Look at the printer. It'll have a model number on somewhere. Then look that up on http://www.linuxprinting.org, that will be able to point you in the right direction.
Check out the SANE project.
Slackware is not an automagical distribution - it expects you to know something about your hardware, or at least to be able to find out (Google is your friend here, especially Google Linux), and expects you to do the configuration and setup stages yourself.
If you want something that will automagically scan all your hardware and deal with finding and installing drivers, then Slackware is not for you.
Thanks. Will try. Then post reply. However, I have already configured my Linux box and just was interested if there is a thing like pcwizard (on win), which "extracts" a lot of interesting (useful and not) info from your hw, shows pc state and etc.
Last edited by Alien_Hominid; 12-30-2005 at 04:26 AM.
bruce@silas:~$ sh sys_spewer
This system is using Slackware 10.2.0 running Kernel Version 184.108.40.206 - Built on Mon Apr 10 2006 running an AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+ at 2003.691 MHz It has been running for 14:46:47 up 23:41, 10 users, load average: 0.11, 0.07, 0.01. In here we have a Marvell Technology Ltd. 88E8001 Gigabit Ethernet Controller Atheros Communications, AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01), nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200], Creative Labs SB Audigy and 2027 bytes of memory available of which 421 bytes are currently used. The running temperatures are CPU = +35.0°C and System = +30°C, there are currently 10 users logged in.
The "sys_spewer" is a script I got from someone else, and edited a bit for my comp(s). It's nothing at all technical, or exactly like I want; but if you want it I'd email it, post it on my server for you to retrieve, or link you to the original. I'm sure from reading your posts that you're much more capable than I to really do something with it. There's also something Tinkster told me about called Bonnie or something, which is some type of benchmarking software iirc.
Ok. Found Bonnie here: http://www.textuality.com/bonnie/. Will try also. Thanks for the link.
You could send this script to alien at ateivis.homeip.net, ateivis at gmail.com or if you are lazy, put in your website and I'll get it myself. Thank you very much. Glad that somebody responded to such an old post.
Talking about Unix Benchmark, I've tried it but didn't manage to finish its benchmarks. It had tested my CPU capabilities for several hours. Finally, I got tired of waiting and tried to use my machine. Unfortunately, it hung up and I made a reboot.
Looked for Linux hardware detection software because I wanted to find undocumented hardware features which I thought would be easier to find using Linux system.