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Old 11-05-2004, 04:10 PM   #1
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Something like Sandra for Linux

Hi everyone! I want to make a program that looks like Sandra but for linux. Can you tell me any commands that may be useful? For example glxgears is a perfect solution for the video test. Is there anything like that which tests other devices ?
Old 11-05-2004, 06:17 PM   #2
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May I ask what you're programming it in?

pci devices: lspci
all dev: lsdev (shows irqs and bunch of stuff)
show usb devices: lsusb
plug n play devices: lspnp
list currently loaded kernel modules: lsmod

To get CPU information, flags, and such: cat /proc/cpuinfo

There is a LOT of other files you can get the contents from in /proc by using the cat command as well.

Just to get you started. I like sandra for the PC. Useful for getting information about devices.

another useful command is:

see the man page for info about it... can test memory for problems (cpu intensive!)

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Old 11-05-2004, 08:46 PM   #3
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there is also hdparm to display the info of ur harddisk
Old 11-06-2004, 04:06 AM   #4
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1. I'm programming in C++, using Qt
2. Good for hdparm, memtest, cat /proc/* and ls* . But let's see how I can test the processor for example. Is it a good idea to make it cycle and see how many cycles it makes for some time ? Will that algorithm return an objective result ? Or will it be subjective ?


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