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Use dmidecode. The first entry will show the brand and version of the BIOS.
It not running on the OS.
-su: dmidecode: command not found
# which dmidecode
which: no dmidecode in (/usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/usr/games:/usr/lib64/java/bin:/usr/lib64/java/jre/bin:/opt/kde/bin:/usr/lib64/qt/bin:/usr/share/texmf/bin)
Neither I can find it on repository
# slackpkg search dmidecode
No package contains the selected pattern.
Or restart the computer and press the delete key several times briefly while the computer is autodetecting the hard drives. The BIOS configuration screen will show the brand and version.
I checked it there several times before posting, no version displayed only "Phoenix AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utilities
You'll also find a program called sysinfo in there which is a dialog-based tool which shows lots of info about your system, including the BIOS if you have dmidecode installed.
Tks for your advice and URL
-su: sysinfo: command not found
# which sysinfo
which: no sysinfo in (/usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/usr/games:/usr/lib64/java/bin:/usr/lib64/java/jre/bin:/opt/kde/bin:/usr/lib64/qt/bin:/usr/share/texmf/bin)
# installpkg Desktop/dmidecode-2.8-i486-1.tgz
Installing package dmidecode-2.8-i486-1...
dmidecode: dmidecode reports information from the BIOS
dmidecode: Packaged by: Amigo PkgBuild
# dmidecode 2.8
Vendor: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
Version: ASUS M2N-E ACPI BIOS Revision 0502
Release Date: 12/04/2006
Runtime Size: 128 kB
ROM Size: 512 kB
PCI is supported
PNP is supported
APM is supported
BIOS is upgradeable
BIOS shadowing is allowed
Boot from CD is supported
Selectable boot is supported
BIOS ROM is socketed
EDD is supported
5.25"/360 KB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
5.25"/1.2 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
3.5"/720 KB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
3.5"/2.88 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
Print screen service is supported (int 5h)
8042 keyboard services are supported (int 9h)
Serial services are supported (int 14h)
Printer services are supported (int 17h)
CGA/mono video services are supported (int 10h)
ACPI is supported
USB legacy is supported
LS-120 boot is supported
ATAPI Zip drive boot is supported
BIOS boot specification is supported
Targeted content distribution is supported