Getting hardware information from Linux to help forum staff

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ryanvade

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Hello everyone,

I don't think this should be in the forum assistance or forum announcements..so I put it here.

When seeking help on the forum, providing hardware specifications can be the key to solving problems. With this post I hope to show some basic commands and tools to help everyone do that.

My first program is a newcomer that I saw on LAS (Linux action show, jupiterbroadcasting.com)

  • I-Nex. This program is the GNU/Linux equivalent to CPU-Z from Windows. It provides an easy to use interface and can generate reports that users can upload to sites like postbin. I recommend using this tool to make hardware reports and attaching them to your posts here at linux.org home page: http://i-nex.linux.pl/ I-Nex.pngThe second Tool I want to mention is LSHW. LSHW (LiSt HardWare) is a commandline/graphical tool that gives just as much information as I-Nex. The difference being comandline support.
    lshw.png
  • Lastly I am going to mention good old lspci. List PCI is a program that will list all the pci devices on a computer. When using it in a general way, lspci will only name the PCI devices and the device ID. To get more detailed information on a PCI device, you can use the following:
    Code:
    lspci -v -s ID
    for AGP devices, you can use lsagp in the same fashion.
If anyone else knows of some good hardware information listing software, pleas post them. Remember, this post is to show how anyone can get basic hardware information with GNU/Linux. Please list your hardware when asking for help in the forums.
 


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Virneto

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Yep!! This is very usefull information for me!!! Thanks!!!
 
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ZZs

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lspci: -s: Invalid slot number
My laptop with Debian didn't like it, but I'm familiar with the command.
 
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DevynCJohnson

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Thanks Ryan!:D

I made this a sticky thread because I think this will help many users.
 
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Shailendra Patel

Guest
I-Nex is the best, I use it personally and it gives the information in well organised manner.
 
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DevynCJohnson

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dtse9

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why not use bios and uefi?the setup screen show the imformations of important hardwares.
you can use f2 ,f12 ,f11,f10 or del to show setup screen.
 
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alicia reyes

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Thanks, very useful information

 
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blackneos940

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why not use bios and uefi?the setup screen show the imformations of important hardwares.
you can use f2 ,f12 ,f11,f10 or del to show setup screen.
Yeah, but you can't Copy and Paste from there very easily..... :)
 
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blackneos940

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why not use bios and uefi?the setup screen show the imformations of important hardwares.
you can use f2 ,f12 ,f11,f10 or del to show setup screen.
Though, it CAN still be useful....... :)
 
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jonnyc

Guest
Hello everyone,

I don't think this should be in the forum assistance or forum announcements..so I put it here.

When seeking help on the forum, providing hardware specifications can be the key to solving problems. With this post I hope to show some basic commands and tools to help everyone do that.

My first program is a newcomer that I saw on LAS (Linux action show, jupiterbroadcasting.com)

  • I-Nex. This program is the GNU/Linux equivalent to CPU-Z from Windows. It provides an easy to use interface and can generate reports that users can upload to sites like postbin. I recommend using this tool to make hardware reports and attaching them to your posts here at linux.org home page: http://i-nex.linux.pl/ View attachment 874The second Tool I want to mention is LSHW. LSHW (LiSt HardWare) is a commandline/graphical tool that gives just as much information as I-Nex. The difference being comandline support. View attachment 875
  • Lastly I am going to mention good old lspci. List PCI is a program that will list all the pci devices on a computer. When using it in a general way, lspci will only name the PCI devices and the device ID. To get more detailed information on a PCI device, you can use the following:
    Code:
    lspci -v -s ID
    for AGP devices, you can use lsagp in the same fashion.
If anyone else knows of some good hardware information listing software, pleas post them. Remember, this post is to show how anyone can get basic hardware information with GNU/Linux. Please list your hardware when asking for help in the forums.

How about some real English, and a bit less of the tla-shpeak!!!
Linux life's hard enough already!

JC
 
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Dennis Burge

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Hi Shailendra, Just wanted to see if you could help a real greenie! I went to the i-nex site and selected for download the one for Mint(sylvia). I cant find anythig that gives instruction on how to download. Can you help?
 

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