Re: Retrieve hardware and modules info..
On 10-04-04 17:03:30, Celejar wrote:
On Sun, 04 Apr 2010 15:57:09 -0500
Stan Hoeppner <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Celejar put forth on 4/4/2010 11:53 AM:
> > $ apt-cache show lshw
> > ...
> > Description: information about hardware configuration
> > A small tool to provide detailed information on the hardware
> > configuration of the machine. It can report exact memory
> > configuration, firmware version, mainboard configuration, CPU
> > and speed, cache configuration, bus speed, etc. on DMI-capable
> > systems, on some PowerPC machines (PowerMac G4 is known to work)
> > .
> > Information can be output in plain text, HTML or XML.
> Other than html or xml output, what advantage does lshw have over
> Both programs are reading the same data structures aren't they?
Not a clue - I've just been in the habit of using lshw (although I
don't use it all that often). I'll have to look into dmidecode.
From `man lshw`:
"[lshw] currently supports DMI (x86 and IA-64 only), OpenFirmware
device tree (PowerPC only), PCI/AGP, CPUID (x86), IDE/ATA/ATAPI,
PCMCIA (only tested on x86), SCSI and USB."
FWIW, I just installed testing's lshw , and Firewire is detected on
my Beige G3 Desktop.