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Old 06-08-2006, 09:07 PM   #1
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An analogue for Device Manager in Linux


Is there an equivalent to Device Manager (in Windows) in Linux? I have Fedora 5, ver 2.6.
 
Old 06-08-2006, 09:25 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by royeo
Is there an equivalent to Device Manager (in Windows) in Linux? I have Fedora 5, ver 2.6.
Yes. It is called the "/dev" directory.

Or maybe try hal-device-manager or gnome-device-manager.
 
Old 07-07-2006, 08:40 AM   #3
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I've never used Fedora but these commands should work for most distros. From the command line:

/sbin/lspci - This will list all components on the pci bus such as your sound card, network card, graphics card, etc...

/sbin/fdisk /dev/xxx where xxx is your hard disk device (eg hda - first ide, sda - first ssci) - type p then enter to list all partitions on the hard disk. To exit this type q then enter - this will exit without writing any changes to disk. Be careful with this command, as it is used to edit the partition table, always exit with q unless you want to edit the partitions. (Pressing m and enter will bring up a list of commands)

free - this will show the total amount of RAM and swap memory and how much is being used at present.
 
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