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Old 10-02-2006, 09:17 AM   #1
andrew.deackes
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Question command to find hardware platform?


Hi,

I have ssh access to a server and would like to know what hardware it is running on. Is there a command which will show this? Something like prtdiag in solaris which would show the hardware platform, processor speed, memory etc? The server is running 2.4.18-10smp.

I'm sure this is a simple question so I apologise for my ignorance.

Andy
 
Old 10-02-2006, 12:14 PM   #2
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I should think 'lshw' would give you the information you need. A word of warning though. From my limited experience lshw may not be default installed on all distros. I got a 'command not found' in Fedora Core 5, although to be honest that may have been down to me - I may have done a 'su' rather than a 'su -'. I can't remember. It does work in Ubuntu and I've just checked in PCLinuxOS. Fine there too - as long as you 'su -' and not 'su',

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Old 10-02-2006, 12:35 PM   #3
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how about one of the following

cat /proc/cpuinfo

Code:
@itg-debian:~/zcode$ cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor       : 0
vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
cpu family      : 6
model           : 8
model name      : Pentium III (Coppermine)
stepping        : 10
cpu MHz         : 930.391
cache size      : 256 KB
cpuid level     : 2
.
.
.
If you can't tell the architecture from that command something is wrong

cat /proc/meminfo

take a look at the other entries in /proc that you can query.

lspci quick list of hardware on the system bus..




That lshw is pretty slick once it's installed..
I just installed it to take a look.
thanks for the heads up on that one.
 
Old 10-02-2006, 12:49 PM   #4
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About 'lshw' - got me thinking. I'm in Fedora now. Yes, it's installed in Fedora all right. You have to 'su -' of course. Silly me.
 
Old 10-02-2006, 04:26 PM   #5
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Doesn't come with FC5. Found it in Dries repo though. I use Livna with yum and Dries conflicts, so had to download from http://apt.sw.be/dries/packages/lshw/ and install with rpm -Uvh lshw*
 
Old 10-02-2006, 06:30 PM   #6
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Doesn't come with FC5. Found it in Dries repo though. I use Livna with yum and Dries conflicts, so had to download from http://apt.sw.be/dries/packages/lshw/ and install with rpm -Uvh lshw*
You're quite right. I was using my desktop for my last post and I must have installed lshw on it some time ago and completely forgotten that I had. Just checked my laptop and - sure enough - 'command not found'.

But by using yumex I found something else, also in Dries - lshw-gui, a Gtk+ front-end for lshw (as it proclaims itself). I've installed them both on my laptop now and lshw-gui is... OK-ish. I can't find a menu entry so I had to run 'lshw-gui' from a terminal. It's a pretty app window but... well, see for yourself.

I only enable Livna for the nvidia driver updates to avoid those repository conflicts.
 
  


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