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Old 08-19-2010, 02:15 PM   #1
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Question no hwbrowser for Fedora 12 live-cd


I created a Fedora 12 live-usb. Works great. Want to use it to discover hardware compatibility on PC's that are candidate for Linux. I tried to "yum install hwbrowser" while in a live-usb session and I get a message that hwbrowser can't be found. What gives? Is hwbrowser no longer available?

On another machine I ran hwbrowser and found that the answer on the video driver from hwbrowser is different than from the command line.
hwbrowser yields >>>> driver: i915
the answer I received from
the command line interface >>>>> grep Chipset /var/log/Xorg.0.log
>>>>> driver: i810

Why the discrepancy?
 
Old 08-19-2010, 02:53 PM   #2
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You should be able to install hwbrowser via rpm search.

Not sure why the difference.
 
Old 08-19-2010, 03:04 PM   #3
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use lshw:
Code:
# lshw -html > pc_hardware_specs.html
Them open the "pc_hardware_specs.html" in any browser

to view the PCI info for the VGA card:
Code:
$ lspci
and look for "VGA" (or use "grep" in the command above)

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