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Old 07-26-2004, 02:10 PM   #1
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what command do I type

to see what hardware is installed?


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dmesg produces some message from the kernel which may be useful if your trying to fix a problem. As list is large try piping output through grep searching for hardware item's name:
dmesg | grep -i "hardware name"
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Also try looking at the output of lsmod. This shows all the modules in your memory being used for your hardware.
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lspci lists all pci devices on your system that identify with bios calls correctly...

lsusb lists all devices attached to the usb bus that linux has identified...


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