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Old 03-22-2006, 02:25 AM   #1
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finding system specs

Is there a good list of methods of finding the details of the system we are running? A lot of these posts including my own are taking more time to answer because the post doesn't contain any system specs. I think a lot of us newbies don't know how to find that information. I only know a few, and most of those are specific to the distro I am using.

For example:

What kernel version am I using? 2.4 or 2.6?
# insert code here

What kernel modules are loaded at the moment?

What disk partitions are there?
# fdisk -l

What disk partitions are configured to be mounted
# less /etc/fstab

What scripts are being loaded at boot?

What error messages are displayed at boot?

Am I using Alsa for sound support?

The list can continue indefinitely. Can we at least get the basics. Perhaps have them as a sticky as well.
Old 03-22-2006, 02:48 AM   #2
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Here are some of the basic commands:

What kernel version am I using? 2.4 or 2.6?
# uname -a

What kernel modules are loaded at the moment?
# lsmod

What error messages are displayed at boot?
# dmesg

Old 03-22-2006, 03:12 AM   #3
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I made myself a (crude) bash script that listed distro, kernel, users connected, HDD space.

I'll add the lsmod and dmesg and then put a link, people could use that to easily tell.


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