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Old 03-01-2004, 01:56 PM   #1
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Hardware Inventory - hwinfo - All Distros


I'm looking for a utility that will create a file listing all of the hardware on a particular machine. SuSE has a utility called 'hwinfo' and creates a very detailed file listing the machine's hardware.

I've found a Windows and DOS program that appears to do the same thing and it's also called 'HWInfo' - no relation to SuSE's utility I hope.

What would really be nice would to be able to go to KDE Contro Center, select Available Hardware, the print the list to a file.

Does anyone know of a utility that will save the list of hardware on a computer and runs in most, if not all, Linux distributions?

Is there a log file created during boot that may contain the list of hardware on a computer? (Maybe I don't need a utility if a file is created during boot.)

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Old 03-01-2004, 02:13 PM   #2
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http://ezix.sourceforge.net/software/lshw.html


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Old 03-01-2004, 07:56 PM   #3
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Tinkster,

Thanks for the tip. I downloaded the program source files and compiled. I made it through a couple of the compile errors then I hit my programming limit. I'm unable to compile the application because the errors are now above my skill level.

Any ideas if there is an rpm package that is pretty stable, installs itself, and basically runs out of the box without requiring programming skills?

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Old 03-02-2004, 03:20 PM   #4
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USB is in the works ... for a painless compile
grab 1.05 instead of 1.06


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Old 03-02-2004, 07:21 PM   #5
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Downloaded 1.05, compiled, and ran reports. Painless all the way. The reports are outstanding.

I've got an older computer circa 1997 with two devices in the ISA bus - a Sound Blaster sound card and US Robotics modem (real modem!) that were not in the report. I'm estimating that the tool is targeted toward newer computers without an ISA bus.

Is there a similar tool that may report on the ISA bus too? This is one awesome tool even without ISA bus information.

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