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Old 03-27-2014, 03:41 PM   #1
SaintDanBert
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package 'hardinfo' omits laptop details


I recently discovered the package, 'hardinfo'. See "http://hardinfo.berlios.de/HomePage" for details.
After running the utility, I was thrilled at the resulting display of workstation details. A detailed reading exposed the situation where several details about my laptop were not reported.

Does anyone know how to:
  1. alter laptop configuration such that the missing details might be discovered by 'hardinfo'
  2. alter 'hardinfo' configuration such that it might collect details about my laptop that are currently omitted from the reports

Some of the missing details include:
  • Desktop environment -- Unknown (Window Manager: Mutter (Muffin))
    ..... I'm running Linux Mint-15 Cinnamon
  • Disk Drives -- no mention of the DVD/CD RW drive
  • Display -- does not name the specific video hardware
    ..... lspci reports "00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Gene00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
    ration Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])"
  • Battery -- No batteries found on this system.
    ..... My laptop battery was installed, charged, and in use at the time of the report.
  • Sensors -- No output for this classification. There are several sensors in this laptop including tilt, rotate, accelerometers, multiple temperatures, etc.
  • Input Devices -- No mention of the several "buttons" that are not part of the keyboard. No mention of the fingerprint reader.

Thanks in advance,
~~~ 0;-Dan

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Old 03-29-2014, 01:36 AM   #2
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Sorry I cannot help you with the specifics of a Berlios application. While using W2K I learned to stay away from them and still do.

Try inxi for harware info. Access from the command line. inxi -F yields full hardware info. Just the command inxi shows this, for example --

PHP Code:
olivia # inxi
CPU~Dual core Intel Core2 Duo CPU E8400 (-MCP-) clocked at 2003.000 Mhz 
Kernel
~3.8.0-35-generic x86_64 Up~1:15 Mem~586.7/7985.8MB HDD~120.0GB(9.4used
Procs~158 Client~Shell inxi~1.8.4 
 
Old 03-31-2014, 09:45 AM   #3
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Sorry I cannot help you with the specifics of a Berlios application. While using W2K I learned to stay away from them and still do.
I'm interested in why you have concerns with "Berlios applications."
I've never noticed any troubles. I confess that I've used some variant
of Linux since (sorry I can't resist) the turn of the century.

Thanks,
~~~ 8d;-/ Dan
 
Old 04-03-2014, 01:15 AM   #4
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@SaintDanBert:
My experience with Berlios apps came 1997 - 2003 and was limited to my use of workstations running W2K. I had to tweak windows registries to coax the old hardware into performing as I wanted since I was creating and using files up to one gigabyte in size. Berlios apps, when I tried them at that time always "screwed up" the registry. HP firmware also did the same, taking over many parts (although I mostly worked in HKLM with memory and pagefile tweaks) and altering priorities I did not want altered, especially with hardware. So, my prejudice comes from long ago and far away (places where I've been is not where I want to be now).

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Old 04-03-2014, 03:20 PM   #5
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@SaintDanBert:
My experience with Berlios apps came 1997 - 2003 ...
So, my prejudice comes from long ago and far away (places where I've been is not where I want to be now).
I think we all have experienced ghosts, gremlins, ogres, and trolls in the machines. In my case, that goes back to 1968 and "big iron." As far as desktop workstations goes, my nightmares involved Packard-Bell® and Compaq® (before they were made part of the HP® collective.)

Cheers,
~~~ 0;-Dan
 
  


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