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Old 09-22-2009, 07:22 PM   #1
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Looking for a hardware reporting applicatopn


I was wondering if Linux had an application similar to Everest in Windows - one that gives you a report on your hardware components etc.

Old 09-22-2009, 07:37 PM   #2
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A couple...

The commands "lshw" and "lspci", both as root, will give you the most general information.

It is more usual in linux to look for a particular device or the driver or kernel module that is used for it, as different linux distributions arrange their files differently; in linux, everything is a file.

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Old 09-22-2009, 07:41 PM   #3
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In addition to what thorkelljarl wrote, there's `dmidecode`, and if you want to see basically what `lshw` shows, but using a GUI type of thing, something like `kinfocenter` does a pretty good job, though it's a KDE application, and I see you're posting from a *buntu machine; maybe someone else can suggest a GNOME equivalent to kinfocenter.

Personally, I feel that the few command-line tools listed here, do just as good a job of telling you the hardware details as does Everest.

Old 09-22-2009, 09:13 PM   #4
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hwinfo, not very bad at all.


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