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Old 06-08-2010, 03:52 PM   #1
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HOWTO create report of "current configuration"


When posting questions online, we need to provide details about our workstation's "current configuration". Is there a script or utility that creates a good summary with details?

I know about the handful of utils like: lsmod, lshw, lspci, lsusb, xinput, sysinfo, hardinfo, and friends. I could roll a script and cobble some
sort of report file together. I'm hoping that someone else has already done that.

~~~ 0;-Dan
 
Old 06-09-2010, 05:51 AM   #2
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Post We need more info..

Like what system are you using?

WHAT kind of configuration are you looking for?

If you use debian (well, even if you're not).. there are TONS of different programs for probably what you need.

I mean, if it's the software installed on your system, then just a list of what dpkg keeps would probably solve that particular aspec.


Lettuce know
 
Old 06-09-2010, 01:44 PM   #3
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Like what system are you using?
I have several laptops.
I have a frankenstein tower.
My stuff runs *-buntu, typically dual boot with winXP.
Family stuff runs win-dose or Mac.

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WHAT kind of configuration are you looking for?
I routinely need to answer questions like:
  • what is distro & kernel & cpu(s) & ram?
  • what is video(s) & display(s)?
  • what is nic(s) & network & wifi-router-gateway?
  • what are drives & partitions & file systems?
  • what are DVD & media?
  • which driver(s) & module(s) are in use?
  • which service(s) are running?
... and then follow-up with details about the applications used.

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If you use debian (well, even if you're not).. there are TONS of different programs for probably what you need.
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I mean, if it's the software installed on your system, then just a list of what dpkg keeps would probably solve that particular aspec.

Lettuce know
Is this enough salad for chew?
~~~ 0;-Dan

SUGGESTION: Somehow register our configuration(s) with LQ, supported by a script or util. Then, when we ask questions, we could link to our stored config, or folks could access those details rather than repeat them ump-teen times.
 
Old 06-09-2010, 11:47 PM   #4
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Typically you put the distro & version in the your profile (as you have) & all the rest in the 'Signature' box. There's plenty of room there.
 
  


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