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Old 12-14-2005, 05:24 AM   #1
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How can I find if my processor type (x86) from the command line

Can anyone tell me a command that would tell me what type of processor a machine would be using (as in an x86 or SPARC). I have already tried /proc/cpuinfo for it but am still clueless . Can anyone please help me out with it?

Old 12-14-2005, 06:22 AM   #2
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did you tried

# cat /proc/cpuinfo

Mine gives this output:

bash-3.00$ sudo cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor       : 0
vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
cpu family      : 15
model           : 2
model name      : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.80GHz
stepping        : 4
cpu MHz         : 1799.451
cache size      : 512 KB
fdiv_bug        : no
hlt_bug         : no
f00f_bug        : no
coma_bug        : no
fpu             : yes
fpu_exception   : yes
cpuid level     : 2
wp              : yes
flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8
   apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi
   mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm
bogomips        : 3604.52
I think that should be enough info to decide if you
have an x86

Old 12-14-2005, 06:26 AM   #3
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uname -m will tell you the machine type and uname -i will tell you the actual hardware (often returns the vendor, i.e. "AuthenticAMD").

Old 12-15-2005, 04:56 AM   #4
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thank you for your reply.

in /proc/cpuinfo

here can you please tell me wat the following things convey

cpu family : 15
model : 2
stepping : 9

when i tried uname -a i get the following

Linux hydhtc47490 2.6.14-1.1637_FC4 #1 Wed Nov 9 18:19:37 EST 2005 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

from info uname i got to know that

machine is i686
processor is i686
hardware-platform is i386

my doubt: how come processor and hardware-platform are different?

Can you please clear it out for me or suggest any sites where i could find related information.



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