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Linux Finding out what hardware in linux

Discussion in 'Software' started by Slim Slotloader, 2 Mar 2007.

  1. Slim Slotloader

    Slim Slotloader What's a Dremel?

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    A friend of mine has a three year old linux that might be used as HTPC.
    Problem is he does not know anything about the computer except it having a ASUS mobo. :rolleyes:

    He lives too far away from me to get over there and check it out, and i do not know linux at all :duh: to tell him where to find the specs.

    Is there, for example, some program similar to sisoft sandra, or could someone tell me an easy way to find out?

    Thanks
     
  2. trigger

    trigger Procrastinator

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    The following should get some of the specs:

    Code:
    $ cat /proc/cpuinfo
    $ cat /proc/meminfo
    $ lspci
    
    There are various others depending on what you are specifically looking for, but that should get you most of it.
     
  3. Slim Slotloader

    Slim Slotloader What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks.

    Looking for CPU, mobo, vidcard, memory, hdd.
    Where do you input these codes exactly?
     
  4. trigger

    trigger Procrastinator

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    You can just input them at any terminal (e.g. Konsole in KDE, aterm, xterm, whatever). You may need to be root though (just type 'sudo' before the commands if he's on Ubuntu, otherwise use 'su'). For the hdd you will want:

    Code:
    $ df -h
    
    Not sure about the mobo though - you might need to get that from thew BIOS.
     
  5. Slim Slotloader

    Slim Slotloader What's a Dremel?

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    OK, thanks a lot....really got to look into linux someday=)
     
  6. simon w

    simon w What's a Dremel?

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    lshw will tell you all that :)
     
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