Hardware

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Hardware General

To find out which hardware is in front of you, you can use the command hwinfo. For an overview about the options, call

hwinfo --help

Hardware Compatibility List (HCL)

Hardware configuration

Futuristic Hardware

Linux On Laptops, Notebooks, PDAs and Mobile Phones

Processors

Hardware devices

Input devices

Graphics cards

Sound

Disks/Volumes

Hard drives

Removable medium

Networking

Printers

Scanners

Cameras

Hardware Interfaces

Busses

Power Management

Tools/Tips

  • lspci
  • lsusb
  • lsscsi
  • proc - kernel handles about your system status
  • cpuinfo - kernel handle about your CPU type and features
  • hwinfo - get system info about your monitor or mouse type etc.
  • dmidecode - read out your bios, e.g. computer type or support tag
  • lm-sensors - CPU temperature, fan speed etc.
  • kinfocenter - list of your hardware, e.g. usb media
  • top - load of your hardware, top CPU consuming processes
  • ksysguard - comprehensive overview about system load and much more
  • xosview - lean overview about system load, network e.a.
  • vmstat - system load, swapping etc. over a time frame
  • Hotplugging hardware
  • Quieting linux

See also