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Old 12-31-2004, 01:30 AM   #1
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Hardware detection

Does anyone know of a linux or a win32 program that will comepletely list what kind of hardware one has? Or can I just do a command linux that will show what hardware I have? Cause I am trying to get my kernel just right with the only hardware support that I need
Old 12-31-2004, 03:01 AM   #2
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"lspci -v" will give you detailed info about all your pci stuff. "lsusb" for usb. And there's some good info to be found in /proc
Old 12-31-2004, 03:51 PM   #3
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You can use the commands as stated above.
You can also `less /var/log/dmesg` for a full list of everything found during the boot process.
You can also go to /proc and have a look at each device and see the model type found.

Windors of course has `msinfo32` or 'Start' 'Control Panel' 'System' 'Hardware' 'Device Manager' (windors XP).

Better yet build your own box and then you KNOW exactly what it has for inurds.
Old 12-31-2004, 04:58 PM   #4
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If you are using hal, hal-device-manager will do exactly what you want. It comes with Dropline.

lsmod is also useful. It will show you the modules that are currently loaded. If you are using hotplug, it seems reasonable that those are modules that you need. Of course, it won't show you anything about options which were compiled in.


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