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Old 09-03-2005, 12:54 PM   #1
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a way to determine motherboard model from linux?


hi. im trying to figure out what type of mother board i have to see what kind of ram it supports. Is there a way to view that information from linux? All i know is when i open it i see quiksilver written on it. thanks for any replies in advance.
 
Old 09-03-2005, 01:01 PM   #2
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should give you all your BIOS information and under "Base Board Information" should give you the manufacturer and other info... It should tell you what current ram is installed but I don't think that it will tell you much about what kind of diff ram combinations and types are supported.

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Old 09-03-2005, 01:07 PM   #3
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well if i can find the model i can google to see what types of ram it can support i assume.
 
Old 09-04-2005, 04:02 AM   #4
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you should be able to find it on the manufacturers website. Normally the model will be written in a hard to see white somewhere on the board, it can take a while to look at it visually, since there are also alot of notes all over the mobo. It should also say your mobo on the boot up bios screens (before grub/lilo), but it's pretty fast, and sometimes in the bios configuration screen.
 
Old 09-04-2005, 09:43 AM   #5
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Re: a way to determine motherboard model from linux?

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hi. im trying to figure out what type of mother board i have to see what kind of ram it supports. Is there a way to view that information from linux? All i know is when i open it i see quiksilver written on it. thanks for any replies in advance.
You can try the lshw package if it is available for your distro.
 
Old 09-05-2005, 07:46 AM   #6
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You can try the lshw package if it is available for your distro.
that's real nice app, didn't know it existed. Going toplay with it some more.
 
  


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