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Old 12-29-2005, 02:45 PM   #1
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Hardware detection


Hello!
OK. I know these:

dmesg,
lspci,
lsdev,
scanpci,
procinfo,
ifconfig.

But how to get information about video card, printers, scanners, etc... Are there any tools similar to SuperProbe (I can't use it)? Or the only way to get info is to go and read all my hw docs?
 
Old 12-29-2005, 03:48 PM   #2
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try lshw from linuxpackages or kaneda slackware pkg site. Then run lshw as root and print the info. But knowing ur hw is best.
 
Old 12-29-2005, 04:16 PM   #3
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video card
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).

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printer
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.

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scanners
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.
 
Old 12-30-2005, 04:19 AM   #4
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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.

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Old 04-11-2006, 01:47 AM   #5
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Something like this?
Code:
bruce@silas:~$ sh sys_spewer 
This system is using Slackware 10.2.0 running Kernel Version 2.6.16.2 - 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 = +35.0C and System = +30C, there are currently 10 users logged in.
 
Old 04-11-2006, 03:26 AM   #6
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Yes, that would be great. I only have found this: http://www.unix.com/showthread.php?t=11176. That's Unix benchmarking software.
 
Old 04-11-2006, 03:32 AM   #7
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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.
 
Old 04-11-2006, 03:50 AM   #8
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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.

EDIT: Just found http://globs.sourceforge.net/ in another thread.
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Originally Posted by cs-cam
glxgears should not be used as a benchmark in any way, shape or description. Try globs for something a little better

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Old 04-11-2006, 09:42 AM   #9
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A good program for harware info and benchmarking is HardInfo.
You can get the slackpack at LinuxPackages.
 
Old 04-11-2006, 10:26 AM   #10
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Yahoo, another one. Thanks.
 
  


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