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Old 09-01-2004, 04:31 AM   #1
Bill Cosby
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Getting hardware specifications

Hello everyone,

I hope this is the right forum, well, I installed Slackware 10 on an Acer Aspire 1501 LMi, and I want to recompile a 2.6.7 kernel, so how do I get all the hardware specs in my laptop to know what options I have to use in the kernel conf? I mean my notebook will stay pretty much the same without any hardware altering, so wouldn'nt it be good to compile a kernel with just the options it really needs?
lspci, anything else?
Something like that?

thanks in advance
Old 09-01-2004, 08:40 AM   #2
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wouldn'nt it be good to compile a kernel with just the options it really needs?
Of course Yes
Yes, there's lspci and you can have a look in /proc directory... For example /proc/cpuinfo for more info about your CPU or /proc/driver/nvidia... if you own a Nvidia video card...

Old 09-01-2004, 01:53 PM   #3
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billcosby; u can also go to each devices website to acquire specs & more info than what u would need but handy to have any way.


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